Travel is forever prized in my life as a cornerstone of life transformation. If you can’t travel at the moment, reaching in the world to explore the homes, the art and the culture of other countries is a way of broadening that cultural well while staying stationary. One of my favorite foreign publications is Elle Decor España, and for obvious reasons: sumptuous architecture, gorgeous spaces and super rich color. Ready to get a decor tour of more of the world? So many great ideas to fold into your own spaces spring from these images!
Bring the leather poufs outside! Use firewood to bolster the backs of cushions on a bench! How inviting is this space?!
Upholster in old fashioned velvet and other vintage fabrics come to life in punchy colors that are hyper-modern. Of course, nothing quite tops a blue ceiling in this room, does it?
One hyper-long sofa creates a unique space. Buttery yellow is a fantastic neutral wash that is warm and sunny on walls. I’m a bit in love with small touches of primary colors and fluorescent to move your eye through the relaxing yet energized space.
Just so playful, artistic, fantastic. While I don’t love headless mannequins, here in a public space it is costume art as a sculpture. Guitars are gorgeous. Small touches bring life to the space.
Is that a feng shui bagua sculpture I see in the corner? While I could take it or leave it, I find this immense pendulum lamp impossible to ignore like glass flowers hanging from a bouquet! The bulls-eye rug finishing the task of creating absolute focus here, so the rest of the room can be eclectic and ethereal and it all still works beautifully.
Elle Decor España, I love you! xoxo Dana
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I thought you wouldn’t like the blue ceiling like that because it has exposed beams that chop up the room. https://www.fengshuidana.com/core_20161207-181903/core_20161207-181903/2012/11/20/feng-shui-q-a-homes-with-exposed-ceiling-beams/ Is it the rest of the room that balances the beams and that makes it feng shui ok? Because the ceiling is gorgeous and draws attention no matter what. Thanks and happy holidays!
Super interesting that you bright it up. I don;t see these beams as severe… and the wash of color making the ceiling monochromatic reduces the feeling even more for me. So… that’s why I like the room so much 🙂 AWESOME QUESTION!!!!! Happy Holidays! xoxo Dana