Yesterday a reporter came to my house to check out the interiors for a shoot, and to get some design ideas that people can do in their own homes. It was a PAINFUL reminder of how neglected my own house is, except for a couple of rooms. Perhaps it’s only me, but I never have time to finish my own home!! It’s always last on a LONG to do list! Walking around yesterday and making excuses for lamps with no lamp shades, an unflattering mix of Mediterranean pieces, mixed with Hollywood regency was CRAZY! A designer’s house should look fantastic-shouldn’t it? It was the kick in the butt I needed to finish my house. I love mixing all styles and looks, but this unfinished mix is just that…UNFINISHED.
So instead of sitting here writing down a private to do list, I’m sharing some design ideas.
PLEASE FORCE ME TO FINISH!!
For the Master bedroom – a fun upholstered headboard in a bold color…
…maybe orange with nickel nail heads, or white piping?
Orange and brown bedding in a Greek key pattern…I really like this.
(Image via Habitually chic)
Love this bed curtain….but I’m thinking regular curtains like this in the master bedroom would look great. Cream with a wide brown band – very chic.
(image via Shelter)
A cool sunburst mirror, or…
…or perhaps this gilded bamboo mirror.
That takes care of the updates in the bedroom…
The LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN area is screaming out to be rescued!!! Here are some products and looks I like.
Time to get rid of the Pottery Barn chairs..instead perhaps vintage Frances Elkins bar stools? But can this look go with a Mediterranean terracotta tile floor?
I WANT THESE!! Maybe I need to move so I can buy them?
White cowhides have been on my radar lately…but are they practical with kids, animals and high traffic?
Wood animal heads for the double height ceiling.
Of course some bold color touches like turquoise….
…and bold yellow, and also purple.
For curtains…again some Greek Key trim perhaps like this…
I don’t think I’ll tire of this look…haven’t yet. Really Greek Key anywhere…
(Image via Knight Moves)
…perhaps on the carpet?
And of course ZEBRA!
Yes I haven’t tired of that yet either. I have a zebra printed cowhide in the foyer, but I still want zebra somewhere unexpected…
…perhaps zebra curtains in a room? Will I get tired of it?
Maybe just this cool garden stool?
Or WALL TO WALL ZEBRA to get a true zebra fix once and for all? With an orange ceiling!
OK, I’m getting off track…
But some version of this room will be in my next house. Or some daring client…
PLEASE…force me to finish my house!!!
HAVE YOU FINISHED YOURS?