Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bedroom Color!

Yay! I think I found my bedroom color! (Well, it's pretty darn close) I like this Olive Tree from RL Home Paints. I think I can find a similar color, maybe a little lighter, in a Glidden shade. Love Glidden, it's never let me down, and it's about ten bucks cheaper.

Also, my room gets more light than this room appears to get, so it won't be quite as dark.
This shade:

Minced Ginger from Behr... hate Behr, can try and find a similar shade in Glidden. I think this would be nice for my little hallway, which is now painted a slightly hideous shade of sunshine-y, gold-y yellow. I'm sooooooo over it.

Pics from Apartment Therapy, House Tour: Emily & Jacob's Poetically Photographed Home.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Puffy Chandelier, part 2 (kind of...)

This is a tumbleweed, hung from the ceiling, like a chandelier. Pretty cool. I still want some kind of abstract big light fixture... maybe in the bedroom? Inspiration! I don't think I've actually seen a tumbleweed in person. Makes me want to travel out west...

image from Design*Sponge's Sneak Peak: Jamie Gray.

Perfect Kitchen.

In a way, this kitchen pretty much sums up a lot of my design aesthetic. Glass bottles, farmhouse table, bistro chairs, gray cabinets, open shelving, tall windows... it's all here folks. Needless to say, it's pretty darn close to my dream kitchen. Maybe with the addition of a red or orange accent... Sigh. Oh and did I mention this house is located by the sea?

Photo from Apartment Therapy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cool Parisian Bathroom.

This bathroom is from a small Paris studio profiled on Apartment Therapy. I love this bathroom. I bet those double windows open to an amazing view of the city. Anywhoo, this is good design inspiration for small spaces- custom made Italian sink with storage, and that cool medicine cabinet. I love that both the sink and the medicine cabinet don't (seem) to have any sharp edges, with the curves of the sink, and the mirroring of the sides of the cabinet. Hot! Not a huge fan of that 'Lego' tile, but it looks good with the other finishes...

Image from Tech Tour: Studio in the Heart of Paris, via Unplggd

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Baskets as hanging art...

I think someone did a post about this awhile back, maybe on Apartment Therapy? But this pic was staring me in the face today as I perused Design*Sponge, and I think it's a great idea. A way to add some quick texture and interest to the walls. My mom totally did it in the 80's... in fact, I wonder where the baskets she had are today? They were huge! It's definitely more bedroom inspiration to add to the vault. I would love to get some baskets with history, which requires some looking... Also love that black lampshade, been looking for one of those to fit my dumb long-necked lamp forever!

Pic from Design*Sponge's Sneak peak: Linn Gresham post. []

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bedroom Inspiration.

So I finally stopped resting on my laurels and rearranged the bedroom. Now I have a lovely new layout that makes the room feel much more open (pics to come soon, of the whole apartment, when I get another boost of productivity). Anywhoo, here's a little bit of bedroom inspiration. I have a corner that is arranged exactly like this, with a white bedside table and vintage lamp... now I just need to figure out a way to make it pop, like this... especially love that blue paint on the bedframe. Inspiration!

photo from via Honey Living