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Monday Mentions (on Tuesday)

Hello! I hope you had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend.

Are you feeling the summertime vibes? These next two images may help you get there if you're not there already.

I'll take the red chaise please!

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Wouldn't this be a fabulous welcome to visitors on your porch while toasting summer with a lemonade?

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This post will be short on words and heavy on beauty.

To start things off, a collection of "just so seating". I love when seating fits perfectly in its spot.

I have always wanted a sectional that fits perfectly into the corner of a room, just like this one. I am also drawn to the little painted chair. My mom always had one "little chair" in all of our house's family rooms no matter how old we (her children) were and it fills my heart with warmth to see one here.

Annie Anderson Design

These next three "just so seats" really do fit their spaces just so - Goldilocks would be impressed!

Casa Josephine

Mark D. Sikes

Hillary Taylor Interiors

And who doesn't like a good banquette!?!

Grapevine Interiors

Whitney McGregor

Isabella Marie Interiors

I always strive to make "statement spots" in my designs (much like I do vignettes) - a place in a room or hallway that stands on its own as a thing of beauty. These next three images are fantastic examples of "statement spots".

This chair vignette under the stairs makes a striking statement.

Sean Anderson

This entire space makes a statement - the matching, opposing sconces; the flared legs on the table, the antique chair, coat rack, bunny, basket, and artwork all draw your eye in in such a pleasing way.

Mark Cunningham

A basket is always an"x" marks the statement spot.

Becca Interiors

This antique secretary and artwork on the floor make a wonderful statement. I am a fan of artwork being used in all sorts of ways and in all sorts of places.

Darryl Carter

This cabinet/desk is a statement all on its own. Love.

Brian Paquette

These next four rooms are full on, anywhere you look statements.

The antique sideboard and hutch in this room are gorgeous.

Mark Cunningham

This room is just plain cool.

Jason Arnold

As is this room.....

Leanne Ford

Everything about this sunroom, added on to a home built in the 1800s, is spectacular.

Modern Heritage

So much can be accomplished with paint. I am always inspired to see how transformative paint is.

A room painted all the same color in different sheens for the walls and millwork is stunning.

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A different color on the sash and grills only of a window is a great way to bring character to a room and in this case also extend the colorway of the fabrics in the room.

The Misfit House

A darker color on the cabinetry and woodwork than on the walls is a great way to go too.....

KL Interiors

Graphic/abstract/colorful/atypical (name your descriptive word) artwork is another way to completely elevate and/or transform your room. The next three images show the power of artwork.

Kendall Rabun Interiors

The Misfit House

Mark D. Sikes

The next several images are reminders that all spaces in your home have the potential to be beautiful, even if the room is for chores or storage or sleeping and no one really sees it except you.

A room like this to cut flowers from your garden? Yes, please.

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A stunning, moody mudroom. Uh huh, I'll take take. Gorgeous.

Ursino Interiors

I am guilty of giving almost zero attention to my own bedroom and focusing on all of the other rooms/spaces in my house. These next several images remind me that your own bedroom deserves some attention too because these are all lovely!

Nannette Brown

Hillary Taylor Interiors

Weeth Home

Heather Chadduck

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So cool how this headboard fits into the recess in the wall. Charming.

Ham Interiors

The last "lesson" I have been inspired by and am sharing with you this month is on "the wonders of tile". A creative use of tile - be it turning it into patterns, mixing different sizes and shapes, using it in unexpected ways, or a combination of all of these really make bathrooms shine.

Here are some examples!

Heidi Caillier Design

Jean Stoffer

Heidi Caillier Design

The True House

Brooke Wagner Design

Becca Interiors

This is actually wallpaper made from oyster shells that looks like tile. Love.

The Identité Collective

The tiled walls in this kitchen are stunning.

Interior Matter

The finale of this post is not about paint or tile, it does make quite a statement though and is like a piece of artwork. The marble sink counter and backsplash in this bathroom are phenomenal. The way the veining on the marble works with the wallpaper has stolen my heart. So beautiful!

Jeremy D. Clark Studio

That's it for May's mentions. You can find previous months at this link.

Happy Summer and thank you for reading today,




Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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