Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"My Favorite Flower"...

My conversations with clients always turn out to be interesting.  This time, {English couple} we ended up calling out our favorite flowers and mine is believe it or not the beautiful tulip.  I was amazed how they explain the process, how the weather and a specific place can affect the natural growth and color variations.  These images tell a story of color coordination which is applied to design every day!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Beach Balls"...for lighting

Beach Balls are not just for its name or purpose...aren't these cute, fun and unique!

Peaceful Tuesday!

Monday, March 28, 2011

"A Fresh Begining"...for spring

A fresh beginning for spring.  How adorable this decorating ideas I found on the latest bh are...Just using house hold items, we can make our decorating more personal.  Look around your house and discover amazing pieces and get to work!

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...dolls

Where has the week gone!  These Russian Dolls are pillows...yes they will look great in a child's room or in a very eclectic room.  I can see the workmanship and the attention to details.  The colors are split into the 4 doll sizes.  Aren't these adorable!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Silver Leaf"...a reintroduction

Silver Leaf disappeared for a little while but like everything else, trends always come back...with a different twist!  There's an elegance and glam to this style.  Because of that, I suggest just a few pieces when it comes to decorating.  Silver Leaf looks great combined with black, turquoise, white and may be a few others I can't think off.  Looking forward to a restful day and weekend with the family.

Restful Thursday to u all.
images, uttermost,hammary,jessica McClinton for AMD

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Table For Two"...

I remember doing an article some time last year about decorating a little corner of any patio or back yard and making it very cozy and romantic.  I couldn't pass this image out without sharing it...Love the idea of a table for two.  It's intimate and such a statement.  Plant lots of flowers, on the ground or in flower pots.  Install a fountain or purchase one that's electric.  Make it pretty and conversational and enjoy this spring time season!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Unique Wall Accesories"...

Pretty free form wall candle holder with real coral made by Global Views...thinking of this item for a project. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Some Pretty Trims"...

My friend was asking me about trims and which my favorite one...these are some of them.  The small and delicate beaded, the rich and elegant bullion and the fun ball trim.

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 18, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...

The world has their eyes on Japan! Wishing them a quick recovery...Enjoy this cute Japanese motif pillows, hand painted and made of 100% cotton!  If you wish to know where to get them, click on comment & leave a note.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Cute Ideas"...

Cute idea for a bed skirt...this is a very casual, minimal sewing skills involved project.  You do need a sewing  machine to finish the ends, {instead of using a hem}.  Tide the corners with an elegant baseball stitching ribbon and voila...done!

Peaceful Jueves!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Color Trends"...for summer

Don't have much time to blog today...on my way to an all day designer's seminar.  We get updated on the latest news of furniture, fabrics, window treatments, fashion, etc.  Here's a pick for this coming summer, looks so girly it

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Kid's Corner"...

It's been a while since I blog about kid's room decorating.  I completly fell in love with this camp cabin fever style.  I adore the srong bold color red mixed with natural pine furniture, very rugged!  It's so funtional because of the space planning.  The addition of the bunk beds is a great idea because it leaves room for other furniture.  My favorite piece is the closet doors.  How many times we have children's writing on the walls,  well, this awesome big chalk board is just brilliant!

Enjoy the day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Yellow & Red"...toile textiles

Just starting to draft a new design for lampshades with above yellow and red fabric.  I normally mix or combined pattern with another textile of a small print.  Will post for Sale on ETSY when we finish them.
Have a great Monday!

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Pillow Talk" your self

This is what's on my mind today.  Say it, write it, design it, create it...why not today?


Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Such Beautiful Weather"...

Here in Palm Beach, the weather is turning a bit windy, in preparation for Spring.  If you are by the beach, you can smell the fresh air of the ocean.  You can also admire the turquoise waters and their ripple sound effect.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Cute Quilt Idea"...for windows

So, if you have access to fabric samples or have left over textiles, here is a great way to recycle them.  Take a regular inexpensive vinyl blind and glue patterns randomly.  The colors can vary, depending on your taste.  I think this is great for a country home or even in a modern setting.  In a modern setting I would use modern shapes, stripes or solids. 

Happy Wed...
image via bhg

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Wrap Me Up"...

I've a love for toile fabrics.  There's always a scenery telling you a story.  Here is a simple way to add color and style this to a flower base.  Take a fabric sample and center vase, tie up with a coordinating ribbon and enjoy!

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Little Yellow Front Door"...

Want to know another color palette to use on your front door...{yellow}.  It's refreshing, clean and elegant.  Yellow is timeless and flows with all four seasons.  Wether Traditional, Gothic or Modern, they look beautiful.

Hope you have a sunny Monday!
image via flicker

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...daisy pillow

Loving this Thomas Paul Daisy perfect to decorate around it.  A pillow like this one, inspires me to decorate a room around it.  It's shape and design is pushed to the side, leaving a blank canvas to appreciate the beauty of the cotton textile.  The finger welt is very elegant and simple at the same time.  Perfect pillow for the so waited spring time.

TGIF to all...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Yellow Fever"...

As you can see in this image, designing a room based on one color is not too bad.  Mixing all types of yellow tones, from wall paint to bedding's makes the room calm and elegant.  Adding items such as natural organic baskets, in this case, a basket weave side table gives much character to the space. 


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Gina's Room"...continuation

Gina's Room is almost completed, just waiting for a few accessories on back order.  As I posted last week on the blog, Gina is a teenager who wanted a sophisticated room based on a color palette.  The chosen colors were grey, turquoise and silver.  Wall tones turn out very soft and calming, is like being by the ocean. 

Because of a space issue, we thought about converting a corner, left of the closet into a vanity-storage area.  The idea was embraced and duplicating the furniture, a cabinet was created so Gina can sit down to put her make up.  The little footstool will act as a chair.  Its deep turquoise or aqua color stands out a lot, especially because of all the silver nail heads. 

The platform bed is from by American Drew, a La-Z-Boy company.  Bed has drawers and shelves at the bottom for additional storage.  A tall chest was placed on biggest wall.  A flat screen TV, still needs to be mounted on the wall above chest.  The curtains are a classic heavy cotton with a grey embroidery design, hanging from silver hardware.  Only had room for one mirror night stand, may be I will order another one for the other side.  Can't wait for the rest of the items to arrive...

So Shabby!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Color and Texture"...

I often have to be careful when it comes to selecting fabrics for curtains.  Sometimes textiles do not adapt to the design in mind, or maybe material will stretch or repeat will be hard to match; so it's a science.
Image, shows a beautiful combination of color and textile.  These stationary pinch pleated panels, even though are of a solid fabric, but because they have a horizontal, look stunning and sophisticated.  The fringe will add a final touch!

Happy Tuesday!