Hello and happy Friday! I've been seeing so many wonderful things up on walls lately, maybe it's just a coincidence as I've been browsing Pinterest ALOT this week! I've also been doing some painting in my own home this week and all I can think about is the final look and what will go up on the walls once I finish. Here are some wonderful examples of what can be done to your walls once the paint is dry-or, if painting and wallpaper are your final look, well, I have some examples of those as well. Your walls are the perfect place to add in personality to your home, try something new or build up storage if needed. Take a look and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Hello everyone and once again, happy mid-week! How does the time go by so fast? Another week almost over and new weekend almost here, wow! I just saw this wonderful dining space on one of my favorite blogs, Desire To Inspire. What about that light? Doesn't it look stunning and perfect amongst the traditional details in this space. I love a good mix and this is done so well. To see more of this house just follow the link below! Have a great day!
image via: desire to inspire
Happy mid-week everyone, it's almost Friday! I had a quick minute to pop in here and share this image I found the other day (and that I'm just in love with). While the bench doesn't look that comfortable to sit on for hours on end, it sure looks good doesn't it? Add a sheepskin for the ultimate coziness and a beautiful gallery wall and just like that, a gorgeous place to sit and dream! Have a wonderful day!
image via: elle decoration
Good morning and welcome to a new week! Technically the week starts on Monday (but I don't need to tell you that right?), however I just couldn't get with it enough to start mine that early, haha, so Tuesday it is this week! Working with my design clients keeps me pretty active on the web searching for that perfect furniture piece, inspiration for a room, colors, you name it, so it's no doubt I am collecting a lot of favorites on the side to show here on the blog. It's been awhile since I showcased some of my favorites and now that a new season is upon us, I found my picks to be a tad on the cozy side. As we fall back an hour next weekend, our lighting bills move forward with lots of cha-chings, however lighting in the right places will always cozy up a space as will fuzzy blankets and the thought of working next to a warm fire. How do you cozy up your space for Fall? Candles are a must (nicely scented ones of course), pillows on the floor and I always adjust my accent lighting to make it brighter in spaces that need more light. Have a great week everyone-enjoy!!
A cozy corner spot is always welcoming, especially if it has good lighting!
via: sf girl by bay
Clever lighting that looks great too!
via: stil inspiration
It's that time of the year to change out the light bedcover and switch to a warmer one. I'm forever a Pendleton girl and this classic camp look never disappoints!
I predict I will have a new project in the works fairly soon! This grouping of print and real plants and flowers makes this scene extra special to look at don't you think?
via: the design files
Nothing says cozy like a beautiful, rustic kitchen!
via: the design files
Dressing up your space might just mean adding a unique touch such as these pendant lamps.
via: allied maker, etsy
I could lounge and eat all day in a space like this! This is yet another beautiful shot of the Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos.
A truly great saying for everyday!
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Hello all and welcome to a new week!! Busy, busy, busy is the word of the week and on top of all the busy (aka work) I am completely obsessed with changing over my house to accommodate my fall decorating needs. Now, I don't mean painting the walls (mine are finished fortunately) or buying new furniture, I'm talking the little things at this point like pillows, throw rugs and decor. How about you? Fall is usually the time I am needing a change. Maybe that's because after a long summer of kids and chaos, my schedule is finally back together enough to think about these things, or maybe it's because the change in seasons gets me inspired like the falling leaves. Who knows! Anyway, I am excited to share a brand new monthly column on my blog called A Monthly Mood. Once a month I will piece together a room (or mood) to coincide with the seasons, the weather, current furniture and decor trends and any other little thing that I'm getting a good vibe from. This months moodboard is pictured below and you will find a familiar color obsession (it's not just me), blue. Dark, moody blue, hmmmm...what could I be feeling? Well, the skies are changing and those dark blue skies seem to be coming out a lot earlier than before, but besides that, I just couldn't resist!
