Home Style: Glowing Gold Ceiling

A dose of interior design inspiration:

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As I’ve said before, design is in the details. More specifically, great design is in the unexpected details. I love the way this apartment entry showcases an eclectic mix of styles (the modern art! the exotic rug! the shapely chairs! the round mirror!) and balances saturated color with bright white architecture. If this room could speak it would say “Come on in! Don’t be intimidated by my style. You won’t find pretense or fuss around here…” But the detail that (literally) sparkles is the gold ceiling. The metallic finish shimmers and glows without seeming ostentatious or glitzy. It also draws attention to the playful ceiling lamp. Now imagine this room with a plain white ceiling. It just doesn’t compare, does it?

Photo Credit:  Lilly Bunn

Home Style: Clean and Simple Stairway

A dose of interior design inspiration:

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We’ve all heard the saying “less is more.” This stairway is a perfect example of how true that phrase can be. It has several key elements of style: CONTRAST between dark wood floors and bright white walls, TEXTURE in the seagrass stair runner and iron rails, GEOMETRY with a mix of curves, arches, and angles, and LIGHT through the charming paned window and the glowing ceiling lamp. And that’s it! Clean, simple, elegant, timeless.

Photo Credit:  Urban Electric Co.

Home Style: White Christmas Tree

A dose of interior design inspiration:

white christmas tree modern rustic house

I’m not usually a fan of white Christmas trees, but this glowing tree with simple silver ornaments is the perfect compliment to the modern-rustic style of this entryway.  The spare wood-and-white space could easily feel stark and cold, but texture and light create an inviting warmth and softness.  Wherever this house may be, I imagine that little girl and her dog will enjoy a happy, cozy white Christmas.

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Photo Credit:  Coastal Living

Home Style: Contemporary Farmhouse Entryway

A dose of interior design inspiration:

entryway wide stripe rug

Don’t be afraid to mix styles!  At first glance I thought this was a simple, modern entryway.  Upon closer inspection I realized that the architectural details, spare furnishings, and weathered materials have a definite rustic farmhouse vibe.  The sharp black and white contrast of the wide-stripe runner, the muted mustard trim, and the linear wall art bring youthful energy to an otherwise traditional space.  Despite being a mix of seemingly opposing styles, the result feels fresh and timeless.  For more info on the pictured rug click on the link to Armadillo & Co below.

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Photo Credit:  Armadillo & Co.

Home Style: Fresh Yet Traditional Foyer

A dose of interior design inspiration:

brick foyer with teal sofa

This herringbone brick floor oozes charm, and the ornate furnishings are the perfect complement to the classic architecture.  The creamy neutrals, green moss, and turquoise blue velvet give this traditional, highly-textured space a fresh, airy, and inviting feel.

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Image Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Monday Mood Board: Traditional Living Room

This E-Design Mood Board was created for a client who wanted to highlight her traditional taste without compromising the practical needs of an active young family, all in a classic Victorian home.  Toddlers (yes, the tiny people, not some architectural detail you’ve never heard of), high ceilings, dropped molding, and a wide, open flow from one room to the next were just a few of the details taken into consideration when developing a concept for this space.

Completed for Tastemaker, Inc. by Heather Zerah
Completed for Tastemaker, Inc. by Heather Zerah

As mentioned in my recent post, The Importance of Mood Boards in E-Design, a Mood Board is a collage of images that represent the interior designer’s vision for a particular space.  Mood boards often combine photos of rooms from design magazines and blogs, abstract images, and photos of furniture or decor that may eventually be used in the design.  The designer’s vision is based upon the client’s initial description of their style, needs, and goals for their room.  By gathering images together in a mood board, a designer can paint a clear picture to convey style, mood, color scheme, and more.  I like to add text to my mood boards to ensure that the client can easily understand the reason I chose each photo.

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