Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Thoughtful Bit of Design

When I come across what I think is inspirational design, I like to share it here on the blog with all of you. It's my hope that you'll find it as inspirational as I have:

Perhaps it's the use of my favorite color combination: apple green and chocolate brown, or maybe it's the mix of settee and chair for a cozy breakfast nook - but this setting is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

I've blogged before about how I love the use of twin beds in a guest room. Here they've done exactly that, and mixed some of my favorite colors for spring: cream, robins egg blue, and sage green.

Chocolate brown walls are so sophisticated and elegant. They're the perfect transition from that age-old red dining room, or navy formal living room. Here the gold sofa, and gold accents really pop - and the books (though they be coffee table) really give a feeling of warmth and welcome. Are you thinking about painting a room chocolate brown? Tired of that red dining room? Don't act too quickly - my sources say Aubergine, yes, deep rich purple - is going to be the new sophisticated dining room color - mixed with none other - than canary yellow, robins egg blue, kelly green, and slate gray, respectfully.

And lastly, quite possibly my favorite of all - the use of industrial or architectural elements in any room - no matter how formal! These gorgeous antique industrial bakers racks used as shelf display and bookcase are a perfect solution to add storage, and drama with a unique personality and charm.