Archive for category Inspiration Rooms
I’ve long since been lured to any tree-oriented aesthetic. Re-purposed raw wood materials, black and white photography, and things of that nature (pun!).
Delighted by the yellow accents – but get that squirrel out of there immediately. This Is Next.
The perfect minimalist tones. Charlotte Fancy.
Covering a door? Genius! Couture Deco
Love the life-like coloring of these trees – love the idea of birch trees in a children’s room. Tilly Cottage.
Is it me or are these birch trees ILLUMINATED?! Innovative Stencils.
I could do without the green leaves. Or perhaps just a more olive shade of green? Innovative Stencils.
Love the stark white with black contrasts. Honest To My Blog.
My personal favorite. Love the natural tones. Kaboodle.
Pewter on white. Kaboodle.
And taking it to a completely new level of intensity – an actual wall of birch trees. I know. Stop it. I’m already working on mine. Plumsiena.
For all those times you invite people into your home and they insist on imposing their design opinions on your living space.
(I, for one, would never impose in such a way.)
Okay maybe once. Okay on occasion. Okay every time I enter someone’s home. Or office. Or retail space. Or public bathroom.
I nearly spit out my chocolate cream pie last week in Idaho City when I overheard a young couple talking about the camo themed wedding they had just attended. “The bride had a camo sash and all the guests wore camo accents” she gushed.
I imagine the spectacular sight looked a little something like this. The social event of the season, no doubt.
Then suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere (perhaps because it blended in so well? Gaffaw, Gaffaw) camo appeared everywhere in fall fashion.
I immediately found myself wondering whether or not this print would translate well to interior trends. There are whispers of imagery sprinkled throughout the web suggesting that I am onto something. And love it or hate it, I see big, square, fluffy down-filled camo accent pillows in Suite Potato Store’s future…
Camo wall accent. A definite statement but the grey scale keeps it surprisingly subtle. Home Designing.
Modern meets manly.Nylon Guy.
Canary yellow! This conjures up all sort of possible combinations. The yellow accents could just as easily be a shade of florescent pink to be used in a girls room. Houzz
I’m swooning over these Lima-bean-green chairs. I am very on board with camo as a detailed accent (displayed in lampshade.) It’s not the first thing you notice when you see the room but it makes second and third glances more interesting and dynamic. Suite 106 Blog
How would you incorporate camo print pillows into your setting, you ask? I was thinking a little something like this:
From Idaho to Colorado to Utah to New Mexico and back again; a constant and relentless stream of blazes have lured Special Man Friend off our shady porch and into the desert so many times that I have almost stopped asking ‘hey, WHERE’S THE FIRE?!” Almost. OK I still ask.
In fact, I’ve come to realize that I usually have a better idea of where in the world he is and when he’ll be home than he does. Thanks obviously goes to
Idaho City Hot Shots. photo: Kari Greer
Despite our despicably short and sparse R&R days, we have still managed to squeeze in every morsel of summer-in-Idaho goodness when he gets to come home.
and then there are the Special Man walnut waffles.
And lastly – the ultimate act of chivalry – showing he still thinks of his Suite Potato and her style whilst battling the forces of mother nature….
A beautiful, bleached, perfectly-intact deer shed.
Naturally, i found a new home for him immediately.
Talk about living on the edge. You think fighting fires is scary – try sleeping under a 6-point, poorly secured deer shed every night.
I kid, I kid.
It’s well secured. Isn’t it? Wait, is it? What if it’s not. I don’t know. Now I’m not sure. I should go check. I’m going to go check.
Stay safe and cool out there, tater tots!
Industrial Chic? Let’s call it industrial chic.
1 part modern
1 part sustainable
1 part rustic
1 part minimalist
3 parts awesome
At the heart of industrial chic is the reclaimed wood box frame coffee table. So please advise.
Love it layered. Houzz.
So when I came upon the perfect version on sale at Ennis, I couldn’t help but submit to its sexiness and grace my own living space with its presence.
There were only two remaining.
Just as you could never stare into a kennel and choose to give a home to one of two motherless puppies - I had to take them both. Good thing Tayler’s living room was still crying out for the perfect centerpiece. Two birds, one coffee table.
That was a lot of nonsensical metaphors.
I love a good chair. I love a good pattern. I love a good before/after challenge.
So when a client approached me with the task of outfitting her new living room – building off of just one sofa – It was clear that I had my work cut out for me.
To me, the immediately obvious set-up yearned for a fabulous pair of patterned wing-back chairs. Luckily for me, Tayler was all-too willing to hop on board with the funky train so very little convincing was necessary – although a bit of fabulous inspiration board-sharing was still compulsory.
