Friday, March 12, 2010

Fabulous Room Friday 03.12.10

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I just received the April issue of InStyle and was thrilled to see the fabulous home of Julie Bowen from Modern Family. While the entire home, designed by Julie’s sister, Molly Luetkemeyer (founder of M.Design Interiors) has a very cool, eclectic, Hollywood Regency vibe going on, the family room is my favorite space. I love that the furniture is all neutral and is accented by the use of bold-colored accessories. How cool is the vintage Chanel No. 5 sign?

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I mean, is this not the most perfectly styled set of bookshelves you’ve seen in ages? I love that the backs are painted in an olive tone. It really sets off the brightly-colored accessories beautifully. I think with some patience and thriftiness, this look could be duplicated fairly easily.

 

Image Credit: M. Design Interiors

22 comments:

Domestic Engineer said...

I loved that article too. Modern Family is my new favorite show. I did the same thing to the bookcases in my study and love the effect.

Laura Trevey said...

Great book cases and fabulous Chanel #5.... Love it!

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

The green paint peeking through the back of the bookshelf adds so much interest to the space.

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

So much goodness here. The gold bird...the bar, the chanel 5, the green backed bookshelves. I enjoy it very much!

Naomi said...

I didn't know they were sisters... what a talented family! Love that olive pop behind the bookshelves. It's all in the subtleties right?

SogniSorrisi said...

The first time I saw that room I fell in love with No 5 sculpture - definitely cool!

That bookcase is to die for. I'm kinda jealous of people who are so organized!!

Have a great weekend!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

great bookcase, I love how the foo dogs are separated. and the is amazing, great room indeed!
Have a great weekend

Simply Mel said...

I practically swoon over every bookcase, but this one might just take my breath away! Something I'm going to save and try to recreate for my little crumb's room with a blush pink color on the backs....oh my mind is spinning now!

Uncle Beefy said...

Love, love, love it!!! If I can look at an image and imagine myself sipping coffee and leafing through magazines and art books (and by "art books" I probably mean "self-help books"!) then I know it's a good thing! Mmmmm. :)

Katie said...

Just died. Those bookshelves!!

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Emily A. Clark said...

Wow, I'm definitely saving that bookcase pic!

Yours are posted on my blog today, btw. Thanks so much!

Karena said...

Paloma, just love these images. I have two sets of bookshelves, so editing I must!! Great ideas.

Karena
Art by Karena

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I got this issue yesterday! I was going to blog about it. Loved finding out that her sister owns M design. It was a fun/chic home!

Averill said...

I'm saving that bookshelves' shot for my files -- I'm always on the look out for fantastic bookshelves, especially with contrasting backs. Have a great weekend, Paloma!

ashlina said...

yes! i adore their work. my post yesterday was about their work too!

http://secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com/2010/03/secret-of-domestic-bliss-7add-touch-of.html

dont you just love the chanel no 5?

The Rural Socialite said...

These are the best edited bookshelves I've seen in awhile, and you're right, they do look like they could be recreated. I like that the artwork doesn't overpower the books.

EmbodyingFashion said...

omg, fabulous room i love that Chanel no. 5 sign. Great post:)

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I like her unexpected color choice in the bookshelves. great pick!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

The bookcases do have a really fresh energy!

Marija said...

I'm glad you chose to show the laid back family room - I agree it's a great vibe. The bookshelf olive is a great choice. Marija

Debby Lee said...

I love the whimsical details like the peacock sculpture on the coffee table and the antlers on the book shelf. Cool room full of interest. Thanks for sharing!

Short Stories for the Single Girl said...

Great design, fits with Julie Bowen's personality, especially love the Chanel No. 5.