Friday, August 31, 2018

Inside an effortlessly fresh Federal home with a traditional vibe!

This Federal-style home in Washington, D.C. is designed by Lauren Liess. To fit a young growing family, she modernized the house by gutting it to the studs and reshaped it for contemporary living. The results? A fresh Federal home with a traditional vibe. Let's take a look!

Photo credit: Helen Norman

How gorgeous is this home? By thoughtfully marrying Federal, midcentury and contemporary elements, this home exudes a layered, collected and effortlessly chic feel! I am especially drawn to the beautiful living room and the charming wallpapered bedroom, how about you, my lovelies? Are you inspired by this delightful home tour as much as I do? Thoughts?

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Favorite room of the week!

This gorgeous Calgary bathroom is designed by Reena Sotropa and Alanna Dunn. Drawing inspiration from a boutique Manhattan hotel, this bathroom feels fresh, crisp and luxurious thanks to a combination of clean lines, marble elements and a high-contrast color palette. Not only did the brass accents create a luxe feel, it also warms up the bright white space. A mix of patterns such as the black hexagonal floor tiles, marble basket-weave shower floor tiles and subway walls tiles provides visual interest. A pair of striking vanity mirrors provide style and a modern edge to the timeless bathroom. Such a bright, beautiful and effortlessly chic space, what's not to love? Your thoughts?

Photo credit: Phil Crozier

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cool design firm alert- SIMO Design!

Introducing SIMO Design, a small Los Angeles-based design studio. With a passion for creating uniquely well-crafted spaces, their work always exude an authentic and effortless feel. Without further ado, let's check out their beautiful portfolio, shall we?

Photo credit: SIMO Design

Their work evoke a fresh, casual and organic feel, thanks to a combination of wood elements and the unexpected use of materials in a different setting. Original, innovative and effortlessly chic, their designs are truly unique and inspirational! What are your thoughts? 

To learn more about their work, please visit: SIMO Design.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Inside a beautifully layered vacation home in California!

This beautiful Montecito, California vacation home is designed by Mark D. Sikes. By incorporating prints, floral, natural textiles and materials, this abode feels layered and inviting. Let's take a look, shall we?

Photo credit: Amy Neunsinger

The designer's fearless combination of floral prints, ikat wallpaper, buffalo checks, wicker pieces and eclectic furnishings results in a fresh, charming and delightful abode! Oozing warmth, style and personality, this layered home inspires me in so many ways. Are you a fan of his decorating approach or otherwise? I would love to know your thoughts! 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Inside an architect's timelessly chic and charming Colonial Revival Connecticut home!

This beautiful 1898 Connecticut home belongs to architect Thomas Kligerman that he shares with his family of six. When he bought the house, it had received two additions, once in the 1920s and again in the 1980s. Unfortunately, the additions did not have a good flow. To tackle the problem, he decided to retain the footprint of the house and remove the unattractive additions. With a vision and the help from designer Terri Ricci, this Colonial Revival house is transformed into a charming abode with a stripped down, sculptural feel. Let's take a look!

Photo credit: William Waldron

This home exudes warmth, coziness and character yet feels fresh and current thanks to a combination of earthy palette, high vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, stone fireplace, wood paneling, oak flooring and streamlined furnishings. Layered, thoughtfully designed and timelessly chic, there are so many wonderful details to take away from this gorgeous residence, don't you think? Your thoughts?