Ann at Hill Country House (and a long time friend of my mom’s) featured Homegrown on her blog yesterday! It’s so nice to be able to get the idea of e-decorating to a new audience. More than that, I love her blog so it is so flattering that she would post about Homegrown. You should definitely go check out her site because she some amazing antiques, as well as a lot of inspiring interiors. Thanks again Ann!!!
Bahdeebahdu is an amazing design firm owned by RJ Thornton and Warren Muller in Philadelphia. They focus a lot of energy on making the art a very integral part of their designs, giving the pieces more of a purpose rather than being a decorative afterthought. They use amazing colors and inventive textures to build spaces that not only work but stick with you long after you leave. There are moments in each room that make you think you wish you had thought to do something similar in your own home. They are very creative people who seem to have a lot of fun working on each project. Here are just a few images of their work:
I love when I first get excited about a space and then I discover that it is eco-friendly. Most clients feel that they have to choose between green and good design. The idea of crunchy organic fabrics and rustic looking furniture is a thing of the past. Green design has become very main stream, and the eco-friendly options for any style seem to be more and more readily available. Whether you are refurbishing old pieces or buying new, the sky is the limit. Jessica Helgerson has created one of the spaces. I was bouncing around from blog to blog looking for inspiration, and I fell in love with her Portland Mid-century home remodel. Each room has a very clean look with stark contrasts to add interest and warmth. All of the furniture used in the home was refurbished, and the entire remodel itself was a green project.
I just stumbled upon photos taken by Ashlee Raubach of Caitlin Wilson’s work. Caitlin has an amazing sense of color and uses bold palettes in almost every room she tackles. There is an interesting blend of contempory, rustic and cozy in each of her spaces with some feeling more rustic and others leaning heavily towards the contemporary. Using colors like these can sometimes back fire, but she adds just the right amount to create drama and spice without going overboard. Also, Ashlee Raubach also did an amazing job photographing it all. Hope you enjoy!
Susan Gilmore’s pictures caught my eye while I was browsing through Decorpad (an excellent website for anyone looking for a quick dose of inspiration). The rooms are clean and simple, but they all have a lot of warmth and comfort. There’s a life to them that makes you want to be there. She’s had some beautiful canvases to work with, but the photos really help transport you into the space. Here are just a few from her site.
HD Buttercup can practically act as a one-stop-shop. They have everything from contemporary to modern to rustic. You want Indonesian… they’ve got that too! I never leave the furniture compound with out falling in love with several pieces and finding inspiration in every nook and cranny! Here were my finds from my last shopping trip…
I love discovering interior designers whose work inspires me. Bonesteel Trout Hall is one of those refreshing firms that bring light and comfort to every design they do. Each room has a very unique look, but they all have a strong through line that seems to be Bonesteel Trout Hall’s signature. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
My very favorite wallpaper is from Walnut Wallpaper. Their designs are fresh and innovative, and all of their lines are able to bring that sought after ‘pop’ to any room without going overboard. I love their playful use of color and scale. If I could wall paper every room, I would!
Here are a few of my favorites:
It seems like everyone is looking for classic and timeless designs that won’t tire. That can be very hard to achieve while still making it interesting, inviting and fresh. Barbara Barry seems to achieve that look with everything she touches. Here are a few samples of her work…
As one of my very favorite designers, Thom Filicia never ceases to amaze me with his well balanced, perfectly edited, and absolutely beautiful designs. All of his designs are timeless and classic and decorated with fashion forward accessories. There is such a fine line between boring and streamline, and Thom is able to pull off the clean look without an ounce of drab. He also has 2 books out that I would love to add to my wish list! Here are a few pictures of his work, but there is a lot more on his website at Thomfilicia.com. Enjoy!