How To Guides For Your Home

Over the past few years I’ve created several posts that are small how-to guides for decorating small areas around the house. Here’s a recap of 10 of my favorites!

How to Style a Living Room Console

How To Style a Living Room Console

How to Decorate Your Garden Walls

How To Create a Living Wreath

How To Create the Perfect Windowseat

How to Use a Bookshelf to Organize Your Home

How To Create Unity & Fun Using Matching Patterns

How to Create a Perfectly Textured Room

How To Hang Large Scaled Art

How To Light Up Your Gallery Wall

How to Pair Patterns Like a Pro

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Favorite Color Palettes

Hi Friends! It’s been a crazy two weeks moving across the country, but we are finally in Seattle and trying to get settled (we still don’t have a house yet, but hopefully soon!). I’m really craving a normal schedule so I’m excited to start blogging again. To ease back into blogging this week I am going to continue to share some of my favorite posts from the past two years. Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite past posts about creating the perfect color palette. I hope these posts inspire you if you are looking for color inspiration for your home!


Exciting Complimentary Color Palettes

A Neon Color Palette

A Red, White & Blue Color Palette

An Art-Inspired Color Palette

A Blue & Brown Color Palette

A Warm Color Palette With a Bright Accent

A Warm Modern Color Palette

A Monochromatic Color Palette

A Masculine & Feminine Color Palette

Dark Blue Walls

A Blue & Orange Outdoor Color Palette

A Unifying Color Palette for An Entire House

Neutral Gray & Brown Color Palette

A Tonal, Elegant Color Palette

Monochromatic with a Splash

A Pillow-Inspired Color Palette

A Rug-Inspired Color Palette

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On Vacation…Be Back Soon

backsoonJust popping in from Maryland to say a quick hello and let you know that I’ll be absent from the blog for the next few weeks as we pack up and head to Seattle.  I thought I would have time to blog,but it’s just not happening!  Can’t wait to settle down and resume my regular posting.  See you in a few weeks!

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A Transitional-Style Living Room for a Young Family

I had the great pleasure of working with some dear friends of ours who moved into a beautiful old (built in the 1940s) home in Washington D.C.  I worked with them first on their living room, which they wanted to make a grown-up living space where they could spend time together in the evenings and entertain comfortably in, but that would also be a place they could use as a family during the day.

They wanted plenty of seating, a cheerful, but sophisticated color palette, and as you can see they loved mixing patterns.

A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comWe settled on a gray, indigo, yellow color palette which was so much fun to work with.  We layered in comfortable (and gorgeous) seating and side tables.A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comBefore I entered the project they had already designed this gorgeous bookshelf which they added to this room to separate it from the entry. I think it was really the perfect piece to add a contemporary edge to the traditional home, and really set the tone for the room. And, of course, I had a great time searching for the perfect accessories to fill it!A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comI wanted the bookcase to feel like it had a little bit of a gathered feeling, so I tried to mix vintage and new pieces.  Like this  collection of bud vases I sourced from all over and displayed together as a collection.  A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comAnd, I also incorporated family photos, some of their favorite books, their sound system (which you purposely can’t see behind the lampshade), and a tray for mail on the other side.A Transitional Home For a Young Family |

A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comBecause they wanted to use this space a lot in the evenings we added pretty lamps in every corner and candles.A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comThe artwork we added really helps add movement and color and pattern at eye-level, while the larger more solid sofas help to ground the space and keep it calm.A Transitional Home For a Young Family |

A Transitional Home For a Young Family | www.emilywignalldesign.comI hope you enjoyed a peek into this project.  They were a delight to work with, and they are happy with the results…happy client, happy designer!

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Piece de Resistance: The Seating Edition

My last piece de resistance post for the week!  Chairs, chairs, chairs!  Look below for links to almost every kind of chair you can think of…

chairlogo copy25 Bergere Chairs32 Chaise Lounges, 12 Sectional Sofas, 20 Patterned Settees, 20 Chesterfield Sofas, 16 Green Sofas, 12 Upholstered Barstools, 4 Wishbone Chairs, 15 Modern Wingback Chairs, 18 Orange Lounge Chairs, 3 Ways to Use a Tolix Chair, 20 Bold Red Accent Chairs, 19 Classic Ladderback Dining Chairs, 18 Contemporary Leather Chairs, Pairs of Blue Chairs, 10 White Slipcovered Chairs

Whew!  That’s a lot of places to sit!

See you back here tomorrow with a peak of a room I designed last year and finally had the chance to photograph!

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