My Interior Design Inspiration

I will admit it, I have become a full-blown interior design junkie! One of my favorite things about Instagram (other than connecting with my page fans, obviously!) is getting my daily dose of design from my favorite interiors accounts. I literally get so excited every day to look at what is new on Instagram from my favorite designers. I am constantly blown away, and so inspired, by the gorgeous home design work that I see on social media. Below are three of my favorite design accounts that give me a ton of amazing ideas for designing my own home!

AMBER INTERIORS

Photos via @amberinteriors

AMBER INTERIORS, @amberinteriors

I whisper to myself “love that!” about a hundred times every time I scroll through @amberinteriors account. A serious interior designer, Amber has mastered the clean, white aesthetic that I love so much. Even more exciting is that she has her own online store now called The Shoppe!

BECKI OWNES

Photos via @beckiowens

BECKI OWENS, @beckiownes

Another amazingly talented interior designer, Becki Owens always has me thinking “I never would have thought to do that!”. Her Instagram feed is beyond stunning, and it usually surprises me a little bit because I find myself loving new colors that I have never gravitated towards before. Becki also has a fantastic website and blog where she has sections like Q+A, How To’s and Get The Look.

STUDIO MCGEE

Photos via @studiomcgee

STUDIO MCGEE, @studiomcgee

Studio McGee is run by husband and wife design-super-duo Syd and Shea McGee. What I love about scrolling through their account, is that they don’t stick to one specific style of design — They will often showcase various projects they work on that are vastly different! They are also masters of the little details. I love examining their images to notice all the small little touches they include. You can shop their favorite things on their online store, MCGEE & CO!

 

Hope you guys are as inspired as I am by these interior designers! Let me know what your favorite design accounts on Instagram are!

Xx

Tamera

 

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Cute Home Accents for Kids’ Rooms

You all know by now just how much I love to decorate our home, but one thing we haven’t talked about much are two very important spaces in the house: the kids’ rooms! Just like in most homes, Aden and Ariahs’ rooms are very different from the rest of the rooms in our house. I love that they each get their own space – it’s something I think you can do no matter how big or small each of your little ones’ rooms are, or even if they’re sharing.

Kids Home Accents - Tamera Mowry

Airplane hooks / Twins building blocks / Animal friends growth chart / Diamond bins / Wire table lamp / Decorative cloud shelf / Hip hip hooray magnet board / California book / Whale tail bookends / You are my sunshine banner

I’ll be posting more about kids decorating ideas in the future but I thought it was about time to share some easy, cute accents that would make any little’s room more cozy, playful and polished. When decorating for kids, don’t feel like you have to follow the same theme as your common areas. Find ways to play off of themes they love, like animals, sports, princess, etc., and use the rooms’ accents to give it that well designed, finished look. You’d be surprised just how great something as simple as storage bins, wall hooks or shelving can be for making toys and books look more presentable. Even something as simple as putting the kids’ artwork in frames that follow your style and color scheme can really transform a room. The kids may not care about those details so much as long as all their belongings are there to comfort them, but you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the room is just as cozy and stylish as the rest of your home. It’s all about compromise ;)

Do your little ones rooms’ have a theme or style? Which kids interior design topics do you want to see on Tameramowry.com? Comment here or tweet them to me @tameramowrytwo. Maybe I’ll have some tips for you!

Xx,
Tamera

Home Look I Love: Colorful Accent Chairs under $300

As you probably know, I’m all about rustic neutrals and beachy vibes in my home. But I’m also a huge fan of color and using it strategically to create interest in a room. One way to do this? The accent chair…

Accent Chairs under $300

Hayneedle teal armless chair / Joss & Main Gerwin arm chair / Aspiin contemporary arm chair / Joss & Main Nikole club chair / Nate Berkus classic tufted chair / Yuma green accent chair / Wayfair Madison Park arm chair / Wayfair curved arm chair / Threshold upholstered chair

Accent chairs don’t command as much attention as sofas or shelving, yet they add a fun pop of color that can really lighten the mood of a living room. When it comes to choosing an accent chair, you still want to stick with the style you’ve been decorating with – like traditional, mid-century, modern etc – and consider the wood textures and metals when pairing with other furniture. Besides that, it’s all about choosing something that elevates the room, and lately I’ve been loving the idea of adding something like the pink Nate Berkus for Target chair to a bright white space or putting a sunny yellow like this patterned chair in a more traditional sitting room. So many ideas!

The best part is you get the most bang for your buck as far as furniture goes with an accent chair – all of these are under $300! So, if you’re on a major budget but want to transform a room, this is a great place to start. Be sure to click through to your fave styles because some of them come in even more colors ;)

Which one are you eyeing?

Xx,
Tamera

Fall Home Décor Ideas (That Aren’t All Red & Orange)

Do you guys switch up your home décor based on the seasons? I don’t go too crazy but I absolutely love this time of year and I’m a firm believer in keeping a house a welcoming space that you feel truly excited to come home to. And if you want to think outside the box with unique fall home decor ideas, why not try something new inside and save the red, orange and yellows for the leaves?

Fall Home Decor Ideas - That Aren't All Red + Orange via Tamera Mowry

Fall Home Decor Ideas - That Aren't All Red + Orange via Tamera Mowry

Resin pumpkin sculptureSet of 4 gobletsCharcoal felt basket / Velvet pumpkin / Large speckled vase / Antler glass bowlBirch tea light holders / Pumpkin stoneware dining bowlBourbon Vanille candleFaux fur throw 

This look is definitely not as bright as your normal harvest décor,  but it’s not lacking in warmth. The cozy candles and silvery grays it a romantic vibe that can easily be paired with nice glassware for elegant entertaining. This style looks so pretty with white pumpkins too! And you can decorate with black and white accents like spiders and spooky bats for Halloween.

