This image from Ballard Designs' latest catalog (aren't they hitting it out of the park lately, by the way?) stopped me in my tracks the other day. It feels so refreshing, fun, and colorful. Perfect for the new year. Perfect for the after-holiday blahs.
Wth a happy mix of colors, patterns, and textures—and the cute pup doesn't hurt—that can't help but make you smile. I also brighten at the unexpected elements (the set of three pendants, the art hung next to the pinboard, the stool instead of coffee table) that make the room feel fresh and not staid. I'm inspired and know I'll be reaching a bit more these days for this playful, surprising mood in my spaces and my clients'.