Design Challenge: Cement Dining Table

I've already mentioned my love for cement interiors so it should come as no surprise that I was transfixed by the idea of a concrete dining table. And since I like to keep my design skills on their toes, I gave myself the challenge of designing a space around it.

 
Image via  Domaine

Image via Domaine

 

Since the table itself is rather bulky and masculine, I balanced out the look with some more minimal and feminine pieces. I always love using a signature piece of art to define a dining room and the "retro-tropical" colors in the painting really caught my eye and screamed "My place in life is above a cement dining table!". I heard you loud and clear, painting. 

Now I'm just on the hunt to find the perfect Malibu beach house to execute on this vision. Donations are gladly accepted. 

 
 

Blush: The Pink for the Pink-Adverse

I'm always hesitant towards anything overly pink but lately I've been loving the look of a subtle and muted blush. It's like a low-dose pink for those of us fearful of accidentally creating a life-size Barbie Dream Home. Used sparingly, blush elements can add a cozy and inviting pop of warmth among neutral or cooler tones. 

Here's a collection of some of my favorite blush accents of late.

I know, I know, the chair isn't technically blush but I just love it so much and I've been waiting forever to use it in a post. And just look how WELL does it go with this tone!