Color Crush: Coral

Coral is a color that we associate with summer, so it’s fitting that we’re totally crushing on this hue right now! This beautiful shade of pinkish-orange emulates warm weather and beach days, and can be seen all over from home decor to fashion. Take a look at some of our favorite uses of coral!

Coral accent walls- for the bold at heart. These two examples are SO good.

Loving the green right up against the wall, and the complimentary shade of coral on the chairs!

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The combination of the contrast of white and coral plus the leather seats make this dining room so amazing. 

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Loving these coral tufted chairs from one of our recent projects!

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This chair from Anthropologie is made with it’s sweet, petite form and gold legs:

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And this coral campaign dresser from Land of Nod would be perfect for a little girl’s room!

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If you don’t want to commit to a piece of furniture or paint a whole wall in this hue, try incorporating it through textiles or art. We’re loving the coral accents in these two rugs:

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And as always, John Robshaw comes through with these gorgeous corals in his designs:

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Obsessed with these three pieces from Leslie Weaver (left), Renee Bouchon (top right) and Sally King Benedict (bottom right): 

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Um, how delicious do these look?! The perfect looking summer cocktail.

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Peach Side Babe from Essie is the perfect shade of coral polish:

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Our favorite Italian Herringbone throw from Lands Down Under (available at the shop!)
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And Pehr always has the cutest color and pattern combos in their bins and hampers:

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What color are you crushing on lately? Let us know!

Loving Lately: Patterned Tiles

One trend that we don’t see dying down any time soon (at least we hope not!) is the use of patterned tiles. They can be used in so many different spaces, and can always be counted on to provide a ‘wow’ factor in any room they’re in. There are many different styles of patterned tiles available, from traditional Moroccan patterns, to more contemporary designs. If you’re looking for a bold statement, or have a space that’s in need of a little something extra, patterned tiles are definitely the way to go! We’ve rounded up a list of our favorites along with some examples of the tiles in use. Take a look!

Our fave patterned tiles:

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Tile Sources: First 2 Rows- Clé Tile ; Row 3- Cement Tile Shop ; Row 4- Fireclay Tile ; Row 5- Popham Design

You can see by this list the wide range of styles & colors available- go neutral with a simple pattern, or add a bold pop of color to your space with these beauties! 

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We’re loving the uses of patterned tiles in these bathrooms!

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Kitchens are another common place you’ll find patterned tiles. They’re perfect for a bold backsplash:

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On the floors:

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And we LOVE the unexpected use of tile on the back of an island or bar:

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Just a little pop of pattern goes a long way!

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These tiles are also great for entryways, mudrooms, laundry rooms…the list goes on and on.

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What are some of your favorite uses of patterned tiles? We’d love to know! 

Entryway Essentials

The entryway can be one of the trickiest spaces in your home to design. As the first space you see when you enter a home, the entry has to make a good impression! A house should flow as you walk through it, not be disjointed, and the entry is where it all starts. You want your entry to be functional, but also be an aesthetic preview of what the rest of what your home’s design is all about.

There are key pieces that go into making a great entryway, so we’ve gathered a few items that make the list of our ‘entryway essentials’. Take a look!

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You could interchange a bench here depending on what you’re going to be using the entry for, but in most cases we think a console table is the way to go! It’s an extra surface to house frames, art, candles, light fixtures, vases and storage, which is great, especially if you don’t have many other surfaces for things like this throughout the rest of your home.

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When looking for a console, consider the size of your space and what you’ll be using it for. Do you need (or want) to store extra seating (like a couple of stools) underneath? If so, go for one with no shelves underneath. Stools underneath a console can be a functional as well as an aesthetic choice for your entry.

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[Image Sources: Noir, Mr. Brown, CB2, Room & Board]

If you need storage for shoes, books, boxes, baskets, etc, a console with one or more shelves may be right for you.

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[Image Source: One Kings Lane]

Mirror

A mirror is an essential component for any entryway in our opinion! Not only does it make the space feel bigger and add another design element to the room, it’s always good to get a last glance at yourself before you head out the door, are we right?! 😉 Make a statement with a bigger mirror, or have a smaller one in a vignette with other frames and wall decor.

