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Yellow Interiors

The power of yellow interiors can be a little daunting to some.   But if you can throw in some taupes or grays you can tame the intensity and the result is stunning and sophisticated!

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1.  Oomph

2.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

3.  Surya Pillows

4.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

5.  Global Views

6.  Bungalow 5

7.  Surya

8.  Oomph

9.  Interlude

10.  Dunes and Dutchess

11.  Rejuvenation

12.  West Elm

13.  Crate and Barrell

14.  Crate and Barrell

15.  Emissary

16.  West Elm

17.  Graham and Brown

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Romantic Bedroom in Neutral & Gray Tones

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.
Romantic Bedroom

Romantic Bedroom 2


1.  Amity Home

2.  Outline Lamp by Bleu Nature        

3.  Bungalow 5

4.  Felt Shag Rug from Artajul Rugs

5.  Palecek

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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Room Design: Balancing Straight Lines and Curves

For me, too many horizontal and vertical lines within a room design make me feel rigid and uncomfortable.  Many of you have a similar reaction but perhaps haven’t been able to nail down the cause.  While I love the very sleek contemporary furnishings, I can’t live with the hard-edged feel of the minimalist, straight-lined interior day in and day out.  So if you want to enjoy some of those crisp mid-century or modern pieces, you need only introduce them to elements that exhibit curvilinear shapes.  Whether you add a chair with a curved leg, a lamp with circular shapes or even a throw pillow with a soft design, you are able to break up the stiff formality and usher in a more inviting living experience.
Preview of “Balancing Straight Lines and Curves”

01 & 09  Baker Furniture

02  Hooker Furniture

03 & 08 Gabby Home

04  Bobo Intriguing Objects

05 & 06  Spicher and Company

07 & 11 Vanguard Furniture

10 Curry and Company

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Room Design: Nautical Interiors

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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Farmhouse chic room design

Farmhouse chic room design is one of the most fun and engaging styles of interior decor.  I like to start with a neutral base on upholstery and then add a mix of aged wood elements, metals and quirky accessories.   Bursts of color can come from accessories, decorative pillows, blankets and artwork.   This is a homeowner’s opportunity to hit antique markets and search for hidden treasure.   Almost anything can serve as an accessory or artwork if you have the right spot for it.


Preview of “Farmhouse Chic”

Preview of “Farmhouse Chic” 2

1.  Biscayne armchair by Lostine,  2.  Farm table by Go Home

3.  Rope chandelier by Lowcountry Originals

4.  German beer bottles from Europe 2 You     5.  Barstool by Lostine

6.  Spanish Olive trays from Europe 2 You   7.  Confit Pots from Europe 2 You

8.  Canterbury chair from Go Home   9.  Club Pouf from Go Home

10.  Vintage Luggage from Europe 2 You     11.  Lamp from Europe 2 You

12.  Mirror from Lostine   13.  Easel TV STand from Europe 2 You

14.  Vintage Typewriter from Europe 2 You

 15.  Wire dress form from Vagabond Vintage

16.  Empire chandelier from Lowcountry Originals

17.  French books from Europe 2 You    18.   Slipcovered sofa from Rowe

19.  Costello polished nickel side table from Arteriors

20. Kidney shaped coffee table from Arteriors.

21.  Vintage french newspapers from Europe 2 You

22, 23  Decorative pillows from Lacefield Designs

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