A new day, a new blog design and another great home treat! This lovely little cottage in East Hampton, New York, designed by Robert Stilin is further proof that neutrals can be interesting. Stilin started this project by getting the bones of the house right: timeless architectural details and exquisite woodwork are the perfect premise for good design.

The color palette consists of mostly whites, tans and natural wood tones with subtle accents of blue and aqua. White wainscoting and large multi-paned windows add  interest and a ton of natural light. Painted floors and a clever use of stripes are unifying details throughout this project.

In the entryway bellow,  a statement pendant fixture and an antique table make a lovely first impression!

Café Design | Yes, Please!

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If you’re an Adele fan, you probably know what I’m talking about. The other night, during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Adele released her new video Send My Love (To Your New Lover) and aside from the usual: chillingly beautiful voice and heartfelt lyrics (both on which the queen of heartache did not disappoint), I couldn’t take my eyes away from her showstopper DRESS! I have great and expensive taste as it turns out, since the Dolce & Gabbana beauty retails for as little as $8000 and is already sold out in the U.S (but you can still get it here 🙂 ).

Café Design | Adele Can Do No Wrong

{Adele in Dolce & Gabbana}

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As I’m writing this post, I’m hoping there’s still one of you out there who hasn’t seen photos of William McLure ‘s awesome abode. It’s too much to ask as he’s the man of the hour, and the hot topic of the interior design world right now, but I’m crazy about his place so will write anyway.

Southern artist and interior designer living in Birmingham, Alabama, William Rankin McLure IV had worked with another favorite of mine, architect Bill Ingram, before starting his own art & design firm. Recently he’s been invited to participate as a designer in the Southern Style Now Showhouse in New Orleans and his artwork is highly appreciated throughout the States – his latest exhibit was literally a one-day sell out. Without further ado, here’s the tour of his beautiful Birmingham apartment.

Café Design | Rising Star-William McLure

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… Because doing laundry is so much fun! Often times, laundry rooms are among the least photographed & cared about spaces in our homes, yet there we are, spending considerable amounts of our time. I have always believed that small rooms can be the most challenging and at the same time, the most rewarding to decorate, and what better place to have fun with your décor, than the laundry room? Chores should be made as easy and as pleasant as possible, starting with a functional layout of your appliances, to the little touches, like fresh flowers, scented candles, maybe even a comfortable chair or sofa.  Why not, right?

Cafe Design | Laundry Style

Above is my dream laundry / mudroom. Simple and beautiful architectural details.

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It’s ¨Fabric Friday¨ around here which means it’s time for another favorite fabric & pattern find. Today it’s gonna be the African Kuba Cloth that I’ve only discovered recently. Kuba cloths are African tribal fabrics that are woven and embroided with rectangular patches, displayed in different geometric designs. They look great as accent pillow covers, runners or wall coverings and here’s what Wiki has to say about them:

Café Design | Kuba Cloth

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