BOTB 1.25.15

January 25th, 2015

I’ve been out of it for a couple days, I finally had my Lasik eye surgery (had to delay my original appointment) and it wiped me out for 48 hours but wow, it’s amazing that I can seeeeeee! I see mountains and leaves and birds and details I couldn’t see before without glasses or contacts, it’s life changing! I needed to rest for a couple of days, hence the belated Best of the Blogosphere … enjoy the latest roundup of inspiring projects and spaces!

How fun is this wallpaper in Jenna’s bathroom makeover?!

bathroom wallpaper jenna burger

  

This Ikea Besta buffet hack by A Place of my Taste is so fab – she added rustic wood to the doors to mimic a pricier West Elm piece.

ikea besta buffet hack

  

Build a mid century modern style desk from scratch with Amy from Her Tool Belt, featured at Remodelaholic.

diy mid century modern desk

 

Make a skateboard shelf for a kid’s room or conversation piece in a living space with 100 Layer Cake-let. 

skateboard shelf

     

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Decorating with Monochromatic Color

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

chatelaine

neutral pattern soothing bedroom

house to home

neutral living room

scheinholtz associates

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

how to decorate

blue and white family room

apd architechts

dining room shades of blue

mabley handler

     

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