Joni Webb of Cote de Texas blogged about it over a year ago, the family room of designer Sally Wheat has been in my inspiration file since Joni first posted it. The mix of rough and refined, unique and familiar are all so perfectly blended that it's truly a lesson in living with the things we love. I mean, who else could make a glass head from Pier 1 look like a million dollars?
This room by Caldwell Flake is another room that has all the things I'm loving right now wrapped into one sophisticated package. The rustic and antique mixed with the modern and contemporary. I am drooling over the art in this room, and I love how the designer allowed it to take center stage in this room, but was thoughtful to the overall look. Stunning.
Though definitely more feminine than my house would even allow, this room by Lisa Epley has my thumbs up for lots of different reasons, but mostly for the calmness that surrounds the space because of her very cool color choices. By cool, I mean temperature wise, of course, I mean - I do have a thesaurus! But seriously, formal but still inviting - it's a space perfectly appointed and piled high with inspiration!
When I saw this room, which belongs to Laurann Claridge, in Lonny Mag I instantly felt compelled to share it with all of you! I am in love with the all white slipcovered furniture and the layering throughout the space. Mirrors atop mirrors, nesting tables, the zebra (of course) all reaffirming to the idea I had for CDLV.
Every so often a catalog image sticks in my brain, and I have to scan it and keep it for inspiration. That's exactly what happened when I saw this room in the Williams Sonoma Home catalog. With the crisp whites and soft blues and mix of blue and white Asian pieces I instantly fell in love. Even though it's catalog, the pieces (coffee table especially) have some patina to them, and that's totally where we're headed here.
On the other end of the spectrum, this living room by Kathryn Scott in her own home had me at hello. Check out the old concrete columns turned on side as coffee tables, mixed with upholstered antiques, more contemporary armless pieces, and the bentwood rocker. Throw in an antique rug and modern lighting and it's like someone took my exact thoughts and created a space in the perfect room built just for me and Scott.
This living room has that great light blue I'm so excited about right now. Christopher Maya designed this living room and chose the blue to make a soft but strong statement to the height of those soaring ceilings. and I think he did just that. Gorgeous! And who wouldn't want a living room with 30' ceilings, really?!
Steve's renovation of his dining room into a multi-purpose space. So gorgeous.