Neutral Ground

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Neutrals

Please pardon our mess. We’re renovating!

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Orrick and Company

We love color. You know we do. Vibrant oranges and daring reds, soft lilacs and pretty pinks. Ocean blues and vivid greens. And pretty much everything in between. But day after day, year after year, post after post, neutrals capture our hearts again and again like nothing else. (Well, except maybe those puppies…) Neutrals are dependable, stable and always chic. And, while it’s good to mix it up, it’s always good to know that you can land right back in neutral territory.

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Basket Case

Good Life of Design
We probably don’t even need to make a case for why we love baskets so much.
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They sort of sell themselves, don’t they?

Jamie MacLean Design

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Not only do they spice up any decor,
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they are also so useful!
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For bathroom storage they can’t be beat.

Erin Martin Design
We can’t think of anywhere we’d rather stash our towels and toiletries.

Brooke Gianetti
And for keeping kitchen necessities at arm’s reach, baskets are a winning choice.
Brooke Gianetti
For us, they are one more great way to sneak in a fantastic neutral with great texture.
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Speaking of being basket cases…
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We’re moving into the Beaufort house this week! Woo hoo! If we’re a little slack on our posts this week please forgive us. We’ll keep you updated with lots of progress pics. We hope your week is wonderful!

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All Buttoned Up

Elle Decor
When designing the rooms where we live the most, it’s all about a fabulous sofa.
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For a sleek, room-defining look that’s the ultimate in sophistication, nothing beats a tufted couch.

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We love the open legs and compact look of this beautiful loveseat. 
Phoebe Howard

But for a room where you plan to do a lot of living, something deep and comfortable fits the bill!

William Hodgins Design
We generally think of tufted tufted couches for manly, hunt-inspired rooms like this one… 

Phoebe Howard
But a sweet shape and precious pleated skirt give this staple a totally different look!

Greige Design
So often, tufted sofas are featured in dark leathers, but this light, juicy eggplant is a fun, fresh take that is oh so springy!

Thibaut Design
A neutral is never finer than in this tailored, constructed look. The fantastic shape adds loads of interest to a simple fabric.

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Tufted sofas are better when they’re L-O-N-G! We would love to pile the whole family on here with a little popcorn for a fun (and sophisticated!) movie night!
Windsor Smith
This room is made for getting ready in the most leisurely fashion! We think Audrey would totally approve!
Johanna Henderson Photography
Change the fabric and change the look. This comfy fabric tones down the glamour for a place we would love to curl up in front of a roaring fire with a good book! Would you like a tufted sofa, or is the look too — well — buttoned up?! 
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

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In Good Taste: HB Home Design

If there’s one thing that unites the diversely lovely stylings of HB Home, it’s luxury.
And no matter what our design budget, taste or style, couldn’t we all use a little more luxury in our life?
This perfectly set table complete with fresh flowers is one of those special little somethings that we can all use to make an ordinary day feel extraordinary.
It’s so easy to be intimidated by too much pattern, but doesn’t it add such a fun feel to a space?
Then again… there is something soothing about that classically neutral palette. 
Here is one of those delicious canopy beds we want to sink into… Can’t wait to get one of my own!
This color palette is so fabulous. The bright blue contrasts beautifully with this deep brown.
We adore a pink and brown color scheme too. Paired with a deep shade, pink is a perfect pick for any age.
Here’s another incredible example of that layering of patterns. 
Sigh… And, yet again, crisp white with a splash of blue is the ultimate scheme for a soothing bubble bath.
In a small space like this half bath it’s crucial to make every square inch count!
There’s no room a fabulous piece of art can’t bring together.
We would never ever have thought of putting these colors together. But, then again, we weren’t in House Beautiful
The splashes of gold add so much glamour!
What a chic space for a growing girl. The mix of pattern, color and texture is so much fun!
Thanks for coming by today, friends! We hope HB Home brightened your Tuesday as much as it did ours!

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In Good Taste: Steven Sills Design

When Architectural Digest describes your work as “a lucid synthesis of opulence, rigor and surprise,” you know you’re on the right track. (Well, let’s face it, when Architectural Digest describes your work at all things are looking up!)
Maybe it’s because we like a little opulence in an otherwise down-to-earth scheme….
Or perhaps it’s that we’re the kind of girls who like surprises.
But we find ourselves quite taken with the work of Steven Sills Design.
Maybe it’s because we wish we’d thought of double tubs in a living room like bath.
Or we wish we were bathing with a view.
Perhaps we just think we could use a few more whimsical roosters in our lives.
But we think it’s safe to say that Steven Sills’ work is in very good taste.
This kitchen has it all. It’s a little bit rustic, a little bit glamorous, a touch country, and still feels like one cohesive, delicious eating spot.
That splash of yellow is a perfect way to add life to an earthy, neutral scheme without detracting from the amazing art.
This just reminded me of how I’ve pined for yellow living room draperies for years. Perhaps it’s time for some to appear… Let’s hope my husband likes surprises as much as the designers at Steven Sills!
We hope your day is full of surprises of the very best kind!

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