Lucy and Company is an interior design firm based in Charlotte, NC that specializes in kids' rooms but also extends out into other rooms of the home. I find Lucy and Company's design taste, color choices, and furniture selection to be incredibly inspiring. I love the workspace above because of the big desk and how organized all the crayons, pencils, etc. are. I also am smitten with the fabulous lamps.
There are two things I love in this photo. 1: The chair is just absolutely pretty. 2: I love that the pictures are on the floor, propped up against the wall. It's such an unexpected but great way to display artwork.
I'm a sucker for old books. I have soooo many interesting antique tomes that I've collected over the years from bookstores and antique shops. I may borrow the idea from this photo and lay a couple on a side table. It's such a sweet vintage touch.
Those turquoise curtains are possibly the most gorgeous curtains I've ever seen in my life. I…
Ottomans have become a college space staple. They can serve as extra seating when friends stop by to hang out. You can pop the lid off and stow away shoes, magazines, dvd's, and etc. clutter. They make for a great place to put up your feet after a long day. And they're versatile when it comes to furniture arrangement as they can be stacked, lined up against the wall, or left in the middle of the room.
While these ingenious little cubes come in a variety of styles and colors, which makes them a good piece of furniture to hang onto year after year... what you loved last year might not be the bee's knees this year. Last fall you may have been wild for zebra prints and splurged on a zebra-patterned ottoman. But this fall you may be looking to tone it down. Or last fall you might have chosen a bland neutral so that you could "work it into any color scheme." But this fall you might want to spice it up with a fun print.
A comfy, contemporary couch paired with the vintage coffee table makes an eclectic statement. I love the ladder used as a shelving unit. A mix of different patterns on the pillow and lampshade add personality. And the scarlet-framed mirror adds a vibrant punch of color.
The tv console lends its clean, modern lines to the space. Magazines are organized into white file bins. A vintage lamp adds flair. And the sweet Ikea chair adds pretty color and pattern.
I'm swooning over the retro dining table mixed with modern chairs. And the wall display of photos and prints is eye-catching, interesting, and gorgeous. I also love the simplicity of the overhead light.
This is definitely a relaxing bedroom space. Without a headboard and situated under the window, the bed looks like the perfect place to dive into after a long day. I love the antique floral print of the curtains hung along the wall. And the red chest of drawers is a pretty burst of red color.
Looking for some fabulous bedding for your dorm or apartment in the fall? Head on over to www.Decor-2-ur-Door.com. Decor 2 Ur Door offers a variety of styles, fabrics, and price ranges to fit your bedding needs and budget. Decor 2 Ur Door focuses on the four C's of dorm bedding: Comfort, Color, Character and Customization.
Hey college gals! I just wanted to update you on an exciting giveaway that I stumbled upon today. (If any of you are fans of The City or old episodes of The Hills, you'll love this!) Whitney Port, the amazingly beautiful and equally sweet up-and-coming fashion designer, has teamed up with Ikea to giveaway some decor loot for your dorm! The grand-prize winner gets a bunch of Ikea decor stuff autographed by Whitney plus a $100 gift certificate to Ikea. Two runners up will each receive a $50 gift certificate.
Just in time for back-to-school shopping, CollegeCandy has teamed up with TJMaxx/Marshalls to host a fabulous dorm room makeover giveaway!
The Grand Prize winner will receive a fabulous pack of designer merchandise for your dorm or apartment this fall. Second and third prize winners will both get $50 gift certificates for TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
How to enter? Head on over to CollegeCandy by Friday and tell them "something amazing you did that explains why you're the absolute best roommate a girl could ask for." The more details, the better! Make sure you get your friends to visit CollegeCandy and vote for you. Voting will close at 5pm ET on Wednesday, July 21... and the winners will be announced on Thursday, July 22 at 3:30 pm ET on Twitter and Facebook!
Sewing studio and Bedroom, originally uploaded by jessica anne matthies. Jessica Anne submitted a photo of her lovely space to the Lovely Undergrad Flickr group. Her room is divided into two spaces: one for sleeping, the other for sewing. A sheer white curtains acts as the light, breezy divider. A stack of vintage suitcases serve as a nightstand. And I love the pretty lantern surrounded by origami birds that hangs over her bed.
Design Tip #1: Embrace White, Make Statements with Color Who knew white could look so colorful? The Swedish have always known this well-kept secret. White floors, white walls, white ceiling, white furniture, white cabinets, white electronics... and a plethora of bold and beautiful splashes of colors like electric blue, hot raspberry, and cool turquoise.
Design Tip #2: Mix the Shabby with the Chic Smooth, sleek white floors and cabinetry paired with a rustic cream table make for an interesting and appealing contrast. And ghost chairs! Oh my, I'm a sucker for ghost chairs. They blend into any decor scheme with effortless, elegant translucence.
Design Tip #3: Get Your Eclectic On The Swedish show no fear when mixing and matching textiles and patterns. Take a moment to take in all of the different textures in the above photo: the floor, the white screen, the antiqued table, the various fabrics, the worn wardrobe, the wallpaper, the pillows. If you like it, find a way to work it i…
A vintage chest of drawers (I have one just like this!) serves as a tv stand in the bedroom.
Color palette: pale blue, white, turquoise, and a bit of olive green.
A small vintage vanity stands in as a bedside table. I'm absolutely loving the zigzag chevron rug.
A cozy corner accented with a daring chair in a bold red color.
This little apartment is as close to perfect as I've ever seen. I adore the simple but cheerful color palette, vintage furniture, eclectic array of artwork and accessories, and overall charm of the space.