Decorating

Decorating with Monochromatic Color

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Do you ever look at a space and love it but feel overwhelmed in trying to recreate it? Often it’s the designers mix of pattern and color but there is one way to simplify the process and that’s with monochromatic decor.

A medley of color is wonderful, but so is tone on tone or single palette styling. You can get away with a mix of pattern and style – abstract, traditional, contemporary, large and small scale, it all works when your palette is limited to one color. These neutral spaces are great examples of how calming an edited single palette is.

black and white accents

burlap & lace

blue gray elegant bedroom

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neutral pattern soothing bedroom

house to home

neutral living room

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Blue and white never goes out of style, mimic a retail styling trick you often see in catalogs by pairing multiple prints and accessories in a single colorway. Keep it classic by sticking with one blue hue or mix in lighter shades of aqua, paired with natural textures the medley creates a chic coastal vibe.

blue and white pattern mix

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blue and white family room

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dining room shades of blue

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A Welcoming Guest Room

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

*This post brought to you by Better Homes and Gardens Products at Walmart.

Last week I shared the coral and aqua guest room I put together for the Nevada house. Together with my parents, we’re hosting a family reunion this Christmas so I’m getting a jump start on making the house a soft place to land for our holiday get together. 

guest room pillows cg

As part of the BHG Live Better Network, today I’m sharing some additional ideas for making a guest room welcoming by adding a few thoughtful amenities for when guests are staying in your home. I think the best way to approach making guests comfortable is rather simple, just consider what might be included in a nice hotel room!

The obvious necessities are cozy linens and lamps to illuminate. An alarm clock is a practical accessory as well, also some extra space to place a phone, sunglasses, and keys which is why I love the pullout top on these petite chests. It’s kind to provide your WiFi password so they can logon to check email, etc.

alarm clock on nightstand

 

Extra keys and tissues are a thoughtful perk, a spare set of house keys for your guests allows them to come and go on their own time.

extra keys

  

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