Friday, May 28, 2010

"Pillow Talk"...

found these pillows that are so refreshing. Shells are always wellcome in my house.
happy Friday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Lamp Shade Fabric Ideas"...

I think of a lamp shade as an accessory...that is why I am so picky when it comes to textiles and trims and the look or idea in mind. Loving the fresh water melon vintage fabric with the scalamandre trim. The bird cages is another beautiful example of beautiful patterns. Can't decide???

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Beautiful Wall Sconce"...

I'm completely hypnotized by this wall sconce. The contour of the beaded glass reminds me of two sea horses dancing in the bottom of a dark ocean...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"A Boy's World"...

I have to redecorate my son's room again. For the last few years, I've been making small changes to the original nursery room. It's time to make a transition to a more of a teenager style, still conserving a fun mystical space. I completely fell in love with this picture and will be my inspiration for the project. I have to work with traditional dark wood furniture vs. the colored bed shown but the window shade and the planet system suspended from the ceiling. The idea touched my heart...

Happy Tuesday to all...

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Pillow Talk"...mixing textures

Mixing this colorful pillow with natural abaca weave chair or any other type of grass fiber is great for any decor. This space is a mix of ethnic colors, accessories and 60's vintage furniture.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Do It Yourself"...

Customized your plain inexpensive lighting fixture into a conversational piece.
  1. Take a scarf that fits more or less the size of the glass.
  2. Cut to size and glue on the outside.
  3. Always use a non toxic glue that can always stand the amount of watts.
  4. U are done, enjoy!

Happy Wednesday...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Table For Two"...

Have a little space in your back yard and don't know what to do, make it a Table for Two!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Calming Colors"...

In a small narrow dining room area, you can get away with a large dining room set. One trick is that instead of using a big China Cabinet, settle for a small Buffet or Chest. Image shows a smaller scale cabinet with an over sized mirror. This will give plenty of room to place the two arm chairs. One of the reasons I like this traditional style is the calming color that was used throughout. From the beautiful wallpaper to the stripe fabric on the chairs, to the area rug; the tones are in continuous harmony!
Calm Monday to all...
image bhg

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Navy Blue & White"...continuation

Where has this week gone! I haven't been on my site for a few days and I really miss writing. There's a rush of people wanting to decorate their homes, and I am caught up with new projects.
On Monday, I was complementing the new color trend combination of Navy Blue and White. These images shows my point of view. Don't be afraid to mix dark furniture pieces with a casual but ornate shell mirror.
Use accent colors such as coral, to give a little punch. The bead board on the walls, gives the home a very Beach Shabby look. A sisal rug is a must and also slip cover furniture if possible. This will complete the look.
Happy Thursday!
image bhg

Monday, May 10, 2010

"Navy Blue & White"...combination

My friend just revisited a furniture market and came back with great ideas about mixing colors and textures. See attached image, how exquisite the navy grass cloth wall paper looks against white columns and base boards. Utilizing strong bold colors such as this one is great because it makes such an elegant style. The combination of the wrought iron console and the symmetry of the lamps gives this entry way a very warm welcome!
More Navy-White to come...happy Monday
image hg

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Happy Mother's Day"...

"The mother is the most precious possession of the nation, so precious that society advances its highest well-being when it protects the fuctions of the mother"
Ellen Key (1849-1926)
Swedish writer

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"A Hip Flower Mural"...

My sister is expecting another baby! It hasn't been too long ago, when I posted her baby boy's nursery with a modern style mural. Well, it is time for her mural...The idea of this image is a great start. Love the over sized flowers and the colors. So girly girl!
Happy Wednesday!
image hg

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"That Old Tea Cart"...

Don't discard that old tea cart. This one is new, but you get the idea!
Recycle in Style!

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Bongo" stools

All right, I wanted to start the week blogging about unusual shaped furniture. Not only I feel these bar stools look like an art museum piece, but they are beautiful and functional too. The Bongo bar stool is design to swivel, it also provides you with a nice chrome foot rest. These funky forms are made of molded polyethylene. Made in Italy, design with Style for a modern home.
image Idebi Design, Italy