Home Style: Colorful DIY Stairway Spindles

A dose of interior design inspiration:

blue green painted stair spindles

These painted stairway spindles are lovely!  The way the varying shades of blue and green fade from light to dark creates an enchanting ombre effect.  Simple, creative, colorful.  For DIY tips, follow the link in the Photo Credit below.

For more design inspiration visit my Pinterest page:

http://heatherzerah.com/

Photo Credit:  Bright Bazaar Blog

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.

For more design inspiration visit my Pinterest page:

http://heatherzerah.com/

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.

For more design inspiration visit my Pinterest page:

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.

To find out more about E-Interiors by Heather Zerah, visit my website:

http://heatherzerah.com/HZI/E-Interiors_by_Heather_Zerah,_offering_convenient_and_affordable_e-design_to_clients_nationwide.html