Happy Friday and welcome to the series Why This Works… where I show a designed space and talk about why (I think) it’s perfection. I was browsing my recent new addiction (pinterest) and came across a beautiful living room space that was so worthy of this series!
Happy Friday! Welcome to the series Why This Works… where I highlight a designed space and talk about why (I think) it’s perfection. This dining space was designed by Ashley Putman and was seen in the spring 2010 Lonny Magazine. I love this space so much, that I put it on this blog twice in one week! I love brousing through Lonny’s on line magazine- I always find so much inspiration!
This dining room is so inviting- I could stay in those comfortable wing chairs for hours! I mentioned in a previous post here that I love the color blue! There are so many gorgeous shades to this color, and this particular hue commands attention! This room will stand the test of time, with its traditional and neutral elements. The oversized, gorgeous wing chairs are made more modern with their white slipcovers and fun pillows. These traditional wing chairs are paired with more modern side chairs for an interesting, chic combination. The neutral area rug and traditional baluster leg table works well paired with the modern sideboard and chic, playful gallery wall. All of the white in the space pops even more paired with a dramatic shade of blue on the walls. The casual feel of the chadelier and fresh hydrangeas make the space feel warm and welcoming. For me, this space works!
Happy Friday!! It’s time for the series Why This Works… where I show a designed space and talk about why (I think) it’s perfection! This amazing living room space was seen in Cottage Living. I have held onto this image for so long, because there are so many fun elements that I love in this space.
And congratulations to the winner of the Olive Leaf Stencils Giveaway! I selected a winner through random.org and the winner is…
Lucky #1!! (How often does that happen?) Congratulations Anne from her wonderful blog, Hello Newman’s. I will be in contact with you today!! Anne said:
oh so fun! I just checked out her site – and don’t know how I would chose just one if I were to win. Some of the modern and damask patterns are so fun – I could totally see one of those on the wall behind bed in master bedroom! 🙂
When you choose a stencil, please send the after pictures, and I’ll post them up on the blog!
Happy Friday! It is time for the series Why This Works… where I highlight a designed space and talk about why I think it’s perfection. Today, I am showing you the living room of one of my favorite design bloggers. (I am sure you already read her blog!) Her blog is a daily read for me- Kirsten of 6th Street Design School. I love her stylish approach to design and all of the wonderful etsy sources she introduces. In a guest post she wrote here, she talked about how her style has evolved and her home is now a true reflection of her design style- I love that! That thought really stuck with me, because I think it’s so important to be able to put your own stamp on your space and include your personality and personal style into your home! And she has done that so well.
Happy Friday! Welcome to the series Why This Works… where I show a beautifully designed space and talk about why I think it’s perfection. Today, I am happy to show a gorgeous space from a fellow design blogger. Shelli from a la mode writes one of my favorite blogs and has great design taste! Today, I will share some images of her beautiful guest bedroom. (I couldn’t choose just one image because there are so many pretty spaces in this room!)
This room is stunning and works in so many ways. The light, serene color palette is a great way to style a bedroom and feel relaxed. The neutral color scheme works so well paired with the texture in the drapery and beautiful driftwood sculpture. (The sculpture was a Home goods find- I think I might make a trip there this weekend!) The rustic, coastal inspired driftwood is a great compliment to the elegant bedding and other accessories in the space. The drapery looks elegant slightly puddled on the floor, and works so well paired next to the french inspired settee. The hint of gold in the seating and accessories gives a formal touch and works great paired with the casual driftwood and whimsical bird vase. I love this space, and I’m sure her guests do too! To check out more of Shelli’s amazing home tour, go here.
Thanks to Shelli, for sharing her guest room with us today!!
Happy Friday! Welcome to the series, Why This Works… where I show a designed space and discuss why (I think) it’s perfection. Today’s room is a gorgeous room living designed by Patrick Wade and featured in House Beautiful. I could see myself relaxing in this space, as it is casual, comfortable and very chic.
Happy Friday! I am back with the series, Why This Works… where I highlight a designed space and talk about why (I think) it’s perfection. Today, I have foyers on the brain! We plan to add wallpaper to our foyer this summer, and I am so excited for the transformation it will bring! So today, I thought I would show some inspiring foyer spaces that demand attention!
Happy Friday! I’m back with the series Why This Works… where I find a designed space and describe why (I think) it’s perfection. This week, the room of choice is a serene, chic dining space. The slightly monochromatic color scheme works well with the abundance of texture in the space. Enjoy!
Happy Friday! It’s time for the series Why This Works… where I find a designed space and describe why (I think) it’s perfection. Maybe the room feels like a relaxing getaway; maybe the colors are fun and unique, or maybe the room just makes my jaw drop when I see it! And today’s space (in my eyes) works in so many ways! The gorgeous room for today comes from the inspiring Rue magazine.
There are so many reasons why I love this space! I could see myself on either comfortable sofa, lingering for hours with a good magazine or watching a great episode on HGTV. The space feels so warm and inviting, traditional and modern. The two sofas work nicely together, adding a traditional and modern touch to the space. I love, love, love the soft blue/gray on the window wall with the subtle pops of color in the accessories. The rustic wood floors goes well with the beautiful chandelier, combining simplicity with elegance. I love the simple, rustic feel of the logs in the fireplace with the ornate and elegant mirror above the mantle. The rustic A- shaped ladder made me smile, because it reminds me of my mom’s ladder here from her master bath. At one time, my mom had her ladder in the family room, with blankets and quilts on display. To me, this room is simple, refined, casual, elegant, traditional, rustic and a touch of modern. (All of the elements which I love!)
What elements do you like best in this space?
I’m back for take 2 of the new series, Why This Works… where I highlight a space and talk about why (I think) it’s perfection! In the May/June issue of Lonny, interior designer Caroline Robert showed us a gorgeous dining space where I would love to spend many hours, lingering and dining with friends and family. It’s her own dining room which she shares with her husband and children in New Orleans.
There are so many elements I love about this room. Since Caroline and her children enjoy painting together, she chose durable, colorful chair cushions to accompany the beautiful lucite chairs. She paired the modern seating with a very sturdy, traditional wood table. The rustic floor layed out in a herringbone pattern, works so well against the elegant silk drapery. The natural grass cloth walls adds interesting texture to the space in a subtle way. And the show stopper in the room is the over sized, gorgeous antique chandelier, which adds a sense of grandeur to the space. And fresh flower are always a great touch! To check out the rest of Caroline’s gorgeous New Orleans home, visit the new issue of Lonny here.