Saturday, October 30, 2010

My idea of comfort & style

I love this room.  From the B wall decal right down to the pine cones.  It just screams comfort to me and I could lounge around here all day.  

I've realized lately that I'm still really drawn to a more relaxed natural environment (as I've always been), but also love all things blingy and luxurious.  Finding a way to incorporate both feels in our home and achieving a cohesive balance can definitely be a challenge, but it's one I'm really enjoying.

I recently purchased a smoky purple duvet cover, but now I'm thinking I want to mix in the purple hues with smaller accent items only.  Maybe I'll exchange this for a charcoal gray one to go along with some purple flowers.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another great use for salvaged wood

I was very lucky to get some great salvaged pieces of wood very similar to the ones used in this photo from my brother up in Vermont.  My plan is to cut them down and use them for shelving in our kitchen.  I was totally inspired by this pic though and want to save a couple pieces to make a cool table top with them.  I'm sure I'll have no problem finding a great base for it....will post some pics as soon as it's put together!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photographer Tony Duran

I came across this print in one of my ELLE DECOR's the other day and fell in love with it. The colors and contrast are amazing.

For me it evokes feelings of nostalgia, loyalty & sexiness and just feels like a total classic.

Want one!!

Living with luxury and pets

I absolutely love the elegance and chicness of this room and, more importantly, that there's a dog lounging on the gorgeous pink chair!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Inspirational pic of the day!

As I continue with my current transition into using a cooler palette in our home I've really been drawn to the color purple in just about every shade.

My favorite though is a more gray-purple like the sofa in this photo. I'm also trying to incorporate a lot of black and white for contrast, as well as crystal and chrome.

Having a blast so far! I'll post some before and after pics when it's complete!

Hope everyone is having an inspirational day!