Monday, May 6, 2013

3 favorites

Last week I was browsing my Pinterest boards and noticed a few pins that had been pinned multiple times. Oddly, I also noticed several "what was I thinking" pins too.
I digress.
 I wanted to chose a collection of favorite rooms and identify the commonality.
Today I'll show you my favorite dining rooms in no particular order.

Bunny Williams

Meg Braff

Miles Redd
These rooms are so different but there are common elements that I find appealing.
The Meg Braff room seems, at first glance, to be completely different than the other two. It is light and bright with modern lighting and art.
I think I take comfort in traditional elements in a room. The Bunny Williams room fills that need in classic, East coast style but it is no where near the sassy Palm Beach chic.
The Miles Redd room does not resemble the others either. It is an explosion of pattern, from the DeGournay wall covering to the tablecloth and chairs.
The traditional elements, Braff's Louis chairs and Redd's wallpaper are the number one similarity in these rooms that works for me. Also eye-catching color plays a big part in rooms that speak to me.
Meg Braff's room is mainly devoid of color save the chair fabric and artwork so those items become obvious. The mural in Bunny Williams' room plays off what surely must be a custom carpet. The Miles Redd dining room has a great deal of green that is tempered with black, beige and a small dose of red but it is the variation that I love.

I think that finding favorite images and identifying the common elements that are pleasing to you is the most useful way to pin down your style and proceed in choosing the decor for your house. Back in the day I gave clients a stack of magazines as "homework" to accomplish the same thing.
Thank goodness for Pinterest!
How do you use Pinterest?


Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Totally agree. And I love your three picks!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Very interesting study!
Enjoyed studying it.
Thanks so much for all your insight!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I definitely use it for inspiration and reference. I am currently considering a built-in, so a couple of my boards are helping me narrow down my choices.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I use it for inspiration and also as very early moodboards for client jobs. Oh, and the recipes I'm collecting!

Kim said...

So far I am just collecting ... I haven't gone back to digest what appeals to me ... that would be fun! I love these three images as well ... i think I have them pinned!! xo

Vel Criste said...

Now I see. Even with analyzing rooms the artist in you shows! I use pinterest mainly for inspirations (like you)!

The Pink Pagoda said...

These three dining rooms are gorgeous. My dining room looks closest to the first one. I'm wanting to change the chandelier to something like the second photo and add a fun solid color on the seats.

michele said...

excellent analysis! love your creative thinking and for sharing it to add to the beauty.

smiles to you.