trend alert: the green velvet sofa

I’ll be the first to tell you that I usually dismiss trendy furniture. I myself choose neutral couches and I encourage my clients to do the same. It’s so much easier (and far less expensive!) to change a few throw pillow covers in a few years when the trends change. That being said, the whole emerald couch trend is here to stay, and I’m not upset about it! Jewel tones will always be classic, no matter how the color trends change from season to season. In pairing this gorgeous, deep green with a soft luxurious velvet, you’ve got a combination that will last you more than just a few moments in time.

I love the idea of making the emerald sofa the focal point in the room, but it can also be paired with other rich jewel tones and gold or brass objects to create an even more luxurious feel.

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It’s so hard to choose a favorite! Each and every one just looks so elegant. Which one would you choose?

Naples // Mina // Sven // Pied-a-Terre // Avec

indigo shibori pillows

If you follow us on Pinterest, you may have noticed a common theme…we’re all about some indigo shibori! This Japanese dyeing technique uses indigo dye to create distinctive blue patterns. By folding or twisting cloth it allows some of the fabric to remain white while the rest absorbs the vibrant indigo color.

There are so many ways to use this trend, but we’re partial to a few strategically places pillows in an otherwise neutral room.

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While we’ve got a list of retail sources a mile long, there’s simply no better source than Etsy for pillows created with handmade materials like shibori. To have a home that feels collected as opposed to purchased, it’s important to layer unique details with your store-bought items. It’s these layers that reflect your style and make your home feel personal.

Which of these Etsy finds speaks to you?

Square:

One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six

Lumbar:

One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six

15 must-have planters

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, I find myself wanting to spruce up our outdoor space and to make it feel more modern. A great pot is an excellent start to creating a certain mood in an outdoor environment and is also an easy way to bring some of the outdoors in. Here’s what we’re loving right now…

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davis guest bedroom makeover

Oh…how I do love this blush pink! After moving away from their families and having their first child, the Davis’s reached out to me to create an E-Design for their guest room that would keep their visiting family comfortable. She really wanted to use blush pink in the design, but he wanted something clean and modern. The design would need to be feminine, but also sophisticated enough to create a sanctuary for family and friends. They seemed to like the above photo the most from their inspiration board, so most of the design features this more grassy color green and a pop of pretty blush pink. The walls will be painted white, so this photo provided them with an idea of what the room would actually feel like when it’s complete.

I can’t wait to show you some of my favorite selections for the room, but first some more of what inspired the design…

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I’ve been loving this blush and emerald color combination lately and was so excited to see it go into this space. We started with a pop of that gorgeous blush pink with a great upholstered bed and layered it with some all white bedding to keep things modern. Too much white would make the room feel cold, so we added warmth with some beautiful wood tones in the accent tables and statement mirror. Finally, some brass objects helped to elevate the space to the sophisticated guest room we were looking for. Most of the photo inspiration showed a lot of potted plants or greenery, but this is the guest room, so…who wants to remember to water a million plants in an area of the house that isn’t used frequently?!? We opted for these amazing banana leaf pillows on the bed instead and they provided the same look without the upkeep.

Check out a few of my favorite pieces from the design…

Davis Guest Bedroom Sources:

Brass Lamp | Nightstand | Bed | Candle Holders | Throw Pillow | Sea Grass Basket | Mirror | Rose Quartz Bookends | Dresser

spring color palette

 

I’ve got some new favorite paint colors you guys! This spring it’s all about muddy colors with gold accents. There are definitely a few new ones that have made the list of go-to colors . I’m loving these dusty blush hues and soft blues for the walls, and how about painting kitchen cabinets in one of these gorgeous muted sage or gray blues?

PAINT SOURCES

Dusty Blush:

Vaguely MauveDusk in the ValleyMauve Hint

Muted Sage:

Stratton Blue // Halycon Green // Silver Eucalyptus

Soft Blue:

Quicksilver // Sea Salt // Gray Lake

Gray Blue:

Hale Navy // Philipsburg Blue // Folk Blue

Creamy Neutrals:

Brushed Cotton // Zephyr Hills // Maritime White

Want help finding the perfect color for your room or a palette for your home? Check out our services page to start working with us.

scout bags: spring preview party

Last week I drove down to Charleston to check out the newest collection of SCOUT bags at their spring preview party. While handling each bag, I started thinking of all the different ways I could use these beauties to declutter my life. “This one would be great for the car…oh, and that one would be so cute to bring wine to a summer barbeque.” The best part is they’re…

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