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Inspired By: Bold Color

Sarah Bradburn

If all you knew about my personal design aesthetic was by looking at my professional portfolio, you might have the impression that I prefer to stay neutral when it comes to color. You might think I like to play it safe when it comes to mixing patterns.  Can I let you in on a little secret?

I. LOVE. COLOR. 

I love bright, saturated color. I love deep, dark color. I love fun, punchy color and rich, sophisticated color. Simply put, color (especially in big, dramatic doses) makes me really really happy.  As a professional designer, I don’t get too many opportunities to go big and bold for my clients. When I’m designing for someone else, my priority is creating beautiful spaces that make my clients incredibly happy and usually that involves a more neutral palette with pops of color sprinkled about.

Bold color isn’t something that most people can or want to live with day-to-day and it’s really rare when a client comes to me requesting a ton of it. So to satisfy my color cravings, I usually end up experimenting on my own home. It’s a fun challenge to stray from convention or from what is palatable to the majority and go a little crazy in the safety of my own home.

 I’m currently in the process of redesigning my guest bedroom (yes, again) and this time around there will be gobs of bold color and lots of great pattern mixing. I’ll share the design plan with you later this week but until then, here are some of the spaces that are inspiring me.

Hunted Interior

Hunted Interior

Hunted Interior

Hunted Interior

Rue Magazine

Rue Magazine

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Parker Kennedy Living

Parker Kennedy Living

Color me inspired! Would you dare to go bold in your home?

xo,
Sarah

Add Style to your Office

Sarah Bradburn

I'm not a mom so I don't know for sure when school actually starts anymore but judging by the longer than usual lines at Target, I'm guessing it's pretty soon. As a kid I loved back to school shopping but not so much for clothes. That's probably because my mom always picked out our new clothes and she and I had very different ideas about what a seventh grader should and shouldn't wear to junior high. Let's just say that based on my "picked out by mom" attire, I looked more like I should be driving carpool than riding in one. Not cute. At. All.

The best part of back to school shopping in my mind was picking out new pencils and cute erasers, a fresh Trapper Keeper (really showing my age here!) and my absolute favorite school supply, loads and loads of lined paper.

As an adult, I still love office supplies and while my tastes have changed considerably from 80's neon colors and purple unicorns on everything, my obsession with stylish notepads and desk accessories has not.

So while you're out shopping for your kid's school supplies, don't forget to pick up a little something chic and pretty for your office. In case you need a little inspiration, I've put together a collection of some stylish desk accessories that have caught my eye lately.

1. Occasion & Contacts Address Book by Kate Spade - I know digital is more convenient in our "always on the go" world but there's something so nostalgic about an old school address book that I love.

2. Strike Gold File Organizer by Kate Spade

3. Business Card Holder - No more digging into the dark recesses of my purse looking for a business card that isn't bent or smudged with lip gloss that exploded everywhere. I am ordering this today!

4. Eat Cake for Breakfast Travel Mug - Because oatmeal is for suckers.

5. Baroque Box by Arteriors Home - Store all those not-so-chic desk necessities in this ultra-chic box. What's inside this gorgeous box? Jewelry? Expensive Chocolates? The secret to life? No, just paper clips.

6. To Do Notepad from Frances Vintage - If you love making lists as much as I do, why not make them on this charming notepad? Sure you could order it online but trust me, you'd be so much happier if you popped into Frances Vintage on Camelback & Central. After you shop the heck out of Frances, head across the street to Windsor for delicious cocktails.

7. Whiskey Coffee Mug by Jac Vanek - Hey, it's your office and we know it's probably just coffee or tea in your mug but this one's so much cooler than that "Dog is my Co-Pilot" mug you've been using.

8. Crescent Tape Dispenser by Anthropologie - Anything gold or brass instantly feels just a little more fancy and a little extra special.

Happy shopping and have a wonderful weekend!

xo
Sarah

Designer Daydreams: All Black Everything

Sarah Bradburn

We recently had the exterior of our house repainted (we live in an HOA so it's nothing exciting or blogworthy) and although we had to stick with a pretty boring color scheme, beige on beige on beige, one thing I was determined to have was a black front door. It's probably not the smartest choice from a maintenance standpoint considering Phoenix is the land of blowing dust but a girl wants what she wants.

There is something so classic and instantly elegant about a black door. Black makes just about everything look better, don't you think? The hardware on the door below is so gorgeous but set against a glossy black door it really shines.

Black doors look just as striking from the exterior especially against crisp white tongue and groove.

I love how a black door, windows and stair rail elevate this red brick exterior into something extra chic.

I also love the look of black window casings and mullions like these in Nate Berkus' kitchen.

via Architectural Digest

via Architectural Digest

I dream of black mullions on all my windows. The following images just might have you wondering how much work it would really be to repaint all of your windows black. Scroll through at your own risk.

via Traditional Home

via Traditional Home

via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Now you've done it. Well, if you're going to spend your weekends repainting your doors and/or windows, I might as well recommend a couple of black paint colors to help you out. Here are my go to black paints:

Dunn Edwards #DEA187 "Black"

Sherwin Williams #SW6258 "Tricorn Black"

Happy painting!

xo
Sarah