There are so many creative and out of the box ways to create a headboard. This custom painted wood screen is a great way to add color and visual interest to an otherwise neutral and very small bedroom.
Boston Magazine Design Home 2014/Linda Holt Photo
Happy Friday and have a great weekend everyone!
The secret to creating a room that has life and interest is all in the mix. Furniture that doesn’t all match and wasn’t all purchased at the same store. A mixture of patterns and textures and art work that speaks to you. These are the elements that give a room soul.
The Hampton Show House library, designed by Greg McKenzie, is a perfect example of this. Greg used a masterful mix of different period furniture, textures and patterns. I love the classic knole sofa mixed with the mid century Lucite coffee table, and the two side chairs piped in thick fringe. The chevron fabric from Schumacher, the graphic wallpaper and the Zebra hide rug add some punch to keep the mostly neutral room from being anything but boring.
Greg McKenzie Design
I think the whole room is fabulous. Don’t you?
Have a great weekend my friends!
Happy Friday! Today I want to share this beach inspired turquoise study from the Holiday House Hampton Show House.
Bjornen Design /Linda Holt Photo
This small study just off the main living room was designed by Bjornen Design. The designer said since the Hamptons are all about the beach and horses, the sea horse lamp was his inspiration and starting point for the whole room. I love the turquoise and sandy beige color palette and the drift wood like coffee table. The wall paper and carpet reference the ripples of the ocean waves and the beach inspired accessories like the sea glass balls and the nautilus fossil remind you this is the Hamptons.
My favorite part of the room though are the black and white photos which ground the room and keep it from looking too themed.
This room was one of my favorites. What do you think?
If you ever get a chance to visit a Christopher Guy show room be sure to bring your camera. The products are beyond beautiful and the way they set up their show rooms is like visiting an art gallery.
Christopher Guy/Linda Holt Photo
When I spotted this silver mirror and two coral wall scones against the purpley-black wall I just about died! I would LOVE this in a powder room or dining room for a bit of glamour or even in the entryway. A work of art don’t you think?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!