It's easy to focus on design styles that surround you everyday, but sometimes it's important to escape the norm and check out something new. So when my husband and I traveled to France for our honeymoon last month, I came back totally inspired. Here are 15 of my favorite interiors (and a few exteriors) that highlight the trends I noticed along the way.
Just because your walls and furniture are Neutral City, USA doesn't mean you can't bring color in! My favorite way to do that is through big, bright, high-impact art. Here are a few spaces that do that well--and with some serious flair.
Move over beige! Today we're welcoming bold, energizing colors with open arms--and giving neutrals the boot. We've rounded up ten hue-happy bedrooms that are sure to inspire the colorholic in all of us!
When I grow up, my dream house is definitely going to have a slide! And probably a secret bookshelf door, a hedge maze, and a moat filled with spicy queso... but I'm getting ahead of myself. Slides! In houses! Here are our top five picks (in no particular order).
When you picture an industrial interior, do you also picture pink? I know I don't, which is why this space made my eyebrows do that one up/one down thing they sometimes do when I'm confused. Initially, I wasn't sure
Imagine approaching your next room re-do with an anything-goes, no rules decorating style. Does that sound like fun or does it sound like a recipe for disaster? Done the right way, however, you could have something quite remarkable to show for your work.
The living room pictured above belongs to Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac fame whose wife, Kristen, just happens to be an interior designer. Elle Decor describes the Buckingham residence...
This lake home is open and airy. Both are acheived with the help of its color pallette, which is white and white and more white. Sounds like a lot of white, right? It is, but it also lends a lovely and inviting continuity.
You've probably seen a few DIY chevron projects lately, but... holy mother of all chevrons! This teal and silver wall blows all other chevron projects out of the water!
It is no secret that the "ranch" was the go-to architectural style of the 1950's. Check out how this family decided to update their Ranch home for an eclectic, modern feel.
This Sherman Oaks, CA home got a much needed makeover: a return to its original design roots.
For whatever reason, the portfolio of New York-based photographer Chris Cooper is chock full of architectural images taken in Texas... and you can just feel the sun shining through. I promise, after a good browsing session of Cooper's work you'll be feeling inspired - and itching for Summer! Try it.
Today I've got what I can only assume is a much-needed, mid-week, mid-winter pick-me-up in the form of some serious eye candy. Are you ready? Let's do this.
Those are big words, I realize, but this really may be the brightest, happiest, most perfectly colorful space I've ever laid eyes on. Don't believe me? Read on!
The title says it all. Folks, I've got nothing but eye candy for you today! So sit back, relax, and grab a bib - you're going to need it.
During this month of office and workspace related posts, I say we take some time to remember the little guys, i.e. the kids or kidlings as I like to call them. Because let's face it, they need dedicated creative spaces just as much as the rest of us!
What? "Thriftastic" is totally a word. And really, it's the best word to describe this cheerful, all-in-one home office/crafting station.
Azure, cobalt, sapphire, navy, powder, midnight, Prussian, electric, indigo, royal, ice, baby, robin's egg, peacock, ultramarine, aquamarine, steel, slate, cyan, Oxford, Cambridge...is there another color in the spectrum with so many synonyms in the thesaurus? One way or another, all seem to be represented
This may be one of my favorite workspaces to date. It's clean and modern with a Scandinavian vibe - or in other words it's absolutely gorgeous!
It helps to have a few architect buddies in your list of friends, especially if you're planning on turning a run-down, 19th century school house into your dream home. Residents Richard Renaldi and Seth Boyd, both photographers from New York, called in a few favors to do just that.
Minimalistic, boxy and transparent. What is this lamp made from?