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10 Pins : Pinterest Inspiration

It has been a few months since I’ve shared one of my favorite type of blog posts… 10 Pins. This long running series is one that continues to inspire me, spark creativity, and provides an opportunity to slow down and really analyze why I’m attracted to certain spaces & design elements. Pinterest has been my favorite social media outlet for nearly a decade and it remains a big part of my daily routine. I try to log at least 5-10 minutes of daily scrolling and pinning each morning alongside my coffee. It’s my favorite way to warm up to work right after logging onto my computer each day. It’s one of those creative habits or rituals I truly look forward to. If you’re not following me on Pinterest, definitely do so! It probably gives a fun insider glance at what I’m enjoying or working on in real time. As always, be sure to click through and check out the designers, extended room & home tours, and pin your favorites from this post for future reference. Ready to see what I’ve been collecting & saving on Pinterest these past couple months? There are a lot of warm winter vignettes packed into this one… 

#1 // Candlelit Staircase

This time of year, I’m all about switching on lamps, lighting candles, and finding ways to add warmth to our home during the winter months. I really enjoyed the warm glow of this staircase seating area. This dramatic high contrast vignette felt simplistic, yet inspiring… especially for January.


#2 // Violet Calacatta Bath

High contrast and violet marble have frequented my feed lately. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been attracted to the graphic looking stone or have searched for it lately… either way- it’s a welcome addition to my daily scrolling. I love the modern elements mixed alongside traditional in this bathroom. The spherical feet on the soaking tub and relaxing natural shades are pretty perfect!


#3 // Cozy Modern Living Room

This dark & moody living room felt very January to me. Between the sherpa wrapped occasional chair, mongolian wool rug, navy / almost black built-ins, and light leaking into the space… it’s one that felt inspiring and textural. I do feel like my vintage ski photographic prints (from our basement) would work perfectly in place of the existing built-in art. Very aspen aprés chic, indeed.


#4 // Raw Canvas Artwork

This oversized raw canvas artwork installed in a stacked minimal way, paired with that antique chair stopped me mid scroll. Sometimes it’s the simple things. It feels so soft, textural, and intentional. I was definitely excited to discover a new (to me) talented artist, Chelsea Fly.


#5 // Classic Subway Tile Bathroom

I’ve been on a brainstorming kick lately and I’m determined to use beige, taupe, or tan subway tile in our home somewhere. I could definitely see it showing up in our laundry room or powder room someday. This bathroom is filled with gorgeous fixtures & finishes. Nothing extraordinary… which proves there is no need to reinvent the wheel when using classic materials. I’m confident this space will look equally as timeless in 5-10 years.


#6 // Modern Marble Shower

Another graphic stone got me. This alcove shower is really what modern design dreams are made of. With beautiful brass thermostatic shower trim (peep that oversized rainhead!) recessed niche, radius doorway, and slab bench, this modern shower has it all.


#7 // Cream Colored Hallway

I know a lot of people sleep on hallways or find them boring to design. I am not one of these people. Don’t neglect your hall! I think hallways are the perfect space to get creative with color, pattern, millwork, transitions, artwork, and lighting. The buttercream colored paint, lovely millwork, and single piece of artwork installed beneath a galley light caused me to analyze and pin this vignette.


#8 // Dark Green Den

I’ve always been a big fan of Jake Arnold’s interiors. This deep green den packed with monochromatic color and texture is nothing short of mesmerizing. I especially love the minimal shelf styling and light fixtures- that plaster pendant brings a whole new meaning to “boob light” in the best way. I honestly love it! It’s the perfect mix of old, new, masculine, and feminine.


#9 // Winter White Kitchen

In a world where white kitchens are heavily overdone and can be a complete snooze, this one really spoke to me. The warm earthy wood tones, the creamy cabinet color, the classic white dishes perfectly spaced, the handmade tiles, and the brass accents really feel thoughtful and unique to me… the perfect winter white kitchen that still feels inviting.


