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Trends: Busted

Stately, abstract and a bit surprising, we think the bust is a fantastic accessory for the modernists to the new traditionalists. These figures are more than just art, they are creative and artful storage solutions.

Now more than ever, with flash-sale sites like One Kings Lane and curated thrift retailers like Chairish, it shouldn’t be too tough to get your hands on the bust that suits your space, and if you need more inspiration, check out the bust love on my Pinterest board. Happy hunting.

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A tall and narrow bust makes a fantastic hat rack as well. This particular bust recalls the ’20s, but any vintage, carved wooden piece like this one will add fantastic texture and help your hats maintain their shape when it’s not derby season.

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Jenny’s idea to have the demure statue “disappear” into the backdrop of the vanity is brilliant, and you can do the same by painting a classic Diana statuette the same color as the walls or surrounding area. It took me a minute to source an inexpensive solution, and of all places, I found it on SkyMall.

Jenny Komenda Painted Diana bust 2

 

 

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Trends: Breadboards

If you have the eye for spotting recurring themes in nicely styled editorial home decor features, you too may have spotted the stacks of warm, rustic breadboards making their way into our hearts as a staple kitchen accessory. Both old or new, lean them two or three deep to warm up the kitchen. Here’s a dive in to the breadboard done right.

 

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I dug a couple out of the cabinets to place on display on my new open shelf addition! Thanks for the inspiration Sari.

 

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Eskayel

Sarah and I have both been a little jonesy over Eskayel and their watery tie-dye designs. Are you hype to this hipness already!? I’m climbing on board in a big way.

The most fascinating part of this incredible line of inky blues and other extra-terrestrial color combos is the range of application that I have seen. From boho beachy bungalows to southern traditional powder rooms, this rorschach like graphic is carving a deep want into the hearts of many.

Peep a few of our favorites from their portfolio of applications and then tell me where you want yours!? I’m thinking it would have been perfect for the powder room at the house on the hill that we didn’t get. Maybe I should contact the buyer to see if they want me to help them decorate!

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Trends: Metal Shelves in Kitchens

Metal shelving and brackets…making kitchens special everywhere.

Sometimes they are made out of pipe which I know you’re really thrilled about and even better if there’s a DIY prospect in it right? We love that industrial look. Kudos to those of you that can pull that kind of stuff off or who have partners or roommates that are all handy like that.

Have you noticed this phenomenon?

This is just the right kitchen to kick this off,

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If you know with a large degree of certainty that you have to have this type of your shelving in your kitchen talk to us about it.

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Green Kitchen Cabinets

Green Kitchen Cabinets  |  A 2016 Kitchen Trend to Love!

Certainly blue, in different shades like navy and blue/grey, is having it’s moment for kitchen islands and lower cabinets … but green?  Green Kitchen Cabinets are pretty happenin’ too.

 

Let’s see if any of these images set your wheels spinning, like they have ours.

One person who pinned this kitchen said, I can’t get Bailey McCarthy’s kitchen out of my head. It’s fairly easy to see why she can’t–cause that is kelly and it’s high gloss. McCarthy’s kitchen was featured in Southern Living.

Kelly Green Kitchen Cabinets

 

Another designer who chose to go green in her own kitchen is Erika Powell from Urban Grace. Erika had her cabinets painted a couple of years ago. I wonder if Erika considered painting the open shelving white? We really love the selection of a more subtle sage hue. It’s decidedly more neutral, while still quite modern. Hence, it gets an A+ from us!

Sage Green Kitchen Cabinets by Urban Grace

 

Betsy and I are big fans of CA designer Kishani Perera. Like the McCarthy design above, the Kelly Green choice seen here is also pretty freakin’ bold. Go big, Kishani!

Kelly Green Kitchen Cabinets by Kishani Perera

Another option? You could go more on the camo / Army green side of green. We whole heartedly support this idea, since army green everything is pretty good in our books lately.

