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MINIMALIST V. MAXIMALIST - COZY EDITION

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If you're anywhere on the east coast you know Jonas has taken over. I've spent the last three days hunkered down with hot chocolate, a few good books, and a whole lotta Netflix (Narcos, anyone?). Watching the snow come down has made my house feel extra cozy and nothing has been better than curling up in bed with piles of blankets and pillows. Which, of course, inspired today's post.

As I was looking through images of my favorite cozy spaces I realized I was being pulled between minimalist and maximalist spaces. It seems like a lot of other people have been having the same struggle lately. With their limited color palettes, clean lines, and lack of clutter, minimalist designs are relaxing and calming to the eye. But I love stuff. A lot. So the oversaturated palettes and highly accessorized maximalist spaces have always appealed to the collector in me. 

Rather than fight these two sides of my aesthetic-self I decided to include cozy spaces of both ilks that I'm lusting after this weekend. Enjoy!

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Winter and minimalism never looked so good together: 

Right out of Downtown Abbey - a few of my favorite maximalist designs:

Color Theory - Fuchsia

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As the holidays wrap up and things start to return to a normal pace I find myself gravitating towards spaces that are colorful and bright. Maybe I'm just in denial that, despite the uncharacteristically warm weather we've had, winter is definitely on it's way, but I can't stop pinning rooms with pops of fuchsia and hot pink.

While pink can feel stuffy and played out, a pop of a highly saturated pink feels surprising and fresh when paired with greens and yellows. Below is an image I developed with my favorite color palette of the moment and a few (affordable) picks for incorporating pink hues into your space. Enjoy!

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Friday Favorites

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Black and White Home Accessories | Champagne Takeout

Three weeks ago I embarked on the new, exciting, and crazy journey that is graduate school. I've toyed with the idea of getting my MFA in Interior Architecture and Design since college and finally decided to take the leap this year. I'm only a few weeks in but I can tell you that this is far and away one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'll be sharing projects and learnings along the way here on the blog so stay posted!

With assignments coming in at a fast and furious pace I haven't had a ton of time to post on my little corner of the web here at C&T. Today I'm getting back on the bandwagon with the latest installment of Friday Favorites. One of the points my professors constantly make to us fledgling designers is that incorporating color into design is hard. So, today's post is a return back to the basics with a palette void of the tricky challenges color presents.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday Favorites: Black & White Home Accessories

  1. The Art Deco-inspired lettering on this poster makes it feel grounded and timeless while still fitting in perfectly with a modern aesthetic.
  2. I've loved this tray by Jonathan Adler since I first came across it five years ago. It's the perfect accessory to add a little flair to your dresser or hall table.
  3. I love this lamp and that's all there is to it. 
  4. While helping a friend redo her bedroom I came across this ottoman and became totally smitten. It didn't work for her room but I'm keeping it on the back burner for another project down the road...
  5. This dinosaur skull sculpture is so unexpected and playful I can't help but love it. It's a fun surprise on a bookshelf or a dramatic statement standing alone on a buffet or console table.

best free handwriting fonts

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I'm always looking for new ways to make projects feel more unique and personal. Whether I'm working on my resume or creating a personal planner (details on that project coming soon!) I love working with different fonts to add dimension and detail. The downside? Hours spent looking for fonts to download that are the perfect fit for my project. To save you that tedious task, I've rounded up my favorite handwriting fonts here. The best part? They're all free.

Enjoy and get creating!

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