It's getting pretty crowded out there in cyberspace with new design blogs popping up almost daily. While they are all interesting in their own way and the product of much hard work and effort on the part of the authors, there are a few fresh bloggers who really stand out. Over the next couple of weeks I will share some of them with you.
The first of my new favorites is Tobi Fairley, written by the very talented interior designer of the same name based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her designs are fresh and on trend but posses a timeless quality that will ensure their lasting beauty. She loves color and contrast and uses it to great effect in her work.
All of her rooms are vibrant and full of energy. Her sense of scale and proportion is finely tuned and she plays these elements with precision.
Natural elements, geometric shapes and bold stripes seem to be a reoccurring theme in her designs.
She seems to be equally adept at traditional and modern styling and blends the two seamlessly in her interiors. I am in love with the drapery heading below - box pleats are extended into a seamed casing that forms a rod pocket casing on each beautifully tailored panel.
The sitting area in this room shows off her rug designing talents. Check out the area rugs in the rest of the pictures - stunning.
The bold geometric pattern on this rug below shows her signature use of large scale pattern.
In the picture below a smaller geometric is used on the sofa with wonderful yellow accents and yet another bold rug.
If you have a few free minutes check out her blog and be sure to scroll down to the posts of her amazing Christmas decorations in her home. Green apples never looked so good.
all images - Tobi Fairley