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[Image Sources: Making it Lovely, Arteriors, Society Social]

Key/Coat Storage

In terms of entryway functionality, having a place to hang your keys, purse, coats, etc. right when you get in is a great way to keep things organized. You don’t have to have a basic old wall mounted coat rack, though- have this be a part of your decor! There are lots of great looking wall mounted storage options to choose from that look good and work well.

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[Image Source: HomeyOhMy]

Rug

Having some sort of rug in your entry, whether it’s a runner or another sized area rug depending on the size of your space, is a great way to add another element to your entry’s design, as well as having the functionality of catching the debris from outside. We love giving the entry rug a pop of pattern or color to really make a statement when you first enter a home!

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[Image Sources: Domino, Old Brand New, Lavender Sky Blue Etsy, Dash & Albert, Surya]

Lighting

Depending on how high your ceiling is, you can either go with flush-mount or a pendant/chandelier. Don’t be afraid to go bold with this fixture! Even though it does need to mesh with the rest of your home’s aesthetic, the entryway is a place to show off your style.

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[Image Sources: ThouSwell, Ro Sham Beaux, Noir, Mr. Brown]

If you have a large enough console, a table lamp can also be a great option! Use one on one side with other pieces such as a vase or candles to balance the vignette, or flank both sides of the console with lamps, placing a bowl on top of a stack of books for a more symmetrical look. 

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[Image Sources: My Domaine, One King’s Lane, Jamie Young, Arteriors]

Although the entry can be a tricky space to pin down, it can also be one of the most fun spaces to design. We hope this has given you a few ideas if you’re in need of an entryway spruce up!

 

Bedroom Paint Colors
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It’s amazing what a little paint can do to affect the mood of a room, don’t you agree? When it comes to painting, it’s important to first establish the aesthetic you want to create for your space, and this is especially true when it comes to bedrooms. Since most people spend at least 8 hours in their bedroom per day on average, you want to make sure that it’s a space that you feel comfortable and relaxed in, and what color you choose for your walls has a lot to do with that! There are so many routes to go when choosing a bedroom color scheme, so we’re here to give some examples of a few of our favorite bedroom hues that work with any style! Take a look:

 

Whites & Light Grays

Feelings associated: Clean, Light, Relaxing, Fresh

These are common wall color choices that are a great backdrop for any type of decor. Make sure to test these hues on the wall before committing to a whole room, as lighter colors like these are especially affected by light and other items in your room.

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Blues & Greens:

Feelings associated: Calmness and Tranquility

These soothing colors are perfect for a relaxing bedroom, both in light and dark hues. 

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Charcoals & Blacks:

Feelings associated: Drama, Elegance, Sensuality, Sophistication

Dark colors such as black and charcoal gray can provide a sense of sensuality and relaxation in a room. If you like the idea of bold hues like these, but may not want to commit to a whole room, try painting the wall your bed is on as an accent wall in a dark color for added drama.

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There are many factors that go into choosing a bedroom paint color and it’s important to take into account the overall mood that the color will portray. What colors are you drawn to in a bedroom? Let us know!

Loving Lately: Exposed Wood Cabinetry
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Hey hey! We hope February has been good to you so far! Lately we’ve been crushing on exposed wood cabinetry in the kitchen and bath. While paint is always a great option for cabinetry, whether you’re trying to make them stand out with a bold hue, or have them blend into the background by going with a more neutral option, the natural warmth that having a bit of exposed wood provides for a room is unmatched. We’ve been seeing this trend pop up more and more lately and we’re totally on board with it! So naturally, we’ve sifted through tons of images to find our favorite examples to show off to you; take a look!

 

In the Kitchen:

Loving the harmony in this one- the tiled floor provides a nice barrier for the wood cabinetry and surrounding hardwood flooring.

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In the Bathroom:

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Lots of natural hues mesh well in this gorgeous space- we’re especially loving the contrast between the blonde wood vanity and black flooring!

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Patterned tiled floors are most always a good idea…especially in a small bathroom where the pattern won’t be overwhelming! Great use of contrast again in the whites, blacks, and natural woods below. 

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What do you think about leaving cabinetry exposed? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!