Purple & cheetah upholstery, zebra wallpaper in a nursery…

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That rhymed and I wasn’t trying. Summer Thornton has a few designs that caught my eye while browsing Marcus Design. Usually I shy away from heavy wood but the purple and cheetah fabric makes it too good to resist. Taking a look that is traditional and pairing with modern up to date patterns and colors can prevent any older home from feeling old-timey or stuffy…

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What I like about this room is the headboard, the layering of pillows, the bedding and the coral pops of color. Usually you see benches in front of beds but I like the chairs and small table as a nice spot to take in some coffee or catch the news…

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Then there is this….a nicely designed nursery with furniture pieces that will grow with the child. You can easily put everything minus the crib in other areas of the home and it’ll work. Despite using such adult pieces, the room doesn’t lack any of the cutesy elements that baby rooms have. The popular zebra wallpaper can go along with any animal themed room. Using rustic fall hues and blue is more of a modern room palatte. Durable leather poufs and velvet upholstery is soft for the baby but still very stylish.

A little bit of casual glamour…

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I came across this right after I published my color schemes:coral peach black & gray post. Don’t you hate that? Well I like this space because it’s lived in. As much as I love staging, I hate to see home tours so perfect with all elements of the homeowner’s interest removed, that it feels like a front. You can have a lived in look and still manage to be chic, classic, & fabulous. This area has a casual glam feel. Comfortable looking but luxurious qualities in the color palette, materials and textiles. Speaking of, I always love how black and gray brings the girly hues down a notch. Nothing about this space feels kiddish or tween. Love it.

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A coral & red explosion…

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This is a lot of color enveloping the rooms…..

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The furniture isn’t my style but the bones of the room is. I love black windowsills, gallery walls & reflection on the marble flooring. Usually I like area rugs to anchor spaces but this works…

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{Via Architectual Digest: designed by Stephen Gambrel, Mitchell Turnbough  Richard Lamberston, John Yunis w/ architect Pietro Cicoganani & photographed by Joshua McHugh, Jon Miller/Hedrich Blessing, Scott Frances & Oberto Gili}

A lovely gold, tan & coral tablescape….

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This tablescape is stunning. Love the hues and how warm it feels. Pretty and light for a Spring or summer wedding and perfect for fall. The burlap natural elements makes it a little rustic. The gold accents brings in the glam. I also like the idea of different seat cushions. Making sure the colors stay in the same party, keeps the look cohesive despite various patterns.

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{Via Inspired by This}

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You don’t understand the happiness I get when I see plum hued sofas…

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Or grape chairs or any shade of purple in upholstery. A nice contrast to the white piece. This is also a good idea for families. You know that one family member who has the white room all decked out in its monochromatic pureness? And then said family member dares someone to step foot in it as the room is for visual eye candy only. Well, if they took a cue from this room and added a darker richer tone, they could actually enjoy their space. Just make everyone sit on the couch with color. Instead of a solid white rug, opt for one that has some color patterns. That way the room can actually function and not feel like a museum.

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{Nuevo estilo as seen on delight by design}

Color Schemes: Coral & Turquoise…Peach & Tiffany Blue…

Sometimes you come across a picture that sparks a color combo that you might want to use in your home. I’ve always loved the color turquoise and the coral hue for summer. What better way than to combine them both. Typically seen in jewelry, it makes for a fresh Spring feel to an interior space…

{Pinterest}

Jazz up any shelving unit by painting or wallpapering the backs…

{the Lennoxx}

Peach hued ceiling and tiffany blue painted molding…

{designed by Lindsey Coral Harper}

These Chinese Chippendale chairs are everywhere nowadays. The coral lining the table runner and seahorse framed art really makes this a coastal feel…

{El(living) CE(concept)

This nursery is such a nontraditional color scheme but it works well for a boy or girl. Very gender friendly and the chevron patterned rug anchors the room…

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Life’s a Beach: Coral, Starfish, Shells Decor…

There’s something so natural, beautiful and calming about beachy decor. This post will show you ways to take elements from the ocean and incorporate it into your home without taking the theme too literal. I especially like it because it’s part of how I decorated my bathroom. The neutral pic above is so calming to me. Certain elements like the circular shapes are repeated throughout the space from the chairs, to the mirror to the vases. Doing that in any space makes everything cohesive…

{Elle Decor}

Bookshelves are not solely for books. As I’ve blogged about HERE, you can accessorize shelving with artifacts or random collections, in this case shells, starfish and coral. With the backs of the shelves painted teal, it allows the sea life finds to pop and not get swallowed up in a white-painted unit. I also love the Moroccan Pouffe ottoman. I need one of those in my life…

{Wedding Bee}

This is such a beautiful dinner party setting. Anytime you lay pillows down to sit on, you already know it’s a relaxed atmosphere. Hanging a curtain full of capiz shells (something that be found at World Market) & using sheer fabric hung from a canopy made of sticks has such a romantic feel…

{Kelly Interior Design}

Okay, yeah the pillows are pretty literal but how cool is it on these white chairs? I love the black piping on them and the Black Walls. Yall know I will forever be biased with black walls considering my post about the OBSESSION with the color. I think with the creamy doors and mantle in conjunction with the ivory carpeting, it prevents the room from appearing too dark and drag. Continue reading for tons more…

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