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

Color Coded: How to Go Gray in a Good Way!

Here in San Francisco, our dear friend Karl the Fog isn’t shy when it comes to making his appearance this time of year. Just as the months are getting warmer he arrives in full force. It’s a rare thing to look at the horizon and not see an ominous gray blanket slowly creeping through the streets. It’s similar to the way gray hairs are tending to creep out of nowhere on my head – hence, why most people tend to associate the color with BUZZKILL! In spite of all that, we still happen to love the color gray. In fact, as the spaces below illustrate, we’re here to prove goin’ gray has never looked better!

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We’re obsessed with the moody yet calming look that gray can offer. Whether it be a dark charcoal on walls, soft heather gray on furniture or monochromatic artwork – the spectrum of “gray” is one of the most versatile and inoffensive palettes out there.

By layering your gray tones and mixing your textures you can add lusicious depth and interest to any room. The living room above with its variety of gray textiles and black & white artwork feels cozy and inviting rather than cold. A pop of natural wood also helps warm things up. The bathroom above is a great example of that. The wood vanity, divan and wall mirror contrast with the slate tones beautifully. Are you swooning over it as much as we are??

Whether you apply gray with a light touch or fully commit to the singular color palette, it’s a softer way to play on classic black & white. We say gray, you’re welcome inside of our homes annnytimeee {just stay out of our skies and hair!}.

Do you agree??

image 1 greg cox for elle decoration uk // 2 brooke holm for est magazine // 3 the design chaser // 4 carolina bak for loft // 5 est magazine // 6 lotta agaton