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Bold & Bright :: Miami Beach Apartment Tour

Recently House Beautiful toured the colorful Miami Beach apartment of interior designer, Robert Passal (loved his master bedroom for the Hampton Designer Showhouse in 2012). The mix of modern and traditional used throughout is a personal fave as well as the classic blue and white color palette that flows in both indoors and out. Passal is a master at combining pattern, texture and color. Take a look and I think you’ll agree!

bright blue linen sofa // Robert Passal Interiors

To get just the right watery effect, he even paints the door in a bright blue car paint. What? yep.

blue chair with  henrique oliveira painting #art #blue #interiordesign

Love the combo of pattern and color in this image. The Louis XVI–style chair upholstered in an African batik fabric looks amazing paired with the stunning swirl painting by Henrique Oliveira.

kitchen with marble top lostrine prep table // Robert Passal

Love the clean, modern lines in the kitchen and the pops of bright color.

Lepere table with Tom Dixon chair // Miami Beach apartment // Robert Passal Interiors

Passal mixes artwork and accessories beautifully here in the apartment’s entry and creates a fun, unexpected work area. The modern Tom Dixon chair is a personal fave!

toile grasscloth wallcovering in blue // Robert Passal

In this bedroom, Passal covers the walls in a traditional blue and white toile, features an elegant blue velvet bed and adds a fun green accent with bed linens.

marble square tile in bathroom // Robert Passal

In the bathroom, square marble tiles cover both the walls and floor. Love the painting hung above the tub. So daring!

Quadrille Nomad drapery // Miami Beach Apartment // Robert Passal

In the master bedroom, matchstick blinds are layered with ceiling to floor panel drapery in Quadrille’s Nomad pattern. They frame the sliding door beautifully.

bathroom with Elitis Paradisio Cristal fabric walls // Robert Passal

Covered in gorgeous shimmery blue fabric, this powder room is a head turner.

outdoor patio with saarinen table and blue sofa // Robert Passal

And last, but not least, the outdoor patio which features traditional teak seating with blue and white cushions. It’s paired with a modern white Saarinen table by Knoll. Love!

I’m also thrilled to be over at Erin’s House of Turquoise today talking about my playroom + guest bedroom design project. More beautiful bright color!

happy decorating,

cristin

*photo credit: Jonny Valiant via House Beautiful

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Read full story By on July 7, 2014 in Bathroom, Bedroom, chairs, color, decorating small spaces, gallery wall, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Living Room, living rooms, original artwork, tables, wallpaper

Kitchen Design Crush

A kitchen doesn’t have to be massive to be functional and beautiful. This all white kitchen designed by Jute Home is a perfect example. With the custom cabinetry well planned out, the space has room to accommodate gourmet appliances and touches. Although not enough room for an island, a peninsula does the job of housing the under-mount sink and barstools for three.

all white kitchen design // Jute Homechevron backsplash - designer kitchen - Jute Home #kitchens

Here you can get a better look at the chic marble chevron backsplash and all white countertops (most likely a quartz). Love the open shelving too. They help break up the space visually.

all white kitchen design - jute hometea time - kitchen - Jute Home

 Drinking tea is a daily ritual for me, so I love this last image. :)

Isn’t’ this a lovely designed kitchen? And if Jute Home sounds familiar, it might be because  Simplified Bee featured their lovely family kitchen for the San Francisco Showcase.

happy decorating,

cristin

*all photo via Jute Home

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Read full story By on June 30, 2014 in color, contemporary decor, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, lighting, pattern, tile

Pastel Easter & Spring Inspiration

It’s only a few days away, so wanted to pass along some inspiring Easter ideas courtesy of Ikea. A soft pastel color palette is always a great direction for an Easter tablescape. This one created by Ikea features ARV dinnerware in pink and white has a simple and rustic look, but it also expresses a soft touch with the wave-shaped edge.

pastel Easter table setting #Easterpastel Easter table setting #Easter

In addition to the setting the table, I also love the idea of hanging seasonal art prints and graphic posters like this message of springtime! A different and nice way to display prints is to use a pant hanger like seen below. 

Hang Out It's Spring #art #ikeapastel clothing hangers from Ikea

As you transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, it a great time to give your closet a little makeover. One way is to unify the look of your hangers. Love these painted in springtime pastels too!

happy day,

cristin

*photo credits: Nina Broberg (poster & hangers) and Ragnar Ómarsson (Easter table)

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Read full story By on April 14, 2014 in Closets, color, Easter, Entertaining, gallery wall, Holiday, Organization, spring

New Spring Collection :: Galbraith and Paul

Galbraith and Paul - Lantern and Sakura Fabrics

As you know, textiles are huge inspiration for me and ‘m particularly smitten for hand block prints. Some of my favorite are created by Philadelphia based, Galbraith and Paul. Their exquisite block printed fabrics and wallpaper are some of the prettiest around. Recently they released their new collection for spring 2014 – lantern, reed, parquet and sakura. They are fresh, pattern rich and you are going to love.

Galbraith and Paul - Parquet Fabric and Wallpaper 2014Galbraith and Paul lantern fabricGalbraith and Paul - Sakura Fabric and Wallpaper Collection 2014Galbraith and Paul fabrics - Reed Collection 2014

It’s hard to pick a favorite isn’t it?!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on April 9, 2014 in color, green design, textiles, wallpaper