Pattern Repeat

Yesterday’s post inspired me to seek out more pattern, something that I am a big fan of. I like the unexpected rhythm that so often exists without our notice…

Photo Credit: Patternity.co.uk

Photo Credit: Patternity.co.uk

Photo Credit: The Sartorialist

Photo Credit: Patternity.co.uk

Photo Credit: Patternity.co.uk

Photo Credit: Patternity.co.uk

Photo Credit: Patternity.co.uk

Photo Credit: Patternity.co.uk

Take a look around you today and tell me what you find. I’ve been quite amazed!

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Give Me a Graphic Print…

…and I’ll be happy. 🙂 This guy’s jacket made me recognize this personal tendency. More with the “excited eyes” thing.

Photo Credit: The Sartorialist

Anyone notice the purple, silk scarf poking out from his breast pocket? What a nice touch. 🙂

I Want a Cat’s Life…Just for Today

Sleep…stretch…eat…wander…stare…repeat…sit on human’s lap and be lovingly adored. Not bad!

Photo Credit: CatsNCats

Photo Credit: Telegraph.co.uk

Photo Credit: CatsNCats

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

My kitties sure have it good!

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Meet mama June (you’ve seen her before)…

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

And baby Toby (not so much of a baby anymore)…

Photo Credit: Hilary Walker

Enjoy your day!

Mixing With a Twist

As I promised, here are some of the interior scenes that have been inspiring me lately. Each demonstrates some type of contrast or mix…In this particular room, the mix is in the traditional architectural moulding and chandelier paired with the mid-century modern furniture. The pop of black in the center of the room against the white backdrop is also very exciting…

Photo Credit: via Desire to Inspire

Photo Credit: via Desire to Inspire

Here, I love the humble, linen table cloth in contrast with this formal dining room setting…

Photo Credit: Domino Magazine

Photo Credit: Lonny Magazine

And this beautiful emerald chair placed next to a worn antique stool feels very homey…

Photo Credit: Lonny Magazine

And for my early readers, remember this post?…

Photo Credit: Lonny Magazine

Chippendale side chairs in combination with a modern dining chair…the white uniformity and consistent chair height makes this mix work…

Photo Credit: Domino Magazine

And last but not least, a scene from the home of Jenna Lyons, the creative director of J. Crew, and one of my favorite fashion style makers…How about those architectural bones…amazing!

Photo Credit: Levenson McDavid Architects

Photo Credit: Domino Magazine

So what makes a room fresh…the usual with a twist.

Spring Flower Shower…

Thanks to Design Darling, who recently visited my Flower Cinch post, I discovered the beautiful work of Emersonmade. Now, not only do I have the inspiration but also a source for lovely floral accessories. Really, their hand crafted floral embellishments are gorgeous and I absolutely love the fresh, classic styling that Emerson chooses for her lookbook photographs!

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

Photo Credit: Emeresonmade

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

Here’s another idea…cluster several flowers together at your collar for a special occasion.

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

I’m especially partial to this vignette seeing as how leopard is my favorite neutral. 😉

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

This look even works nicely in a professional setting…

Photo Credit: Emeresonmade

Photo Credit: Emeresonmade

Photo Credit: Emeresonmade

Or try them on your shoes…

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

And they’re not just for the ladies…

Photo Credit: Emeresonmade

Photo Credit: Emeresonmade

Brides and bridesmaids have options, too…

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

What a beautiful Spring and Summer accessory…I invite you to visit their blog when you get a chance.

Photo Credit: Emersonmade

Have a beautiful day!

A Bold Look

The more I mature and grow into my personal sense of style, the more I realize that while I am a bit of a classicist, I also love the irreverent mixing of luxe and humble, old and new, complex and simple, traditional and contemporary. You may remember another example of this here. This dining room below (from one of my new magazine favorites-Fresh Home) caught my eye and made the cut (quite literally) for my Spring and Summer inspiration board. I would love to make this look happen in my home someday….i.e. yet another design project added to the Walker Home to-do list.

Photo Credit: Fresh Home Magazine

I’ll be sharing more of my mixing inspiration throughout the week. Until then, enjoy your Tuesday!

Monday Homage to Coffee…

…namely french press coffee. Ahhhh! My favorite thing. It’s just what I need in the morning to buckle down and get to work… there’s going to be a lot of that over the next two weeks.

Photo Credit: via Plushpalate.blogspot.com

Hope you’re enjoying your Monday coffee (or equally delicious cup of tea). See you tomorrow!