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Totally Inspiring Room

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I saw this room while I was surfing Pinterest. I followed the links to La Dolce Vita’s blog where it was shown as part of the This Or That feature. The home office belongs to Lauren Gold of Nate Berkus Associates and was featured in the July/August issue of Lonny last summer. The whole apartment is amazing but this office just… Wow! Right?

I’m off to work now. I’m trying my hand at fashion tomorrow. You’ll have to let me know if I’m hopeless with that. 🙂 Have a happy Tuesday, everyone!

Totally Inspiring Room

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Living room by Robert Passal in Trad Home.

Today I’m just throwing up this quickie post as I’m working all day. Today’s room was designed by Robert Passable and is from Lonny magazine’s collaboration with Traditional Home. A totally beautiful living room. Calm, serene, classic. Love it. See the whole article here.

Have a happy Tuesday, y’all!

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!

Totally Inspiring Room

Whew! It is sweltering this Tuesday in the CLT. It feels like it’s in the 90’s… at least. Here’s a fresh, cool breeze of inspiration for you:

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via Lonny Magazine

This beautiful room is from the latest issue of Lonny Magazine. As soon as I saw it I fell in love with the handpainted chinoiserie wallpaper by Gracie that fills the back wall of the room. Other swank elements include: a leather covered card table scored from auction house Christie’s, bamboo style chairs, tan on white zebra striped fabric, and a pretty pale blue ceramic candlestick lamp on a leggy console. I could SO live here!

Hope you’re having a great ( and significantly cooler) Tuesday. 🙂

The Black Door

I love black doors! The first time I realized I was leaning towards this was when I saw an article in Elle Decoration about an art collector and her husband who’d redone the interior of an old Victorian in a completely modern style. The floors, trim, and doors were a deep, glossy black and the walls were a super bright white. The whole place was flooded with light and the colorful art stood out beautifully. Ever since then I’ve been a fan of the look.

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Nate Berkus’ Chicago apartment as featured in O.

Nate Berkus did the doors of an apartment of his  featured in O a couple of years back a blue so dark that in some photos it read as black.

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The entry of designer Michael Bargo’s apartment from the last issue of Domino Magazine.

But my favorite of all time was the apartment of twentysomething designer, Michael Bargo, for the Domino issue on style at every age. His whole apartment was totally gorgeous – and featured black doors!

Here are a few more examples of totally cool black doors and entries.

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From top left: A black doored entryway from Atlanta Homes and Gardens Magazine, Victoria Webster’s home via Belle Maison, Eve Robinson via CocoCozy, Thomas O’Brien’s American Modern.

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Patterned entry hall featuring black doors. Love this one! via Abode Love blog.

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From top left: Celerie Kimble’s closet in Lonny Magazine, inspiration from Belle Maison (again!), Tommy Smythe’s kitchen from Canadian House & Home.

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A black door peeks out of the corner if this inviting and contrasty entry. (source unknown)

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Zach Motl’s micro sized apartment proves you can do dark colors in small spaces. From NYTimes.

What are your favorite colors for interior doors? Have a colorful Monday!

Friday Finds

My favorite things from this week…

Dear Blank cards from Sapling Press on Etsy.

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Noir jewelry featured on the Lonny Magazine Blog.

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Alan Campbell Wavelength fabric by Quadrille.

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Alphabet Drawers by Kent and London.

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Donald Judd daybed (as inspiration only! $35,000 for a pine bed is… not my thing).

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Owl measurings cups at West Elm.

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Sea measuring cups and spoons at West Elm.

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