Fall Home Decor Ideas - That Aren't All Red + Orange via Tamera Mowry

Gather pillow / Cabin fever stool / Tall stoneware pumpkin / Tartan plaid blanketMagnolia leaf wreath / Pumpkin & spice candleCopper mug / Sandpiper log basket / Burlap wine bags

While that was a more modern look, this screams cozy and welcoming – perfect for intimate nights in with the fam! Since I recently talked about my love of rustic neutrals in another post, I decided to create a guide with a few accents to show how easy it is to give your year-round décor a seasonal upgrade. Here all you need are some candles, faux pumpkins and a hint of plaid. So cozy.

How do you decorate for fall? And, what other home décor topics would you like me to blog about next?

Xx,
Tamera

Home Look I Love: Rustic Neutrals

There’s nothing like a finding your perfect neutral shade when it comes to interior design. It anchors the whole space and from there you can build a color palette and design you love. Over the summer I shared my obsession with aqua accents, a tranquil color that looks great in splashes throughout a space. Next up, how to find the perfect neutral to inspire the rest of your décor.

Home Look I Love: Rustic Neutrals

Rustic wood mirror, Gale rustic 2-door console, 1 light pendant in natural, Relax wood sign, Ice crackle vase, Racing stripe pillow covers, Throw pillow, Rustic dinner plates, Wood bench, Distressed candlestick holders, Butler crawford end table

For this edition of Home Look I Love, I decided to go with rustic neutrals. These would be light ‘n bright tones that have a natural feel to them—think woodgrain, driftwood, jute, distressed paint, etc. They also have a coastal twist to them, with blue-grays and minty greens, which, if light enough, can definitely double as a neutral.

3 Tips for Choosing Neutrals

Choose 2-3 shades. You don’t need to stick to one neutral, like white or gray, but you don’t want to get too crazy. For example, if you love the rustic look, try a couple complementary neutrals like gray, ivory, and a pretty lightwood. Give them enough contrast so they don’t clash.

Consider the theme. Think of words that you will want to describe your home with, like rustic, modern, coastal, or even feelings like warm, cozy, chic. The shades you choose will need to evoke those feelings.

Pair with what your own. Unless you are starting from scratch, you probably already have furniture or décor that you plan to keep… Make sure the new color scheme you choose highlights what’s so great about those pieces.

Anyone in the midst of redecorating? Share your progress below!

Xx,
Tamera

10 Ways To Update Your Home Decor for $50 or Less

One of the biggest questions I get asked when it comes to interior design isn’t just how to design a space, but how to do it on a budget. No matter what that budget is, everyone has one – that amount set aside specifically for home projects – and it’s usually important to stick to it. So I wanted to address some of the things you can do when you don’t have a large budget, or you are just trying to save money in this area. Here are 10 ways to refresh and renew your home on a major budget:

How to Switch Up Your Home Decor

1. Add greenery. Fresh flowers/greenery add more to a space than you’d imagine. Instead of spending big bucks at the grocery store on bouquets that aren’t your fave, shop at local farmers markets. There’s more variety and you can get bigger bundles that can be divided among the shelves and tabletops in your home to create an inviting (and beautifully scented) space.

2. Deep clean fabrics and furniture to give it new life. This goes especially for those who have white or light colors throughout your home. Even if a fabric, rug, or surface doesn’t appear dirty to the naked eye, once you give it a deep clean it can actually look brand new again. It’s surprising simple yet effective this is.

3. Add curb appeal. Landscaping and paint projects can be spendy and time consuming, so if it’s curb appeal you’re going for, just focus on something small like the front door. Give it a fresh coat of paint in a new accent color or simply hang a DIY wreath on it to give it that welcoming feel.

4. Rearrange the furniture you already have. An old trick that never ceases to give a space new life, whether it’s your college dorm or first ever house! Let this be one of the first things you try. Often it seems like there aren’t other solutions, when in fact there are tons of ways to switch up a single room. Ask a friend who isn’t there too often for their opinion – you’re probably just too familiar with the current setup to imagine a new layout.  

5. Shop around. Fave shops out of budget? No problem – you can still gather inspiration for the style you love, and try to recreate the look with something in your price range. Like I’ve shared in my High & Low Home Décor series, you can usually find inspiration in one shop, and find a more affordable version in the next.

6. Start small. Accents like knobs, door pulls, and handles are all going to be much more affordable than replacing an entire dresser or cabinetry, and it will give them a whole new look.

7. Craft the décor. Read my post on finding unique artwork for the home to see how we have made or found our own custom décor from photographs and antique finds. 

8. Make your space look bigger with a mirror. When it comes to expanding space without actually knocking down walls, here’s a trick: Add a big mirror rather than artwork to a central wall to expand the depth of the room.

9. Add color and texture. Swap out towels and smaller linens in order to give a space a clean, fresh look without having to replace major items. When it comes to things we wash frequently, colors can fade and fabric can get worn, so swapping them out will actually make a huge difference.

10. Decorate with your kids’ art. Last but not least, find cute ways to display the art your little ones have made for you. Think outside the box – frame those pieces that have just been hanging on the fridge or get prints made in order to make it easier to display.

What do you do when your home décor needs a refresh?

Xx,
Tamera