Friday, April 29, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...

Cheers to England and the beautiful Royal Wedding.

Happy Friday...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


It takes a lot of thinking to get inspired...everything around us can be turned into art of some kind.  Take for instance a simple and play full set of marbles.  I remember being little and having one of these.  This style {marbleising} can be applied into many mediums of art.  See beautiful paper and imagine all the work and process artist had to go through.  From bowling balls to a gorgeous living room lamp, the idea is elegant and timeless.

images, marble,sara kate,uttermost

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Earth Day"...maps and globes

We had a lot going on last week.  We celebrated Easter but also one of my favorite ones, Earth Day.

As  I design, I am more and more conscious of the way to develop and complete a project and satisfy the clients request based on their lifestyle.  I lean towards conserving and keeping in mind, how each piece will be part of the future.  Here are more ways to recycle and refresh a mantel with a globe and some inexpensive maps.  This is a great project for anyone to do at home.

Happy Monday.

Friday, April 22, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...easter bunny

Happy Easter Sunday for everyone who celebrates.  I will like to brag about this cute needlepoint pillow, that's just a work of art. The pastel tones are soft and the design is so traditional...if only I could make one of these pillows myself.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Baby Blue"...a la stewart

Loving Baby Blue, especially for this Spring and Summer.  I had seen this image on the martha stewart magazine and think color palette is so delicate and elegant at the same time.  Using a white china is a winner!
image Martha Stewart manazine


Monday, April 18, 2011

"Easter Ideas"...

This is such a cute idea for decorating an Easter Party...Lot of grasses planted in clay pots.  Clay pots were painted with pastel colors from a local craft store.  The buckets are on sale at one of my favorite places, Target.  Just dress up buckets with a nice ribbon and fill them with goodies.  The small painted clay pots with grass can be given as a party favor.

Happy Monday!
image bhg

Friday, April 15, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...wild rice

Just to show you what comes out of a bag of rice...a unique pillow with strong trendy colors and a dream castle!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Back To The Furniture Market"...

Some other cute furniture and accessories found at the April furniture market where the two little sea creatures, which I will be ordering for a client pretty soon.  I love the soft blue colors of the area rug by Soho.  My favorite painted piece has to be the black Bombay chest by hammary {a la-z-boy company}. Its fun and colorful pattern is very graceful, indeed a piece that will be in fashion for a long time.
If you wish to inquire about any of these pieces, please leave a message in comment box. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"123 Easter Party Ideas"...

Having an Easter party soon...this cute and easy project is self explanatory.  Get to the party outlet store and purchase these and your table setting will be something to talk about.

Pls. recycle!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Market Finds"

Absolutely find this Maison's Italian gilded sconce just beautiful.  This 3 light fixture is designed by Tara Shaw and it is handcrafted from wood and metal.  The gold leaf  gives the sconce this ancient authentic elegant and gracefully look. 

More High Point market to come...
image tara shaw

Monday, April 11, 2011


My designer friend just came back from the Furniture Market in High Point, and brags about all the neutrals and shimmering fabrics and wallpaper on exhibition.  The trend is gearing more to a calm and elegant look but with a touch of casual living.  I like calming tone on tone styles...

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...

This is the way the weather is in Palm Beach, Florida right now!!! Forget Spring. 
I am seriously looking at this beautiful and very ornate pillow makes anyone want to be here.  The attention to detail, shape and color coordination is fantastic.

TGIF for everyone!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Fabric Ideas for Lampshades"...

Just fell in love with this fabric from the UK.  It's so vivid, like if I was looking at the bunnies right up close.  I don't know much about the repeat on the pattern but will hopefully find out.  A large drum shade will work well because of the continuous theme. Love it!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

"April"...a fresh start

April is here and is a month to start fresh from every angle.  Normally, we clean closets and paint our rooms.  Some, reorganized, redecorate or give a fresh coat of paint to an object.  Loving this image because the color pallet is white on white with a splash of color.  It's so peace full...

Enjoy the day...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ok, another Friday and here in Florida we have rain and tornados!!! Can you use one of these as an accent pillow?  I think pattern and theme are just pure fun...

image koko & Co