Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Look Down...

At your floors. Are they interesting? Or are they boring, a mix of hardwoods and carpet, in serious need of some attention and littered with dog hair? (mine are!)

One of my rugs has seen better days. A hand-me-down from my parents, with this next move it's getting donated. Side note: carpet is one of the worst things you can put into a landfill so if the rug can be used by you or someone / or something else please do it! End soapbox.
So, after the donation takes place my floor will be naked. Do I go neutral, color, solid, striped, Kilim, shag, woven or textured?

Giving more thought to the land beneath my feet...

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Overstock find, if I had all these colors in one room and needed an anchor this rug would be it.

Kilim rugs: my definition, a flat Oriental

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Ikea has these cowhide rugs for around $250. Great to layer on top of an area rug or can be your "neutral"

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Mary McDonald uses the zebra rug as a neutral in this slightly pink room

A mix of monochromatic and dramatic.
Going shopping!

Friday, June 24, 2011

In the Office

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I think the inspiration came from Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo Tuesday night, but now I cannot wait to vamp up my home office once I move into a new place! Mary McDonald's project was to redesign a home office, the black, white and tan office finished below (sorry to spoil the ending)

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So, I've been thinking about what mine will look like, a few ideas...

With a gallery wall behind the desk, desk facing door

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Great space divider (Pretty sure this is a Domino mag photo)

Kelly Wearstler's Home Office

Saw horse legs, utilitarian, I like it.

Back to work. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I crave a closet

A closet big enough for lounging, at least 3 people can fit comfortably, a chandelier to be hung and I'll take a mini-bar

Great idea for the bags that are too pretty to toss.

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Up close.

Or instead of a mini bar, maybe a fridge-adair? (frigidair)


One day you will be mine, oh yes, you will be mine.

Can't forget the most iconic closet of our time!?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hollywood Regency is

Federal Style + 1950s Glamorous Suburban Living x Dorothy Draper = Hollywood Regency
Federal architecture is one most are familiar with, maybe not "Oh, look that's a perfect example of Federal Archictecture" more like, "I love the Smith's house." Federal architecture also spawned Federal furniture, the convex mirror for instance.

Holladay House. Orange, Virginia

Dorothy Draper professionalized the interior design industry. Born in 1889, her style is still copied to this day.

This is not a term paper.
But, Hollywood Regency is very popular and fits in easily with many current styles. If you're more modern/contemporary or traditional; It's a way to inject color and create interest with furniture.

Ms. Dorothy Draper, perched.

The Greenbrier Hotel

The Greenbrier Hotel, again. 

Hollywood Regency Living room ( *convex mirror!)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Abstract Thought

Abstract art is everywhere. And "everywhere" means I've seen it in a traditional colonial house stocked with English antiques to the 92,000+ items that came back when I searched for abstract art on Etsy. Abstract art has definitely made its statement in fashion with graphic colorblock tees, printed dresses and ties. Sometimes fashion sees the trend first.
Now, canvases with splashes and drips and lines are a fantastic way to add color to a room that lacks a focal point. Or, if you can't hang a 6' painting, try a throw pillow...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hi Morehead City,
I'll see you tonight.
Love, Adair

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fool Me Once

 I have always wanted to do this, but the fear sets in and I think it'll be too hard. Excuses, excuses. But, I came across this easy how-to on the nanny goat and their pictures give step-by-step instructions. And, instead of wallpaper  (thinking about trying to hang the wallpaper or trying to remove the wallpaper 10 years later... not fun), this is much easier and achieves the same affect! Or, if you're not into DIY, but want a "faux finish" call a professional muralist. ( Pictured below, hand painted murals by Kluttz-Thompson Designs at Park&Market in Raleigh)
Park & Market, North Hills, Raleigh NC - Kluttz-Thompson Designs

Park & Market, North Hills, Raleigh NC - Kluttz-Thompson Designs

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Working Girl

I can't remember where I learned it from, maybe an art teacher or probably my mom, but "working" from a picture provides loads of inspiration. Yes, definitely my mom, proven by the library of catalogued pictures she has ripped out of magazines. 
Well, I work backwards. I was browsing around eBay on Sunday and found a "vintage" mirror, BID. Yesterday, after I was the winner of a pair of jade foo dogs, I looked at my other bids. The vintage mirror had been loved by someone... loved, very hard. But, it's mine now and after seeing this picture this morning on mod in mind I think the vintage mirror will find a good home!


Friday, June 10, 2011

And... I'm back

Trying to get the hang of all that is social media. Interioriented will become more of a platform for interior design ideas with the possibility of regularly reccuring episodic installments, kind of like lunch specials at a diner - Roast Beef Wednesdays?

And, with twitter, facebook, pinterest, etc. I'll keep the idea flow going.

Then, I'll have the professional blog that's basically an online portfolio for clients and prospective clients.

Okay, good plan, let's go.