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COLOR CRUSH:: PASTELS

OK, we admit it. We can be a little fickle when it comes to our color obsessions. One day we’re drooling over the purity and freshness of creams and whites and the next our Pinterest boards are filled with photos in deep and warm Marsala.

But in the spring and with Easter around the corner, we just can’t help being drawn to pastels. Most people might associate those light hues with a shabby chic style but we like to see them incorporated in a modern room with some livable glamour.

Like this black and white living room with a touch of pink...

Photo Credit:  Mode et Maison

Photo Credit: Mode et Maison

Or this color block wall…

Photo Credit:  Apartment Therapy

Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy

This silver and light blue bathroom…

Photo Credit:  Home Bunch

Photo Credit: Home Bunch

And this entryway that even has some mint easter eggs as table accessories.

Photo Credit:  Laura Ramsey Interiors

This office with matching lilac arm chairs...

Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Or this feminine living room with a pale violet couch.

Photo Credit:  Yes Missy

Photo Credit: Yes Missy

And if it’s an unexpected use of the shades like these dusty earth tones...

Photo Credit:  Binti Home Blog

Photo Credit: Binti Home Blog

Or a mix of all hues like this flooring, we love it even more!

Photo Credit:  This Old House

Photo Credit: This Old House

INSPIRATION: NeoCon 2014 Re-cap

Well, NeoCon 2014 has come and gone... and boy, was it fun! There were so many great products out there to be discovered. It's hard to touch base on all of them. Everything from furniture, wallpaper, lighting to creative wall systems and beyond! So below is a collection of items that caught our eye. (Please keep in mind, these are all photos via Lisa's phone... so the quality isn't that great.) If you have any questions specifically about an item you see, feel free to ask, we would love to incorporate it in your project!

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INSPIRATION: DreamHome 2014 at the Chicago Merchandise Mart

A lot of you know, last week I traveled back to the Windy City (the city that holds my heart) for NeoCon. It was an amazing trip filled with great time with friends and catching up with some of my favorite industry partners. I felt right back at home with all the fabulous design happenings and goodies to newly discover.

During my visit, I was able to pop in to the DreamHome 2014 at the Merchandise Mart.  It's the 10th year that they have put together this beautiful collaboration of designers for one "home" display. Every year it results in jaw dropping luxury, but for some reason, this year I really liked it, just a tad bit more than usual! 

Here is a little tour of the space:

FOYER: I went completely gaga over the Candy Apple Red handcrafted wallpaper from Maya Romanoff. This space had such a classic appeal to it that I was really enjoying. 

STUDY: Okay, so this study is totally right up my personal decor alley. I am obviously partial to the navy blue walls since that is the color I have in my kitchen, but I also love the all over feel. My favorite thing in this room --- that stellar chandelier! 

MASTER BEDROOM: This room is so serene and calming, once again I love the lighting fixture the designer selected, but I really love the fur ottoman from Holly Hunt, super chic!

DINING ROOM: This dining room is so elegant and has a certain glowing quality to it. I could picture myself dining with family and friends for hours! I was so happy to see the designer selected the wall sconces from Bradley Hughes, they have been one of my favorite items for some time now.

LIVING ROOM: Alrighty, so the living room and the study are pretty close in the running for me. There is something about deeply colored walls covered in collections of art that get me every single time! There is so much beautiful texture going on in this room. I really adore the screen with Asian influenced waves adorning it. 

OUTDOOR DINING: Well, with a space like this, I could be outdoors for days... and never want to come inside again. Ever. I loved how urban and upscale this environment was. I was very impressed with the designers use of texture an lighting. 

Bravo to all the talented designers that participated in the DreamHome this year, you did an amazing job! DreamHome continues through December 7,2014. So if you get the opportunity, surely go see it!

So what are your thoughts? Which room calls your name?