West Elm is always one of the first retailers to launch their spring collections (I mean here we are in December still!!!), and I recently got a sneak peak. I love the new bath collection which is globally inspired from tradtional bath houses in Turkey. I’m espcially fond of these bath mats as they are less “bathroomy” looking (if you’ve ever been a student in one of my staging seminars you’ve heard me preach “get the mat off the floor unless in use”. These however, are more like an area rug and the construction seems very durable……and they are machine washable! Whats not to love!
Remember this post: whimsical modern
One of my recently completed projects was furnishing an entire basement living room. The client had already made great use of the footprint by incorporating extra closets, a kitchenette, and a full bath. This new layout really put the “F” in function for the family of 6, however, there was no cohesive design scheme to keep organized on a daily basis. The homeowner wanted this to be primarily a kid space for games, TV, art and crafts, but she also wanted to be able to entertain adults as well. The jumping off point for the space were the Ikea blue and red kids chairs. Since it is a basement where natural light is limited, I wanted to incorporate bright colors, graphic patterns and a sense of whimsy to the space.
I very much admire the rooms of interior designer and HGTV host Genevieve Gorder…. not to mention she seems really down to earth. She defnitely has a global bent in her work, but artfully conveys an eclectic feel without being too trendy. She recently debuted a fabulous new rug line for Capel Rugs. Marisa over at Stylebeat got these shots from her trip to High Point Market. I’m particularly fond of this emerald green moorish rug. I am already picturing it in a 3 season porch or sunroom with vibrantly patterned throw pillows.