Simple Style for the Bedroom

Simple Style for the Bedroom | missclarahotel.com | design-vox.com

It doesn’t take much to make this bedroom feel so classy. The winners for me are that wonderful industrial style sconce (an excellent solution if you don’t have room on a bedside table for a lamp) and the plants. Over and over again I see how much life and texture plants bring to a room and yet I’m still still totally failing at using them in my own home.

Simple Style for the Bedroom | aliharperphotography.com | design-vox.com

This is just simple loveliness at its best. While stylistically it’s a little tame for my tastes, I love all the texture in the window treatments and bedding. I also completely approve of unmade beds, you just need the right kind of bedding to make it look romantic and casual instead of just a mess. Say yes to linen.

Simple Style for the Bedroom | thedesignfiles.net | design-vox.com

Ah yes there’s the touch of edginess I was craving. Not only are the walls dark, they’re textured which is a treatment I love almost every time I see it. It seems like something that would be harder to pull off than it looks though. Eye catching art and layers and layers of what looks like a treasured collection of blankets and pillows make this bedroom cozy and unique.

P.S. I went temporarily insane earlier this week and painted my entryway and living room all by myself in just two days. FINALLY. I am currently grappling with how to rehang art (I tired of the gallery wall arrangement I had previously) so I will probably wait until I’ve got that figured out to share the before and after with you. Eeee!

one | Miss Clara Hotel by Est Magazine via dustjacket attic
two | Ali Harper via dustjacket attic
three | Sibella Court via the design files

Add a Layer to Your Decor

Add a Layer to Your Decor | lonny.com | design-vox.com

Something that was a bit of an epiphany for me when I first learned it was the importance of layering when decorating. This can be taken rather abstractly but also very literally. Literally speaking, it’s not only okay to place items in front of each other it’s really quite a good thing. The mantle above is an excellent example. Frames in front of a mirror and figurines in front of frames, etc.

Add a Layer to Your Decor | thedesignfiles.net | design-vox.com

Have you ever noticed this aspect of well decorated rooms? You very rarely see things lined up in neat little rows never overlapping each other. That can look forced and boring and is just not very appealing to the eye. Instead pieces of varying size and height are layered, overlapping each other and even covering whole portions of something behind. As long as you’re not awkwardly completely covering up something, it almost always works and does not diminish the appeal of whatever’s being partially obscured. You would be amazed how easy this is. Some aspects of styling are really difficult but once you realize you can and should overlap things in your vignettes it has an immediate and wonderful effect. Try it!

Add a Layer to Your Decor | abigailahern.org | design-vox.com

A more abstract way of layering is simply not being afraid to add more stuff. Certainly not for the minimalist, but truly something to consider if you feel your space is lacking life or visual interest. Have you got a vase on your console table? Great, but does it look a little sad all by itself? I think too many people stop decorating too soon and miss out on creating cozy, lively, personal spaces. It takes some skill undoubtedly to keep adding without verging on it being a cluttered mess. That’s the part of styling that isn’t so easy! Thank goodness we have pros like Abigail Ahern to emulate (that’s her home above).

one | Lonny mag via dustjacket attic
two | the design files
three | Abigail Ahern

Super Glam Bathrooms

Super Glam Bathrooms | madduxcreative.com | design-vox.com

This bathroom is truly on another level. This is a bathroom fit for royalty. It hurts my brain a little bit to imagine using this room. It’s almost gone past being a room meant to serve a function and entered the realm of being art. Okay I may be overreacting just a touch but seriously look at this place.

Super Glam Bathrooms | thedeanhotel.com | design-vox.com

If you can’t afford miles of marble you can still have a totally glam bathroom. Black makes a space dramatic and sexy. Pair it with brass and you’ve got an easy recipe for glamour.

Super Glam Bathrooms | nuevo-estilo.micasarevista.com | design-vox.com

Modern + Traditional = almost always a good idea. Ornate frames take this room from run-of-the-mill to wow. The old, textural pieces pair especially well with the clean, sleek white tile. A juxtaposition made in heaven.

P.S. Sorry it’s been sooo long since I blogged. Work has been crazy!

oneMaddux Creative via dustjacket attic
two | The Dean Hotel via Yatzer
three | Nuevo Estilo via dustjacket attic

Great Spaces to Work from Home

Great Spaces to Work from Home | thedesignfiles.net |  design-vox.com

I love rooms that can serve multiple functions. This table can offer a welcoming spot for brunch with friends as well as act as a work space. Can’t find a desk you like for your home office? Don’t get a desk then. Particularly if you don’t need a bunch of storage or place to hide cords, a regular old table can offer everything you need. Plus you’ll be the cool person who thought outside the box. Can I also just say a huge yes to this chalky gray wall color, the portrait, and fiddle leaf fig tree. Somehow I’m not sick of those trees yet even though they have been everywhere in design for quite a while now.

Great Spaces to Work from Home | juliamanchik.com |  design-vox.com

Sweet modern furniture + plants. All you really need to have a killer room.

Great Spaces to Work from Home | cameralink.se/artists/idha-lindhag |  design-vox.com

Again, this room reads like a dining room and absolutely could be used as such, but it also looks like an ideal place to sit down and get some work done or hold a small meeting. Great light and just enough decoration to be interesting without being distracting. And your most valuable coworker: the cat. He means business.

one | Fiona Richardson via the design files
twoJulia Manchik via 79 ideas
three | Idha Lindhag

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