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What's Inspiring Us Lately

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We're neck deep in projects right now, so we thought why not share the images and projects that have been inspiring us lately! Time and time again, we've been attracted to interesting tile layouts, moody colors, and natural/organic materials for interior structure and fixtures, and we're wondering how all of you feel about these may-be-coming trends?

If you want to see more of what's inspiring us from the jump, visit our Pinterest boards and pin what you want to remember for your next design project!

Design by Ginny Macdonald | Photograph by Jessica Alexander Photography

interesting tile layouts

We love the graphic nature of these triangular wall tiles in this deep olive green, especially paired with these multi-colored cream and rust colored rectangular tiles on the wall to the left. We're also noticing a lot more bold, saturated colors showing up in tile designs lately - are you a fan, or do you prefer neutrals?

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I love the structure of the same base square shape in this tile, and the splitting of every other tile into two vertical pieces! This is also a great example of the importance of grout color - you'll see how much more pronounced the olive green tile is with brighter white grout in the photo above, compared to these dusty blue tiles with a gray grout.

Design by Madison Nicole Design | Photograph by Molly Rose

We will always love this deep blue tile for the shower in our Beach Bungalow project! There's a lot you can do with the exact same tile in different configurations - this shower, for example, has a bigger scale stripe pattern to it by breaking up the vertical tiles with only one row of horizontal tile.

Design by Park & Oak Interior Design

moody colors

You know we love our bright and airy spaces, but we've been drawn to spaces that embrace a darker palette and moodier colors on walls, for furniture, and for lighting lately. This is a great tip for a larger-than-necessary room - paint it all one darker color, and the whole space will feel much more cozy if that's the feeling you're looking for.

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Not everyone can do a monochromatic room like this, but boy, do we want to find someone who's game to try! This is a great example of restraint in color, but focus on shape and pattern. There's a very subtle balance of curves in the chair backs, the legs of the dining table, and the sculptural decor against the hard lines within the pattern of the rug, and the wainscoting along the wall.

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If you're not quite ready to go fully dark, we also like this oversized chair rail painted this deep forest green against a light wall.

Design by Marie Flanigan Interiors | Photograph by Julie Soefer

natural materials

How do you feel about stone walls? I love the application above to highlight the fireplace and also that it extends over the entire wall. Natural materials add a depth and warmth that cannot be easily replicated by other means.

Design by Amber Interiors | Photograph by Shade Degges

Asymmetrical textured stone?! We didn't know we needed this in our lives, but we absolutely do! The same idea about depth and warmth applies here as well, and the asymmetrical stones keep this from feeling cold or unapproachable.

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This one is a special application, but breathtaking nonetheless! Sinks are an overlooked place to apply natural raw stone, but this sink has us rethinking that.

Do any of these resonate with you? Would you be willing to explore any of them? Let us know in the comments.

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