Monday, May 4, 2009

Take a picture it lasts longer…

I’m sure that you’ve all noticed the design challenge going around where bloggers have been asking people to select one photo that represents their own decorating style.

For the longest time I’ve been trying to decide what the perfect picture would be. You see I have a bit of design ADD. I love little bits of everything. I love cottage style, but I also love boho chic and why not thrown in some contemporary elements as well. I think the main key to being a good designer is being able to work with many different styles and help your client reflex their own personal style in the home as well.

On Saturday my mom had some of her friends come over to show them my new digs. They all ohhed and ahhed and loved everything they saw, which was super rewarding for me. I have no really been able to pin-point an exact name to my design style. I just know what I like, but one of the guests viewing my house described it as Traditional Modern.

I have never thought of myself as very traditional or very modern, but in looking around she was right. I like old homes full of character and love keeping some of those elements in place, yet I love color and little pops of fun throughout my home as well.

Enter one of my favorite design images that has everything that I love:


Image from Miles Redd

I love everything about this room. The window treatments and wallpaper can look a bit traditional especially if you continued with that look throughout the room, but adding pops of color and fun and you get that glam modern look that I’m loving.

I love all the different textures throughout the room. That touch of ruffle from the windows to the wrought iron bed. Oh love it all! Even though the room may seem a bit busy to some I think the crisp white bed linens help to balance that.

Now as for the fun in the room I’m loving the pops of turquoise and of course that to die for Chevron rug from Madeline Weinrib. Add to that one of my favorite accessory items the handbag and the touch of whimsy with the little bird and I’m one happy lady.

My favorite little tiny detail from the room has to be that orange book. It didn’t need to be there, but in my eyes it totally helps complete the look of the room.

So my loves have you all taken part and posted a favorite image of yours? Tell me all about it, because I want to go check them out!



Blogger pve design said...

Oh, I do have an mind!
Love that room. The paper, the bed, the pops of color and the little touches that make me smile.

May 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

I love this bedroom too! What a great pick.

I've been trying forever to come up with an image that sums up my design style too! Everyone has been doing this post and I cant seem to pick just one- I'm with you on the design ADD- I have it bad.

My weekend was great in NH- My whole family from all over the east coast came, so it was really nice to see everyone! Thanks for asking- you are sweet- xoxoxo

May 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

this is one of my favorite rooms EVER EVER EVER

May 4, 2009 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Maegan said...

I love this room too!

May 4, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

great room choice! very eclectic and that wallpaper is to die for.

May 4, 2009 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Kwana said...

What a cool pic you found. There is so much to love in this room. I'll let It's a tough challenge. I'll let you know if a find something. So hard.

May 4, 2009 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I started the crazy one picture challenge so I was so happy to see you're playing along! Love your choice. The colors are so cheerful.

May 4, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Pink Wallpaper said...

i love that image too...i totally agree w/ you- i don't think i can pin point my exact style.

May 4, 2009 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

I had the hardest time with this too! And if I had to do the post again today my room would be totally different:) I adore this bedroom--the mix of patterns and colors is just so beautiful.

May 4, 2009 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love that room too - it's also in my inspiration folder on my computer!

May 4, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Traditional Modern, I like it. I have always loved that image. How great your Mom's friends were oohing and aahing, future clients?

May 4, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Love Where You Live said...

What nice personal style! I love everything about this room. Such a fresh, youthful and clean look! Love the color scheme -- and the bird paper!! I'm glad you told me about it. How did I miss it?! Must have been traveling. Thanks for buying the magazine Remodel! Support the industry! The color of my cabinets is rather like the beach glass I find during my seaside walks....cheers! -susan

May 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

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