Sofas can make or break a space. I’ve been in some awesome homes, and when the sofa isn’t on point, it throws the rest of the space off. One sofa style that is a great transitional option is chesterfield sofas. They are a classic choice for modern or traditional spaces. Below are a few other looks that had us at hello!
Images: West Elm Blog, Fate Loves the Fearless, Fantastic Frank, Seventy Nine Ideas, Lily
This Toronto house tour, seen on Style Me Pretty Living, was actually posted last year but I’ve come to appreciate the pops of color and soothing bedroom. I’m also loving the nursery. It’s calm and cool. The home itself is 107 years old. Amazing! See more here.
High ceilings and large windows create the most beautiful spaces. This particular neutral home (via Entrance) has that, plus modern and classic details weaved throughout the home. And there are plenty of raw wood moments to keep things casual. I love homes like this that keep you guessing as you view each room.
You can see more here.
Image: My living room (seen on my Instagram) went from holiday cheer to clean and simplistic. Pottery Barn and I are working on cleaning up my living space. Here’s a sneak peek.
Hi friends! Happy 2015 to you and yours. It’s an unbelievable thought that we have reached 2015. I remember when Shane and I got married in 2000…. Looking towards the future seemed many many moons away. Instead, here we are…2015. I have so many things to be grateful for in life. So many milestones that have been met these last few years. But like most of you, I am ready for bigger and better moments. I don’t think that is a bad desire. I think it’s normal and natural to want to move ahead and dream bigger in life. So cheers to 2015. It’s going to be AMAZING!!
I’m over on The Interior Collective talking about house plants in the bathroom, using vibrant pillows and other fun topics. Check it all out here.
BTW, I’m a little MIA right now and it’s all for good reasons. I’m finishing up some great design projects that I cannot wait to show all of you. Until then, I’ll be choppy over here but I’ll still slam you periodically with some interior inspiration!
I am so thrilled to be featuring Cori Magee’s apartment on Simply Grove. Cori Magee is an amazing graphic designer who has an eye for everything cool and stylish. Her scandinavian design inspired space feels so comfortable yet so put together. Cori’s space is also relatable and doesn’t feel stuffy nor too proper. I asked Cori a few questions. Enjoy below.
What inspires you when decorating your space?
I find so much design inspiration on-line, both digital-magazines and design blogs. I also enjoy a handful of printed mags, like Dwell, Living Etc., El Mueble, Elle Decoration UK and Habitania) Also, museums, restaurants, the sidewalk….inspiration is everywhere.
How would you describe your interior aesthetic?
Not an easy question to answer. I pull my ideas from so many places and then I decide what works for me and the way I live. Ultimately I think I enjoy a modern aesthetic mixed with old and new, warm wood finishes mixed with a black and white palette… Modern Merger? Can that be a thing? Sort of like personal labels, I think interiors should just be what they want to be, typically it won’t just be one singular style, but a combination. And no matter which styles are combined, it should always represent your personality.
What are your favorite home decor shops/websites?
Visit Cori’s awesome blog here. Thank you, Cori!!
Photography by Alyssa Ratowski.
This is one of my most favorite home tours, ever! The modern lines mixed with the soft, cool tones mixed with natural elements….amazing. See the entire tour here.
See you next week!! I have some DIY’s and styling tips to share with you all!
I’m also over here and here. And also thank you ForRent.com for this interview.
I love color so naturally this home is a winner in my book! Seen on My Scandinavian Home (via here), this home shows that you can add color in your furniture, accessories and even books. Think outside of the art and wall color boxes when deciding on moments of color. Plus, it’s always fun to think unconventional!
This week I did some styling for the Owyhee in Boise. The thoughtfully re-designed and restored Owyhee has been converted to feature 36 modern rental apartments as well as a bunch of other awesomeness! Anyways, I got to have a hand with styling one of the new apartments. I’ll post more images in the weeks to come.
See you next week!!
I’m also over here and here.
Image: Coco Lapine Design
When you ask me what my favorite color is, I will instantly tell you that it is green. Now, it’s not your normal, average green. It’s modern shades of green like mint, moss, fern and tea green. There are some amazing shades of green that we haven’t even tapped into yet when it comes to interior design. These three different shades of green, seen in this post, are exactly what I am about!
If I could bottle up a green and keep it forever, it would be the exact shade of the sofa and chair seen above. Heaven!
Image: Design Milk
These dining chairs are exactly what this kitchen/dining space needed. Finding the right dining chairs can be tricky. I always say to go basic on the table and have fun with the chairs.
Image: Desire To Inspire
This tub is another fabulous shade of green. And having a colorful tub is the funnest idea ever!
Image: Sfgirlbybay. Photos by martin sølyst for bolig magazine.
Maybe it’s because spring is here but I am craving color right now! I love the look of a clean space with a splash of bright, beautiful color. I’m normally not a purple or pink fan but done right, I’m in love!
What are your thoughts on color? How much is too much>
Image: Apartment Therapy. Designer: Sarah Stacey.
Image: Home Life. Photography Armelle Habibs and Styling Julia Green.
Image: Livet Hemma
Image: My Paradissi. Design by Mim Design, photo by Derek Swalwell.
This beach house is exactly what I would want in a beach house. Relaxing, colorful, serene and fun. The color choices are not overwhelming but still playful enough for a house by the ocean.
See the entire tour here.
Sometimes you just need simple yet functional in your home. This LAXseries Storage Bench and Ent Shelf from MASHstudios is just that, simple yet functional. They are both full of classic design that gives a space the perfect amount of style.
Shop all of their collections here.
Image: Bungalow 5. Poster: Froh & Frau
Something that comes with the price of creating a modern space is using a stiff, well designed but not very comfortable sofa. I’ve had clients who have voiced their concern with modern design and it always includes the choice of sofa. These images show that just because you have a modern space, does not mean that you have to replace style for comfort. Here are some of my thoughts-
*If you purchase a straight lined sofa, style with large, fluffy pillows and soft textiles.
*Stores like BoConcept and Room & Board carry a variety of comfortable sofas. Even Ikea’s Karlstad holds it’s own in comfort.
*Place soft details around the sofa, like a plush rug and comfy ottoman. Those simple pieces will create instant comfort.
*Throw blankets are a must.
Image: Bodie and Fou
Image: VT Wonen
Image: Penelope Home
Image: Planet Deco
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.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend! See you next week!
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AND, if you have a second, I would LOVE YOUR VOTE! xxoo