Nautically inspired interior design takes the cake for this summer’s breakout home decor trend. Easy accents like charming Bulkhead Wall Mount Light Fixtures and marine lantern style lighting carry the spirit of adventure into seaside retreats across the nation. We love spaces that make us dream, and that is why we’re looking “up” for the next big interior design trend. It’s time to take our rooms to new heights with aviation inspired decor!Read More
We were in for a treat when Lauren, our photographer, stumbled across one of our new favorite vacation locations—the Mermaid Cottages. Their charming interiors full of vibrant walls, rustic accents, and shabby chic décor captivated us–of course we had to be their friends! We were inspired by their many rental cottages located on Tybee Island, so today’s Style Me Sunday is all about the “cottage charm, coastal calm” of their Inlet Breeze master bedroom.
A minty green coat of paint (like this Nottingham Green) is a fresh addition to the classic beadboard. This look is an easy DIY project when you use Paintable Birch Veneer Beadboard. Mermaid Cottages shares our love of taking something old and breathing fresh life into it. These upcycled shutter headboards are a fantastic example, especially the hunter green shade. In our dream space, we’d place two yellow, porcelain enamel Wheeler™ Esso Wall Sconces on each side of the bed for a little extra task light for late night reading. A unique pendant light like this Chicken Wire Basket Pendant Lamp is perfect for adding pastoral style, and paired with a nostalgic Edison bulb, you’ve got yourself the perfect mood lighting!
Elements like the swordfish wall ornament and curtains introduce other colors into the space. For our pop of color, we’re using these little sculpted birds. They are hand painted and distressed to perfection—and who can say no to turquoise? Display these along with a retro-inspired Dolomite Alarm Clock on an American Made re-purposed wood Floating Shelf for eclectic styling.
Now’s the perfect time to add a little island flavor to your home. If you’re looking for a fun and festive place to spend a weekend, check out Mermaid Cottages and tell them we said “Hello!”
Farmhouse design normally encompasses anything and everything rustic, vintage or antique. Designers and homeowners track down unique pieces and add them to their space for an all-around together look. Many choose to bring in a bit of the outdoors with natural pieces like a pinewood dining table or simply using wild flowers as a centerpiece. Decorating for an industrial farmhouse is not a difficult task – after all, it’s really about finding inspiration in everything around us.
The bedroom featured today was one of Better Homes and Gardens’ Dream Bedrooms. With a laidback design, the farmhouse atmosphere is more than evident. Between the quilts covering the bed and planks on the upper portion of the wall, this room has the welcoming feel found in any country home.
While there are definitely rustic factors in this room, the homeowner switched it up and included a few contemporary and even modern pieces. Over the bed, acting as a headboard, is an arrangement of black and white photographs. The throw pillows also add a bit of an artsy touch without being over the top.
The biggest modern piece in this bedroom is definitely the ceiling fan. By choosing to break away from traditional ceiling fans, the homeowner took a risk. Well, that risk paid off. A modern ceiling fan like the Altus can dress up a room without being an in-your-face piece. The Altus comes complete with 5” and 17” downrods for low or high ceilings, and is available with an optional light kit to serve a dual purpose. Now if your ceiling is lower than most, the Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan is a viable option for your space, as it only hangs down 12″ from the ceiling. The Altus Hugger incorporates the same sleek, modern styling and is ideal for any design scheme, rustic or contemporary.
Top Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens
The homeowners, Trisha and Andy Urban, were in the midst of planning their renovations for the cabin when Andy tragically passed away from a heart attack. To complete the Urban’s vision, Ty Pennington and the rest of the Extreme Makeover design team rebuilt the Urban’s crumbling, 300-year-old log cabin and farm. Each of the upgrades made to the Urban household were made to reflect the rustic and industrial appearance of the original barn. Distressed wood doors were painted in cottage colors and vintage inspired furniture was placed in various rooms throughout the house. Outside of the home, goats and other farm animals on the Urban’s property were provided with a new stall, aptly named the “Goatel.”Read More
The Colonial Era was known for a decorative style that was heavily influenced by Roman and Greek architecture. The ornate detail was carried over into lighting, which displayed etched scallop designs along with organic shapes. This style crossed over into the Victorian Era and became representative of the elegance and grace that defined this period. The Linwood Semi-Flush Ceiling Light showcases this influence in the details of the base and shade. Deep grooves decorate the base of this ceiling light, which extends down with chains supporting the ornamental glass shade. Versatility remains a strong trait of the Linwood Ceiling Light, the small size allows for it to be mounted in porches, pantries, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Due to the artistically engraved glass shade and decorative appearance this light is not limited to any particular architectural style. The Linwood Ceiling Light is a great fit for any room that needs a subtle semi-flush mount light that can add to the vintage authenticity of your home.