Julianne Hough’s Hollywood Hills Home is Almost as Cute as She is

Julianne Hough and interior designer Jake Arnold have created a cozy and serene home that’s almost as pretty as the owner. A calm palette with unexpected pops of color are the backdrop of beautifully curated pieces. Natural linen, raw wood, soft hints of yellows, blues, and greens, rounded out by lovely garden views create a calm and inviting aesthetic. The design manages to be sophisticated without looking staged and sterile. And that bathroom!!! I’m totally design-stalking this place right now. Check it out and get inspired too!

Maximalism Decor Inspiration: More is More

First off, it’s not hoarding if you have cool s***. Amiright?! I knew that sooner or later, I was going to have to face the fact that I’m not all that good at minimalism. I have a lot of stuff and I’ve run out of creative ways to store things out of sight. But why am I hiding it? This isn’t a hoard, this is a curated collection. I’m totally inspired by this maximalism design trend. Check out these pics so that you can be inspired too!

I just love it! Instead of blank walls and shelves these rooms are filled with art frames and books and everything else that shows the personality of the homeowner. All that without feeling cluttered. The things that we collect tell a story. Shouldn’t that story be on full display to make our house feel more like a home?

For more inspiration, check out Lonny and Old Brand New.

A DIY Bathroom Makeover You Have to See to Believe

I don’t always fall in love, but when I do, it’s usually with an amazing design. If you haven’t already, check out Jenna Sue Design Co. Absolute genius designs and inspiration. Anyway, I’ve fallen head over heels for this DIY bathroom makeover and I just had to share. Talk about going from drab to fab! This elegant update of an outdated, cabin-like bathroom is everything! The makeover features a herringbone, brick floor that totally pops with the help of freshly painted wood planks. Finishing touches like light fixtures, hardware, and accessories totally round out this space. There are no words. The pictures speak for themselves. I dare you not to love this!

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Minna Parikka’s Colorful Home is What Dreams Are Made Of

Minna Parikka, the amazing designer behind those adorable bunny sneakers you may have seen Kylie Jenner rocking, has an even more adorable home. Parikka has a space that’s uniquely her own. Instead of embracing the Scandinavian design aesthetic that dominates the homes of her native Helsinki, Parikka uses color in a way that creates the dreamiest space ever! Seriously, you guys. This woman’s style knows no limits. She stated in an interview with ElleDecor, “I wanted to create a home that looks 100% like me and that does not follow the usual Nordic home design. I wanted it to be fresh, fun, and adventurous, but still comfortable and functional,” says Parikka. “I love creating worlds that are filled with fantasy and escape from the mundane.”

There is nothing worse than a beautiful shoe that is impossible to wear or a unique home that makes every day more difficult”

One of my favorite details is the TV cabinet that is masqueraded as a piece of art. The illustration of Ziggy Stardust by the fabulous NY-London based illustrator duo Craig & Karl

The furniture is made to order: the bed and the padded leather headboard wall, fitted closets, bedside tables and the window shutters. Not to mention the pink carpet or even the ceiling. The inspiration for the bedroom came from the totally pink Sketch restaurant in London.

I love a sauna. It is the best way to relax after a long flight or day at work. It is common to have one in Finnish houses. It is the luxury of everyday life”

Interior Design Trends to Look For in 2018

Confession: My Christmas decorations are still up and I’m toying with the idea of just turning my place into a New Jersey-style restaurant to avoid taking them down. But with so much on the horizon in the world of interior design and home decor, I’m feeling inspired. There are so many cool ideas gaining popularity that I might have to get off my a– and pack this stuff up now. I haven’t made it a secret how much I love those Scandi, mid century modern, and minimalist styles. I’ve even learned ways to spice things up a bit with a Bohemian twist. Still, the lack of bold colors present in these design trends really gets to you after a while. Seriously, who doesn’t cheer for Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Macguire when all those beautiful colors start to wash over Pleasantville? Apparently, everybody cheers because 2018 is going to be all about color! Check it out!

2018 Interior Design Trends

Maximilism

Yeah. This is becoming a thing. Mixing contrasting patterns and prints, Maximilism, marks the moving away from the mininmalist and Scandinavian design aesthetic that’s been on trend for some time now. Be honest. Haven’t you been getting a little bored scrolling through Instagram and seeing all the uniform colors and patterns? Well, Maximilism is the antidote.

Cubism

Apart from the neutral color palette that’s dominated design, form and function has been super popular. We’ve been looking at sleek and functional designs in furniture and home decor for so long that sooner or later we knew there had to be some kind of backlash. Enter Cubism. Cubism celebrates the complexity of perspective. It’s like looking at one thing from many viewpoints all at the same time in one piece. I mean, I’m no art historian, but I’m pretty sure that when Picasso finished painting the Sistine Chapel, he was so excited that he accidentally cut his ear off. You gotta respect the art coming from a dude like that. This year, expect to see a lot of colorful wall hangings that are perfectly imperfect.

Ceramic

Subway tiles have been trending for what seems like forever, but this year expect to see something moodier, darker, and more dramatic in design. Handmade, painted tiles are going to take over kitchen backsplashes, while handmade ceramics will be a prominent feature on counter tops. Also, if subway tile has taught us anything, it’s that more grout = harder to clean. This year you’ll definitely see a trend toward bigger tiles.

There are so many exciting things abuzz with design, and I promise I’ll keep my ear to the ground for you guys. Check back with me often and be sure to follow me on Pinterest.