Thursday, February 28, 2013

Color Combo: Aqua and Rust

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week.  I am in the process of getting my house packed up and ready to move to Bend in a week and a half!  I can't believe my time in Corvallis is coming
to an end after calling this place my home for the last 6.5 years.  

Once I get settled in my tiny cozy new apartment I want to finish up my bedroom decor.  I've had accents of light blue in there for a while now which all started with the dresser I painted.  I've recently found that I LOVE the combination of aqua and rust, so my plans are to incorporate that burnt orange color into my room. This photo was in House Beautiful a few months ago and I love everything about it.  That chandelier, the mirror, the upholstered bench and bed...perfection and to me, the definition of serene.  


Here are some others I've come across online.  You can use mint green and brick or tangerine to get the same effect.  I love all of these combos!

This one is so soft and tranquil.
A little more vibrant and warm.
Subtle color with lots of neutrals.

Fresh and fun! I love that bedspread and those floral shams.

Such a cute little console.  The pillows underneath are perfect. 

So what do you think of this color combination?  Love it or hate it?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Traditional Living Room

Hey everyone!  I thought I would share a few before and after photos from a design project I just finished up.  The clients recently moved into the home they plan to retire in.  The living room was the main focus of their project, but we did make changes to most of the other rooms in their home as well.  Here are the before's of the living room.  The pictures I took were more for me to be able to reference for layout and wall color so the angles aren't great.  I'll remember to take better ones next time.

The clients used the words 'warm' and 'traditional' repeatedly when they described how they wanted their home to look and feel.  They had furniture that they moved over from their previous home, but it didn't quite evoke those warm feelings.  I used golds, deep reds, and traditional style furniture in the space and they absolutely love the way the room turned out.  I had so much fun on this project because they really put their trust in me to make their home reflect their tastes.  It definitely isn't MY style, but it's not my home.  

We didn't have the artwork hung when I took the after pictures so imagine a beautiful Tuscan painted landscape hanging behind the sofa. :)  

Also, the accessorizing is done by the client.  She is working on filling up those bookcases and adding more accessories on the mantle.  I'll add more pictures later if the artwork we ordered comes in before I move away from Corvallis.  :)