Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To the Walls

This image is from Elle Decor and has been floating around the internet for a while, but its definitely worthy of another look. 
via Elle Decor
The trick here?  Red frames!  What a great way to add some color and interest to an otherwise bland hallway.  Notice that all the frames match, but are different sizes and are hung a bit haphazardly for a more casual feel.  The red frames are paired with black and white photographs, which keeps the composition from becoming overwhelming (color photos and colored frames might feel a bit chaotic).  This idea could be re-created with any paint color and in any space!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Coming Tomorrow...

I'm excited because tomorrow I'm launching a new series:
Back in January I posted my list of decorating projects for the year (see the complete list here) and number four was to fill up my walls (there are lots of them).  This series will focus on finding, framing, and displaying art, mementos, and objects on your walls.
Stop by tomorrow and check it out!

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's All in the Details

I love to browse catalogs for great decorating ideas. 
This photo in Pottery Barn's latest issue caught my eye:
I love how they mixed the farm table with their version of the iconic Navy chairs.  This kitchen has a sort of rustic/industrial vibe but still feels very modern.
But what got my attention was the cabinetry in the upper left corner of the photo.
Notice how the cabinet is painted white but the doors are trimmed out with black paint.  This small contrasting paint detail really calls attention to the cabinets and the items displayed inside. 
This would be an easy, inexpensive way to freshen up some existing cabinetry.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Best of the Blogosphere

After several weeks of sickness, I am hopefully (keep your fingers crossed and say a few prayers) back to the blog.
While I have not actually been blogging, I have been thinking about blogging and that has been pretty productive.
I've decided to start a few series to add to the blog in addition to more random posts.  First up is Best of the Blogosphere.  No time to peruse all the blogs out there? No worries, I will do it for you and give you a weekly roundup of my favorite goodies.  Here it goes:
Jenny is the ABSOLUTE QUEEN of DIY and I do not know why she doesn't have her own show on HGTV because she would be fabulous on it. Her DIY's don't look DIY at all, they look amazing. She repainted some fugly laminate in her bathroom and it is killer! 
From this:
To this:
Sheer genius - addressing things that we can't easily change in our homes and making a positive out of a negative.  This week features ideas on how to update oak kitchen cabinets.  Great ideas abound:
how to update oak kitchen cabinetry
This is exciting because I can't wait to see all the wonderful things she will do to it!  This is one of her design boards for a client, so beautiful!
Jamie wants to go there for her birthday.  Can she book me a room?  For, like, a month or two?
I can't get this image out of my head.  Love the pillow combo.
Can't wait to see what next week brings!

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Perfect Room

If your room is less than perfection, just hang one of these interior portraits on the wall and play pretend.
Study in Honeysuckle Interior Portrait 8x10
All artwork is available through Driftwood Interiors via Etsy.