This new sisal rug from Crate & Barrel has completely transformed our living room, bringing in light and really making the room feel alive. Our previous rug, a dark red oriental rug was pretty, but it really weighed down the room. Next on my list is a new swing arm wall sconce and a new coffee table. Some ideas below….
Sconces: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4
Coffee Tables: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9
Posted in Before and After, Interior Design, Living Rooms, My House, Rugs
Tagged Boston Interiors, Circa Lighting, Coffee Table, Crate & Barrel, Design Within Reach, DWR, pillows, Restoration Hardware, Sisal Rug, Swing Arm Wall Sconce, West Elm
I am completely obsessed with this home designed by Lonni Paul for Giuliana and Bill Rancic. The photos do not do it justice compared to the episode of Giuliana and Bill that revealed a walk through of the home. Soft, neutral and a bit feminine, just like I like it.
And their baby’s name is Duke… so good.
Posted in Architecture, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Black and White Design, Interior Design, Living Rooms, White Interiors
Tagged Baby Room, Duke Rancic, Feminine Interiors, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, L.A., Lonni Paul Design, Neutral interiors
Not only are there so many amazing products out there, but there are so many amazing styles it often makes it hard to bring everything you like into one home. I’ve been really into velvet sofas lately and set with a bright yellow asian-inspired side table, one of my favorite Bungalow 5 lamps and a beautiful watercolor, it keeps it from seeming too formal or “grown up.”
Chinright Yellow Side Table
Niba Belair Rug
Posted in Art, Interior Design, Living Rooms, Rugs
Tagged Belair Rug, Bungalow 5, Chinright Side Table, Delft Lamp, Etsy, Make Believe Living Room, Niba Rugs, Velvet Sofa, Watercolor
Nate Berkus is a design personality. He’s a TV host, a high-end designer, and now has a line of home furnishings for Target. He repurposes classic pieces with a new twist. See the 150 piece collection here.
Nancy Pearson - colorful pillows can easily be substituted with neutral tones for a totally different look
Design can be so subjective and scrutinized to the point that I am sometimes afraid to declare I love something for fear that others will wonder what in the world is wrong with me. Because of my love of creative and colorful design, this happens occasionally but usually it’s just my parents telling me I’m crazy and that my love for a headboard like this won’t last forever.
And while maybe I won’t love that headboard ten years down the road, if it makes me happy now, why shouldn’t I have it? I am a strong believer that when it comes to your home, HAVE FUN with the design. Because everything can be changed and nothing is permanent, especially when it comes to pillows and window treatments, an easy way to add color and pattern to your home.
House Beautiful - this headboard caught my eye
Veranda - that yellow chair.
Annsley Interiors - a genius at having fun with design
Celerie Kemble - sophisticated but youthful, that headboard has my name written all over it
Caitlin Wilson - sometimes the rug takes center stage
David Kleinberg - gutsy.
Traditional Home - go neutral if you like, but make sure the accessories are unique
Yum. Want. Controversial because I’m anti real fur and inhumane animal treatment and this obviously symbolizes a live animal shredded to pieces but it’s so pretty… and only $263… I think I need to go find a faux.
But if you’re game, check it out here.
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I’m of the mindset that your interior affects your mood. When your home is well designed, it can create a sense of completion and satisfaction. A serene, muted home can be calming while a colorful, engaging home can be energizing. These soft interiors are just what I need.
Where do I even begin? The floor, the petit settee, the chevon pillow, the powder blue inlay box… pure beauty.
The french daybed, the french doors, the gilded mirror… french design at its finest.
The exterior block elements brought inside, the black double doors, the black and white detailing… clean and crisp.
Posted in Antiques, Architecture, Bedrooms, Interior Design, Living Rooms, White Interiors
Tagged Chevron Pillows, Foyer, French daybed, Painted Floors, Settee, White living room
Tufted sofas have always been a turnoff for me. And square shaped sofas I never really understood. So how is it that square-shaped tufted sofas have been catching my eye recently? They’re great as large ottomans/coffee tables as well.
Restoration Hardware has a good selection