Inspiration Boards

design obsession: hexagon

Ahh yes, my favorite 6 sided shape.  We meet again!

hicks hexagon wallpaper

Loving the Hicks Hexagon wallpaper.

Or if you’re feeling very ambitious, you can stencil it on your walls.  (I was kidding – but if you are totally insane and up for the challenge, the DIY can be found here. )

honeycomb painted wall DIY

hexagon wall

Seeing a lot of hexagon mosaic tile too lately!

hexagon tileThe above mosaic is very contemporary.  But the dark tile below shows how you can use this shape in a more traditional setting.

black hexagon travertine floor tile

Lovely pavers to use in your garden too!  I dig it. (Pun intended. Very corny yes indeed.)

hexagon shaped outdoor tiles

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Don’t worry – there’s plenty of honeycomb shaped treasures to share.

 hexagon inspiration boarda: embroidered pillow cover // b: mirror // c: bedding set // d: cuff bracelet // e: woven garden seats // f: rug // g: marble top side table

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Have a wonderful night all! xo

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(All photos link back to their original source, if known)

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color story: mint + beige

So 2013 is the year of Emerald according to Pantone.  Instead of boring you with yet another post about it, I will introduce its distant relative, and equally as fashionable counterpart: mint.   Mint is popping up everywhere, from the runway to furniture pieces.

It’s serene and refreshing.  Pair it with a creamy beige or khaki!  Here’s some inspiration shots….

mint and beige bedroom

In a sophisticated bedroom.

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mint and beige room

In a cozy living area.

mint beige and white room

Even in a kids playroom.

mint and beige hallway

In fashion too.

mint and beige fashion

mint beige style

Oh and for weddings I just love this palette!!

mint and beige wedding

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Here’s some minty treasures that are sure to rock your socks off:

mint & beige inspiration boarda: seafoam green deer head  –   b: studded cross body in nutmeg, Vestique  –   c:  geometric necklace, Blue Bird Lab via etsy.com  –  d: dipped mint hobo, Anthropologie   –  e:  big sky rug, West Elm  –  f:  mint fretwork pillow, Caitlin Wilson Textiles –  g: ferris wheel print, The Gingham Owl via Etsy.com –    h:  honeycomb glass pendant shade, Urban Outfitters   –  i: Salt & Pepper bowls, Paulova via Etsy.com

color story: burgundy tones

burgundy outfit

Maroon.  Wine.  Oxblood.  Raspberry.  Is it just me or are these colors everywhere right now?!

Dramatic.  Romantic.  Passionate.  Fierce.

From the streets ….

oxblood blazer and pleated skirt

…..to the red carpet.

emma stone red carpet oxblood

Awesome chunky burgundy scarf from Lulu Love’s Etsy Shop!

chunky burgundy scarf

Julie from the fashion blog Sincerely Jules wears it well.  Love these pants.

burgundy pants

I came across this amazing DIY  home dye job.   I love it, but I think I will just live vicariously through her blog post.

burgundy hair

Red has never been one of my favorite colors, so I’m not so sure if I could pull these looks off.    I think my fashion sense is too neutral and “normal”   What do you think?  I must not be the only one that feels this way!  Maybe I need to step out of my comfort zone….

Okay,okay…..here’s something I can live with – nail polish!

oxblood nail polish

OPI.  Going to CVS to get this ASAP.

You may ask: How does dark red look in a home?  Great.  Fantastic.  Wonderful.  But under one condition –  don’t overdo it.     A little goes a long way.

burgundy door

This red exterior door is welcoming yet sophisticated.  Painting the whole house this color would clearly be another story.

Because deep reds are so bold, first buy a rug or other accessory to “try on” the color.   I love this Amy Butler rug because it uses a peachy coral and a light pink to offset the red.

Amy Butler Caracas rug.

Lots of red items out there, here’s my faves:

burgundy tones inspiration board

1: Amy Butler Caracas Rug

2: Mitchell Gold Beverley Banquette

3: Leaping Hare Cushion from Helcat Design on Etsy.com

4: West Elm Ikat Diamond Napkin Set (NOW ON SALE!)

5: Burgundy Squirrel via Mazerandvee on Etsy.com

6: CoachMadison Dotted Op Art Wallet in Crimson

7: Zara Long Quilted Jacket (NOW ON SALE -69.99!)

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color story: brown + gold

Nothing says  “IT’S FALL BABY” more than brown and gold.  I’m serious.  These 2 colors are just so beautiful together.  Brown gives a classic, warm feel while gold brings the look of royalty.  Together they bring sophistication and style.  (Example:  Picture a Louis Vuitton bag…..What colors do you see? BROWN & GOLD. Coincidence? I think not!)

I wish I looked this good playing on my phone. Fascinated with the stacked bracelets.

This living room is well dressed.  Notice the cream colored sofa and how well it goes with the two colors.

Mmmmmm.

Gold marble Saarinen table? Yes!

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Inspiration board with lots of treasures just for you!

1: Palomino art via Z Gallerie   2: Fabrics via Duralee (top:  32181-67 ,  bottom: 180933H-104)  3: Ghana Vase via Z Gallerie  4: Brown Velvet X Side Table (avail to the trade only – ask me for details)  5: Sofa via Bentley Churchill (avail to the trade only -ask me for details)  6:   Franklin Media Cabinet via Dwell Studio  7: Mira Collection via Z Gallerie   8 : Richard Nixon Throw in Camel via Jonathan Adler  9: Handmade Wool Rug via Overstock  10: Linden Ottoman via Z Gallerie  11:  Alston Pillow via Z Gallerie  12: Tulip Leather Chair in Honey via West Elm  13:  Paper Mache Bowl (Brown/gold) via Etco on Etsy.com  14:  Antler Candleholders via West Elm  15:  MK5659 Golden Runway Watch via Michael Kors  16: Riding Boots via Tory Burch  17:  Gold Log Stool via the Future Perfect

(All images above link back to their original source, if known. )

design obsession: peacock

(Source: Wikipedia)

This iconic bird is the driving force behind many products and interiors that have been surfacing in recent months.  Although it seems to be trending lately, the peacock’s reputation and influence has spanned generations.  Respected in many cultures and religions as a symbol of love, compassion, knowledge, patience, and virtue, it’s bold colors are intriguing yet inspiring.

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(Source: Design Seeds)

Stunning peacock feather Palette

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(Source: Pinterest)

This chair is so fly because it practically has wings!  (sorry I couldn’t resist haha)

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This wallpaper accent is great in this room – it adds interest without being overwhelming.

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(Source: Pinterest)

 Peacock inspired hair highlights.

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(Source: The Laquered Peacock)

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(Source: Pinterest)

I wonder how long it took to do these nails??

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(Source: Laura U blog)

LOVE this bedroom.  The peacock inspired accents show through in a very subtle way.

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My favorite picks?? Ask and you shall receive.

a. Peacock Chair by Hive Modern – this chair comes at a pretty penny. Or 717,400 of them.

b. Dwell Studio Peacock Journal for Paper Source

c. Eddie Leather Accent Chair by Z Gallerie

d. Malone Aquamarine Vase by Z Gallerie

e. Handmade Peacock Clutch by Cutie Girlie on Etsy.com

f. Peacock Rug by Global Views (available through design firms only – contact me to order)

g.  Peacock Print by Dekanimal on Etsy.com

h.  Peacock Feather Linen Pillowcase by Giardino on Etsy.com

i.  Peacock Bowl by Jonathan Adler