A special thanks to Westbrook Interiors for this truly inspiring approach to window treatments. The blue shutters are jumping out of the photo at me. I can only imagine how stunning they are in person. I may also have to use the pillow color combination for my home. I have the same draped casual fabric on my sofa and have been struggling on the selection of throw pillows.
Photography Credit: Westbrook Interiors
As you continue to read my blog you will start to recognize a reoccurring theme in my posts, chairs. I am in awe of chairs. They were the very first type of furniture to ever be designed and made by man. They provide not only a resting place for weary legs, but many times a source of visual pleasure. The chair below is the Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671). It was originally designed for Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1956. The original and most traditional design, as seen below, is a supple black leather with a rosewood veneer shell. I have also seen this chair upholstered in white leather and it is sexy. Definitely not appropriate for a home with children or red wine lovers. Thank you to Desire To Inspire, a blog I regularly visit, that originally posted this image.
I love everything about this image. The perfect shade of white on the walls, the slim lines of the gray bureau, the deep sheen in the floor tile, the playful layering of the crystals on the pendant fixtures and the amorphous shape to the pair of vases on the floor. I consider myself a transitional designer and this image epitomizes everything I love about design.
Moving from a tiny place in Beacon Hill to a more spacious apartment in Cambridge has seriously increased the size and amenities in my kitchen. I now have a full size refrigerator and oven! Sadly I haven’t quite reached the beauty of the kitchen below. I love how the stainless appliances play off of the gray veining in the marble, and who wouldn’t love an utterly modern chandelier over their island. Pretty? Absolutely!
It’s rainy and chilly in Boston today, yuck! It’s one of those days that you just want to pull the covers over your head and snuggle in for the day with a good book. For a little bit of extra motivation for the day I wanted to share one of the bedroom images that make me happy and full of energy. It’s a bit on the feminine side, but it could make a lovely master bedroom for a single gal or a fabulous guest bedroom.
Who wouldn’t fall in love with David Hick’s light and airy sitting room. It is the perfect blend of neutrals and pastels with just a pop of color from the chocolate brown in the ottoman and sharp grass green of the sofa to balance out the design. Typically I try to steer clear of too much symmetry in a space, but the matching side tables just work for me in this room. Utterly chic, utterly divine, utterly pretty.
Sadly I can’t remember where I came across this image. But it was this image that started to turn me around to the color blue. As a designer I tend to design with shades of green, always assuming that the blues would look too nautical or like baby boy’s nursery. This photo has proved me wrong. There is a sophistication to this room that I believe the blue helps to bring about. I was so inspired that I just painted my bathroom a dark navy and it looks fabulous.