Written on November 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm , by Joni Lay
Trend: Holiday Decor and Gilded Table Settings
With Thanksgiving around the corner, and Christmas not far behind, I am daydreaming about pretty table settings. Here is a collection of a few of my favorite things out there right now – this would be lovely paired with some vintage candlesticks from my grandmother, and a vintage tablecloth, too.
Sources: (1) Wood Chargers; (2) Lotus Dinner Plate; (3) Vintage Black Salad Plates; (4) Heredia Napkins; (5) Gold Flatware; (6) Whirled Stemware; (7) Glimmer Wrapped Glasses; (8) Crystalline Decanter; (9) Elephant Placecard Holders
Hope you have a fun and festive holiday!
~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on September 9, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
Nothing expresses timeless style like black and white. It’s the color palette that just keeps going and going. Whether you want to dress up for a fancy event or dress down for lunch with your besties, black and white always performs perfectly. Black and white also creates a sophisticated space when used correctly. Below we see a pair of black leather pants paired with a white jacket. For your home, try pairing a black sofa with a white coffee table and or a white chair with a black floor lamp. However you tie these two colors together, you will create a timeless space. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Jacket.
Use Pure White on your walls, floors and accessories.
Color Inspiration: Pants and Shirt.
Try Domino inspired black in your upholstered pieces, lighting and wood pieces.
Color Inspiration: Shoes.
Black of Night is another fantastic black to use possibly on an accent wall.
Bonus: Try accents of green in plants and other natural objects throughout your room.
Here is a great example of a black and white space done right. It’s simple yet dramatic. What are your thoughts on this color palette? Would you do this in your own home?
Room image via I Want That.
Written on August 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm , by Nicole Balch
TREND: A white room, accented with one clear color.
We’ve seen all-white trend, and we’ve seen some happy pops of color. Here, we have a room that combines the best of those two trends into one! Less stark than a monochrome white look, and more subdued than an all-out color explosion, the dining room above is a perfect way to incorporate color in a modern way.
Get the look with the items below.
- Turin Sport Vermouth Vintage Poster, Paris Posters
- Taurus Sculpture, CB2
- Rio Pendant, Jonathan Adler
- Walnut Dining Table, IKEA
- Red Tulips, Teleflora
- Aquatic Vase, Crate & Barrel
- Nils Armchair, IKEA, Blue Slipcover, Bemz
- Heathered Chenille Jute Rug, Pottery Barn
– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely
Written on August 5, 2013 at 10:00 am , by Michael Wurm, Jr.
TREND: Unique Dining Room Chairs
One thing that I love about the contemporary design aesthetic is people’s courage to be a bit more bold and unique. I’ve noticed this trend in many different areas of interior design. Whether it’s an unusual light fixture, mixed patterns, or unexpected pops of color, people seem to be taking more risks and using things they really love.
Taking such risks, however, can be nerve-racking because some of these choices involve a lot of time and money. To make things less scary, I suggest starting off small and working up to a bigger project. A great place to start is in your dining room. Changing your dining room chairs is a quick way to give your space an entirely new look without too much of an investment. Despite what design trends have taught us in the past, dining chairs no longer need to “match” your table. In fact, having elements that don’t exactly match creates a beautiful, collected-over-time look.
I really fell in love with today’s “Pin it” inspiration image for exactly this reason. The unique cow hide-inspired chairs add a wonderful whimsical feel to a typically utilitarian space. Not only are the chairs out of the norm, but they are also visually interesting and inviting.
Today, I’m sharing ten of my favorite dining room chairs. Whether you’re looking for bold color, terrific texture, or something classically chic one of these options is sure to infuse life into your space. Which chair are you loving the most?
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm
Written on May 20, 2013 at 4:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
A color trend that we are seeing everywhere right now is Mint Green. It’s fresh, modern and super fun to incorporate. We see below in the clothing ensamble, that the model is wearing just a splash of mint in her skirt. It looks so great mixed with creams and browns. And the great thing about this color is that you don’t need to use alot of it to make a statement. Now transfer this look into a room. You can go simple by just adding a few mint pieces or you can go bold by using it in a focal piece or on the walls. Whatever you choose to do, you can create a look that’s fresh, new and classic enough to stay around for awhile. If you’re inspired to add it to your home, starting with these cool products and paint colors. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Skirt.
Cool Mint is the perfect mint to use on your walls or to add in accessories.
Color Inspiration: Sweater.
Add Wood Ash to your walls, upholstered pieces and fabrics for a perfect complimentary color with mint.
Color Inspiration: Shoe Straps.
Mystic Gold is another lovely choice for upholstered pieces. Also try it in accessories like mirrors, frames and side tables.
Color Inspiration: Shoe Straps.
Try Plymouth Brown in wood pieces.
Room Photo via The Design Files.
Written on December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am , by Michael Wurm, Jr.
One of my favorite rooms to decorate is a dining room. Not only is this where family connects and makes memories, but it’s also a space to let your design creativity and personality shine. Something I’ve noticed in design is the shift away from having everything match. I love the idea that you no longer need to buy a complete dining set. You can choose an old wood harvest table and combine it with ultra-modern molded chairs or pair a glass top table with a set of upholstered armchairs. I’m also thrilled to see a return of benches and settees to the dining table. Who says you shouldn’t be comfortable?
I recently came across this stunning cottage-inspired dining room. I’m really attracted to the whole space, including the wonderful curtains and light fixture. However, what really caught my eye was the seating. Two slipcovered chairs and a bench with beautiful details, all perfectly complemented with adorable pillows. It doesn’t get more inviting and comfortable than that.
Spurred by my new obsession with benches, I pulled together twelve of my favorites. I hope they inspire you to try something new in your space.
Let’s break the rules together to create dining rooms that are cozy and welcoming, but most importantly, places that we truly love!
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm