Bedside table VS bedside chair…

I was browsing the addictive Brittany Makes blog when I noticed the transformation of her bedroom. It got me wondering about using chairs in replace of nightstand or side tables. Bedside chairs Bedside tables I haven’t done this series in forever. See more in the VERSUS category here. {birch & bird, the design chaser,the cuban…

Versus: decorating with book spines or covers

I am really digging the idea of displaying book covers. I also love color coordinating book spines but showcasing pretty covers isn’t a bad choice. Which would you do if you had to pick?

Versus: Black or White subway tile?

So we all know subway tile is classic. It will never go out of style and looks well both in kitchen and bath settings. With that said, which do you prefer? Black tile or white? {Images via my Pinterest boards, Nuevo Estilo, the Decorista Daydreams Tumblr, The Aestate tumblr, Young House Love}

Versus: to color coordinate books or not

You know I love my bookshelves and I tend to gravitate more toward books grouped with like hues. What do you prefer? Does it make a difference or are you concerned more with how the shelves are styled & if it’s a combination of vertically & horizontally placed books?

Battle of Celeb Pads: Adam Levine Versus Jonathan Adler

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…

Versus: Starburst mirrors…decorate with one or many…

I wasn’t on board at first with the trend…but I know I like them most when paired or quadrupled. So it got me wondering, do you prefer one starburst mirror or a wall filled? {Images via Michelle Williams Interiors, Vogue & my pinterest}

Carpet/Rugs: Pattern Versus Solid

{Lonny} From abstract, geometric, chevron, trellis, houndstooth and floral designs, graphic rug or carpeting gives major impact to a room. Often times people design their whole color scheme around the hues within a rug. They help divide and separate zones in open floor plans as well as anchor conversation areas. Some prefer a more neutral…

Open floating shelves VS cabinetry with doors

In the past I’ve said I could never have open shelving in the kitchen. Although my cabinets are neat, I never want to feel obligated to have everything picture perfect should I be in a rush one day putting dishes away. But the more and more I see them, I really like the look. It…

Asymmetrical VS Symmetrical…

{The Aestate Tumblr} Some people think symmetry in design is boring and too safe. I personally love it but if something isn’t symmetrical, I prefer that it’s at least balanced. By that I mean, if there is a console table with a lamp on one side and a plant on the other, I would want…

Photos: hang vs lean….

I’ve blogged many times about modern ways to display family portraits and create gallery walls. But what is your preferred way to display art? Hanging or leaning the photos. I personally LOVE the idea of leaning pictures for one, it’s not as permanent as hanging art. I know it’s nothing to fill holes left from…

Bookcases vs Built-Ins….

New series where I’m having two similar things in design compete. For this one I wanted to start off with one of my favorite design obsessions: decorating with books on shelves. I like floating shelves but I also like when they’re enclosed in a case. But lately there has been some really slick built-in designs….