Sweet Summer Style: Blackberry Farm Inspiration

They say summer is the time for a little rest and relaxation, and I couldn’t agree more. Although you can usually find me in the studio working with to create fab classically current interiors for our clients, I’ve already daydreamed my way through two summer-inspired style boards this season (you can find them and ). This week, I couldn’t help but gather my latest inspirations into one more summer-filled style board! For this design, I was inspired by one of my favorite summer destinations, .

For those unfamiliar with this sweet summer escape located in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Blackberry Farm serves as a luxurious, rustic getaway for anyone looking to leave the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the great outdoors with a glass of wine from a local vineyard in hand- two of my favorite things!

See how I created a classic farm look to bring this quaint, southern charm into an interior design.

Summer Interior

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How to Layer Pattern like a Pro!

When it comes to the , patterns are a huge priority for me to create a unique and dynamic space.  While I often stick with a sophisticated mix of solid fabrics in in a home, mixing patterns can be challenging and fun, and will elevate the overall aesthetic of a room. Doing this the “right” way can be the hallmark of a professional interior designer or decorator. Here are my top three guidelines that I personally subscribe to when layering pattern on pattern on pattern!

Pattern Layering Interior

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Layer on the Texture!

Bringing a richly layered room to life requires each individual element to stand on its own and to blend together with the rest of the space. This is a fun and challenging task and why I love my job as an interior designer! In addition to incorporating color and pattern, multitudes of texture are an integral part of any interior design. From walls and ceilings to creative uses of natural elements, the possibilities to add texture to a room are endless!

Classic Interior

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Wow with White

I absolutely love what a pop of color or a splash of pattern can do for an interior, but what about a monochromatic interior? For the daring designer, this delicate-yet-bold approach to interior design can produce a stunning finished product.

White’s timeless versatility allows an interior designer to create a multitude of looks. From modern and luxurious, to cozy and welcoming, white has the ability to showcase it all!

Here are some tips to consider when working with an all white palette.

All White Bathroom

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Sidekick Side Tables

I’ve often noted that every piece of an interior plays an integral part in the symphony of the room; side tables are no exception! Although they naturally fall into a supporting role (pun intended), these pieces can make a fabulous statement.

From various heights, shapes, styles and functionality, the options are endless! Don’t let this petite accent get the best of you. Let’s first focus on the proper height of your accent for the next time you’re on the hunt.

Houston Interior

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Summer Holiday Inspiration: Martha’s Vineyard

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend quickly approaching, I’ve been thinking about the many interior (and exterior) design possibilities perfect for summer celebrations and family barbecues.

For those who haven’t visited Martha’s Vineyard, this quaint summer destination spot, located just south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, oozes charm through its light houses, sandy shores and harbor town cottages. Being an island, the only way to get there is by ferry or air-so refreshing!

Inspired by this iconic summer colony, I created a style board that emulates the character of Martha’s Vineyard!

 

Summer Interior

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Interior: June Finds

We are now halfway through 2016 (so hard to believe!), and as each month passes, the team finds new and interesting styles or pieces that we like to pull from for inspiration in our fabulous, Classically Current designs.

Here are some favorite finds we spotted in June that are sure to elevate our interiors!

Molly Hatch Ceramics

“I love new take on the classic blue and white ginger jar look. Her large art pieces, all done on plates, create a large scale piece of art that is made up of beautiful little pieces. A fabulous twist on the typical china displayed on the dining wall with a wonderful European feel.” – Ohorona24.in.uamansky, President and Creative Director

Plate Wall Decor

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Inspired Everywhere: Austin

From the of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona to the in my hometown of Houston, design inspiration is all around us. This is especially true in the eclectic capital of the Lone Star State!

A quick drive from Houston, Austin is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway and a dose of whimsical inspiration. On a recent trip with my husband, Michael, we hit some of our favorite spots and discovered some new places where we are sure to return.

In a city full of unique charm and plenty to see, here are some of the places I was inspired in Austin.

Austin Design

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Stylish Surfaces

Fabulous interior design does not happen overnight. From space planning and furniture procurement to selecting fixtures and finishes, the interior is an artful blending of many different aspects that come together in the end to create a fabulously unique design. While every aspect of the design is important to the overall aesthetic, it always comes down to the last details to really bring a room together.

It’s for this reason, that I take great care to add the perfect finishing touches to my classically current designs, and tabletops and other surfaces make the perfect opportunities to get creative with even the smallest details!

Classic Interior Living Room

Here are some of my favorite ways to create stylish counters and tabletops with a variety of simple accessorizes.

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Interior: Summer Styles

There’s no question that summer has arrived in Houston and with a new season comes new interior design obsessions! Despite the rising temperatures, the “dog days of summer” have yet to set in and our is as busy as ever creating fabulous interiors for our clients. Along the way, we have certainly uncovered some new design gems.

From splatter paint artwork to rocky crystals, here are some summer must-haves that we just can’t get enough of around the office!

Splatter Paint Wall Painting

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