July 12, 2011

Guest Post: (you are my) Sunshine Design

Good morning! I am so excited to be here on Stilettos & Diaper Bags; one of my favorite blogs! As an interior decorator, I like to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places and I like to translate that into fantastic spaces! For my guest post, I'm looking to Lisa for inspiration :]


Here's one of my favorite looks from my pretty friend! I love her in this gorgeous orange Kristin Hassan number. It looks so amazing with her hazel eyes!



and here's the room I based around it:


SADB Orange Inspiration

Bold bedding grounded by neutral colored pieces. A little ethnic touch with the rug and lots of shiny surfaces. Masculine dark browns and solid furniture pieces are set off with feminine curves, arches and a stunning starburst mirror :]


Let's look at another one!


I LOVE this dress on Lisa! The head to toe black is elegant & dramatic, but the cutouts are young & fun! And as a mama of two (or anyone for that matter) she looks fantastic in it! Anchored with a neutral shoe and accessorized with some boho jewels, this look is begging to be transformed into a room! [maybe that's just me hearing the begging?] ;]



I'm thinking a dining room:


SADB Black Inspiration

Grounded by a neutral rug, the big black dining room table is the statement piece of the room. The chairs at the head & end of the table are elegant and sophisticated, the flanking chairs have whimsical & light cutouts. The chandelier is the jewel in the crown and lights up the accessories around the room, including the oh-so-necessary bar cart! :]


I'm feeling inspired to do one more, how about you? My last inspiration picture is from way back when aka the second month of Lisa's blog, February 2010, because I love this outfit! She looks adorable, but it also provides a great color palette to build off of and the young, hip style is perfect for a living room, don't you think so?! Me too! :]



And in room form:

SADB Yellow&Gray Inspiration

I love this one! There is pattern & texture. It is light & bright, but sophisticated and balanced. I love that the 2 sofas aren't identical. It all works because the color palette is simple but refined. I think I could relax and hang out in this room, no problem!


Hope you enjoyed my little project! "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working" - Pablo Picasso. Inspiration is all around; never stop looking for it, no matter where you are or what you are looking at :]


[you are my]
Sunshine Design
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Mila said...

Oh wow, beautiful!!

Charleston said...



Gwen said...

I love all three! Lindsay is so talented, and inspiring! I enjoy reading her blog too! Thank you for sharing your insight! :)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

Fab post! LOVING that you took outfits and designed rooms around them!!!

We are now following you and would love for you to visit our blog and follow back if you like.

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Cat said...

That cut out dress is just plain HOT ... she looks so lovely!

♥ Cat brideblu

ps. Lisa ... thank you for being so thoughtful as to leave me a easy recipe to get a "french fry" fix without all the grease and calories ... it sounds delish and I can't wait to try it out!

Cassi said...

I love this! Great way to incorporate Lisa's style into your awesome room ideas! It's two of my favorite blogs combined :)

Lori said...

oh this is ingenious! thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Great job Lindsay! !! I do love that black dress

Kristin Hassan said...

i love everything about this post! awesome concept lindz! and lisa looks great as always! XO

Rachella - flourishingfit.com said...

The first one is my favorite! x

ps would you please vote for me on my blog? It means a lot for me!

FashionJazz said...

I loved this post, what a stunning idea and Lisa always looks stunning :) x

Unknown said...

What a fun post! Love it!
That black dress w the cutouts is just a SHOWSTOPPER! I love it...and the moody bohemian room based around it was spot on.


Adore the orange bedding and the Calypso rug! The first set is just gorge! xo

oomph. said...

these are great...love the pieces you selected. and how fabulous is lisa in that black dress??!!