Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Colorstory: Coral

I love how coral feels so fresh and chic without being too girly pink...


(Photos courtesy of Elle Decor, Martha Stewart Living, Coastal Living, and other design blogs)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I heart chocolate

I've recently been drawn to chocolate brown on walls because of the richness it evokes. You can also put anything with it and it translates in any style.



(Pictures courtesy of Coastal Living, Canadian House and Home, and Martha Stewart Living)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Natural interiors

Since I am newly married and a new home owner, my husband and I are currently in the process of designing our own home! Luckily we don't have to do too much remodeling, so we can spend some time on the decor right off the bat. We are going for what we like to call an "earthy modern" look. We are keeping the walls neutral for the most part out of respect to future buyers. Here are some pictures that have inspired us for the downstairs Living area.


Friday, September 25, 2009

It takes two

One of our clients has a bedroom with a pair of double beds. I happened to find a really cool inspiration picture for unique ways to treat the beds, so the inspiration for this post is lovely bedrooms with a pair of beds. There are some great possibilities out there!

What is creative about this is that they took the fabric up the wall and formed mini canopies. It frames the bed and draws your eye up and through the space.

I wonder if these beds swing or if they are anchored some how? Very cool idea for a beach house.

These are some cool beds frames!
I love everything about this room- especially the hot pink.

I love how all the different patterns work together here. What helps ground the business are the solid colored headboards.

I love the pop of turquoise against the black and white and the pattern/texture of the bedspreads. 

(Pictures courtesy of Desire to Inspire, Elements of Style, Coastal Living, and Elle Decor)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Let's take this outside!

As fall get's closer in Austin, the cool weather is making me excited about getting outdoors! Yes, that sounds weird to most, but Texas summers are pretty brutal. This means there's not much hanging out outside unless you around or in water. Also, cool weather in Austin means 70's, so it's perfect temps to be outside! Thus the inspiration for today's post- outdoor spaces! Already makes me want to just hang out and relax...

I like unusual but awesome coffee table/flower pot!

The orange cushions are a great contrast to the brown fence behind.
Love the vertical element that the trees add in front of the pattern of the fence.


Bold and beautiful- I like how this one is styled to have the rug off center
and leading to the seating arrangement.

I am a fan and owner of Bali-esque furniture, especially outdoors!

This feels like an artist's paradise

love the natural elements of wood with green plants-
very warm and inviting. Transform at night with twinkling lights strung to fence and candles on table.

I love the fuschia cushions next to the green a brown. Very earthy, but chic!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pictures added to Mid Century hutch post!

Check out the "Ode to Danish Modern China Cabinets" for pictures! If you'd rather not look at the original post, here is the main feature.

My beautiful hutch photographed by my wonderful husband!

Colorstory: Yellow

I know every other design blog has already posted pictures of rooms with yellow in them, but I want to post them too! I never would have thought I liked yellow until I looked at pictures of rooms with yellow accents. There is something about yellow that just feels fresh and cheery- like you could instantly be put in a good mood. I especially love yellow when it's bolder in color and in a more transitional or modern interior. I am not crazy about yellow as much in a traditional interior because it's usually more muted and does not evoke a "fun" feeling in me like the rooms that are more hip.

A fine example of what painting chairs a bold color can
do for a space. Note: they have made this work by putting in
other splashes of yellow in the window treatment and accessories.

I love the combination of yellow with gray.
I also love the grouping of pictures behind the bed
with coordinating graphic prints! This grouping is more unique
because of the number and size of the frames. The subject of the pictures could be taken from fabric, wallcoverings, or another source.

Room with a neutral base and pops of yellow

An example of how painting an antique piece can
modernize and give a more personal appeal to a standard piece
of furniture. Another idea that I am loving is wallpapering the back
of these kinds of cabinets to add another color/texture and to make
display items pop!

Love the contrast of the yellow vases against the wood chest!

A more earthy shade of yellow, but still just as yummy.
I like the way they decided to treat the windows.

Like the bold pops of yellow in the curtains and sofa paired
with white and chocolate brown. The pattern in the rug provides
a perfect grounding element to the space and adds texture to all
the solid colors.

An example of bold color in accessories.

(Pictures from Martha Stewart Living and other awesome blogs I failed to remember)