Watercolor Wonderland

Friday, June 29, 2012

I am so in love with this soft, dreamy living and dining room! It was shot by Photographer Michael Graydon for Rue {a mag which I also love!} The mix of pastels, along with a shot or two of more saturated color is just fantastic and I adore the eclectic mix of vintage and modern furniture pieces. The large scale watercolor canvas behind the dining table might just be my favorite element but it's hard to pick. . . 

Even the rug and roman shade above have a soft, watery feel to them - beautiful!
Hope you have a dreamy and wonderful weekend! 

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5 Favorites: Pool Pavilions

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Having a pool at home is luxury in itself but these stylish pool pavilions are really incredible! They are fantastic spaces to entertain in and just feel so special and chic - like a vacation home right at home. I have had the luck to help decorate a few in the past, and my favorite was a Moroccan style pavilion framed with yards of white gauzy curtains! sigh! 

So here are my favorite 5 . . . which one is your favorite? 

I just love the clean lines, industrial materials and casual feeling of this last one!

{via 1&4 / 2 / 3 / 5}

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Trend Spotting: Oversized Photos

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

One look in interiors I am loving lately is oversized art photography or prints! I think scale might be one of the trickiest parts of beautiful design, and these extra large images can give a space an infusion of modern but unexpected style. I love bold presence of these photos and especially how they feel like a window to look out at the world. Whether its a library, a historic building facade or a crowded beach, these images can transport you there. What place would like an over-scaled photo of? 

{I think the aqua framed print above is amazing, and what a brilliant way to create affordable art!}

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Form + Function: Chic Waste Basket Picks

Monday, June 25, 2012

Now, I know that some items in a space are just plain necessary - but that does not have stop them from being beautiful and stylish! I am so sad when I see a pretty interior with a terrible plastic or metal mesh rubbish bin. Especially in an office or a small bathroom, waste bins are often very visible so why not pick a chic one? I think no design detail is too small! 

Here are my market picks, there are some really fun options out there!  

Here's where you can find them all: / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

I love the natural ivory and latte texture of #5 and the old world glam of #7! 
Do any of them catch your eye? 

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Online Find: Object Splendor!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thanks to the ever-addictive Pinterest, I recently discovered the creative party decor shop Object Splendor! They sell a lot of great items for beautiful tabletops but I really love how they organized the site. It is searchable by theme or individual design - each inspiration image is followed by all the items needed to re-create the look. Plus, everything is very affordable! I love to image how you could take one of these themes and make your own chic variation. Here are some of my favorites. . .  

So romantic and rustic! I love the birch centerpieces and the burlap chair ties - beautiful!

The inspiration images even help you select which fresh flowers or branches would look best! 
Which is your favorite tabletop look? 

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Style Blueprint: A Mod + Sunny Bedroom

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I was so inspired by the simple, mod beauty of this bright bedroom, I created a simple Style Blueprint so you can create your own version at home! It would make a fantastic master bedroom, guest bedroom or even a children's room. I love the serene white and neutrals contrasted with the warm bolt of lemon yellow. Here is how you do it. . .

Of course my version has a bit more color and pattern {I can't help myself!} Below are all the online sources: 


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Awesome Things

I realize I am a bit late to the show, but I just adore this blog 1000 Awesome Things. I love the reminders of all of the small but beautiful, happy, amazing details of daily life! I have so much fun sharing my Daily Details of design here and so just had to share more happy details. Here are few things that make me smile! 

Do check out 1000 Awesome Things for a few smiles and a bit of cheering up if you need it! 
Have an awesome day!


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IKEA LIVE Feature!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today I am so happy to share our apartment featured in IKEA LIVE magazine! They selected a home in 15 different countries and ours was their Singapore pick! I love mixing high and low pieces and discovering great items from affordable sources like Ikea. They also asked me some of my best design and space saving tips. . . Hope you enjoy! 

Have you had any great Ikea finds recently? 

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Summer Punch: Turquoise + Tangerine

Monday, June 18, 2012

Now that summer time is officially here, how about a vibrant update? Just a few pops of aqua and orange will give your interior a fresh new face! Accessories are a wonderful {and non-committal!} way to achieve this bright contrast and I also love this combo for outdoor parties and entertaining. I am thinking of trying this one at home - our living room is mostly indigo blues and white so a bit of orange would work beautifully! 

I think this nursery might be my favorite space of all. The grown up gray and white walls look fantastic with just a few bolts of orange. 

What a fantastic palette for a tabletop! I love how the orange hues are set off by that bit of green moss - so pretty.

A bold and sophisticated example of turquoise and tangerine. . .

This floor is fantastic! It would be beautiful in a playroom or sunroom too.

What do you think? Could you make this palette work at home? 

{via 1-3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.}
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