Saturday, July 31, 2010

Captivating Coral

Lately I've been so attracted to coral. It's the perfect mix of pink and orange and can be beautiful in many different styles of homes. Stick a coral pillow on a neutral chair or sofa and see how it transforms it from blah to brilliant!

How FUN is this?!?! OMG I love it! Black and white looks fabulous with pretty much anything but I must say, coral definitely brings the WOW factor.
{Miles Redd}

This photo is taken right out of the Williams Sonoma home catalog and it's marvelous. Modern, yet livable.

What can I say, it's Martha. Say what you want about her, the woman's good. The bright coral wainscoting on the back of this chest is so unexpected yet still soft and beautiful.
{Martha Stewart Living}

What a wonderful twist on the classic beach house. The beige and white Roman shade looks so tailored and the coral adds that much needed punch.
{Nancy Taylor Lynch}

Love the gray and coral! The tones in the gray really soften the brightness of the coral and the overall effect is very cool.
{Ideal Home}

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Life's a Beach

After spending a week in breezy, no humidity Michigan, I am feeling a little claustrophobic in this landlocked state. It's so refreshing to see such beautiful beach homes! Kick off your shoes and enjoy...

Beautiful, modern, blissful.
{Simple Home Decorating}

Love this Hamptons Beach Home.
{Elle Decor}

This shell mirror is to die for!!
{Country Living}

Having even just one piece of the Long Cove collection by Lexington will bring that much needed beachy feel to any home.

Of course I adore the Chinese Chippendale Chair. It adds a classic element while still remaining appropriate in a beach setting.
{Home Decor Site}


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Off to Michigan...

Enjoy your week! I certainly will...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I Love Pink

I have writer's block today and just feel like looking at pretty pictures of pink rooms. Enjoy!

{Country Living}

{Traditional Home}


{Katy Elliott}


Monday, July 12, 2010

Cottage Chic

I recently decided that my "decorating style" fits rather perfectly into that of the Cottage Style. While I think it is hard to put one's self into such a neat little box, it is important to know what style speaks to you. That way, it is less difficult to divert from it. Once you know your style, you can use its basic principles and then add your own flair. I enjoy how cozy and delightfully disheveled the Cottage Style can be. I am not the most neat person, therefore the Cottage Style really fits my personality and way of life!

I love this room! It really demonstrates that cottage doesn't have to be so informal. You can bring in some distinctive, ornate pieces and really dress up the space.
{Apartment 46}

Now this is my kind of cottage. The slipcover chairs and sofa are so classic cottage but the designer has chosen to bring in more modern elements to balance the room. The tall trees and the more modern shapes of the furniture really give it an updated look while still embracing the coziness of a traditional cottage.
{Our Suburban Cottage}

I like how the following two used a similar beige and cream toile on the windows. It's a nice contrast to the blue-green walls. Panels are so classic and really bring a cozy element to a room, while a Roman shade is much more casual and allows for a lot of light. I like how the first one brings in more masculine elements--the distressed leather chairs and wood ceilings--while the other one is much more feminine--the wicker table, lighter wall color.

{Cottage Living}

{Home Decor Exchange}

Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Red, White and Beautiful

I was looking through the real estate listings in St. Louis when I happened upon this darling Dutch Colonial in Creve Coeur. As I looked through the pictures, I began to get a familiar feeling--house envy. I have no idea who owns this house. All I can say is wow. The decor is so graceful and inviting. It is also very classically American. {Hence it's placement on the blog this 4th of July weekend}. American flags can sometimes appear kitschy in a home, but here they just add to the overall welcoming feel. I love the floors, too. Enjoy.

{FYI, we have the slipcover chairs at Lexington on sale for $899!}