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Monday Design: Industrial Mood

As you can probably tell by all the other interior design post on this blog, I’m an exposed brick, rustic farm elements kind of gal. However, this doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate or enjoy clean modern lines. The inner hoarder in me just happens to prefer a more cluttered design scheme. Finding this industrial inspired home was one of those moments that pulled my out of my usual design aesthetic.

I’ve always been a fan of warehouse renovations, so it’s not really a surprise that this architecture caught my eye. It totally has that warehouse style. I adore the combination of concrete, wood, steel, and glass in this labyrinth of a building. Even though all of the elements fit together perfectly, some rooms look like they could belong in a completely different building. The photography used for this piece of massive architecture also couldn’t be more perfect. The building itself is massive and imposing and the photography is beautifully subdued and moody. The washed out colors and grey skies are the perfect set up for this concrete space. Absolutely gorgeous.

I wonder what it would be like to live in a space like this though. The concrete walls make the home feel a little cold. No one wants to live in a prison. I think that’s why I enjoy the use of the wood beams on the ceilings of some rooms. It really warms the place up.

What do you think? Too much concrete?

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Monday Design: Unfinished Wood Dinner Table

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with anything that has a rustic style to it – exposed brick, high wood beams on the ceilings. I mean, move me into a refinished barn already, right? Well, lately what’s been catching my eye has been these massive unfinished wood dining room tables. Have you seen them? You must have. They’re everywhere it seems like, which is only working to further ignite my buyer’s lust for them. Of course, even if I did have the money to buy or make one of these gorgeous pieces, I’d have absolutely no where to put one. Sigh. One day, right?

Unfinished wood tables: Love ’em or hate ’em?

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Photo Friday: Take Me Back in Time

Oh this week. I am ready to call it quits. I need some hot chocolate and a good long nap. Unfortunately, I’ve had little to no time to stare at my Google reader and discover awesome new artists this week. So in an effort to get back to something easy and simple, how about some pretty retro imagery just for a brain break today? Well, they’re pretty to me, but you know how I feel about both rustic and retro 😉

Makes you want to go thrifting and maybe redecorate doesn’t it? Have a great Friday! 

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Monday Design: 8 Living Rooms Designs

So I bought a new lamp over the weekend to replace a hobbled one that was way past its prime and it got me thinking about rearranging my living room. Which of course got me thinking about redesigning my living room entirely. And when inspiration hits, what do we do? We hit Pinterest! As well as my secret stash of other design sites. And then spend hours on the internet dreaming of living rooms that I will never have and getting nothing done in the way of reorganizing. Gotta love technology right?

On the plus side, I did pull together some fun living room design inspiration to mull over.

I love bright colors! This living room is so happy. I already have a red couch and would love yellow arm chairs, but I have dirty friends and am bad at washing arm chair covers. On the other hand, re-painting sounds like an even bigger hassle. BUT, bright colored accent pillows and other design elements? Totally do-able.

I love that this living room space is dark, yet full of light and cluttered but still have lots of room. It’s a beautiful juxtaposition. If only I could make my living room look this rustic and comfortably cluttered without actually looking run-down and over-stuffed. I suppose I’m always up for a challenge.

Now this entertainment center design that I can handle. Easy to put together and totally affordable. Things you need: lots of photographs or a good printer, old frames in different shapes and sizes. Looks like I’m buying new ink for my printer and hitting up the thrift store this weekend.

This living room looks smooth as butter doesn’t it? Can’t you just imagine how luxurious it would feel to be rolling around on that carpet and sinking into those pillows? Oh yea, the color scheme is awesome as well. 

Obviously, I love bright colored couches and grey walls. That is all.

I love how delicate and classic the details in this room are. Even the ornate handles on the mint doors feel rich yet feminine.

My love of all things wood, exposed brick, and rustic is well documented. I have no secrets to hide from you guys. So for anyone who knows my tastes in design, this living room design should be no surprise. How I would to this to my living room? No idea. It’s a pipe dream people.

The shades of blue in this couch remind me of the ocean, which is also a great theme for any living room design. Oh yea, and it’s a bright colored couch. Are we seeing a theme here?

I know I need to think smaller, but how great would it be to re-do your whole living room this week?

What ways do you update your living room without a complete design change?

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