Friday, August 26, 2011

one of a find! color jack

Calling all color-lovers... you must check out the color palettes on this website colorjack! You can also use the color sphere to find complementary colors simply by clicking anywhere on the wheel! It is such a great tool for getting new ideas and knowing which colors really work together.  AND when you find a combination you like, you can export it to Photoshop or Illustrator. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

the modern life concept house

Elle Decor invited 10 "designers to watch" to decorate rooms in two Manhattan condos and wouldn't you know it, they are fabulous! The designers each teamed with a retailer to execute their vision. Here are a few of my favorite rooms...

With the help of Room&Board, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller created this bright retro-modern living room.

This living room by San Francisco designer Beth Martin and Calligaris is exactly what I'm envisioning for my next place. I LOVE the gray couch and wood accents. 

Oliver M. Furth created this study using USM modular furniture. I like that he didn't take the word "study" too literally... not every study needs to have mahogany and leather-bound books. :)

This kitchen by Katie Lydon and Bosch is a lovely classic twist on modern... a lot of people find modern to be stark and cold, but this is a good example of "warm modern".

And finally, this GORGEOUS patio designed by Rafael de Cardenas and Extremis... so creative and interesting!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

all the rage: marbleized decor

Don't pinch yourself; you are not dreaming. I am back from my blog hiatus after an intense month of graphic design school and a slew of trips with friends... and to finish my sabbatical with a bang I am heading to Sweden next week!! Stay tuned because Scandinavians are designaholics and I am going to bring you some great modern inspiration! 

Today, I am inspired by the resurrected trend marbleizing. I'm sure you've seen some beautiful marbleized stationery, but here are a bunch of other ways to incorporate a marbleized look into any furnishing!

image credits: 1, 4, 7 fashionable interiors 2 thai silks 3, 5, 8 elle decor 6, 9, 10 real simple 11 coco kelley