4.13.2011

eye candy {playful restraint}

It is always fascinating to see the homes of interior design professionals (like the one of Susan Hornbeak Ortiz, owner of Shine by S.H.O.) and see which colors, trends, textures, styles and textiles they choose as they are so immersed in the world on a daily basis. Susan shows great restraint in her home. It is not overdecorated and features unique textures and touches--from the cabinetry details, perfect peacock color palette, studding on furniture and whimsical lighting.


(via angelo interiors)
And you can get many of the pieces in her home though her store, Shine by S.H.O.

40 comments:

Color Collective said...

beautiful! wow, i love the colors!!

Kezia Monet said...

I love the pops of aqua and blues...just enough color. So pretty!

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sherri lynn said...

this is so beautiful! i love those green chairs in the kitchen!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

LOVE the colour scheme!! The greens and blues with the crisp white, so lovely!

Callie Grayson said...

oh, I am completely head over heals for that blue chaise lounge!! It would look perfect in my living room!!
xx
callie

17 Perth said...

Wow. I love these--That last pic is my fave. Gorgeous rooms.

claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the turquoise she uses! And those chandeliers .. Heaven!

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alamodeMaven said...

that blue wingback is faaaaaaantastic!!!

define1lady said...

I love the colors! These are a great inspiration to use for decorating my son's room.

define1lady said...

I love the colors! These are a great inspiration to use for decorating my son's room.

Tonia said...

Everytime I see those dining chairs I'm in love all over again

Meg said...

Love the bedroom! The wallpaper and blue chair have a wonderfully retro feel to them.

TERI REES WANG said...

I am just such a huge fan of color, and turquoise most of all.

Cheers!

Julie said...

Those White chairs are insane. Oh, and obsessed with the blue couch!!


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Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

Beautifully coordinated. The only thing I did not really like was the wall paper in the bedroom

niceday4asulk said...

That wallpaper in the bedroom is to die for!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

gorgeous!!! am wondering if she maybe didn't have a sharon montrose python behind the chaise at one time? the space looks similar to another i've seen....or maybe i'm making that up? beautiful, nonetheless!

Chic Coles said...

Those rooms are serious eye-candy! I love the turquoise & green pops of color!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

in LOVE with the second room. just gorgeous. i want that print!! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Melissa said...

the colors are beautiful!! thanks for sharing, stop by!
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xo
melissa

OneMoment said...

Would buy everything... *like*

Stylelinx said...

OMG! This is exactly what my client is looking for--the turquoise chandilier!! I called the showroom (Shine by Sho) and got pricing and availability and of course told them I found them through your blog! I hope the client loves it- I will keep you posted and probably post it on my blog once it's installed! thanks!!

Couture Carrie said...

Such gorgeous spaces and furnishings!
Love those green stools!

xoxox,
CC

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JoslinJewels said...

The fainting couch, white credenza, and painted ceiling beams, aqua ceramics...gorgeous! So glad I found this blog. :)

Ambyr said...

Oooh I don't know which chairs I like best. They have so much texture and depth with all the color.

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Sasha said...

love that kitchen! A Beautiful post as always Blair, have a great weekend. Sasha xx

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rico said...

so beautiful...

Carlos said...

What a beautiful set of interior. I hope i can get to see personally, something like this in the future. People living in the same city where this Professional designer resides must be very lucky because it's quite easy for them to access the designer's services.

There are only a few great designers in this world and you are lucky if you have one near you.

Thanks for having this posted.

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Yann Pendaries said...

I just discovered your blog and love your selections, where the art of home decor is very well represented bravo :)

manvi @ mochatini said...

i love the styling of pic 2. that beaded aqua chandelier is soo on top of my wishlist. And how chic is that turquoise nailhead chair in the bedroom?

amourette said...

i adore those little pops of color!

Flourishing Networks said...

I love the dining table - crisp and clean:)

Valeria said...

Hi Blair. I love your blog! Really beautiful photos and smart ideas... About how to mix colors I'd like to introduce you to accessories' designer Luisa Herculano. She is from Rio and her label Lanno has always inspired matches.

Ivonne Loving said...

Hi! I included this post in this weeks from my reader round-up. Loved the post and thought it would be super useful to my friends and readers. Your posts are the real eye candy!

thedesignfairy said...

I love all of the photos in this post. The colours really stand out. Particularly love the velvet blue chaise and the white chairs in the first picture. There's so much to love in these photos though its quite hard choose a favourite!

Erin said...

INCREDIBLE! I love it all!!!

Apt#34 said...

These rooms just completely brightened my day and you have no idea how badly I needed that!

henzy said...

Loving all the turqouise accents.

Dr. Mendy said...

Love the White Chairs & Benches! I need them!!!