A playful yet sophisticated Vancouver penthouse condo…

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Offsetting the white concrete floor is extreme attention to the fifth wall
made with embossed tin painted in black. It adds an interesting texture to a space often forgotten. Some rooms were inspired by Adam Levine‘s home and I can see the inspiration with the wood.

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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.

Carefully Edited but Liveable Aesthetic: interiors designed by Greg Natale

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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…

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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.

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Love the gray & blue hues…
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Tuesday’s Tips: DIY ideas with roman greek key shades, chevron coasters, & tufted headboards…

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Did you know you can create a Roman Shade using Bamboo Blinds?

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Ever think of painting ceramic tiles to create some funky coasters? Try Design That Inspires‘s tutorial…

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Lastly I love me some tufted headboards but not the prices of most. Check out how you can do it yourself on High Styling.

If you have room, place a console table or bench at the edge of your bed…

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{Suzanne Kasler}

A very romantic room above. Really makes me want to create diy roman shades. I know tons of people spend a lot of time in their sleeping space. Not only that, I often see images of interiors where there is a ton of dead space in front of the bed. To me, this is the opportunity to add additional furniture. Either a console table that can double as a desk, or a bench where you can put shoes on in the morning. Need more storage? Consider putting a luggage trunk. If you have even more room, a small sofa will be lovely with a coffee table in front and an armoire housing a tv. It can be a private space to catch up on the news and sip some coffee before getting ready for the days activities. I just feel a room is more complete with something at the foot of the bed….

Lovely black and white. Bold but not overpowering.

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This argyle styled headboard is ultra fabulous to me. I like the glossy finish of the footboard. Soft purples are relaxing and calming…

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{Elle Decor}

So glam with a rug that makes you wanna sink your toes into. Love the lacquered and gold coffee table, the textured grasscloth wallpaper and the shape of the headboard…

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{Luis Bustamante via La Dolce Vita}

Masculine, streamlined, tailored and very stylish. This could be so coastal chic if there were sheer white fabric draped over the bed…

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So which would you prefer: a desk, console/coffee table with chairs, a sofa loveseat, some sort of storage unit like baskets or a trunk, or a bench/ottoman?