I am a firm believer that when it comes to design you can't have it all - "good, fast and cheap." I will always fall into the "good and cheap" categories, because quite honestly, I can't afford "good and fast."
And, so I am even more blown away when I see designs that are not only beautiful, but are also attainable. And, I'm not talking about a house entirely furnished by Pottery Barn. (Nothing against PB. I own pieces by PB, but I think interiors should have a mix of furnishings and styles.)
The other day I revisited one of my favorite designs from the talented blogger, Bryn (Bryn Alexandra Interiors). I think she mastered designing a beautiful and collected space that encompasses both affordable and attainable pieces. This is not as easy as it looks.
A nice mix of traditional and modern. The patterns, colors and textures all work well together and are balanced.
Ikea glass candlesticks act as mantel decor and framed plates in shadowboxes serve as art.
A Home Decorators bookshelf gets a custom touch by painting the backs navy blue which echos the navy blue used in the dining room. Antique chairs gets a fresh and modern look with new upholstery.
A flea market mirror gets an update by being silver leafed.
The TV console was kept, but was updated by adding new nickel pulls.
It was just really refreshing to take a look at this beautiful space again.