Wow, two more days to end the year...probably one day for those on the other side of the world. I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and peaceful new 2010!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wishing all my friends and family, my sister and her friends at Univision and everyone who reads my blog, a happy and definitely peaceful holiday!
Above: Christmas in South Florida
image by Sun Sentinel, 2009 Winterfest Boat Parade, palm beach, florida
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Lime Green or Apple Green is one of my favorite all time colors. It's fascinating tones may change a bit due to fashion trends but original base is here to stay. This eclectic-shabby room is a mix of contemporary pieces, some antiques and traditional furnishings. Notice the way the space was decorated for the holidays. Two real potted pine trees were place by the fireplace and decorated very simple. A couple of yards of green silk was tucked into chair and an accent pillow was placed in front. Holiday decorations were placed on coffee table and even inside modern glass lamp. Very simple details makes this space so inviting...
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Just another way to Dress a Chair...this unique way of decorating your dining room chairs is very simple, inexpensive and elegant. Using items you already have in your household, such as place mats or large napkins right on top of chair. Tide a nice 2 or 3 inch ribbon to hold cloth. the trick is the color combination and what helps define the occasion is the x-mas ornament.
image by hg
Monday, December 14, 2009
Holiday Decorating is a lot of fun in my opinion. We can get our imagination going and use lots of existing items in our houses. I love the idea of a decorating for the holidays using a continuation of the same colors you currently have. See above, mixed aqua or spa blue with silver or gold holiday trimmings! It's an elegant shabby look...
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This year, my favorite holiday inspiration to decorate around my house are simple green apples. For the longest time, I have had these two topiary and I did not wanted to just put them away at all. A bit lazy from my part! I purchase two small but tall clay pots and took a gift wrapping paper and decoupage them. This was such a fun project, I definitely do it again. Now, I just purchase more apples @ the local craft store and took gold ribbon made a bow and tucked in left over. Pick up fresh pine cones from my backyard and placed them here and there, and voila!!!
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This is "Pisces", our new ceramic lamp shown under the nautical collection @ Dress My Shade. We love the mixed turquoise-blue tones and at the top of jar, there are carved details of fishes. The creamy silk shade is accented with a 2" Jute real shell trim. It's very shabby! This lamp retails for $195.00. Need more information, just click on link for DMS.
I had to dress up lamp with a x-mas bow because of the holidays!!!
Monday, December 7, 2009
It's hard to find gifts for some people, specially for kids. Now days, video games and other electronics have replaced good old activities like reading. But, I have discovered this book and believe me kids will love it. The name of this book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by author and cartoon illustrator Jeff Kinney. This book series came out in 2007, and pretty much every six months, a new chapter comes out. It has become a phenomenon among kids from ages 7 to 12. The Diary is a chapter book, which narrates the story of a six grader by the name of Greg Heffley and his adventures. My favorite is the do it yourself diary.
The book is also offered in Spanish!
Check it out!
p.s. happy Monday...
Friday, December 4, 2009
Well today is finally Friday and on Pillow Talk I wanted to take advantage of the holiday season and show you this image. What a way to dress up your chaise or chair and a half than with these cute pillows with fringes. I love the floral patterns mixed with the different size checks. I specially like the red and white theme. During the holidays, we can introduce colors which may not be part of your design idea @ all. It is small little accents like these, that are so easy to do.
These pillows extend an invitation to sit down and relax!
You all enjoy the wk-end...
Thursday, December 3, 2009
BEFORE AND AFTER...
I am very excited about the new mini lampshades project that began back in September of this year. The idea came by just combining colors and textures to create a very shabby and whimsical high end shade. This shades will look fantastic in a child's room!
Any inquiries, just click on Dress My Shade link and thanks for the business!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I adore decorating spaces, specially with vintage furnishings and textiles. You don't have to change your decor to traditional red and green. In this image, the original design was kept but new complementary holiday Christmas items were added. A pink and white garland was wrapped around a home made tree. Simple boxes were wrapped with pinks and cream papers and shabby ribbons. Use old pendents or silk flowers to give it that chic look. Adorn table with x-mas ornaments that sort of matches with the decor.
It's easy, just look around!
image by gh
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I have so much information about the last furniture market finds! Last month went by and I only got a chance to chat about some upcoming trends. I was not surprise to see acrylic furniture and accent pieces being introduced again but in a different style. My favorite chair has a timeless style and gorgeous acrylic legs. They called the Fantasia Chair! The back is curved and holds you very comfortably. The fabric on chair is this tamed lime green with nail heads done to perfection.
Indeed my favorite chair...see more tomorrow!
available @ Nichols and Bauer, Palm Beach (561)691-9091
Monday, November 30, 2009
I couldn't help sharing an extraordinary shopping experience at the world's largest Barbie Store in Shanghai, China. The result of the hard work of architectural firm Slade, the 35,000 sq-ft barbie store is an genius fantasy made to reality.
With the holiday season just around the corner, think pink, think Barbie...
Happy Cyber Monday!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
1. Getting real pumpkins for Floral Arrangements could be great. Use coordinating flowers which will accentuate the strong yellow tones of the pumpkins.
2. Try to do a nice place setting. Plates do not have to match but it is important to use a color as sort of a base, like orange and yellow.
3. Lighting is important, use inexpensive candle votive or see shown square flower vase filled with corn and a candle in the middle.
The most important thing is to have a good time with friends and family and enjoy the unexpected!
images from hg
Monday, November 23, 2009
My sister Raquel decorated and painted her own baby's room with a theme in mind, a modern jungle. I love the way it turn out, specially the large Tree Mural. Non-toxic acrylic paint was used in the free hand drawn mural. The tree and barks were painted with a brush, giving different textures of brown tones and imperfections real trees have. The leaves, she cut out 3 different stencils. Stencils were sponged in three shades of green for dimension. A black cat was added with huge eyes over looking two cute birds in a funny way!
Enjoy Baby Saul...
baby bedding by Kenneth Brown (vine monkey)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Here is a great do it yourself project!
Get plain white or cream 100% natural cotton bed sheets. A local craft store will carry stamps or stencils with sort of fall motifs. Do not forget to buy non-toxic fabric paint that is washable.
Apply stencils in a random pattern to pillow cases or free style. This can be done with any pillows but consider the fabric choices. If any questions, just ask me.
Wonderful WK - END...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
"Light Drop" by Wever & Ducre, sounds like a book title...is the pure image of lighting design innovation. The inspiration is a faucet that is controlled by the tap, the more you twist, the more light you get. This light is dimmable with a led bulb. I love the curves and shine of metal finish.
Wish I could try this product in a project!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Lots of times I decorate kitchens upper cabinets with very rustic Jars. Whether jars are made in Italy or Mexico, it's the worn look that is most attractive. Take pots to a new level and use them as your Fall Flower Arrangements. Attached photo shows them in a grouping with fresh branches from the backyard.
I wonder if anyone knows what type of greens these are?
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A small project for a 5 year old boy turned out to be a Denim Fun...
The inspiration was an existing denim futon. Textiles such as Denim are great for children's rooms. This fabric wears pretty good, just like our favorite pair of jeans. I took a strong grasshopper green to accent the custom arched cornices. A green piping was also used for a couple of pillows. This playroom is simple and design for kids that play in it everyday!
Have a great denim day!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Just love these Paper Lanterns!
From a beautiful Oriental motif design, to an elegant traditional Floral, to a brightly and happy French Country globe to a simple chic modern one! Paper Lanterns have made a strong come back in today's design world. Instead of a table lamp, switch to one of the above.