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Comment from DesignStaging: Although it’s still 98 degrees here in Houston, I am ready for Fall decor and the warmth the colors bring.

Interiors for Families

I SO wanted to do a post about summery, beachy, coastal decor today – we’ve spent several days at Second Beach here in Newport while on vacation, and I’ve been more inspired than usual. However, the fact of the matter is that fall is just around the corner, and for those of us (most of us) who are not fortunate to actually live on the coast of some body of water, that often means switching up the seasonal accessories.

I definitely will not be doing any elaborate autumnal accessorizing this year, as we’re moving in a couple of months, so I thought I’d live vicariously through others who have created beautiful fall vignettes that might inspire you to do the same. Click on the photo sources for more information on how to recreate these looks, or use them as a jumping off point to do your own thing!

 

Cornucopia Table

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Design classic (16) – the steamer trunk

Comments from DesignStaging: so multi-functional in any space. Great blog!

Caribbean Living

Haaaappy Friday folks, what are you up to this weekend??  We’re going climbing tomorrow and then off to Singas again on Sunday – looking forward to another dose of that city!

So for today’s design classic post I thought I would take a closer look at something that’s been playing on my mind for approximately the last three years: the vintage steamer trunk.

(credit: Restoration Hardware)

Whether they’re used as a table, bar, end-of-bed-storage or simply to add a touch of vintage charm to a space, these puppies seriously have impact. I actually really dislike the ones made into chests with drawers (why would you do that to a gorgeous vintage piece?!) but the real deal trunks and suitcases are firmly lodged in my heart.  All I can say is that Restoration Hardware have a lot to answer for…

So here are my fave inspiration piccies right now:

Don’t really think it’s possible…

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Comments by DesignStaging: Staging works!

Sanctuary Decor

My sister is in town for a quick visit this week before she heads back up to my beloved Brooklyn. Her being here makes me miss living in Brooklyn even more and has put me into a heightened state of displacement. As it is, lately I’ve been thinking about all the exposed brick details I’m missing out on down here in this tropical paradise.

Thought I’d share some for you here…

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the bedroom…

I am proud to say that I have grown to appreciate the sanctuary of my bedroom. Merriam-Webster defines a bedroom (noun) as a room furnished with a bed and intended primarily for sleeping. (*I know what you’re thinking..lol)  With that in mind, I have removed the television and added low lighting, a water fountain, and soothing music to achieve the total relaxation intended.

Today, we have a variety of styles to choose from, from tradition to bohemian, contemporary to avant-garde…  you can define your design style through the use of color, textures, linens, accessories, etc. Currently, my taste involves a more sterile environment – white linen, neutral accessories, and light & airy window treatments. This definitely helps with the laundry – no more sorting and having multiple loads. What is your style?

Check out some of my favorite styles for the bedroom on pinterest… enjoy and don’t forget to turn off the lights when you’re finished! 🙂

Comments from DesignStaging: A West Elm look you can create yourself…. a wonderful way to repurpose our natural resources.

LE ZOE MUSINGS

You’ve seen me post this image before in one of my recent post, Natural headboards. Well, if you are really serious about making one of these, head over to design sponge for the complete diy tutorial!

Below are a few images from their diy post.

A great weekend project for all your weekend warriors!

‘Til next post, Kellie.

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Comments from DesignStaging:  Those who know me well knows that orange is a favorite, from my orange raincoat to the orange color walls in a previous home… such a burst of color!

Ciao Bella!

Amid all this heat, I can’t help but think about anything refreshing to conjure a brain freeze. Ice, snow, marble slabs… anything to take the edge off. All white spaces seem to do the trick, as well as feed my inner design addict. A neutral, monochromatic room has the potential of being boring and dated, but the spaces below are fresh, calm and most importantly, inspired.

The use of a warm off white (white with yellow or red undertones) and textured elements, such as white-washed bricks coupled with black furniture pieces, not only makes the space warm and inviting, but it also gives the space personality.

A cool white (pure white or white with blue undertones) and lots of natural light make spaces feel airy. You can ground the space with deep earthy colors like the reds and purples seen in this living room.

The cool white walls, doors and floors make…

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House Appeal

Every Summer I am overcome with fond memories of Long Island and the beach life style that it encompasses. Growing up within walking distance to the beach off the Long Island Sound, I soon realized that there was nothing quite like the Summer at the beach. Beach front homes with cedar shake shingles, the salt air, sandy dunes, ‘beach’ grasses blowing in the ocean breezes, and the somewhat rocky sand with tidal layers of dried seaweed along with an occasional horseshoe crab washed up with the tide. Life on Long Island….

The waves of inspiration taken from the ocean themed touches that incorporate natural beauty into interiors are indeed, ‘seasonless’. However, the Summertime feel is unmistakeable. Adding the color of the sea and the sky with an injection of subdued nautical details can perhaps emulate the beach-side scene. Whether you live by the beach…

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The magic of blue painter’s tape \o/

Stripes

Stripes in the home can create a lot of different vibes, all very powerful.

Here are some really great examples.

On HGTV Design Star, they created rooms for Kris Kardashian and this one  I lovedddd the walls.

Another cool way to incorporate stripes into your design is from the floor up!

Here’s one that’s kind of retro. Very cool.

You can also choose to create stripes on the floor with 2 different shades of wood flooring.  It adds another element to the room and adds so interest in an understated way.

 

For creating your own stripes, check out DIY Striping Paint Techniques.

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