Monday
Nov172014

Behind the Sunshine Yellow Door

This picture made me smile today as I was running around like crazy trying to tackly my to do "list"...the word "list" is a joke these days because it's never ending  and I feel like I can never fully check anything off completely...anyway...

Looks like it's probably a little shop of some type...but if it were my front door, my living room would look a little something like this...

A healthy mix of Southwestern desert, Midcentury vibes and European sensibility. A winning combo if I do say so myself. Remember to breathe in and out today, OK.

Sunday
Nov022014

Creamy White Shiplap 

I think everyone is haunted by the wood "paneling" of the 70's and 80's, however, a creamy white shiplap is feeling fresh to me as of late...

I think it makes a beautiful accent in almost any room. Under a chair rail or covering a whole wall, it's all about added texture. Layer it up with a collection of eclectic art or keep things minimal with a couple of hardwired sconces. Shiplap is looking pretty good to me.

Thursday
Oct092014

Orchid Velvet For The Win

I'm seriously smitten with Caitlin Wilson's Tessa Sofa in Berry Velvet...What a beautiful hue to come home to : ) If I were to style it, I'd balance the overt cuteness with a little Midcentury masculine, a healthy dose of vintage brass, and cool collected art. Something like this...

Sofa // Cabinet // Nesting Tables // Coffee Table // Chair // Moroccan Pouf // Art

Thursday
Oct022014

Behind the Iciest of Blue Doors

A pale, cool blue is not something I'm naturally drawn to, but I love the subtleness of this door against a crisp cream exterior...

Loving the mixed brass and chrome elements here, I picture a toned down space with amped up style...

Tuesday
Sep302014

Pink: The Bold Person's Neutral 

I've always sort of unofficially abided by the notion that larger upholstered pieces should be more on the neutral side and one should use pillows and throws to add color and texture. However, if you're a bold person like myself, do you ever really follow the rules?

I love pink and always have. Shouldn't I dress up my sofa in it...

I can still use pillows and throws to tone it down, or accentuate it. I think a set of upholstered chairs would be nice too...

Or even a more understated statement on a pair of stools or coffee table...

The truth is, I'd rather make a statement then follow the rules. In 10 years I might feel differently, but today I'll choose pink.