#10 // Walk In Closet
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Last, but not least (as I’ve been in organization mode)… a giant walk-in closet with the most stunning curved architecture and custom millwork. It makes me wonder what the exterior of this home looks like. I love the oak cabinetry, reminiscent of my previous kitchen. I’m also very into the pendant fixture and window treatments. It’s soft, functional, and easy on the eyes. I also appreciate all that counter space and storage.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s 10 Pins post! This series continues to be my personal favorite. Lately I’ve been feeling extra creative and have felt the need to design, put pen to paper & sketch, as well as create some mood boards for our home as we brainstorm future projects. It has felt good to ease back into the work I so enjoy. I hope your week and month is off to a wonderful start.

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  • Reply
    Peggi
    January 9, 2023 at 6:14 am

    Good morning! Yay for 10 Pins! In addition to the obvious eye candy and new designer discoveries, I am always fascinated to hear the different aspects of an image we note. (Why does my eye go to the tiniest, unimportant detail?!) The bold mirror in the opening image really grabs me! I might try to hunt that down for fun. Of course, the modern, organic candelabra in the Eye Swoon image is fab. I’m also intrigued by the placement of that seating vignette. As for bold stone, well, I’m a forever fan. I like that the sweetness of that room balances the bold…but soap directly on the counter? No. That moody living room? Big fat yes! The chalky finish, tone-on-tone hardware & gallery light, and stepped design of those built-ins feels modern-in the best way. That fluffy, sculptural chair makes my wildly impractical heart skip a beat. Also, grasscloth on the ceiling! Adore those Chelsea Fly watercolors! The half-covered outlet is making me nuts… Pretty sure I could live in that bananas modern marble shower; the bench looks plenty comfy! Ha. That Jake Arnold den is it! Love the swoopy Art Deco shape of the chairs, the deep green color and SO many textures! This image helped me envision wicker/rattan in a dark, wintry way. Completely agree about that white kitchen. The wood tones and the brass bring warmth and interest. I’m so interested in that round closet/dressing room! Have I ever told you that we have a round room? It’s the dining room, lined with windows, and the place everyone always gathers. I’m surprised that such a unique space would be utilized for a closet! I’m guessing the rest of this house is far more amazing than mine. Lol.
    Thanks for an inspiring Monday morning! I’m still in purge/clean out mode over here, but I’m also feeling the itch for some creative projects…not sure what yet. Here’s to a fine January week, friend!💜

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      Sarah
      January 10, 2023 at 9:04 pm

      Yay, 10 Pins! I love that intro mirror- so pretty and unique. Can you even imagine what the closet house looks like? My closet is sad and small in comparison, lol. I could talk interiors with you all night, BUT instead I have to say thank you so much for the dairy free dairy recs. I just got home from Whole Foods and have been sampling all the yogurts, cheeses, and there is a vegan pizza in the oven as I’m typing this. I have never been more excited for vegan dairy options and these are actually good, so thanks for taking the time to write me that email. Speaking of email- I’ve got one in the works to you, but the day got away from me :) I’ll wrap it up tmrw! Thanks again! Hope you’re having an awesome night filled with dog cuddles and relaxing. xo

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    Danna
    January 9, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Awww this post is so so good! Your pins from Pinterest are always a favorite! Glad you are feeling like yourself & the creativity is bringing you joy!
    I am happy to see dark wood pieces returning in design. The Eisenberg bath is gorgeous. I too love the modern & traditional elements. Tell me more about violet marble. In the past a very busy patterned marble or granite would turn me away. Since we have lived with a busy granite countertop in our kitchen for 2 years, it has grown on me and I view it differently. I especially like the countertop and backsplash being marble instead of tile. The navy living room would make my husband very happy. I like the color and it does remind me of your cozy basement. The Dark Green Den is my favorite color and I especially like the tall windows and doors leading outside for the natural light. Yes, to tan subway tile. The Hunted Interior did a bathroom with tan tile and I loved it. Nothing makes me happier than a pretty closet to get ready in and this is a dream example! The Rosewood kitchen is my favorite. I saw it on Insta a pinned it because although it is not huge it does have a lot of function and the layout is nice. I agree. There is so many elements about this kitchen even being mostly white that I love.
    Hope your weekend was productive. Mine was exactly what I needed and then some..lots of laughs, hugs and memories. Have a wonderful week!

