Soft Interior Designs-Web Snippet

Sharing this one because the colors are soft and subtle, and the open layout is just perfect. Happy Decorating!

 Images via House of Turquoise

Mega Monday: 10 Beautiful Colors for Any Room in Your Home

Room #1: Lively Colorful Kitchen

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How about this one?

The colors are fun and lively, and I could just cook in this kitchen all day (which would be a first considering my husband does all the cooking). I like the way the designer mismatched the cabinetry. The glass tile backsplash is also cool. It reminds me of another post that had a darker colored glass tile backsplash. 

The orange bar stools work perfect in the room, and who doesn’t love a big bowl of green apples??

Great room. What do you guys think?

Room#2: Colorful Kids Space

Eclectic Kids by Amsterdam Media & Bloggers Holly Marder

I bet my 6 year old would have a fit in this room-but I know she wouldn’t keep it clean 

The swing is just too adorable, and I really like the shelves. They’re high enough for parents to put stuff away and not worry about kids taking the stuff out and leaving it on the floor. Those high shelves would be a great place for blocks-wink

The tree wall decal is perfect in the space, as is the lighting.Lively room for an adorable kid (that will keep their toys picked up.)

You agree?

Room#3: Orange Cheery Accessories

Eclectic Bedroom by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators betsy burnham

Orange is a great color to pair with any neutral toned room. The accessories give this space all of its character, and that’s pretty cool because you can always create a “new character” by switching out the small things.

 I wish we could see more of the bed and the headboard. The lamp is cute. 

Would you use orange accessories in any of your spaces?

Room#4: Simple. Colorful and Free

Eclectic Living Room by Athens Photographers Corynne Pless

This room makes me want to just flop on the couch and play family games. It’s very inviting and airy. I’m really feeling the colors and the art. I also noticed that there’s plenty of seating in this space as well. 

Looking past this room into the second seating area, I couldn’t help but notice the trunk being used as a table. I love when I see that in designs. Makes me want to find an old trunk somewhere

Are you feeling this room?

Room#5: Eclectic Masterpiece

Eclectic Living Room by Omaha Interior Designers & Decorators Birdhouse Interior Design

I’ve always been a big fan of wall art-and this room has a lot of it. It’s definitely an eclectic room that does a great job of offering a warm feeling. I like that the frames are all different sizes and shapes. The sofa is a hodge podge of color and fabrics, and there’s no real defining space. Every little area has something to offer, making the entire room the focal point. 

I see that the designer has anchored the couches with lamps and tables on each end. 

Nice job here

Room#6: Beautiful, Warm and Colorful

Traditional Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Kim Parker Interiors

The first thing that I noticed about this room is the space. It’s pretty big and has plenty of seating. Without the colors, this space wouldn’t be as inviting as it is. The rug does a great job tying together the pieces in the rest of the room, and I also noticed that there’s no shortage of lighting.

 This is definitely an inspirational space, and a good example of how you can use many different colors in a room and create  beautiful look.

  Love it How about you?

Room#7: Modern, Colorful and Fun

Contemporary Living Room by Huntington Interior Designers & Decorators Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors

Loads of color on top of a neutral palette and clean lines makes for the prefect space. This modern room is really inviting and fresh. Kind of reminds you of a place where you can go and sip a glass of wine and write a book.

The animal print on the sides of the chair and on the pillow add a funky feel to the space. The green is a vivacious color and just seems to bring the whole room together. 

You know I’m a fan of orange, and it matches well in this space. Love the table and the wall art. This is one of my favorites today.

Room#8: Welcome Home- Beautiful

Traditional Family Room by Gastonia Interior Designers & Decorators Nancy Taylor Lynch Interior Design, Inc.

Lovely, colorful and inviting. That’s pretty much all I can say about this one. There are so many things to look at and oodles of color to take in. 

Can I just have the dog?? It’s too cute and makes the picture that much more interesting, The colors in the rug seem to pick up on the patters in the pillows and chairs. I think the designer has done an excellent job showing how a room can be playful and functional at the same time. 

Room#9: Just Fabulous 

Traditional Bedroom by Chicago Home Builders Schumacher Homes

Care for a nap?

