Each week, I save a catalog of beautiful homes and rooms I come across. I like to use Sunday to reflect back on what I loved and how i can implement it into any of my own projects. 

There is so much talent out there! Which one of these is your favorite? 

SO COZY.

Don’t you want to curl up in this space with a sherpa blanket, a cup of coffee and a good book? Shared by @traditionalhome. Photo by @wrsphoto.

livable.

The thing that struck me about this photo is how it’s beautifully designed and has an elevated designer look, but it’s so livable. I could see my kids jumping on that sofa without ruining everything. By @lightanddwell

chasing waterfalls.

I love a waterfall island and this one kills it. One of my biggest design pet peeves is an island with a floating counter. See how nice it looks all boxed in? Gorgeous. Shared by @hayessignature homes. Design by @jtdesigneye. Photo by @costachristmedia. Architect @john_lively_associates.

PEEK-A-BOO.

Can you believe the laundry room is hiding in that beautiful molding? This is genius, functional design. This would be ideal for adding laundry to a closet or pass-through area. Also loving that paint color. Design by @jeanstofferdesign. Photo by @stofferphotographyinteriors. Shared by @mmlighting.

 

SHOWSTOPPER.

There are hardly words for this kitchen It is so unexpected with the moody monochromatic palette and those ginormous lights. Such a bold design choice that absolutely kills it. I die over this whole situation. If ever there were a case study for bold design choices, this is it. Project collaboration with @ericolsendesign, @buzzellstudios, @raili_ca_design and @krsdevelopmentinc.

I LIKE BIG LIGHTS AND I CANNOT LIE.

Continuing with the big light trend, check this out. While this space leans more modern than my typical aesthetic, I love the unexpected use of this large sconce bedside. The lesson here is to think outside the box. This might actually be a ceiling fixture but flipped on it’s side and wall-mounted, it has such an impact. Shared by @em_henderson. Design by @bradytolbert. Photo by @tessaneustadt.

white peaks.

This modern tudor stopped me in my tracks. I love the white, the over-grouted stone and sharp peaks. Shared by @ansleyatlanta. Design by @christopherai. P.S. This architect turned some of his elevations into coloring pages. Perfect way to pass the time on a cold winter day. Download them here.

transitional living room $3,000

 

Over on Instagramthis weekend, we played a fun game: This or That, Build a Living Room. I put up two options in a number of categories like a sofa, side table and lighting, and then built a mood board with the winning items (included below.) Everyone has great taste!

We ended up with a transitional living room that comes in just over $3,000. If you want to create the look or see the other items we were choosing from, all the links are available on myPinterest board here.

The final room included the Z Gallerie Theodore Sofa paired with wood and upholstered armchairs from Target for a high/low mix. The winning rug was theSafavieh Brentwood Medallion rug, which I used in my mom’s new living room and can vouch that it’s really pretty in person. Plenty of other pretty details with the lighting, art and tables, too.

I mentioned on Instagramthe sofas were almost a 50/50 split and if your budget and space allows, I’d spring for both! I love the effortless mix of upholstery and leather. 

 

transitional living room $3,000

 

If you recreate the look, please post and tag me (@birminghamplace) on Instagram so I can see!

 

 

I moved both my kids from cribs to “big kid” beds just shy of two years old. Maybe a bit prematurely but I was so excited to create their rooms, I couldn’t help myself.

Our daughter’s room is ultra feminine but mature enough it will last her for years with a poster bed, elevated art and a hanging rattan chair. 

Want to create the look? I’ve linked similar items to everything we used and most of it is very budget-friendly. This entire room comes in under $1,800 if you opt for the budget-friendly abstract wall art.

You can also check it all out on Pinterest – I created a board just for this room here! 

BED TWIN $302 FULL $340 | DRESSERS $79 | CHANDELIER $340 (On Sale!) | 5X8 RUG $112 | LAMPS $45 | ABSTRACT ART PRICE UPON REQUEST or BUDGET OPTION $45 | FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS 1 + 2 $28 | FACE PLANTER $7 | EURO SHAMS $23 | PINK PILLOW COVERS $4 | LUMBAR PILLOW $30 | BUFFALO CHECK DUVET COVER $77 (On Sale!) | HANGING CHAIR 1 $292 or 2 $399 | CHAIR PILLOW $20 | FLOWER CROWN MIRROR $99 | FAUX PLANT $30 | WALL FRAMES 11×17 $30

If you recreate the look, please post and tag me on Instagram so I can see @birminghamplace!