Category Archives: neutrals

HOUSE TOUR :: MALENE BIRGER’S MAJORCA HOME

malene-birgers-mallorca-retreat-11

Design dilemmas abound in my new house, but the biggest one might be the challenge I posted on my instagram yesterday – the Spanish tiles that line our entire basement floor. I knew even before I moved in that the trick to making them work would be going with a bright black and white palette […]

10 responses on “HOUSE TOUR :: MALENE BIRGER’S MAJORCA HOME

  1. Kevin | Thou Swell

    I think with the right mix of colors, the tiles will work great! My grandparents beach house actually had those tiles (without the cream mix) and they looked a bit dated until they redecorated with a beautiful teal and blue palette (I actually posted some photos of their space here: http://www.thouswell.co/pool-blue-white-at-the-beach/ ). A neutral ground and some strong blacks are definitely key to pairing with the strong clay tile color. Can’t wait to see what you do with the space – I think sometimes design challenges like these really bring out the creativity!

    Reply
  2. Peggi

    After living for years in AZ, I came to view saltillo tile as the wood floor of the southwest- just a warm neutral. I kind of like it! That blue sponge paint, on the other hand…

    Reply
  3. Pingback: White and black flash Scandinavian kitchen | Kitchen Building

  4. Deb

    This is such a relaxing and inviting look I think I would stick with the tiles and try to duplicate the feel of this home. Ripping out old tile is so messy and painting them could look well….like you painted tile. I say embrace the look and see what happens.

    Reply
  5. Stefanos

    When I look at pictures that look so elegant and beautiful, I just cannot open my mouth and say literally anything lol!

    Maybe one line could cover me more or less: unimaginably, mesmerizingly beautiful!

    Reply
  6. The Office Stylist

    I totally understand what you’re feeling right now. There are a few parts of my house that I’m not too fond of either. I think it’s a great idea to work with the tile and add in elements that work well together. So many possibilities!

    Reply
  7. ~abi~

    i would vote for you to keep the tiles! i think it would be more interesting to see how you style the room and make it all look good, than ripping it out and redoing. :)

    Reply
  8. Carrie

    i never chime in but had to here, I vote keep the tiles. Will look so diff with updated light bright paint. And you could even consider doing a bit of a white wash paint in different degrees on various tiles to get a look similar to that in this home while working with and enjoying some of the original look of the existing tile.

    Reply

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


ONE ROOM INSPIRATION :: FRESH COTTAGE STYLE

fresh cottage style by stephen shubel via coco kelley_2

When I moved into my loft, I didn’t want to let the style of the home dictate too much of what the interior would look like… but it’s hard not to let that happen with brick walls and an open floor plan. So, now that I’m about to have a whole house to decorate, I’m revisiting some of […]

4 responses on “ONE ROOM INSPIRATION :: FRESH COTTAGE STYLE

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


ROOM OF THE WEEK 1.14

tamara-kaye-honey-living-attic-bathroom

I have a new obsession you guys. ATTICS. Remodeled attics to be exact. See, the home I’m moving into with my boyfriend has one that is completely unfinished… and ripe for dreaming! Someday (if all goes well and I still live there in another year), we’d love to renovate it and make it our master […]

12 responses on “ROOM OF THE WEEK 1.14

  1. Pam WhimsicalVintage

    Love everything about this space! To me, attics are a decorator’s dream…they have great light, wonderful angles and a coziness you just can’t find in any other room!
    All the best in your new home:)

    Reply
  2. franki

    GREAT photos!! Hmmm…two days in a row I can’t “get in” to your blog from “bloglovin” and do the “back entrance” through Google…hmmm. franki

    Reply
  3. Kevin | Thou Swell

    I absolutely LOVE an attic bathroom! I’ve got a friend in SF who’s bathtub in smack-dab in the middle of her attic bedroom and it’s fantastic (even has a skylight above it). Definitely a dreamy space :)

    Reply
  4. clayton gray home

    What great ideas for attic! We have similar attic that I’ve dreamed of doing something with. This certainly gives me something to think about. The white and gold combo are perfect for smaller spaces with angles . Love!!

    Reply

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


ROOM OF THE WEEK 4.10

Since moving into my loft, I’ve been consuming inspiration for open plan living like crazy. It’s such a different form of decorating. Granted, my little urban oasis is nowhere close to being as grand as this converted barn in Malibu belonging to cinematographer Darius Wolski and his wife Rebecca – who happens to be a […]

9 responses on “ROOM OF THE WEEK 4.10

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


ROOM OF THE WEEK 4.3

With so much brick in my new place, I’ve inevitably stumbled black into my comfort zone of a very black and white palette in planning the decor, so this dining room by Brooke Harris had me at hello… The key to this look (for me, anyways) is the addition of wood, plants, and inviting textures […]

13 responses on “ROOM OF THE WEEK 4.3

    1. Wes

      I think that’s the Robert Abbey “Bling” pendant light and it comes in three sizes – you can find it on ylighting.com, I tried to copy the link but it was huge

      Reply
  1. Blair Harris

    Wow, thank you everyone! You’re too sweet. And we love Jessica Helgerson’s work—what a compliment! You can see more on our site, or on insta @blairharrisnyc.

    Reply

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>