Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Interior Motives

I was recently tagged by my good friend Tyler of periwinklebloom to "share an interior that best represents me." I'm not sure these best represent me, but I found something appealing in all of them.

First, I loved Molly Sims' New York apartment from the moment I saw it in InStyle magazine:

Molly Sims NY apt 1Molly Sims NY apt  3

The entire apartment is done in shades of gray ranging from platinum to dove gray to charcoal. I also love the "Cabinet of Curiosities" items she has throughout the apartment, like the huge bug print, above. The overall look is probably a little more glam than me (I don't have a single chandelier in my house), but still, I think it's beautiful.

I like the clean lines and dark colors in this serene bedroom:

Legado Mitico suite

My husband likes a more modern style than me and our home has the mix of old and new reflected here. (Suite in the Legado Mitico hotel in Buenos Aires from La Dolce Vita blog.)

I have always wanted built-in black bookshelves:

Black built in bookcases
Regrettably, I don't remember where I got the above photo, but I think it originally came from Traditional Home magazine.)

Finally, what better represents me than rooms in my own home:

Dining room
Corner of my dining room with Donald Bachelor print

Living room
Corner of my living room. "Roots" drawing by Chris Vodicka

Powder room

Powder room vignette. White tea and ginger soap from The Bath Hour.

Over toilet
Main bath vignette. Bird prints from Pom Pom

I tag Elizabeth, Lotta and Julie...



lotta said...

Your home looks fabolous! Thanks for the tag. I am inspired...

Julie said...

Wow! Your home and selections are gorgeous! An intriguing assignment - I will hope to get to it this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Your home looks great!
Those pics remind me of my Buenos Aires apartment !
Hope I can return some day!