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IN THE DETAILS :: ORGANIC WOOD ACCENTS

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I don’t know if many of you follow my friend & blogger, Justina Blakeney, but this inspirational gal has just released a stunning, colorful new book called The New Bohemians profiling the lives and homes of fellow boho spirits, and I’m thrilled to bring you a peek at what’s inside today! While there are many design elements throughout the book that […]

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  1. Emily Katz

    So excited that you love the images from the book of our home! We made those driftwood lights ourselves.
    Justina sure captured the best parts of our home.

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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: WHITE + WORLDLY

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You know how I love me some fresh white walls, warm, natural materials, and a curated, global vibe… So you know that I loved this room from the second I saw it! It’s a great example of mixing woods and wovens in different textures, and also a great layout for an open floor plan or […]

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  1. Michelle

    Hi, Cassandra, love your blog! It is always the first one I check everyday. You mentioned in your post that this particular room reminded you of your loft space. I was thinking that in your current dining room (which you are redecorating) that you could get inspiration from this space as well. You said in an earlier post that you weren’t sure if you will keep the wood table or switch it out for the marble-topped one.I instantly thought that you could paint your wood table’s legs white like the one in the photo to lighten up the space a bit.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Nice idea Michelle! I hadn’t thought of that, and I’m not sure my boyfriend would go for it since it’s his table… but worth being an option! We’ve also discussed putting a marble top on the current table, but the problem is that he really loves the texture of the top, so that’s out. I’d almost rather take the top of his and put it on an industrial base that’s powdercoated white. Could be a cool mix!

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE :: WEEK 3!

coco kelley dining room with blue walls rustic table and tulips

There’s always that lull when designing a room that’s the ‘sit and wait’ period. And my friends, we have entered it. In the past few weeks orders have been placed, and now I’m just waiting for everything to arrive! The roman shades, the chandelier, the new console (marble!) and some other surprises… west elm chandelier […]

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  1. Jana

    I’m SO in love with your art choice & I’ve always been obsessed with those SL stools. I’m a huge fan of dash & albert rugs, when I’ve used the diamond pattern it almost has a sheen to it which I think is so pretty, since you have stripes on the chairs I love the idea of the graphic diamond pattern! The space is coming together beautifully!

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  2. Garrett

    I own rug #2 in the smallest size, and use it as a bathmat. I love it for how I use it, but don’t think that you’ll like the thickness of the yarns in a dining room. It just feels REALLY casual, and I imagine scooting chairs across it would be a pain. I would advise against this choice, even though I do like the product.

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  3. Molly Bridget

    Hi there!

    I am not against getting a deep clean on the original rug you had. The rich pink with the sea blue would be a beautiful, unexpected combination. Give it less of a nautical feel.
    My sister has a dining room with that exact look and it is stunning. May have to send pics your way for inspiration!

    -mbm

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  4. sherry hart

    I have used the D&A rugs many times….the other commenter is right that they are thick and do tend to stretch and wrinkle. If you do get one make sure to get a really good pad. I am partial to the OKL rug but then I did not hate your original one!

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  5. Always Rad

    Love the ‘coming soon’ mood board! It all works beautifully together! ANd though all the options you put up for the rug are great, we think number 4 would look beautiful with your design!

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  6. Ricci Moore

    I followed your link for the Serena & Lily stools. Were they actually $800.00 each? I did not see a sale nor pink.

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  7. Kristen @ The Modage Cottage

    I love how things are turning out – and I’m so glad you managed to sneak in a little marble! I think the art is a beautiful piece. The pink touches really soften the room and those stools will really bring out the color and soften the room up even more. The framing of the art really makes it the focal point though – I’m so glad you went with a beautiful wood rather than a standard black! As for the rug, I initially thought #4 would work best, but the more I think about it, the more I’m kind of leaning towards #3, surprisingly. It’s simple, neutral, but still offers a little more, I don’t know…oomph without taking away from anything else. Add a few quirky accessories and some greenery and the room could go a cool boho glam. Looking forward to next week’s updates!

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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 4.9

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Today the sun is shining like it’s spring, and in honor of that little fact, this week my favorite room is an outdoor patio space full of insanely gorgeous texture. This ‘room’ belongs to Annemette Beck, an amazing textile designer (hence the gorgeous wall hanging). She is one of the few artists and designers commissioned by the […]

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  1. Diane

    This storage unit of threads and fibers is making me drool. OMG can you imagine the goodness you could make with all that? The officce space is nice and airy, I could see getting a lot done int hat room. very inspiring. Also adore the wall hanging in the first pic ;)

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  2. franki

    I, for one, am so pleased that I’m seeing “IDEAS” for using color…truly so tired of everything white…looking forward to your grey expressions!! franki

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  3. ~abi~

    wait, is nobody gonna mention the fox carcass on the table?? haha. is that what it is? but really, gorgeous inspiration here! i love how you have been finding such unique spaces that i am not seeing everywhere else.

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE :: WEEK 2!

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I always remind clients how a single coat of paint can do wonders for a room, but I have to say that I’m still a bit shocked at the transformative powers that took place in our dining room last week with the addition of a little blue… Oh, and some new chairs too! In case you […]

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  1. Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus

    Love the new chairs and the paint color! You had MUCH better luck that I did with the paint and primer in one (I’m on my 4th coat!!). Love the idea of the large photograph and the general direction that you are going. Not sold on the rug, but maybe when you get more in there?

