1. Secret Garden Room, Samantha Friedman Interior Design, LLC and Secret Garden Bath & Hall, J. Hodges & Associates, LLC
What a lucky girl that would have this suite to herself! It's feminine and youthful without being cutesy.
|This is such a creative element and makes the room so special. I enjoyed chatting with Samantha Friedman, who was inspired by the quaint little window nook to create the "Secret Garden" theme.|
2. The Hideaway, Lauren Liess Interiors
Since I am an avid fan of Lauren's blog, I had seen a few sneak peaks of her room, but I was still blown away by it in person. I had the pleasure of first meeting Lauren a couple of weeks ago at an Apartment Therapy event, where she spoke a bit about the process leading up to the design house - her application, acceptance, design plans, etc. It was great to be able to chat with her again in her finished room - which features many of the beautiful prints from her brand new fabric line and her Mad Hatter chairs. Her signature color - green - is especially lovely with the view of the trees through the windows.
|Lauren's spaces always successfully marry a variety of textures like the diamond patterned sisal rug, sumptuous grasscloth wallpaper, matchstick shades and the fabulous console - which was a last minute "emergency" find.|
|She also manages to give a newly decorated room a truly collected and lived-in feeling, as highlighted by the gallery wall and this fantastic quirky light fixture by Rick Singleton.|
|The top mattress on this window seat is covered in one of my very favorite fabrics - Samarkand by Peter Dunham. It might have to make an appearance in my master bedroom... Lauren convinced me that it would be worth it!|
|This is the sweet and talented Lauren Liess.|
This boy's room by David Mitchell is a lot of fun. From a gander at David Mitchell's blog (which carries the disclaimer that it is a "non-kumbaya" zone), one can tell that David doesn't lack personality... and neither does this room. With the exaggerated gallery-style display of large bird prints, the hipster Makins hat collection and the massive cylinder filled with #2 pencils, among other things - the room gives off a bit of a tongue in cheek quality. Most of the furnishings are his own designs.
|This brings me back to my post on collections. Displayed in the right way, collections of just about anything can make for interesting and appealing home decor.|
|Patchwork hide rugs seem to be popular these days. I like David's version, with its neutral tones and dark contrast stictching. It must feel heavenly to step out of bed onto this.|
4. Master Bedroom & Dressing Room, Iantha Carley Interiors and Master Bath, Allie Mann, Case Design/Romedeling
Iantha Carley's master bedroom is a perfect example of the "traditional with a twist" aesthetic. The shapes and details of the furnishings are traditional, while the colors and patterns are playful and modern. I really enjoyed this cheerful, feminine space.
|This clean-lined desk with white laquer trim and ornate white laquered chair work so well together.|
|I'm planning to do a similar full-length pillow, either in this rectangular shape or a long round bolster. It's such a great way to bring a punch of pattern and color onto an otherwise neutral bed.|
|The neutral and modern bathroom is a calming little sanctuary. Of course, I love the use of marble with dark wood and chrome accents.|
|This unapologetically feminine dressing room is quite charming with its chinoiserie influence. I am a self-proclaimed girly-girl, so I can certainly appreciate the glitz and glam in here!|
|This is a great little vignette - the yummy pink tufted chair, cute green wellies and side table topped with a pair of foo [somethings] (at first glance, I thought those were foo dogs, but now they look like foo frogs!).|
|What a great lamp! (The door on the left leads to the Juliet balcony overlooking the living room.)|
|This print is by Annechovie, whose Etsy shop is one of my favorites.|
5. Cerulian Sanctuary, Cindy McClure, Grossmueller's Design Consultants, Inc.
The hall bathroom featured a dramatic tiled accent wall in a pretty palette of blues and white.
|This valance looks like it might be made from a grommeted shower curtain - a clever way to add interest to an otherwise simple design.|
|Apothecary jars are another great way to display collections or decorative objects, like these porcelain spheres.|