Hi, friends. Happy Friday! We’re headed into the weekend with a new edition of 10 Pins! This month’s curated roundup of interior inspiration is packed with rich textures, deep neutral hues, and high design. I found myself drawn to darker colors with modern touches. As always, be sure to click through and check out the designers, extended room & home tours, and pin your favorites for future reference. Ready to see my favorite inspiration I collected and pinned this month? You know the drill- click through!
#1 // Striped Entryway
I really want to find a way to include striped wallpaper (or painted stripes) in our entryway. I love this delicate vertical striped wallpaper paired with the classic black front door, brass hardware, styled with a simple pedestal & greenery arrangement. Talk about making an entrance!
#2 // Writing Desk
Something about this wood writing desk & chair pairing really does it for me. It’s so simple and well-styled, but the overall vignette feels very timeless and effective. I’m also digging the mirror installation!
#3 // Marble Powder Room
Everything about this marble sink situation speaks to me. The wall mounted faucet, the antique candleholder, velvet ottoman, ribbed marble detail, graphic veining, gilded mirror, simple sconce, and glossy paint color are working together in the best way.
#4 // Green Cabinets
When I think about our future mudroom… this is exactly what I envision: a bank of cabinetry with ample storage that gives a clean, functional, and sophisticated look. The green paint color is perfection and that basket of fresh picked florals have me ready for spring!
#5 // Modern Marble Fireplace
Modern meets traditional always yields the best kind of interior juxtaposition- it’s an art. The marble fireplace is dreamy, but even more intriguing is the curved double sofa and modern abstract art!
#6 // Gaming Nook
This vignette is providing major inspiration for our basement. After having our family here, I’ve been on the hunt for a vintage game table. We played plenty of games on the floor and this would be far more practical and beautiful. Can you even believe that table and the window nook with the beautiful window treatments? Stunning!
#7 // Cozy Bedroom
You know I love a deep navy color palette. This chic lodge aesthetic really calls to me. From the custom bed that reads as millwork to the styled window nook, this timeless space was certainly a favorite from the bunch.
#8 // Classic Bathroom
More striped wallpaper! Classic subway and hex tile never go out of style. This is a prime example of how to design a bathroom with longevity. I love everything about this little hardworking space.
#9 // Dark Walnut Kitchen
Dark wood and walnut is making a BIG comeback. I’m expecting we’ll see more wood tones such as this in the months ahead. Paired with the dusty rose upper cabinets, this beautiful kitchen is unique, fresh, and inspiring.
#10 // Modern Moody Living Space
Last but not least, this modern living room feels livable & effortless, but also fashion forward. These rooms that look like everything was thrifted or are filled with vintage furniture are very difficult to achieve in a tasteful way- they’re never as easy as they appear.
I’d love to hear what inspiration you liked best from today’s post! Was there one vignette that stood out to you? What would you like to apply or save for your own home? Striped wallpaper is at the top of my list. Happy pizza Friday, friends! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
PeggiFebruary 10, 2023 at 6:03 am
Good morning! What a collection of Friday inspiration! All the dark wood, veiny marble and perfect greens! The striped entry is a sophisticated mix of ornate (the millwork and mitered ceiling wallpaper) and simple (the styling and palette). I’m intrigued at the idea of striped wallpaper in your entry, but I’m completely stumped on the boundaries given the double height and upstairs hallway connection. Would love to know how you’re noodling on that one! While I appreciate the quiet desk moment in what I imagine is a bedroom corner, that chair seems more for looking than sitting! What’s not to like about a dramatic marble-clad bathroom with huge windows? I especially adore the fluted marble sink apron. Beautiful and practical mudroom cabinetry! The integrated brass handles on the bottom drawers? Genius! Also, making a note to get my mud boots color matched for the perfect green! Ha. I think that modern fireplace vignette might be too sophisticated for this girl, but I would never say no to that marble mantel. That game table though? All kinds of yes! Such pretty details. The scalloped sides, piecrust edge and claw & ball feet? Stunning. Plus, the notion of a game table is so…wholesome. Lots to admire about that cozy bedroom, but I’m not sure the column situation is my jam. That sumptuous fur blanket though? Wow. I agree 100% about that classic bathroom. Beautiful, timeless and attainable. Hmmm. I have thoughts about that Jake Arnold kitchen. I’ve also noted the darker wood trend…I’m still on the fence. I would say these cabinets might be about as dark as I would want. Why do I sense this look requires a designer to achieve successfully? Also, unsure about the dirty knees color of the upper cabinet. Hard to imagine a more incredible space than the final image. Those windows and millwork? Amazing. The pairing of that luscious sofa with the “don’t stay too long” chair makes me laugh a little, but I do get the effortless and livable vibes. I’d plunk down on that rug and hang out! (I bet they serve great wine.😃) Well, these selections felt super-cool and even a little challenging! Perfect for some end-of-the-week contemplation! Thanks as always, Sarah! Cheers to Pizza Friday, friends!!🍕🍷
SarahFebruary 14, 2023 at 8:34 am
Good morning, Peggi! I’m late to the 10 pins party in the comment section (but better late than never!). I am convinced stripes are going to be the right move for our entryway and I can’t get the vision out of my head. They’ll go all the way from floor to ceiling on both levels (main and upstairs hall). I tried to convince Emmett on wallpaper but I think it’s going to be out of our budget, so he’s thinking we can pull off the look with paint. I’m thinking subtle, but we’ll see. Kind of excited about the plan and to have him on board! Isn’t that marble sink incredible? It has me dreaming of our future powder room and laundry room renovations. How the stylist found the perfect green boots to match the cabinetry is beyond me- but if I had to guess… Photoshop, ha. Maybe the cabinets were inspired by the boot color and color matched? haha! It’s a mystery! I’m definitely on board with the darker wood- we refinished the hardwoods in our previous two homes with walnut stain and it always felt so timeless to me. I think in moderation, it’s perfect. Are you following along with Gwen’s new build? She did the same color for her flooring! I am rolling at the “don’t stay too long” chair. I’m definitely going to start staying that. Ha! I hope you had a good weekend and are now having a good week- we’re getting more snow here today. Where is spring?! xo
ColleenFebruary 10, 2023 at 9:24 am
Happy Friday! I’m totally on board with Pin#1 striped wallpaper definitely has such a classic feel and I think would be stunning in your entryway 😍
Pin #4 A bank of green cabinetry, yes please. As I’m painting my kitchen cabinets a similar color I obviously also love your idea of creating this look in your mud room. I adore everything about this room. So incredibly gorgeous ❤️
A gaming nook in your basement sounds like the perfect spot to host family and friends games night 😜, a vintage games table will create such a pretty vignette while providing fun! We hosted every Sunday night an evening of Catan at our home all throughout the pandemic. It was a blast, I highly encourage your thought on a games table, especially since you have the space. Thumbs up to Pin #6
I do love a very cozy bedroom #7 Our bedroom in our last home had a similar color I never really tired of so Yes indeed
#8 is definitely very pretty and a classic bathroom 👍
And #9 Honestly I’ve always loved dark wood and I would be over the moon if it makes it way back into interiors more consistently. I probably would choose a powdery blue or soft green accent over dusty rose, but this kitchen does have a coziness I appreciate.
I hope you have the loviest of weekends 🌺🍕🥂
SarahFebruary 14, 2023 at 8:29 am
I love that wallpaper, too! I haven’t given up on stripes in our entry and I think I finally have Emmett convinced… though he thinks paint may be more feasible, so we shall see. Regardless, stripes are happening. Haha! I can’t wait to see your painted kitchen cabinets- you’ll have to snap a photo for me. I know it’s going to be so beautiful! We also love Catan, Ticket to Ride, games, and puzzles. Having our family here (and making time for it), I realized a game table would be so nice. Here’s to hoping a vintage one magically appears for me. I’d love to find one like this with lots of character! I do think dark wood is coming back… I’m with you- I’ve always loved the look. We refinished the hardwoods in our two previous homes and used dark walnut for both- such a timeless look. Hope you’re having a great week, Colleen! xo
DannaFebruary 10, 2023 at 9:27 am
Enjoyed all 10 pins today Sarah. I immediately pinned the mudroom with the beautiful green cabinets and brick flooring. This is what we have envisioned in our home too. The veined and ribbed marble in the bath has me smiling. I am starting to come around on the glossy paint just not fully there yet. Maybe a bathroom like this one for starters. Yes, to velvet benches, stools, chairs, sofas! Love the texture and color. I can see a beautiful striped wallpaper in your entry. I know that height is a challenge in there but know you will find a way. The pedestal in the entry is a favorite too. The dark wood trend I am liking but in moderation. I prefer in a study or dining room. Also a dark wood kitchen island. This game table is incredible! What a fun challenge to find one for your basement. When the kids were little we would sit on the floor then used a large ottoman. Now, I would say a table would be most comfortable and useful. ;)
Good post to start the day! Hope everyone’s weekend is wonderful! We don’t have any plans and that sounds good to me.