With my mission clear, I set sail on the Craigslist seas in search of the perfect fixer-uppers and came upon these steal-of-a-deals and started to brainstorm upholstry….
Tayler was particularly fond of their somewhat squatty stature…
…(although the novelty of their petiteness waned slightly upon the sit-test performed by her not-so-petite but oh-so-tolerant husband. All 6″7 of him).
“Yuk!” Exclaimed a judgy Mamma Sally. “I don’t get it.” stated a perplexed Special Man Friend.
Don’t worry. Both statements were immediately retracted when I pulled these puppies out of my car three weeks later.
And all the elements fall into place….
So, to review:
Suite Potato pieces have been selling like hot potatoes! So a suite replenishment was in order.
Pillows, chairs, benches and more on their way!
I think that’s the second time I’ve used a Rolling Stone song for an interior design pun. Ol’ Mr. Jagger is probably rolling in his grave right about now.
What? Still alive?
I kid you, Mick. I kid.
But seriously. Let’s talk about painted furniture. And I really mean painted furniture.
I first researched this option this past summer when I bought these fellas and was trying to think of a time and cost saving alternative to re-upholstery.
And then last week I spotted this before and after gem on Design Sponge.
Stella of Mon Petit Studio commandeered this fabulous sofa for $25 and after reading about the fabric painting situation online, she gave it a whirl.
(First she taped off the woodwork.)
Using a combination of black flat latex paint and Delta Ceramcoat Textile Medium (an additive keeps acrylic/latex paint flexible enough to use to paint a couch, without all of it just flaking off) she got to work with a paintbrush!
And voila! Is that incredible or is that incredible?
Apparently, it feels pretty damn good too.
Stella, girl. You got style. I’m going to copycat you. And you’re going to like it. Or your going to hate it. Or you’ll feel ambivalent about it.
Read the detailed how-to guide here.
Over and out.
Sure, it’s easy enough to transform your “office” into a swanky, styled-out haven suited for a King (…or a CEO) but can it be done to a cubicle?
I’ve recently re-entered the professional workforce via Corporate America and have begun to settle into my comfortable cubicle situation. I’ve got my seat adjusted just the way I like it and have organized my stationary tools to be perfectly accessible to my left-handedness and now I think it’s time to get down to the knitty-gritty (décor).
Naturally I went searching for inspiration online and though I didn’t find exactly what I was seeking, I did happen upon some creative spaces suggesting that even though they’re literally boxing us in, we’ll never really be boxed in. You know. Metaphorically.
Plants. Got to get myself a plant.
The grass is always greener in that workspace.
City screen saver and tiki theme? Better not let the fishes see that, my friend.
Every hour is cocktail hour in this bad boy.
Keepin’ it classy no matter the circumstance.
Um, hammock chair? Absolutely necessary, thank you.
My favesies. Even though I’m pretty sure it’s not even a cubicle.
Seriously maximizing this space’s potential. Seriously.
They say you’re a work-a-holic if you bring your work on your vacation…but what about when you bring your vacation to work?
The literal interpretation.
Good use of color without overstimulating the senses.
I took my my hot new little friend, Mr. Random Orbital Sander, for a spin today with a fabulously ornate little dresser generously given to me by a friend.
Hibernating quietly in Shari’s storage, this little number was in some serious need of TLC.
The top and side inserts were covered in some sort of contact paper which had peeled off in parts on top and was interestingly layered and bubbled on the sides.
With many deep breaths, tedious picking and exacto-knife using, I got all those pesky little suckers off and was ready to sand my little heart out.
And sand, I did. All the live long day.
I was pleased to discover that almost the entire dresser was made of solid wood. This will be a killer resale piece.
And now, what to do, what to do…
Photo inspiration? You read my mind, friend.
I dig the idea of a cool flat red – and chalk paint effect? Winner. HGTV Blog.
Classic enough but still very “now”. Food and Home.
Antiqued green. Uh huh. Design Sponge.
Silhouettes. Clever and easy enough, no? Apartment Therapy.
Extreme awesomeness. The tree reveals exposed wood grain. Diving Meet.
Modern moody profile. Design Sponge.
An accent piece with an accent. I slay myself. Honey and Fitz.
Purple?! Get outta town! I’m constantly drawn to unexpected blasts of color in a room like this. Super Chyc.
One of my favorite color combos of as of late – charcoal/white/yellow. Apartment Therapy.
Is there a clear winner? Is it too soon to tell? Are these rhetorical questions?
Stay tuned to find out.