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Problem Solving: How to Make a Room Look Complete

When entering a meticulously designed space, you’ll notice the details that draw a room together. Perfect proportions, well-appointed furnishings, and a functional layout play together to create a cohesive look that is seemingly impossible to achieve. But, these magazine-worthy rooms are achievable.

Beth Haley credits the finishing touches — art, accessories, rugs and window treatments — in completing a room. Layering elements, in a thoughtful way, will give your space that impressive design you’ve been coveting. The littlest details can make the biggest impact.

Gain inspiration from five of Beth’s designs and the space of your dreams won’t seem too far out of reach.

Problem Solving: How to Make a Room Look Complete
Image: Andrea Behrends

Layers of texture, pattern, shapes and color set the foundation for this space, which is elevated with the many well-placed elements.

Problem Solving: How to Make a Room Look Complete
Image: Andrea Behrends

Throw pillows can make a world of difference in decorating a space. Here, they invite a pop of orange in an otherwise neutral room. The window treatment add another pattern yet repeat the pillow color and the art adds strong elements with thoughtful regards to scale, proportion and balance. The side table, accessories and lamp bring add sparkle to the space and the rug grounds the room and provides a sense of coziness. The result is a symphony of texture, pattern and color that beckons you in.

Art, accessories, rugs, and window treatments are all you need to create a complete layered design.
Image: Andrea Behrends

In putting together vignettes, follow the rule of three (or five). An odd number of accessories helps create a balanced and proportional and layered design.

Problem Solving: How to Make a Room Look Complete

Window treatments give a certain refinement required in a well-designed space. Warm earth tones and natural textured wall covering come together to create a cohesive design.

Art, accessories, rugs, and window treatments are all you need to create a complete layered design.

Eye-level lamps, window treatments, and art are all the elements needed for a design that looks thoughtful and complete. Here, Beth mastered the look by layering drapes over natural woven shades and adding a bold console table with large scale hardware.


Beth Haley is teeming with tips on how to make a room look complete. Start by layering different textures and colors in a space, and thoughtfully arrange art and elements you love. Take notes on the spaces shown above, then tackle rooms in your home. Let us know how it goes!

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Discover more of our blog posts here. We cover everything from color to coffee table books to functional design, and we can even help you discover your design style.

By |July 17th, 2019|Accessories, Art, BHD Projects, Decorating, Design Elements, Nashville, Window Treatments|Comments Off on Problem Solving: How to Make a Room Look Complete|

Color Crush: Navy Blue

Arguably the most versatile shade of blue, navy works well when paired with neutral, saturated or soft hues, and the color can be easily incorporated into interior design, fashion, art, and even food. A soothing shade that instantly imparts style that is at once timeless and of-the-moment, navy blue can act as a backdrop for layers of color, or it can be the focal point in a space. 

For Beth Haley, “navy has always been a solid, strong, and steady color that grounds a space and exudes confidence. Like the deep blue ocean, classic and reliable navy can radiate a calmness when used on its own or energize a space when paired with one of the many colors it complements.”

Today, we take a look at inspiring ways in which the soothing and sophisticated shade is used and share images that motivate us to incorporate navy blue into our homes and wardrobes.

A cozy space
Image: The Foxes Den

Blue is a cozy color, making the bedroom a fitting place to incorporate the deep tones of navy blue, which will hopefully inspire a deeper sleep.

Sophisticate shade of blue, navy belongs in fashion and interior design.
Image: Theory + Net-a-Porter

A sophisticated shade of blue, navy finds its way into formal fashion. Dare we declare a little navy dress is as necessary as a little black dress?

Navy couches are all the rage — we can see why.
Image: nest

Navy couches are becoming more common in the designs of today, and they look phenomenal when paired with rich hues of green and gray.

Blue belongs everywhere — even on the walls. The bold color is a far-from-boring backdrop to the interesting elements in the space, designed by Beth Haley.

