Hi All and Happy Hump Day! I have been working on the One Room Challenge (insert nail biting here), and while sourcing that “just right” piece for the space, I surprised myself by leaning toward a bold red console. I am more of a red- light (aka pink) kinda girl, and rarely gravitate toward red beyond the Holidays. When Benjamin Moore announced their 2018 Color of the Year (yes, I follow such things) as Caliente red, I have to admit I was underwhelmed. However, after some time to marinate on it, I now find myself seeking out items with this bold, gorgeous color!
Here are some examples of how to implement my new found color crush…
A stunning console in the entryway (paired with black and white spotted paper= perfection!):
With beautiful accent chairs:
With bold picture frames to make a statement:
With gorgeous lighting:
And with Pops o’ color on pillows:
I also sourced some additional options in case you are looking to implement this bold color choice in your own design:
Hi All! Welcome to August…wait, what!? Not sure how it is 8/2 already! Anyhoo, Happy Wednesday! Not sure if anyone remembers the Friends episode with Monica’s closet? She is OCD with organization and cleanliness, but her friends discover her messy closet where she hides everything and it all comes tumbling out? I think we all have a closet, drawer, or in my case, basement, that could use a little more….. ahem, attention. Or at least I am hoping we all have that space of de-organized horror because, well, misery loves company right? Well I am giving us all permission to NOT tackle those over the Summer as planned and instead get outside and enjoy some Vitamin D.
In other news, I saw this fabulous pic from the latest issue of HGTV magazine. It stopped me in my tracks because of the amazing wall color… The velvet green couch doesn’t hurt either. It got me thinking about the dark moody paint colors that seem to be everywhere lately.
My own living room is a rich chocolate brown that I have been itching to change, despite the fact that 1) I still like the color; 2) Hubs thinks I’m nuts to change it; and 3) It would be a huge undertaking that would disturb a room in the house that we use everyday. Even if I painted at record speed it would be at least a three week project to pull together-did I mention hubby thinks I am nuts!? Still…I cannot help but dream about pulling the trigger on a rich navy like the HGTV one, or a warm dark gray that would pair oh so nicely with the light pine floors. Sigh.
While I debate some more, here are some pin-worthy inspiration photos of how to implement this moody paint trend in your own home…
A beautiful dark gray (leaning toward black) powder room:
and this amazing navy living room (looooove those moldings!):
and this gorgeous gray creates a blank slate for this dining room from MA Allen Interiors (fell down the rabbit hole perusing their amazing portfolio):
and I love the use of Benjamin Moore’s Cheating Heart, on these kitchen cabinets (p.s. the hardware is amazing!):
and this warm bedroom:
and one of my Favs, Benjamin Moore’s Nightfall, as used by Driven By Decor as the backdrop for a gallery wall:
and this serene chocolate brown living room:
and a corner of my living room in a deep chocolate brown from Olympic called Granite:
and lastly, a gorgeous exterior with a pop o’ color- I love it because it reminds me of the Adirondacks…
Off to the pool to soak in some much needed sunshine! Have a wonderful Wednesday All!
Hello All! Hope you are having a great week! I am trying to organize myself ahead of the long weekend to tackle some procrastination projects.. though not very successful thus far. I am looking forward to getting together with friends and taking time to recharge a bit. The weather is not going to be very cooperative, with only one day looking sunny, so I am going to make the best of it and pack it all into one day!
Here are some red, white and blue inspiration photos should you be hosting your own Summer kickoff party:
Hello All! Lately my dining room table desk has looked like this and I am ready to turn the page and move on to projects more fun than bookkeeping and taxes (though both necessary when running a biz… sigh).
So back into design mode tomorrow (after having a BIG glass of wine tonight) and looking forward to a few upcoming projects: 1) developing an inventory for yards and yards of fabric accumulated during my 12 years of running Sara Langley Designs Accessories and then sell said fabric to make room for new projects. You can view my progress here; 2) work on interior design projects for clients – so excited to share the “afters” with you soon; 3) work on my own makeover as a guest participant in the One Room Challenge. Phew! So excited!
In the meantime, I am crushing on blue and white prints and am looking forward to bringing them into some projects I am working on. Some inspiration as follows:
Happy LUCKY Friday all! Today is always a special day for me because it was my late Nana’s birthday and St. Patrick’s Day so it doesn’t get much luckier than that. I have been loving all things green lately (isn’t it funny how you can get hooked on a color?) so what better day than the present to share my green snaps with you!
This lovely bauble arrived from J. Crew this morning!
My parents stopped by with shamrock plants for the girls, an annual St. Patty’s tradition.
So excited to announce that I have been working on setting up a Sara Langley Designs Limited Edition Pop-Up Etsy Store. Stay Tuned!
Gorgeous green with greek key detail, Therese Marie via Etsy
A palm pic from our recent Disney Cruise vacay to the Caribbean. Take me back NOW!
I have been debating a glossy green front door like this one via Southern Living.
Classic trench in Kelly Green from Lands End, now 30% off code:gold, pin:6075.
A toast to my Nana, Beefeater and Tonic, TWO limes.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May all your wishes come true!