Monday, July 27, 2009

White Hot

I dug through my "inspiration file" the other day and noticed a theme: I'm gravitating towards whites. I'm normally not into white interiors- I love color and lots of it- but these crisp white interiors are so glam, crisp, and cool! Or maybe it's the summer heat.

I think the key to a neutral color palette is texture. Having a variety of materials keeps the palette complex and rich. The woods, the metals, the lucite and glass all give a depth to the light color palette.

These are some of my favs (and forgive me, I can't remember where most of them came from):

these two images from Atlantis Home

Quirky Quonset Hut

This World War II Quonset Hut is featured in the May 2009 Southern Living as the Best Before and After House. Located in Beaufort, South Carolina, the old barrack house was renovated by owners and architects Michael and Jane Frederick into a home with eclectic industrial charm. See their blog here.

Shot of the exterior.

Love the red color they chose!

open dining/kitchen area
I love the metal table with Ghost chairs- what a great contrast!
Also, what great cabinets with the corrugated metal fronts (see photo below)

This is the entryway, which was also an addition.
The cantilevered concrete stairs are amazing! Love the red banister and red
cushions in the Tulip chairs.

Whimsical front door. Great texture!

To read more about this house click here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Walk-in Closet

Check out this beautiful before and after closet remodel from Husligheter at DesignSponge!

I love the gallery style, with a wall of open shelving for shoes, and then built ins on the other side to hide hanging clothes and drawers. The only thing missing is a huge full-length mirror for catwalk practice, right?

I will always love that greenish-yellow color and that fun retro Kelly Wearstler wallpaper pattern. And what a cute idea to store jewelry and other trinkets in little glass candy dishes!

The built ins also house a vanity with Hollywood lighting! How fun! The natural window lighting is probably amazing as well. How many closets have you seen with windows????

I bet you could find everything you need for a closet redo like this from Ikea. Add a vanity area with lighting, and you're set. Love it!