Right before I left Atlanta to jet off for college, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Paige Minear of The Pink Clutch, a fellow Atlanta blogger. She’s a fantastic example of Southern hospitality and is one of the best when it comes to Atlanta design bloggers, plus I loved learning a bit about her and the background of her colorful blog career. In case you missed it, I had the honor of participating in this past spring’s One Room Challenge with her, which she totally hit out of the ballpark with her energetic living room reveal. Make sure to check out Paige’s blog and my feature on her site by clicking below.
The cover feature of the latest Elle Decor issue was a really striking home tour from London that quickly become one of my favorite features they have run this year. The creatively restored townhouse was outfitted with art deco details in a jewel-toned palette with architectural details (see the incredible library wall treatment below) that make each room unique. The designer behind this project, Scott Maddux, takes a playful and inspired approach to decorating, and this project shows just how magical the result can be. In the living room above, a Clarence House fabric energizes the warm, rosy-toned palette in the room and the walls are painted to resemble parchment paper.
This past summer I’ve been working with several brands to bring my dream dorm vision to life, and in these past few weeks I’ve been finalizing the details of the room to share here on the blog. I’m excited to have a space to completely make my own, and I will be sharing all my decor decisions as I move in during the upcoming weeks… well more like months! I’m super lucky to have a single in a ‘castle-like’ building on campus, and although I don’t know the exact size or layout of my room, I was able to estimate it using a drawing of my floor. As I started choosing product for the room, I really leaned into a warm, cozy aesthetic that would create a comfortable space as I transition into college life and keep me happy in the long winter! The combination of warm-grey and tan is the predominate color palette, and I brought in a variety of patterns to the mix as well. While I know the room will be small, I want to elevate the space by using it efficiently and adding details that will make the space more inviting. See my design board with my main product choices after the jump! Read More
In upstate New York, artist Martin Von Haselburg dreamed up a quite conceptual modern pool house that defies expectations. While the simple, Gothic church architecture might suggest a historic building conversion into a quaint pool house, the interior reveals a modern Moroccan-style retreat with a bohemian spirit. The cavernous space reaches 25 feet in height at the tip of the vaulted ceiling, and the space is kept very simple with all of the kitchen appliances hidden behind cabinetry, which draws the eye to the two living areas in the room – the dining table and sprawling banquette tucked in a large nook at the back of the space. This seating area is defined by a blue wallpaper from wall to ceiling and a riot of colorful pillows along the U-shaped bench. While this pool house is sparse, the architectural details and unique treatments for the living spaces gives both a highly creative and fun personality to the design.
I’m both sad and excited to say that it’s my last full week in Atlanta before I head up to college next week! I have been spending a lot of time catching up with friends and sleeping in a little too late… but now it’s time to get ready for another school year. I’m teaming up with HP to bring you a guide to organizing your physical and digital workspace in preparation for the end of summer and celebrating the launch of their new 15-inch laptop with 2TB of storage – plenty of room to organize all your files with ease. My whole desk will be migrating up to Ithaca next week, so I styled this workspace in my little sister’s room on her DIY desk with gold hairpin legs, using her headboard and the artwork above to inspire the desk’s color palette. The laptop also comes in red, teal, blue, and white, but I chose the sleek silver option for a modern look that would match any desk accessories we chose. Read More