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If you've been following along with Designing #SocietySocialHome, you know Roxy is in the process of building her dream house! Since pulling inspo photos is a great place to start when tackling a new design project, we're starting a new series where we'll ask our favorite tastemakers from influencers to friends to share their 5 favorite spaces. It's going to be such a fun way to get to know each other!
I'm here to share 5 spaces I love!
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To introduce you to my style you have to know that I have a true soft spot for mid-century modern design. This living room is by Amber Interiors, who is by far one of my favorite designers! The oversized geometric shapes are perfectly balanced by the boho-inspired rug. I love how the Sofa pulls out the lilac tones in the rug, and those accent chairs are to-die-for!
I have always preferred smaller living spaces: condos, apartments, townhomes. Maybe it's because the space is inherently cozier. So even in a larger home I appreciate maximizing the use of a smaller space. This living space tucked in between rooms is both fresh and cozy! The rattan accent chairs have such a cool shape and I love how all of the browns are complemented by pops of green! Jen Smason is the designer of this trendy and elegant space. 
How does one take so many deep, dark tones and make the space feel so fresh and light? Well, this space featured by Athena Calderone (yes, Melissa featured this babe too in her favorite spaces!) pulls it off! I love how the white space becomes a crisp highlight living beside all of the dark hues. I also appreciate how the inclusion of natural material softens all the hard lines. This living space is outdoors, but I have such an affinity for nature, I could spend all my time here!
Did I already mention I love Amber Interiors?? Well, I really do! This space is also one of her designs and it blows me away! I love this living room for two specific reasons. First, the colors and textures used, along with the massive sliding doors, create a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor. The furniture and decor choices are able to blur the boundaries between the living room and the outdoor space. Secondly, I am so intrigued by the horizontal design of the space. The wide openings, horizontal outdoor paneling, paired with the low sitting furniture make the room read like a film screen. All of this achieved without taking away from the height of the room. 
And drumroll.... my final space (and by far my favorite) a living room by Sarah Sherman Samuel
I am not usually a fan of A-frames, but Sarah Sherman Samuel has changed my heart with this design. The mixture of textures in a clean and airy space just works. I love the tie in of the painted stone featured on the fireplace and the half walls, it pulls this enormous open space into one room. The sofas are eye-catching to say the least, they can’t be ignored. I also love the contrast of muted tones with the vibrancy of the neon lime fabric. And did you catch those gorgeous rattan accent chairs??? Oh my!
If you've been following along with Designing #SocietySocialHome, you know Roxy is in the process of building her dream house! Since pulling inspo photos is a great place to start when tackling a new design project, we're starting a new series where we'll ask our favorite tastemakers from influencers to friends to share their 5 favorite spaces. It's going to be such a fun way to get to know each other!
I'm here to share 5 spaces I love!
 
Athena Calderone (aka Eyeswoon's) stunning Brooklyn brownstone is one of my all-time favorites. The space is so light and airy and perfectly mixes vintage finds with modern details. I especially love the curvy forms, the overarching rattan floor lamp and this quirky side table! The overall design is modern and fresh while still feeling welcoming.

I love how Brian Paquette Interiors created cozy spaces inside of this open floorplan. It's a great space for entertaining and still feels intimate. I also love the mix of materials, the brass accents, and the subtle curved silhouettes (I guess I officially have a thing for curves!)

Color is classy! This living room vignette by Jenkins Interiors is a new favorite of mine. I love the blush ceilings, trim work detailing, the pastel palette and those accent chairs! It's effortlessly chic while still feeling cozy and warm. 

Here I love the drama of the arch and how it mirrors the shape of the oversized window frame. The beauty is definitely in the details here -- tape trim along the bottom of the chaise, the decorative molding and dentils... such a restful and inviting space!

The first thing that caught my eye in this living room vignette by Victoria Hagan was this fun chandelier -- It's a perfect mix of traditional and modern! I love the other lighting moments in this room as well, the brass sconces on the wall and the chic table lamp on the minimalistic desk in the corner. Although the room is full of furniture, it does not feel overcrowded or over staged.  

 

As we lay the groundwork for our new North Carolina flagship, our NYC team is still busy learning, sourcing, and mingling! This past month, Melissa, our director of operations attended a fascinating designer breakfast panel moderated by House Beautiful's, Hadley Keller, at the beautiful abcV in Union Square. 
Modern retail is changing in such fast and exciting ways and we were happy to hear industry experts validate our recent business decisions. Here are a few pics from the event and important takeaways! Thank you Boll & Branch for including us!

 

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