We love it when furniture can serve more than one purpose. Especially when the second purpose is storage - who doesn't need a little more storage in their home? That's why we love a good old fashioned trunk! They add an old world feel to any space while providing a hiding place for a ridiculously large magazine collection - or whatever else needs hiding.
Here's one of the living rooms we've done in the past:
The weather is warming up... time to go outside and take a few minutes a day to just kick back and relax! I've been looking around for some new seating to create the perfect outdoor living space and thought I would share some of the fun things I have found. (I am not recommending these together for a "look" - not at all). More of a mixture of different pieces I thought were interesting and beautiful during my search!
It's Spring! Let the colors outside of your house speak to the design inside of your home. Purple and green go naturally together. They don't compete, they just complement one another. So, why not use them to bring a little bit of color into your space.
All in moderation, though, please. We do not recommend going and painting an entire room purple or green and then filling it with like colored furniture. It's best to take an otherwise neutral palette and play it up with these beautiful colors. Here are a few examples of the combo put together in fun, yet sophisticated ways.
This house has basically got it all... a dash of funk, a hint of rustic, a heap of old world, a sprinkle of modern and a whole lot of sex appeal. What an amazing combination of all things beautiful. They did black and white the right way - not even close to boring. I would love to hang out in this living room or curl up in that plush white bed.
I'm not sure if it's my new surroundings of Connecticut, but I'm really loving traditional design more and more lately. There is something very cool about appreciating and incorporating traditional design in your home. Below are some examples of traditional style infused with personality.
It's been awhile since I've had a nice relaxing Sunday. New home + new baby = no free time! But today the hubby and I have decided that besides a little light cleaning, we get to nap and relax when baby does! So cheers to a long overdue lazy Sunday!