What draws you to this space? For me, the lighting wins hands down. It’s a unique fixture. I also like the navy and gray and molding.
I find this hue a beautiful neutral that’s fresh and modern. It compliments any color and I think it will be something I won’t tire of. I can’t wait for the raspberry and plum tones of my bedroom decor to stand out against a charcoal gray backdrop. What do you think?
Have you used this in your home? If so, what colors does your gray contrast with?
I could live in any one of his designed homes and be happy with life. The homes have comfortable looking seating that you want to lounge on but the spaces aren’t overwhelmed with things. It appears the choices of decor were carefully selected leaving a very clean look…
The molding is beautiful and gives so much character to the home. Love the arched entry. But with modern furniture, it feels fresh and not dated in time. I know a lot of people frown upon painting wood but I would totally do it too. To me, I appreciate the details more when painted white or black.
In the geometric decor post? Well here’s the rest of the home designed by Amanda Nisbet…
The felt blue walls gives the room warmth and a coziness that I love. The jewel tones are so rich and vibrant. It reminds me of this glamorous home. The classic chesterfield sofa with nailhead trim looks stunning against the purple chair. And my fav, the herringbone wooden floors. I would swap out the art for something abstract and move riiight in.
The magenta silk wallpaper is a bold and beautiful choice grounded by the black in the table and rug…
So last night when I got home I wanted to make a point in visiting my fav blogs & seeing where traffic is coming from to my blog so I could visit those sites. One that has been in support of my blog is Blanco Interiores. That’s right! I believe it’s in Spanish so I have to use the translator helper to enjoy it. I was pleasantly surprised to come upon a few recent projects of hers. This was my fav. A cool color scheme of yellow, white & gray with a minimalistic approach. Editing was careful and you can really appreciate what was left to accessorize this modern room…
I love the gallery wall. Just a nice cluster of mirrors and black and white photography. Even with the combination of black and bronze frames, it works. The second thing I love most is the mixture of pillows which is by far the easiest way to help inject texture and color to a space. And they’re so cost effective too that you can almost go crazy. Pillows help hide worn out sofas or stains etc. Play with the sizes and fabric. Adding a scarf is always a nice touch to keep things pulled together and not appear sloppy. Design Tip: Use branches from the outdoors to add to a vase with faux floral stems. Sometimes you can spend a pretty penny if you buy enough floral stems to get a full look especially when they go from $6 and up per stem. So adding branches (free) adds a nice effect. Spray paint them to look like these.
I like the usage of space. If you’re dealing with a smaller scaled apartment or living room, don’t feel as though you have to have a full 3 piece set. As a matter of fact, try to avoid buying sets if you can. I know most times it’s cheaper. I know it’s easier. But if you can swap out that last chair for a different, style, color or textile, you’ll make the space more interesting. Nothing worse than a room looking as if it was all bought from (insert store catalogue here). Maybe put that extra chair in the bedroom to create a reading area. Maybe the love seat is better served elsewhere like the basement for his man cave. If you don’t have room, consider ottomons instead. They take up minimum space. Or use directors chairs as seen HERE. These are options that allows you adequate seating without the bulk….
Another space saver solution that I love is ottomons, or cushion seats tucked neatly under a coffee table. More seating, no additional square footage needed. The tiger print is fabulous but I actually like everything about Cathy Triant Buxton’s living room…
Such a nice seating hallway area. If this is an entryway it’s definitely setting the right tone for the home. Do you play up your hallways or abandon them? What are your feelings on furniture pieces vs sets? How do you incorporate seating in a small space? I’d love to hear your thoughts .
I love a dark deeply rich in hues room. Combined with ambient lighting, we have a really sexy space. The architecture of the space above is a mixture of rustic & modern. The sleek fireplace is sure to set any mood. The vaulted wooden ceiling and beams makes it grand but the deep earth tones keeps it warm and comfy. It’s really the ambient lighting that sets it off. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to appreciate the ceiling’s beauty. Lighting is always something you don’t want to skimp on as it will do wonders in transforming your space.
The purples and raspberry hues really pop against the gray. The design is a simplistic approach but it doesn’t compromise comfort. I could see myself lounging on the sofas on the cowhide rug in those fabulous jewel tones. I also like how they painted the trim around the entrance (seen in the mirror) and window seat. It’s a great way to add color to the walls in a darker tone if you don’t want to commit to a wall filled with it. I especially like the blocked out area of black for the floating shelves. Gives that area a little interest.
Another mustard and gray combo with curtains puddling to the ground. That always makes a room feel larger even it’s not. Especially when the rod is near the ceiling, regardless of where the window starts. It draws your eyes upward.
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