Tuesday, May 31, 2011

new {milk + honey home}

I am sure to be doing some shopping while I am Spain and Italy but first I may just have to treat myself to some of the new items that recently arrived at Milk and Honey Home. They really always have the best cake stands (I already own one of theirs) and the newest one may just be my next purchase.

Monday, May 30, 2011

and I am off...

Today is the day that we finally depart for our European adventure! Although our final destination is Italy we will be spending the first day in Madrid and thought it was only appropriate to share some inspiration from my favorite Spanish interior design magazine, nuevo estilo, to get me in the mood! I definitely wouldn't mind enjoying tapas in either of these dining areas...

And although I will be spending some time away from the computer (or trying) I do have some posts lined up for while I am away!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

a sweet slumber

How could you not sleep well in this bedroom designed by Kelly Wearstler for the hotel, maison 140!? It plush, luxurious and perfect blend of textures. I especially love the wood grain appearance of the wallpaper, shape of the headboard and wall of mirrors--all just divine.

(via california homes and lifestyles blog)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

punch of plum

At the moment I am completely swooning over the elegant and dramatic punch of plum purple. Although these rooms all embrace different design styles the impact the color adds is still the same...

(via marianne evennou, house and garden and m. design)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

packing list {italian riviera}

I spent most of this past weekend trying to strategically pack for my first European visit. My bag is a small one and I am attempting to fit in attire for the beach, country and city--it is proving difficult. I thought I should start one setting at a time and this would absolutely be my ideal items for the Italian Riviera portion of the trip...

(calyspo celle bathing suit, dvf dress, marc jacobs seagrass tote, winifred grace bangles, belle by sigerson flats)
If you're planning a trip and need a new suitcase to pack all your stuff into then why not check out the Very store, where there are loads of different designs. It's great when you can match your style to your personality, even with luggage.

Monday, May 23, 2011

jaw dropping perfection

In a post, whenever I say "my jaw dropped" my boyfriend likes to poke fun and asks if my jaw really truly dropped. I am happy to saw that in this case not only did my jaw dropped but I gasped. The home of Erin Fetherson is just perfection--I love every detail, ever color, every fabric, and the romantic (without being fussy) feel throughout.

You can see more of her jaw dropping home at vogue.com.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

'tis the season...

...for al fresco dining. I may have mentioned that I am going to Italy in little over a week (ok, I know I have mentioned it but I am just a wee bit excited) and I just officially made my first dinner reservation (in Italian)! I am so excited to experience Italian cuisine and even more so to enjoy a rustic dinner outdoors looking over the tuscan countryside....

(veranda, elle decor and casa viva)
Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

a modern cave

A modern cave--sounds like an oxymoron but it this particular "cave" is just that! The rough stone and terra cotta tile are a lovely backdrop for the modern fixtures, furniture and hardware. There is there something so nostalgic and refreshing about this eat in kitchen and I am stunned by the way the room is anything but dark. Truly an inspiring and natural space.

(via interiores)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

dining in the dark

Dark colors can easily make a room seem, well, dark. These dining rooms are anything but that. They perfectly blend the drama of dark slate with stark white to create rooms full of interest and contrast. And those amazing wood floors--don't even get me started, sigh.
(via d magazine and boston magazine)

Monday, May 16, 2011

bright blue {cabinetry}

They are whimsical, bold and fresh and sure to make a statement--bright blue cabinets. They are also just pretty darn fun...

(chicago home and garden, unknown, house and leisure)

Friday, May 13, 2011

layers of patterns

Serene bedrooms full of pale colors, simple pieces and casual styling are certainly desirable for relaxation but what about in the morning when you need to be energized? This tribal style bedroom full of color and layered in patterns would be the perfect room in which to jump start my day and maybe even finally get me to a hot yoga class in the morning!

(via style at home)
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

shades of gray {dream home 2011}

The 2011 Dream Home certainly shows off every shade of gray—from deep charcoal to pale pewter. If you are looking to add this color to your home these rooms provide fantastic inspiration with their textures, treatments and pieces.

(images via Dream Home 2011)
What about these rooms inspired you the most? I particularly love the textured walls of the office and the antique mirror mounted in the fireplace.

Monday, May 9, 2011

current cravings {classic coastal}

Maybe it is because I will be headed to the beach (one in Italy!) soon but I am completely drawn to sand and sea inspired colors. If I am ever lucky enough to have a beach home you can be sure that these classic and jaw dropping pieces can be found in it...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

triple threat

Why have one chandelier or one pane of a glass wall when you can have three?

(via british home and garden)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

still loving {burnt orange + powder blue}

Your taste in interior design may evolve but there are always going to be those elements you always come back to. For me, that mostly relates to color palettes. I have always loved complementary color combinations and none as much as burnt orange and powder blue--especially when softened with a floral motif...

(via melanie acevedo and christina murphy)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

hot tin {ceiling}

When I first glanced at this room I thought it looked very functional but nothing spectacular and then I looked at the ceiling in the kitchen--an ornate tin (I think) panel that makes this space anything but ordinary. I adore tin tiles and think it is such an unexpected way to define the kitchen area and juxtapose the sleek lines in the space.

(via elle interior)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

candy colored therapy

It is a rainy spring morning here in Wyoming, which to be honest I really don't mind because it makes the smell of the spring to come even stronger. However, I could use a few pops of candy color to counteract the gray in the skies. These pieces could easily do that any day of the year...
(kate spade bangle, cb2 pillow, calypso celle scarf and trina turk rug)

Monday, May 2, 2011

kitchen crush {a fresh start}

If you have been reading delight by design for a while you will know that I have a love of neutral palettes, open shelving, and simple styling--which is why these two kitchens have stolen my heart. They also both happen to feature a little bit of a twist on in kitchen dining, from the bench seating in this one...

....to separate and symmetrical placement of eating and prep islands of this one.

(via atlanta homes and lifestyles)