Archive for the ‘interiors’ Category
What could be better than white walls and soft light, when it comes to interiors? Not much, if you ask me. So here’s a handful of interiors that have the best of each, light and white. I vote we all pack our bags and move into one of these. Blogger commune, anybody?
(above) gorgeous flat
Looking for more interiors inspiration? Check out my interiors board on Pinterest.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with these old spaces decorated with modern furnishings. I love the way the two eras sit comfortably side by side, each highlighting the great qualities of the other. Unfortunately, not all of us are able to live in one of these amazing classic spaces, so we need to find a way to fuse old and new within our existing setup.
If you have a more modern space, or perhaps something a bit nondescript, instead of relying on the space to give you that vintage look, try adding a piece or two of old furniture. Set in a sleek, modern kitchen, an old well-used farm table makes quite an impact. Or try a heavily detailed dresser, maybe spruced up with a new coat of paint. If that feels like too much, pick out some old accessories – anything that will give you a bit of variety is good. Just like we want to pair sleek pieces with a bit of texture, we don’t want our spaces to read as a single note in terms of style and time frame. It’s time to unearth that old vase your grandmother gave you and give it a new life.
I haven’t ever been a huge fan of pink. In general, it’s always been a bit too girlie for me. BUT lately, I must admit that I’ve been loving the muted pink tones I’ve been seeing in minimal, modern interiors. So today’s interior obsession is dedicated to that once girlie hue that is suddenly cool…
Okay, so in fairness, that last shot isn’t really an ‘interior’, but they should would look good in a living room or dining room somewhere. So they made the cut.
What do you think of this design trend? Yay or nay?
Throughout the past years, there has been an upswing in the use of natural materials, a decline in the use of plastics, and by association, a desire for realistic finishes. This can be seen in fashion in the appeal of matte nail polish and messy hairstyles. In the interior scene, it has shown most clearly in a profusion of matte accessories like those by Jonathan Adler and honed stone countertops. But as is the nature of trends, once the pendulum has swung in one direction for long enough, its opposite becomes desirable once again.
And so it is that the high-gloss lacquer finish has once again started to appear on the scene. This is not the shiny granite counter and plastic of the 80s, but a measured amount of gloss, tempered by materials that have limited reflection; upholstery that ranges from cottons to velvets, paint that includes both flat areas and lacquers. I’m not talking about a single glossy accessory, but high-gloss paints on walls, shiny cabinets or sparkling reflective floors or ceilings, something to make a strong impact. And how can you give this trend a try in your own home? Try using a high-gloss finish for that colored accent wall, or add a lacquered furniture piece to heighten the shine factor in your favorite room. Just don’t forget to balance it out with some non-reflective surfaces, they make that gloss really shine!
How are you adding shine to your home?
(above) Gloss and Matte Paint Job
There’s something about dots that just makes me happy. Perhaps it’s thinking of the sweetness of a retro polka-dot dress, or maybe the fact that it’s a rounded shape with no sharp intrusive edges. Or maybe it’s the repetition that really gets to me. No matter the reason, injecting a bit of dottiness into your home decor might give it the shot in the arm it needs.
Polka dots are most easily brought into the home with accessories. A duvet cover, lamp or pillow makes an easy way to dottify your space without getting into it full force. But if you want to go all the way, a wall full of dots in one or many colors can make a huge impact. Or use multiples of items like plates or round hooks to give that polka-dot effect while adding some texture and perhaps a little bit of extra hanging. Confine your dots to a piece of artwork or just go completely dotty!
(above) Duvet Cover