I still managed to sneak in a few noteworthy highlights like my guest post on Julip Made, my new collaboration on Damask & Dentelle, a really lovely FaceTime chat with Victoria who gave me some great pointers about monetizing your blog, and a little shopping outing with Vanessa. But enough about me, let's move on to the matter of the day!
This week's designer crush is a little more traditional than what I would normally go for, but please pay attention to one thing the Susan Bednar Long firm does well: architectural details.
Case in point, on their website you'll find before and after shots of the houses (well worth it!). On the before photos, the walls and ceilings are flat as pancakes!
Ceiling moldings can be a fantastic way to divide a room. Notice in the picture above how it reflects where the bed is?
Ah, now this is the touch of neo-traditional I normally go for. The Lindsey Adelman chandelier perfectly counterbalances the traditional feel of the room.
Again, the architectural detail in this room is stunning. Imagine the same room with no moldings? Not the same...
And while on the subject of architectural details, you may have guessed that this implies the bathrooms and kitchens should not disappoint? Well you were right! Look at the gorgeous grasscloth walls with the subtle patterned tiles, the mirrored doors and inviting double shower?
Their kitchens are also beautifully outfitted, just look at this gorgeous brass range hood against the duck-egg floor to ceiling subday tiles...
To understand the beauty of this pink bedroom, you really need to see the before! Another case of how architectural details make all the difference!
And finally, because we'd probably prefer to be there all sipping drinks together, here's a pool house they did in Connecticut. I can hardly think of a better place to spend a sunny summer afternoon.
What do you think? Too traditional for your taste or do the architecture and functionality of the spaces win you over?