Pal + Smith

18Sep14

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From the entry to the backyard this home is a perfect example of how to achieve “flow” or an overall cohesive design plan . Design firm Pal + Smith used the color palette of aqua, green, and brown and then accented with pops of yellow. Note how you will see different combinations of the scheme in each room while the eclectic blend of furnishings, art, and accessories infuse the spaces with depth and interest. Some personal favorites are the retro phones, the upstairs lounge, and the swoon-worthy bedroom above.

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These beautifully surreal works are from Grand Rapids, Michigan based artist Christina Mrozik. She enlists a variety of media but favors ballpoint pens, inks, and watercolors. To see more of her work visit her on Behance.

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Imagine celebrating the last glorious days of summer with a picnic brunch by a glistening body of water. Now pump it up quite a few notches. Who wouldn’t love arriving to the spot in this gorgeous cherry red woody style ride with a coordinating pull along camper? Yes! Please! Upon arrival the back door opens to reveal a fold down table and an exotic red umbrella goes up while soft blankets, velvet pillows, and striped chairs are placed to provide plenty of lounging opportunities. And to take it even further, the interior is sporting a red and green eclectic cottage vibe right down to the dishes, conveniently stored in the back window rack. Fresh flowers from the field add a finishing touch to the idyllic experience. Love+Envy!

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Noma Bliss

04Sep14

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Auburn, NY Artist Noma Bliss, who also works with her husband Jim Bliss, spent 25 years as an illustrator and designer. “Her aim as an artist is to invoke love, kindness, compassion, and empathy for one another and the world we inhabit. We are all responsible for the future of our planet”. I was drawn to her amazing use of color and the soulful looks in her subjects eyes. Her beautiful thought provoking works have been featured in The London Times, San Francisco Times, and Business Law Today, just to mention a few. To learn more about the artist visit her facebook page.

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Dublin Eclectic

30Aug14

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Can one successfully combine Industrial, Victorian, Baroque, and Modern styles, just to name a few? You be the judge. This extremely eclectic home designed by Kingston Lafferty Design in Dublin, Ireland does just that. Modern style rules in the dining and lounge areas while the living room, study, and bedrooms all give a nod to the past. The outdoor areas are just as intriguing as the interior with the mix of greens, blues, and varied furniture styles. I say the blend works. What’s your verdict?

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This trio of adorable fairy lit treehouses were built by architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth to serve as a “fort for grown-ups”. The houses, linked by swinging bridges, are named “Mind”, “Body”, and “Spirit” and feature a living room and a bedroom with a bed that slides out to offer a better view of the surrounding forest. Where is this magical land you may ask? In the forested backyard of Bahouth’s Atlanta home. My only question is, no bathroom? For a more detailed article on the structures click here.

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A Bold Palette

10Aug14

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This fabulously colorful and eclectic home was designed by New York based Rinaldi Interior Design who washed the spaces with a bold palette. From the orange, purple, and pink kitchen(!) to the sunshine yellow tiled bathroom this home packs a powerful color punch.

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