Posts tagged ‘blue’

June 16, 2011

wishful wednesday (on a thursday)

by kmcopeland


Mildly
 Wildly obsessed with this house – a renovated train station outside of Århus, Denmark.  I love how they started simple – white, black and wood – then threw in every possible shade of blue.

Photographed by Mette Helena Rasmussen for Sköna Hem

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April 26, 2011

baby dougie

by kmcopeland

My friend is preggers (yay!) and she’s doing a jungle inspired room for her little man!! My thoughts are: gray walls with one blue accent wall where the specifically-requested monkey could hang out. Pops of yellow and orange bring some fun into the room, and the rug and print tie it all together.

Sources: monkey decal / yellow chevron curtains (DIY) / zoo printcrib / orange giraffe pillow /
toy storage basket (on sale!) / yellow lamp / white side table / rocker / orange polka dot pillow /
giraffe pillow / yellow pouf / striped rug

Sources:

April 19, 2011

help with kitchen [part 1]

by kmcopeland

I need your help. As you know, we recently bought a flat here in Malmö. We move in just two short weeks, and one of my first projects is going to be the kitchen. This is what it currently looks like:

I know that it’s not terrible. It has that pretty Scandinavian thing going for it with the white floors and butcher block countertop. But I don’t love the colors. I don’t hate them, but it’s such an easy thing to change in order to make the space more “us,” you know?  Plus, you can’t tell from the photos, but it’s a narrow galley kitchen with just that one window that faces the courtyard. Long story short, it doesn’t get tons of sun so I want to use colors to make it very bright and cheerful. So, I am considering two options:

column 1: desire to inspire, emmas designblogg, Design*Sponge/column 2: housetohome, Emma Lee Photography, Bloggers Abode

column 1: House & Home, Martha Stewart, Pernila Head via Apartment Therapy, Hus & Hem/column 2: Bolaget, Paul Raeside via Apartment Therapy, Coastal Living

I like gray because it is clean without being sterile. It is also such an easy neutral to work with, so I could easily change out accessories to fit my mood. Blue, though, is a cheerful, happy color that would make me smile every morning (and, for some reason, I’ve been all about blue lately). I think both colors would brighten up the room tremendously and make it feel much more open.

I really like the idea of leaving the cabinet frames white and just painting the doors the color of choice.

Or maybe just painting the bottom cabinets a color and leaving the top ones white?

Or maybe just having stark white cabinets with color on the walls or backsplash?

See, I told you I need help. Please??

April 6, 2011

wishful wednesday [hus & hem]

by kmcopeland

I saw this home a while back at Hus & Hem, and I keep coming back to it. It’s so light, airy and happy, I can’t help but be cheerful when I look at it. And, as you know, I’m really feeling these soft pastel colors right now. What’s equally impressive to me is how color coordinated the entire house is. I’m way too ADD to do this, so this woman’s ability to stick to it just impresses the shit out of me. She even matches her outfits to her house. That, my friends, is dedication.

April 4, 2011

take five

by kmcopeland

Inspired by this pretty painting by artist Frank W. Benson. Here’s to sun-kissed Mondays!

pictures from here, here, here, here and here

April 1, 2011

friday’s fancy [pretty pastels]

by kmcopeland

Gasp! For those who know me, this post may come as a surprise. I don’t think anyone would ever think I’d do a post about such a ladylike subject, but I like to keep you guessing! Despite overall impressions to the contrary, I can appreciate girly things. Sometimes. For very brief periods. Today is one of those days, and I’m embracing it and capturing it for posterity.

  1. Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Toilette, $85 [Sephora]
  2. Palermo Ocean Fabric [LULU DK]
  3. Ella Dress, $140 [J. Crew]
  4. Pale Pink Silk Frill Hem Blouse, $120 [Topshop]
  5. Sawyer Purse, $230 [J. Crew]
  6. Calandria Armchair, Longshore, $1600 [Anthropologie]
  7. Nails in World End Nail Polish, $10 [Topshop]
  8. Saucer of Cream Ring, $50 [Anthropologie]
  9. French Pouf, $65 [ban.do]
  10. Gate Azure/Cream Rug, $650 [Dwell Studio]
March 17, 2011

help japan

by kmcopeland

Interested in other ways to help? A lot of artists have joined in the effort to raise money by creating unique prints, etc, the proceeds of which will be donated to the relief efforts. My favorites here, here, here and here.

March 17, 2011

madewell, spring

by kmcopeland

Dear Madewell,

Please start shipping to Sweden. If I could, I would buy everything you are selling right now. You just do tomboy so well. Each of these outfits are no-fuss and no-frills, but they still manage to be just girly enough. I am also seriously loving the color combination of coral, cobalt blue, bronze and blush.

Sincerely,
Katie

all pictures from Madewell

March 11, 2011

Friday’s Fancy

by kmcopeland

Images via Rue Magazine, and emmas designblogg (here and here)

This Friday’s Fancy is all about bedrooms. In light of the fact that we don’t so much have a bedroom as a bed nook in our one bedroom apartment, my thoughts keep drifting to how nice it would be to have a proper bedroom that is relaxing and cozy. I would post a picture of the current state of things, but frankly, I’m too embarrassed. That and it would probably depress you.  I would much rather lust after pretty bedrooms online and pretend that I’m actually going to sleep there tonight.

All of these bedrooms caught my eye for one reason or another – like the dope birdy duvet, amazeballs bedside table and chair, and pretty wallpaper and  above. Here’s some more eye candy for your Friday viewing pleasure:

The gigantour mirror (1), funky bedside table (2) and pops of blue (3), my color of the moment.
Images via desire to inspire, Lonny and Elle Decor

The masculinity of the first room, art headboard in the second and fun green chair in the third.
Images via Elle Decor and Living, Etc.

Typical Scandinavian simplicity, my ideal of cozy slash I want to sleep here all day, and just plain ol’ pretty girliness.
Images via emmas designblogg, Living, Etc. and Bolaget

Mainly, though, I would lust after anything that had a door (meaning it was not part of any other room) and a bed that didn’t also function as a couch.

February 21, 2011

Who’s House? Your House! – Emily Henderson

by kmcopeland

I don’t know about you, but I am SUPER excited for Emily Henderson’s new show, Secrets from a Stylist, to premier this weekend (February 26 at 9pm). If you don’t know who Emily Henderson is, she was the winner of last season’s HGTV Design Star. If you don’t know what Design Star is, um…excusemewhat? In recognition of this MAJOR event in design news, I thought I’d do a “Get the Look” post on Emily’s very own living room. I’m calling it “Who’s House? Your House!” (any Tarheel fan worth their money should know what inspired that…)

1. Clark Sofa, $1999 [Room and Board]
2. Moroccan Pouf, $50 [Ebay]
3. Cascara Side Table, $398 [Anthropologie]
4. Koldby Cowhide Rug, $200 [Ikea]
5. Red Cross Flag, $13 [Flagline]
6. Stockholm Coffee Table, $200 [Ikea]
7. Mid Century Lamp, $50 [Etsy]
8. Bulls Eye Pillow, $34 [West Elm]
9. Stretch Stone Pillow, $20 [Target]
10. Blue and Red Pillows, $32 for pair [Etsy]

Photo by Terilyn Fisher

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