Sunday, February 27, 2011

design-centric films

Ever seen a film where the decor just makes you *sigh*? Well, it's either the decor or the romance... same difference.

The design in these films is integral to the impact they have on us. The set makes you feel like you are there... living in the 60's or living the lush life in Santa Barbara... it makes you feel. Which is what good design does; it makes you feel something, anything, just that thing... without realizing why.

Thanks to Alex for his inspiration...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

mixology: white night stands

Katie needs night stand inspiration, so by golly, she shall have it. Since she doesn't want to divulge the vibe she has in mind, I am going with a favorite color of mine right now (is it a color? I suppose not)... white. It works no matter what style you're going for. And most importantly, it matches with everything! I suggest painting the wall behind these night stands a fun color to make them pop. Or try a graphic print wallpaper... so oo la la. 

These tables from Ikea can be used as night stands and are... wait for it... $7.99! I mean, c'mon! If you want something a little more chic, I like this one from Crate & Barrel and this one from Room and Board. 

image credits: Belle Maison and Decor Pad

Monday, February 21, 2011

all the rage: peacock blue

I am itching to decorate with this color... vibrant yet understated. I especially like it paired with gold. 

image credits: 1 Houzz 3 Elle Decor 4, 7 Belle Maison 5 The Decorologist 6 Apartment Therapy 8 Homegirl

Saturday, February 19, 2011

one of a find! sugarboo designs

Liz snagged this print at Jak Home which I a-dore... but even better, I just discovered a whole slew of  these cute designs by Sugarboo! My heart melts a little just looking at them.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

mixology: animal prints

Love 'em or hate 'em? I, for one, am a total animal print bandwagoner. When they're trendy, I'm into them (with a classy twist, of course) but when they're not, my opinion somehow skews to EW!

Bottom line, animal prints are hot right now. From what I've seen, zebra tops the charts (which I am okay with because leopard decor has always been the unfortunate recipient of my ew factor, who knows why).

Check out these inspiration rooms... the nifty thing is that just one animal print pillow or rug can create a whole new vibe. Just a splash... you needn't go overboard.