Hi, it’s Betsy.
I’m moved by all things black and white plus wood lately! Just can’t stop pinning this fantastic combo in many different iterations.
My favorite thing about this job that we’re doing here, is immersing ourselves in design inspiration and then interpreting all that we’ve seen into our own spaces.
I love so many styles, from the sentimental and maximalist touches of boho to the rustic mix of farmhouse modern and of course the midcentury time capsule homes that are ubiquitous here in So Cal. Plus part of me still pines for the style of the cottage and craftsman homes that pepper the state streets of Southern Pines.
A little bit of all of that has made it into own home, and of course lots of it is apparent in my inspiration file.
I’m happy to take from all of these styles and use what I like and what I feel works in my own home.
Thanks to Sarah, I’ve honed in on a look for my new house to aspire to.
One trend that has emerged, both in my inspirations and in practice, is the black and white plus wood combo.
Let’s have a look at some of the inspiration images I have been referencing.
From Becki Owens
Of course, as a color lover, I like to see these elements play as a backdrop to other lively textures and pops of hue.
In our home, we’re working with colorful accents in the way of boho rugs, diy art projects and a boat load of ever-changing African Indigo inventory for SHOP TEOT. Throw in some global textiles, a vibrant vegetable dyed Persian pattern, a little fur for texture, plus some plant life and you have what, in my mind, is the winning combination of the moment.
We’ll call it California Eclectic! It’s a work in progress.
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