Being that the grey has settled in around here, I’ve been in nesting mode lately. Piling on pillows and blankets around the house, and swapping out some more of the cheery spring and summer palette for neutrals. But the second, I saw this moody, dark and cozy space, I was instantly re-inspired to bring back a little color… in shades of pink!

Multiple layers of fuschia and blue in all different patterns abound in this room. To keep things from feeling too heavy, lighter woods and walls are mixed in.

The magic to these rooms is keeping with natural and mood lighting, along with painted walls. If you were to change either, the overall feel would shift drastically. The second necessary piece is obviously the layering of a consistent palette of blues, pinks and browns. I’ve been quite obsessed with fuchsias in particular lately, so its no wonder that this space is calling my name.

You’ll also notice that many of the wood, trim and even walls are in a putty tone – an important aspect to keeping some calm in these spaces and it compliments the shades of brown nicely too.

To get the look for your own home, start with the  bigger pieces, and then layer layer layer! I’d begin with a blue and white rug, and a few furniture pieces upholstered in browns (patterened or solid!). Then add in some accents in pinks and blues (like the chair and the stool) and finally, top with loads of pillows! I think keeping some worldly influences is part of the style as well, so be sure to mix in pieces from different cultures.

*shop: 1. mirror // 2. chandelier // 3. chair // 4. fuchsia + brown pillow // 5. fuchsia + cream pillow // 6. blanket // 7. pedestal table // 8. bench // 9. stool // 10. rug

*interior design by bilhuber & associates



  1. Blair Kawa

    I never get to read your posts any more because the new web format causes the images to overlap the text. Just thought you might want to know and see if your web developer can iron out that kink…. miss the smooth and visible posts of the old site. Cheers!


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Cassandra LaValle is the founder and editor-in-chief of coco+kelley where she explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, she consults clients across the globe on styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle.

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