Looking for inspiration last week led to the discovery of Cook Design House. Founded by Jodi Cook, CDH is a local Denver firm bustling with talent. Take a look at their Homestead Farm Refresh:
I am loving their aesthetic. Make sure you check out more of their work here.
All imagery via Cook Design House
It’s no secret that I love how to style tips, especially when it comes to consoles. Most of the items shown are on discount (like that Target mirror currently on sale!). The key to great style is layering. This mash up has a fun mix of color and texture. Shop the look here!
Shop: console, mirror, lamp, flowers, candle, ottoman, book
Hope your week is off to a great start!
Searching for nursery inspiration this weekend led to the discovery of custom home builder, Banks Development Co. Specializing in the Washington DC area, Banks Co has an amazing portfolio. Take a look:
Ah, dreamy. Just some inspiration for your Monday!
Imagery via Banks Development Co
So it’s the new year, and you want a new look (but maybe you don’t have the budget!). Here are a few cost effective ways to change up your interior for 2017:
Paint is the easiest way to make a big impact. If you’re willing to put in some sweat equity, you can completely change a room for $50 or less. If you’re not sure which direction to go, head straight to the back of the paint deck. Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection are all beautiful, safe choices. If you want to go gray and aren’t sure, HC-172 Revere Pewter is stunning. In general, light colors make a room look larger, and darker will give a more cozy feel.
I’ve done this several times with our formal living room. If you’re tired of the look, completely change your pillows. There is quite a bit on sale right now thanks to after holiday deals. These are currently an extra 40% off the sale price. I recommend these to clients ALL THE TIME.
I’m a big fan of strategic styling and I tend to freshen up our coffee tables quite a bit. Add a new tray and some fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s. Move some candles around or add a fresh stack of books. Even the smallest changes can help keep it fresh.
If you have the time and motivation, throw up some paint and do a Target run. Little changes can go a long way!
Happy 2017 to you!
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I cannot believe Christmas is nearly here. With family coming, I’m already plotting our table setting for Christmas dinner. The key to any great table is lots of lighting. What better way to grab a glow with plenty of candles. The metallic pearl from Creative Candles was the perfect addition to my unique centerpiece. Top it off with a punch of color and layered dishes and you are ready for dinner.
What’s your favorite way to prep a holiday table? Make sure to check out Creative Candles.
Shop: sofa, coffee table, art, rug, chair, side table, lamp, pouf, pillow 1, pillow 2
I have quite a few friends (and former students!) that just graduated and are embarking on their professional career (and in turn, their first apartment). Where should you shop and look for key pieces?
START WITH PINTEREST
If you want a beautiful home but have no idea where to start, pin away on pinterest. Once you have a sizeable board, go back and take a look. Chances are there will be a common denominator. From there you can determine your style and decipher which pieces you need.
KEEP THE BASICS…BASIC
If you need a simple white sofa, don’t blow your budget on a designer number. This pretty sofa from World Market is on sale $539 and certainly gets the job done.
SPEND YOUR MONEY ON ART AND UNIQUE ACCESSORIES
One area I always support a splurge is artwork. Start a collection and buy things you intend to keep forever. I also splurge on pretty rugs and accessories, although this great piece from West Elm is very reasonable.
Everything in that shot is just under $2000 before shipping and tax. Not bad!
All imagery and design personal to DBK
One of my favorite ways to spruce up our interior through the seasons is with accessories. I’m currently loving modern touches of palm print. Where it’s palm or banana leaves, these accents leave me inspired for summer:
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There is no color more timeless than navy, and I’m currently coveting it for all things interior. Maybe because I just ordered our new giant sectional, but navy is on the brain. Look how stunning:
If you’re looking for recommendations, Sherwin Williams 6244 and Benjamin Moore’s HC-158 Newberg Green are my current favorites.
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Even as a professional, style is always about trial and error. You want to find a good balance in scale, color and feel. This console hits the mark with cool grays and a light touch of yellow. Stylish with a bit of function: my favorite kind of design!
Shop: console, art, fur stool, lamp, orchid, basket, peace sign
Shop: sofa, rug, table, lamp, floor lamp, art, pillow 1, 2, 3, ottoman, end table
One of my favorite ways to spruce up an interior for the seasons is through artwork and pillows. With spring on the horizon, I am loving all things beach photography. How fun is this print from One Kings Lane? Add in some bright pillows and you have a cheery room. What’s your favorite way to spruce up for the season?