Happy Friday! Holy cow, did this last week seem to fly by or what?! I’ve been busy decking the halls, wrapping gifts and checking off the gift lists for loved ones. Even though I didn’t find time to blog, I still visited one of my favorite sites for inspiration: Pinterest. Here are a few of the most popular pins in the last few weeks:
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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!
To get just the right watery effect, he even paints the door in a bright blue car paint. What? yep.
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.
Love the clean, modern lines in the kitchen and the pops of bright color.
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!
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.
In the bathroom, square marble tiles cover both the walls and floor. Love the painting hung above the tub. So daring!
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.
Covered in gorgeous shimmery blue fabric, this powder room is a head turner.
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!
*photo credit: Jonny Valiant via House Beautiful
Over the July 4th holiday I had time to catch up on some of my favorite shelter magazines. One interior design project featured on the cover of this month’s House Beautiful, struck a cord with me. The delightful 800 square foot New York apartment was designed by Ashley Whittaker. Multi-functional furnishings, exquisite details and a mix of patterned wallcoverings are found throughout the home. Overall, the space has a feminine feel which is perfect for the owner, a single woman in her 30s. In the living room, Whittaker balances the lavender palette with with touches of gray and black. One of these elements is the fabulous black and white photograph hung above the sofa. The large-scale photograph is also a personal touch too because it’s by the the home owner’s brother, Landon Nordeman.
*photography by Thomas Loof for House Beautiful