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:
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. 🙂
Last might I decided to go hunting for French style interiors that were primarily green… Yeah, that was a “good luck with that” kind of a search! I will definitely have to keep looking for French greens…
But while I was hunting around I found a blog called Plum Sienna written by Annie, who has an obsession with wallpaper, wall finishes, and aged elegance. Her blog is full of absolutely gorgeous finishing techniques for walls – plaster, lime, gilding, lacquer… you name it, it’s probably there. The photos are gorgeous and she often gives you a really solid but simple overview of how these techniques work. Please check out her current and previous blogs (there are total gems on both sites): Plum Sienna and Rose & Lis.
Today’s inspiration room is from Plum Sienna and has the most exquisite color combination I’ve ever seen. I’m totally in love! The color of the artwork? Get out!
I hope your week is going well and Thursday finds you safe and sound (especially after all the tornado and storm warnings throughout the southeast).
It is gloomy and rainy here. I guess that’s those spring showers everyone talks about. I think I understand now hy springtime is the time when everyone breaks out the pastels – it’s a cool way to transition back into color after winters soft neutrals. So, for this Monday – pastel inspiration. Hope you all have a great week!
Here’s a look at some pink interiors. The latest issue of House Beautiful is all about this versatile color and features a plethora of options for using it in your home. It totally inspired me to be on the lookout for beautiful pink rooms… Here are some that I found while browsing last night. Enjoy!
Bathrooms are private rooms used only by the owner’s of a given house. So how often do most people think about the decoration and ambience of these little private worlds?
I think about it frequently… I’m semi-obsessed with classic, clean looking bathrooms with elegant touches: simple gilt framed mirrors, a marble bust of a French aristocrat, or wallpaper reminiscent of a winter forest.
White in the bathroom, for me, is synonymous with cleanliness. I love a bath fitted out in classic white with touches of black, grey, and metal.
But black also has its appeal as well. With an all black ground, every other color, print, or pattern just pops! It seems a great way to make the function of the room recede and to bring the color and texture of your materials to the forefront.
Above are a few favorites that I’ve gathered recently. What are your favorite color schemes for a bath?