Faux Sho-House: Living Room!

With  BHD  in charge of the complete design style of this Faux Sho-house, we selected architecture we find inspiring. Not your every day Nashville home! Like so many of our client’s, we pulled this image from Houzz which came from my ideabook for my own home. I truly love contemporary, earth bound, architecture. For me it is the mix of materials and  the natural, relaxed design elements in the structure and within the landscape.  I love experiencing an architectural structure and a landscape having a clear, harmonious dialogue together.

Come see how we interpret the spaces based on what we are seeing in the market, how we see clients using their spaces and what inspires us at BHD! We hope you find what you typically don’t see and are inspired to take a new approach with your own home design.

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Beth's Faux Living Room

My personal style completely influenced our Living Room and includes natural elements juxtaposed with some industrial components to keep spaces from feeling a little too precious and more relaxed. I enjoy mixing materials and textures: various wood species, metals, ceramics, and stones. Art is big in my spaces as well as sculptural forms. I much prefer relaxed artistic spaces.

Living rooms are meant to be used and eye catching. Often the first space seen from the entry, they work hard at being welcoming and comfortable beacons, inviting you into the lives of their inhabitants. But no need to be stale, this one is anything but! Our living room definitely brings the outdoors in, unintentionally. I started the design process by pulling my favorite things. You can tell I'm drawn to natural sculptural elements!

Sideboards, new, fresh, and hardworking can be used as entry pieces, entertainment pieces and even toy storage! This one is a focal point and storage haven.

How about a vintage sofa designed by Milo Baughman with its original fabric, wrapped in cork and trimmed in chrome! Haven't seen that one lately.

I love agate and found a coffee table version – don't have to worry about scratching or adding accessories – it's decorative on its own.

The chairs are a similar design to a couple of chairs I regrettably let slip from my hands at market one year. These are a new design from American Leather. Available in leather and fabric.  I believe Milo Baughmean had a similar design.  Seeing a trend?

 

Lots of lighting, the more the better, all varieties, task, ambient and general, all on dimmers. The chandelier is new, the lamps and sconces are vintage – materials: metal, teak, brass, and ceramic.

Tables galore, these are bronze and stone. Stacking tables are out of the way until they can be shared with guests.  You can never have too many for entertaining.

Art 1 (beth)

art 2 (beth)

rug (beth)

Painting (Beth)

Art and accessories, bold, sculptural, and graphic. Aged brass and pewter.  Oil Painting by David Kidd, represented in Nashville by Bennett Galleries.  Vintage wool shag rug.  Mixing finishes is huge now, allowing opportunities for experimentation. Never boring or expected.

The secret to great spaces? Mix, mix, mix! Bring together vintage and new in textures, finishes, and fixtures.   Follow us throughout the month as we continue through our little Faux-Sho House!

By |July 31st, 2013|Accessories, Beth, Faux-Sho House, Furniture, Inspiration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Living Room!|

Native American Inspired Design!

Trending for a while now has been the bold colors and graphics of Navajo and American Indian prints.  You can find these gorgeous graphics and patterns on phone cases, jewelry, clothing and last but not least, interior furnishings!

Check out how the bright and colorful graphics transform this modern chair into a fun and festive focal point!

We keep seeing more and more of these native graphics influencing rug and pillow designs.

This NeBe Green blanket is made from re-processed off-cuts by local artisans and is a fun modern twist on traditional, native blankets.

Native pottery is a classic way to bring in some of this rich heritage to your home.  Let’s take a look at how others use this inspiration for their own designs.

Pottery

Surfacephilia drew inspiration from native American and  other related items like feather, stones, birds and embroidery to create the “Navajo” collection of wallpapers and textiles.

Surfacephilia

This  geometric pattern was used as a backdrop for this coastal antique store’s windows.

I love how this living room’s layered native graphics are paired with classic modern furniture lines.

And speaking of classic modern lines, check out these Eames rockers adorned in classic Pendletons!!

This kitchen’s clean lines set a perfect stage for the accessories and décor to nod to Native design.

How much fun are these walls?!  F. U. N. fun!

The simple native graphic takes on a whole new feel in this painted ombre colored application!

Houzz

This gorgeous modern adobe design takes the mixing of native  architecture with modern contemporary furniture to a new level!

Houzz

This bathroom is from the same house.  The light colored materials and contemporary fixtures work beautifully next to the more traditional native rug and  accessories!

Houzz

You don’t have to have a traditional native architecture to blend modern with native.  This living room shows that the two styles can complement each other wonderfully despite the architecture!

What are some ways you can incorporate these classic graphics into your décor?

By |July 16th, 2013|Accessories, Art, Design Trends, Jennefer, New Destinations|Comments Off on Native American Inspired Design!|

Culturally Inspired Design & Accessories

Your home can be a great way to “showcase” your heritage, your culture. The opportunities are endless. From paintings , fabrics, sculptures and other artifacts, your home can almost become a mini museum! A place where elements of your culture and ancestry can proudly be displayed throughout.

Australia:

Australia

Asia:

Asian inspired design embodies most of the traits I look for in a bedroom: minimalistic furnishings, clean lines, and an overall feeling of tranquility. Asian inspired design almost always includes natural elements, such as the use of stone and wood for your furnishings and floors.

Asia

Africa:

Animal prints, tribal textiles, and natural elements create an African inspired design. Here are some of our favorite accessories. Geometric and bold, these create a real punch!

Africa

I love these modern African inspired textiles for their unusual color combinations and organic patterns!

African Inspired Textiles

Russia:

The Russian culture itself provides many striking sources of visual inspiration. The country is filled with many enduring landmarks that provide a great visual springboard from which to implement elements of style. From whimsical ballet sets, to iconic metropolitan cities, to inspiring snow-capped landscapes, there are many ways to bring unique hints of Russian style into your home.

Russia

France:

An ornate, fanciful and decorative style is characteristic of this look. Colors range from rich, sun-drenched Mediterranean hues to softer, muted shades. Often, one color or fabric is repeated throughout the space. It's characterized by rich details and extensive use of gold, bronze and gilt. Antique furniture, layered dramatic window treatments and abundant fresh flowers fill out a French home.

France

Design inspiration can come from so many sources. Have your travels or heritage inspired your designs?

By |July 8th, 2013|Accessories, Antiques, Art, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Hannah, Inspiration, New Destinations, Traveling|Comments Off on Culturally Inspired Design & Accessories|