Nautical Industrial Living Room Design

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Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’ve been thinking about nautical design in a non beachy way. Something more masculine and industrial in a color scheme you typically don’t see. You don’t see navys or red hues or aqua and tan instead gunmetal, charcoal gray, black and white is the palette. I wanted to mix metals & steel with chrome elements to give that warehouse vibe but also bring in sealife decor for the sofa (love the octapus and crab pillows) and bookcase. The caged light pendants and tripod spotlight is very urban. I also wanted some natural wood and rope textures to tie in the nautical look. This would be a nice design for a loft overlooking a shoreline somewhere. What do you think?

{pillows, caged light pendant, bar cart, anchor, metal lamp, rope handled tray}

Monday Morning Inspiration 6.9.14

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I have been beating myself up because I haven’t been as productive as I should. Nice weather kind of trumps getting anything done but this week I am not going to allow myself time for leisure until I cross off some main things from my task list. One thing that has slacked is my blogging. I will get it back together one of these days. I still have to share the sweet sixteen party I styled a few weeks ago. Anyhoo, cheers to a productive week!

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All images with the exception of the quote came from the tumblr page of Neiman Marcus showcasing their products.


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Tuesday’s Tips: from bar cart to bathroom cart

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If you are one of those people with a ton of products you use daily, you may want them in arms reach. Cluttering a surface without a tray is such an eyesore and maybe you have little ones that may accidently drop products styled on the toilet. A repurposed bar cart will comes in handy…

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Monday Morning Inspiration 3.31.14

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You know how that voice in your head sometimes makes you feel inadequate? It may tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, cannot and will not get that done. “That” thing you want to get done may be a short term, long term or life changing goal or accomplishment. Sometimes it’s not the people around you that makes us feel insecure. It may very well be ourselves.

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We can be our biggest hater (I hate that overused word), our biggest blocker. Often times we believe our own hype. All hype aint good hype though. Don’t allow yourself to feel as if you will lose before you even get started. We have nothing but time and all we can do is try. You’d rather try than be old and wrinkly rocking away in someone’s chair mad at the things you didn’t do or attempt, right? So do them. Set those goals. Do something daily to achieve them.

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Decorating with sparkling water bottles with pretty labels for bar carts or kitchens…

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Recently I purchased a few glass bottles of water with pretty packaging from World Market. Usually you see them on counters in staged kitchens or bar carts. I put mine on the counter as they are pretty sizeable. My pic is at the end but in the mean time, enjoy the pretty green bottles everywhere else…

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I am a sucker for pretty packaging and a few cans of sodas or bottles of beverages are a great inexpensive way to add color to a kitchen or bar cart.
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The latest from Society Social

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Here are my favs from the recent additions…

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I like having two coffee tables for smaller spaces…

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Add bright colored paint to the legs and handles of any table and chairs…

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Cobalt blue hues are so pretty and my thing right now. I have a few things in mind I want to spray paint this hue in my living room…

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That DOOR!! And the brick walls…and greek keys….

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They even have rings. This being my favorite one…

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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…

VERSUS

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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…

Lovely girlie images from the home of Alexandra of HRH Collection

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I love Alexandra‘s home. Ever since I came across her blog, it was the snapshots of her place that caught my eye. Light and airy, feminine & girlie, open wardrobes, dressing room, leaned mirrors, and plenty of floral indulgences. She … Continue reading