A totally inspiring living room designed by Betsy Burnham as seen in the June 2012 issue of House Beautiful.
I finally got to a couple of design mags I’ve had floating around the house and the feature on Betsy Burnhah’s design for a house in Beverly Hills really caught my eye. I love the mix of color, texture, and pattern that permeates every room of this home. It’s got both traditional and modern appeal… and I like it! Check out pics of the entire house at Burnham Design.
This is the living room of Nadja Swarovski’s London apartment (c. 2006). It was featured in Elle Decor and instantly became one of my favorite rooms. Some of the standout details for me are the trellis molding on the ceiling, the creamy bettered with their rose red pillows, and the monolithic black lacquer coffee table floating on the beautiful carpet. It’s the perfect mix of modern and traditional elegance, don’t you think?
Victoria from sfgirlbybay pinned this picture yesterday on Pinterest and it struck a chord. I absolutely adore the floors in the foreground. My dream home will have black chevron/herringbone floors! The vintage globe, midcentury chairs, and and pink hallway are all nice touches too.
Sometimes when you’re looking at interiors, you come across a space that speaks to your soul. Perhaps that’s a little melodramatic but I was so entranced by Darcy Miller Nussbaum’s home in the February 2012 issue of Architectural Digest that I’m sure woke the dead with all my oohing and aahing. There is loads more of this winning design by MR Architecture + Decor at Architectural Digest.
Originally, I was going to go with an office I found earlier this week… but last night while I was trying to come down off my my late night coffee drinking high (I should never drink the stuff after 11am), I came across this room by Sig Bergamin from Elle Decor. Again. I see it online a lot. And I actually have the issue this apartment was in. At the time, I remember thinking it was a bit too… too! Even though I was seriously drawn to the apartment as a whole, it just wasn’t “my taste”! You know? But a few months and some seismic shifts in what I like have drawn me back to this gorgeously executed room.
I love the balance of graphic print and bright, saturated color on top of well placed neutrals, the juxtaposition of modern art with traditional elements, and the deeply welcoming and comfortable feel of the space. Did I mention the color?
Have an amazing Tuesday all! I’ll catch you tomorrow. 🙂
I’m in love with brass lamps right now. The cool thing is that brass is coming back into fashion, so we’re seeing more and more offerings that are chic.
Take Vaughan Design’s Faringdon Lamp: it is a perfect example of putting a stylish twist on a classic silhouette. It is shapely, elegant, and modern. I’d love to have one on my desk! The Faringdon is available in brass, polished nickel, and dark bronze.
I’m not quite sure how I found this… but during one of my many Etsy sessions I happened upon Freida Sophie. The shop has a beautiful collection of semi precious gemstones set into gold with a modern, feminine sensibility.
I love the bold chunks of stone wrapped in fine organic bezels and the color combinations are gorgeous! I’ve seen two of my favorites in abundance: chrysoprase and chalcedony in several different colors.
This room is a little more formal than I usually like but something about it does it for me. Maybe it’s the balance of casual elegance and formality or how the white walls and black floors provide a blank canvas for everything in the room. Whatever it is, it works.
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.