Entries in style boards (45)

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.

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

Monday
Sep082014

OKL Inspired

I try to keep my OKL shop fairly well curated- a good mix of decor and furniture for many different styles. However, sometimes I think it can be challenging to figure out just how to style vintage pieces and mix them in with your existing decor. This challenge is even more magnified when you're pulling a room together from scratch.

I thought it'd be a fun exercise to share with you some of my current favorite pieces that are live in my shop and how I'd style them.

First up is this {Asian style ming settee}... 

chairs // coffee table // art // side table // rug // floor lamp // table lamp // floral pillow // leather pillow // green pillow

To me this piece is really special, because more commonly, you'll see a pair of Ming style chairs instead of this larger settee. I think it would be perfect in a formal setting like above, but could work at the foot of a bed too. This piece has the loveliest peach silk upholstered seat, and I think it'd be dynamite with a dark, hunter green wall. 

While a decidedly more relaxed vibe, this {rattan sofa} and {pair of tortoise side tables} are just as statement-making in my opinion...

stools // rug // cushion fabric // pillows // sconce // table lamp // green abstract art // ice cream art

I think the key to having this room feel so liveable is the mix of textures. For the most part, the palette is fairly neutral, and could certainly be mixed up seasonally!

Another cozy sitting nook, I'm in love with the idea that this {Indonesian table set} and super traditional {Gilt Federal Style Mirror} could exist together...

sofa // table lamp // floor lamp // wall shelf // picasso art // oranges art // blue pillow // tiger pillow // rug 

To me, this table set is so versatile. Here I've used the "coffee table" as a side table and the two side tables pushed together as a coffee table. Pull the tables apart- use one as a plant stand- the possibilities are endless! This mirror is a true find too- it's hand carved, which is super rare for Federal mirrors these days, and has a new piece of beveled glass- which makes it super usable.

Lastly, how about using our {Gilt Tortoise Mirror} with our {Ming Chest} in the entryway... 

Flush mount fixture // sconce // art // hand chair // umbrella stand // rug 

Sure, this take is decidedly girly, but again, these pieces themselves are so versatile. They work wonderfully in an entry, but picture them at the end of a hallway or that weird corner nook of "unusable" space, etc. If you're unsure about Asian, this Ming chest is a great piece to get your feet wet. The finish is unbelievable on it- almost looks like marble from afar. And of course you can never go wrong with a little faux bamboo!

Keep checking back to the OKL shop for more inspiration, and if you like me sharing with you how I'd style my pieces, let me know and I'll make this a regular series here on the blog! xx 

 

Tuesday
Jul292014

Edgy Cool Prep

Since Hunters Alley is no more {sad face}, I've been poking around Etsy much more recently to get my affordable find fix. Which reminds me, you should check out my shop @here for a nice mix of interesting things {shameless plug}. Anyway, I spied these pillows the other day and fell in love... 

The mix of the black leather with the fabric is unreal. Certainly edgy and cool, but could you imagine if you threw some prep into the mix for good measure? I think these beauties would feel right at home in a room like this...

The touches of black help to ground the softer, preppier blues. Cool shapes and natural materials keep the room feeling modern. Perfection. 

Sunday
Jul062014

Behind the Persimmon Door

You can peep the entry...but I imagine the living room looks a little something like this...