Inspiring Interiors

mid century minimalist meets boho chic

  Rachel Bilson's antique arm chair

Welcome to the home of Rachel Bilson and lovie Hayden Christensen.  Rachel is best known for her roles in The OC, Jumper, and now Hart of Dixie…but since I don’t watch too much TV, she is possibly best known to me for her amazing relaxed, boho style.

Rachel Bilson with Antique Piano

Rachel Bilson's Living Room

Her new pad is the feature on this month’s Lonny, I suggest you check it out.  Designed by the super talented Kishani Perera, this home is an intermingled yet completely balanced reflection of Bilson and Christensen’s personal styles.  It’s beautifully blended with cultured prints, vintage pieces, and simple lines.

Rachel Bilson's Home.

Accessories at Rachel Bilson's home

Paging Dr. Hart:  I may need life support because your home is drop dead gorgeous!

(Corny? Ehh.  Okay whatever I’ll take my jokes elsewhere.)

Rachel Bilson's boho modern home

Happy Friday!! xo

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(all images link back to their original source)

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design obsession: moroccan style

Morocco: A magical land, rich in history, culture, and charm.

It’s no secret that it’s top 10 on my bucket list.  I dream of traveling to Marrakech, strolling through the marketplace, and photographing architectural and scenic wonders that are like no other.

The style is timeless.  A constant influence to so much of the design and fashion world today.  The attention to detail is impeccable, from the arches and architecture, to the refinements of the tile and latticework.

So naturally, I adore anything inspired by this amazing place.

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Wallpaper by Urban Outfitters!

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Behold the La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh.  DROP. DEAD. GORGEOUS.

This freakin pool!!!

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Everybody needs a lil Moroccan in their life. 🙂

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a)  Light fixtures, Viva Terra   –  b) Teal Moroccan Veridigris Earrings, from Christina Nicole via Etsy  –  c) Geometric Cuff in Grey, Deja Vu  –  d) Sandals, Charlotte Russe  –  e) One Shoulder Dress, Deja Vu    –    f) Carthage Pierced Lantern, Home Decorators   –    g) Tahla Lantern, Z Gallerie  –   h) Rug, Ikea   –     i) Chinese Garden Stool, Wisteria   –    j) Moroccan Inspired Photo Frame, Wisteria   –   k) 4 Door Mirrored Console, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)  –     l) Votive cups, Z Gallerie   –    m) Jacqui Coffee Table in White, Bungalow 5    –    n) Light Fixture, to the trade only (contact me for pricing/ordering)    –   o) J.L. Rhein Pillow, Wayfair   –     p) Macau End Table, Home Decorators

for the love of a good map

So I’m celebrating Columbus Day by doing a tribute to something Columbus could have definitely used on his journey:  a good map.   Maps are double duty: a work of art & useful information all printed onto one pretty piece of paper!  Some can have symbolic or personal meaning, such as keeping a map from a destination traveled or a place you love.  In the age of GPS technology and Google Maps, they are something we often take for granted.   (Can you imagine drafting up an accurate map to scale?? Just think about many years mapmakers spent trying to do this!)

I’ve been seeing more decor and graphic design using maps in creative ways lately, and I’m totally in love.

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Using a large map on an accent wall creates a nice focal point.

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Map for a baby’s room :).

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Groups of framed maps in brightly colored frames – I love this hallway!

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Using a real roll up or vintage map as a piece of art.

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Or you can do one framed map that carries special significance.

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I’m seeing lots of DIY map art in Pinterest these days.  These 2 ideas are easy to re-create.   You can print free maps online of your favorite past vacations or cities you lived in and then frame them.  Genius right? And inexpensive!!

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I found this company online that does maps for your favorite university campus, sports venue, city, or state.

This Michigan State University map (above) sure brings back many memories!! GO GREEN!!!!

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(Photo credits in order of appearance:  one twothreefourfivesix  |  seven (left, right)  |  eight   )

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eye candy: rediculously fun kitchen in South Austin

Good Afternoon!

I’m hoping this lively kitchen will brighten your day the way it did for me.  Designed by Austin’s Loop Design, this South Austin residence was remodeled, bringing in a  more open concept for owners who love to cook and entertain.  The owners also must love color!

 

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(All kitchen pictures via Houzz)

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Don’t you just love those paint colors??  They’re from Sherwin Williams in case you wondered :).

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And that awesome light fixture?  Here’s a similar one for $199 from CB2!

 

 

mid-century modern ranch home

This mid-century modern ranch was transformed into the perfect home for one Austin’s foremost music club owners with an extensive hot rod collection. The addition of a six-car garage and bedroom wing created the extra space and functionality needed for the home.  – Dick Clark Architecture

 Featured in this summer’s Atomic Ranch magazine, this amazing home is a eclectic mix of modern and retro.

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A bridge gallery was added to connect the new addition with the existing home.

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A combination of mid-century furniture with modern architectural design.

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I can’t imagine having a red kitchen but I really like it in this pic!

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Hello bath floor tile.  You inspire me.

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(All photos from Dick Clark Architecture’s website. )

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Happy Friday! xo