Interior Design

design obsession: mixed metals

With brass and copper making a huge comeback in the design world, one of my favorite looks is to mix metals.

black and white kitchen and mixed metals

mixed metal fashion

Black and white kitchens are the perfect set up for contrasting metal tones.  The faucets and hardware become like a piece of jewelry.

black and white kitchen with brass and chrome accents

mixed metals in the kitchen

Brass and chrome are an obvious pair, but the possibilities are endless.

 

Aged Bronze with steel gives a modern vintage look.

love this kitchen - black, white, stainless

The key is contrast.  Pairing very different metal tones will give a unique, high-styled appearance.

mixed metals living room

Loving the brass and copper accents together in this kitchen.

copper in the kitchen

Is that a blinged-out shampoo niche or what?!

sparkly accent tile niche

Here’s a few of my favorite metallic finds:

mixed metals inspiration board - Vim & Vintage Blog

1. Avery Metal Lamp | Crate & Barrel 2. 3pc Mixed Metal Canister Set | CB2 3. Fulton Light | Hinkley Lighting 4. Winslow Cabinet | World’s Away 5. Copper Real Good Counterstool | Blu Dot 6. Stool | Jayson Home

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color story: gray + cream + linen

It’s a cold and dreary February morning here in Texas.  I don’t want to get out of bed.  36 degrees may seem warm to half of the US right now, but my skin has definitely thinned out in my years removed from the Mitten State.  Although I can’t seem to count the good things about this time of year on 2 hands, one thing that can be beautiful is the peaceful solitude and lack of color. Grays + creams seem to go hand-in-hand with winter.  They are soft and subtle.  Deep and calming.  They make you just want to curl up in a corner with a blanket. Herz Allerliebst bedding

I think that is why this color combo is so popular in bedrooms.

sophisticated and simple gray bedroom gray linen and white bedroom

Deko's House - Bedroom - Emma's Blogg

A kitchen composed of all neutrals is my absolute fave.  I love how light and open it feels. Tobi Fairley Pleasant Valley Kitchen

Gray and cream can be quite stunning. And stylish. gray coat + cream sweater

I love the soft gray tones, but also the charcoals, too. They add just the right amount of drama and contrast to the space

modern creams & gray living room Joanna Laajisto - Finlandia Caviar Toilix chairs

Check out this lovely paint palette from Better Homes & Gardens!  (click on picture below to get more info on colors) warm gray paint colors

This look is pretty hard to mess up.  Just pair varying neutral shades and textures together, in a mix of warm and cool, and you’ll have that polished, relaxed look:

color story - gray, linen, and cream color inspiration board - vim & vintage blog

sofa, chair: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | pillows: dwell studio | paint color: Benjamin Moore, Kendall Charcoal | rug: Dash + Albert

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6 table lamps i’m loving right now

I’ve been looking at lighting for a client this morning and thought I’d share some of my favorite finds:

6 table lamps I'm loving right now

1> drooling over that clean crisp white marble base

2> cream ceramic paired with a linen shade.  A steal at less than $50!

3>  this would make an awesome desk lamp

4> my favorite color dipped in gold.

5> obsessed with this pendant so of course a lamp in the same style would be delightful.

6> earthy wood with your choice of a gray, white, or cork shade. Thank you Target!

For links to these and a plethora of more lamps, check out my Lighting board on Pinterest.  Happy Tuesday!

modern Austin charm

Did anyone catch Austinite Chelsea Fullerton’s home tour on the Everygirl?  If not, feast your eyes on this slice of design pie.

Chelsea Fullerton's home

Chelsea Fullerton - the EverygirlChelsea Fullerton's living room

Chelsea is a lover of all things made.  Whether it’s designing a logo or website, or creating a piece of furniture with her husband, it’s clear she loves the process of telling her story through design.  So much so, that she helps others do the same.  She launched her company Go Forth Creative back in 2012, offering creative direction to other businesses.

Judging by what she did with her home, I could safely trust her with my life.

coffee table vignette - the Everygirl - Chelsea Fullerton

Chelsea Fullerton's back porch - the Everygirl

Living Room Nook - the Everygirl, Chelsea Fullerton Home Tour

Easy going.  Lived in.  Simple.

Chelsea Fullerton's home - built in shelving - the Everygirl

In the article, she mentions her love of Craigs list bargain hunting and shares tips on working from home.  I’m pretty sure we could be bff’s.

Chelsea Fullerton's office

I love the little accents of Texas throughout her home.

Chelsea Fullerton's bathroom

details - Chelsea Fullerton's home - the Everygirl

Chelsea Fullerton

To read or see more, click here.  Happy Monday!

(photo credits:  Sarah Natsumi )

the crisp, white bath

White is my all-time favorite “color”.  It’s so refreshing, calming, and uplifting.  If you are going for a look that is clean and timeless, white is the way to go.  It works especially well for kitchens and baths.

Because the weekends never seem to hang around long enough, I thought I’d supply you with an assortment of bathroom eye candy for your Monday morning.

Nellie Residence by HooThe mosaic wall behind the tub warms up this sophisticated bath.

custom calacatta marble bath  Top to bottom Calacatta Marble?  Yes, please.

 

simple all white modern bathSimple and modern.

white and gray modern bathMixing in various textures gives this bathroom personality!  The charcoal accent wall really makes the white pop.

 

Beautiful Austin Home by Ryan Street and Elizabeth Stanley via Domaine HomeAustin based architect Ryan Street and designer Elizabeth Stanley curated this lovely bath.

white modern bath with wood counters and floating mirrorWood countertop + floating mirror = bathroom heaven.

 

Residence III by J. IngerstedtPenny and hex tiles have made a huge comeback.  White tile with a gray grout gives off a vintage, lived in look.

all white mediterranean moroccan modern bathAnd who doesn’t just love a Moroccan inspired bath??

Which one is your fave?  Do you think embracing white is incredibly chic, or painfully boring?

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