Inspiration Gathered and Noted || A Learning Tour || A Desco Dr. HomeApril 17, 2013
I'm so excited to bring you some inspiration from my friend's parents' home. This is my third post in the new series I began called "Inspiration gathered and noted" (see first home tour here and second tour here). This series, is basically a home tour where I will try and identify different sources of inspiration that have caught my attention and that I would like to file away as lessons learned for any future decorating or designing projects. I hope they will be inspirational to you as well.
This home is was designed and decorated by Ana Seyffert from the Spun Group who is jaw-droppingly talented and has a very confident and unique style. And for any Dallas Peeps reading this you will have the opportunity to come visit this home during the Dallas Modern Homes Tour in May (don't worry I will keep you posted!). A quick side note before you go on reading- Proceed at your own caution you may want to move in asap!
1 || Reclaimed wood is sexy. I'm seeing it more and more. I love how it adds texture and warmth to a room. Its imperfections are so beautiful and its organic lines bring a nice contrast to the sleekness of the modern dining chairs.
2|| Many small accent tables are perfect for a large couch. What a great idea for those large couches where not everyone has the coffee table easily accessible. Here everyone has a place to put their drink down. It is the perfect solution!
3 || Adding a pop of color is easy. You can do it with a pillow, artwork and accents. Pick a color and stick to it.
4 || Maximize counter space. Counter space can be maximized with more than one island. Here you can have several people engaged in different activities in the same place. Plus, more islands means more storage.
5 || Again with the pops of color. In the library all the yellow items adds interest and provide a place for the eyes to rest from the busyness of the books.
6 || Don't forget about the kids. Kids internalize what is around them to little by little develop their own aesthetics and artistic sensibilities. Help them out by surrounding them with beautiful things. (These mini panton chairs are sweet!).
7 || Don't forget about Murphy beds. Murphy beds are making a comeback as they really help in making your space more efficient. This room doubles as playroom and a guest room. Please note the gorgeous custom made storage pieces styled after old traveling trunks. GENIUS!
8 || Its all about presentation. You can turn any little doodle into magnificent art. Find a novel and exciting way to frame/display something and by adding several pieces you have yourself an impactful arrangement.
9 || Zebra rugs are the bees knees. Oh yes! They love bathrooms too, especially if they have beautiful chandeliers to accompany them. Zebra rugs can easily add glamor to your bathroom.
10 || Greenery is the best accessory. Plants add life, freshness, and natural beauty to your home. And now with the proliferation of succulents that are so easy to care for you really have no excuses.
11 || Add a touch of whimsy. You, your family, and your guests will appreciate it. Decorating should not be taken too seriously. (Loving these towel hooks.)
12 || Make your outside equally as provocative. This will make you urge you to make the time to spend outside. If your backyard is as pretty as this, I bet you will be working harder and smarter at your office so you can come home early to relax here. 'Build it and they will come'
So there you have it, 12 lessons learned from a this beautiful home. I hope you gathered and noted some new inspiration ideas. Which are your favorites?
[ all photos by me for ML except for the second to last which was taken via Spun Group]