Friday, September 30, 2011

friday fun find: statement pillows

Use pillows as fun statement pieces, like these from Naked Decor.  Throw a whimsical twist on a formal living room or use them as pops of color with a neutral palette!

Day and Night in the Forest Pillow

Happy Stripes Hot Dog Pillow

Greyhounds with Jewels Pillow

Friendly Sea Turtle Pillow

Black Kitty Cat with Button Eyes Pillow

Stately Seahorse Pillow

Ahoy Matey Pillow

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

b salty, b sweet

There are a couple design elements that caught my eye at BB's Kitchen located in Aspen, Colorado, designed by Rowland+Broughton Architecture & Urban Design.  The red-hot accents hit me at first, creating such a striking contrast against the warm neutral wood tones.  The playful artwork takes center stage as well.  In the bar area, text art spells out the words "Purely Delicious" and a "B Salty, B Tasty, B Hungry" saying holds your interest in the dining area (playing off the "B" in BB's kitchen - genius!!).  The simple clean lines and sharp right angles of the space are yet another eye-catcher, yet are toned down due to the warm atmosphere.  And my favorite?  The bathroom!  The pin-up girl wallpaper sets a black and white backdrop, but is interrupted by the pop of the cherry red countertop.

Monday, September 26, 2011

dreamy duvets

Gorgeous duvet sets from Blissliving Home!  I'm not sure which one is my favorite.  The bold colors are fun and vibrant, yet the muted colors are so soft and comforting...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

wall candy

I've been a fan of Stacy Garcia's for a while now but have been a little out of touch with her work.  In flipping through an issue of Hospitality Design, I was once again reminded of why I'm so drawn to her beautiful wallcovering.  As you can see she's known for her unique patterns and bold color combinations.

Monday, September 19, 2011

dark & handsome

Rich and luxurious.  Industrial and rustic.  These are the words I would use to describe this amazing kitchen.  Oh, and maybe throw the word yummy in there.  How can anyone not picture themselves working, prepping, cooking in this kitchen???  The combination of the rich walnut cabinets, warm creamy marble and soft elm flooring is so inviting.  My favorite detail is the hand-troweled plaster backsplash, made to resemble an old concrete wall.  Along with the backsplash, the pendant lighting, barstools and dining chairs add the perfect contrast of industrial.  And the view?  Dreamy.

Friday, September 16, 2011

friday fun find: anthropologie hardware

I love all things Anthropologie, but by far I love their hardware the most.  All kinds, any kind, whatever kind you can think of, you will most likely find...

Boutennaire Knob

Bubbled Glass Handle

Creature Kingdom Hook, Owl

Dotted Zinnia Knob

Granita Knob

Shadeless Doorknob

Tweet Knob

View From Here Hook

Voilette Knob

Where Did I Put It Knob

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

forward to fall

I'm ready for fall.  I think.  Not that I have a choice, because it's surely on its way due to the cooler weather.  I just don't like what comes after fall (you know, that nasty "s" word...).  I love the beautiful colors of the leaves, the cooler crisper air, pumpkins, carmel apples, hayrides, cider, bonfires, big comfy sweaters.......and I love these crafty images that make me super excited for fall!