Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Searching For Swoon Worthy!

Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of today's move towards minimal chic. You know the look, "rooms with white walls and fun colorful accessories with abstract art." However,  I miss being bowled over!  Doing design is tricky these days because frankly everyone has a hand in it somehow or someway due to the power of social media. Pinterest and other sites provide everyone with dream rooms that they can try to recreate or at least use as inspiration.  I want a room that takes more than a shopping spree to recreate and I would love to design one for a client someday.  Alas, the days of "Carte Blanche" decorating I fear are over, but one can dream!!
Here are some of my favorite "Swoon Worthy" rooms done by the design masters.

This room will always be Swoon Worthy to me!


























13 comments:

  1. Amen! I am older and was never a blue-eyed blond who lived on the coast which seems to be the majority of many people around the world who love—and who look good in—the pale rooms. I came to love interior design from literature and theater and have a big oppositional streak in me and being a child of the 60s a serious remaining love for color, pattern. I hope you find clients who have bigger aspirations than to be just like everyone else. As my son said in kindergarten when he chose to color his "state animal" which in Kansas in a buffalo, orange instead of the "required" brown, "if you have to do it like everyone else, why even do it?" Wisdom at five.

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    1. Thank you so much you must have fabulous style my friend! Will head over to your blog pronto! xo K

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  2. Seems as though you are loving color and so on trend! I am definitely swooning!!

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  3. So many beautiful spaces, Karolyn. Love that each room is collected and chic…great post!

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  4. Karolyn,
    This is a perfect topic to post about. I with I had the courage to do an in your face, over the top room! Packed with vibrant color, pattern, and texture. Until then I will enjoy the bold courage of others.
    Sharon

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  5. Ahhhh....there is something to say about OPULENCE and this is it: I LOVE IT!

    Yes, these days even for me, it's been about decluttering. For many reasons, but one of them quite frankly is that I'm getting TOO OLD to haul things around and clean! It's been easier and even more peaceful to have less but BEAUTIFUL vintage or antiques carefully placed. But there is nothing like a museum effect to tingle the senses! Beautiful!

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    1. I totally get it, I do love minimal peaceful but sometimes the artist in me wants color and texture etc! I love antiques and they do look great like Darryl carter in a clean minimal room! xo K

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    1. Imagination definitely and definitely money for architectural influence thats for sure! But I guess I am looking for more imagination these days.XO K

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  7. Heck yea! I love this....when more was more:) I think there's a fine line between opulent and grand and overdone and "too much" and you definitely nailed the opulent and grand in this post. Fabulous! Enjoy your weekend:)

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  8. Some of the most gorgeous rooms ever, Karolyn. Alex and Scott's living room always makes me swoon!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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