Thursday, August 30, 2012

End of Summer Style

According to the popular saying, white pants are a style taboo once Labor Day has passed. So give your white pants a final run before putting them away until the next summer season rolls around. Whether you are heading to the beach or hanging by the pool this Labor Day weekend, celebrate the end of summer by looking the part. Top your white bottoms with a casual chambray shirt for a light and breezy look. Add coral and gold accessories to incorporate some color and finish off the outfit.

End of Summer: White Pants

Current/Elliott capri jeans

Sperry Top-Sider lace up shoes

J Crew shoulder handbag
$370 -

Michael Kors chronograph watch

Teardrop earrings

H M hair clip accessory
$3.15 -

Ray-Ban cat sunglasses
$140 -

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bathrooms With Color

Bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in a home, which means that they provide the ideal opportunity to experiment with bold color and pattern. If you're feeling extra daring, re-cover your bathroom walls with a vibrant wallpaper or paint color. If that seems a little too risky, then start by incorporating color in smaller ways. White beadboard, tile, or wainscoting are great ways to break up the amount of color on your walls. Install it on the bottom half of the walls and select a bold paint or wallpaper for the top half. Finally, the least risky way to bring color into a bathroom (or any space for that matter) is through accessories. Select a bath mat, towels, and artwork in coordinating colors for an accent that can easily be switched out.

Photo: HGTV
Photo: House Beautiful
Photo: Love Me Some
Photo: Martha Stewart
Photo: White and Gold Design

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

White Wedding Cakes

In my opinion, less is usually more. So when selecting your wedding cake consider opting for all white. Add interest through textures, flowers, and other small details. Fresh flowers are one of the easiest ways to turn a simple white cake into a jaw-dropping masterpiece. Nature provides beauty that can't be recreated!
Photo: Bella Figura
Photo: Brides
Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings
Photo: Style Me Pretty
Photo: Wedding Chicks

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Painted Floors

Sometimes there's no need to replace your old floors for a completely new look. If you're looking for a big change but don't want to invest in replacing your current flooring, then paint might be your answer. For a pop of color, paint your floors a glossy solid color. For added visual interest try creating some sort of design. Stripes or a chevron pattern are simple yet eye-catching. If you're feeling really bold, go for a large geometric or floral pattern. Wood floors can easily be painted, and little did I know you can even paint a tiled floor -- check out Love Stitched for a great tutorial!

Photo: Decor Pad
Photo: Remodelista
Photo: Apartment Therapy
Photo: Love Stitched
Photo: House Beautiful
Photo: House Beautiful
Photo: Hues and Cues

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Decorating With Color

Good Style was lucky enough to collaborate with Joanna from Arcadian Lighting on a guest post about bringing color into your space. Enjoy!

Hi there! I’m Joanna, a writer with Arcadian Lighting—a terrific source for all sorts of lighting fixtures, from modern to traditional. I love interior design and enjoy writing about it every day. It’s a dream job that lets me follow my passion. Today, I bring you ideas for adding personality to your space by incorporating color. The rooms below are filled with decorating possibilities that include fun pops of color. Thank you, Good Style for letting me share this guest post with your readers!

Interior Design Living Room Hot Pink Turquoise
Photo: Flickr Fotos
This living room with traditional architecture is infused with color and a bold eclectic personality. It takes a fearless soul to hang drapery panels in such differing patterns, but it works beautifully here because the same fabrics are repeated in upholstery and throw pillows.

Home Decor Lilac Console
Photo: Design Track Mind
An unexpected burst of color comes from the lavender console in this coastal d├ęcor. The colors coordinate with the patterned wallpaper.

Interior Design Living Room
Photo: Interior 2012
Brilliant pink and mint green make this great room come alive. The artwork creates a vibrant focal point, and I love the massive cage light fixture!

Interior Design Living Room
Photo: Garrison Hullinger
I love the colors in this living room! The pink tufted sofa does a great job of anchoring the space. The designer used an earthy palette to compliment the pops of color.

Living Room Interior Design Patterns and Bright Colors
Photo: Home Ideas
A collection of throw pillows brings a comfortable and casual vibe to this sitting area. The combination of fabrics is bold and interesting.

Contemporary Living Room Interior Design
Photo: New Home Interior Design
A contemporary country space is awash with color on a white canvas. The varied textiles give a global look, and are successfully combined with pretty folk art designs.

Dining Room Interior Design Modern
Photo: New Home Interior Design
Vintage modern pieces and brilliant color make for a comfortable open living space. I love the bits of blue that are incorporated through the acrylic pendant and set of dining chairs.

What's your favorite way to infuse bright colors into a space? Check out our color infused pendant lights at Arcadian Lighting.