Designer Spotlight: Hillary W. Taylor

 

Blue and white, animal print, hydrangeas and monograms. It’s official, I’m dead and Hillary Taylor has been added to my list of favorite interior designers.  I need this entire room in my life and it needs to happen now.  If you don’t follow her on Instagram yet, I am almost 100% sure you will be after seeing her work. There are few things in the Instagram world more exciting to me then finding a new designer who’s work I admire and who provides consistent and exciting design inspiration. If you are are a follower of my blog, then chances are that you are an admirer of neo-traditional elements and a lover of blue and white (or blue and green) and her work does not disappoint. As if being a tremendously talented interior designer wasn’t enough, Hillary Taylor also graduated cum laude from Princeton, worked in finance before starting Hillary Taylor Interiors and designed her own home that is absolutely breathtaking. So grab a cup of coffee and allow yourself a three minute break this morning because her work is utterly drool worthy.

 

Like I said, I want all of the things. The upholstery on the ottoman is the perfect mix of blue and purple and the pillows add just the right amount of texture and interest.

 

Can we talk about these windows!? I love how clean and bright this space is and I love how her choice of dining chairs and counter stools compliment and accentuate the angles of the breakfast nook.

 

 

I personally find creams are very hard to work with. The white I chose for my living room turns slightly yellow in certain light and then when I add all of my blue and white next to it, it suddenly looks yellow.  The neutrals in this room are perfection and even with the pops of blue the creams stay neutral leaning more towards white then yellow.

 

 

Dark hardwoods are a great way to give a dining room a sense of refinement, especially if you do not plan on incorporating many antiques to your space.  The blue trim on the rug is a perfect example of how the tiniest details can bring an entire space together

 

There are very few things in life which bring me as much of a sense of peace as symmetry. Except maybe chinoiserie and this room has both so….

 

More symmetry (sigh) and her decision to use green slipcovers creates an sense of effortless relaxed elegance. Isn’t this the look we are all trying to achieve in our homes after all?

 

 

Major Play Room/ Family Room goals..I love any neutral room and her incorporation of textures and shades of brown make hiding stains a breeze. The rainbow rug screams kid friendly (in the best way), but what I love most about this space is as the children grow older the rug can be removed, and the room is instantly transformed into an equally charming and functional adult office space or game room for older kids.

 

 

As you well know by now, I have a thing for round table skirts and the green florals paired with the oversized blue and white table lamp make for a perfect vignette.

 

Any room that has Quadrille’s Climbing Hydrangea wallpaper is a favorite of mine and when it fills an entire foyer and a staircase I am one happy girl.

 

A marble backsplash and a Lacanche range marry the rustic and contemporary in this gorgeous kitchen.

 

I adore this bathroom. It is a little more global then some of her other work I’ve seen and it makes me like her even more because it showcases her versatility as a designer. Oh, and that blue grasscloth…swoon.

 

I am a strong believer that you can never go wrong with Mural Paper and a Bunny Williams mirror.

 

I love the combination of the oak with the black and white marbled floors and brass hardware. The whimsical addition of stars on the walls and the ceiling add an exciting and unexpected dash of playfulness to this butlers pantry.

 

I love the wide plank hardwoods and simple elegance of this hallway.

 

You can never go wrong with Ivy topiaries and a farmhouse sink.

 

I hope you enjoyed her work as much as I did!

XO,

Sophie

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