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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The Anatomy of a Traditional + Modern Room

A few weeks ago I spotted the home tour of interior designer Danielle Colding on Design Sponge. I fell in love with her style, and immediately clicked on the link to her website to look at her portfolio.  She does such a great job mixing styles and creating rooms that are both tailored and comfortable.

I picked one of her rooms as the Room of the Week…let’s jump right in to looking at the design elements at work in this space!

The Anatomy of a Modern + Traditional Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comI cannot stop picking rooms with this red/orange shade to feature here on my blog…maybe I should use it somewhere in my own house so I can stop obsessing over it online!

I’ll be back tomorrow to share more great moments from this room.

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The Anatomy of a Saturated Living Room

I’m craving saturated color these days. As the leaves change, and the days darken I gravitate toward colors that suggest warmth and coziness.  So, when I discovered the portfolio of designer Rachel Reider I knew I wanted to share her work here with you.  I hope the fantastic use of color in this Room of the Week inspires you this season!

The Anatomy of a Saturated Living Room | www.theanatomyofdesign.comDoes the changing season make you gravitate to new color choices in your home?

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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.

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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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Color Palette: The Best Blue-Green Paint Colors

That wall color in the Room of the Week really gives the room a calm feeling, and even though it is a color it still acts very much like a neutral.  There’s something about a soft blue-green color that is almost universally loved.  I’ve used this wall color in my own home and in clients homes always with great success.

Rather than show you tons of options, here are two blue-green colors I’ve used for myself and clients with successful results all of the time.  Sherwin Williams Sea Salt & Benjamin Moore’s Quiet Moments are both that perfect blue-green-gray color.  Sea Salt can read a little more green while Quiet Moments is definitely a little more blue and gray.  Either way, if you’re looking for a calm, ethereal color, both will do the trick!

Here are some pretty examples to help sell you on the colors (not that you need it!).

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And, for a few pictures of sea salt in action in my own home, I used it in my dining room here and my daughter’s room here.

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