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.

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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!

Photo: Cityclectic Design
Photo: Decor Pad
Photo: Domaine Home
Photo: House Beautiful
Photo: Pure Home
Photo: Sadie and Stella

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Black + White Outfit: Day to Night

Like it or not, Fall is right around the corner, so it's time to start getting your wardrobe ready for the new season. One of my favorite outfits is a classic pair of dark jeans with a white button down. It's perfect for a polished day outfit, and transitions into night by swapping (and adding) a few accessories.

How to take this outfit from day to night:
  • Ditch the sunglasses and scarf
  • Add a necklace and chunky cuff bracelet
  • Tuck in the blouse (or just the front) and add a skinny belt
  • Swap out your daily handbag for a stylish clutch
  • Switch out day shoes (love these leather Converse), for heeled booties

Black + White Outfit: Day to Night

Equipment blouse

Converse black sneaker

Tory burch bootie

Coach duffel bag

Coach black handbag
$345 -

Catherine Stein stone necklace

Mango cuff jewelry

Glitzy Rocks earrings

Canvas black velvet shawl

Uniqlo belt
$24 -

Coach eyewear

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gray + Blue Master Bedroom

I just finished up designing this contemporary gray, white and blue master bedroom for a Good Style Design client, and I love the way it turned out (if I do say so myself)! Clean lines and a neutral palate make it a cozy and comfortable place to relax.

Incorporating fun accents like the teal-blue chair and matching ottoman, round faceted mirror, and clear Lucite laptop desk add a sense of whimsy to the space. The bold, graphic patterns on the area rug and window treatments add visual movement to the room and break up the solid elements. The best part is that all pieces are easily available and available for purchase online.

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