Liberty London, that is! I’ve always coveted the Britain-based Liberty’s iconic floral prints, and now that they’ve gone and partnered with Anthropologie on a line of very anthro-esque, whimsical-retro, unapologetically sweet home furnishings, a part of me can die happy.
This chair is my absolute favorite. The barrel shape, the mid-century legs, the wood trim, the tufting, and that large-scale English floral — be still my heart 💞
But my husband would flip out if I brought another chair home (I have a thing with chairs, like some people and stray cats), so I might have to just get the Bonnie Bloom duvet cover. And the sheets, too, because you gotta go big or go home when it comes to Liberty London.
The entire collection, which includes more upholstery, other bedding patterns, tableware, notebooks, aprons, and this darling table and bentwood chairs, is available online here. If I don’t snap everything up first.
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Golly, it’s a busy year! One project that I am especially proud of is a family home in Needham. I’ve been working with this family for almost nine months, and the house has already been transformed. A few rugs and accent furniture pieces need to be finalized, and the finishing touch of accessories has not even begun, but I can’t help but give you a sneak peek.
The living room and dining room are the first rooms you see once stepping into the foyer of the house. We had originally decided on a soft neutral taupe for the walls to keep it simple, but once the painting began in the other rooms, my clients were so inspired they wanted to go more dramatic.
We had already ordered the sofa in a red herringbone texture, an armchair in a cream-and-tan woven ikat, and the window treatments in persimmon trellis embroidery on pale linen. Their dining room chairs were recovered with a kid-proof cayenne Ultrasuede. With so much pattern and color in the furnishings, I was thrilled to be able to bring drama to the walls as well.
After perusing Houzz for inspiration, we decided on a deep chocolate brown with a hint of red: Fresh Brew 1232 by Benjamin Moore.
I am in love with the way it turned out! And more importantly, so are my clients. I can’t wait to show you the finished space in a few months!
When you have kids, your bedroom can be a peaceful, calming haven, a place for you to get away from the chaos of, well… your kids. These upholstered beds, with feminine curves, dramatic tufting, and elegant nailhead trim, set the tone for a decidedly “grown-up” space.
If you hadn’t noticed, all of these beds have upholstered side rails and footboards — no frumpy bedskirts for me!
I’m working with a client who shares a common problem with many families in urban areas — a small master bedroom without much natural light. Here are 5 bedroom decorating tips to avoid feeling like you sleep in a cave.
1. Keep it simple: cream walls paired with white bedding & window treatments.
2. Soft, gold-toned walls that mimic sunlight. Like the room above, the dark furniture keeps the room grounded and sophisticated.
3. Defy common sense and go dark, but keep the rest of the room light. The quirky, vintage furnishings and graphic coverlet have enough character to stand up to the strong color.
4. Patterned wallpaper, but not so busy it isn’t restful. My rule of thumb: Imagine waking up with a hangover. If the mere suggestion gives you a headache, tone it down.
5. And finally, my favorite design route: take the walls to the bright side. Only for the brazen who are not afraid of color.
Here’s what I chose for my own bedroom walls. In addition to being small, my bedroom does not get much natural light. This orange is warm, cozy and inviting. When I use an intense color like this in a small space, I go with a satin or eggshell finish, so that the walls reflect the light, rather than absorb it.
Most people automatically assume that a sofa should be a solid neutral color. It’s often the largest element in the room — a neutral fabric prevents it from overwhelming the space. When upholstered in a boldly patterned fabric, a sofa becomes a dramatic focal point.
Start with a piece with simple, clean lines and a classic style. This tight-back bench seat sofa is about as simple as it gets:
Find a fabric you adore and cannot live without. Afraid of pattern? The navy background on this gives this punchy floral a classic yet fun look:
A nod to classic styling with a modern twist is this large-scale ikat in grey highlighted with oh-so-chic chartreuse by Dwell Studio:
Personally, I’m a sucker for plaid, especially large plaids when the pattern matches up this neatly across the cushions and base: