I think it’s cute when people tell me that they are scared to introduce black into their space. Mostly because black is as timeless as it gets. You might want to frightened to add salmon or coral or even plum to your entire home. But black? It really is harmless AND can be paired with any other color. To be honest, black and white is a color palette that has always had me at hello. Of course I tend to introduce color to my space, but dream of a second home with a consistent palette of B&W. Emilie Bédard and Maria Rosa Di Ioia turned a 1910’s triplex situated in Montreal, Canada into a modern masterpiece. They did a breathtaking job at keeping the space monochromatic. And that bathroom is stupid cool! It shows that you can definitely mix black and white with wood tones. And they mixed chrome with brass which also works well together. We can see that they are not afraid of mixing material and textures.
To keep a space like this from feeling sterile and cold, incorporate light and dark wood tones. Another important detail is lighting. Your lighting can make or break your space. Sites like Homeclick offer a plethora of lighting options to create a cozy yet modern space. If you have a lot of chrome and silver in your home, incorporate a little brass here and there to warm your space up. Also, introduce warm textures like wool and fur to keep your home from feeling cold.
See more of this home here.
Yesterday I mentioned that my home is being featured right now on Style Me Pretty Living. I wanted to post some of my favorite pictures here on SG, which were captured by the awesome Allison Corona.
See the entire tour and list of sources here.
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In honor of Valentines, I thought I would post a little pink love. I’m actually really liking pink, even when it’s not Valentines. It’s easy to incorporate through pillows, art, rugs and other small accessories. You will also see a few pink options, including pale pink and hot pink.
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HAPPY ALMOST VALENTINES!
These chunky throws from Milo and Mitzy are the perfect solution for these cold winter days. They are available in light grey, dark grey, natural faun, natural ivory and charcoal. I think you need one! Shop them here.
Images taken by photographer Sarah Horn at So Vintage store in Hawkes Bay.
A few days ago I visited one of my besties. You may remember Elise Vaughn from Brass Razoo. She is the mastermind behind the shop that she so happily ran a few years back in Nampa Idaho. She also is an incredible designer who has an a amazing future in front of her. Anyways, her home is always so inspiring so I snapped a few pics on my phone. Don’t you agree that someone needs to publish her home?!?
Rue Magazine’s 3rd annual small space issue came out yesterday. In this issue, I was especially fond of photographer Emily Johnston’s space and artist Caroline Z Hurley’s apartment. They both show us how it can be an easy task to transform a small space into a stylish getaway. Of course there are other amazing homes and features in this issue so you must check it out!
See the entire issue here.
Have you checked out the Serai Collection from Tabula Rasa yet? It’s pretty awesome and colorful if I don’t say so myself. You’ll find a great variety of pillows, towels and other textiles. Shop the entire collection here.
OYOY is a newly established Danish interior design company. Their designs are innovative, fresh and modern. OYOY creates high-quality products focussing on form, function, colour and exquisite materials. “We are inspired by the classic, Scandinavian style, adding undertones of simple, Japanese design and a passion for combining color and materials. The result is a unique blend of simplicity and colourful design.”
I will take one of everything please.
Shop OYOY here.
I am smitten with this house tour from Melbourne Australia. They have done a great job mixing light and dark. Sometimes a space can come across too white or too dark so a nice combo can be refreshing. Also, the bedroom is my jam.
See the entire house tour here.
This bedroom via Remodelista speaks peace with its neutral color palette and raw wooden features. The textures in the wall paper and ceiling medallion are subtle but add so much unexpected character. And seriously, I can’t even get started on those floors. If you think this is all around gorgeousness, like myself, get the look…
1. Wallpaper 2. Stool Sidetable 3. Medallion 4. Pillow 5. Task Lamp
Simply Grove wishes you the best Thanksgiving. How special to share a long weekend with family and friends (while getting to indulge in lots of yummy eats) to celebrate and give thanks for all of life’s blessings.
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This is the perfect kids bedroom. With affordable accessories you can give your little a cozy corner to work on homework and let them add their own touches by picking out art and their favorite blanket! This image left me inspired and I wanted to give you all you need to get the look…
1. Pendant 2. Dot Decals 3. Faux Sheepskin 4. Chair 5. Desk 6. Pillow
Can you say stunning? I love this bedroom perfected by A Beautiful Mess for so many reasons. The rug on the wall is an unexpected touch, the dresser is so timeless and functional, the extra shelving allows for storing your favorite collected items, and the wallpaper does its job of being so gorgeous and tying all the gold accents together. There is a pretty good chance you are crushing over this bedroom, like myself, so get this look!
1 Wallpaper 2 Shelf 3 Dresser 4 Rug
Lately, I can feel the seasons begin to change and I tend to subtly reflect that in my home. Previously I had a brighter rug in my bedroom and I was ready to switch it up. I chose the Chindi rug that is a little more neutral for fall…which came so quickly! Switching out rugs is one of my favorite ways to change a space with little effort. It is quick. easy, and you can often change rugs between two rooms in your home if you aren’t wanting to buy a new one. See more of my new rug, and how I still enjoy my previous rug by folding it up and storing it on my bench!
all images were taken by Kirsten Grove
Home Life featured this gorgeously styled room by Julie Green and Captured by Armelle Habib. It really caught my eye not only because it is aesthetically beautiful, but it makes having an office space in a bedroom breathtaking and functional. See more below to get tips on how to create a lovable, working space like this…
Use side tables and wall hooks for extra storage and convenience.
Place your desk or table towards the window to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors while inside. You will feel much more inspired peeping outdoors and soaking in some natural light, rather than facing a wall.
Use your favorite dresser as desk storage in addition to clothes storage. When you have extra storage, you can keep your desk de-cluttered and organized.
Use greenery to bring freshness and life to your sleep and work space.
Great lighting is always an essential. See more tips on the design of this room from Home Life here.
Hello!!! I am so loving this home and just had to share Trendenser’s house for today’s tour!! Please do start your week off by indulging in this refreshing kitchen with me!
What is not to love about this dining space?? See more here.
Louise Liljencrantz Sievers was on point when designing this space and the beautiful images were taken by Sanna Lindberg .