My Favorite Mirrors

Design by  Caroline Sharpnack
 

Mirrors are a necessity in every house. They are a beautiful piece of wall decor that can be both functional and decorative. I like to decorate with mirrors in spaces that already have a lot of art work to help add another element to the space. They can be used in any room such as above your family room fireplace, in a foyer as you walk in, or in a dining room for decor. Strategically placed, mirrors can be functional pieces of art work. If you position a mirror across from a window it will reflect the natural light and make a dark room brighter! I also love how easily they can make a space look bigger, especially by using large floor mirrors. They come in endless styles and finishes, you will find a perfect one for every home. Here are some a my favorites!

 
Design by  Geremia Design

My Favorite Desks

It’s back to school already and I can’t believe it. While finding the perfect spot for your kid to be productive, why not have a little fun and revamp your own office space? Work and household responsibilities can be daunting, but doing them in a room or on a piece of furniture that makes you happy can make all the difference. These are some of my ultimate favorite desks to choose. A little bit of traditional, a little bit of modern, and a little bit of eclectic, I’ve got it covered. Good luck!

My Favorite Consoles

Consoles are one of my favorite furniture pieces. It’s highly functional, serving as a catchall for an entry or a place to set a drink behind your sofa. I love how it can be purposeful in every room, even if only as a decorative item. Consoles come in endless materials, colors, shapes, and sizes and can light up any styled room whether it be a traditional sitting room or an ultra modern bedroom. The versatility makes it easy to design with. Depending on the selected style, you can stick ottomans underneath for additional seating or even baskets for more storage. A few of my favorites are below!

Design by  Black & Milk

Design by Black & Milk

Design by  The Works

Design by The Works

 

Project Spotlight: Paoli Manor Home

Working on this cozy family room retreat is so much fun! Built in the late 1800’s, this historic colonial holds a lot of character and endless possibilities to enhance its unique details. The client’s have a beautiful original built-in bookcase that was converted to hide away their TV as well. I wanted to make the bookcase the center of attention in the room and chose a rich blue paint color that will keep the space bright. They like to entertain so I maximized the seating with a comfortable sectional and a pair of separate lounge chairs. The ottoman can also be used as additional seating when needed. The lighting in this room has been updated with sufficient can lights, but the semi-flush mount light, sconce, and floor lamp helps to personalize the space a bit more. This custom rug from Restoration Hardware is simply gorgeous! I love the massive size and how it really helps to bring everything together.

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The color palette in this particular room is very neutral. The client’s like the color blue and green, but were really loving the idea of keeping this room as light as possible because the lack of natural light. The wall color Simply White by Sherwin Williams helps to open the space up and really showcased their existing art work. The rug is also a solid choice, making it a shiny grey that popped against their oak hardwood floors. All of the furniture and accessories I chose lean towards modern, but make subtle vintage nods. The tufts on the bench ottoman, the stain glass print on the pillow, the antique gold finishes, and the swing arm sconce are all details that keep the history of the house intact while giving the space an updated look. Amazing how everything is coming together and I can’t wait to see the finished product.

1.  Four Hands  2.  Cisco Brothers  3.  Anthropologie  4.  Bernhardt  5.  Visual Comfort  6.  Calligaris  7.  Bo Concept  8.  Restoration Hardware  9.  Circa Lighting  10.  Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams  11.  Restoration Hardware  12.  John Robshaw  13.  Anthropologie  14.  Pottery Barn  15. Wall Color: Sherwin Williams- Simply White; Built-In: Benjamin Moore-Eclipse

1. Four Hands 2. Cisco Brothers 3. Anthropologie 4. Bernhardt 5. Visual Comfort 6. Calligaris 7. Bo Concept 8. Restoration Hardware 9. Circa Lighting 10. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 11. Restoration Hardware 12. John Robshaw 13. Anthropologie 14. Pottery Barn 15. Wall Color: Sherwin Williams- Simply White; Built-In: Benjamin Moore-Eclipse