Week of July 1, 2019 – Summer Inspirations

Summer is in full swing and we are feeling inspired by the beach waves and sunshine! Long gone are the dreary days of winter – it’s time to break out some vibrant colors and soak up the sun. This week we found some stellar designs that use bright colors, tropical inspirations, and outdoor elements.

1. Why We Love Color

Why our brains love colorful interiors, Freshome

Color affects us more than we might realize – touching on everything from your mood to your perception of a space. The psychology of color use is fascinating, and while a lot of designers think to use it in commercial design it’s important to keep in mind for homes too.

2. Summer Swim Space

Miami Beach Home with a Swimmable Lagoon, Design Milk

Living in this Miami home must feel like a tropical vacation every day! The swim-friendly lagoon outside is paired with a sleek contemporary indoor living space for the best of both worlds.

3. Tropical Splash

Tropical Punch, Home & Design

The owners of this Virginia home certainly didn’t shy away from color and the results speak for themselves! From mix and match furniture to stand-out wallpaper, every piece of décor pops against otherwise clean white walls.

4. Playful Colors for Kids

Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, Healthcare Snapshots

Designed with children in mind, this medical center makes great use of vibrant colors and whimsical curved architecture to create a playful feel. Color can affect our mood, and this health center is definitely taking full advantage of that concept!

5. The Great Outdoors

Incorporating Outdoor Space in the Work Environment, Work Design

Ever been stuck in your office on a breezy, summer day and wish you could be outside? Companies like Amazon and Microsoft are incorporating outdoor elements to improve employee creativity, focus, and overall happiness. Not only are there plenty of practical benefits, but the finished looks are pretty amazing too!


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