Butcher Block

Friday, March 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Butcher block and wood counter tops are a beautiful and versatile addition to any kitchen space.  We love the looks of a small section of butcher block in a kitchen for the at-home chef or an entire kitchen with beautiful wood countertops.

Natural wood tones work beautifully with colorful painted cabinetry.  The navy cabinets shown in this kitchen, paired with brass pulls and fixtures, work perfectly with the waterfall edge butcher block.

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This adorable kitchen features contrasting black cabinetry and a light wood-topped bar.  The patterned tile and laser cut metal barstools add some charm to the space.

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For those who don’t want to care for an entire kitchen of butcher block, a small section is ideal!  This transitional style kitchen with white cabinetry looks beautiful with the built in butcher block .

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A more architectural example is displayed in this modern kitchen.  We love the warm grey and earthy wood tones together.  This configuration is perfect for entertaining!

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An interesting twist to consider trying with wood countertops is a herringbone pattern.  The pattern adds a special element to this otherwise simple design.

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This is another gorgeous example of textures and contrasts working together!  The rough concrete wall, smooth warm wood and grey-green cabinetry create such a stunning combination of finishes in the space.

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Stylish Children’s Rooms

Friday, February 23, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Children’s rooms are so much fun to design.  We have been gathering some inspiration for a new project full of whimsy and modern elements.  It is a challenge to balance the quircky and bold designs that little ones desire, while trying to make choices that won’t go out of style too quickly.

This shared girls’ room is sweet and mature.  We love the touch of bohemian textiles with contemporary artwork on the walls.  Keeping a shared room light and bright helps the space feel open.

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Source: http://www.mydomaine.com/amber-interiors-anderson-home


A fantastic watercolor cactus wallpaper is perfect for a boy or girls room.  Although the print is bold and fun, it would be great for all ages, even adults!

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This darling bedroom features warm hues of pink and gold.  The funky sputnik chandelier and wicker chair swing are playful elements that any little girl would get excited over.

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A boys room with a grown up mid-century flair is perfect in this small space.  This design would be ideal for a grandchild’s room doubling as a guest room.

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Ultra-chic floral wallpaper is an excellent choice for older girls transitioning into their teens.  Keeping the furniture neutral and comfortable is a timeless choice.

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A quaint, vintage-inspired design is displayed in this bedroom space.  The natural jute rug and antique metal bed are sweet touches that pull this look together.

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Rustic Meets Modern

Friday, February 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Mixing traditional and modern design elements together can create interior magic.  We love designs that give an old building or home new spark, while keeping some of its traditional integrity.  Whether the traditional elements are original or only made to look that way, we are still crazy for this look.

These rustic, salvaged ceiling beams and cabinetry add a charming element to this sleek open space.  Of course, the fantastic black marble island doesn’t hurt either!

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The rough texture of the brick walls in this space create amazing contrast against all of the smooth finishes.  The palette in the space is kept neutral, but there is so much texture keeping the eye busy.

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Sleek, modern wood paneling lines the walls and kitchen island as a new element in the space.  The stone floors appear aged, offering a rough texture in contrast to the other smooth elements in the kitchen.

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A reddish brick is displayed in this gorgeous open living space.  The warmth and brightness it adds with the white counters and cabinetry make the space so inviting.  We also love the mix of traditional and contemporary decorative fixtures used by the designer.

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Another light and bright example is displayed in this kitchen space.  The stone kitchen backsplash feels earthy and serene.  We love the simple raw woods used for the cabinetry also.

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Lean On Me

Friday, January 26, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

A casual, fun and edgy way to display art is by leaning it rather than hanging it.  This is a different way to style with artwork and mirrors that gives a relaxed lofty vibe.  These examples show different ways to display art by leaning it in various ways and in different spaces.

This example displays two tall pieces of art set on top of a shelf-like bench.  This arrangement adds interest to the corner of the room as well as adding height.  We love that they mixed some sculpture pieces in with the arrangement as well.

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Another interesting way of leaning art in a room is with a thin shelf that runs all the way around the room.  This example doesn’t require any damage to the beautiful wall moldings and allows you to switch the art out easily with your changing tastes.

