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ACCENT WALL INSPIRATION :: GIMME COLOR

aqua walls + art // via the design files

With the never-ending sea of white walls in interiors these days, whenever I find space with color – especially color done well – I feel particularly inspired. And it just so happens that Lucy Feagans at The Design Files does this amazingly well every time she host her annual Open House…. The 2013 house featured […]

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  1. kate Zucconi

    I love your choice of colours!
    The first deep turquoise blue is really fresh, and I’m leaning towards your pale grey and blue-grey that looks so good mixed with the warm wood tones!
    As I’ve a whole new house to finalise colour choices on this has been really inspiring!
    Sometimes we need to be bold with colour, used properly or as a backdrop for great art it can be really transformational to a room!
    Thanks,

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MIXING MENSWEAR INTO YOUR HOME

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While I realize that my design aesthetic tends to lean a bit more towards the feminine (hi, have you met me?) I do like to keep my interiors balanced with a few ‘masculine’ touches when I can, and I’m particularly fond of using menswear-inspired home decor in doing so… Plus, winter calls for that cozy […]

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  1. Tanawat

    I was just looking for ideas for my bachelor pad yesterday, and then your post comes today on man’s style rooms! Wow! My favorite bachelor pad so far is from a young designer Megan Stone. http://thrdesignstudio.com/high-rise-home/ You can see how she uses boomboxes on the wall, flashy metal “skulls,” and inspiration from nightclubs for the bar (not the dull, traditional bar of your parents). The above designs are not masculine enough for my Thai tastes.

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  2. Erika

    I love the menswear influence too! It can be so beautiful in anchoring a soft pallet. Thanks for sharing this. Love the blog!!!

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  3. franki

    Oh, oh…am I “feeling” a trend here….I just covered two “easy chairs” with men’s suiting fabric (b/w) and tartan pillows… Have a leather sofa….covering two lumbar pillows with…antique rugs…and… franki

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A HOUSE DIVIDED :: WALLS OF WINDOWS

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If I really think about it, my obsession with walled window dividers in homes began with this kitchen that I’m still pretty in love with. It resumed again with this office. And then, suddenly, it seemed as though this architectural detail was everywhere… And not just reserved for kitchens, by any means. The open window […]

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  1. Kati

    I only knew walled windows from office spaces but I love seeing them in private homes. It just makes every space much bigger and brighter. The only disadvantage, you have to clean up every room and cannot just close the door behind you, leaving the mess inside.

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  2. Nan // Simply Elegant

    Oh my gosh all these spaces are beautiful!! I love the idea of bringing windows indoor. I am not sure that I would want it for my bedroom, but I love the idea having a wall of windows in the kitchen like the first two images.

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  3. Kate Zucconi

    I love this concept!
    The idea of allowing lots of light to flow through a property with internal glass walls is stunning! Apart from the practical issues (i.e., a love of cleaning vast expanses of glass)!
    I think it works particularly well with metal framed windows!

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  4. HRJF

    My husband and I live in a loft with open floor plan. A wall of windows would be perfect way to break up the space and still allow light in….

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GO FOR THE GREEN… SOFA.

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In the beginning of the year, I avoided writing anything about emerald green. I’m still not really into this whole ‘color of the year’ thing. But – if we’re being honest – there’s one area in which I’m completely infatuated with this rich shade… The green sofa. I’ve been collecting images for a while now of these […]

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  1. mhnwrites.com

    Yay for the IKEA versions of things! You really can create that look with that IKEA sofa. I am all about white walls and I think this may have helped me find just the right color sofa to go with it. THanks!

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  2. Dawna Jones

    Definitely the one by Nicole. I adore how it glams up a black and white scheme, while not completely screaming for attention. I’m with you have a big crush on the velvet green sofa!

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    1. STEPHANIE

      Cathy, you’re so right! I just had the West Elm tufted settee you’re speaking of delivered last Saturday, and it is a stunning “Moss” green!! The photo posted above of the W.E. Moss Green settee is way too light and doesn’t do it justice. The way it appears in the catalog is very true to the actual color. Super comfy to lounge on, too ;)

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  3. Rayna

    I’ve had a love affair happening with green sofas for awhile now (long before it was the color of the year.) I just put in an order for a sofa with velvet green upholstery (not as grass green as the images above), and I am excitedly waiting for it to arrive. I think it’s the perfect burst of happy color for the rainy, gloomy Washington days that are coming.

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  4. Kay

    Now you made me dreaming about green velvet sofa :) I love the combination of the green sofa with the pink armchairs symmetrically positioned on the sides and picture collage on the wall. Ahhh, can I move there? Kay xx

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  5. Franki

    Green is a “tough one”…there are so many undertones (blue, yellow, etc) so…until you see it “in person” it’s a tough one. franki

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STYLE THIS :: AGATE LAMP

arteriors black and rose gold agate table lamps

A couple of months ago the editors at Mountain Living asked if I was had time for a little project, and (shockingly) I did – and I’m so glad because I had fun with this one! The assignment was to choose a home accessory that reflected a trend to watch in 2013. After much pondering, […]

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  1. Tiffany

    What a gorgeous lamp! I can see why you chose it, although picking something must have been a challenge! Your styling options are spot on as usual! :) Merry Christmas!

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  2. Franki

    I DO SO LUV the way you think!! That lamp is a stunner!! I’ve got this “copper relationship” going recently…window frames “vintage metallic copper,” doors – four and counting…. Can’t wait to see more!! franki

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