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Mulberry and Ink Blots

October 30, 2012 in Bright, Dramatic, Eclectic, Glamorous, Living room, Paint Picker, Purple

ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLESLINDSEY CORAL HARPER

This vibrant library was a part of the Cathedral Antiques Show’s inspiration house. Interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper (HUGE fan of her work!!) used the amazing ink blot rug as a starting point for the room. Picking a bewitching purple from the rug, Lindsey has the floor-to-ciling bookcases transformed from traditional beauties to high gloss masterpieces.

PS: the paint color is Benjamin Moore Mulberry ;-)

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Amazing Bookcase Decor- Gray and Yellow Home Office

June 6, 2012 in Gray, Home office

HORCHOW

Here we have the epitome of great bookcase decor. Painting the bookcase and desk the same neutral color as the walls allows the decor to really pop. The rug adds great texture to the room, while the Lilly Pulitzer chair (left), horns and corals adds visual interest to the space. Such a pretty space, don’t you think?

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Inspiring Photo: Cobalt Blue Vignette

April 8, 2012 in Blue, Bright, Floral, Vignettes


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Hey what’s better than beautiful crisp colors, a divine bouquet of flowers and a pretty painting? Absolutely noting!

xox Linda

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Shadow Box Molding

May 17, 2011 in Bathroom, Bedroom, Beige, Blue, Bright, Classic, Dining room, Feminine, Gray, Hottest Designers, Living room, Mirror / Wall Acessory, Pink, Purple, White

photography by Brandon Barré

If there is one thing to love about classic buildings, it’s definitely the wainscot. And just to cover all bases, wainscot is wooden panels, most often seen covering the lower part of a wall. It was originally popular for its insulationg property, but is mostly used as decoration these days.

A more simple and less costly variant of wainscot is the shadow box molding. It’s basically just thin molding, and the possibilities are endless. Let’s take a look at some great examples:

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Image via brides

The owners of this entryway added tall baseboards and shadow boxes on the lower half of the walls and even on the door, to make the space more interesting. It definitely worked!

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image via Style at Home

Although these shadow boxes looks to be recessed, this style can easily be recreated with thin strips of molding. (to see paint color suggestion for this room click here )

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image via Brides, design by Mary mcDonald

Another example of shadow box molding. Such a great way to bring contrast to a dark paint color. (To see more of this bedroom and paint color suggestion, click here)

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image via Apartment Therapy

But that’s not to say that shadowbox molding doesn’t work equally well on lighter walls as well. You can see a very different take on this in the teen bedroom of the same home as the one above ;)

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Burnham Design

A beautiful beige living room decorated with shadow box molding. I think this is a great example of the depth this molding can create.

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design by Kendall Wilkinson

The moldings may be in a color contrasting to the paint color, or painted the same color as the walls to add texture instead of a prominent visual element. (You can see more of this bedroom here).

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image via Horchow

Mix it up for a more modern take. Here the boxes are designed in a geometric pattern, using bamboo moldings.

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image via Sherwin Williams

Here’s a fun example where the interior of the shadow boxes are painted a color that complements the general paint color. Such a fun and pretty dining room!

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image via Sherwin Williams

Another variation is to paint the moldings a color other than white (not pictured ;).

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Or you can of course use beautiful wallpaper!

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Image via Apartment Therapy

And here’s a fun option for renters: metallic tape shadow boxes!

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