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WELL RED

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Oh, red. It’s such a fabulously hard color to work with. The perfect red lip? Evasive. The perfect red dress? A challenge. But the perfect red paint? That may trump all. But, when it’s done right and all lacquered up… my, how good it is! Unfortunately I don’t have the guts to put this practice […]

6 responses on “WELL RED

  1. Erica Cook

    I love red, and the examples you’ve included make my heart skip a beat….I do have a giant red apple in my kitchen. But, aside from that I can never seem to commit to anything bigger than a throw cushion, books, etc. This post makes me want glossy red shelves or a secretary/console. Excuse me now while I go see what I can paint .

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  2. nikki w

    Very tough color to work in, and I’ve had to do several rooms with a splash of red. Great photos here. Especially love that red dining table and the red trimmed pocket doors – genius.

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*sigh*…

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If this isn’t perfect in every way, I’m not sure what is. Dog included please. *via apartment therapy

25 responses on “*sigh*…

  1. Anonymous

    That is a vacation for the eyes! I literally sighed when the picture came up. Though a little coffee would be nice now that I feel kind nap-ish. Sigh.

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  2. Anonymous

    We just were interviewed by the local dog rescue. We're adopting a dog. It went well. Maybe my future pictures will include the dog!

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  3. Anonymous

    I was just telling Nate how much I love shades of whites and cream with small pops of color! This is lovely ;)

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  4. Anonymous

    Oh my gosh I love this so much. All that white and tan and then BAM some bright blue and red. Love the doggy too.

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The Modern Beach House

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I discovered the work of architecture group Piet Boon via Purple Area (always so full of inspiration!) and loved this interior from one of their modern beach houses…Of course, the use of green always makes this girl happy, but I really love the use of raw, natural materials and the simplicity of these rooms. The […]

17 responses on “The Modern Beach House

  1. Anonymous

    Usually beach houses have such feminine tones, but this one just screams "a man lives here, too!" in a really great way.

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  2. Anonymous

    How chic is this shack! Beach House, you've got to be kidding, it would look fabulous in any place. LOVE it.

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  3. Anonymous

    This is how I want my place to look when I give it all up and move permanently down to Playa del Carmen, Mexico! ;)

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  4. Anonymous

    I want that netting! I am thinking of making one for my own bedroom from 3 sari panels in black and maroon. LOOOVE IT!

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  5. Anonymous

    It's a really beautiful tastefully decorated space. Love the bedroom – the red & white coverlet is gorgeous.

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Musical Rooms

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Had such a lovely long weekend in Montana (minus the horrible traffic on the way home last night), where I got to meet the boy’s family for the first time. One of the many things I learned? Their current home was designed around the piano room, which reminded me of these two spaces I’ve been […]

14 responses on “Musical Rooms

  1. Anonymous

    the first living room is… perfection!

    neither my husband or i play the piano – perhaps we’ll make the little one on the way learn so we too can enjoy the musical benefits.

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  2. Anonymous

    The house we live in was remodeled over seven times by the previous family. The neighbors claimed that for every child they brought through the door, another bedroom was constructed. The kids grew and piano classes followed. The single door became double, and it too was welcomed with it’s own room! No the facade of this house is so flat; every inch was expanded out to keep up the the expectations of that growing clan.

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  3. Anonymous

    So gorgeous.

    Hope you had fun here in Montana! You got here just when everything got green and pretty.

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  4. Anonymous

    Oh My Goodness. I only like it when people actually use their piano. I have so many clients that have huge pianos and no real place in their house to put them an no one even plays it! It drives me nuts. Usually it makes me crazy because they are always trying to squeeze it in an odd corner.

    The second image in dreamy though!

    xoxo

    Rebecca June

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  5. Anonymous

    it certainly doesn’t make sense to try and squeeze a piano into a room if nobody is going to play it!! goodness is right! they’re not just pretty to look at, after all ;)

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  6. Anonymous

    I 100% want a baby grand piano in my future house …100%!!!! …love both of these living spaces.

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  7. Anonymous

    Oh, so glad that you had a good weekend! I do love the lines it adds to these room and I love how they mimicked the shape of the piano with the coffee table in the first room.

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  8. Anonymous

    My grandmother was a concert pianist, and we inherited her Steinway grand piano. Not only is it gorgeous, but I will always remember being a little girl and sitting next to her as she played. Pianos breathe life into a room. My mom tops our piano with silver-framed family portraits. And she needlepointed the bench cover… so, that’s what we do. :)

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  9. Anonymous

    i love that paulette :) so sweet! topping them with family photos seems perfect, especially in your case. thank you for sharing!

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  10. Anonymous

    Much nicer to configure a room around a musical instrument than say a television set. That first living room is simply gorgeous.

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  11. Anonymous

    I have enjoyed all the comments above – we don’t have any vintage or antique instruments in our home, but we do have a piano that has been with us since I was 8, and begun my lessons with Royal Conservatory. There’s something so magical about being able to create music, emotion, and feeling, simply by using one’s fingers. I still enjoy playing the piano from time to time, particularly when I have a great deal to do, or am very happy or sad. It takes my mind off of whatever is preoccupying my thoughts and lets me relax, if only for a few minutes. There’s something to be said for our connection to music~

    Also, I have a true love for all white pianos…

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  12. Anonymous

    These are a great inspiration. My only problem is that I have an upright and seldom see well done rooms with them as a feature-or at least incoporated well.

    Do you think you could help a girl out? Send a little inspiration my way?

    Thanks again for the inspiring and very lovely music rooms.

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Grey + Stripes = Perfection (Part II)

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I’ve got a thing for grey stripes this spring (see previous post here!), which is why these rooms are callin’ my name… They can be soft and sweet like the stripes on the bedding in the all white bedroom nook (via esseegee) or bold (but not too loud!) like this wall featured in Domino. If […]

15 responses on “Grey + Stripes = Perfection (Part II)

  1. Anonymous

    I want to find some upholstery fabric that is chunky grey and white stripes. If you find some, let me know! I know Eddie Ross has a tutorial on making some… but I want it to recover a sofa, so I would like it to be really durable. These pictures fan my flame! Love them!

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  2. Anonymous

    That’s such a great point! I love stripes in clothing and accents, but I’ve always found a wall of stripes overwhelming. Not so with the grey stripes! I love that Domino wall!

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  3. Anonymous

    fun, the curtains I’m getting made for my bedroom windows are striped. Do you think upholstering my headboard with the same fabric might be too much (the fabric is a neutral linen and the stripes are tiny).

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  4. Anonymous

    less is more: i will dig up some ideas if i can!

    fancy: i don’t think it would be too much at all! while i don’t tend to go too matchy matchy, with small stripes i think it would be lovely.

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  5. Anonymous

    I am really loving grey these days.
    I just painted a floor in Benjamin Moore’s Sidewalk grey. I really like the outcome, but I think it would have looked AMAZING if we had done it in a stripe pattern.

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  6. Anonymous

    Grey has taken over my usually colorful mind’s eye.. it’s the most interesting neutral as far as I’m concerned. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Anonymous

    Adore the cream and grey pillows (large stripes and narrow stripes). Also, the duvet. Grey is a wonderful neutral color and goes well with most other accent colors (that is if in the correct nuances of shades/tints and etc.)

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  8. Anonymous

    There must be something in the air . . . I just ordered gray and white striped shams for the bedroom. And how great is that striped floor?!

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