If you read online magazines and blogs then you’re no stranger to Betsey Burnham, and it’s likely that you’ve seen some of these pics before. But no catalogue of my inspiration images would be complete without her work, and I never get sick of looking at it. Her office (above and below) is famous, and with good reason- it’s gorgeous! I just love the black-and-white base with pops of colour thrown in. It’s funny because when her home appeared in 2005 in Instyle magazine I had no idea who she was but I was in love with her home, tore the pages out and still have them in my (bulging) files (a couple of those pics are in this post). The thing that stands out in her work is, of course, her use of colour. I also love the ikat and suzani fabrics that she seems to use quite a bit.
via decor demon
via instyle mag 2005
via design sponge
Colour really is an amazing tool – not only can it make or break a room, but it affects your mood when you walk into a space. I love these little pops of colour that make these rooms great:
A fab dining room (above), but the green candlesticks make it so much more interesting.
via design-ties blog
What a lift the red and aqua accents give this room (above).
two do two blog
via beautiful inspirations blog
via cherish toronto
Ornage Hermes boxes make a colour statement when displayed en masse – I love the simplicity of this office.
Remember Rita Konig’s apartment in Domino mag? I love the way she mismatches furniture and colours and has lots of pictures on the wall and books and photos on surfaces. To me it represented sort of a parallel life to mine and where I could be living if I weren’t a wife and mum in the suburbs! The style is so young and fun and so single-girl-living-in-the-city, and I never get sick of looking at it..
bathroom designed by Rita - images from Domino
image via shell and sea glass
photo by Mieke ten Have via my deco blog