Sweet and Lovely Design
Modern Brass

Modern Brass

Want to give your home a modern, fresh update?  Get on board with brass! I know, I know — brass is usually so shiny and cheap-looking and not very awesome.  But recently I’ve been noticing a more modern brass.  This brass has a matte finish, a darker patina, looks entirely unexpected and completely luxurious. I... (read more)
Architecture: Modern Rustic Inspiration

Architecture: Modern Rustic Inspiration

I haven’t featured too much architecture on this site so far, but there are so many buildings I find inspirational and beautiful (and, you know, sweet and lovely) that I want to start sharing some of my favorites. Often people complain modern design feels too stark and cold — but the Robins Way Residence in Amagasett,... (read more)
Get the Look: Cozy Reading Corner

Get the Look: Cozy Reading Corner

This interior look is all about the mixing and matching of dissimilar things to create a cohesive design. Placing clusters of accessories in a simple, monochromatic space. Mixing floral designs with graphic designs.  Pairing feminine accent pieces with the masculine wall paint color. Taken together, it’s an inviting place to sit and read a book or... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...Wallpaper Patterns

Tuesday’s Top…Wallpaper Patterns

I love wallpaper! It’s been making a resurgence the past few years with modern patterns, brighter colors, and easier methods for putting it on and taking it off. Some people think it looks old fashioned, but if you use wallpaper sparingly and paired with more modern furnishings, it will look very current and beautiful, without... (read more)
Get the Look: Rustic + Glam

Get the Look: Rustic + Glam

This minimalist space packs quite a design punch!  Loving the mix of rustic naturals + graphic patterns + glamorous details.  Here’s how you can incorporate these elements into your own space: 1: Bluestone Coffee Table, Terrain || 2: Reclaimed Wood Serving Tray, Terrain || 3. Gray Chevron Pillow, Etsy and Yellow Chevron Pillow, Etsy ||... (read more)
Black Doors: 5 Tips for Getting it Right

Black Doors: 5 Tips for Getting it Right

Oh, Monday.  I wasn’t ready for the weekend to be over.  But since it is and it’s time to get back down to business, I wanted to share one of my favorite design ideas to start the week off right! Feel like making a dramatic change to your space without alot of money?  Paint the... (read more)
Simple Living: White House Tour

Simple Living: White House Tour

How much do I love white spaces? Like, alot. Completely and totally. They just always feel so clean and simple and refreshing. I’m loving this house, in particular.  It’s got a small cottage feel — very comfortable.  Since there isn’t the distraction of lots of loud colors, the smaller elements of the space really jump... (read more)
It's in the Details: Nailhead Trim

It’s in the Details: Nailhead Trim

It’s usually the small details that make the biggest statement in a design.  You can tell that something is really special if everything is perfectly thought out and even the smallest parts are paid careful attention. (One reason that I love everything at Anthropologie — they seem to take time to consider the extra details... (read more)
Get the Look: Navy + Black Dining Room

Get the Look: Navy + Black Dining Room

Loving the dark sophistication of this dining room.  I put together a similar set of products to get this look, with a few additional flourishes, below. Get the look: Putting on the Glitz: There is some shimmer everywhere you look: the chandelier, the sunburst mirror, the nail head trim.  All of these glitzy elements are... (read more)
Sweet and Lovely Closets

Sweet and Lovely Closets

It should surprise no one that this is my all-time favorite closet: Gold leaf? Crystal Chandelier? Shimmer and sparkle?  The room is bursting with glamour. In fact, calling this a closet doesn’t quite do it justice.  This is really more of a dressing room.  Dressing lounge. These photos were featured in Town and Country magazine,... (read more)
Get the Look: Smokey Grey Glam Living Room

Get the Look: Smokey Grey Glam Living Room

There are so many good things going on in this space.  The somber colors are balanced out by the totally glam chandelier.  The antique mirror looks instantly modern because of its large size (and sleek, black frame.)  The sweet pink vase sitting on the bold black fireplace is a nice detail that catches your eye.... (read more)
Green Chandelier Inspiration

Green Chandelier Inspiration

Is it weird that I’m sort of loving this green chandelier?  It’s certainly funky — maybe too funky — but something about the green spheres and the overall shape (and the green color!)  just appeals to me.  I think it could be the perfect showcase piece in the right room. Here’s some other green chandeliers that... (read more)
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