Have a wonderful day!
a sophisticated dining room
Moody blues with a touch of soft white and grey create the perfect background for this sophisticated and soft dining room. Start with your basics: the walls, a rug and then add your furniture pieces to compliment the rest. A touch of wood, some glass ball lighting and classic modern dining chairs make this look fresh and inviting just in time for the holiday crowd! Go a little further and piece together your perfect table dressing of interesting table ware and a touch of gold, oh yes and a plant or two (so important)!
benjamin moore "evening sky" | benjamin moore " china white" | benjamin moore " revere pewter" | collins table via: viva terra | eams molded plastic side chair in white via: design with reach | rene suspension light by Nuevo via: lightology | fish hook succulent image unknown | phoenix wool durrie rug via: west elm | white tableware image via: laural tinsky | gold flatware via: west elm
Hello all and happy Monday! After taking a much needed break to get through summer vacation and a nasty cold that lasted for weeks, I am happy to be back writing on my little blog! So much has happened over the last few months including a mental transformation that was much needed. Do you ever feel that you need to just take a break from something you enjoy in order to enjoy it more? I talk to many other people in the design world and I think we pretty much all agree on one thing: if you want to remain creative and do your best, you must back off for a few to regain inspiration and passion for the thing you love to do the most. Well I did and now I'm back. Fresh faced and ready to bring you whats most important here-gorgeoous design that inspires! Now that the Fall season is in full swing (and I mean full swing considering we had thunder, lighting, standing water on the freeway and even a small tornado today), that means Fall decor and brightening up the home inside to enjoy on those blustery grey days. I love to fill my home with plants on the warmest of days, however they are much more important and beneficial to have around in the colder months. Plants add color, texture and a bit of life to those parts of your home that may seem cold when it's, well, cold! Add them to any small crevice, book shelf and table, or hang them in the windows to add a view when all the leaves have fallen from the trees. Plants can do wonders to a space in so many ways, and no worries for those black thumbs, there are many plant varieties that need little care (just a little talking to sometimes and maybe a new spot to sit if you find it isn't doing well in another). Have fun, be creative and you'll be living green indoors while it rains outdoors! Have a wonderful day!
Happy Monday everyone, I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend! I thought I would start the week off with a little color inspiration in the shade of blue. I know I've featured blue many times here before, however I just can't stop looking at pics of this color, I absolutely love this color! This is more of a muted, rich, powdery blue which falls in line with that cool, comforting feeling we all need in the hot summer months.
Now off the subject of color and blues for a moment. How is the summer going? While summer is my slowest months here at work due to summer vacation and travel, my project list just keeps piling up. I have goals and I (hopefully) intend to reach them-personal and design wise! I'm going to be taking somewhat of a long break here on my blog and although my posts have been somewhat sporadic anyway, I think I need some time for a much overdue overhaul on many, many things-personal and design wise! I will be updating the m.o.i. designs Facebook page quite frequently however, so if you don't see me here you can find me there! Have a wonderful week everyone, now on to some blues....
images via: click on the pic
It is was it is folks, dreamy Morocco. A place I've always wanted to visit and perhaps one day I will. For now though, I will just glance at pictures I see and dream away! Happy Friday all, have a great weekend!
images by: byrdie mack
Hello all and happy Monday! A semi-short camping trip and 20 mosquito bites later I am back in business and sitting at my work table. The weather has been spot on gorgeous here and even a little too hot at times, but no complaining here, I love summer! However, this hot, muggy weather does make me want to tone it down a bit and just reap in the benefits of what natural colors have to offer. Muted tones, natural textures, maybe a hint of color of here and there, these all make me feel cooler for some reason when I see them. It's like concrete floors with a beautiful rug sitting on top-you just want to cool your feet by stepping on the concrete but make your way to the color because it's just so inviting! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th and week after, now let's make the new week shine too, who's ready?
great organizational skills not needed here-just clip what you need to the wall among a beautiful background.
image via: kelly purkey
the perfect little chair for a desk or dining table
vine hair salon/photo by Yoshiro Masuda via: sides core
i love this grey door. it adds just the perfect amount of color to this white kitchen.
via: a well traveled woman
do i really have to say anything about this pic? i think we can all just look and dream!
via: lina ostling
absolutely gorgeous-i could lounge here all day!
Hello! I just had to jump right back in here and feature a few more inspiring outdoor spaces. It was a whopping 94 degrees here in Seattle today-a record breaker so far this year. So trust me, I definitely had outdoors spaces on the mind today since I think it was cooler outside than it was (and is) inside my house. A little boho flair today though featuring lanterns, poufs and pillows and rustic touches, aka my dream outdoor space! Have a wonderful Wednesday all!!
Anyone ready for vacation yet??
images via: click on the pic