Monday, January 31, 2011

"European Neutrals"...

My friend and I were talking about Europe and the way design is treated.  The exquisite taste and flair to mix antiques with more transitional furnishings.  I love the soft cream tones and the layers, especially by the Fireplace. I also like the slip covered chairs with stamped words.  It's just details like these which makes a house so warm and cozy.

Thanks to my friends for all their help while I am recovering!

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 28, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...modern florals

If you are in the mood for a splash of color for your modern sofa, look how cute these pillows are.  Quite a mix of patterns and colors.  Happy Friday to all...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Your Retreat" style

Loving this bedroom for the striking mix of colors, furnishings and textiles.  The strong blue play off the black busy floral fabric on the drapes like a violin.  Keeping the bedding neutral allows to add some fun leopard print pillows and also makes the traditional furniture pop! 

Happy Monday...

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...pollock style

This pillow definitely remind me of the famous painter.. fun fabric and color, vibrant and conversational.  The perfect accessory for your modern setting.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Cool Bar Stools"...

I have a few favorite bar stools lately...they are art!
images, johnston casual

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Loving Flowers"...

I"m loving this flower arrangement...yes it's silk.  These loving flowers are calla Lillie's stacked up in a very modern rectangular vase.  It's the linear stacking way these are organized what makes the style so pretty.  Also, these Lillie's are the smaller ones and they are a light green. 

Have a Safe Wednesday!
image by uttermost

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Storage"...some solutions

Storage is a problem for lots of us.  I love this image because of the idea but just look at the detail on the boxes {Cow Hide}.  This room is a mix of traditional pieces, mixed with some modern accessories and even animal prints, such as the rug!  Very eclectic...

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Getting Things Organized:...

Getting things organized is a priority on our minds most of the time.  It's like a resolution we commit to follow like a religion.  One spot in of this kitchen is the stairwell.  Image shows how imaginative we can be and create a space that is functional and pretty. 

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 14, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...a touch of turquoise

Friday At Last...and always finding cute ideas to post.  This week I was emphasizing some color trends from market and turquoise was one important tone.  A cute little boudoir pillow with an owl is just adorable.  Brown and White, definitely coordinate perfect...find accessories that are fun!

Great Friday!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Color Trends"...and style

This week I've been blogging about color trends...The tones have been soft pastels mixed with an important color White.  Here's another way to make your powder room an eye stopper!

Happy bubbly Thursday!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Color Trend"...soft blue

I have completely fallen in love with this design.  From top to bottom, there's an elegance mixed with a relaxing style I would be looking for...The carpet looks from Stark, having a pattern on the floor is nothing to be afraid for.  The vaulted ceiling draws attention but by keeping it simple white.  The furnishings are tone on tone, we will see lots of furniture this year with a solid body and a contrasting piping or welt.  The case goods must be black with an oriental flair.  Separate sitting areas makes this room more fun...

Happy middle of the week!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Mixing Colors & Textures"...

Mixing colors and textures is a must when it comes to design.  One of the color trends for this year, as I mentioned in yesterdays blog is Turquoise.  This is the new hip neutral which will be seen along with gray.  Turquoise can be molded into a soft and delicate palette or can be very strong and bold.  I love the simplicity of this cozy reading corner.  A simple pillow and throw has just the right amount of color and interest to this chaise lounge!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Relaxing Moments"...starting the year

This is a good way to start our brand new year...relaxing moments.  The stress of social, health and personal issues should be thrown out the window or let drain like water.  This image is the style I would like to concentrate this year.  Notice the quality and thickness of the hardware holding the shower curtain.  The mosaic tiles are so far apart like stars in the sky.  This is a good example for the color trend for this year...turquoise.

Have a relaxing Monday!

Friday, January 7, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...knitted

Every Friday I love to blog about pillows because it's incredible the amount of styles, textures and the design imagination that's out there!  This knitted or crochet pillow is absolutely beautiful and easy to install. the buttons act like an accessory in perfect coordination and contrast.  Just love it!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"My favorite"...colors

There's something about blue, yellow and white that makes me feel rejuvenated!  These fresh and happy colors and the combination of textiles and funky objects is what makes a room.  It's what gives a space personality and definition...Last furniture market was about bringing back the blues, creams and the gray tones...more next week.

Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Resolutions"...for 2011

So many thoughts in my mind about what I'm going to do this 2011...first get better health wise, be patient with myself and others, and get organized!
Loving this labeled wicker boxes...

Happy Monday...