Category Archives: color inspiration/palettes

Totally Inspiring Rooms

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The entry to Royce Pinkwater’s living room in New York. From House Beautiful September 2011 Splendid Sass.

The latest issue of House Beautiful had the most gorgeous apartment I’ve ever seen. I, quite literally, could see myself moving in and not changing one single thing in the place. From the moody entry to the airy minimalist bath, every room is perfect.

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The living room. Lavender and feminine, yet unfussy details rule.

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The view through the to the eat in kitchen.

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The eat in kitchen’s dining area with mid century chairs and amazing herringbone floors.

The thing that strikes me most about the apartment, which is owned by Sotheby’s Royce Pinkwater, is how utterly liveable it all looks. Nothing is too precious or overdone, everywhere you look there is an inviting place to sit or look. I absolutely love it! This is definitely going into my idea file for use on my own digs!

You can see more of this gorgeous NYC apartment on Splendid Sass (HB doesn’t have it up yet).

On a personal note: the change in season has my allergies doing the tango on my sinuses but I’m doing better than yesterday. I’m getting back in the saddle and riding forward! Have a great Tuesday everyone. 🙂

Totally Inspiring Room

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Last week, while checking Belle Maison, I came across this absolutely gorgeous powder room. Wow. I mean, where do I begin? The vanity, which looks like it might be a refurbished Simmons metal cabinet, painted in creamy white and lipstick red? The ethnic rug on the floor? The girly, swirly wallpaper? The glam faux bamboo and gilt mirror? It all works so beautifully… I’d totally recreate this room if I could. That’s how amazingly gorgeous this room is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Happy totally inspiring Tuesday, y’all!

Totally Inspiring Room

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From House and Home via Poppytalk

This scan is from the September 2011 issue of House & Home magazine (still not sure when or why the ‘Canadian’ part of the title went missing… but I digress). It’s from a weekend decorating article that gives some sweet ideas for taking your interiors up a notch with DIY projects.

The lovely bedroom above is the final page of the feature. The editors suggest “imperfect paint”. I just love the colors and textures. God help me if I’m ever able to find out who makes the fabric/duvet cover on the bed. Those painterly stripes are gorgeous. I really like the lamp to the left of the bed as well (another project from the article) and the Farrow & Ball paint in ‘Setting Plaster’. Plus, who wouldn’t want an ebonized book case with antique gilt edging and loads of vintages books on it as a headboard?

Happy Tuesday! I hope this inspires you as much as it did me!

Domesticate

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Clockwise from top left: Watercolor Drops, Peacocked, Freeform Arrows, Hot Indian Princess. All at Domesticate for Spoonflower.

Jenny Komenda from Little Green Notebook recently did a post on Babble about fabrics from Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower lets you upload your own designs, which they’ll print on various different natural fabrics from quilting cotton to upholstery weight canvas to silk. You can order swatches, fat quarters, and yardage. Truly an inspiring palace to shop and create for lovers of color and fabric!

Above is a picture of four of favorites from a shop I’m following called Domesticate. If you like bold colors and patterns you’ll love this shop! You can see some more of my favorites here. Happy shopping… and creating!

Neutrals + Orange

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This set of pics is from a home featured in one of last year’s Atlanta Homes & Gardens with interior design by Kay Douglass. All of the pics are from the same house, though in some rooms the designer went completely neutral. See the entire house, situated in Alyse Beach in Florida, in the article Personal Space.

Coral Line

I’ve seen some really pretty housewares in shades of coral this last week. I’d thought I’d sure them with you today.

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From top left: Magnolia tablecloth, $58-$78 – Anthropologie; Small Egg Lamp with Washed Coral shade, $270 – Inside Avenue; Colossal Dots curtains, $138-$198 – Anthropologie; Strut Medium Table in Watermelon, $699 – Blu Dot; Mod Links Pillow, $85 – Clayton Gray Home.

Do you like coral? What colors are lighting up your summer?

Coffee and Books.

One of my private dreams (not so private anymore, eh?) is to open a small, elegant coffeehouse/reading room. Someplace comfortable and quiet that provides a great place to spend time with friends or to hang out with dear literary friends. (You know you’re on a first name basis with Lizzy, Emma, and Jane… Miss Eyre, I mean.)

If I had to pick the look I’d be going for in this dream space this would be it:

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One of the many cozy lounge areas in the J.K. Place Hotels – via Lonny Magazine Oct/Nov 2010 (pg. 156).

I love the restraint here; everything is neutral, soothing, understated. The furniture looks soft and inviting, the decor is minimal, functional, and blends in with its surroundings. Even the lighting is low key!

Yeah, I’d probably have to copy this beautiful space wholesale for my dream cafe! What do you think? Could you see this look in a cafe or restaurant? How about your dining room? I’d love to know!