ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: A BLUE CEILING

April 20, 2016

One Room Challenge

Purdy painting supplies for the One Room Challenge on @thouswellblog

When it comes to transforming a room in six weeks, painting definitely gives one of the biggest changes in such a short amount of time. It’s thrilling to watch a room take on a whole different feeling with a fresh coat of paint, so I’m excited to share my painting progress as it definitely made a big impact in the room. I started out searching for a statement color for the ceiling of the room, and I wasn’t afraid to go dark for two reasons. The first being that I’ve discovered how dark colors can actually make a room feel larger (see my schpeel on Design*Sponge here), and second that the room has tall ceilings, so I wasn’t even worried about space in the first place. I settled on a brilliant navy blue from Farrow & Ball (with a great name) and chose a shade of white for the walls. I was also thrilled to try out Purdy’s painting supplies, which were very helpful in getting the room painted over a weekend. See how the new paint looks and catch up with all the other featured designers’ posts after the jump!

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THREE BEDROOM STYLES: MODERN

April 19, 2016

Decorating

Minimal white bedroom with glass art prints from Fracture on @thouswellblog

I’m so excited to share three posts over the next three weeks featuring a set of glass prints I made with Fracture, a new company I’m thrilled to collaborate with. I’ll be sharing modern, eclectic, and traditional bedroom styles with one thing in common – the three vibrant prints. Fracture’s luminescent glass prints can be made in many different sizes, and they bring a fresh, modern spin on personalized wall art. Fractures work well in a variety of room styles, so I’ll be sharing three different ways to arrange them. To start out, I decided to share this contemporary scenario because it fits so easily with the sleek glass! Stay tuned for an eclectic take on the prints next week.
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STEP INSIDE A CHIC RIAD IN MARRAKECH

April 18, 2016

Interiors

Moroccan bedroom with white lantern via @thouswellblog(via Riad Mena & Beyond)

The Riad Mena stands out from any other riad in Marrakech for its distinctive modern style. Classic furniture mingles with traditional Moroccan design, in a light and airy palette, for breezy rooms that are welcoming and sophisticated. In the bedroom above, an ornate lantern marks the top of the space, with the bed residing in a private, curtained nook. An unexpected pop of red is brought to the bedside via the modern floor lamp, and the textile details of the fringed upholsted bench and pom-pom bedspread add a touch of local flair. This beautiful riad isn’t polished but rather authentically curated with an edited approach to decor. The result is quite beautiful, and makes me want to hop on a plane to Marrakech straight away!

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SHOP MARIMEKKO’S LATEST COLLABORATION

April 17, 2016

Decorating

Marimekko for Target indoor/outdoor collection via @thouswellblog(via Target)

Marimekko’s bold, pattern-filled home and apparel collection for Target has finally launched – and it’s fabulous! The design house’s iconic prints fill each piece and give the collection a playful vibe that’s perfect for these seasonal products. The collection is divided into three color stories: primary, black and white, warm, and blue, black and white. The blue may be my favorite, with the classic black and white and warm coming in close second and third. Many of the home items are indoor/outdoor, including the fun throw pillows, so it’s perfect for bringing some graphic prints to both your living room, patio, and dinner table. The only pieces of furniture is the outdoor folding sling chair, which comes in the same pattern as this outdoor rug and bean bag, and everything is weather resistant. The patterns range from brushstroke to floral prints, but all maintain their bright and energetic Nordic design. Shop some of my favorites from Marimekko for Target’s collaboration below.
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SWELL SHOPPING: PARISIAN DINING ROOM

April 14, 2016

Decorating

Glamorous Parisian dining room on @thouswellblog(via Côte Maison, photography by Nicholas Mathéus)

There’s nothing quite like the French way of mixing things up. In this chic dining room, classic mid-century cane back chairs pair beautifully with a marble pedestal table for a classic foundation. Then things are shaken up with the woodwork on the small fireplace, a brass two-light floor lamp, and a modern sideboard. A sculptural table lamp and the leftovers of the glamorous wallpaper make a well-styled vignette in the corner, while black and white pottery mix on the table and fireplace mantel. And the room has great bones – this is a Haussmanian apartment – and a beautiful chevron floor and tall rectangular wall mouldings are always stylish! Shop the look with my finds below:
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