Imaginative Children’s Rooms

Imaginative Children's Rooms | stylebyemilyhenderson.com | design-vox.com

Classy wallpaper and a lucite crib. Wow. I wonder how many fingerprints they are constantly wiping off that crib. I can’t quite decide if it would be worth it.

Imaginative Children's Rooms | thedesignfiles.net | design-vox.com

I adore the palest pink hue of these walls and the rustic styling.

Imaginative Children's Rooms | 100layercakelet.com | design-vox.com

Now that is what I call a bassinet. Everything about this space is just perfect. For a lot of people the wallpaper may be too “out there” but I absolutely love it. It’s so perfect for a whimsical nursery.

one | Emily Henderson
twoTamsin Carvan via The Design Files
three | The Hostess Haven photographed by Jamie Street via 100 Layer Cake-let

The Beauty of Old Things

The Beauty of Old Things | studiomrs.com | design-vox.com

Lately I’m finding myself drawn to old things. Old objects, old furniture, old architecture. Even if something isn’t genuinely antique but it’s made in that style, chances are I’ll favor it. Sometimes new things are just too shiny and pristine. They don’t have the same character and depth.

The Beauty of Old Things | thedesignfiles.net| design-vox.com

Starting with an older building makes a huge difference in accomplishing this sort of lived-in vintage look. I had a bit of a moment yesterday when I was thinking about this and realized that when Chris and I start looking for our next home I am probably going to have a mental struggle with the age of the homes. I’m fully aware that the older a home the more likely it will have all sorts of problems and be a headache, but I can’t picture myself in some cookie-cutter brand new digs either. We’ll have to find some sort of happy medium, I suppose. Man would I love some original crown molding though.

The Beauty of Old Things | Sibella Court| design-vox.com

We stopped at a local bookstore yesterday and of course I wandered over to the interior design books. There was a used copy of “Really Rural” that I kept picking up. The photos of the few remaining (in the ’90s) authentically rural homes in the French countryside were so enchanting. We’re talking seriously rustic homes with stone walls and fire pits in the kitchen. There is a part of me that would happily move into a home like that and spend my days cooking and cleaning and tending a garden. As long as there’s wi-fi. Got to have wi-fi. (P.S. Apparently you can rent the above home from Sibella Court?! Oh my. I was just drooling over one of her books at the store yesterday.)

one | Studio MRS via desire to inspire
two | The Design Files via Design Stiles
three | Sibella Court via blood and champagne

Leather Sofas in Moody Living Rooms

Leather Sofas in Moody Living Rooms | Jonathan Adler | design-vox.com

A dimly lit cozy living room sounds brilliant to me right now. One cup of coffee is not cutting it this morning. Can we talk about that crystal ship chandelier? What a fun way to bring some whimsy to a room. I even know where you can buy that thing. For something so unusual it isn’t as crazy expensive as you might think, though still definitely an investment.

Leather Sofas in Moody Living Rooms | design-vox.com

Dark blue walls, a Moroccan rug, and aged camel colored leather. A recipe for great success in my book.

Leather Sofas in Moody Living Rooms | architecturaldigest.com | design-vox.com

Ah and then there’s cognac leather. I used to find this shade off-putting but now I love it. Of course you could put the most beautiful leather sofa in an otherwise boring or poorly done room and it wouldn’t have nearly the same effect as one in a well designed room like this one. How high are those ceilings anyway?! Yeesh. Also a pop of pink is perfect next to this color of leather. Get yourself some peonies.

one | Jonathan Adler via Abigail Ahern
two | via My Favorite and My Best
three | Architectural Digest via Coco + Kelley

Boldly Awesome Dining Rooms

Boldly Awesome Dining Rooms | Jonathan Adler | design-vox.com

Awesome art collection. Awesome chairs. Just awesome. This is a great example of colorful accessories keeping white walls far from boring.

Boldly Awesome Dining Rooms | stylebyemilyhenderson.com | design-vox.com

I’m not sure which aspect of this space I like best: the perfectly pink drapery or the incredible gold chairs.

Boldly Awesome Dining Rooms | dirkjankinetinteriors.tumblr.com | design-vox.com

I am madly in love with the wall paint in this room. You know I love deep moody grays and I would be just as happy if the dark color extended all the way to the ceiling, but this two-tone look creates easy visual interest. It’s a modern paint treatment that ties in with the modern dining table and chairs while the rest of room feels deliciously antique and time-worm. The only thing I would change is that particular shade of fuchsia upholstery is not doing it for me. Maybe coral or gold or burnt orange. What do you think?

one | Jonathan Adler via Abigail Ahern
two | Emily Henderson
threeDirk Jan Kinet via desire to inspire

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