Color Prediction (Not) with Susanna Salk and Sandra Espinet ...

Hello, Hello ... I have so much to share you better tighten your bootstraps ... or use your toes to grab on tight to your flip flops!


Last week I had the pleasure of attending Design Camp in Las Vegas.  If you can imagine 325 Interior Designers, design students to celebrity designers.  All gathered in one (big) room to be inspired by one another, learn about new trends both in design and social media, and my favorite part ... meeting new and re-connecting with old friends to inspire one another.  Let's face it ... Social Media Rocks.  But NOTHING beats one-to-one relationships!




Thank you Lori and Kelly !


Here we go ... 
Up First.  Color Trends.






First Up ... Susanna Salk who shared images and the stories of the spaces she collected for her newest book Decorate Fearlessly.  I have a huge crush on her ... she is so down to earth, so talented and I am convinced that she and I could be fast friends!  
She has the wonderful gift of making everyone feel that way!




The book celebrates Fearless Design ... Going for it and making it work!


No, not everyone can do this and make it look this good.  
The message here, however, is ... design for you or your client with what you/they love and bring it together without some pre-conceived idea that everything has to be "on-trend".

 You like dark, brooding, full spaces ... Go For It.


You want light, open, spacial designs ... Go For It.

And say, perhaps you want giant palm trees in your bedroom ... 
well, by all means Go For It.

But notice the design ... if you are going to do it .... DO IT!
Don't skimp!


The takeaway.
There are no rules.  
Trends, yes.  No Rules.




We were also treated to Sandra Espinet.  Yeah, I'd like to be her friend as well!



She has traveled literally everywhere.  It started when she was very young and moved everywhere with her family. Her love for travel has just grown stronger as she continues to search the World for inspiration and items to bring back to use for clients homes. 

And her new book, The Well Traveled Home, will delight your senses with her travels and how she brings her well traveled vision to her spaces.  


Sandra is inspired by colors she sees in culture, and she brings those colors back to her clients to create new spaces.



She doesn't follow the trend, she creates the trend.
What is not to love about THAT?? 


So Ladies and Gentlemen ... Go for It.  Do what feels best to YOU.
Keep it FRESH by all means ... but don't hold back!


Very Freeing ... don't you think!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,
kim


Friday Snip-Its … Can it Really be Spring??

1.  Nudes.  Perhaps I am getting older.  I love them.
2.  This fabric made me happy.  Wanted it for the kitchen.
It was TOO much! But the Color!
3.  Do you know this lady?  We met for lunch this week. 
Get to know her!
4.  Carpet Borders.  On the hunt.
5.  This Chandelier.  I need it for a client!
Does she want it like I do???
6.  The Fig is IN.
7.  This Nude.  She celebrates Confidence.  I love her.
8.  More Carpet/Border Hunt for a client.
9.  This Band. Being Considered for a Red Room (mine!) Near You.

Happy Friday sweet Friends.  Celebrate the Weekend.

The Sun is Shining.  God is Good!!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo

kim

Old ... is new Inspiration to Me!

This past weekend I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to read some magazines.  I love blogging, y'all know I do.  And the inspiration ... it makes my day to catch up with favorite bloggers and see what DIYing they are up to, what they cooked for dinner, or just getting to know them better.

But the Magazines.  There is something about the rag that holds me captive.  Some people save their copies for years.  I am a RIPPER!  I try not to destroy them, but I find favorite things and before I know what has happened ... RIP!  

I do keep a notebook of my favorites RIPS ...  I should put more on Pinterest.  But I am a toucher.  A feeler.  And want to do it over and over again!

Here are a few of my favorite images from this addition of Traditional Home.

What draws us in?  Do you know what really makes you smile?

Here's what really strikes me when I am looking for inspiration:

Window Details and Floors ... 



Neutral? Yes, but look at the subtle color in the chair fabric and the texture in the wooden table that brings in the warmth ... and can't you just FEEL the linen on that stool? ... 


And here, if it weren't for the happy punch of Color and Gloss this dining room would be BORING ... but no snooze here ... 


  I like so many styles, so it makes it very fun for me to really look at the images that I have ripped away and discover what draws me in.

What draws you in?

Making the World More Beautiful ... One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim