Inspiration

Constance and Laurent’s Office

Constance and Laurent’s Office

Image: Milk Magazine, photography by Karel Balas The office of Parisian couple Constance and Laurent is simple and luxe at the same time. The furniture’s clean lines and the architecture’s simplicity are complemented by a plush Moroccan rug, classic window treatments, and a bit of softness on the seat, courtesy of a sheepskin. You can create  Continue Reading »

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Beautiful Buffets and Sideboards

Beautiful Buffets and Sideboards

Image: Weekday Carnival Buffets have come a long way in the last few years. You now can find just about any style, shape, size and color of buffet that you desire. I am personally a buffet fanatic – I have one in almost every room of my house! They offer great storage solutions as well  Continue Reading »

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12 Fun Patterned Runners

12 Fun Patterned Runners

Image: West Elm  Hallways and long, narrow spaces can feel unfinished, undecorated, and forgotten. It’s easy to perk these utilitarian spaces up though, just by adding a fun, patterned runner! Below are a dozen of the best ones out there, in a range of styles, colors, and prices, so you’re sure to find a winner among  Continue Reading »

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Millwork: In Praise of Molding & Other Detail

In Praise of Molding & Other Detail

Design: Stephen and Kerry Fuller; Image: Blayne Beacham on Cote de Texas  I’ve always had a strong affinity for precise detail work. That’s true whether I’m enjoying a great actor’s performance on screen or I’m drinking in amazing architecture during a home tour event. So when I see particularly stunning molding, millwork, or other detail  Continue Reading »

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10 Things to Learn From Mediterranean Interiors

10 Things to Learn From Mediterranean Interiors

There are moments in my design dreams when I want to get rid of all my stuff, paint everything white and live simply. And that’s exactly where the Mediterranean aesthetic gets it right. Right by the coast, the interiors are stripped down and focus on serenity and the views. When there is color it’s typically  Continue Reading »

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Beam Me Up: Exposed Rafter Ceilings

Beam Me Up: Exposed Rafter Ceilings

Design and Image: Jeffrey Alan Marks, “Jeffrey Alan Marks: The Meaning of Home by Jeffrey Alan Marks”, Rizzoli New York, 2013 I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering if they put the wrong name on the author line of this post, aren’t you? How that little image of the person who wrote this could possibly  Continue Reading »

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Get the Look: Minnie Mortimer’s Library / Dining Room

Get the Look: Minnie Mortimer’s Library / Dining Room

Image: Vogue, Photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank The room above in Minnie Mortimer’s home beautifully does double duty as a library and a dining room. The choice was practical (too many books, not enough storage), as well as aesthetic (a wall of books is beautiful!). You can get a similar look by lining your walls in  Continue Reading »

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How to Add Interest with Graphic Wallpaper

How to Add Interest with Graphic Wallpaper

Wallpaper is definitely one of those trends that has an ebb and flow. Lucky for us it’s on the up and up once again and there are countless looks and styles ready and waiting to add new interest to our homes. The thing is that today’s wall coverings aren’t your grandmother’s – in fact they’re not even last decade’s. They’re fresh, eclectic, and full of personal style that you can design an entire room around.

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Trend Tracker: Mint Green Interior Accents

Trend Tracker: Mint Green Interior Accents

When I lived in Copenhagen, I fell in love with the minimalist, mid-century modern interior style, though it often felt a bit too colorless for me. I need tons of color in my life. A bit after I moved there I started to notice a fun trend that helped alleviate the lack of color: mint floors. These new mint floors still kept to the minimal aesthetic, while warming up the space and creating a refreshing palette. The color mint has been en vogue for a few years now but I’d gladly have it stay for a very long time. Here are some of my favorite interiors that use mint green as a focal point.

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Come Fly With Me: Using Airport Seating at Home

Come Fly With Me: Using Airport Seating at Home

When I sat down to write this post—I feel like we’re close enough that I can tell you these things—I wondered what the heck I was thinking when I pitched the idea of a piece about using airport chairs at home. Really? And just where the heck would I find examples of using airport chairs at home? Seriously. But, as you’ll see, I was quickly reminded of my inspiration that led to the suggestion. Why, y’all? Design icons created some of these, and that’s why they not only continue to be used in airports today but why they also can make great pieces for use at home.

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