Army Green Kitchen Cabinets

 

Of all the green kitchen cabinets that I found, this is my favorite. The suspended shelves with those cable brackets are very cool. And how about that beam? What would you call this color? A muted Pesto? Olive?

Sage Green Kitchen Cabinets

The hue looks great with brass and gold metal finishes, that is for certain. This mix is so lovely with the nice organic wood tones too!

Hunter Green Kitchen Cabinets

Here we find a green on the more neutral side of things. The ideas is still pretty pretty sweet in celery. I have noticed that most of these are best paired with white uppers and a classic subway tile. It sets a nice stage for statement lighting.

Celery Green Kitchen Cabinets

Ooh, now this looks like pesto and it pairs really nicely with a toned creamy beige up top. Just look at all that carefully planned kitchenware in those cabinets.

Pesto Green Kitchen Cabinets

Since we can’t seem to get enough of green kitchen cabinets, here is one more with a sage on top and bottom, just because it looks so great on these tall cabinets.

Tall Green Kitchen Cabinets

So what do you think? Seems like we are totally into it. Are you prepared to take an official position on green kitchen cabinets? 

If so write to us…in the comments. Most of all, we want to hear your favorite hues, the best hardware finishes and how you’d apply this look to your dream kitchen!

 

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A Tie Dye Sofa?

I love a statement piece sofa so much y’all, but even I have to put the tie-dye sofa into the “Couches I Can’t Have” category. I love em, but I just can’t be sure when I won’t, and what a big purchase to have to live with, right?

BUT… What if you have a tired old Ikea Karlstad sofa whose cover has seen better days, and you are thinking that you could DIY it and then live in hippie bliss for just a few months until you wise up, move out and get a brand spanking new navy blue velvet investment piece sofa for the long term?

We all know that my living room is tired and my old sofa is weary.  I still love her sky blue presence, but she’s seen better days. So maybe I’ll keep thinking about a bold temporary move, but first let’s explore a few pieces that caught my eye and made me wonder, what if.

Anthropologie tie dye couch

The charm of this piece is in the pattern mix, elevating it from an arts and crafts project to a truly eclectic statement piece. I do love the idea, and it looks lovely along with this rich textured teal wall and rug.

But then I try picturing it in my living room, and everything falls apart for me.

 

tie dye silk settee

Chairish seller Crystal is hand-painting a tie-dye effect on silks and leathers in a bold mix of colors to great success. The final product is totally hippie luxe and I dig it to the max. I’d love to see one of these pieces styled in a soaring foyer with a lovely wrapping black staircase and a brass chandelier so sparkly.

 

 

Tie Dye Sofa Domaine Home

Domaine scooped up this little ditty a while back. This is the most successful outcome that my mind conjures when I think of the tie-dye project for my own sofa slip cover, but we all know that it’s a slim chance that I’d actually pull it off with such success. I suppose I could just go solid navy and call it a day until I really grow up and get a new couch. Did I just talk myself out of this tie-dye sofa idea? Growing up is lame.

So, what do you think? You gonna rock one in your hippie den?

 

UPDATE ON MY TIE DYE SOFA!

I wrote this post in January 2015, and after sitting on the idea for just a couple months, I did it. I had my couch tie-dyed.

Well, mineral-washed to be exact. I wrestled my Ikea Karlstad slipcover off and I took it down to Kevin at Brother’s Dye House and he did the deed.

More info here on the post about MY TIE DYE SOFA.

Tie Dye Sofa by The Estate of Things Betsy Moyer

 

ANOTHER UPDATE

This post continues to get love via Google! So, for as long as it does, I suppose I will keep it updated with interesting products that enter market. Since this initial post we’ve also seen the launch of Justina Blakeney’s collaboration with Los Angeles manufacturer Jonathan Louis. It’s available for a killer price at Living Spaces.

 

 

Not ready to commit to the full sofa? Try a couple of throw pillows instead! Here some we love!

 

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