January 23, 2015

Smitten by Design Inspiration

Hello lovely readers! I came across a design 'story' today that totally captivated me.  Let me share...


I am 'in love'!  I absolutely fell in love with this entryway...everything about it.  The turquoise door is 'stunning' to me!  The design in the hardwood floors - beautiful. The lighting - both ceiling fixtures and table lamp - love!  The neutral 'sand color' as I now call it...such a soft backdrop... and all blended together! Smitten, yes, there is really no other word for it right now!


 And, believe me, we've only just begun!
Same entryway...these luscious fabrics and bright colors just bring this foyer to life!  The artwork paired with these fabrics is PERFECT!  Now, look at the wide horizontal stripes on the walls...hello?  Is it just ME?  Gorgeous, huh?


Let's step into the great room, shall we...
Still 'smitten'!  Carrying through the 'sand color' in the area rug, sofa and club chairs, walls and draperies...makes it soft and easy on the eye.  Then...popped with flair with more stunning fabric on this accent chair and through-out with the art and a few accessories. But, even more added glamour - look up - at the ceiling color! I could easily see myself entertaining or just relaxing in here for sure!


And just for fun...here's a few more areas...
I'm SO in love...!




I'm even smitten by the simplicity in this room!



And this...I have decided...is certain to be the inspiration for my future "Bahama Hideaway Cottage".  Every element, to me, is just perfect!

Hope you enjoyed my Design Inspiration today!

Have a "Simply Irresistible" Weekend!  

Susan Brewer
Arborgate Interiors LLC




Image Credits:  Traditional Home

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January 16, 2015

Sand and Sea Decor

Living and working in the sunshine state makes me more and more aware of the fabrics, rugs, accessories, etc...that remind me of the beautiful sand and sea that we are surrounded with here. This is just one example of a room that can be designed to reflect nature's beauty!



And just in case the tranquil color palettes of the 'sand and sea' tickle YOUR design fancy...here are a few more lovelies!





It can be much fun to add in accessories like this too!






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Coastal & Traditional: Colors reflect the sea in this coastal living room in Chatham, MA. interior design by Kotzen Interiors; custom built by JW Construction... For other more easily acquired coastal furnishings, see our new blog at http://coastaldecor.tropicalhouseplants.net/


How do ya like the little 'pop' of deeper reds mixed in here?
LOve this whole room.



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Even though some of you don't actually live at the coast...do YOU have these serene coastal colors anywhere in YOUR home?  Just curious and we'd love to know!


I hope YOU have a...
"Simply Irresistible" Weekend!



Susan Brewer
Arborgate Interiors LLC





Images by: Traditional Home, BHG, Pottery Barn, Coastal Living, HomeBunch, Pinterest

*I TRY TO CREDIT ALL IMAGES, IF THERE ARE ANY PHOTOS OR IMAGES HERE THAT ARE NOT CREDITED CORRECTLY OR YOU WISH THEM TO BE REMOVED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GLADLY OBLIGE. THEY ARE BEING USED HERE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING INTERIOR DESIGN. THANK YOU!

January 9, 2015

Beautiful Winter Tablescape

I think winter months would be a little easier to tolerate if we surround ourselves with beautiful things we love (and people we love too, of course!) in our homes. Since we tend to spend more time indoors during this season (well maybe not so much here in sunshiny Florida) beautiful designs can help keep us inspired! Take a look at a lovely winter tablescape...

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The sparkle on the table could remind you of 'ice' for these winter months...Brrr! So beautiful though.
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What a great way to use all of those special handmade doilies so many of us have inherited from our grandmothers and great-grandmothers.  Just use them all the way down your table to make a 'custom' runner overlay. 
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A little texture on the table with these chargers and the colors here almost remind me of ... the sea and sand!  Now that's a WARMING thought for these cold winter days you may be experiencing! 

How about YOU?  Do you have some extra beauty on your tabletops to enjoy during these long winter months?  We'd love for you to share your creative secrets if you'd like!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a "Simply Irresistible" Day!

Susan 
Arborgate Interiors LLC





Image Credits:  Southern Lady

*I TRY TO CREDIT ALL IMAGES, IF THERE ARE ANY PHOTOS OR IMAGES HERE THAT ARE NOT CREDITED CORRECTLY OR YOU WISH THEM TO BE REMOVED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL GLADLY OBLIGE. THEY ARE BEING USED HERE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING INTERIOR DESIGN. THANK YOU!