Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Warm up your home for Autumn with this years HOTTEST colors!

Autumn is here and it is the perfect time to start prepping your home to feel warm and cozy for the cool months ahead.  I found some interiors that incorporate this years HOTTEST color pallet and will give your home that comforting feel we all need to get us through the winter. 
2011 Color Pallet for Fashion and Design
Use pops of warm colors from accents such as the throw pillows, accent chairs, reclaimed wood table top and flowers seen in this space.
Bring the outdoors inside with pieces of nature that will reflect the current season.  The organic shape from these natural objects (like the tree limb seen here) can be used to add softness to a space ( notice the location of the limb laying on sharp corner in the room). 
Lavender hues are a big deal this year!  A lot of times lavender has tendency to come across as a cooler color compared hues such as red, orange or yellow, but I must say this room feels very cozy!  There are a few pops of warm lavender here but most are a cool gray lavender.  What helps this lavender seem warm is the texture of fabrics used to make these items and pairing this color with warm browns, creams and golds.  When using a large amount of one accent color in a room (like the lavender in this one) it is great to add in a little sparkle of a complementary color throughout the space (such as the gold seen here).  To find complementary colors it is always best to go back to basics and reference a color wheel to help you with this process.
Golds, browns and creams are wonderful neutrals to fill a space and a great way to make your home feel toasty.  
This space has a wonderful contrast between cool and warm colors.  The walls and fireplace seem stark but the warmth of the furnishings add comfort.  What I like most about this room is it's Flea Market Chic style!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rowe and Clayton Marcus

This is the most recent project I have completed lately.  Rowe Furniture and Clayton Marcus are great companies to work with, and they let me have lots of fun with photography of their furniture.  I am looking forward to working with them again soon.

Decorating for Autumn

Thus far this week has been quiet which only means it is that time of year again... "the calm before the storm" as my fellow colleagues and I call it.  What I mean by "storm" is the High Point Furniture Market that will start up again at the end of October.  Don't get me wrong... I love the Furniture Market and how I become mesmerize and inspired by all of the beautiful showrooms and displays.  It is post Market that turns my world upside down because this is when ALL of your clients want beautiful photography of their beautiful products and then the "storm" begins.

But for now I am enjoying and making the most of this quite time.  I did some research today about Decorating for Autumn and I want to share my finds.  Hopefully they will give you some ideas about what you can do to give your home that cozy Autumn feeling we all crave this time of year.  Happy Autumn to you all!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Coffee + Inspiration = A lovely Saturday Morning

I feel bad that I have been neglecting my blog and my sweet followers lately.  Just to let you know I have a bad habit of taking on too many projects at once but I love them all, so I just keep taking on more and more.  To say the least my projects make me happy and I do not see myself breaking this habit anytime soon!

This morning I woke up early... made myself some of my FAVORITE coffee... and stumbled across some inspiration on the World Wide Web.  I have decided to share some images that I fell in love with.  All these images came from a website I found called Lonny Magazine.  I hope you all love them as much as I do.

I love this color combination so much that I'm currently using it in my own living room.  So funky and fresh!

This is the best artwork I have seen over a fireplace in a good while.  I would advise everyone to enlarged and framed the pictures you love the most and decorate your home with them.  Hands down they always make the BEST artwork! 

I want this bedroom so bad I can taste it!!!

Tyler and I agree that we will have this bathroom one day!

I want this same mess on my counter tops!!!

And these puppies on either side of my fireplace!

I am a sucker for a beautiful garden stool!

Ahhhh Asian Panel Artwork!


This is the BEST wallpaper I have ever seen!  I am going to hunt it down and make it mine!

I love how someone used these boxwood balls on a candle holder!


I want to recreate this in my entryway!

Mmmmm orange and teal with a touch of light pink! 

After looking at all of these beautiful rooms I can definitely feel some new projects coming into formation... this excites me!!!