Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Target: Faribault Woolen Mill

I may be a little late to the party, but I am very excited about the Target collection with Faribault Woolen Mill that is launching this Sunday, November 2nd. Faribault is an old-school wool company based in Minnesota and creates the most amazing wool products such as scarves, throws, and other various accessories. Their line through Target will still maintain their high quality, but at a fraction of the cost. I am most excited about the scarves and throws, and may even pick up a tote bag. With winter quickly approaching, it's the perfect time for a great wool scarf, or two, or three. Get on over to Target on Sunday to shop the collection!

Photo: Target Blog / A Bullseye View
Photo: Target Blog / A Bullseye View
Photo: Target Blog / A Bullseye View
Photo: Target / A Bullseye View
Photo: Target / A Bullseye View

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Trend: Cobalt Blue

Cobalt blue is one of my favorite recent color trends. It can be applied to almost any space, in a large (paint all the walls) or small (add a throw pillow or two) amount. It's a classic color that sometimes borders on navy, and is appropriate for every style from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. Colors such as coral, pink, and gold are perfect compliments to create a complete scheme that includes cobalt. Finish it off with pops of bright white molding, accessories and accent pieces of furniture.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blog Makeover

It's about time for a Good Style Blog makeover. The blue and pink flowery theme has been well-loved, but a bit of a refresh is in order. Below are some of the possible logo replacements. The overall look of the blog is going to be black, white + grey. It'll be sleek and clean so that the posts can speak for themselves.

What are your thoughts on these options? I kind of love them all!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bedroom Update

Now that we are all settled into our new apartment, I decided that it was time to give our bedroom a bit of an overhaul. After much deliberation, we finally selected an upholstered headboard from West Elm. The simple rectangular shape and tailored tufting gives it a classic feel. I love the medium grey fabric and feel that it will really anchor the space.

Next came the Safavieh nightstands. They are relatively large (26"W x 26"H) which always feels better in a space then teeny, tiny little things on either side of the bed. They are a lighter shade of grey and will coordinate nicely with our existing Target bedding (#2). I am toying with the idea of buying new crisp white bedding, but that'll be a later addition.

Then I came across these amazing Geode knobs from Anthropologie and knew that they had to become a part of this room. We'll replace the little knobs on the nightstands with these beauties and it'll give them an entirely new look. To coordinate with the gold accents on the knobs, I wanted to bring in these tall, gold table lamps. Their funky shape and impressive height will allow them to become a focal point in the room.

Stay tuned for the final reveal!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DIY Chair Reupholstery

I recently came across a great find at HomeGoods (which happens often) and had to snag it. It is a mid-century modern inspired chair that has a beautiful solid walnut frame. The seat however was not as beautiful. It was plain red felt wrapped around a solid wood seat. In addition to it being very uncomfortable to sit on, the red felt was not exactly a showstopper. I decided to add a cushion to the seat and recover it with a fun patterned fabric. After much deliberation I settled on a tie-dye grey and white chevron from Duralee. It coordinates perfectly with our other living room furniture, and can now be used because it is no longer excruciatingly uncomfortable!

This project only took about a half an hour total. I removed a few screws from the underside of the seat, popped out the seat panel, cut the cushion to size, wrapped the new fabric around the panel, and stapled it to the back. A few more minutes of putting the screws back in and I practically had a brand new chair!

What do you think of the final product?




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cool Toned Living Room

This cool toned living room inspiration board suggests a scheme that is grounded yet fun. Clean lines and classic shapes balance out the large areas of color on the sofa, side chair, and area rug. Mixing black and white pieces of accent furniture with colorful upholstery pieces brings the entire look together.

Like this look? Visit Good Style Design to get a customized look for your home!

Photo: Good Style Design

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mixing Metals

Gold is back with a vengeance... But silvery finishes like polished chrome are still very in style. Hence where the trend of mixing metals has recently come into play. When done right, mixing metals in an interior can look very cool. It tends to create a bit of an eclectic feel, which is one word that describes my personal style perfectly.

The best way to bring this trend into your home is through accessories. Trends are fun to follow (not all of them), but follow them in a non-permanent way so that when they're no longer trends you can easily alter your look. Therefore, incorporate different metals through items such as lamps, candle holders, side tables, pillows, and mirrors. HomeGoods is my favorite place to look for reasonably-priced home accessories -- check it out!

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