I spent half of yesterday working and the other half of the day playing in our yard! I ordered some plants that arrived and it was a whopping 65 degrees here in Salt Lake City, so I took advantage of some time outdoors in the sun. It was wonderful, but now I definitely have the itch to pull together our patio, the bedroom balcony (Emmett worked from up there yesterday- so technically the bistro set is uncovered), and other outdoor areas. If we’re going to be stuck at home, we might as well take advantage of our living space- both indoors AND out. Emmett and I are busting out the power washer, rakes, and garden equipment this coming weekend to whip our backyard into shape. Fingers crossed the snow is over and we have decent weather. Anyway, since I had a short day yesterday behind my computer, I figured a fast “10 Pins” post packed with inspiration would be fun and appreciated for today. Ready to see what I found?! Click through!
#1 // Colorful Living Room
The walls in this living room may be painted white, but it’s super bright and colorful! I love the eclectic mix of furniture, the arched window with plantation shutters, and the chic details scattered throughout (the brass floor lamp, the bundle of peonies, the pillar candle on the coffee table, etc). Isn’t it beautiful and spring-like? It’s just a happy space.
#2 // High Contrast Entryway
This minimal entryway is the perfect mix of styles… from modern details (like the art, bench, light fixture, and the table) mixed with very traditional elements (like the vintage chair, urn, and millwork), this space feels perfectly sophisticated, functional, and timeless. These days I’m realllllly loving large scale art.
This dark wood office is anything but gloomy… despite the moody wood tones. The contrasting lighter elements (like the rug, books, and upholstered chair) balance the space in a textural way that feels very intentional and unique. Little things I noticed and am loving? The soft linen window shades, the ceiling details, the cabinetry doors with the medallion centers, and the heavy seeded glass light fixture. Wowza!
This entryway made me smile. From the brass and blue bench that perfectly matches the vintage rug, to the stone console table that perfectly balances the wall mirror, this entry just feels FUN. Another thing I want to point out? We’re going to see a lot of BIG branches and floral arrangements this year. The larger and more sculptural- the better. Mark my words… that trend is definitely in.
#5 // Tiny Breakfast Nook
My friend Jacquelyn just revealed her mother’s kitchen she designed. While the kitchen was absolutely stunning, this tiny little breakfast nook blew me away. It’s definitely my favorite part of the space! It’s quaint, cute, functional, and is beautifully nestled between the fireplace and the kitchen. It’s absolute perfection! Don’t even get me started on the pendant light and the leather bench seat cushion. Perfection, I tell you. Well done, my friend… now go have that baby of yours! Ha! In all seriousness, you guys should follow her on Lark & Linen for some serious interior inspiration.
Perhaps this image made the mix because I’ve been dreaming of warm weather and time spent outside. Emmett and I would LOVE to have a pool someday. Yeah, yeah- we know it’s not good for resale (see this post for more info), but Utah is HOT during the summertime and I feel like we’d just enjoy having one. Maybe someday… maybe at a future house. Who knows. Anywhoo- this beachside pool scene got my attention for a few reasons: the penny tile pool liner, the concrete border, the modern gas fireplace, and the grass border sandwiched between the patio and pool. I’m digging it! Also- string lights… you can’t go wrong with those. Instant ambiance!
#7 // Moody Tudor Library
Wow, wow, wow!! That’s what I was thinking when this image graced my Pinterest feed. From the velvet chesterfield sofa to the millwork, nero marble fireplace, chandelier, and antiqued mirror (more of that in this post, FYI)… this moody tudor library is what my dreams are made of. It’s dark, romantic, designerly, and that color palette is right up my alley… I mean- look at my kitchen, they could be cousins, right?
#8 // Kids Workspace
This darling workspace for kids is probably the ideal situation for home schooling right now. Although we don’t have kids, both my siblings and Emmett’s have voiced how difficult working full-time and educating their children during all of this has been. It seems nearly impossible, so kudos to you parents (and teachers) for making the best of it and trudging forward. All of that to say- this little workspace is cute, functional, and the details are impeccable: the wood countertop, the cork board, the planters, the WALLPAPERED ceiling, the sconce, and the custom cabinetry. Well done, Shea!
Ahh, another outdoor space. Can you tell where my mind is at lately? The shaker siding, the iron chairs, the pea gravel between the concrete, and the cast outdoor fireplace… gahhhh- it’s all so good!! Monika knows what she is doing, for sure. This outdoor living space feels cozy, balanced, and the perfect place to sip a glass of wine at the end of the day.
#10 // Bright & Textural Hall
Last, but certainly not least- I had to include this bright and textural hall. There are so many things to love and appreciate here: the stone flooring, the patterned stair runner (I love it!!), the scalloped entry table, and another BIG sculptural branch arrangement. You’re going to start noticing a bunch of these, I swear. I need things in my yard to start blooming so I can scrounge one together. Ha!
That’s it for this month’s 10 pins! Did you enjoy it? I’d love to hear your favorites in the comment section below. I hope you’re all having a good week and are also getting to enjoy a little sunshine here and there. I really needed that yesterday and am thankful for this spurt of nice weather.