Entries Tagged as 'Home & DIY'

Celebrity Homes: Bobby Flay’s Hamptons Kitchen



 Get a dose of Celebrity Style with Bobby Flay and Stephanie March’s Hampton Dream Kitchen

Bobby Flay Kitchen Elle Decor

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s and wife actress Stephanie March recently invited Elle Decor into their dream Hamptons kitchen.  This bold celebrity kitchen includes 2 ovens, a 10 burner commercial range, a griddle, a deep fryer. It’s not surprise that Bobby’s Flay’s house is set up kind of like a restaurant. It holds 2 cafe tables and a large island.

The bold cabinets painted majestic blue by Benjamin Moore dominate the interior and set the tone for the overall space. Even if your not willing to go the extreme with a wall full of turquoise. There is still plenty to take a from this celebrity space. Keep reading to see how to get the look…

Get the look Bobby Flay Kitchen ourlakelife.com

Benjamin Moore’s Majestic Blue Paint – A wall full of turquoise cabinets is a lot for anyone to commit to, but try just a few accents in this bold blue hue would go a long way.

Antiqued Metal Drum Pendant, Restoration Hardware– Hung in a pair over an island these drum pendants from would cast the perfect glow.

Riviera Side Chair, Serena and Lily – I’ve been obsessed with the French style bistro chairs since I first laid eyes on them.

Adjustable Iron Table, West Elm, What’s not to love about this industrial and adjustable iron table?

Maple End Grain Cutting Board, Overstock – Every good chef needs a large wood cutting board that’s as stylish as it is functional.

Wicker Trays, Decorative Things – You can never go with wicker tray to catch all the things that seem to accumulate on kitchen counters.

*inspiration photo styled by Gregory Bissonnette; Photography by William Waldron for ELLEDECOR.com

5 Coastal Decorating Ideas from Sarah’s Cottage



Neutral and Blue Living Room Design

photos: Sarah Richardson Design via HGTV

Happy unofficial start to summer everyone. I don’t know about you but I’m ready for it. Over the weekend HGTV replayed Sarah Richardson’s Summer Cottage episodes and I so enjoyed watching them over again. I may have even enjoyed watching them more the second time around. I love all the calming blues and greens in the space and got to thinking about how she pulled it all together. Here are some of the images from the show and my own observations.

Mixing patterns like a pro by using a single color.

If you’re intimidated by mix patterns try using a single color as a jumping off point. Sarah said “The Chiang Mai Dragon fabric on the ottomans which had so many different blues, from inky indigo to faded cornflower” was a jumping off point for the living room. By using patterns in the same blue tones the whole room feels put together and cohesive without the use of a single color feeling boring.

Coastal Decorating Sarah's Cottage

Mixed seating creates a casual elegance

Mix up your seating in the dining room.  Sarah used secondhand banker chairs painted a soft blue, a pale green bench and upholstered wing back chairs upholstered in 2 different fabrics around the dining table.

Continue the same colors throughout an open floor plan

Pale blue painted antique corbels support the peninsula overhang. Three different colors were used on the kitchen cabinets. Benjamin Moore’s Wedgewood Gray on the peninsula, Gray Cashmere on the uppers and November Rain below continue the color palette into the kitchen. The marble backsplash incorporates the many colors and brings it all together.

Use a statement piece in a small room

A dramatic large scale bed is the focal piece in the in the guest cabin, but she softened the look with subtle gray accents. A bedside lamp made from a birchwood tree brings a natural element while large windows and doors makes the tiny one room structure feel larger and one with nature.

Little Boy’s Room Designed by Emily Henderson



boys bedroom emily henderson

It’s really rare that I see a little boy’s room designed and styled in a  way that feels like a child could live there but also has the agility to be completely transformed with a few accessories to an older child’s space. Emily Henderson did just that by using a bold and simple color palette of blue and yellow when designing a space influenced bedroom for a very lucky little boy named Graham.

boy's bedroom star wars

“The main request from the parents was that it was timeless enough that they didn’t have to redo it in five years — sure, change out the textiles, have fun with the accessories, but the general design and the furniture should remain the same.”

vintage boys bedroom

I think Emily nailed it on the head from the cool graphic bedding to the acrylic box that houses a collection of toys to the giant custom artwork centered behind the bed. The whole room is unique and styled without feeling to “grown-up” for a kid to live there.

 yellow and blue boy's bedroom

Click on over to Emily’s blog to see more images, DIY projects and tips for creating a timeless kids bedroom.

all  images by David Stay for Style by Emily Henderson

The Art of Lisa Golightly



imageAs my style evolves and I’ve been changing up the style in our house on my wish list has been some art work to go with the new color scheme. Well last week I had a gift card to One Kings Lane and purchased a canvas print of the painting above called All Together by Lisa Golightly. I did a little searching on Lisa to find her other pieces and wasn’t disappointed. Come take a look…



Insanely beautiful right? I love the color palette and style to Lisa’s paintings. All images and prints of her paintings can be found in Lisa Golightly’s Etsy shop Kiki and Polly or you can visit Lisa’s blog here.

The Lake House Deck




After sharing the view through the living room doors last week I thought I’d share a peak at what’s just beyond. It’s the deck on our little house by the lake. This space had us sold the minute we stepped through those doors back when we first toured this house. It was one of those moments in house hunting that you have when you know that a house could be “the one” Our lake house has come a long way since then. Want to come take a look? (more…)

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