interiors & styling

10 Pins : Pinterest Inspiration

Hi, friends! We’re halfway through the week and I’ve got a new edition of 10 Pins for you! This curated collection is for the neutral lovers who are into timeless desaturated hues. I found myself drawn to earthy & natural colors and textures this month. With summer coming to a close and fall on the horizon, these inspiring interiors are perfect for ushering in and providing inspiration for the season ahead. As always, be sure to click through and check out the designers, extended room & home tours, and pin your favorites for future reference. Ready to see my favorite inspiration I collected and pinned this month? You know the drill- click through! 

#1 // Closed Storage Built-In

Aside from the lovely and calming paint color, I loved the inset built-in and closed storage this vignette provides. The simplicity is really nice, but my favorite part is definitely the door hardware… you know I love polished nickel. I’m predicting we’re going to see a lot more cremone bolts in design. Keep an eye out. I love the look! I’ll work on a blog post for those and my thoughts on how to incorporate them.


#2 // Bedside Styling

I appreciate a well styled bedside moment. I love the layered use of pattern, texture, and warmth in this pretty bedroom designed by the talented folks at W Design Collective. It’s worth clicking through for the entire home tour!


#3 // Cozy Kitchen

This is another home tour you must scroll (thank me later). The kitchen is definitely my favorite part though. We actually just got a similar vintage runner in the shop last week! Aside from that, I love the pretty French range, the wood island with the swooping curve, and the cafe curtain above the sink in the butler’s pantry in the back. I also noted the herringbone hardwood floors, as they are almost identical to my own!


#4 // Marble Integrated Sink

Marble with graphic, high contrast veining is certainly having a moment and I’m fully here for it. I want to incorporate some of this into my own home… perhaps the basement kitchen? Who knows! Regardless, I’m digging this dark, moody, and visually interesting powder room.


#5 // Entryway Gallery Wall

Mark D Sikes recently redesigned the L.A. home of Nancy Meyers, and to no surprise- it’s gorgeous. You can click through the full tour on AD, but oddly enough- the simple and neutral entryway stood out to me. Perhaps it’s the grid gallery wall, the settee, the tumbled floor tile, or maybe that modern lamp, but it’s really well done. It’s probably because I have entryways and staircases on my brain, who knows.


#6 // Home Bar

I’ve really been enjoying this muddy dark taupe cabinetry color lately. This vignette has me dreaming of space for a full home bar. I’ve always wanted a charming little bar sink! The cabinetry, millwork, artwork, and styling is top notch… Heidi Caillier is always impressing me with her design talents.


#7 // Simple Dining Vignette

Sometimes the most minimal and simple vignettes are my favorite. This pedestal dining table is reminiscent of my coffee table, with that border… no wonder I like it. I also love Jean Stoffer’s use of the oversized pendant light. Board and batten, beams, and earth tones really ground this breakfast nook in a classic way.


#8 // Eclectic Bathroom

Ok- this bathroom is one of the coolest and most casual spaces I’ve seen from the designers at McGrath II. The mixing of old & new, the texture play, the wallpaper, the tile, and most notable- the Johnny Cash artwork… all were favorites. It was fun to admire this one.


#9 // Dark Green Bedroom

I’ve got to get more green paint in my house! This is one of my favorite colors and it has me itching for a dark green bedroom of my own. This is another great example of mixing modern and traditional furniture in a timeless way.


#10 // Creamy White Kitchen

Last, a beautiful and bright kitchen. This putty color is another one I like seeing on cabinetry- which you probably already know based on my office kitchenette. The styling is top notch, the woven textiles are playing really well, and the greenery outside the window makes this end-of-summer vignette one to admire and save.

There you have it… another 10 Pins in the books! Be sure to follow me on Pinterest, if you’re not already. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day- scrolling, gathering inspiration, and pinning. It’s usually how I begin my morning with coffee, of course. What type of rooms would you like to see next month? A specific space or random Pinterest inspiration with varied rooms? Let me know, and have a great day!

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    August 17, 2022 at 6:13 am

