June 10th, 2013
I’ve been struggling a little with remaining house decisions as I keep questioning myself when it comes to color scheme. And by color scheme, I mean very little color and mostly black, white and gray. My gut keeps telling me to stick to these simple looks as our house is small and my brain is assaulted daily with color and pattern. But then I go on Pinterest and see so many rooms chock full of bold color and pattern that I feel maybe I’m making a mistake.
But there is nothing wrong with simple. Interesting textures and details can make an otherwise monochrome home anything but boring. I don’t need to make a statement in every room, I need my HOME to make a statement as a whole. And that statement might just be “simple”.
However, next Monday THIS EXACT THING is happening on my stairs. Simple? Not a bit. I’ll be sure to do a big reveal! :)
June 7th, 2013
I’m quite loving bright yellow/ chartreuse this summer and found two great dress options that not only are budget friendly but illustrate the maxi vs. mini style options. I am particularly loving this pleated maxi (which comes in LOTS of colors- I myself might get the green, of course). Plus it’s on sale for under $100! When dressing in a color as bright as this you can either tone it down by pairing it with a neutral like denim or embrace it and go all out like the bottom look.
LONG: jean jacket // necklace (also on sale and I am GETTING IT) // bag // wedges (also in my cart) // dress
SHORT: dress (only $69!) // necklace // heels // clutch // Nars Schiap lipstick
June 6th, 2013
I am currently using a classic spool bed in a beach house project I’m working on and am really feeling quite into them for all sorts of spaces. Especially when lacquered a glossy dark color like this amazing space by the fabulous Tilton Fenwick ladies.
I simply ADORE this room- the traditional paper mixed with the modern side table and bold punches of chartreuse are just perfect! Such a happy space!
Clean, classic and lots of spindles and spools…. chairs are my OTHER favorite use of spindles.
Monochromatic, soothing and serene.
Sheryl Crow’s bedroom even has one. Like most things, I love the black!
A more modern version of the spool…..
You can search eBay, Etsy and antique shops and flea markets for vintage ones that you can have painted with a dramatic high gloss paint!
I love this vintage spindle daybed from 1st Dibs- could be a great bench for a living room or large entry!
These two are available in various finishes and colors.
I quite this this one from Noir
This one is rather dramatic!