bohemian Posts

Design Challenge: And the Winner Is…

By: Shelby Adamson Pawlak

This week we conclude our design challenge of my bedroom. I have chosen a design from one of our amazing designers and let me tell you, this was one of the HARDEST choices I have ever had to make!

First, I wanted to share the winner of our voters on Facebook and Instagram, and it was a close one! The design challenge winner from all of your popular votes was…Danielle!

Shelby room_DC

My overall winner along with my husband’s input (it is our room, after all) was a really tough choice. Our two favorites were Stephanie and Danielle, but after careful consideration and much deliberation our pick is…Stephanie!

SA Shelby

I honestly loved so many pieces from each of our designers here, so here is my compilation of everyone’s choices to create the perfect respite for my husband and myself:

It was so enlightening to be on the client side of things, to have my input reviewed and put through the Balance Design “filter.” It made me realize how important communication is, and the questions that I, as a designer, need to ask my clients. There were suggestions made that matched my Pinterest board that I loved, and it made me feel like my voice was really heard, but there were also things that I would never think of implementing that I ended up loving. I believe that as a team, our collaboration at Balance Design makes us strong designers, and as a client I am incredibly happy with the outcome. Now just stay tuned for the implementation! Thank you for all of your input!

A Blogger’s List: 4 Interior Design Blogs You Can’t Miss

By: Stephanie Andrews

As bloggers, we are constantly searching for new inspiration, fresh looks, and unique experiences. The best approach to this search is to turn to other blogs and examine their voice, style, and message. When I find a blog I like, it’s almost like making a friend — I feel a connection to what inspires and motivates the blogger. Below are some of my current blog obsessions.

sweetpeach

http://www.sweetpeachblog.com/

Sweet Peach: As an Atlanta blogger, Sweet Peach is a blog that is near and dear to our hearts. Pamela Berger is everywhere around town, and she features local artists that we have personally fallen in love with. Her spotlight on artists is unique in that it doesn’t just feature beautiful art, but the actual person and what makes them tick. We are crazy about her quarterly newspaper that usually includes a delightfully illustrated map of Atlanta.

sfbayblog

http://www.sfgirlbybay.com

San Francisco Girl by Bay: A modern bohemian lifestyle blog that is run by women (like us!). We especially love the topics of discussion: art on walls, ink on paper, textile and wall coverings, style and fashion, etc. Victoria, the founder, is positive, fresh, and we feel a kinship to her authentic artistic style.

myscandihome

http://www.myscandinavianhome.com

My Scandinavian Home: This London girl in Sweden features the most elegantly airy Scandinavian interiors in shades of white and grey. (Reading her blog reminds me of our own Elisabeth Paulson, who might just be her twin separated at birth.) Reading her blog makes us want to paint our hardwoods white, our chairs blue, and sweep the floor a little better.

thejungalowblog

http://www.thejungalow.com

The Jungalow: A different kind of bohemian, Justina Blakeney’s blog leans more vintage and eclectic. Her rooms are edgy, colorful, and multi-cultural, yet still comfy and full of plants. Her carefree vibe empowers us to experiment with our boldest ideas, and that’s what makes her so relatable.