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If a piece of art is large enough it may even work to have it leaning from the ground.  The proper space and low furniture are necessary for viewing the art at eye level.  We love the punch this quirky photograph adds.

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Another example that we love is mixing or layering art hung on the wall and leaned against the wall.  These black and white pieces pair perfectly together with the contrast they create.

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A more popular display that we see often is when a mix of framed art and other pieces are organized in a collection on top of a mantle.  We still love this look and its easy for anyone who has a mantle or shelf to accomplish!

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A favorite example of this styling trick is displayed in this gorgeous kitchen.  We love that the often neglected space above the cabinetry and appliances has been transformed into an art gallery.  The marble and brass shelf displays an art collection against the most beautiful forest green paint.

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Velvet Barstools

Friday, January 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Velvet has been used by interior designers to add an element of texture and richness for many years.  Lately we have been seeing furniture designers release beautiful new pieces covered in brightly colored velvets.  We are loving this trend of old meets new and wanted to share some velvet covered barstools that we have been coveting.

Gorgeous mustard colored velvet and brass barstools add a luxurious vintage charm to this cozy Parisian bar.

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A more modern rendition is displayed by these blush-pink barstools.  The ultra-feminine shade of pink and organic shape work perfectly together.

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These chic and cozy barstools were just released in CB2’s new collection.  The barstools are offered in two different colors and are an affordable option on this gorgeous trend.

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Brightly colored teal barstools make a fantastic statement in this sweet little kitchen bar.  The polished brass accents and white tile finishes work well with the cool tones and create great contrast.

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A more cozy and transitional velvet barstool is displayed in this restaurant bar.  The warm grey velvet and wood finish create a more neutral, earthy look.

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These deep, forest-green velvet barstools are the ultimate in sophistication.  The gold piping detail, sculpted wood legs and brass accents compliment the green velvet well.

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Brilliant burnt orange velvet looks stunning paired with shadowy bar lighting.  This example shows how versatile velvet can be when used as an upholstery material.  Velvet look gorgeous in every color!

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Sculpted Wood Chairs

Friday, December 29, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Sculpted Wood chairs have been our favorite furniture crush lately.  We love how each chair is unique and has such beautiful attention to detail.  Sculpted wood chairs add an organic element to a space and pair beautifully with contemporary and transitional styles.

This wood and leather armchair uses a nice sandy blonde raw wood that has great contrast with the black leather upholstery.

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Another beautiful example of sculpted wood armchairs is displayed in this gathering space.  The collection of different wooden chairs and tables works together to create a relaxed but polished vibe.

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Bright, sculpted wood dining chairs liven up this hotel restaurant.  The organic shape of the chairs offers a nice contrast to all of the right angles and lines in the space.

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This living space uses two different sculpted wood armchairs to create an eclectic boho style.

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We love the detail in this sculpted wood and leather armchair.  This living room space really showcases how versatile sculpted wood armchairs can be.  A slip-covered sofa, brass side table and very contemporary, industrial coffee table also share the space.  All of the pieces work together beautifully to create a winning look.

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Deck the Halls

Friday, December 15, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The holidays are a time everyone looks forward to each year.  Feeling festive and decking our homes with twinkling lights and cheerful decor is all part of the fun.  Every year we love to see what new, creative holiday decor ideas are being displayed.

This simple and somewhat masculine Christmas decor is perfect for the minimalist who still wants some holiday cheer around the house!  We love the black and white gingham stockings and simple potted trees atop the mantle.

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Another look we are loving is this winter wonderland vibe.  The all white decor with delicate white snowflake doilies and birch twigs feels fresh and inviting.

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Source: https://www.myvintageporch.com/diy-paper-doily-snowflakes/


Boughs of juniper, pine and eucalyptus clippings are perfect for any stairway.  The simple white lights, natural twine and white ribbon add a beautiful finishing touch.

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Source: https://southernhospitalityblog.com/holiday-parade-of-homes-2014-nashville-area/


This holiday decor has a toy-land theme.  The bold patterns and colors add a punch to this front entryway.

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A gold painted leaf garland and wreath is the perfect look for those who want holiday-neutral decor.  No matter what holiday you celebrate, this decor will make your home look festive and warm.

