|all images via Haute Design.com or Haute Design's Facebook page|
This group of gals has it together! Remember me trying to decide how to describe my decorating style? I called myself a "design mutt" but the truth is it's low-country style. It combines a lot of organic, traditional, contemporary, and transitional into one. I think if you take a look at these pictures you'll see what I mean. Most of it is me to a "T"! I love these rooms with all their organic texture, marsh colors, and mix of traditional and transitional styles. This is where my house is headed, albeit a little slow. It will happen in stages as money allows. I'll show the process as I go along.
Ready to get inspired to add a little "Low-Country" style to your home? Let's see what makes up this so-called style I love:
|Loving that console table, heart -pine floors(?), heavy wooden doors and millwork!|
I love this foyer. The contrast of the rough natural console with the polished millwork, the lantern, contrasting heavy wood door with smooth white trim, black and gold shades again on that rough console. Genius! It keeps your eyes moving and engages you to your surroundings. True study in contrasts.
|Traditional yet contemporary and cozy.|
Notice the softness of the chairs and ottoman (prop your feet up, please!) contrasting with the angular lines of the black coffee table and mantle. Little touches of driftwood sculpture, willow and grass and...as always color.
|Color is what pulls this room together and says "low-country".|
|This is me to a T!|
|Ditto. Is this room not just perfect?!|
|Those curtains, table and chandelier....!|
|General direction my kitchen is headed. Great pendants over the island.|
|Color, floor and lighting.|
|I'd swear that was "Brittany Blue" by Benjamin Moore on the walls.|
|Looking a little like my stick mirror?! Great organic texture.|
|Little more modern than the others. That fabric and those pendents are great. Talk about a conversation piece!|
|Boarded walls and headboard, vases, frame, night stand... texture galore!|
|Looking a little nautical. LOVE those five panel doors, door knobs, hinges, bed and trim work. I would love to do something similar in one of my boys rooms.|
|Not quite my style, but the colors are dead on.|
|Notice louvered doors and pine floors.|
|This is more my style. Notice the wrapped pulls, counter top, mirror frame, and sconces.|
You'll notice there are several common elements running through all these pictures...color being the most obvious. The colors stay within the soft natural palette of watery blues, greens, taupes, creams and soft golds. It's a relaxing palette. You'll also notice there is very little of the typical "sea-side" nautical themed accessories. It's all communicated in color and texture. To find out more about Haute Design and to see more of their portfolio, click here.
There's a little bit of eye candy and inspiration. Are you ready to hit the beach yet? I am!
p.s. Did you notice I finally got around to making a signature? About time, isn't it?!