    Good morning! Yay for 10 Pins! How do you manage to pack a post with neutrals and still have my color-craving eyes spinning in their orbits? TONS of texture, just a smidgy amount of white and boffo modern lighting! I honestly can’t pick a favorite. I love the gray green of the builtin cabinet and the intricate cremone bolt beside the streamlined modern mantle. And hello smoky ribbed vase. In the bedside vignette, the little play with scale grabs me-tall, skinny window vs low, wide nightstand; large glass vessel vs teeny dark bowl. Bonus points for Queen Anne’s lace! So much to admire in that amazing kitchen! The three different cabinet colors, overall layout and butler’s pantry top my list. (Plus the obviously dreamy range!) You know I’m down for dramatic marble! Add a rustic stool, star and cross floor tile, Hester Prynne and a groovy sconce, et voila! Coolest bathroom on the block. There’s no disputing Mark D Sikes’ skills, but I think your entry project has my stair radar engaged. It’s those slender balusters with the details at top and bottom for me! (Also the floor lamp and gallery wall) Only Heidi Caillier could make me like a shade of…brown? The cabinetry and millwork is stunning; have I ever even seen inset drawers with a bead detail on the frame?! Vintage bird art? Check. Baby sink? Check. Brass and goldtone goodness? Check. Jean Stoffer, another fave, slays with the lighting in that breakfast nook. Adore the giant pendant with its interesting bar & link chain and the unexpected modern brass sconce! I agree 100% about that McGrath II bathroom. I really think their gift is creating beautifully layered, thoughtful spaces that also look like real people homes. Real people (this people) need a giant laundry basket in the bathroom! That Light & Dwell bedroom had me thinking I need a dark green bedroom too! Such a lovely, foresty shade. I’m into the twisted candles and the bare wood dresser, as well. And finally, although I am not Team White Marble counters, I will forever covet a countertop cabinet. The expansive windows, masterful styling and two-tone sconce are also primo. You truly brought the inspiration this morning! And I haven’t even clicked through to any full tours yet?! Thank you for a stunning start to my Wednesday. I hope yours is equally engaging and lovely!💜

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      Sarah
      August 18, 2022 at 8:47 am

      Good morning, Peggi! Yay for 10 Pins… all these years later, I still love this series. It’s one of my favorites to compile and curate. I’m glad your color-craving eyes still approve. I knew you’d spot the smoky vase and Queen Anne’s lace :) Speaking of the dreamy range, our not-so-dreamy range went out again. I think it’s time to stop suffering through it and hand over a hefty chunk of change for a new one (unfortunately). Ugh. We installed our stair balusters on the top section last night, and I have to say- they’re really pretty. I’m excited to share as we dive deeper into that renovation later next week. I’ve oddly been into brown hues lately- and that fun little bar (with the bird art) immediately stopped my scroll. Laundry is a constant battle in our house- maybe I need to add a big hamper to our bathroom, as I’m constantly picking up Emmett’s clothes off the floor. He kills me with that! It’s a definite pet peeve, if you couldn’t tell. Haha! I hope you have a fabulous day and are staying cool with that breezy new A/C of yours. xo

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    Jennifer Laura
    August 17, 2022 at 8:31 am

    These are so lovely, thanks for sharing!

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      Sarah
      August 18, 2022 at 8:41 am

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this post! Hope you have a wonderful day :)

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    Lauren
    August 17, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Good morning! This is all the creamy cabinet inspiration I’ve been failing at finding on my own! I’m immediately ecstatic at seeing such a well done built-in example with a cremone bolt. I hope your predictions are correct, because sourcing a clean lined cremone bolt like this one has me pulling my hair out…and I need two.😖 The cozy kitchen has me wishing our layout was better and space more ample. I’m loving the creamy white against the deep wood, the countertop cabinets, and the curvaceous goodness of the island ends. With open storage? And the gorgeous marble ledge above the range? Everything my wildest dreams could come up with! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a million more. Mark D. Sikes can do no wrong. This entry is stunning. The settee in and of itself is so warm and welcoming, against the view of the balusters, oh my. Jean Stoffer’s breakfast nook is divine! She’s my favorite when it comes to kitchen design. I’m in love with the board and batten, the wood beam, and the oversized pendant. It’s all so strikingly beautiful together. This is the size table I’m needing for ours, and I’m loving seeing an example of what it could look like. The Light and Dwell bedroom is grabbing me, simply for the dresser profile. Ours are similar profile and style, also without hardware. I’ve long wondered if updating them to a shade like this would be worth it. I’m taking this as a green light from the universe. This room is also permission to think about a more moody color…or maybe it’s my desire for fall and cool weather wanting to cozy up in this space. The creamy white kitchen is definitely speaking to my soul this morning. The hardware used here is exactly what I’d want for my own space. More countertop cabinet inspiration to be found here-an element that I’ve found to be a personal favorite. Open ended islands are popping up everywhere in kitchens, and I must confess, I’m in love! There’s something about maximizing the visual potential that speaks to me. I’m also noting the creamy shades you’ve so elegantly showcased this morning, are just the right shades of white for me. I have some pinning to do, simply for paint color palettes. Thank you for the inspiration on this sweltering morning! It’s already 86 here, and I’m melting into my coffee. Cheers to hump day friends!

