Real Inspiration | Home Organization

With the spring equinox just around the corner and daffodils beginning to bloom I’m starting to get spring fever! It’s still a little early to start working in the garden or spruce up my flower beds so that leaves one outlet for this spring fever energy: Spring Cleaning! Continue reading


Design Osession: Mixed Metals

Brass and copper are making a big comeback. No need to revamp everything – mix in some pieces for an updated look. Mixed metals are hot! Check out this article originally posted on Vim & Vintage.

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With brass and copper making a huge comeback in the design world, one of my favorite looks is to mix metals.

black and white kitchen and mixed metals

mixed metal fashion

Black and white kitchens are the perfect set up for contrasting metal tones.  The faucets and hardware become like a piece of jewelry.

black and white kitchen with brass and chrome accents

mixed metals in the kitchen

Brass and chrome are an obvious pair, but the possibilities are endless.


Aged Bronze with steel gives a modern vintage look.

love this kitchen - black, white, stainless

The key is contrast.  Pairing very different metal tones will give a unique, high-styled appearance.

mixed metals living room

Loving the brass and copper accents together in this kitchen.

copper in the kitchen

Is that a blinged-out shampoo niche or what?!

sparkly accent tile niche

Here’s a few of my favorite metallic finds:

mixed metals inspiration board - Vim & Vintage Blog 1. Avery Metal Lamp | Crate & Barrel 2. 3pc Mixed Metal Canister Set | CB2 3. Fulton Light | Hinkley Lighting 4. Winslow Cabinet | World’s Away 5. Copper Real Good Counterstool | Blu Dot 6. Stool | Jayson Home

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Real Inspiration – Cottage Style

Do you love Pinterest as much as I do? I do a LOT of pinning! I loved the very IDEA of Pinterest when it was launched and I signed up to join waaaaaay back when it was invitation only. I’m extremely visually oriented – I think visually, I learn visually, I even dream in color. Naturally, when I discovered a site where I could create idea boards online and access them from anywhere, I was totally gung ho. Continue reading

Forecast: MCM Source: BluLableBungalow Click image to go to original article.

Design Inspiration – Mid-Century Comfort

I love looking through photographs of beautiful rooms. I spend a lot of time exploring Pinterest and home decor magazine for inspiration and ideas. It’s an easy way to mentally “try out” design ideas without actually changing my own surroundings. A lot of the rooms I find attractive are not in keeping with my personal design aesthetic or the style of my home. Today let’s explore Mid Century Modern, or MCM. Continue reading

Sherwin Williams Inspirational Wall Colors

Colors of the Year: Inspirational look back & ahead

Similar to the 2014 selections, the Color of the Year picks for 2015 are a diverse bunch. There are two blues, both very saturated, and Pantone’s pick of Marsala is also on the deeper side. Coral Reef is probably the boldest of the group, and Benjamin Moore is keeping things soft and mellow with its selection of a wispy, neutral, yellowish green.