Trends come and go so quickly they make my head spin. Lately, we've been designing more spaces with less trendy materials and looking towards timeliness finishes, colors and styles. I've been drawn to hues that feel toned down, washed out and a little mute, if you will. I'm sharing a few of my favorite spaces I've been digging lately...relcaimed wood, light sage...lived-in elegance.
I don't know how you feel, but I think the days are over where matchy-matchy baby rooms are a thing. The advantages of designing a room that your child can grow into will be worth the money and time. You won't have to keep upgrading to age-appropriate furniture and you won't need to spend the copious amounts of time it takes (that you also don't have) executing it. Having a sophisticated nursery looks and feels more chic....and most importantly, is functional. I've been pinning and saving my favorite nursery and children room ideas for quite some time and thought I'd share my favorites with you. Without further adieu...
Thanks to Decor8, I've been salivating all morning over this photo. The beauty that lies within these four dining chairs is unspeakable. It inspired me to pull together some other funky favorites to fill up our Friday feed. How's that for alliteration overload?
More beauty below...
Mixing bold colors with a white and neutral palette works wonders (image via Em Henderson)
Beautifully designed and placed occasional chairs (via evokemodern)
The dialogue these chairs are having with those walls is INSANE (via TheDesignFiles)
The color balance between the wall and chairs works beautifully in this stylish setting (via plastolux)
Raise your phalanges if you want a workspace that looks like this! (via designboom)
Urban Outfitters has the right idea with this simple setup (via urban)
We headed out early this past weekend for some hiking in Joshua Tree, California. On Sunday, we took a day trip to Palm Springs so I could geek out on all the Mid-Century historical homes. The sun was shining, it was a warm 80 degrees and I took the time to capture a few beautiful homes that just blew my mind. I hope you enjoy my photos!
All of the photos above are famous Wexler Steel Houses built in 1961. Donald Wexler was the first person to combine upscale modernist ideal with prefabricated construction techniques. These homes could be built in TWO days and sold for approximately $14k. They're in the millions now.
These two homes scream Hollywood Glam to me. The landscaping is minimal and the color palettes are very simple yet stunning.
I'd be just fine driving up to this house every day. No problem.
I posted a photo of this home on my Instagram. It was one of my favorites because of the contrast in colors and that BLUE entrance!
The polygonal glass home on the right was built in the 60's. Elvis and Priscilla leased the estate for one year and wanted to get hitched here until the media blew their cover. There were so many cars pulling up to get a glimpse of this house, it was hard to capture a beautiful photo!
We have plans to return and check out the museums and do some more home tours in the near future. What a beautiful, eccentric place to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Everyone wants bright white these days. White walls, white floors, white framing, white EVERYTHING. I love a bright white. I love gray whites, blue whites, all sorts of whites. I used a lot of WHITE this year designing various homes. So for the sake of kicking things up, let's dance with white's archenemy; dark blues and charcoal black walls. Because, why not. It's equally as beautiful and serves as a beautiful canvas to boot.
If you're a creative, this space speaks volumes to you. I tend to prefer using whites or light grey's in an office or bedroom. I love the idea of having bright walls as a blank canvas for creativity. However, dark walls have the same effect if you use them in a similar way (via The Smitten Studio)
What's important about using a dark color in your bedroom, is to make sure there is a balance and contrast between furniture and accessories. The bright area rug and trim makes the wall POP in a beautiful way without the room feeling too cave-like. (via A Thoughtful Place)
The use of this dark wall makes a beautiful canvas for a gallery. Try not to clutter. You want both the gallery and dark wall to compliment each other, not one dominating the other. (via The Effortless Chic)
Warm woods against a dark wall give an incredible amount of style and warmth in this dining room. The key here is adding bright white trim and a bright white ceiling to balance it out. (via Nous Decor)
Kitchens can achieve dark wall beauty, too. Again, contrast is key! (Via Dos Family)