Everything about this room screams comfort and great attention to detail. The pictures above the bed are perfectly scaled, and the bedside lamps and tables fit well. I like the miss matched pillows on the bed, and the overall color of the room. Of course, the highlight is the ceiling-it’s gorgeous!!  Can I just say that I could never convince my husband to use all those different colors

Beautiful, colorful space. Im really happy to share this one. 

Room#10: Cool, Calm and Colorful

Traditional Living Room by Austin Architects & Designers Mary DeWalt Design Group

There’s that green again

OK. The view is definitely a plus for this room. The green gives it some life while the blue and beige adds a calming atmosphere. Th floor plan o open, which makes it easy for people in the different spaces to communicate freely. I think I like the chairs more than the couches, but I appreciate the couches because of the chairs. To me, this room is perfect in every way. Hats off to the designers here. 

So, that’s it for Mega Monday. Which room is your favorite? Would you be so kind and take the poll below?

Feature Friday: Check out DIY Showoff

It’s Friday! Woot Woot

Time to kick back and relax (and get ready for that Saturday DIY project you’ve been putting off all week)

I’m doing something different on Fridays, and I call it Feature Friday. This day is all about highlighting a super cool DIY blogger that has some great tips and inspiration to offer.

Raise the Roof for Roeshel at DIY Showoff

The Feature Friday heavyweight champion belt winner this week goes to Roeshel, over at DIY Showoff. Her website goes in depth with projects and inspirational pics that I think we all can learn a thing or two from. She also posted a home video showing all of the things that she’s done to her home thus far. Love every room


The family room pics (featured in this post)are what captured my attention. The room is colorful and airy, and cheerful, and fun. If this is your style, you should definitely head over to the blog.

I found the website while browsing ideas for my own living room makeover (which I’ll start on in a few weeks) and thought hmm, this looks cool. I’m glad I followed my first mind 

 Roeshel has built a community of readers that are always eager to see what she’s working on next. Her blog has been featured in several publications including House Beautiful, This Old House and Martha Stewart Living.

Anywho, it’s a great inspirational blog and she seems like a great gal. Let’s keep our eyes and ears posted to DIYShowoff and see what Roeshel comes up with next!

And, after you visit, come back and let me know what you think J

Happy Decorating

DIY Interior Design Ideas: Don’t Sleep on Pink

Ok, before I saw these pics, the thought of a pink room never crossed my mind. I’m not the “frilly” type, but more of a blur collar, rugged girl (I’m a Detroiter). I’m glad to be able to add pink paint to my list of DIY interior design ideas. Hopefully you guys will like these too.

Pink Elegance

Eclectic Living Room design by Boston Interior Designer MANDARINA STUDIO interior design

This is a beautiful room! It’s elegant and definitely full of ideas that you can implement in your own pink space. I think the dark woods on the molding and furniture help to bring this room together. I also like that there are several shades of pink in the room.
How about that rug-are you feeling that? I love it!

A Room for a Queen

Eclectic Bedroom design by Los Angeles Interior Designer Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design

OK, how much would you pay to stay in a hotel room decked out like this one? What a splendid way to use pink paint. Besides the beautiful wall mural, the next best trophy in this room is the crown molding. It works in every way and gives the space a royal feeling. This is a look that can definitely be achieved at home.
What about that bed? I’m really feeling the headboard.

An Eclectic Dream

Spaces design

What a charming, eclectic space. This room says “Welcome to my humble abode. May some of my creativity and style wear off on you as you exit.”
I was trying to stay focused on the color of the walls, but my eye kept wandering over to the fireplace. Those look like plates .
What do you feel about the room? Is it too much for you, or does the design fit you in every way? I really like the furniture. It seems to bring all the pieces together.

Such a Lively Pink

Traditional Living Room design by St Louis Interior Designer Joni Spear Interior Design

This room is full of life! I like the deeper pink and the way it works with the rest of the colors in the room. This is on my list of DIY interior design ideas that I would try with a sitting room. It doesn’t look terribly hard to accomplish. The built-ins could be replaced with individual wall shelves or a tall book shelf.

