Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.44.19 PM

While sometimes good taste can mean doing things the same way as always, there are other times, like in the case of designer Cari Berg, when we’d venture to say that stepping outside the box a little is what sets the style apart.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.44.41 PM

Like we would never have thought of using an ottoman under a piano or a settee to double as a coffee table and lounging spot in front of the fire.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.45.11 PM

Beautiful bar stools in a fun pattern add a burst of personality to a kitchen bar.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.43.24 PM

A burst of yellow lends personality galore to any room, but we particularly love it in a kitchen.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.53.21 PM

These seats prove that stools don’t have to be hard or backless to be stools. They can be cushy and cozy and super comfy. 

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.48.09 PM

An unexpected light fixture can set the tone of any room, but, especially in the kitchen, where there are fewer opportunities to make a mark, it can be especially powerful.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.43.41 PM

Gray and white can be grown-up and sophisticated, but, in a wide stripe, is perfect for kids. We love the addition of yellow as well!

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 10.00.01 PM

On the flip side, bunkbeds can be juvenile, but, when properly designed are uber chic!

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.50.24 PM

We’d venture to say that turning the commode into a moment can be tricky. But Berg nails it!

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.45.45 PM

Loving everything about this room, especially those lucite stool legs!

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.42.44 PM

Berg can do sophistication with the best of them, but this room comes back to that bit of the unexpected. It packs a powerful punch of color while maintaining its chic appeal.

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 9.54.10 PM

Speaking of uber-chic, there are cabanas and then there are cabanas… This may be one of the most fabulous we’ve ever seen! We’re traveling to one of these today for a little break from the winter cold–and thinking of all of you all along the way. Wishing you a wonderful week, wherever you are!



1PicMonkey CollagePILLOW//BENCH//COFFEE TABLE//MIRROR//PILLOW