Seeing Spots

A design trend I have been seeing all over the web and in my design magazines lately is the use of dalmatian print fabric and wallpaper. Of course, as with any trend, this can go terribly wrong, but most of what I have been seeing has been amazing and I am loving it! 

Dalmatian Fabric | Sarah Catherine Design
I also LOVE that floral print fabric used on this pillow.... I might have to do a little digging and find out who makes that.

I also LOVE that floral print fabric used on this pillow.... I might have to do a little digging and find out who makes that.

The dalmatian print is really easy to use because although it adds boldness to a space, its acts like a neutral, therefore it can be mixed and matched with almost anything. And it is appropriate to use in a lot of different applications.

LOVE this rug... and that bike.

LOVE this rug... and that bike.

Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design

I have been working on re-doing my living room (Its getting close guys! I'll be showing you some pictures of the {mostly} finished room in the next few weeks) and I used a variation of the spotted dalmatian print by Kelly Wearstler for my sofa pillows. My sweet grandmother helped me make the pillows and I really love how they turned out.

Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design
Dalmatian Print | Sarah Catherine Design

What do you think about the dalmatian print trend? Love it, hate it? This guy thinks it's pretty cool...

My New Bedroom Reveal

As many of you already know I started working on redesigning my bedroom several months ago, and today I am very excited to show you how everything turned out! Thanks for bearing with me as this project took me longer to complete than I expected (which seems to always be the case when I take on personal design projects)

Bedroom Reveal | Sarah Catherine Design

I knew that I wanted my bedroom to reflect my personal style but lean more heavily on the girly side because, well, why not? So I just went for it! I created a color palette that I wanted to work within (above) and then pulled together a design board (below) to give myself a visual starting point.

Bedroom Reveal | Sarah Catherine Design

I ended up ordering this exact headboard and bedside table for my room. I also ordered this mirror for my entry which you will see when I reveal my new living room design (stay tuned).

Bedroom Reveal | Sarah Catherine Design
Bedroom Reveal | Sarah Catherine Design

I used linen fabrics for all of the upholstery, pillows, bedding, etc. I love how soft linen is to the touch and to the eye. I wanted to keep the color palette light and airy, but not too boring so I added a pop of soft blue-green with the lamps.

Bed & Bedside tables: Eloquence // Lamps: Circa Lighting // Bedding: Bella Notte Linens // Pillows: Custom

Bedroom Reveal | Sarah Catherine Design
Bedroom Reveal | Sarah Catherine Design

All of the hardware in the room is antique brass. I also chose accessories and artwork in more muted blush tones to compliment the feel of the entire room. Designing any room does not stop at the furniture selection. Remember to think through the way you style a room because the small things play a big role too.

Dresser: Tritter Feefer // Mirror: Wisteria // Jewelry box and Perfume Tray: Pottery Barn // Vase: Jill Rosenwald Ceramics

I added another pop of bold color in this fun pillow. I fell in LOVE with this fabric and although I would love to use it on a larger scale one day it was perfect for this spot in my room. Another thing I was semi-intentional about when thinking about the design of my bedroom is that I wanted the furnishings and decor to have an antique Parisian feel to it. You cant tell in this photo but that artwork is a photo of the Eiffel tower and above it I hung a fun graphic print of macaroons that I found on etsy. 

Chair: Ballard Designs // Artwork: SS Print Shop

I really love how my bedroom turned out! It was well worth the wait. The next project I am working on is re-designing my living room and then eventually updating the guest bedroom as well. I'll keep you all posted as I move check those off my list!