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Design by  Bobeche Interiors

I don’t know if it’s because I have my first sewing class this weekend and my world has all of sudden been opened up to brilliant quilters, BUT I am digging the patchwork style and it’s comeback to interior design. This look doesn’t stop at just textiles, they look stunning in flooring like tile and wood and in wall applications such as wallpaper and backsplashes. Talented sewers are incorporating patchwork into their modern spaces giving it a surprisingly updated look that I swear you will love. Need proof? Check out these gorgeous designs below. Time to dig out your Grandma’s timeless blanket or your sewing machine and get to work!

Design by  Studio Morton

Design by Studio Morton

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My Favorite Ottomans

Who doesn’t love a good ottoman? I enjoy putting my feet up at the end of the day and an ottoman is a perfect place to do just that. What is wonderful is that not only are they meant for your feet, but also to sit on. I use them when designing for client’s who like to entertain. It’s a great way to add extra seating in a smaller environment. Ottomans are a furniture piece that anyone can have in their home, whether it be a traditional one with bamboo detailing or a modern lucite ottoman. They add texture and color and are a perfect accessory with a punch of personality. These are just a few of my favorites to use!

 
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Design by  Sims Hilditch

Design by Sims Hilditch

Project Spotlight: Wyola Home

This is a small master bedroom design for a lovely couple in Wyola. Located in a colonial townhome, this is the absolute perfect size for a bedroom. It’s so nice and cozy and leaves the right amount of space for the king bed and a small accent chair. There is a small window that is 6’ from the floor, which the bed fits perfectly under. The other 2 windows are situated at 3’ from the floor leaving lots of natural light to shine through. The door leads to the hallway and the open entry leads to the master walk in closet and bathroom. I wanted to leave this space open for a nice flow.

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The couple wanted the room to have a classic feel with traditional touches that were updated. I started by finding the bed, being that it is the focal point in the space. I chose this handsome tufted one from Restoration Hardware in a rich and warm brown tone. The nightstands are a neutral seagrass that add so much texture to the space. I love these sconces being that they are classy and functional. The black and gold finish tie in the other hardware finishes in the room. This comfy channeled chair from Cisco Brothers is simply adorable, I love how understated it is while lending the room so much character. The bench and the dresser are both pieces that help keep the colonial style alive! They loved soft blues which I brought out in the accent pillows and bedding. The deep blue rug helps to anchor the space and will help transform the bedroom into a cozy retreat after a long day.

Project Spotlight: North Portal Home

Teaming up with old client’s is the best. Especially when they are a joy to work with and have good taste (just like this family). They live in DC, and although I no longer live there I wanted to help design a new office space for them. The office is part of a master bedroom so I wanted to decorate it with the accompanying furniture in mind. They have an existing walnut low platform bed and a black leather chair. I wanted it to be a contemporary and neutral room with pops of color brought in through the art work. There is an empty corner where I wanted to create an alternate table top workspace with 2 accent chairs where you could sit and relax and soak in all of the morning light. I chose to keep the main office units a similar walnut finish to the bed. I also added floating cabinets above the desk and filing system for additional storage. The bench cushion and pillow was a nice touch to soften all of these hard surfaces. I liked the idea of replacing their existing honeycomb shades with these roman shades to add another light and airy texture to the office nook.

Art work from  Minted  and  Juniper and Briggs

Art work from Minted and Juniper and Briggs

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Lighting from  CB2  art work from  Minted

Lighting from CB2 art work from Minted

 

The walls is where I wanted to have a little fun and add a punch of color and pattern. For the desk wall I chose to break up the floating walnut cabinets with art work leaning against the cabinet and hanging on the wall. I love mixing mediums so this photography and abstract painting go well together and add a bit of interest.

For the wall near the table I imagined a very long extending sconce that would drape over the bistro table. These sconces are so neat and I’ve been dying to use them in a space. They make such a statement while be functional too. The large art work will fit nicely on the wall. The black and white works well with the modern vibe in the space, but the floral itself lends to a traditional look that fits the colonial architecture of the home.

For the window wall I thought this would be the perfect place for family photos. It’s a very personal space being that it is a home office and a bedroom. Either doing black and whites or color here would work. There are 2 different design scenarios I gave them; a more structured look and a gallery wall, both would look fantastic. I think matching the frames is important here and a black or silver frame would really pull the other elements in the space together.