Hi everyone! Today, I'm launching a new blog series where I share my top 3 favorite design-related items at a point in time. I am constantly researching, gathering inspiration, or sourcing product for the spaces I design. I naturally come across several interesting home-related items/images that catch my eye and inspire my design senses. Here are my top 3 favorite design items as of late...
#1 Antiqued brass
Brass is back in interior design. Long gone are the dated "shiny" brass finishes of the past. Modern brass finishes have a more polished lustre that I refer to as "antiqued or aged brass". Antiqued brass is my favorite home "bling" these days! It's so chic. :) I love its muted sophistication and finish in home accessories, furnishings, accent pieces, fixtures, or hardware.
|Smitten Studio I Sarah Sherman Samuel|
I don't know where my love for navy suddenly came from, but I am a huge fan. Perhaps it is because it pairs quite well with my love of gray... AND it packs major design impact?! Whatever the inspiration, navy is one color that compliments most other colors. It especially looks great with contrasting colors. I consider navy to be a neutral element in home design. It can help "ground" spaces, much like black. It is a dramatic and sophisticated color, yet "softer" and somewhat more "casual" compared to black (I love black in design too).
#3 Ceilings with Detail
Ceilings are often the forgotten "wall". We tend to give more detailed attention to walls and floors. However, there is nothing like walking into a space and being unexpectedly awed by a gorgeous ceiling!
|Travel and Leisure|
Tip: Add an interesting treatment to "lower height" ceilings through paint, wallpaper, tin tiles, etc. You can even create faux beams or a faux tray/coffered ceiling with moldings! Always keep scale and balance in mind.
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