SarahFebruary 14, 2023 at 8:21 am
So glad to hear that, Danna! Aren’t those cabinets amazing? Emmett is requesting brick flooring in our mudroom and laundry room, and I can’t argue with the classic look. If we ever try glossy paint in our home, it will have to be a room we totally rework the drywall. There are too many imperfections on our existing walls to give it that flawless slick look. I’m not giving up on our entryway stripes. I’m not sure if it will be wallpaper or paint, but I can’t get the vision out of my head, so Emmett has agreed to try to make it work. We may have to rent a lift or something. Yikes! Kind of exciting though. In our previous two homes, we refinished the hardwood floor in a medium / dark walnut and I always enjoyed the look. I think dark wood is really timeless. Isn’t that game table amazing? I’ve been on the hunt for a vintage one for our basement after our family visited. I realized it would be really practical, so crossing my fingers a vintage one will appear soon. I hope you’re having a good week! I’m still playing catch up over here. After having our family here, photographing and finishing the guest room (which is coming to the blog tmrw!), and preparing to leave for our Canada ski trip in a couple days, it has been a whirlwind of a month. Have a great day! xox
LiaFebruary 10, 2023 at 11:52 am
That Benham Park desk is something else. This is the link where I found the whole project: https://albion-nord.com/projects/benham-park/
SarahFebruary 14, 2023 at 8:16 am
So pretty! Thank you, Lia!
LaurenFebruary 13, 2023 at 9:43 am
Incredible inspiration packed into these 10 pins. I do adore the stripes in the entry, and I could envision something classic like this in yours. I’m wondering though, with your skirted table will it read too traditional? I’m over the moon about the writing desk and chair pairing as well. I’m on the fence about the mirror, but such a distinctively lovely office setup for a small space. Marble sinks will forever have my heart- and I’m loving the fluted detail on the apron of this one. Dreamy! How I wish I had the space to install a mudroom. I adore the bank of cabinetry, the simple rod pulls on the lower drawers and the brick. This is a beautifully done utilitarian space. The marble fireplace is delightful; I envision marble or limestone for my own, but it always strikes me seeing images like this, that our mantle likely sits much higher than a standard mantle would. The game table vignette is the winner of the day, and I can definitely see a setup similar to this in your basement. Who wouldn’t love that table?! It’s the pie crust edge and the feet for me. Adorable! I’m taking notes on the tile in the classic bathroom- I’d love to have this combination in our primary bath- though slightly different. I love that the space is functional, timeless, and not overly done. It’s a whole vibe. The walnut kitchen is #2 for me today. I’ve always imagined our kitchen with painted cabinetry, but something about that vision always felt slightly off. The more I consider medium to dark wood tones in our particular space, the more I know it would be the right choice. I’m loving the darker wood being more widely accepted, and I’ll be devouring any and all kitchen inspiration revolving around that element. The living space isn’t hitting the mark for me. I like specific elements of the room, but it’s not giving me that warm and inviting feeling. Perhaps for me this particular vignette is feeling cluttered- I’m not quite sure. Regardless, it’s a lovely day for 10 pins and I thank you for sharing a taste of what’s been inspiring you of late! Have a wonderful Monday Sarah!
SarahFebruary 14, 2023 at 7:57 am
I’m majorly playing catch up over here, and am so happy to hear you liked this month’s 10 pins! Isn’t that game table fantastic? I’ve been searching for ones on Marketplace (thinking maybe for our basement) and haven’t had luck yet- but that one is serving major inspiration. I love your idea of going darker with the wood in your kitchen… I think that look is so beautiful. Check back tomorrow for our guest room, if you have time! I FINALLY finished photographing it over the weekend and am happy to have one more room crossed off our list. I hope you’re having a good week so far! xo