The Anatomy of a Colorful, Airy Bedroom

I’ve been living here in Seattle for a few weeks and loving every minute. My family and I are living temporarily downtown and are spending every day exploring our new city.

I’m also slowly getting my feet wet in the design world here in Seattle. As I learn about the best design shops and sources here in the city I’ve also been investigating other Seattle interior designers. And, I thought I would spend August introducing you to some of them. First up, the talented Brian Paquette, an up and coming designer, who designs homes that are thoughtful and livable. This bedroom I chose as the Room of the Week is one of first projects I noticed on his site a few years ago, but it’s still one of my favorites.

brianpaquetteroomoftheweekI hope you had a great weekend and are ready to dive into this room this week!  See you back here tomorrow.

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The Anatomy of a Room That’s Easy on the Eyes

I really struggled with the title for this post…how best to describe this Room of the Week to you in one small headline. You can see I decided the best way to describe this week’s Room of the Week designed by Amy Sklar is that it is indeed easy to look at…organized, soft, full of light and comfortable furniture.  Plus, I think it’s probably pretty appealing to a variety of people with different style preferences.  And, as comfortable as it is on the eyes I’m sure it’s even more comfortable to actually really live in the space.  Here are just a few reasons why this room looks, and most likely feels, so pretty and comfortable, and a few tips for creating this feeling in your own home.

The Anatomy of a Room That's Easy on the Eyes | www.theanatomyofdesign.comWhat’s your favorite part of the room? Excited to break down this room throughout the week.  See you back here tomorrow!

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Room of the Week: A Charming Eat-in Kitchen

I know I keep saying I am back and ready to blog again after our cross-country move, but this week I actually mean it! I’m back sharing the most darling eat-in kitchen designed by Clayton & Little Architects.  This kitchen uses many design elements that I just love and can be translated into so many different types of design styles. Let’s dive right in and check out this kitchen!
A Charming Eat-in Kitchen | www.theanatomyofdesign.comWhat’s your favorite part of this room?  I’m looking forward to talking about it all week.  Thanks for sticking around while I got settled!

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A Formula For…

Occasionally when I am putting together posts about a Room of the Week for this blog I notice something styled or arranged so perfectly that I share it as a formula you can use no matter what style your home is.  Rather than re-invent the wheel…you can use these formulas inspired by beautiful homes to decorate your own house!

A Pattern Mixing Formula

Here are a few formulas to get you inspired!

A Formula for the Perfect Breakfast Nook

A Formula for a Pattered (But Not Busy) Bedroom

A Formula for a Balanced Gallery Wall

A Formula for Mixing Patterned Pillows

A Formula for the Perfect Entry

A Formula for a Traditional/Modern Mix Mantel

A Formula for Mixing Pillows: Just Pick 3!

A Formula for Artfully Displaying Family Photos

A Formula for Styling a Rectangle Coffee Table

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Favorites Week: A Homepolish Outdoor Patio

I hope you’re having a great week!  Here is my last favorite room to share this week…this gorgeous outdoor room created by Orlando Soria of Homepolish.    It is just the spot I would love to spend this weekend.

For more details about this lovely patio…check out this post!

Want to know how much it’s going to cost you to put together a room like this on your own outdoor patio?  This post might help.

Orange & Blue…the perfect outdoor color palette. (in my opinion)

And, some tips for turning an outdoor space into a room you can really use. More here.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a little behind the scenes from some recent design project!  Have a wonderful day!

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