When I’m having one of my frequent color versus neutral debates with myself, it’s usually triggered by seeing a home like this one from the latest issue of Est. I adore color but when I see a neutral space done well like this, I think “Who needs it?”
Look at the floors! Designer Paola Navone’s use of materials in this historic Umbrian house is impeccable.
The debate continues….
Share the post "Homes I Love: Neutral Industrial"
If you’re really observant, you may have noticed the title of this post is Art Wall (singular) as opposed to Art Walls like all my previous posts. There are two reasons for this. 1) This wall is so, so good, it deserves to be on its own. The composition and the colors are just perfection. 2) I think I have finally exhausted my archive of art wall images! I know! Is that really possible? I guess after 22 roundups, this day was going to come at some point. Not to worry though, there will always be more. After all, what would FTRB without art walls?
(Photo via analogdialog tumblr)
Share the post "Art Wall, Part 23"
I’m thick in the throes of a new project I’d like to tell you about. I’ve been asked by Room Service Atlanta to join them on their latest project at the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH). You may remember I teamed up with them in 2011 and that it’s an organization dedicated to transforming the interiors of shelters for homeless families here in Atlanta. This year, we’re tackling a cottage for girls at UMCH and my space is a lounge that will be used by staff and residents. (Please note the Room Service website has not yet been updated for 2013.)
Here is what the space currently looks like.
As you can see, it needs work! It’s not a large space but it has two large windows so good light and needs some smaller scale furniture, color and pretty accessories.
I think it’s because spring is in the air but I’m really feeling a bright, conservatory vibe for this room. Here are some preliminary inspiration photos I’ve pinned for the project.
Everything that’s currently in the room will go and I’ll be starting from scratch. I’m donating most of the furniture from the FTRB shop but will need paint, window treatments, rug, fabrics, accessories and plants. It all adds up so if you’re feeling inclined to lend a hand, I would really appreciate it! I’ve set up a PayPal donation button (at the top right hand corner) if you’d like to contribute toward the purchase of these items.
Thanks so much in advance for your support! And please stay tuned for updates.
(Photos: via my Pinterest board)
Share the post "Conservatory Inspired Project"
As soon as I saw the chairs in this photo of stylist Kate Young’s house, I knew I had to see more. (I’m coveting them big time.) If you aren’t familiar with her, she’s a super stylist who also happens to have a fashion line debuting at Target this week. She has great natural style and so does her home.
To read more about her, you can find the interview here.
(Photos by Maia Harms/Refinery29)
Share the post "Stylish In Brooklyn"
I’m still trying to talk myself out of using blue for the chairs in the family room but it’s just so damn pretty, especially cobalt blue. You know who uses a lot of cobalt and does it really well? Amanda Nisbet. This is the gorgeous room that’s on the cover of her book:
(I don’t know why I don’t have this book yet. I’m adding it to the book list right now.) Anyway, how pretty is this room? I die for that light fixture. It totally reminds me of those brass palm tree floor lamps.
Here she uses cobalt with other shades of blue:
I think my favorite use of it is in her own Hamptons house:
Love that yellow fabric too.
Do you see why it’s so hard for me to let go of the blue?
(Photos: 1-4.Amanda Nisbet 5,6.Style at Home)
***I’m doing some major web maintenance starting tomorrow so I won’t see you back here until Monday. Things may also be a little wonky around here over the weekend. Thanks for your patience!***
Share the post "Trying to Resist Cobalt Blue"