The Anatomy of a Feminine Living Room

I’ve shared the design work of Jessica Helgerson before (here and here), but she has done so much great work I had to share another one of her designs.  It doesn’t matter style Ms. Helgerson decorates a room in, I always feel like I could move right in and be happy.  Which is how I feel about this Victorian home she designed.  It’s comfortable and patterned and pretty and looks like the perfect warm spot for a cold December day.  Let’s day a look…

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What is your favorite part of the room?  I think mine is the pretty color palette!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a post inspired by this room!

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9 Vintage Lighting Sources

Out of all the vintage details I shared in my post yesterday, the vintage lighting is definitely my favorite.  They are really unique and add a higher level of sophisticated charm to the kitchen.  Luckily, there are many shops offering this style of lighting online.  Here are 9 of my favorites!

9 SOURCES FOR VINTAGE-STYLE LIGHTING | www.theanatomyofdesign.comHave any sources to add?  I’d love to know if I’m missing anything great!

SOURCES: REJUVINATION | 1st DIBS | PW VINTAGE LIGHTING | HOUSE OF ANTIQUE HARDWARE | CHAIRISH | HARRIS HOUSE ART | LIGHTING DIRECT | ETSY | RESTORATION HARDWARE

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11 Ways to Add Vintage Charm to Your Kitchen

After studying photos of the Room of the Week one thing is very clear…design is in the details.  This kitchen is new, but so many small details were added to make it look as if the kitchen was built during another era.  Even if you aren’t planning a full kitchen renovation ( the majority of us aren’t!) there are some simple details you can add to your kitchen, no matter its age that can give you that vintage charm you seek.

Here are 11 ideas pulled straight from the Room of the Week.

11 Ways to Add Vintage Charm to Your Kitchen...No Matter Its Age | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

Did you spot anything I missed?  Please share!

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The Perfect Focal Point: A Gray Kitchen Island

The gray kitchen island/white perimeter kitchen cabinet combo has definitely been a trend in kitchen design in the last decade or so.  And for good reason. Painting the kitchen island gray creates instant contrast in a white kitchen, but isn’t too jarring or bold.  It sets the island as the focal point in the room while remaining neutral.

The shape and color and unique hardware of this island in the Room of the Week (above) make it a really special focal point in the room.  This technique can be used in almost any kitchen, no matter what style…take a look!

The Perfect Focal Point: A Gray Kitchen Island | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

 

Anyone already have this color combo in their kitchen?  If you do, I’d love to know what you think about it!

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

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The Anatomy of a Modern Victorian Kitchen

I’ve had kitchens on the brain lately as I help a client build her new custom kitchen.  And, no one does kitchens better than Jessica Helgerson.  Her designs are popular on pinterest and with every design blog and magazine for good reason.  She is a pro at creating kitchens are that unique and beautiful and extremely functional…three characteristics that are definitely at work in the kitchen I chose as the Room of the Week.

The Anatomy of a Victorian Kitchen | www.theanatomyofdesign.comSee what I mean?  Beautiful, unique and functional…check, check, check.  Can’t wait to spend the week talking about this gorgeous space!  See you back here tomorrow.

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