Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blog Makeover

It's about time for a Good Style Blog makeover. The blue and pink flowery theme has been well-loved, but a bit of a refresh is in order. Below are some of the possible logo replacements. The overall look of the blog is going to be black, white + grey. It'll be sleek and clean so that the posts can speak for themselves.

What are your thoughts on these options? I kind of love them all!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bedroom Update

Now that we are all settled into our new apartment, I decided that it was time to give our bedroom a bit of an overhaul. After much deliberation, we finally selected an upholstered headboard from West Elm. The simple rectangular shape and tailored tufting gives it a classic feel. I love the medium grey fabric and feel that it will really anchor the space.

Next came the Safavieh nightstands. They are relatively large (26"W x 26"H) which always feels better in a space then teeny, tiny little things on either side of the bed. They are a lighter shade of grey and will coordinate nicely with our existing Target bedding (#2). I am toying with the idea of buying new crisp white bedding, but that'll be a later addition.

Then I came across these amazing Geode knobs from Anthropologie and knew that they had to become a part of this room. We'll replace the little knobs on the nightstands with these beauties and it'll give them an entirely new look. To coordinate with the gold accents on the knobs, I wanted to bring in these tall, gold table lamps. Their funky shape and impressive height will allow them to become a focal point in the room.

Stay tuned for the final reveal!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DIY Chair Reupholstery

I recently came across a great find at HomeGoods (which happens often) and had to snag it. It is a mid-century modern inspired chair that has a beautiful solid walnut frame. The seat however was not as beautiful. It was plain red felt wrapped around a solid wood seat. In addition to it being very uncomfortable to sit on, the red felt was not exactly a showstopper. I decided to add a cushion to the seat and recover it with a fun patterned fabric. After much deliberation I settled on a tie-dye grey and white chevron from Duralee. It coordinates perfectly with our other living room furniture, and can now be used because it is no longer excruciatingly uncomfortable!

This project only took about a half an hour total. I removed a few screws from the underside of the seat, popped out the seat panel, cut the cushion to size, wrapped the new fabric around the panel, and stapled it to the back. A few more minutes of putting the screws back in and I practically had a brand new chair!

What do you think of the final product?




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cool Toned Living Room

This cool toned living room inspiration board suggests a scheme that is grounded yet fun. Clean lines and classic shapes balance out the large areas of color on the sofa, side chair, and area rug. Mixing black and white pieces of accent furniture with colorful upholstery pieces brings the entire look together.

Like this look? Visit Good Style Design to get a customized look for your home!

Photo: Good Style Design

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mixing Metals

Gold is back with a vengeance... But silvery finishes like polished chrome are still very in style. Hence where the trend of mixing metals has recently come into play. When done right, mixing metals in an interior can look very cool. It tends to create a bit of an eclectic feel, which is one word that describes my personal style perfectly.

The best way to bring this trend into your home is through accessories. Trends are fun to follow (not all of them), but follow them in a non-permanent way so that when they're no longer trends you can easily alter your look. Therefore, incorporate different metals through items such as lamps, candle holders, side tables, pillows, and mirrors. HomeGoods is my favorite place to look for reasonably-priced home accessories -- check it out!

Photo: Cityclectic Design
Photo: Decor Pad
Photo: Domaine Home
Photo: House Beautiful
Photo: Pure Home
Photo: Sadie and Stella

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Black + White Outfit: Day to Night

Like it or not, Fall is right around the corner, so it's time to start getting your wardrobe ready for the new season. One of my favorite outfits is a classic pair of dark jeans with a white button down. It's perfect for a polished day outfit, and transitions into night by swapping (and adding) a few accessories.

How to take this outfit from day to night:
  • Ditch the sunglasses and scarf
  • Add a necklace and chunky cuff bracelet
  • Tuck in the blouse (or just the front) and add a skinny belt
  • Swap out your daily handbag for a stylish clutch
  • Switch out day shoes (love these leather Converse), for heeled booties


Black + White Outfit: Day to Night


Equipment blouse
ahalife.com



Converse black sneaker
nastygal.com


Tory burch bootie
toryburch.com


Coach duffel bag
coach.com


Coach black handbag
$345 - harveynichols.com


Catherine Stein stone necklace
lordandtaylor.com


Mango cuff jewelry
mango.com



Glitzy Rocks earrings
overstock.com


Canvas black velvet shawl
canvashomestore.com


Uniqlo belt
$24 - uniqlo.com


Coach eyewear
sunglasshut.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gray + Blue Master Bedroom

I just finished up designing this contemporary gray, white and blue master bedroom for a Good Style Design client, and I love the way it turned out (if I do say so myself)! Clean lines and a neutral palate make it a cozy and comfortable place to relax.

Incorporating fun accents like the teal-blue chair and matching ottoman, round faceted mirror, and clear Lucite laptop desk add a sense of whimsy to the space. The bold, graphic patterns on the area rug and window treatments add visual movement to the room and break up the solid elements. The best part is that all pieces are easily available and available for purchase online.

Like the look of this space? Head on over to Good Style Design to receive customized inspiration boards and coordinating floor plan layouts for your home, one room at a time!