As some of you may have seen on my Instagram account, I was at Desert Designs last week helping set up a few fabulous rooms with some gorgeous new pieces at the store. If you haven’t been yet, you really need to go check it out…
I set up a master suite, an office, and a cute outdoor dining room that can work for an indoor or outdoor party. And can you believe that almost every single piece was made at Desert Designs or is a part of their gallery?! Obviously the pumpkins were not… but you should go see the one that I spray painted gold 🙂
Rather than telling you every single detail, I’ll just show you the beautiful pieces that I got to work with. Not all of them are made in bulk, so make sure you go and pick it up if you really like it.
I apologize for not having prices listed for the items, but that’s just a great excuse for you to go and see what I did!
This bedroom was probably my favorite transformation because of the stunning dark grey/blue accent wall. Jotun was actually able to make Benjamin Moore’s Gravel Gray for us using the color code (2127-30) – woohoo!!
I really loved using this grey/blue color as a backdrop to the white furniture because of how dramatic it makes the whole room look. One dark wall can make all of the difference and can make items totally pop against it. And isn’t it crazy how light and airy the room looks as well? The accent color makes such a huge statement that you immediately notice it to your left when you walk into the store!
In the “office” space, I used Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter on the walls – basically the most versatile griege ever – and decided to add a gallery wall anchored around a stunning piece by Mohammed Al-Saihiti. I’m seriously obsessed with it!
The focus on the painting in the space also allowed me to work with warmer colors. If you ever feel like you want to use a different color palette in your home, try using it in a different space rather than forcing it into a room with the opposite color scheme. Then to tie it into the rest of the space, use a color that you’ve already used in the rest of your home!
For example, in my house, we have grays, blues and greens everywhere except for in the study. Our study has a red carpet and lighter wooden furniture, so to tie it into the rest of the home, I painted the walls a lighter gray. It just helps make it feel like it still has a place in the rest of my gray home.
The last space was totally simplified so that the focus was on the table and the dining experience. I loved the idea of having 3 identical metal pendant lights hanging over the table. Generally, more symmetry and matchy matchy features in a room create a more formal atmosphere as well. I also thought a fall tablescape with pinks, oranges and yellows would be perfect for the table and appropriate for the season. Lastly, I added pops of white and blue dishware since it’s super trendy! You have to come see it at night… SO romantic!
Well I hope you enjoyed the changes at the store, and stay tuned for next month’s set up. I’ll warn you before I start so that you can follow the whole process on my Instagram stories. Can’t wait to show you what I have planned for the next few rooms…