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THE BELOVED OTTOMAN

Ottomans. They are popping up everywhere. Large, small, round, square, single, paired. You name it and it can be made into an ottoman. 

Well, truthfully, myself personally, I love those little (or sometimes big) fellas! You can bet, if I'm your designer, and if I can find a spot for it, you're getting an ottoman. One of the best things I like about ottomans is how you can truly customize your space with them.

And don't even get me started on the functionality factors of an ottoman. Storage? Check. Extra seating? Check. A place to put your feet up after a tired day? Check. And excuse to use an extra fabulous textile in your space? Double check. 

Here are a few spaces that I trusted in my beloved ottomans. 

Covered in a golden velvet and garnished with a leather damask, this over sized ottoman does not spare beauty for it's functionality.

For this media room, we had a large space to fill, so we had a custom ottoman covered in extremely durable metallic snakeskin, comfy and stylish for movie nights!

A velvet geometric is the perfect oval addition to our clients sitting area in her master bedroom. 

Pairing a pop of pink in this super chic space made for a great floorplan for an entertaining space in this formal living room.

Once again, a lovely pair. This golden velvet texture plays so nicely with the area rug. We were smitten! Not only is is extra seating and a spot to prop your feet, but these ottomans also double as storage too. 

So what do you think? Do we have you considering ottomans in every nook and cranny of your home? Have fun with them, pair them, tuft them, put sexy feet on them. Whatever your heart desires!

ART AS HOME DECOR

When the idea of incorporating art into home decor comes up, the concept can be daunting. Most people may think of art as a Warhol in the living room or a Pollock hanging above a mantel. In other words, not an achievable goal for everyone.

But art is so much more than the classics, the greats and the completely unaffordable.

It can be a statement headboard that adds an unexpected flare to a bedroom…

Photo Credit:  Stylish Eve

Photo Credit: Stylish Eve

Photo Credit:  Decorative Bedroom

Photo Credit: Decorative Bedroom

A functional piece like a set of shelves or a sink designed to be the focus point of a room…

Photo Credit:  Apartment Therapy

Photo Credit: Apartment Therapy

Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

A 3D element that adds texture to a wall…

Photo Credit:  The Nectar Collective
Photo Credit:  Pop Sugar

Photo Credit: Pop Sugar

Or a strategically placed wallpaper or mural that takes up the entire wall completely changing the room it’s in.

Photo Credit:  Design You Trust

Photo Credit: Design You Trust

Photo Credit:  Marvipol Atelier

Photo Credit: Marvipol Atelier

It can be a sketch, a photograph or watercolor that complements the hues of the decor…

Photo Credit:  Sarah Sarna

Photo Credit: Sarah Sarna

Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Or a gallery of photos and posters that give guests tons to look at when visiting.

Photo Credit:  Hub Pages

Photo Credit: Hub Pages

Photo Credit:  Homedit

Photo Credit: Homedit

It can be so many things and even the ones you never thought because…

Photo Credit:  Etsy

Photo Credit: Etsy

INSPIRATION: Rooms for Lovers

Well, it is almost here -- Valentine's Day. Some people go all out, some people stay in, whatever your Valentine's Day traditions, here are some rooms for lovers -- to dine in. So sit back, enjoy some wine and tasty treats...





Valentine's Day or not, I feel like all these beautiful spaces are worth a visit year round. Their individual interior design definitely elevates the experience! What do you think? Have you been to any of these spaces yourself? Or do you have a favorite place for Valentine's Day?

Most importantly, have a happy one!

xoxo

INSPIRATION: How do you take you stripes?

Stripes: Such an amazing design statement. They can be bold and modern, dainty and traditional, subtle and romantic-- so many options! What is your personal stripe style?

Image credit    This traditional interior does a beautiful pairing of creamy nudes with vibrant colors (kind of throwing a modern twist to it). I love how this image captures such a layered look, it really lets your eyes feast. 

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This traditional interior does a beautiful pairing of creamy nudes with vibrant colors (kind of throwing a modern twist to it). I love how this image captures such a layered look, it really lets your eyes feast. 

Image Credit    Casual and beachy, the classic blue and white stripes immediately sets the tone for relaxation and sunshine spilling in.

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Casual and beachy, the classic blue and white stripes immediately sets the tone for relaxation and sunshine spilling in.

Image Credit   Maybe you prefer a more modern and bold statement? Get creative with how you create your stripes, it doesn't have to be so literal through wallpaper or paint, just think about how you lay out your materials. They created the perfect stripe look with paint and the modern cabinets. Plus, we can't ignore the beautiful natural wood stripes the planks create!

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Maybe you prefer a more modern and bold statement? Get creative with how you create your stripes, it doesn't have to be so literal through wallpaper or paint, just think about how you lay out your materials. They created the perfect stripe look with paint and the modern cabinets. Plus, we can't ignore the beautiful natural wood stripes the planks create!

Image Credit   Maybe a little more glam and whimsical is your style? This  Hollywood Regency  inspired residence is a project that I got to have a lot of fun with stripes - and mixing different patterns in with it. 

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Maybe a little more glam and whimsical is your style? This Hollywood Regency inspired residence is a project that I got to have a lot of fun with stripes - and mixing different patterns in with it. 

Image Credit    The cool thing about stripes? They don't have to be limited only to wall application. I love how they incorporated stripes on this interior through the use of the screen. I think it adds beautiful interest to the room!   

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The cool thing about stripes? They don't have to be limited only to wall application. I love how they incorporated stripes on this interior through the use of the screen. I think it adds beautiful interest to the room!

 


So, have you been inspired? How do you take your stripes? For more striped inspiration check out our Pinterest board full of them! Happy Wednesday!