Interior Design Should Be Tailored To Fit You


Anna Wintour Quote - Create Your Own Style

 Just as we create our own fashion style over the years, we curate our homes.  A vintage pair of jeans, a favorite chair we can’t part with. Both so common and yet unique because of their style.  Our style.  Our comfort zone.   On Motivational Monday lets take a look at  how fashion and decor often go hand in hand.

Inspiration for our homes can come from anywhere.  Why not the fashion icons of the world or the flawlessly messy French girl we all swoon over?  Why not our own closet?  Clothing, footwear, jewelry all reflect color and textures we already know we love.

via conde nast white stucco  home with stone cone roofs

I can’t remember what these structures are called  (as soon as this posts I will think of it) but I have saved this photo for years. I like the heather gray mix of color and texture on the top of a creamy smooth base.

And…I’ve always loved white or off white pants and skirts as a wardrobe staple.  If I knew who this gal was, I would send her the photo above and suggest she get some smoky blue boots!

via dust jacket Sweaters, Skirts and Boots

via pinterest Jeans and Velvet Jacket

This is a look I can always master. ( Without the torn jeans because my beloved thinks we shouldn’t pay for clothes with “holes” in them and I think they look best on the younger ones.)  Jeans and a jacket are always so chic and pretty effortless.  I’ve been obsessed with the mossy green velvet most of my life yet have never owned any in our home or my wardrobe.  Gotta get on this…on both accounts.

via coco alpine green velvet chair on chevron wood floor
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Just threw this guy in here because I need to call him and tell him he is perfect for our post but he’s sitting in front of a mess.  Remember our motto…too much of a good thing  is well…too much!

pinterest blue and white kitchen

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via pinterest white jeans with blue white stripe shirt

We really do not conspire with each other to have our 50/50 selections often be so similar.  That would be like cheating…right? Sometimes it just happens and confirms two things.  One, we are a very compatible team and two, that good design is always the right choice.  Whites mixed with almost any other colors never go out of style.  Along with the gray and white above, let’s look at another classic with white…blue.

via beckiowens Blue painted cabinets and blue cement pattern tile floor

This kitchen takes this theory to the top!  Not over the top, but superbly with a decor that is timeless.  This is a wonderful example that moving outside of your comfort zone of “white painted cabinets” is fantastic.  You need to have a solid plan (and yes like a broken record…a designer can help) and then sit back and enjoy your kitchen for the next 30 years.

If you need a little practice before you get out your paintbrush…try getting the blues with portable decor items. A little raspy music can help get you in the mood.

via pinterest Neutral Living Room with Blue Area Rug

via pinterest Jeans, Sandels and Creamy Sweater

architectural digest dining room with large art and mixed chairs with white table sisal area rug

Dining Rooms can quickly become too formal.  Not this one.  Even though it’s long and lean, it feels casually elegant.  Creamy textures, crisp whites, worn rich elements with a little blue peaking out creates a mix of modern traditional.


Kinda like Ms. Diaz

via pinterest Girl in Little Black Dress and Black Sandles

And of course there is the LBD.   Which doesn’t always have to be a dress to work in our perfect LBD.

via pinterest Girl in Little Black Dress and Black Sandles

via pinterest TV In Family Room With Black Bookcases

  Even though we are moving away from watching so much TV, there is still the BBB (Big Black Box) in our homes. It may be the holy grail for some time yet.  Why not make it part of the decor.  Black and white in decor is striking.

via remodelista black tub and towel warmer

After a run of the basic white bathroom, the tuxedo combo is modern and can easily become a classic.

via architectural digest Black and White Rug with Drippy Crystal Chandelier

Take a look in your closet.  Black slacks, a white soft blouse and pair of diamond earrings….looks like the perfect LBD for someone!


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