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Friday, May 22, 2015
|image via Nicole LaMotta|
Create synergies: Make the pieces in your room talk to one another. The brass chest complements the brass lamp, while the pillow combo picks up the pink in the rug without being too matchy matchy.
Choose timeless pieces: When mixing styles, it's important to choose pieces that aren't going to go out of style any time soon. Timeless styles like mid-century modern are timeless for a reason: they have clean lines and simple designs that you'll never get tired of. Pieces that are classic and simple will easily blend with other styles rather than fight them.
Incorporate vintage: Authentic pieces are so important to a rooms overall look and feel - vintage pieces give a room soul, and add intrigue. Flea markets are a great source for vintage, and online, you can find great stuff with resources like Etsy, Craigslist, Ebay, and Chairish (my personal favorite; with a concept like Craigslist but with a much more curated collection, and great photos of their products).
In big pieces, go for neutrals: Larger pieces command more attention in a room, so mixing a bunch of different styles with say, a kelley green sofa can be more challenging. By sticking to a neutral color for bigger items, you'll be able to create a more cohesive look when paired with other styles.
If you love it, it will work: Style, in any form, is an expression of your true self. I've got a mix of styles in my home, modern, mid century, bohemian, vintage; and the reason they all work together is because I love each piece. I couldn't imagine sticking to only one style, because that doesn't express who I am and what I like. My golden rule is that if you truly love a piece, go for it.
01. Cb2 piazza sofa // 02. West Elm martini side table // 03. Chairish Sarried brass trunk // 04. H&M pom pom pillow // 05. Cb2 pink pillow // 06. Cb2 floral pillow // 07. Serena and Lily palisades chair // 08. Chairish nomad rug // 09. Nate Berkus for Target basket // 10. Globe brass lamp // 11. Buddy editions Dance print by Erica Lambertson // 12. Chairish mid century credenza
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
|image via Apartment Therapy|
Rugs: I go back and forth on this one. On the one hand, cooking with a nice turkish kilim rug right under the stove seems like disaster could strike, but on the other hand, a rug in the kitchen really warms up a space where you may not have much control over the look and feel of the room. I think this also depends on your layout, a narrow aisle would do well with a rug, but if you have more of an open kitchen a rug under the sink might be the better bet for you.
|via Door Sixteen|
|via House Tweaking|
|via Veneer Designs|
|via Our House|
|via Lonny Magazine|
|via One Kin Design|
|via Style by Emily Henderson|
|via Smitten Studio|
|via The Design Files|
|via The Style Files|
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
I've long admired the work of Amber Lewis, and when I came across this gorgeous house designed by her I had to share it with you. The style is so quintessentially Southern California, with modern lines, layered textures, and bohemian touches that all come together in such a collected, comfortable, and cohesive look. I'm ready to move in! All photos by Tessa Neustadt via Amber Interior Design.