Blog Refresh Coming Right Up

These next few weeks are a huge transition time for me and my family.  My youngest starts kindergarten and for the first time in over 9 years I will be at home alone for more than a few hours at a time.  I’ve been working on this blog for a few years, along with running my small, but growing, interior design business and I’m excited to dive in and really get to work to make both ventures more profitable.  Plus, this mama needs to stay busy so I don’t notice how quiet being at home alone is!

I’m taking one last little trip with my family this week before summer is over, but I’ll be back in September with some new changes to the blog and some projects to share, and I hope to see you then!  In the meantime here is a little sneak peek at my previous master bedroom in Maryland…I photographed it right before we packed up and headed here to Seattle. More pictures coming in September.

Calm, but Colorful Master Bedroom | www.emilywignalldesign.comI’ll be back soon!

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Change Your Rug, Change Your Style

this post is sponsored by RugKnots

I’ve always loved a sea and sand inspired color palette.  It’s an easy way to create a room that looks relaxed and pleasing on the eyes.  The Room of the Week is a great example of how wonderfully this color palette works!

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While this room might not work exactly as pictured for every style with rug change-up sticking in the sandy color palette you can have an entirely new room.  Using gorgeous rugs from RugKnots, here are 7  blue sofa/sandy-colored rug scenarios to show you how versatile this color palette can be, along with a few tips you can use to purchase the rug that will work with not just your decor style, but also your lifestyle.

Change Your Rug | Change Your Style |www.theanatomyofdesign.com

Head to RugKnots.com for all the fantastic details about each rug, as well as about purchasing a rug in general.

SOURCES: Blue Montclair Crate & Barrel Sofa | Round Nickey Kehoe Coffee Table
ONE:  Beige Contemporary Wool Rug | Light
TWO: Multi-Colored Chobi Zeigler Rug | Light
THREE: Contemporary Chobi Zeigler Rug | Light
FOUR:  Beige & Ivory Classic Chobi Ziegler Rug | Light
FIVE: Flatweave Wool Kilim Rug | Light
SIX: Wool Ikat Rug | Light
SEVEN: Beige Jaldar Rug | Light

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8 Reasons to Use a Blue Sofa

That blue sofa in the Room of the Week is one of my favorite elements in the room.

Garland_157_2It adds beautiful color in the room without taking over, and adds to the serene mood of the room.  I’ve used blue sofas in two projects recently…

Blue Velvet Sofa | www.emilywignalldesign.comThis blue velvet sofa from Room and Board is one of my favorites.  It’s SO soft and its shape is unique and so cute.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetMy client purchased this mid-century sofa we had recovered in blue which fits the era of the furniture, but also looks current.

Now you know I LOVE blue sofas…if you still need a little convincing here are 10 more examples to help sway you.

8 Reasons to Buy a Blue Sofa | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

Would you ever purchase a sofa that wasn’t neutral colored?

SOURCES: ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN | EIGHT | NINE | TEN

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Nesting Coffee Tables

One of my favorite elements in the Room of the Week is the round nesting coffee tables in the center.

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They add so much beauty and function to the space without taking up a lot of room…win-win.  Here are 14 pretty favorites in a variety of styles! 14 Nesting Coffee Tables | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

SOURCES: ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN | EIGHT | NINE | TEN | ELEVEN | TWELVE | THIRTEEN | FOURTEEN

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The Anatomy of a Harmonious Home

As I am slowly getting settled into our home I am constantly thinking about making it both comfortable and functional for our entire family.  I want everyone to feel at home, and quickly, so we can enjoy our life here in Seattle.  The more we unpack and organize and decorate with all of our favorite things the more I am feeling right at home even though we’ve only been here a few weeks.

Since I have comfort on my mind I was instantly drawn to the work of Jennifer Robin Interiors.  Jen Macdonald, the owner,  has mastered the art of creating spaces that not only look luxurious, but also incredibly comfortable and completely harmonious.  Here are 5 lessons we can learn from this space Jen Macdonald designed in Menlo Park, CA.

The Anatomy of a Harmonious Home | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

I’ll can’t wait to spend the rest of the week talking about this gorgeous room.  See you back here tomorrow!

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