May 29, 2012

Design Spotting at My Favorite Home Furnishings Store

I have always been someone who is on top of the latest trends in home design. I love to watch design shows on TV and I love to browse through design magazines. One of my favorite ways to go "design spotting" is to visit my favorite home furnishings store! They go out of their way to set up beautiful displays so you can really imagine what their furniture would look like in your home.

The first photo above shows a wall I discovered painted in teal and accented with peacock feathers! I love it! The hanging vases are the perfect touch for an accent wall.

Next, I found this fantastically unusual chandelier. How brilliant to use vintage flatware in a chandelier? It is just beautiful! It seems so obvious yet this is the first one I have seen!

I am someone who is NOT afraid of some color. I don't know why so many people think they have to stick to neutral colors in their home. Think outside the box and you will get dramatic and fabulous results like this teal/green combination. I love the stripes too. Adding the fabric panels really mutes it a bit if you are a little color shy.

Finally, if you can afford it, buy great furniture. I fell in love with this tall chair on the left. It just looks so grand. I can see it in an entryway or in a long hallway. The photo on the right shows a grey scheme that I thought looked great together.

You can do your own design spotting just about anywhere! Inspiration can be found where you least expect it. If you need some home design inspiration, check out the great boutiques in your hometown. 

Are you as passionate about design as I am?  Join us in a discussion on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 pm EST. Participants in the discussion will be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Join us HERE (where you'll join with your Twitter account) on Wednesday to participate in the conversation and for a chance to win! The topic of the discussion will be Design Love. From home d├ęcor to fashion trends, what are some of your favorite inspiring designs?

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  1. I'm always checking out design stores for great ideas. I also find a lot of inspiration in magazines. One of my favorite places to check out new design ideas are model homes. Our area is starting to move in a very positive direction with building & selling, so there are lots of new neighborhoods getting started with brand new model homes. Some seriously great ideas!

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  2. What awesome finds! I especially love the golden peacock feathers on the teal wall! I love to look at designs, but I'm bad at actually doing any of them in my own home.

  3. I enjoy design shows too. I am constantly clipping ideas from magazines.

    I LOVE the teal wall with peacock accents. I collect peacock-themed items b/c the peacock is the national bird of my native country, India. The chandelier with vintage flatware is so unique.


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