Archive of ‘Color’ category

Loving Lately

Light and airy with layers of texture and pops of black or blush. That’s the thread that runs through my recently pinned inspirations.

Love how these black cone pendants stand out and compliment the black door frame in this mostly all white kitchen by House of

More black pendants and door frames to love. Image Viaolivia-babarczy-home-3

This room gets tons of light. I especially love how the the large print above the fireplace ads a bit of a tropical beach vibe. Image Viaf5f25d83c720b5ba9847126a95c2a350-1

This black door is a great against the white walls and sunny windows and lush greenery.  Image Via Becki Owens. alanna-smit-121

A perfect shade of blush on the walls of this nursery tie perfectly to that vintage rug. Image via Pinterestnursery-essentials-rugs

Can’t go wrong with linen bedding. I love the subtle blush color on this one from Sarah Swanson.


Herringbone floors. Be still my heart. Image via Pinterest.herringbone-wood-flooring-custom-tile-backsplash

These modern leather chairs pair nicely with the texture of the rattan end chairs in this dining room by House of Jade.HOJI_Mapleton_BeckyKimballPhoto_40

This floor in a bathroom by Studio McGee is just the coolest!42c6b00c09778ef20d41236158adb7ef

More from Studio McGee. Another great white kitchen. I love how those pendants and stools add a little warmth to the bright white of the cabinets and counters. White+and+Gold+Kitchen+E-Design+by+Studio+McGee

And last, but not least another room from Studio McGee. They always stop me in my tracks. I love everything about this office from the dark charcoal bookcases and wainscoting to the art and that brass chandelier… is the same one I have in my dining room so no wonder I love it!0d57c51f2b16dc0090949e1967ab9de0

Hope you’re having a great week!

xo Kerry

Rincon House: Master Bedroom

Happy Sunday everyone. I don’t know about you, but in our house, Sundays are made for lounging in bed with coffee and iPad in hand. (For reading design blogs of course!) Speaking of lounging in bed,  I’m excited to share my master bedroom with you today. I’ve been slowly updating it over the past few months and waiting for the last piece of furniture to arrive and it’s ready for a look.

But first, here are some beautiful bedrooms that got me inspired.0b03fab9cb293cf4ad8faf16b51beeba018124fcbcc24ad23c0bd22f9728e31a34b14f5fbc103832974a543ebff7edec0adcbecba760fc9eccef410c707ffda7bb504e4240bc54382c692031dd01b39a

I wanted serene colors with layers of white, cream and blue. I lean towards classic lines, which lead me to the Chesterfield headboard. I love the tufting and the fact that it reads both masculine and feminine.  I also wanted some of that coastal, casual California feel, which is where the the scalloped capiz light fixture and vintage pillows came in. They add texture, character and dimension. And finally, I just had to incorporate some great pieces art, some of which I’ve found on Etsy and some that I’ve collected over the years.  Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 10.36.33 AM

Rising Clouds Art // RH Chesterfield Headboard // Dark Seas Art // Capiz Chandelier // French Ring Sheet Set // Vintage Indigo Hmung Tribal Pillow

And Voila!Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 11.47.34 AMScreen Shot 2016-02-07 at 11.50.20 AMScreen Shot 2016-02-07 at 11.51.22 AMDSC_0166Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 11.21.39 AMScreen Shot 2016-02-07 at 11.21.14 AMTouch up paint still needed on the ceiling where we replaced the light fixture. Screen Shot 2016-02-07 at 11.20.59 AM

I hear there’s some kind of football game on today that everyone’s watching. I guess I better get out of bed and out to the store for snacks and drinks here pretty soon.  Enjoy!

xo Kerry

Christmas Gift Guide 2015: Green, Gold and Winter White

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent our weekend shuttling our girls back and fourth to the theater where they were both performing in The Nutcracker ballet, but it was well worth it in the end and a great way to kick off the holiday spirit!  We’re going off on the hunt for the perfect tree this weekend and hopefully when it’s over, the halls will be decked! In the mean time, I’ve put together a nice little collection of holiday gift ideas for you. I love all these shades of gold, winter white and wintergreen together. Everything from scarves to glass ornaments to candles — would happily take one of each!

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xo Kerry

I Could Move Right In: Catherine Kwong Design

Today I’m excited to be sharing the work of San Francisco based designer Catherine Kwong. To me, her design approach is perfectly elegant and tailored. She effortlessly mixes modern with vintage in a way that is refined, graceful and elegant. I can’t recall exactly how I stumbled upon her work but let me tell you, as soon as I saw her portfolio I was stopped dead in my tracks.  I’m totally in love her refined approach to design. I especially love her use of fine art and dark moody hues that either contrast with or add drama to other elements in the rooms like lighting and fabric. See for yourself below.

I love the layered look of this console under the stairs. Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 3.02.24 PM

Check out this modern kitchen. You may know by now that I’m a huge fan of fine art photography and this oversize work here is stunning and works beautifully as a statement piece on this wall with high coffered ceilings. J1_Catherine+Kwong+Design_John+Merkl_Pacific+Heights_150dpi

Check out the lovely star detail on this upholstered headboard. This is a great example of mixing elegant features like a mirrored side table and traditional headboard with more modern elements like the modern chrome bedside lamps.gargiulo-residence-catherine-kwong-07

Here’s a lovely mix of modern and traditional in this dining and living room area. B1_CatherineKwongDesign_PhotoByBessFriday_150dpi

This dark and moody wallpaper is stunning. Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 3.05.32 PM

This is Catherine’s San Francisco townhouse as featured in Rue Mag. You can see more of that article hereScreen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.59.14 PM

Again, a cool use of modern pared with rustic from the vintage wine bottle racks. Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.59.37 PM Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.59.50 PM

More great photography here in this office/shoe room! Yes, check out the wall of shoes! F3_CatherineKwongDesign_PhotoByBessFriday_06_150dpi Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 3.03.41 PM

Lucite, brass, velvet… oh my!H1_CatherineKwongDesign_PhotoByBessFriday_150dpi H5_CatherineKwongDesign_BessFriday_Pacific+Heights_150dpi+copy

If you’d like to see more of Catherine’s work, check out her website here.

Enjoy your Sunday. I cannot believe it’s already November!

xo Kerry

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