Yesterday I got an email from a reader that really made me think. She asked "Ashlina, you seem to love everything, is there anything you don't love?" I thought about this for a long while and came to the realization, as a creative person, I really can see the beauty in almost anything. I especially can appreciate all types of decorating, and I sort of live by the philosophy of my grandmother, if you don't have anything nice to say just don't say it.
So, I don't . That's just who I am. I focus on things that I LOVE and let go of what I don't, It's just a waste of time. Like this incredible living room that I am dying over right now. Black + blue, a color combo I am really wanting to work with these days is looking goooooood here. Margaux interiors really nailed it in this room. Masculine glamour. What I really think makes it work, is the light grey rug to bounce light off + on to the darker elements of the room.
Now for the rest of the home, check out this glam entryway. That zebra rug is winning.
I find this room to be quite charming too. I love the black framed chairs with beige fabric. Love that look. The lattice all over the walls is such a stylish element. I really give props to whoever came up with that idea. Rumor is these gals are inspired by Dorothy Draper + Kelly Wearstler. I'm thinking thats why I am digging their look so much.
Now for another color combo that I literally could die for. Emerald + Black. Hello! Is this not bold... glam... perfect? These are the type of rooms that make me want to go out and paint something. I am now a big fan of emerald in the bedroom.
What would a home be without those gorgeous gold table lamps? Sigh. Now for the children of the world. Wouldn't you want a room this fun and chic? The turquoise + red combination just gets me every time.
This red chair is good. So is that leopard rug. And what about this little vignette I adore? Love the pop of yellow. Isn't this home just so well styled?
images via atlanta homes + gardens photography by Erica George Dines