A Decor-Do: Sweet Accent Seats

For some of us, stepping outside of our interior decor comfort zones can be as nerve-wracking as chopping off your hair. So different! So defining! So permanent! Eeeek {cue cold feet setting in}! There’s no doubt that selecting furniture is a draining task as it is, so when it comes to trying something a little more adventurous, it’s often easy to chicken out and stick with what you know. If you are a furniture commitment-phobe like us, here’s a way to incorporate some boldness into your decor without going over the top: accent chairs!

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Chairs are like the jewelry for your room. They allow you to play with trends, color, texture or avantgarde styling without going all in. Going bold with your chair selection will give an otherwise classic space the interest and originality you’re craving without being overpowering!  We love the funky, lip-like look of a Bertoia Diamond chair nestled in a bright corner {HALLO!}. Or the clean lines of a Scandinavian inspired design – beautiful enough to make a statement yet calm enough to sit in a room full of neutrals. And since every room deserves a sweet-looking seat, here are some statement chairs that we’re dying to sit our booties in!!

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Get Your Shop On:

> 1 Black Tufted Leather ‘Major’ Chair
> 2 Rod + Weave Copper and Leather Chair
> 3 Brass + Fur Ansel Chair 
> 4 Pollock Arm Chair
> 5 Light Grey Velvet Accent Chair
> 6 Saxe Oak + Leather Chair
> 7 Hans Leather Chair
> 8 The Circle Chair

They’re all so good, we couldn’t possibly choose a favorite. Which one would you love to put in your home? And if you’re looking for even more side chair inspo, click HERE.

image 1 via Apartment 34 // 2 via Nordic Design // 3 via Blueberry Modern // 4 via J. Ingerstedt // 5 via Vogue Paris // 6 via Joseph Dirand  // 7 via Lonny // 8 via Muuto //  9 via Design Files

We’ve Got A Crush

For no other reason than like Jennifer Paige sang, “it’s just a little crush”, we had to share the inspiration that has been making our hearts skip a beat this month. It’s not like we faint every time we touch, but it’s kind of like that!

We’ve got a crush on walls overtaken by blooms…

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We’ve got a crush on glass & metal doors…

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We’ve got a crush on watermelon radishes…

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We’ve got a crush on moments when art mimics real life…

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We’ve got a crush on serious volume…

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We’ve got a crush on the summery vibe of this styling…

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And we’ve got a crush on different mirrors, lots and lots of different mirrors.

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Ok, dish. Who or what are you crushing on lately?? And in case you have the sudden urge to geek out a bit in your office and listen to Paige’s #1 90’s tune, here ya go.

image 1 via Mark Colle for Raf Simons via I Love Belgium // 2 via Still Stars // 3 via Camille Styles // 4 via Hecker Guthrie // 5 via A Love is Blind // 6 via Petra Bindel // 7 via Domino

Monday Motivation: How to Unleash Your Artistic Side

Have you ever been shopping and seen two completely opposite pieces of clothing that you were sure would never go together, but when you tried them on it’s as if they were made for each other?? That’s kind of the inspiration for this post. Too often we’re restricted to operate within “rules” of what “works.” But it’s so important to just let loose every once in a while and let your artistic eye run wild. Because that’s how the most genius ideas to come together!

That’s why we’re loving the work our graphic design intern, Brittany, recently put together. We’re constantly inspired by her eye. She has a knack for seeing things from a totally different creative perspective and we’re kind of ob-sessed {and slightly jealous!}. Today Brittany is sharing some insight on how to get your artistic eye goin’ too!

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Brittany: I’ve always been drawn to design that surprises me; design composed of unlikely elements that somehow work together. To me, creating something is about achieving a certain harmony – whether combining typefaces or mixing patterns in your wardrobe, when it comes to finding harmony between unlikely pairs it’s no different for graphic design. With some practice, you can train your eye to remove yourself from knowing things by their definition and only acknowledging them by their shape. It’s as simple as that. Yet I realize it may not be as easy as it seems!

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The secret? Step away from what an object is and see it for what it could be – then you really start having fun! Why can’t a grapefruit be a perfectly good substitute for a head? Why not a pendant light as a makeshift hat? It’s similar to laying in the grass during your childhood and spotting animals in the clouds. You just have to sit back and let your imagination run a little wild!

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Then you simply start experimenting. With this type of creativity there are no mistakes – only happy accidents! And remember, letting your imagination run wild doesn’t have to mean completely reinventing the wheel. That’s where people begin to feel the pressure. You just have to think about reinventing the way the ol’ wheel is interpreted and you’re bound to come up with something fun!

We couldn’t agree with Brittany more. Are you dying over her killer collages as much as we are? How cool would they look framed and hanging on a wall?!  When you give yourself the space to play, you just might be surprised by what surfaces. We hope you can carve a few minutes out of your week to do just that – we certainly will be!

Sources:

collage 1: image 1 via James Tolich // 2 via Maiken Winther // 3 via Saintemaria

collage 2: image 1 via West Elm // 2 via Donald Gjoka // 3 via Esra Roise

collage 3: image 1 via Leta Sobierajski // 2 via Jason Kibbler // 3 via Mats Gustafson

collage 4: image 1 via Daikoku Design Institute // 2 via Studio Nicholson // 3 via Alex Proba

collage 5: image 1 via Society 6 // 2 via EetuElmeri Sihvonen // 3 via Gary Didsbury