Our Golden Pear Wreath and Garland is generously adorned with gilded pears, pomegranates, and a full-bodied assortment of leaves. The shimmering fruits and leaves take their cue from the golden hues of the autumn season, making them appropriate décor from fall to winter.

Source: https://blog.styleestate.com/christmas-decorating/2017/11/1/29-dazzling-pre-decorated-christmas-wreaths-balsamhill


Another light and bright holiday look is displayed in this cozy room.  Rather than one traditional Christmas tree; try opting for many trees of different sizes.  This will make you feel like you’re in your own wooded wonderland!

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Source: http://onekinddesign.com/2015/11/13/50-christmas-decorated-interiors-for-a-winter-wonderland/

Bookcase Styling

Friday, December 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Bookcases and shelving are an excellent way to display your artwork, books and other decorative possessions.  We love that it is a practical use of storage and opportunity to create visual interest in a space.

A built in shelving unit with individual workspaces, gets dressed up with pops of emerald green.  An interesting touch is added at the top of the bookcase by flipping the books around backward to create a more uniform look.

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We love this black, white and neutral styling scheme.  The raw, natural wood tone and black and white sculptural elements and decorative books pair perfectly together.

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An all white styling scheme creates a chic look in these minimal, brass shelving units.  A key element to this look was not over-crowding each shelf.

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A more funky and eclectic styling is displayed in this floor-to-ceiling bookcase.  The colorful books and playful artwork warm the space and make it feel more vibrant.

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Another fun idea to style your bookcase, is color coordinating your books.  The rug in this space works well, tying in colors from all the books.

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This bookcase displays a more contemporary and minimalist style.  The bookcase itself is very architectural and is adorned with colorful sculpture and only a few books.  This styling allows you to appreciate each individual piece of decor.

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Moody Hues

Friday, November 3, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Taking the plunge, and selecting a bold paint color for your walls can be very intimidating.  However, when the right shade is chosen it can completely transform a room.  We have been crushing on some moody fall paint colors as our current inspiration.

Although red is known to be a warm color, this particular shade feels cool and subdued.  We love that it is unexpected and works so well paired with the tonal furnishings.

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Source: https://www.amara.com/luxpad/interior-design-trends-2017/


This icy, dark, grey-blue paint color looks fantastic with the vibrant emerald sofas.

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Source: http://annagillar.se/?p=9668


A true dark navy blue pairs beautifully with warm hardwood floors.  The moldings and ceilings painted to match makes for an interesting and quirky detail.

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Source: http://www.circu.net/inspirations/category/interior-design/


A sage colored paint works beautifully with warm and cool colors.  We love how earthy and serene this shade is.

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Source: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/a-merry-mishap-2033787/model-2065-4889951571


Shades of grey are always a favorite.  The textures and tones in this space feel sleek, luxurious and clean.

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Another gorgeous blue-grey shade is shown in this bedroom space.  The white ceiling moldings and white framed artwork really pop against this color.

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Source: https://www.brabbu.com/en/inspiration-and-ideas/

Dining In Style

Friday, October 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Dining rooms are spaces that we share special memories with family and friends over the holidays.  Whether your dining area is very formal or more casual, it is a space to come together and enjoy a great meal.  We have been swooning over some gorgeous dining space inspirations as the holidays grow near.

This ultra contemporary and glamorous dining space is highlighted by an Edison bulb installation, suspended from a brass ceiling grid.  We love the gold and grey tones together.

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Gorgeous emerald colored dining chairs are the statement in this dining space.  The mix of traditional and contemporary elements work together perfectly to create this posh look.

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A clean, feminine, look is offset by the bold and funky light fixture and art.  The colors and tones in this space create a gorgeous contrast and compliment each other well.

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We are always fans of a sleek black and white scheme.  Again, the blend of traditional and contemporary styles work together for a winning look.

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We love this quirky, non-traditional dining room.  The all white chandelier, black marble table, lucite chairs and contemporary shutters leave plenty for your eyes to look at!

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This dining room is all about texture.  The color palette is very tonal and organic; there are so many different textures and shapes that add interest.

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Black, white and blush is the theme here!  We love how clean and white this dining space is, allowing the blush chairs and black rug to really pop.

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A natural live-edge wooden table, contemporary chandelier and white piano-finish floors work together to create an eclectic loft style dining space.

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