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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

Design Crush: Eric Olsen Design

coastal southern california home

I recently came across the portfolio of Southern California architect and designer, Eric Olsen. I’m in love. He creates beautiful, traditional homes with a fresh, contemporary feel. Many of his projects feature gorgeous aged wood ceilings, paneling and cabinetry that give a wonderful earthiness to the space. One project referred to as “Port Streets”, is a favorite. Pictured above, the home has a relaxed California style I adore. The backyard patio with fireplace is a stunner too. Take a peek for yourself!

clean and rustic entry stairwayrelaxed california style living roomrelaxed california dining roomreclaimed wood ceiling and beamsgray and white kitchenkitchen nook with corner windowslarge marble shower for twoeric olsen design - backyard patiooutdoor fireplace and patio

*images via Eric Olsen Design

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Read full story By on April 30, 2014 in contemporary decor, foyers, Garden, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Living Room, living rooms, patio furniture

Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern by Brian Dittmar

It’s that time of year we start thinking about taking a warm weather holiday. Palm Springs has been one of my favorite sun-drenched destinations. The sunny desert community has a wonderful, laid back feel I love. It’s also home to some of the best mid-century architecture and interiors around.

palm springs mid-century modern home

To put us in the mood, today we are touring a beautiful desert vacation getaway San Francisco’s Brian Dittmar designed for his Northern California clients. Fondly referred to as the “Atomic Tiki” house by Brian, it was built in 1965 in the Golf Club Estates section of South Palm Springs and has an unusual Polynesian-style roofline with mid-century interior. The result is colorful, playful and looks like a set from Mad Men. Makes me want to book a trip to Palm Springs today.

palm spring mid-century living room

My design brief was to make carefully considered, artful and subtle changes that would refresh the interiors while keeping the residence’s original vibe through a mix of mid-century furnishings and pieces with subtle Polynesian references. – Brian Dittmar

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For more images of this home, design details and a fun list Brian’s favorite finds in Palm Springs, visit The Style Saloniste.

get the look

 

 

Happy decorating,

Cristin

 

*photo credit: David Duncan Livingston

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Read full story By on February 6, 2014 in Bedroom, chairs, color, dining rooms, furniture, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms, mid-century modern, wallpaper

New Traditional Interior Design by Courtney Giles

This weekend I caught up on reading some of my favorite shelter magazines. There was one house tour featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle that caught my eye. Atlanta-based Interior Designer, Courtney Giles transformed the historic 1911 four bedroom house for a young couple. Sticking with a neutral palette for the most part, Giles’ design blends traditional elements with fresh , modern accents – it’s what I refer to as new traditional interior design. The result is inviting, elegant and current.

greek key window treatment - atlanta homesformal living room by Courtney Giles black paneled pocket door - atlanta homes

Love this black and white paneled pocket door, brass elements and chinoiserie wallpaper!

formal dining room with round table - Courtney Gilesnew traditional family room by Courtney Gilesgourmet kitchen with orange barstoolschinoiserie wallpaper in bathroom

The chinoiserie wallpaper in the powder room is dramatic and bold, but a fun choice for this small space.

serene bedroom design by Courtney Gilesmirrored fret door to closetboutique style closet design

The curved window-seat bench in the boutique style walk-in closet is my fave!

elegant bathroom by Courtney Giles

For more images and information about this home, visit Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle.

Happy decorating,

Cristin

*Photo credit: Emily Followill via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle

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Read full story By on January 27, 2014 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, chinoiserie, Closets, dining rooms, family rooms, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, mantels, tables, traditional, Uncategorized, wallpaper, window treatments