Bedside table VS bedside chair…

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I was browsing the addictive Brittany Makes blog when I noticed the transformation of her bedroom. It got me wondering about using chairs in replace of nightstand or side tables.
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Bedside chairs
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Bedside tables
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I haven’t done this series in forever. See more in the VERSUS category here.

{birch & bird, the design chaser,the cuban in my coffee, Apartment Therapy’s Danielle Moss home, & Live Creating Yourself}

Versus: Black or White subway tile?

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So we all know subway tile is classic. It will never go out of style and looks well both in kitchen and bath settings. With that said, which do you prefer? Black tile or white?

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{Images via my Pinterest boards, Nuevo Estilo, the Decorista Daydreams Tumblr, The Aestate tumblr, Young House Love}

Versus: to color coordinate books or not

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You know I love my bookshelves and I tend to gravitate more toward books grouped with like hues. What do you prefer? Does it make a difference or are you concerned more with how the shelves are styled & if it’s a combination of vertically & horizontally placed books?

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Battle of Celeb Pads: Adam Levine Versus Jonathan Adler

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Arranged around an inner courtyard one open living area with a view is where Jonathan Adler lives. He has an indoor fire pit, skylights, and a groovy Palm Springs–style pool pavilion. Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi of the Connecticut firm Gray Organschi Architecture were hired, in addition to Hamptons builder Carlos Routh. The landscape was done by Vickie Cardaro of Buttercup Design Group…

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Love the wall detail and pops of color true to Jonathan’s aesthetic…

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Now Adam Levine too has a fabulous view in the Hollywood Hills.

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Classic photo of Dr. Dre framed. Love the velvet tufted sofa…

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Benjamin Moore’s Black painted walls creates a moody space with Merlot hued accents …

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That gun lamp is awfully popular and ironically sits under a framed photo of Tupac…

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His celebrity iconic images doesn’t stop.  A gallery wall of photographs featuring portraits of Kurt Cobain, Bob Dylan, and Stevie Wonder with Bob Marley…

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So if you had to pick, which star’s home would you live in? For me, I’d pick Adam’s…

Versus: Starburst mirrors…decorate with one or many…

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I wasn’t on board at first with the trend…but I know I like them most when paired or quadrupled. So it got me wondering, do you prefer one starburst mirror or a wall filled?

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{Images via Michelle Williams Interiors, Vogue & my pinterest}

Carpet/Rugs: Pattern Versus Solid

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{Lonny} From abstract, geometric, chevron, trellis, houndstooth and floral designs, graphic rug or carpeting gives major impact to a room. Often times people design their whole color scheme around the hues within a rug. They help divide and separate zones … Continue reading

Open floating shelves VS cabinetry with doors

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In the past I’ve said I could never have open shelving in the kitchen. Although my cabinets are neat, I never want to feel obligated to have everything picture perfect should I be in a rush one day putting dishes away. But the more and more I see them, I really like the look. It gives off a diner feel. It’s a great way to open a space and prevent a galley kitchen from feeling closed in. The floating shelves gives an airy element to a room and if you have beautiful dishes, why not show them off? Colorful bowls can serve as function and decor by infusing color into the space. So what do you think. Open shelves vs regular cabinets???

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Asymmetrical VS Symmetrical…

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Some people think symmetry in design is boring and too safe. I personally love it but if something isn’t symmetrical, I prefer that it’s at least balanced. By that I mean, if there is a console table with a lamp on one side and a plant on the other, I would want them the same height. If a mirror and a pic is hung over nightstands, I’ll need them to be hung at the same height. So what are your thoughts? First what do you think of this fabulous mirrored greek key console table? Such a statement piece…

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Photos: hang vs lean….

I’ve blogged many times about modern ways to display family portraits and create gallery walls. But what is your preferred way to display art? Hanging or leaning the photos. I personally LOVE the idea of leaning pictures for one, it’s not as permanent as hanging art. I know it’s nothing to fill holes left from nails but it’s an extra step one must take, especially renters when vacating property (after all, you want to get your security deposit back, just being real…) but it also is way faster. You don’t have to use rulers and levelers or go through THIS process of arranging a gallery wall or THIS technique when hanging photos. You can simply lean them from the floor, lean them from shelves, lean them from desks. Even if you have the same sized photos, all you have to do is get various sized frames and mats for those frames and then the photos will be viewed at different heights.

{Erika’s home, the blogger of Small Shop Studio}


{Images via Elle Decor, Small Shop, Desire to Inspire & Pinterest}