Need inspiration?

Need inspiration?

Sometimes I just need inspiration for a project. Do you find yourself in the same boat?

After decorating my kids rooms, I really need to spend sometime in my room. It is a disaster zone! We have no bed. I was tired of the old, after 10 years of using it, so I refused to move it from Northern Virginia. After spending almost a year without a bed I told myself it was time to decorate my own room. 

What type of bed was I going to pick? Recently I have fallen in LOVE with the recent trend of metal bed frames. See my inspiration board below. If you would like to see all of the items that inspire me, you can follow me on Pinterest.

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1) Zulily Comforter (I have not been able to find it anywhere else and it is no longer there)
2a) The Idea for painting my nightstand orange, comes from The Happy House. Krista has more information on that. You should really go check out her blog. I LOVE all the color!
2b) The hardware comes from Wayfair. I would normal say it is a little on the pricy side but the hardware for the nightstands are really pricy.
3) Ripley 1-light Metal Table Lamp from Overstock
4) Wall Colors
5) Poppies on the Lake by Patrick Connelle
6) Tribecca Knot Casted Metal Bed from Overstock
7) Mid Century 4-Drawer Desser from West Elm
8) Other colors in the room

When planing out a room, I often start with the center piece of the room. I piece of artwork, furniture, or a heirloom. Then I build around that piece. Finding paint chips that match or coordinates with that item. These paint chips give me a color scheme to work with. Since I can imagine all kinds of possibilities, doing these simple steps helps me narrow my focus. Paint chips are also small enough to fit in my purse thus I can take them with me shopping. That leaves the questioning "does this match" out of the equation.  

Once I have some key items of the room, spending a little time assembling an inspiration board also helps makes sure all the items fit together. I don't like to get caught up in words like matching because sometimes I feel we worry too much about items "matching" in the rooms which could lead to rooms becoming too matchy match (i.e. being only one color or only neutrals). There is nothing wrong with only having neutrals or only one color, that is just not MY STYLE. In order for an interior or room to be inviting TO ME it needs a minimum of 3 colors not including neutrals. That is just something I have noticed over the years. 

The one thing I love about being an interior designer is that I create rooms for a person. Meaning if YOU LOVE IT then it is PERFECT. That is the beauty about home design, it is all custom for you. The only style or trend that matters is your personal taste. One question I get a lot is: Does black and brown match? Does this neutral match this color? Well do you like black and brown? Personal I think all neutrals match or go with one another. So I do think you can make black and brown match one another.

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