There are lots of big changes coming up for Z & myself that will most likely result in a lot more on our to-do list, and a lot more pretty projects to show you all. However, I can't reveal what's going on yet, so you'll just have to bear with me. I will tell you though, that I'll be starting a certification program in interior design in a few months, and I'm SO excited. I plan on passing along plenty of design nuggets along the way. :)
I was away all weekend, so I don't have any juicy projects to show you this morning. Instead, I whipped open my inspiration folder and was looking through it when I came up with a fun post idea. A lot of the rooms I have saved have a fun, unexpected punch somewhere in the space. I think this makes design work original.. but let's see what you think.
One of my fave designers for something unexpected, but not over the top, is Amanda Nisbet.
How unexpected is that print on the back of the chair?? In my opinion, it adds a LOT to the room!
So this room is fun and contemporary (& props to her on mastering the pink-coral combination!).. but look around the corner of that chair...
And BAM! A tree! A lamp! Fabulous! Such a natural element for such a modern room.
Most vanities have a mirror.. but not this one! Oh no, this homeowner doesn't need one! They always look marvelous.. and in case they forget.. voila! A chalkboard reminds them!
This neutral, natural kitchen would've been beautiful with just the features already in the room: natural fabrics, distressed wood paneling, those great bar stools.. but Amanda took it a step further- a beautiful blue subway tile back splash! Love it!
Is is just me, or do the pops of red in this eat-in kitchen just MAKE the room? I think so. [Photo from Better Homes and Gardens]
What is expected about this dining nook?? A very fresh, vibrant palate done just right. [from BHG also]
This nursery is pretty modern. The painted squares are quite the eye-catcher.. But those layered geometric shapes hanging from the ceiling? That's the final blow. What baby wouldn't love to stare up at that ceiling for hours? [photo: BHG]
So, what do you think? Do the unexpected touches make you fall in love with a room? Or do they make you crinkle your nose up and say, "No thanks"?