Tamara’s office is a stylish ode to the need to get things done. From here, she runs the many facets of her business, all grounded in her blog and online shop, “Designs by Tamara Lee.” Keeping her inspired, her geometric wallpaper is decorated with prints from her own shop. It’s the perfect way to stay focused, one big project after the next.
Inspired by colors of nature, designer Sarah Richardson uses mint-green mosaic tile to create a focal wall and covers the floor in a beautiful marble. Paneled walls and shutter-inspired cabinets give the space a charming cottage feel.
The palette for the house was inspired by the backyard pool which is visible from the front door as you enter the home. We used a subtle shade of blue on the ceiling to connect the kitchen/breakfast/family room area to establish continuity between the interior and the outdoors. The white walls and cabinetry are perfect backdrops for the lush green views outside the kitchen windows and the geometric upholstery that brings our blue theme down to eye level.
A great paint color completely transforms a room. Designer Erica Islas uses a tangerine hue to complement the dark blue tiles of this Spanish-inspired bathroom. Try Olympics's Honey Toast to achieve a similar look.
Paul plays with texture and shape in the living room, adding to its fanciful aesthetic. The furnishings are a mix of modern classics, including Eames seating, an Arne Jacobson Swan Sofa, and an Arco Floor Lamp. Color and texture are on display through art. The yellow flowers in the canvas over the sofa are three-dimensional and roughly textured, while a painted chair injects a rainbow of colors into the room.
Taking cues from winter’s bare trees, this flowerless centerpiece is wintry but neither dull nor lifeless. Tree branches create height and visual interest, while flickering tea light candles contribute soft movement. Pinecones add a charming, woodsy accent. Recreate this look with forest finds, or buy natural items in bulk at your local craft store. Hang votives from the branches using twine or wire.
Initially stumped as to what color direction to go in for the bedroom's redesign, an original piece of abstract art was used as inspiration. After a full week testing different shades and tints of blue, the best fit ended up being a shade of midnight blue called Dark Night by Sherwin-Williams.
To create a functional living space conveying a love of cooking, art, and life in general, the designer drew inspiration from the homeowners’ private collection: a stunning Moroccan antique door from a trip to Marrakesh.
When renovating a bath in a historic home, designer Mark Williams had to work within a small footprint. “Baths were not as luxuriously proportioned back then so we had to get creative with storage solutions,” he says. “We built in a large piece—designed to look like an armoire—but is actually linen storage above, and a hamper below. The antiqued mirror insets in the upper cabinet doors make the whole space feel larger.”
Inspired by a traditional Islamic garden, this outdoor oasis features lush plants, a symmetrical design, and plenty of water elements. The centerpiece is a stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles. Flowing urns, plenty of greenery and tropical-inspired plants evoke thoughts of paradise at home.