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Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration

by | Jul 17, 2018 | Decorating Inspiration | 14 comments

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration
Designer and images featured in this post – Bria Hammel Interiors

As much as I forever love all things fall and cozy, I often feel a pull towards a happy, tasteful but youthful, fresh style. I probably feel that way more often in the summer, it’s hard not to! But I think it really makes sense in this house, too. Summer and fall are both lovely in the NW, so they flow together nicely here.

The two seasons don’t have to be opposites in style, but you know what I mean, right? No?

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration
Sometimes things make sense in my head but once I go to type them I’m suddenly wondering what in the world am I trying to say. :)

But even if I don’t make any sense, this house designed by the talented Bria Hammel Interiors is so inspiring I wanted to share it with you. I think her work speaks for itself, it’s just lovely.

Bria really captures a fresh and fun look through the color palette and layers of patterns, doesn’t she?

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration

You can find Bria’s blog and portfolio here, so many beautiful rooms to explore. I am so inspired by all of the little details in the design and architecture that went into making each room feel special.

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration

I love the vibe of this room. The pop of black (or navy?) really helps to ground the space and make it feel cozier!

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration

Delightful wallpaper, yes? How could you not be happy in this room? I think it sparks joy.

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration

Of course I love the Dutch door, but the quirky greeting in the tile floor would definitely seal the deal on making everyone feel so welcome. And don’t you love that little cubby just inside the door?

Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration

I guess it’s safe to say that since the exterior areas I planned to work on this year are fairly complete (except the gate, haha), I’m once again thinking about interior design. Don’t worry, I’m still going to be spending a lot of time sitting outside on our lovely new deck and side patio! I will still be showing you more of those spaces because I’m in no hurry to rush past summer.

But while I’m sitting outside :) I’m dreaming of the inside. That’s reasonable, right? As soon as I ordered my new couch (if you missed that news, check out that post here) I started getting inspired with ideas. Once it’s in my house I’m sure it will set off another spree of rearranging and refreshing of spaces, so I might as well be prepared and use my time wisely ;-) on Pinterest and Instagram.

I know, I can’t stop myself. I just love it.

Who’s even a little bit excited for fall?

Designer: Don’t forget to visit Bria Hammel’s blog and website to see more of her design work!

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  1. Ann Becker

    Beautiful. I would feel so comfortable in that setting. My quandry is how do I refresh on a zero budget. My furniture was purchased 16 years ago. It is high end so not one bit of wear shows, therefore, my delima. Hubster is old school can’t seem to budge him on a change. So my question, how do you refresh furniture you know you are stuck with? *le sigh*

    • Amy

      Sew new throw pillows or pillow covers! Easiest way to make a big visual change without changing the furniture, and you can buy inexpensive fabric at WalMart even. I have also found fun things to paint a new color at flea markets or yard sales, like side tables with nice lines that just need a coat of paint and some distressing.

    • Colette Johnston

      Paint and slipcovers?

  2. Anne

    Maybe you know this sweet little quote ;-)
    “…It was not very wisely said, Pooh, said Piglet..
    “It was wise when it was inside my head, but something happened on the way out..” said Winnie the Pooh”
    I just love it …

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Ahh I forgot about that darling quote. That’s exactly it, I’m with Pooh! Did you see there is a Pooh movie coming out?

  3. Sharon

    love the color of the front door – what is the color and by whom??

  4. Lori

    Oh…I love Pooh and hope that I can sneak in with my grandson to see the movie! Anyone know what an adult should do with keepsake bears that all have a memory from the gift giver but maybe I’m too old to have them now? Lol…. Melissa I’m excited about the new couch and what changes you may create. The little nooks here and there such as that little cubbie by the door are darling and the color of the door and tile are so pleasant. I enjoy pops of color that brighten up the space for summer….and yes I’m thinking of fall…eeek! Hallmark just began the Christmas holiday movies to which I’m a sucker for…cheesy right? Lol

  5. Kathy Cheek, Devotions from the Heart

    It was 103 degrees today in Dallas, 103-106 tomorrow and rest of week.

    I am very excited about fall, I am dreaming of it every day!

    BTW, didn’t comment on the deck post, but it is beautiful, every nook and cranny. I love all your furniture and how cozy and inviting it is.

  6. Jo Jo

    I am sooo not rushing Fall here ( I love summer!) but I have to admit, the other day I was already having thoughts about how I would be changing up my fall interior decor and how nice the cooler weather will feel again…you are not alone Melissa! Fall is my favorite time of year and I can really get caught up thinking up ways to cozy up my interiors….right smack dab in the middle of summer! lol. Anything HOME…that’s just me!

  7. Maria

    I love this entire house so much — you really can’t help but feel happy when you look at these photos! I also love how there is a consistent color theme throughout the house. Everything flows so beautifully together from room to room. :-) Thanks so much for sharing, this brightened my day. And YES – I am getting excited for Fall. ;-) I live in AZ – temps are in the 100s. Bring on Fall…quickly. Lol…

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      :) Isn’t it just lovely? I agree, I love the flow. Oh wow, I bet you’re excited for fall to come hah! Stay cool!

  8. Francesca Gunn

    That entry…sigh… Beautiful but I know the light color flooring would make me a wreck all of the time if it wasn’t clean.

  9. Betsy

    This house looks like it’s a cousin to your wonderful home!


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