Remember when I blogged about putting chairs in odd corners?

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I intially blogged about ways to make use of odd corners and featured the pic below. You can see that post here. Then I came across Coco & Kelley’s post showcasing the entire home. It’s dark and moody and the palette consists of just gray, white and black. The textures and layering allows the space to feel cozy and not become boring. It’s very masculine but fine for a woman too.

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Then I saw the kitchen and realized I also blogged about that on my decorating with cutting boards post.

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Lovely black gallery wall…

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I love coming across home tours of rooms I’ve blogged about before. You can see all of the times it has happened in my Remember When archives.

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Hotel Indulgences: The Ganesvoort NY

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So I have been meaning to blog about The Gansevoort Hotel in New York ever since watching The Kardashians take NYC. I remember drooling over the ginormous houndstooth chairs and the mix of patterns, textures and the glamorous look of … Continue reading

An eclectic white home tour that actually feels warm…

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I like this home tour because it goes to show you that you can have white walls, white drapery and white cabinets and still create warmth with the materials, textures, and colors used for furniture and decor.

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See more of Toufik Sarwa’s Toronto home designed by Montana Burnett on style at home.  The kitchen is super modern and beautiful.

{Photosย Michael Graydon with styling by Christina Hanlon}


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I love a dark and moody designed room….

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I love this bedroom. The different patterns and textures all within the same color scheme makes it a nice moody retreat from the day. It reminds me a bit of the room Kim Kardashian is staying in at her mom’s while her home is being renovated. I don’t have pics but if you watch the show you know what I’m talking about. It’s tone on tone black and charcoal gray and I love the drama of it all.
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The table is kinda creepy but I like the rest…
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This moody booth with the single crystal pendant is probably in a cocktail lounge somewhere. It allows intimacy without any distractions from what’s happening in the rest of the place. I think that’s why I like a dark space. It feels like a cacoon of sorts.

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Just because you have a dark space doesn’t mean color is removed. Here you can see the emerald contrasts nicely with the blue walls…

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Do you enjoy a moody room?

{Images via Justin Huxol and Dale Eramo
& Mcalpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, Bobby Mcalpine for House & Garden, Tommy Smythe, Kettner’s restaurant, }


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So I’m looking for black and white photography

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I am in love with architecture and skyline photograpy. I follow some amazing instagram accounts of photographers who capture some of my fav cities (Chicago) and I often see images I wish I could frame. It made me think how easier and cost effective it would be to tear apart a calendar and frame the pretty captures. Maybe I can blow up my own camera snapshots and have them printed in black and white too…
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Design Inquiries: winning the purple bedroom battle with your husband…

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I received an email from a woman who really wanted a purple and gray bedroom but had difficulty convincing her husband of the color scheme. Here are my ideas on winning this battle. First, when people hear purple they think Barney or lavendar and other really girly tones. However any trip to a local hardware store will show you the many ranges purple has. Look at the paint swatches and decide from there. They aren’t there to only help with paint selections as you can use the swatches to pick the overall color scheme of the room…

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