Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful homes in shades of blue

Rooms in shades of blue are popular for a reason - the color works in every room


Most of our house is painted in a light aqua blue.  It's soothing, airy, and doesn't clash with anything.  It just works.  It doesn't try to make too much of a statement or chase the latest trend.

Below are other examples to serve as inspiration for blue rooms in every shade - from dark and dusky to light and bright.



Even different shades of blue as accent colors work when mixed together.  And how about those french doors in the bedroom!
via BHG

Chango & Co, one of my favorite interior design firms and based in Brooklyn, created this amazing girl's bedroom with a cheerful blue on the walls.
via Chango & Co

A textrured indigo on the wall ties together the bolder blues in the bedding and the settee.  I love the blue and white patterned bedspread!!
via BHG

More indigo blue on textured walls.  So clean and airy, but also cozy and intimate
via BHG

Blue can be glamorous also, expecially when used in a glossy finish and on upscale details like wainscoting.

Dark and dusky blue makes this dining room an intimate place to catch up with family.
via Coastal Creative

Do you use blue in your home?  If so, in what shades and what room?

Monday, August 29, 2016

Start your week off right: Elegant interiors with historic drama

I grew up in an early nineteenth century telescope house on the eastern shore of Maryland, so I LOVE homes with old bones and details that only existed when we had time for details.  The interiors below evoke the same nostalgia for me.  Enjoy!


That ceiling with those herringbone floors and green walls?!


Definitely Mediterranean.  The doors of Spain are works of art. 


The floors and wainscoting are a bit dark for me.  But I love the wide doorways and the view into all of the rooms right down to the ornate fireplace surround.


Knotty hardwood floors, exposed beams, a chair that also serves as an objet d'art.


THIS really reminds me of the house I grew up in.  Colonial style furnishings, and chandelier lined hallways with rooms lined up one after the other.


The patina of the walls and the old hardwood floors are dreamy.

All images via Disc Journal

Friday, August 26, 2016

Real Life Styling

Sometimes life is a little messy and sometimes messy looks a little amazing! Here are some pictures I came across that show how a little messy can look a little amazing:

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tiffany blue walls, red desk, turquoise file cabinets, fuschia frames - love the hodge podge coloring :-):

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Don't you agree?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Luxurious Bathrooms

Our master bath is in desperate need of a facelift.  You can tell the previous owner tried to make it look upscale based on the tile they used, but the execution is so DIY ...like, gunky caulk lines DIY.  This winter, painting and caulking our master bath will be a priority project.

I take baths pretty often in the winter, and there is nothing like a cozy tub!

A chandelier over the tub! tres chic.  The windows, the marble vanity, the rug, it's all so gorgeous without trying too hard.

I adore that tile!


If you like the spa feel, go for white or natural elements like wood, stone, and foliage.
 4 above via Domino

Modern luxe is all about materials, and mixing them well.
via Amber Interiors

This looks like heaven. The small tile, walk in shower, stacks of fresh towels!
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via My Paradissi
Which is your favorite?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Beautiful Interiors (and great tips!) from Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines

I guess I'm a bit late getting on the Fixer Upper bandwagon, especially considering they will no longer be doing the show *tear* after season 4.  Even if you don't always love their projects, Joanna Gaines is undoubtedly wildly creative and talented, and I love the little tidbits of design wisdom and inspiration I get from her.


Joanna keeps you guessing by always using unexpected materials in her renovations. Glass tile and wood counter tops?  A great solution for keeping a space warm but also clean and simple.


Updating antiques is simpler than you think.  I mean, these doors MAKE this room!  And with all the furniture restoration products and tutorials out there now, learning how is simple.



Joanna is also a big fan of mixing metals.  What really attracts my eye is the brass mixed with the wood beams.  It keeps the space from being too slick, but also too rustic.



Gray works in every space.  I couldn't agree more!  Joanna uses gray a lot because it creates a calm and neutral backdrop, allowing your furnishings and decor to shine.


That teal rug with those aged leather chesterfields is to-die-for.


Use shiplap.  Yup, if you're a Fixer Upper fan you are very familiar with pine panelling called shiplap.  Joanna swears by it. 

Read all of Joanna Gaines decor advice and see more at Domino.

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