Design That Makes Me Smile
Fall 2017

Do you ever see something that just makes you feel warm inside? Maybe it's a puppy, maybe it's a piece of birthday cake, or maybe it's really, really good design. For me it'd be all 3, but this is a design blog, so I'm going to post my top 5 photo finds this month.

Reflecting on this month's Top 5, we're seeing a trend. I mean -- it's quite obvious we're going super Scandinavian this season and I'm not bothered by that one bit. I think it's because of the new, bright apartment we're now in, I'm less about dark accents and into a really light, bright palate focusing on texture & pattern. I think this is because this is exactly the opposite of what I'm stuck with right now, and thats OKAY - because good design comes with time, but wow would I do anything to snap my fingers and my living room would look like image #3!

Design Scope 
Streamlined vs Eclectic


Inspiration ⟶

Project Scope ⟶

Space : Master Bedroom

Price Point : Under $2,500

Client Specifics : No hard edges, no striking colors, love white — amp up the texture!

Final Thoughts ⟶

Clean vs. Eclectic – What a showdown! I really enjoyed working with this space. This submission was inspired by texture. Rather than loading the space up with color, we chose to utilize the texture & shape provided by the pieces themselves. Choosing to stick with a main color palette of B&W, we were able to add an element of sophistication to the space. With the addition of the bamboo blinds, succulents/plant and jute area rug, we created an oasis-like space combining the crisp streamlined B&W look with texture provided by natural elements. The battle between streamlined and “contemporary eclectic” is always a tough one – how to stay clean & modern – while adding a twist of uniqueness to the space. I think we found a happy medium!


☞ All Photoshop renderings are sourced and created by Carolynne Kelly. Inspiration images are for inspiration purpose only. I will always link to the origin of posting if possible. The renderings posted on this blog are slightly altered out of respect for my clients and their personalized & curated designs.