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      Sarah
      January 10, 2023 at 9:00 pm

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Danna! I love hearing that. I’m also excited to see dark wood reentering the scene. I’m predicting patterned, graphic, and high contrast stone is making a comeback. I think we’re going to see a lot more veining this year. Maybe this will be the year to embrace the busy granite counter? Ha! I hope so! I’m with your husband, I love a navy painted room… but I also agree with you on the green. How to choose?! I’ll take both, please. I also loved the Rosewood kitchen… so gorgeous and inviting. I’m thrilled to hear about your weekend. It sounds like you really needed that family time. I’m glad you were able to get in plenty of laughs, hugs, and memories with your people. Those weekends are the best! Have a good night, Danna! xox

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    Lauren
    January 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    You are on a roll kicking off the new year on the blog with all the posts we love. I hope you’ve had a wonderful Monday Sarah! I’ll start with your opening image- carpeting with this look is what I’ve been dreaming of in the kids bedrooms. I believe what’s shown is a Berber carpeting, but there are tons of other carpets that have this same textural look, and I’ve been loving the idea of carpet that mimics the look of a jute or sisal rug. I too am drawn to the warm ambient lighting in the staircase vignette, but I’m most in love with the millwork detail on the staircase, and the perfectly tapered spindles. You know how to serve major staircase inspiration. I’ve heard that graphic stones like the one featured in the violet bath will be taking center stage in home interiors this year. I’m here for it. I love stones with graphic veining; the more contrast in colors the better. This particular bath is situated similarly to our primary bath (vanity on the opposite side). I’ve long wondered what our bathroom would look like with a free-standing tub, versus the drop-in, and this image gives me every confidence that it would be the best move. I’m loving the high contrast flooring, brass hardware and fixtures, and the soft lines the window treatments provide for the room. I agree with you regarding the placement of your vintage ski photographs fitting right in with the living room. When I first saw the image it immediately reminded me of your basement. This space looks like the coziest room to snuggle up and read on a cold January day. Thank you for the introduction to a new artist! I have loved raw canvas art for years, along with tapestries. This vignette is jaw dropping, and I love the look and feel of the space. The subway tile bathroom is gorgeous- the ultimate classic look. The color variation is what draws me. I far prefer tiles with a color variance but these type of subway tiles never seem to be readily available. Is this type of subway tile a custom order? Or am I just looking in the wrong places? The graphic stone on the shower is heavenly against the beautiful brass fixtures- and those curves are stunning. Such a unique take on an ordinary space. If my shower were that gorgeous I’d likely never get out! Thank you for the reminder that I purchased art specifically for my hallway and failed to hang it.🤦🏼‍♀️This hallway is inspiration to brighten up ours with fresh paint, and a little pizazz. The dark green den takes the cake for me today. I’m in love with the sumptuous look of the velvet chairs, the rounded pedestal coffee table, linen drapes. The balance of masculine and feminine here is eloquently done and you know, I really love the light as well. Something about it doesn’t give me boob light vibes, even though it definitely is reminiscent of them. Way to round out the inspiration with that drool worthy walk-in closet! I’m loving the soft white against the wood cabinetry and the black accents throughout. It’s a very chic look for a closet- but how about the light fixture?! *swoon* I’m going to be keeping this tab open, gazing at these images, and scrolling Pinterest for similar looks. So much goodness packed in this post. Thank you for sharing a peak into your pins, and the inspiration that’s been catching your eye. Have a fabulous evening friend!

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      Sarah
      January 10, 2023 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks, Lauren! They’re all my favorites, too. Just doing what makes me feel happy lately :) I spontaneously purchase carpet for our upstairs bedrooms over the holiday and it’s getting installed next week (yay), so I’ve had carpet options on my mind. Although our carpet will have a smaller weave, it’s that same color and I’m hoping it will give the effect of jute, sisal, or berber (ours will be a wool blend). I went for an affordable option, but hopefully something that is still durable and looks higher end once installed. I’ll keep you posted! I agree that we’ll see more graphic stones this year… a trend I’ve always loved. So striking! Get that artwork up… new year, new view! Ha. You sound like me- forgetting that I bought something. I hope you’re having such a good week. We’re testing out some vegan pizza recipes here tonight (thanks to my restricted diet and Peggi’s recommendations). So, happy pizza Tuesday? Lol! Have a good night! xo

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