Posts Tagged ‘nailheads’

I am working on three projects right now where I was pulled in during the schematic phase.  One is an addition/renovation, and the other two are new construction.  I am excited about each of them and the teams involved.

I love being hired for a project early on, as there is a synergistic effect that takes place among creative minds that results in a more beautiful home.   It’s important to hire all members of your team early on, as this makes changes occur sooner rather than once ground has been broken (which saves you $$$).

Working on a home from ground up is like birthing a baby-  I become vested more and more each day  and I grow to love each of them for different reasons.
As I am discussing interior details on each of these projects, I have been looking to Pinterest for inspiration.    Here are a few I have pinned for certain reasons…..

 

I love this hardware. We have spent some time picking out hardware for #ProjectExpansion, and this is very similar to what we selected for their home.

 

unlacquered brass

Image from vingettedesign.net

 

#ProjectExpansion has a door at the end of a hallway, and we are going to create something like this for uniqueness and detail.  I love how a simple wall here has become a beautiful focal point. We are creating a jib door to a linen closet that will be hidden by nails and leather.  With it being a focal point, leaving it as an ordinary door just wouldn’t cut it.

 

Love this nailhead detail in the entry...clean and sophisticated

Image from lucyandcompanyblog.blogspot.com

 

This bathroom is beautiful. The waterfall countertops and cabinets create a more modern and clean look, and you will see something similar in style for the master.

 

modern

Image from rsassoc.com

 

These floors remind me we are going to create a pattern out of wood on one of the floors in our #LakeTuscaloosa project.  While the pattern will be different than this one and the color of the wood tweaked (we haven’t even broken ground), it’s going to be just-if not more-beautiful.

 

bleached chevron flooring

Image from blog.ethnicchic.com

 

As mentioned in a previous post, your bedroom should be a place to retreat, and this window seat screams that to me. The #LakeTuscaloosa home is home to girls and we are working on incorporating a cozy niche/window seat in at least one of the bedrooms.

Don’t you want to curl up with a good book?!  I do!

 

Nick Olsen children's bedroom in AD, photo by Pieter Estersohn

Image from Architectural Digest

 

The placement of this powder room under the stairs is exactly what we are creating in  #ProjectVestavia.  I love how it is tucked away, not only by being under the stairs, but by being hidden within the woodwork.

 

Image from Pinterest

 

As you can see, Pinterest is one of my “go-to’s” when I am looking to be inspired.  There is nothing better than crawling in bed with my Ipad at the end of a long day and pinning a few images to make my creative juices flow.

 

If you’d like to see more pretty pins I have found, come follow me.    I’d love to hear from you.

 

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dana

 

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Finding Inspiration In Your Surroundings

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What inspires me?

One day, it may be the mixing of textures such as iron and raw wood, and on another, it may be a picture or something I come across in nature.

Lately, I have been inspired by subtle details that take a room from pretty to fabulous. Notice how paying attention to the particulars can make such a difference in a space.

Are you familar with the website, www.pinterest.com ? If not, browse through when you have some time as you will find your own inspiration.

1.  Nailheads. Nailheads are modern, chic, and a great way to customize a piece.  Here are some great examples of how they can add just the right touch.

nailheads on a bookcase (from habituallychic.blogspot.com)

 

the nailheads MAKE this settee (from http://eclecticrevisited.wordpress.com/)

This room is just gorgeous to me.  I love how it looks like the items in the room have been collected over time, but don’t be fooled…. the attention to detail is there.   Look at the nailhead design on the loveseat, the banding on the drapes, and even the strategic placement of the books.  This room makes me want to curl up and read one.

nailheads define this board (pinned by Marianna Stephens)

Who doesn’t need a bulletin board in an office space?   The nailhead detail here makes a common item look a little more finished and unique.

2.  Chevrons – From throws to dresses to fabrics, the chevron pattern is everywhere.  Here it is as an area rug, and notice how much the pattern (and color!) adds to the room.

chevon! (from theblondebrunette.com)

 

3. Patterned wood — Wood is a classic I love to incorporate into my interiors when possible, as there is nothing quite like it.  The texture and patina of an old piece of wood is hard to replicate.

Notice the impact of the wood on the ceiling in this room?  I love how they have carried what looks like rough sawn wood from the ceiling down one wall, while adding painted wood paneling to the room.  Beautiful! I cannot wait for the perfect space to incorporate this idea.

(from remodelista.com)

 

4.  Lots of light – Windows, window, and more windows!  Aren’t they beautiful? Why?  Because natural light equates instant beauty.

(from gallery.me.com)

(from houzz.com)

 

…and here’s a combination of light and amazing wood detail to give you an idea of what stunning looks like:

(from tartanscot.blogspot.com)

 

I hope you’ve been as inspired as I have by these ideas and photographs.    I see so much creativity out there, and it’s fun to share.  Tell me, what inspires you?