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      Sarah
      August 18, 2022 at 8:36 am

      Good morning, Lauren! I’ve got a cremone bolt post lined up for next week- perfect timing :) I’ll work on adding some of my top picks to the post, and hopefully those will help your search. I love the look of them! I’ve also been noticing the open ended islands gaining popularity. I do love the look and how fun would those be to style? It has been a hot week here, too. I’m ready for fall… anytime now. I’m not so patiently waiting for the weather to shift. Hope you have a great day! xo

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    Brittany
    August 17, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Oh, these are all so pretty! I especially like the bathroom (#8) It looks sophisticated and casual to me. A look I’m always after in my own home. When I first scrolled to the Heidi Callier image I thought it looked like something you would have done. The moulding and bird artwork look like your work! Heidi’s color combinations always amaze me. She uses the shades/tints/tones-whatever they’re called!-of colors I wouldn’t think to use and put together. I saw a purple bathroom she did, and my jaw just about hit the floor! haha

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      Sarah
      August 18, 2022 at 8:30 am

      I’m so happy you liked this one, Brittany! What a compliment- I love everything Heidi Caillier shares… she’s so talented. I hope you’re having a great week :)

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    Danna F
    August 18, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Your 10 Pins are the best! I hate it when I am gone and miss a really good post. Sorry to ping you with a late reply.
    Ashley Montgomery’s kitchen and pantry are my favorite. I have this pinned for the island, colors and the pantry shelving and layout. The moody marble bath is beautiful. I love the plastered walls and want to try this some day. Anytime I can find pictures of bars, I zone in on them. We would love to have one some day and Heidi Caillier’s is a good one. The trim work on the walls, built-ins and styling are pin worthy. Have you see the before pics of this space? Those are my favorite and its good (check it out on instagram). The breakfast vignette by Jean Stoffer is one I would love to have. Is it too much to want a vignette for 2-4, island big enough for 6 and a dining table for 8 all in the kitchen? Ha! That’s where my mind is at. The Mark Sykes reno had me really curious because Nancy Myers name was familiar but couldn’t recall why. Her movie, ‘It’s Complicated’ is one of my top 5 movies I could watch over and over…well I have! Ha! If I could do one thing over in our old house, would be to stain the banister and paint the spindles black like in this instance. Give me all the cream or taupe cabinets with brass hardware. Looking forward to the Cremone bolt hardware post.
    We finally got rain today after some 80+ days! Funny sight. My husband and I sat in our garage and watched it come down. If it wasn’t for the lightning I think we may have sat in it! Ha! Sounds like the stairs are coming along. Sorry to read about the stove. So frustrating! Have a good evening.

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      Sarah
      August 19, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks, Danna! I really enjoy compiling these posts. No apology necessary- it’s always nice to hear from you, and I know summer is very busy for all of us :) I like where your mind is at with the kitchen and dining seating- that actually sounds perfect to me, too! Oh yes- that woman comes up with some great rom coms with gorgeous set design. Love her! I’m so thrilled to hear you finally got much needed rain. I wish we had some in our forecast. Fingers crossed! I love a good thunderstorm. I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend ahead! xo

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    Anne H
    August 19, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Oooooo, you know we all LOVE a 10 Pins post so thank you for giving the people what they want, Sarah!! 🤣 All of these are so, so good, but oh, my gosh, the Cozy Kitchen (#3 ) by Ashley Montgomery Design made me gasp out loud. Love how the sink in the butler’s pantry is in the center of the kitchen doorway-such a beautiful view and allll the details & textures this vignette has…the burlap cafe curtains, the gorgeous ceramic apron front sink, the complimentary mix of such creamy neutral paint colors combined with the warm walnut wood island, the vintage inspired brass hardware & fixtures, the rounded & open ended island, the marble counter top, the unique, vintage looking (pantry?) doors and of course, the vintage rug and hardwood herringbone floors that look almost exactly like yours. In fact, I can see Sarah all over this kitchen! Only thing missing is perhaps a beautiful piece or two of vintage art over the classic hairpin cafe chair. Such a stunning shot and angle, too!
    If you’re looking for future 10 Pin inspiration, since I have RV inspo on the brain, I’d love to see one that focuses on renovated RV spaces, tiny houses/cottages, etc. I don’t think you’ve ever done a 10 Pins based on smaller spaces? If it’s too niche, though–totally understand! I love your Camper Inspo Pinterest board (be still my airstream ❤️) and I’ve poured over all the awesome RV renovations Mountain Modern Life has featured on their site, but I cannot. Get. Enough! Apparently. 🤩 SO sorry to hear about your dang stove – ugh! Hope you find something you love to replace it. Have a wonderful weekend S&E!!

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      Sarah
      August 19, 2022 at 7:15 pm

      10 Pins are my favorite, too! I love your idea for a small space focused post… that one would be so fun! I’ll add it to my list. Thanks for the wonderful idea. I hope you have a fun weekend ahead :)

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    Kelly
    August 29, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    The Ashley Montgomery Kitchen in the butlers pantry is that pot rail that hangs from the cabinet. I would love to find the source for that. It’s beautiful.

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      Sarah
      August 31, 2022 at 6:03 pm

      I wish I had a source for you, Kelly! I’m sorry. Maybe Ashley has it listed somewhere. I love it, too!

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