Today I’m reviving an old series I used to do because, well, it was fun! It’s called Design Crush, and it highlights amazing people in interior design. Or at least the people I think are amazing. But you’ll probably agree with me because they are.
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My current design crush is someone who I found on, where else, Instagram. Her work is insane, but you might not recognize her name because she works for online interior design company Havenly. The mystery muse? Shelby Girard. Her homes are to. die .for. ya’ll.
When I was planning the style of our current home, I came back to her spaces over and over again for inspiration.
I literally probably pinned or saved every photo she’s ever posted of her last house in Denver, which she chronicled on Instagram with the hashtag #blackwhiteabode.
I mean have you seen a chicer way to display a TV? I don’t think one exists.
This is the guest room, and yes, thank you, I would love to stay over!
A little vignette in the best color palette of all time: white + wood + black + brass.
The most gorgeous breakfast nook – how about that wallpaper? ?
The dining room (I used to have this CB2 dining table and we sold it before we moved from Chicago and I kick myself for it every time I see this photo…)
And here’s the master bedroom. Can you imagine how chic you’d feel getting out of bed in the morning? Even in your underwear and old tank top with your hair in a topknot?
Gorgeous, right? I love that she keeps it neutral, which is something I like doing in my house as well. Even more than that though, the girl mixes design styles and eras like nobody’s business. Midcentury silhouettes with classic art and graphic textiles? Let’s do this.
Her new home in Brooklyn is just as beautiful. So good, in fact, that Martha Stewart featured it recently. Here’s a quick peek. (Photos by Morgan Levy.)
The living room is basically elegance personified. I’m loving the slightly less contrasty take on her style here, and again, how she mixes contemporary pieces, like the coffee table, light fixture, and side chairs, with vintage and antique-inspired ones, like the Louis-style chair, ceramic bust, ornate gold frames, and retro-inspired side tables.
This hallway has me thinking I want to paint all my door frames! Love the contrast, and also how the mirror echoes the shape of the door moulding.
The dining room is so white and bright and stunning. I’m digging the ubiquitous Serge Mouille light in white instead of the more typical black.
And finally, the office, which again is just the most perfect mix of old and new. How cute is that CB2 chair? I’ve had my eye on it for a while, and this is convincing me even more that it needs to be mine. If only I had a dedicated office to put it in…
If you’re as obsessed with her aesthetic as I am, here are a few pieces to help you get the look at home:
So go follow this woman if you’re not already! She’s a star.