… embrace pattern to the max?
In the above photo, there are no less than three classic patterns competing: polka dots, leopard print and a modern cross-stitch interpretation. So why does it work?
…write on your ceiling?
We’ve seen chalkboard walls, chalkboard headboards – even chalkboard dressers! – but never have I seen a chalkboard ceiling. Sure, you’ll have to pencil a lot more dusting time in the family calendar, but still, it’s an inspired look, yes?
I’m imagining a sweet nursery with chalky stars at night and dreamy clouds during the day – perfectly interchangeable, temporary and educational! Tell me, where would you try a chalkboard ceiling? And just what would you write on yours?
Image Credit: Fran Parente via This is Paper
Posted by Erin | Filed under Musings
Pastel is a pretty tricky color story to work with when decorating a home, don’t you think? Often times a collection of light-colored hues can make a room feel too feminine and childish. Yet with the right tools and know-how, pastel can turn a variety of spaces into a light-filled and beautiful room. Here are a few tips for making it work in your own home!:
Pay special attention to texture when decorating with pastels. Rather than opting for light pink throw pillows or buttercup blankets, try incorporating pastel hues into heavier items with a hard texture, such as wooden coffee tables and metal floor lamps. This keeps the look from feeling too “sweet” and mixes in a bit of toughness for the perfect balance!
Throw in a few angular items to keep the space feeling fresh and modern. The metal desk lamp above adds so much character to this vignette, primarily because of the detailed angles it provides. Other great shapes to try? Prism-inspired end tables, triangular pillows or even geometric-inspired artwork.
Don’t forget to layer the space with plenty of natural materials like wood, wool and metal. Layers add a great deal of detail to any room and is the perfect place to “weight” down all of those lighter shades!
So what do you think, friends – are you excited to give pastel a go in your home? Any tips you have when using pastel to decorate your space? I’d love to hear!
Image via PLAZA Interior
As the weather turns cooler here in the states, I find my eye wandering to more… tropical locations. Naturally, this beach hut in Uruguay is making my heart yearn for seaside air, starry nights and endless solitude.
With so many of my fellow colleagues and friends headed to New York for Fashion Week, I’ve been spending a few minutes wanderlusting over the amazing hotels and hot spots of the city. Yet one hotel stuck out in particular: the NoMad Hotel by Jacques Garcia. Recently opened to the public this past spring, I’ve been itching to stay in one of these exquisite rooms…
How beautiful is that lobby?
Perfectly cozy, I love how comfortable the space feels, rather than the stark, modern hotel room that seems to be trending these days. I’d have a hard time leaving indeed!
And the clawfoot bathtub? Gasp. Three cheers for the NoMad Hotel – save me a room next time I’m in the city!
Image Credits: Benoit Linero via Yatzer