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…

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}

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…

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….