Pastel colors are usually not my cup of tea, but this color palette hits my weak spot. I'm a sucker for pastel pink paired with blues and tans, especially when the metal features in the room is an antique brass.
My favorite piece from the room is definitely the grey armchair from West Elm. Those legs bring in a bit of 50's household quirk that I absolutely adore. It's mid century modern without being too on the nose, but it still channels the essence of the era beautifully.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below! You can find other designs for this project and the products sourced above here.
Even though blue is not traditionally a "Fall" color, I've been seeing a lot of rich and beautiful blue hues popping up more and more while sourcing. This Fall, my picks showcase the color deep blue along with natural elements, like leather and wood. These things can be brought into your decor to spruce up your place for your Thanksgiving guests, or can be used to add a little pick me up to your end table.
Which of these products would you love to have in your home? Personally, the leather Padron chair coupled with the traditional cyan and navy rug would be my dream design combo. Let me know what's on your Fall wish list below.
Click here for links to the products chosen above:
Rugs USA Ashlina // Lamps Plus Orion // West Elm Natural Tree Stump // Kelly Wearstler Blanc Pop Vase // Burke Decor Fauna Wild Pillow // Rugs USA Alva // Burke Decor Padron Chair // Pottery Barn Knitted Faux Fur Throw
I just got back from a wonderful visit with a lovely friend that recently moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first thing that comes to mind regarding art when you think of Oklahoma is... nothing, right? Fortunately, I've been able to experience some of the best art that the state has to offer. From Picasso, to local Tulsa artists, you'll find it all in this city. Here's a short review of three kinds of art that I found during my stay:
If nothing else, come for the gorgeous house that the museum is housed in (which was clearly my favorite part of the entire experience). During my week-long stay in Tulsa, my three hours at Philbrook were the best of the trip. From Native American pottery to cubism, this museum has something for every person's tastes; I would give this place an 11/10 if I could. My advice would be to go on a cooler day in autumn and bring a blanket to sit on in the grass near the gardens after strolling through the museum. Chatting with a friend about your favorite pieces or journaling by yourself are absolutely perfect ways to end a visit to this museum.
If you're interested in learning more, visit here: https://philbrook.org/
The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa is something that I stumbled upon after visiting the famous "center of the universe" in the Brady Arts District. Upon walking in, I saw 4 different exhibitions by 4 very different and talented local artists. If you're wanting to know more about the local arts scene in Tulsa, this is an excellent place to start. The space the art is housed in is large, airy, and bright, which allows the art to shine. This is also a great local place to source from, as much of the art is on sale. There was an audience driven exhibition on display during certain times during my stay; If you're planning to come in advance, I would first check to see if there are any performances or interactive exhibitions going on during your trip to make the most of your visit.
To learn more about AHHA Tulsa, visit here: https://ahhatulsa.org/
The brady arts and blue dome districts are seeped in history and are situated right outside of old downtown (whose art deco architecture deserves an entire post itself). There is no physical address for any of the murals because they're everywhere. If you're looking for your next instagram post, come here and you won't be disappointed. Murals are something that I would love to incorporate more into my work, so seeing all of these beautiful walls was inspiring. Be sure to take a friend (or a selfie stick) and take many pictures along the way!
I was pleasantly surprised with my visit to Tulsa and the inspiration that I found while there. I would love to go back and visit on a First Friday where all of the exhibitions downtown are open late! Where are some of your favorite spots to visit?
Happy Tuesday! This week I'm working from Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is why this week's post is a day late. Don't fret though, I have an amazing design for you this week to ogle at.
A few months ago I completed this design while working as a freelancer on Upwork. I'm bringing it back this week for you to see the design! This is a guest bedroom design that is guaranteed to make anyone feel welcome in your space. The goal was to keep this one pretty neutral. The natural woods, greys, and light pinks kept this design simple but stunning.
What do you think? Let me know below!
Check out all of the products sourced for the space here:
This week's interior inspo is all about beautiful wall murals. This wallpaper takes you right out of your home and puts you in a calm, soothing, wooden atmosphere. It also uses one of my absolute favorite colors in decorating, which is a rich jewel tone emerald.
Because I adore this photo so much, I thought that I would try something new called "get the look". Essentially, this is where I take a photo, use it as inspiration, and find sources online where you can create this look at home. I added a few changes to give some originality to the design and give it a bit of an Ashley Marino Designs twist. Adding a chunky blanket and giving the nightstand some personality took this design to the next level.
Nightstand: West Elm // Emerald Sheets: Bed Bath and Beyond // Ivory Sheets: Yo Home // Chunky Throw: PuffyWoolDecor // Pendant: Schoolhouse Electric // Wall Mural: Murals Wallpaper
Here's where you can come to get your weekly dose of design inspo. Every Monday, there will be a blog post with an original Ashley Marino Designs moodboard, trade-only tips, or ways to help you get the space that you're dreaming of. Enjoy!