Have a Happy Weekend

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetJust a quick snapshot i posted on instagram of my gallery wall in my living room is all I have for you today!  I’m off and running working on a few upholstery projects for my house, and trying to finish up some details in my daughter’s room re-design.  I’ll be back on Monday with a new Room of the Week.

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Easy Decorating: A Pair of Blue Chairs

I think one of the quickest ways to make a room look instantly put together is to use a pair of chairs.   Chairs are good pieces to use to introduce bold colors and shapes in small ways without overwhelming the room.  That pair of blue chairs in the Room of the Week are the perfect statement in the room.

There are lots of blue chairs on the market right now, and since blue works with almost any color palette they are a good color to pick for an accent chair…pair them with a silver side table and you have the perfect sitting area.  Here are four pretty combinations in four different styles.

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RETRO: Chairs | Table
TRANSITIONAL: Chairs | Table
TRADITIONAL: Chairs | Table
MID-CENTURY: Chairs | Table

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A Formula for a Balanced, Simple Gallery Wall

A gallery wall of art is a rather simple way to inject a lot of personality in a space and create a powerful focal point at the same time.

The gallery wall in the Room of the Week offers a great formula using the elements and principles of design to create a simple, but balanced gallery wall. Here are a few lessons you can learn from this wall to create your own.

A Formula for Creating a Simple, Balanced Gallery Wall | www.theanatomyofdesign.comI hope these tips help in creating a gallery wall you love!

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Piece de Resistance: A Globe Pendant

I love that glass globe pendant hanging above the dining table in the Room of the Week.  Its beautiful sculptural shape and shiny texture draw the eye to the dining table, but because you can see through the pendant it doesn’t fill too much of the sight line or distract from outside.

This simple style works in almost every style.  Here are 16 pretty orb pendants in a variety of finishes.

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Have a favorite?

SOURCES (left to right):
Silver:   Half Mercury Glass Pendant | Bubbles Globe Pendant | Half Chrome Pendant | Orb Pendant
Gold: White Artichoke Lamp | Milk Glass & Brass Pendant | Natural Brass Pendant |  Rose Pendant
Textured: Wire Pendant Polished Chrome & Glass Pendant | Celine Crystal Pendant | Textured Brown Pendant
Eclectic: Chinese Lantern Pendant | Glass Blue Pendant | Gold Float Light | Glass Trio of Glow Pendants

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Anatomy of an Open Living Room

Along with organization this month (see last week’s Room of the Week), I am also craving sunshine.  So I picked a room to explore this week that has an abundance of light!  I think there is so much to learn about this open dining and living space designed by Rebecca Hay.

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Whether you have a large great room, or a smaller open living area this room offers so much inspiration!  Can’t wait to spend the week talking about this pretty space.

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