Thursday, August 14, 2014

Good Style Design: Pool Blue Weathered Living Room

About a year ago I launched the web-based interior design company, Good Style Design. The site features a collection of interior design inspiration boards that can be applied to almost any space. It is a great way to determine what your decorating style is, and receive space planning assistance and customized inspiration boards made especially for you. All suggested pieces are readily available from popular brands such as West Elm, Restoration Hardware, and Crate & Barrel.

Below is one of my favorite looks on the site. It evokes the feeling of a laid back, calming space while still maintaining a contemporary look with clean lined pieces of furniture.

Check out other looks over at Good Style Design!

Photo: Good Style Design

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Curtain Tiebacks

Curtain tiebacks are making a comeback! Not only do they add a nice finishing detail to a space, they also have the practical function of holding sheers and drapes away from a window. Typically most people think of curtain tiebacks (or holdbacks) as a more traditional home decor element (for example, those tassel tiebacks that your Grandmother had in her formal living room), but recently they have made quite a name for themselves in contemporary, eclectic, and transitional interiors. Materials such as leather, acrylic, polished chrome, and even bone make the curtain tiebacks below perfect accents for non-traditional interiors.

Photo: Anthropologie
Photo: The Curtain Rod Shop
Photo: Urban Outfitters
Photo: Urban Outfitters
Photo: Anthropologie

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mixing Throw Pillows

Incorporating differnt colors and patterns of throw pillows is a great way to add some fun to your decor. Start with an overall pallette or direction such as pastels, florals, neons, or full on rainbow, and then begin building your throw pillow collection based on that. Once you've determined your overall look you can shop around for throw pillows that will help you to achieve it. Try places like Home Goods, Pier 1, Target, Etsy, and my very own Carly Ahlman Design. Just grab styles that you love as you see them, then you're guaranteed to acquire a well thought out collection of throw pillows that you truly love.

I'm continually working on my two-of-a-kind offering of throw pillows, and my website is a great place to start your collection (www.carlyahlmandesign.com/store). All styles are 16" x 16", not too large for side chairs, not too small for sofas.

Take a look at the inspiring interiors below and get started on your mixed throw pillow collection!

Photo: Blocnow
Photo: Homedit
Photo: Jangrue
Photo: Roomology
Photo: Sonehed
Photo: Tastemaker
Photo: The Interioz