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  2. Heather B.

    have you thought about a cowhide?? looking back at the week 1 challenge post, I think a light brindle would be perfect in that room, especially if you keep the wood table! maybe not with the marble though… decisions, descision! I actually got a cowhide for our kitchen from Sunland Home Decor and can’t recommend them enough – free shipping and returns and more than half the price you’ll see anywhere else. this was the listing I chose from: http://www.sunlandhomedecor.com/322110-p-lghides.html
    can’t wait to see more!

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  3. Brittany // white dog vintage

    Love the blue!!! I think Prussian Cadet was the best choice, so glad to see democracy working out in your dining room. :) Those chairs are amazing. The little touch of black and white is so special. This is coming together wonderfully! I think the rug is fab, and even though it didn’t initially register as southwestern to me, I think the rustic vibe is working for you. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the art!

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  4. franki

    Now…That’s a Transformation!! Really love what you’ve done…so far…it really is ALL ABOUT the huge art…my mantra!! The family photos…for me, they are “all in the hall.” I enjoy them every time I walk past…and they aren’t in your “regulars” face ALL the time (like Face Book family photos…every day!) franki

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  5. Michaela @ The Lodge on Haydon

    Love the paint, the chairs, and that big art! So nice! I think the rug will become more cohesive as you start to tie the room together. It feels slightly out of place at the moment, but what do I know! : ) I also put family pictures up everywhere in the house. The dining room is a space where family and friends gather so it seems to me photos of family are a perfect fit. I can’t wait to see more next week!

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  6. Kristen

    The chairs are fabulous. They provide the space with the perfect amount of texture and give the table a little more punch (I’m with you on the marble – you know you’re in love when you make that kind of compromise!). Although, staring at that wood grain against the blue makes me think more and more that you made the right choice. With that said, I’m not the biggest fan of the rug in that particular room. The rug itself is beautiful, but I actually think it detracts from what should be the focal point – that amazing wood grain and texture. And rather than make that wood grain pop against the blue, it kind of muddies everything up? Depending on the art, I would go with a super light, neutral rug, or a brightly patterned kilim-type rug. But the room is really coming together and I can’t wait to see the final outcome – you have great taste so I have no doubt it will look fantastic!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Good point Kristen! I guess I hadn’t thought about what the focal point was – although I’m actually thinking now that it will be the art, and the rug is drawing the attention at the moment! Thanks for the input!!

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  7. liz

    I’m not sure what vibe you’re going for, but I think a bold red turkish kilim rug with accents of beige and blue would look amazing. Especially if you add in a more modern large scale art piece. If you want to go glam a funky brass chandelier would be pretty, or if you wanted to go for a more earthy comfortable feel a wood chandelier might be nice.

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  8. liz

    I’m not sure what vibe you’re going for, but I think a bold red turkish kilim rug with accents of beige and blue would look amazing. Especially if you add in a more modern large scale art piece. If you want to go glam a funky brass chandelier would be pretty, or if you wanted to go for a more earthy comfortable feel a wood chandelier might be nice.

    Also, to break up the wood you could re-stain the table top an ebony color which would bring out the stripe in the chairs or add a thin cushion to the bench.

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  9. liz

    Also, to break up the wood you could re-stain the table top an ebony color which would bring out the stripe in the chairs or add a thin cushion to the bench.

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  10. Jana

    Wow, it’s already a new space! Love the chairs and rug! I agree, I like keeping family photos in other spaces. Can’t wait to see your art picks!

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  11. Deb

    Not loving the rug but am loving those chairs! I might select a rug with more of a navajo feel or even a persian to visually support the heaviness of that glorious table and introduce some complementing colors. Excited to see the finished project.

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  12. Kourtney

    Gorgeous chairs and the wall colour is so lovely. The carpet is fab but with the blue walls and the woven chairs it’s starting to look like you’re taking a beachy holiday in the room. Some glam could counter that but for now I’d say it’s starting to look coastal and breezy. As for family photos – we’ve got a gallery in our hallway and then in our basement where we spend our time as a family. Some lovely black and whites could make the family photos more artsy.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      Good idea on the black & whites! That might be a nice way to incorporate a few into the room. I’m so indecisive on the art right now! Thanks for the feedback too. I didn’t really see it as beachy, but now that you say that I feel like you’re kinda right!

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  13. Lilly

    I love the color! Does the low VOC paint not come in flat finish? The shiny finish draws too much attention to the texture in the walls, a flat finish would look amazing! As per my Instagram comment I don’t love the rug. Can’t wait to see it all come together!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      This is the eggshell finish – we wanted to have a little sheen as the room is normally pretty dark, actually! We do live in Seattle after all – I happened to shoot it on a sunny day with the windows wide open so you guys could get the best sense of the true color! I don’t mind the little bit of sheen at all.

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  14. Melissa George

    That paint color magically makes the table look SO much more modern – win! I’m meh on the rug in that space. Love the rug, love the rest of the room, not fully on board with everything together. But art and accessories could make it all work!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      I love the tones of the rug with the space, actually because it’s a little unpredictable, but I do think the pattern might be a bit much. We’re definitely looking at other options!

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