July 16, 2010

Calming Effect

After yesterday's big and bold post, I'm feeling the need for softer colors, subdued tones, and calming spaces. Oh how I wish I could live in a colorful, vibrant, high cool-factor home, but at the end of the day, spaces like these will always reign supreme in my heart...
Wishing you a lovely, restful weekend my friends!

xo, Crystal

*images via Desire to Inspire

28 comments:

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

Beautiful images!have a wonderful weekend, Crystal! xoxo

Natasha said...

I absolutely love these images!
Looks very french to me... I could spend a long evening with friends around that table!

Northern Light

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

loven' the table, mine is almost the same :o) ... have a GREAT weekend lovey!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Thank you for your lovely comment today, Crystal! These spaces are just as gorgeous as yesterday's colourful delights, but in a different way. This is the kinda place I'd like to have a long, lazy lunch with a big group of friends! Very stylish. Have a wonderful weekend! Will xoxo

sylvie said...

that dining table! the stunning neutral walls! an exquisite and perfect refuge from our busy city lives. love.

have a glorious weekend, crystal!

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Down and Out Chic said...

this is a beautiful space. definitely calming but not lacking in design a bit. have a great weekend!

Miz.November said...

There is something very grounding and substantial about that buffet table. I love it.

Daniella said...

Wow, so pretty!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

As my dear friend Ruth would say...Pure. So Pure.

Dovecote Decor said...

I am loving the lighting - the metal spotlight table lamp, and that giant lampshade of a chandelier. This space has a nice mix of the modern and the traditional. I would LOVE to be invited to that table for a meal!

Erica @ Decorica said...

The architectural details of that space are so beautiful!

Caitlin @ Sacramento Street said...

I'm in LOVE with this space - le sigh. Would it be fun to have a dinner party in this space?

Have a wonderful weekend with the fam! xo, C

♥Simply Seductive said...

I absolutely love the way you edited these pictures... I was on DTI's site earlier today and passed up on these.. now I'll know to look at pics a bit differently... great post, as always, xoxo, Linda {p.s. an e-mail from me is coming your way soon}!

Andrea said...

These are gorgous. I can see why you like them!

The Iconic Blog.com said...

So lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!xx

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I saved this room too! I go back and forth between colorful and calming too so this pair of posts was a perfect way to end the week! Thank you for commenting earlier today and have a fab weekend!

Marcus Design said...

Boy can I ever identify with that, I love bold beautiful color when I look at other people's spaces, but at the end of the day I love coming home to my rather monochromatic palette. It's so soothing! Love this post.
Nancy

Annette Piper said...

I think I prefer the cool and comfortable look! Very restful :)

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

What a gorgeous space. It is so peaceful and serene. I love how that console behind the sofa adds that extra oomph of warmth.
Hope you have a great weekend too!

Sarah Klassen said...

And no doubt—so so beautiful and timeless! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Crystal—and maybe a bit of time to relax and spoil yourself. You have been working so hard—you deserve it...

Sending hugs your way,
Sarah

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I'm with you. While I adore a bright, colorful room, the ones I create for myself are very muted with lots of white, cream, tan, mocha and grey. I guess I feel most peaceful that way, but I am venturing out and creating a home office with yellow!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

love these images, just stunning. hope you had a great weekend :)

Rachel said...

Loving that huge lampshade! Such a fab room. Hope you've had a lovely weekend xx

Zabrinah said...

Wow! Lovely photos!

:)


I really like this. Love your blog.

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Lana said...

Such a lovely dining area and that large shade is so striking!

La Feem said...

This is my dream table and setting...thank you!

stacey kelly said...

sooooo gorgeous!!! sighhhh

xx

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