Today’s home design inspiration board- green, peach, gray.
By now everyone who has followed my home design inspiration board knows that gray is my favorite neutral. And I’m way more inspired by food than is probably healthy. Gray is a really sophisticated neutral and it ranges in shades from steely, bluish to warmer taupe. And it works with everything.
So today I’m dreaming of Laduree macaroons in Pistachio and Coconut. I swear I buy macaroons based on color palette. I could be ordering Menudo or Chalkdust flavors for all I know. My favorite part of the macaroon experience is the pretty box and then opening the pretty box to the beautiful sugar bomb inside.
Anyhoo, these dreamy macaroons jumped off the screen at me. Something about the soft Apple Blossom green and Bashful feels sophisticated but it works as well in a Glam living room as it does in a Shabby Chic bedroom. These colors are more subtle and almost white washed so the combo is understated but still really elegant. ‘Specially when you throw in some gray accents.
For pricing or purchase of items highlighted in today’s Home Design Inspiration – Green, Peach, Gray, contact Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California at firstname.lastname@example.org
Luna Bella Lighting
One Kings Lane
Art Files Vicky
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A Romantic bedroom doesn’t have to be “girly” so fear not if you have a significant other who cringes at the term. To create your romantic bedroom start with soft, easy bedding. Then have a little fun with it. Add modern elements, a little shimmer, some mercury or antique glass and hints of nostalgic vintage items.
1. Amity Home
2. Outline Lamp by Bleu Nature
3. Bungalow 5
4. Felt Shag Rug from Artajul Rugs
6. Bleu Nature
7. Mercury Glass Hurricanes from Vagabond Vintage
8. Candle Sconce from Aidan Gray
9. Worlds Away
10. Aidan Gray
11. Mirror from Modern Furniture Warehouse
12. Worlds Away
13 & 14. Emporium Home
15. Vagabond Vintage
16. Spicher and Company
17. Z Gallerie
18. Emporium Home
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One of the remarkable things about the culture of India is its vivid colors, rich textures and blending of patterns. While living in Toronto, one of my favorite things to do was to stroll the Gerard Street India Bazaar, a largely Indian community with storefront after storefront of amazing fabrics, saris and jewelry, not to mention fabulous Indian street food. From doors to spices, it is an exotic and inspired treasure trove of color, history, and enchantment!
Flickr photo by E. B. Sylvester
Flickr photo by Khaotic Serenity
Flickr photo by nethopper
The spice route can be interpreted in a modern fashion for today’s interiors. Think of using a lively color palette. I like to start with a dominant color like this electrifying orange and then highlighting with blues and greens. Mix textures like velvet with high gloss laminate trays, embroidered pillows, and sleek modern pottery. I like to add something highly carved with an aged finish to suggest the ancient architecture and craftsmanship of the area.
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Nothing spells relaxing like a big body of water, boating, and sunsets. Why wait for a week of vacation when you can recreate a little of that atmosphere in your own home? A nautically themed interior space can be crisp, clean and reminiscent of having your feet buried in the sand. I like to minimize the use of primary colors and instead use shades of blue with natural tones, aged finishes, and antiques in nautical room design
John Robshaw Textiles has some of my favorite printed bedding and Lacefield Designs the most vast collection of decorative pillows. Go Home Ltd has affordable and stylish accent furniture and accessories to help create that seaside atmosphere.
I suggest keeping the themed accessories to a minimum. This pillow with an anchor is whimsical and perfect for the space but too much of a good thing is like having to explain the punch line of a joke. Instead, opt for using unexpected furnishings like a locker-style cabinet or a side table with a chicken wire front to hint at a driftwood finish. Look to art suppliers like Sugarboo Designs for printed artwork on vintage wood.
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Room Design: Blue Velvet
1. Chester Settee by Haute House
2. Romano Mirror by Bungalow 5
3. Table Lamp by Stephanie Nichols Study on Etsy
4. Upholstered Slipper Chair from Oomph
5. Table from Oomph
6. Naples Mini Chandelier from Lighting Direct
7. Backgammon Table from Oomph
8. Dot Trellis Bed Linens from CB2
9. Sunflower Pillow from CB2
10. Paramount Dresser by Bungalow 5
11. Jonathan Adler fabric from Kravet
12. Giclee on Canvas “Ready for the Show” by Leftbank Art
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