Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Over the weekend I saw Gatsby and I was blown away. It was beautifully put together and the music was amazing. It brought me back to the days of grade school and book reports. Remember the cover of the book we all had to read? Here’s a little round up inspired by that color palette.

1. Red Pendant via Ikea

2. Multi-colored Clock via Hive

3. John vogal Bench via West Elm

4. Yelllow Vase via Vase Showcase

5. Striped Pillow via La Maison d’ Anna G.

6. Jonathan Adler Butterfield Sofa via Zinc Door

7. Mint String Shelf via Finnish Design Shop

8. Yellow Side Table via Finnish Design Shop

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One of the most classic and recently super popular color palettes is black + white. But throw in some gold and you’ll take it to another level. You can find inspiration for this trio just about anywhere these days, but when it’s done right you’ll notice a balance of all the different elements.

If you don’t want too much gold or brass in your home but you like the look, then you can opt for warm walnut wood finishes instead. It will achieve the same aesthetic, but a more understated version.

1. Art by Cathy Daley via SF Girl by Bay

2. Brass Pendant via Michele Varian

3. Goetz Sofa via Herman Miller

4. Futura Mobile via Poketo

5. Large Format Camera via Fancy

6. Gold Dotted Pillow via Joss & Main

7. Porcelain Bowl Set via Arteriors

8. Air Plant Pod via Love Adorned

9. Bookcase via CB2

10. Jana Brass Desk Lamp via Euro Style Lighting

11. Gold Leaf Coffee Table via Zinc Door

Monday, February 18, 2013

I love the colors used in this episode of Color Theory. As usual, I gained my inspiration from an album cover. Purples and pinks are so fun to design with, but I decided to throw in a pop of yellow. As opposing colors on the color wheel, they contrast each other perfectly. Mix in a few other colors of course, especially some neutrals, and you’ll have a powerful color palette that will bring a ton of personality to any space.

1. Kast Storage via Hive

2. Snowpuppe Pendant via Taska

3. Eames Hang-It-All via Hive

4. Tea Armchair via

5. Peacock Rug via The Rug Company

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Let’s talk color. Emma + Chelsea have a great post on color if you want to learn the technical stuff they teach in design school.

Color can be really easy, while complicated at the same time. But, the most important thing is to have fun with it. One way to make it easier is to look for inspiration everywhere, paying attention to how colors work together and what you like about them. Personally, I love album covers. I also love book covers and movie posters, but album cover designs tend to be a little more abstract. They play with colors and graphics in a very fun way.

1. Sky Glasses in pink via ModCloth

2. The End Bookend via CB2

3. Martini Side Table via West Elm

4. Hi-Light Task Lamp via PB Kids

5. Baggu Bag via J.Crew

6. Chrome Tufted Chair via 1st Dibs

7. Ava Tufted Sleeper Sofa via Urban Outfitters

Friday, October 5, 2012

In design school there was a class devoted to color theory and it was awesome. We got to play with this weird material (I couldn’t remember what it was called even when I was in the class). We got messy as we played around mixing the colors while we understood how they worked together. But, it wasn’t until I got my first design job when I really started to have fun with color. Now, I can’t stop….

1. Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Clutch via Nordstrom

2. Zooey Chandelier via Perch

3. Atelier Chesterfield Sofa via Anthropologie

4. Nelson Sunburst Clock via Hive

5. Dream Cardigan via J Crew

6. iPhone Case Pantone Yellow via Far4

7. Kelly Green Glass via Heath Ceramics

8. Lucky Brand Corral Moc via Bloomingdale’s

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lately I’ve been sort of wrapped up in all the amazing designs that involve flowers, nature and growth. Whether it’s a chic editorial shot or a romantic bouquet, I think floral design is so inspiring.

And since interior design is one of my passions, I decided to let nature inspire me….

This living room is the home of of artist Kirra Jamison. Of course an artist lives there, right? Her space is modern yet vintage, colorfully balanced and clean yet lived in. Jamison’s living room, along with these flowers, feature a couple of my favorite colors, green + pink. But they also seem to have the same, stylishly-casual vibe.

These corsages are dark, moody, rustic and elegant… Just like this lofty cabin. The area rugs, drapery and throws are elegant, yet paired with such rustic architecture. I love the contrast.

I thought it was appropriate to pair edible flowers with cool kitchen design. And they both seem to have a delicate love affair with the color pink.

These flowers are such a beautiful mess, still in the boxes waiting to be arranged. Their lack of forced, over-styled arranging reminds me of this eclectic space designed by Justina Blakeney. She’s so great at creative reuse, pairing vivid colors and combining worldly, thrifted finds with modern elements.

Simple, elegant and understated perfectly describe both this moody interior and beautiful photography by Leentie.

I’m really not sure which is more striking, the floral lady or the powder room design. But no doubt, they’re both bold, linear and fabulous!

This living room is vibrant and full of personality. The brave pink ceiling is so fun, you can just tell that whoever lives there has an interesting life. In a much more delicate manner, these flowers and the lady’s dress give off the same worldly vibe and just so happens, a similar color palette too.

Simple spaces with pops of color are my favorite. This is Bri Emery’s bedroom and I’m in love with the pops of yellow, just like this gorgeous flower arrangement. There’s so much life and energy in the color yellow.

Retro-fabulous, right?! I could’t believe when I saw this floral party and immediately paired it with this colorful interior. Both have the perfect amount of retro style while still current and stylish.

This centerpiece, like this living room, is romantically vintage while both are also modern and minimally designed. There’s nothing more romantic than pastels.

Top image: Elle Korea

***I spent time putting this post together only to spend even more time searching for some of the image credits without success. If you know the sources, please contact me and I will add them.