All in the details…

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Now I’m not normally attracted to the color purple. I could sit here and try to come up with tangible reasons why, but honestly I think it’s just one of those things that I can’t explain. We’ve all gotta have our least favorite color, and this one is mine. All of that said though, I can’t deny how much I love this space. Maybe it’s because there’s really very LITTLE purple when you look closely, I’m only counting around 5 pieces. It’s just enough to give this room a little personality without leaning towards the “frufru” – No offense, purple…Let’s talk details.



Show of hands. Who agrees that the focal point in this space is the couch? I think so too…My eye goes right to it thanks to the wash of rich grurple (gray+purple). The leopard print pillow goes a long way in focusing my attention too, of course. But overall, the color scheme here is all about being feminine, soft and luxurious – three of my favorite adjectives. We can all take a hint from this room. Exploit that favorite color of yours by surrounding it in neutrals. It’s definitely not a ground breaking theory, but it works!


Budget Buys

Curtains have always been a little mind boggling to me. They can get expensive, and they can get expensive FAST. Even just your run-of-the-mill, standard drapes from Target can run you $39.99 a panel – a PANEL. Throw in the drapery rod and hardware and we’re talking around $100 a window. I don’t know about you, but that’s not in my budget. But, again, we can all learn a little piece of trickery from this room. Instead of springing for two panels for each window, the designer went with one each. Since it’s done on two “book end” windows, the overall feeling is balanced and symmetrical. Another simple trick, but one that could end up saving us all a bunch of moolah.



I think this is where they splurged. Stacks of coffee table books, vases of fresh flowers, beautiful modern candle holders, glass table lamps and that stunning brass sculpture all add up to one sophisticated living room. Indeed, it’s styled to the teeth and I doubt you’ll find any children living in this home, but the room still feels homey and comfortable. I can absolutely see myself visiting with friends in this room, catching up, playing a game – Despite the opulence, there’s still a sense of ease. Now THAT is something that’s not so simple to achieve. Let me know if you have the secret – I’m all ears.

What are your favorite details?

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P.S. If you’re feeling festive, check out my latest 2012 holiday project over on Burlap+Blue – DIY glittery tabletop Christmas trees.  


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