A sweet shot of a timeless color combination
Image: Oroboro Store

The ideal counterpoint to a crisp white, navy works well when it can pop against a neutral tone. In fashion (and interior design), there are few pairings more classic than navy blue and white.

Different shades of blue come together in this thoughtful design
Image: Reid Rolls

Various shades of blue work together in this space, designed by Beth Haley. We particularly love the navy blue fireplace.

A beautiful pie with a color palette we adore
Image: Erol Ahmed

Blues are hiding everywhere, not just in design. This delicious imagery makes us hungry for rich color — and pie.

A sophisticated dining space that doesn't take itself too seriously
Image: Reid Rolls

Another space in which Beth Haley brought various shades of blue into the design, this dining room uses navy chairs, with a geometric pattern, to add energy and personality and meet in the middle of formal and comfortable.

As we mentioned, navy blue and crisp white is a winning combination of colors. In this bathroom, the lines and colors create a clean design that is timeless.

Are you hooked on navy after feasting your eyes on all that navy goodness? We sure are.


Blue isn’t the only color we are crushing on. Chartreuse green is another Beth Haley Design favorite. Read more here.

Discover more of our blog posts here. We cover everything from color to coffee table books to functional design, and we can even help you discover your design style.


By |June 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Color Crush: Navy Blue|

The Inspiration Behind 3 of Our Favorite Designs

Inspiration abounds, from the glossy pages of a magazine to art on the walls to colors in nature. Here at Beth Haley Design, we look to homeowners to discover where they find inspiration and creatively infuse inspiring elements into their homes. Whether you are partial to bright yellows, modern aesthetics, or colors and characteristics that celebrate your heritage, Beth Haley Design can create a space with small personal touches that reflect you. Each design starts with a spark of inspiration, and today, we explore three projects and their muse(s).

A Touch of Yellow

The Inspiration Behind 3 of Our Favorite Designs

Uncovered while flipping through (an old issue of) Dwell Magazine, these cheerful spaces became inspiration for the project we have dubbed: A Touch of Yellow. Drawn to the pops of yellow and strong architectural lines, Beth Haley mimicked aspects of the Dwell-featured designs to create a space that is at once contemporary and timeless and is, above all, a work of art.

A space inspired by rich color and cool architectural lines | Beth Haley Design
A space inspired by rich color and cool architectural lines | Beth Haley Design

Images by Nick McGinn

A Midcentury Moment

The Inspiration Behind 3 of Our Favorite Designs

A design movement defined by functionality, sleek surfaces, and organic materials, midcentury modern décor welcomes function and form. Spaces that expertly showcase an application of midcentury style helped dictate the design of this kitchen, which focuses on clean lines, warm wood, and cool colors.

A Midcentury Modern Moment | Beth Haley Design
A Midcentury Modern Moment | Beth Haley Design
A Midcentury Modern Moment | Beth Haley Design

Images by Andrea Behrends

A Colorful Nod to Hispanic Heritage

The Inspiration Behind 3 of Our Favorite Designs

Drawing from homeowners Hispanic heritage, this client looked to architect Ricardo Legorreta for inspiration on this color-drenched design. Intriguing color pairings and interesting architectural elements playfully interact, yielding a design that is fresh and stimulating.

A Colorful Nod to Mexican Heritage | Beth Haley Design
A Colorful Nod to Mexican Heritage | Beth Haley Design
A Colorful Nod to Mexican Heritage | Beth Haley Design
A Colorful Nod to Mexican Heritage | Beth Haley Design

Images by Nick McGinn

The creative workings of Beth Haley Design bring together inspiration and preferences of the homeowner, resulting in spaces that are meaningful and livable. Find what inspires you, and apply it to the design of your home. Need guidance? We are always happy to help!

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Discover more of our blog posts here. We cover everything from color to coffee table books to functional design, and we can even help you discover your design style.

By |June 5th, 2019|Art, BHD Projects, Color, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Trends, Inspiration, Nashville, Tile|Comments Off on The Inspiration Behind 3 of Our Favorite Designs|