Doesn’t Get Any Better than This

Eclectic Home Office design by New York Photographer Rikki Snyder

I love this room! It speaks volumes about the person that tolls away at the sewing machine (I’m jealous because I never learned to sew) and has an almost “powerful” look to it. I would definitely assume that the person that works in here doesn’t take any B.S.

From the storage area, to the wainscoting, to the wall paper, everything blends together perfectly! Kudos to Rikki Snyder

So, that concludes my pink review (for now anyway). Do any of these rooms spark your inspiration? My DIY interior design ideas list just got a tad bit longer.

Leave comments! I would love to hear from you!

Until next time…

Interior Paint Color Ideas: Is Black the Color for You?

I got a phone call from a friend a yesterday and she wanted to know if she should paint a room black.

I told her that there are certainly some spaces where black would be appropriate (like a home theater room) and that she should paint the room whatever color she wanted to. After listening to her go back and forth about her decision, I told her that I would find some pics of black rooms so that she would have a better idea of what types of design themes she should go with. I have them posted here for your review as well.

After talking with her, I felt compelled to let people know that there is no right or wrong interior paint color idea. You can and should paint the room in the colors that you like. Once you do that, then the decorating and designing of the individual space should occur. There are colorful accessories that will make any room shine no matter how dark or light it is.

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So, let’s be clear. It’s your house and you should do whatever you like. Now, with that being said, I also feel inclined to tell you that you may have a hell of a time painting a light color over the black paint if you decide to change the color. But even that’s a small issue, as there are many different commercial primers available at Home Depot and other home improvement stores that will do the job just fine. Also, you may want to have a black accent wall instead of painting the entire room black (I also mentioned this to my friend) Accent walls add bursts of color without taking away from the other elements in the space.

Whatever you decide, I would love to see pics so please send them to [email protected]

Until  next time…

Decorating a Living Room: 5 Accent Pieces You Must Have

Decorating a living room can be a blast, as long as you have the right pieces to add.

Now, I’m going to keep this short but there are five accent pieces that you cannot do without when decorating your space. So without further ado, let’s get right into this!

1. Throw Pillows

Your sofa may look a tad bit pathetic if you don’t have the right throw pillows. They don’t have to be anything fancy, but please don’t get them the same exact color as the couch. Also, if you have nice pillows you may just want to reupholster them and give them a good sprucing up. Adding extra cushion and a few buttons here and there make a big difference.

Check out these throw pillows that I found on I don’t know if they are your taste, but I could definitely see myself lounging on these puppies!

2. Lamps

A nice lamp will do wonders for a boring design. It doesn’t matter if the lamp is tall or short; if it sits on the floor or on a table. The only thing that matters is that it’s there and that you place it in an area  where it will be seen and get some respect! Decorating a living room without lamps is like preparing a cake with no batter.(Ok,I know that was a bit dramatic, but you get my point!)

Here are a few suggestions again, from my favorite place, Amazon. Oh, and if you click on the pictures, you’ll go straight to the store.

3. Vases

No, you don’t have to be into flowers to have a collection of beautiful vases. These little beauties come in all different shapes and sizes. You should be able to find some to fit any décor or budget. A dusty old table can be brought to life with a new vase, and so could a shelf or mantle piece. These make decorating a living room way too easy!

More favs from Amazon!

4. Small Table

You don’t need a large table to decorate your living room. Find a piece that could fit in a corner, or something that could be used as a small cocktail table. End tables work great in smaller living rooms. You don’t want to add too much, but just enough to be comfortable and entertain with ease. Ottomans could also do the trick (just make sure the color isn’t too light)

Check out these tables…


5. Wall Art

I know you didn’t think I was going to recommend you decorate a room without something on the walls???You could go with bare windows, but the walls definitely need something to make them pop! Pictures or wall decals would work fine, just as long as they accent the theme of the room. This is my last suggestion, but its definitely not the least. If you want your living room to say “Look at Me” definitely put something on the walls.

More inspiration….

One more thing about the wall art. I am a HUGE fan of wall decals (as you can see I have an entire page dedicated to it.) So be sure to check it out if you want more wall art inspiration!

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Until next time…