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Pretty as a Picture

So I have this cool app on my iPhone called, appropriately, Palettes, that lets you take a photo and turn it into a color palette. Because you know how you read a magazine and (I’ve been guilty of this, I’m sure) it’s like, “get your inspiration from nature,” and you’re like, um… so my apartment should look like a blade of grass? The reason this app is so awesome is that it sees all those colors that you don’t even notice—so when I took this snap of the Statue of Liberty on a boat ride over the weekend, it caught all those greys and peaches and dusty blues that I might have overlooked. Neat, huh? (-Moe)

Mirror, Warhol Vanity Mirror, $219, Ballard Designs. Couch, English Roll Arm Upholstered Loveseat, $2,345, Restoration Hardware. Pillow, Wildflower Embroidered Double Boudoir Pillow, $75, Pine Cone Hill. Ottoman, Wooden Dhurrie Upholstered Ottoman, $549, Wisteria. Rug, American Home Rug Company Beach Collection Boardwalk Stripes Black Rug, $129.60 for 2’6″x8, RugsUSA. Floor, Loft Walnut Laminate Flooring, Pergo. Lamp, Bruno Double-Arm Adjustable Floor Lamp, $242, Rejuvenation.


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Casual Chic

I keep seeing vivid zigzag rugs paired with antiquey furniture (most recently in the pages of Lonny, which I would move in to right now, if that were possible!). It’s a fun way to make pieces that could seem old-fashioned or fussy look eclectic, instead—the decor equivalent of spending an hour putting together the perfect outfit, then answering a compliment with, “oh, this old thing?” (-Moe)

Bruno Double-Arm Lamp, $242, Rejuvenation. Louis chair in Tara/Ink, $899, Room & Board. Milliken Black & White Collection Vibe Techno Black Rug, $165 for 5’4×7’8, RugsUSA. Pressed Butterfly Decoupage Tray Set, $1,950, John Derian. Bone Side Table, $199, West Elm. Fuchsia Onion Vase, $29.95, Z Gallerie. Hickory Auburn Spice laminate flooring, Armstrong. Focal Point Grand Tuscan Frieze, $39.99, Home Depot.

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Beachy Keen

Ahhh, 88 degrees and humid.  Being in NYC, the only real relief from oppressive heat is lock yourself indoors with the AC blasting, or a quick subway ride to the good ole beach.  Not one to sit inside on a pretty day, option two has been my solution of choice.  I’m proud to say that I’ve already been to the beach twice, and its not even officially summer!  This Swatchbook of the Week is inspired by my first trip to Coney Island this summer.  It was a special, impromptu trip, and hopefully the start of many more seaside adventures. (-Laur)

Overdyed Low Table, $750, Diesel Moroso

Bayside Apartment Sofa, $1499, Crate and Barrel

Bellawood Natural Australian Cypress Wood Flooring, $4.49/sq. foot, Lumber Liquidators

Dip Dye Pillow Cover, $24, West Elm

Collection 2 Pillow, $88, Sharon Spain

Java Ikat Pillow, $90, Koko

Safavieh Tibetan Collection Rug in Chrome, from $478, Rugs USA

Globe Lamp, $299, West Elm

“The Beach” print by Dale Edwin Murray, $31.20, Society 6

Surfing Photos by Jeff Divine book, $40, Jayson Home & Garden

Crystal Votive, from $38, Anthropologie

Pyrite Cluster, $38, Anthropologie

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Pink Pearl

I just visited a girlfriend’s apartment who had the color just the way I would want it—if I didn’t have a husband to contend with. Warm grey, soft pink; totally girly and still grown-up. Hence, this week’s palette. (-Moe)

Seaside Pine laminate Flooring, Pergo. Focal Point Grand Tuscan Frieze, $39.99, Home Depot. Surya Seventeen Flirty Collection FLT4 Coral Rug, from $50, Rugsusa.com. Blake Lounge Chairs, $699, Crate & Barrel. Criss Cross Stripes Gray Rectangular throw Pillows, $59.95, pillowdecor.com. Wall color, Nimbus, Benjamin Moore.

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Crème de Menthe

So we were talking about springtime at the office (so, so far away!) and then I got news of my official First Pregnant Friend (are you reading??) and all of a sudden these ice cream hues seemed like the thing to do. I love minty green paired with lilac, anchored with grey and white – anything stronger and you’d lose the subtlety of those delicious colors. (-Moe)

Paint colors: Sugared Plum, Minty Green and Canyon Echo, all Glidden. Oeuf Sparrow crib in Grey, $690, at ModernNursery.com. Parsons Cube side table, $139.99, at West Elm. Silhouette Sphere Dinosaur lamp, $198, at Alex Marshall Studios. 828 Accents Collection CCL111 Green Rug, $316.63 for 5×8-foot, at Rugs USA. Fillagree Mobile-O wall hangings, $89 each, Kenneth Wingard. Blizzard Pine laminate flooring, Armstrong.

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Color Me Neutral


If you’re anything like me and makeover your home on a yearly basis (ok, bi-yearly…at least) it’s best to purchase neutral furnishings that can take on a whole new look via easy accents and a new coat of wall paint. But sometimes I just can’t help myself when I spot a punchy patterned item like this arm chair. But don’t let pieces like this scare you off–this beauty can work in a variety of settings. When you’re ready for a living room makeover, move the chair into your dining room at the head of the table, or in your bedroom to create a reading nook and give those rooms a whole new look. Neutral need not be boring–or stagnant! (-Allie)
Castered Tufted Storage Ottoman, starting at $399 from Ballard Designs.
Augusta Opal Table Lamp by Arteriors Home, $330 at Clayton Gray Home.
Surya Ashton Collection rug, 5×8, $595 at Rugs USA.
Rebecca Chair, $1,049.60 at High Fashion Home.
Dalton Sofa, $2,999 from Z Gallerie.
Bianca Pillow in Paprika and Aubergine, $49.95 from Z Gallerie.

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Who’s the Boss?

rocknswatchSo you finally moved out of your parents’ basement and got your own place – congratulations, dude! Now, how do you accessorize that sweet black leather furniture you just bought? My take: embrace the bachelor pad look with accents in grey and purple (yes, purple) with some natural tones to complement them. The final look will be a little rock and roll and all grown up. (-Moe)

Whos the Boss

Paint colors: Lincoln Cottage Black, Wet Pavement, Cosmic Pink and Terra Cotta Trail, all Valspar. Oh So Faux wallpaper in Fossil, $67 per yard, at The Alpha Workshops. Baltimore baseboard, $34 for 8-foot length, Invitinghome.com. Pergo Ebonized Oak laminate flooring, about $3 per square foot, at Lowe’s. Chandra Rugs Fenja Collection FEN6502 Black Rug, $556 for 5×7-foot, at RugsUSA. Arild Righ-Hand Chaise, $799, at Ikea. Adesso Soiree End Table, $82.40, at CSNStores.com. Lima Alpaca throw in Fuchsia, $169, at Crate & Barrel. Bruce Springsteen photos by David McGough (14038726A & 14050089A), $200 each for 30×40-inch, at Art.com.

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