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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|

An Unexpected Way to Incorporate Color

Here at Beth Haley Design, we take an unapologetic approach to color. Pastel pinks, butter yellows, rich reds, vibrant tangerines, light lavenders, and chartreuse greens are only a few of the favorites on our spectrum. Beth invites you to be daring in your color choices, and explore the many ways in which color can be applied to a space. Today, we explore the use of color in highlighting architectural features.

COLOR + ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Of course, paint has its place on the wall, but Beth also proves it can be used in myriad manners to enhance architectural detailing and round out a design. In the spaces below, bold colors — punchy pink, mustard yellow, crimson red and cobalt blue — were thoughtfully chosen to highlight singular architectural traits.

An Unexpected Way to Incorporate Color
Image: Nick McGinn

In a home full of statement spaces, there is a prevalence of vibrant hues. In this eye-catching corner, a particularly perfect shade of pink is added to enhance the architectural drama of the gridded windows. The colorful component complements the contemporary elements of design scattered throughout the home.

An Unexpected Way to Incorporate Color
Image: Nick McGinn

A bright burst of blue attracts the eye and offers a vibrant welcome on the front porch. The use of bold color outside gives a taste of what you will find inside. In a home so decidedly dedicated to color, it is only fitting that every space is packed with panache.

An Unexpected Way to Incorporate Color
Image: Andrea Behrends

The unusual lines might pose a problem for some, but Beth called attention to the unique use of space by painting the wall a calming shade of blue. The color evokes feelings of relaxation, which is ideal in a bathroom such as this. Color is incorporated in an unexpected way, again, with art that hangs above the tub.

Image: Nick McGinn

Contrasting colors celebrate the unique architectural lines in this living area. The unpredictable pairing of colors catches your attention without competing with the views they so perfectly frame. This space offers a welcomed reminder that primary colors are meant to be mixed and matched.

An Unexpected Way to Incorporate Color
Image: Andrea Behrends

Cozy up next to this colorful fireplace and embrace the beauty of color incorporated unexpectedly. The rich detailing and layers of color create a focal point that invites conversation. Needless to say, we are green with envy over this fireplace.

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By |March 29th, 2019|BHD Projects, Color, Design Elements, Nashville|Comments Off on An Unexpected Way to Incorporate Color|

February Newsletter – Love It Or List It

What a pleasure this year’s Nashville Antique & Garden Show show was! The flowers! The art! The antiques! Every year, we feel such pride to call Nashville home as we see the Antique & Garden Show bless our little city with magic. The show always captures our imagination and gives us a big healthy dose of inspiration. This year, it was all about the quality of antiques on display. The variety was incredible and we really fell in love with the contemporary vintage. No shocker there.

All the vintage got us thinking though…Why does some vintage feel so good yet other vintage feel so…wrong? What makes a piece intriguing and another piece stale? We find ourselves asking the questions, “How do you know what to keep or what to look for?” and “How do you know when it’s time to let something go?” 

Keep reading for answers to your questions! 


Featured Topic: Love it or List It?

Clients ask us this question all the time: “Can I keep this piece from my parents? Will it go in the new house?” Let’s dive into the archives and try to pinpoint why we sometimes can love it but sometimes have 

A contemporary living room that is architecturally interesting. The fireplace is chic and the decor is on point. The vintage sideboard feels at home with the modern decor and adds a layer of curiosity to the space.

Vintage doesn’t just apply to furniture. Display what you have and display what you love. The bright antique bowl is perfectly at home with a nice little vanity vignette. It’s sure to intrigue guests.

Talk about a perfect pairing! The secret to this inspiring space is the contrasts. Contemporary architecture paired with heirloom antiques. Often clients worry their collection won’t match the space and in some cases, it’s true. But in this case the unusual mix works because the space is grand enough to hold the furniture and give it space to breathe. The composition feels like it’s a curated corner of a museum, displaying fine works of art and fine examples of period antiques.

Another fine example of unusual pairings – A modern kitchen mixed with what could be called a “decor console” and it WORKS! The ingenious pairing feels fresh, unexpected, and the juxtaposition makes both the kitchen and the vintage piece that much more interesting.


Featured Event: Exciting show at the Frist

Have an afternoon to spare? Indulge in a world class show downtown and enjoy time with some of the best French painters of all time. Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art runs now through May 5 but we have a hunch you might just want to go back for seconds!

When: February 2 – May 5
Where: Frist Art Museum
Hours: 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m. (Café opens at noon on Sunday) 

For more info click here

Hot Topic: Netflix & Chill

After you watch all the episodes of Tidying Up With Marie Kondoand feel a void fill it up with the delightful Netflix design show Stay Here. Follow along as a talented designer and real estate guru transform lackluster properties into hot Airbnb rentals. Each episode takes place in a new city and tackles a new design challenge. What’s more, each episode is packed with  insightful design & business tips. Marie Kondo inspired us to Tidy up but Stay Here is inspiring us to rent it out!

We’ve watched the first and second episode (Seattle houseboat and Malibu beach house) and we are already hooked! Nothing like an awesome design show to watch during one of the coldest months of the year!

Click here for more info


By |February 1st, 2019|BHD Projects, Color, Community Events, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Nashville, Newsletter|Comments Off on February Newsletter – Love It Or List It|