Design Details: Monday Morning Inspiration

My inspiration folder is bursting with colorful summer designs, and I'm happy to share some of my current obsessions to help you get through this Monday morning.

Statement Rug: A stunning Asian-inspired powder room caught my eye as it features girly chinoiserie-esque wallpaper, a red lacquer vanity, and a luxurious oriental rug that more timid homeowners might be afraid to put down in a wet room.

Unexpected Paper: Chinoiserie gold foil wallpaper finds its way onto one wall in a narrow kitchen, which is completely whitewashed and open-shelved to enhance the space that is there.

Fun Elements: A warm formal living room has some surprising elements like a fun ceramic tree stump stool.

Balanced Objects: Carefully-selected bookcase contents in this room balance shape, color, and texture perfectly.

Simple Style: A front doorway reminiscent of art deco architecture in a simplified style is perched atop a yard where green grass grows around concrete pathstones.

Images: 1. Natalie Clayman Interior Design; 2. Domino; 3. Todd Romano; 4. Stephen Karlisch; 5. Architectural Digest.