Inspiration

Lacquer Love and a Little Makeover

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I’m have a love of objects that project glamour, and lately white lacquer is on my mind.  There’s something about the glossy smooth surface and clean lines that had me wanting to incorporate this very modern look in our bedroom.   

For example, this white Parsons desk had me thinking it was the perfect bedside table.

house beautiful white lacquer parsons desk House Beautiful

 

so did this white console table. 

bedding via eos 2 via Elements of Style

 

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Dare to Do Dark

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

It’s the beginning of summer, and I feel the need to make everything around me light and bright, but I’m finding myself increasingly drawn to the drama of dark painted walls.  When it comes to painting a room an intensely dark color like chocolate or charcoal, I confess I haven’t taken the plunge because I fear the dreaded cave effect that may occur.  Oh, I’ve tried samples on the wall, but in the end I opt for the lighter hue. 

I especially love high contrast in design, juxtaposing the crisp white against the dramatic dark.  An intensely deep hue, balanced with plenty of light, conveys sophistication and elegance – two feelings I absolutely adore in a space.   Here are some intense walls that I’m drawn to these days.  Fancy that, in the middle of June. 

  burnham design office Burnham Design

 

lonny mag april may 2010 Lonny Magazine

   brown foyer house beautiful  House Beautiful

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Color Crush: Seaglass

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

seaglass colors

Lately, I’ve been crushing on the colors in seaglass – those watery, ethereal blues and greens that bring to mind the colors of the many oceans, and the relaxation that seems to accompany spaces decorated in these shades.   

I love to collect seaglass, and these days I find myself drawn to all sorts of decorative glass objects in these vivid greens and blues – they just mix so beautifully together and always look fresh. 

Here’s a few of my favorite designer spaces combining all the beautiful colors found in seaglass . . .     

                     

traditional home bedroom office Traditional Home

 

manny rodriguez bedroom Manny Rodriguez Photography

 

wallpaper headboard house of turquoise via House of Turquoise

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