Mother’s Day Style: Kris Jenner

Celebrity moms have style. As the matriarch of the Kardashians, Kris Jenner is known for being outspoken and bold. Her interior style reflects her personality, with lots of sharp contrast, statement pieces and a striking (and minimalistic) color palette. Her living room expresses who she is with a powerful display.

If you like Kris Jenner’s style, here are three ways to bring it home.

Embrace Black and White

Black and white is the most striking combination for creating contrast, and it’s a classic look, as well. Consider black furniture for your main pieces, then lighten up the room with white details. Or do the reverse, using a white sofa and a dark rug to anchor it. Gray paint and accents marry and soften the palette.

Carefully Select Furniture

Kris Jenner chose modern pieces that function like usable art. An asymmetric accent chair feels Art Deco, while sleek details keep things sophisticated.

Go for Bold Prints

Make a big statement with an oversized rug in a striking graphic print. In fact, it’s the only pattern in Jenner’s space. Choose a bold piece that becomes the focal point in your room.

What do you think of Kris Jenner home? Check out more celebrity moms style: Lisa Vanderpump and Joanna Gaines.

Mother’s Day Style: Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines is one of the most stylish TV moms around. Not only did she make farmhouse style the hottest look of the past few years; she put the focus of home design on telling the family’s story. Her own home reflects those same values, with an eclectic mix of personal items, old and new, that creates an inviting space for family and friends.

If you love Joanna Gaines’ style, here are three of her signature items:

 

Shiplap

Admit it. None of us knew what shiplap was before Fixer Upper. Now we all want the beautiful reclaimed wood in our homes. From walls to furniture, every room can use a little shiplap.

 

Vintage Maps

There’s something nostalgic and beautiful about framing and hanging vintage maps. Whether it’s from your city, your travels or your dreams, framed vintage maps add a sense of adventure to your room.

 

Pendant Lights

Most of Joanna’s designs include large kitchen islands, and the way to create a sense of coziness is to anchor them with statement pendant lights. Not only do pendants provide task lighting; they underscore the design of the home.

 

What do you think of Joanna Gaines’ style?

Mother’s Day Style: Lisa Vanderpump

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and some of our favorite celebrity moms provide the perfect inspiration for designing your home around family. First up is Lisa Vanderpump, from BravoTV. We love her glamorous style. Her living room embraces her feminine side with elegant tufted furniture, over-the-top details like crystal chandeliers (everywhere,) and the welcoming feeling of softness and curves.

If you like Lisa’s look, too, here are three ways to incorporate it in your home.

Think Pink

Blush is a hot shade this season, especially in furnishings and rugs. Choose a blush sofa or rug as the foundation of the room. Layer in other shades of pink, as well. We’re reviving the cosmetic-counter colors of the ‘80s, with everything from mauve to fuchsia.

 

Add Mirrored Furniture

Nothing’s more glamorous in a room than a mirrored table or chest. Use one behind a sofa, in your foyer, or for an end table or nightstand. Mirrored furniture reflect the light in your room, giving your space sparkle.

Power Up Flowers

Bring flowers—lots of them!!—into your room with floral prints and fresh bouquets. Artwork or an accent chair with a bold floral pattern adds interest to your space and makes a statement. Vases with colorful buds literally breathe life into the room. You can never have too many blooms.

What do you think of Lisa Vanderpump’s style? Let us know in the comments below.

Six Design Rules to Break

Rules can be helpful – especially when you’re doing something new. But rules are also made to be broken – especially when it comes to a creative process like decorating your home. If you’re afraid of making a design faux pas, here are six rules you can toss out of your (treatment-free) window:

Design Rules Old and New

You shouldn’t mix old with new

Your room isn’t meant to be a time capsule. In fact, decorating in a single style or period can make a room feel boring and uninspired. Instead, pick your favorite pieces from across decades. If you love them, chances are they’ll work well together. One way to create a cohesive look is to use the room’s architecture for inspiration. If you live in a traditional Colonial, for example, combine contemporary pieces with an Oriental rug. You want your room to look as though it’s been assembled over time, not in a single shopping spree.

 

Design Rules Sofa

A living room needs a sofa

It used to be that designing a living room started with the sofa. This rule no longer need apply. Consider creating a cozy conversation space with four oversized easy chairs. A pair of loveseats or settees can make a space feel more formal. Or choose a chaise and an easy chair combination, for a place to relax and unwind. While you can never go wrong using a sofa in a living room, it’s not the only option.

Design Rules Windows

Windows need window treatments

If you have a beautiful view and gorgeous windows, there’s no rule that says you have to cover them up with window treatments. Let the outdoors in by leaving windows treatment-free. This is a great choice when privacy and insulation aren’t a concern.

Design Rules Nightstand

Nightstands should match

His and hers doesn’t have to mean identical. Why not create a more interesting setting by letting each person choose the nightstand option that suits them best? If you like to read in bed while enjoying a cup of tea, choose a sleek glass-top end table. If your partner prefers to store magazines and the remote, a more classic design with drawers would be best. Then bridge the difference by choosing a similar finish.

Every room needs a pop of color

An accent wall or bright throw pillows certainly make a room feel alive, but monochromatic rooms can be just as interesting. Design a room in subtle shades of gray or ivory or tan. Neutrals look very rich when they’re layered in different textures.

Choose one wood finish and stick with it

While it’s never a bad choice to bring home a matching dining room set, you make a room much more interesting when you mix pieces. While many people are afraid to use more than one wood finish in a room, it’s actually a great way to create a layered look. Dark furniture looks great when placed on light oak floors, for example. Or choose furnishings with mixed finishes. Limit the finishes to two or three, and use them throughout the space for a harmonious look.

 

We’ve Got the Look: Jessica Alba’s Office

Jessica Alba Office

Jessica Alba is not only beautiful; she’s an A-list Hollywood star and a trendsetter with a chic style that’s often photographed for magazines. She’s also a successful entrepreneur; her business, The Honest Company, offers eco-friendly products for babies and parents. Elle Décor magazine recently visited its headquarters, which Alba designed to feel bright and fresh.

“I wanted to give my team many different spaces to work from so they didn’t feel like they were just at their desks all day,” Alba told Elle Décor. “I always have my best ideas when I’m at home—there’s less pressure. I want to recreate that environment for people and inspire them to thrive here.”

If Alba’s work style inspires you to do the same in your home office or office workspace, we’ve got the look:

Alba Ottoman

Identical to the ones found in Alba’s office, our cotton braided Red Pouf Ottoman has so many uses. Put one under your desk to elevate your feet. Use another near an oversized chair or settee to unwind or work on your laptop. And scatter more around the room for extra seating during an impromptu meeting. We love it in red, but it comes in earth, curry, grass, light blue, navy, orange, kiwi and orchid, too.

 

Alba’s office has a slim settee that provides comfortable seating and the feeling of home. Our Kari Ivory Settee is a great choice, offering a tailored style that fits with the professional feel of a workplace. Update the look with new pillows that match the ottoman or add a variety of colors for a sumptuous feel.

Alba Table

Instead of a traditional end table, Alba uses a metal cube with her settee, bringing more texture and depth to the workspace. We think our Argos Table is a great addition, with its patina finish and riveted trim. The handles make it easy to move wherever a surface is needed.

 

Finally, bring in a graphic rug to your office that adds interest to the floor. This horizontal stripe pattern in nautical blue is very on-trend, and will brighten up your workspace with its bold feel.

Do you like Alba’s look? Let us know what inspires you to make your workplace special in the comments below.