Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"New Metal Floor Lamp:

In love with above floor lamp, constructed completely of of the new trends about this last market was introducing or combining metal work to furniture.  Chandeliers made out of wood and metal, with a rustic shabby chic look where among other items which caught my eye.  There were lots of washed woods, whether oaks or pine, the distressed look is strong and defined.  Mixed with matte silver and golds, its casual/elegant style is a clash of the old and the new!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Decorating For The Holidays"...

Love decorating for the holidays...from chair covers to small topiary, it's all fun and simple to do.  This red, white and black happens to be cute and very shabby.  Colors can definitely change according to our taste and style.  Think of the same set up but in pink and lime OR spa blue and brown...what matters is the continuity of tones. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Cyber Monday"...

Would love to be sitting by the dock...with a beautiful mountain view and the breeze sound of a lake...instead, I am ordering toys on line for my niece and newphews...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Happy Thanksgiving"...

Wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving...a time to share and give thanks for every aspect of our lives.  Be off for few days!

Oh, have you tried to have the traditional dinner outdoors...look


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Table Place Mats"...

I adore this idea...beautifully decorated paper place mats for the dining table.  This company was showing their cute merchandise at market.  So different and chic!

Monday, November 21, 2011

"table Decoratons"...

Love these pumpkins with its white wash coating!  What a simple and elegant way of decorating your table for the upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner! 

Happy Monday...

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...fringes & trims

What a different it makes adding a layer of fringe or trim to a pillow or even a piece of furniture.  Combining the right textiles, patterns and colors is also important, as well as scale.  Don't be afraid to mix them and start from large to the smallest ones in front!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Over the Mantel"...

I love simplicity and creativity and this mantel's idea is on my list of favorites.  The clock is simply painted, how cute is that!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Some Holiday Thoughts"...

It's not too early to start thinking about the plans...etc.  I was taking to a friend yesterday and she said her best friend is already decorating the house with a new Missoni inspired tree.  I said to my friend, but what about up!  Let us have fun and be inspired by design!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Navy"...the new comeback

Navy is one of my favorite colors lately...When proposing an idea or inspiration to a client, its funny but sometimes they note if its a nautical look.  For the contrary, I always remark.  Navy is a color which pretty much goes with almost all tones.  Navy looks traditional and rich, or clean and modern.  Don't be afraid to paint even just one wall or be a dare devil and get a nice big comfy sofa...or may be just a beautiful lidded jar!

Have a nice beginning of the week...
images bhg and house beautiful

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Fall Colors"...

This Fall, one of the color I see the most on walls is chocolate brown.  A low luster/flat brown looks so elegant and organic.  Mixed with vintage items and definitely fall orange colors will give you a trendy style!

Happy Monday...
image french press

Friday, November 11, 2011

"Pillow Talk"...

Wow...there's something about this pillow I love.  The texture of this material feels like felt, I couldn't come up with its contents but I'm sure is very durable.  The time it took to cut each  layer of fabrics to compose this rose design is pure art.  One of my favorite finds indeed!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Color Trends"

Modern to Traditional, green is a color that I call hope.  With its refreshing tones, it can inspire any type of design.  Another thing I notice at the market is that the tones of green are also on furnishings, such as the cocktail table in image.  One of my favorite is the Toile's textiles, they are still shown which is a good indication that consumers still love it...


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"A Dream French House"...

Sorry for the lack of postings, been a bit under the weather...anyways, back to high point findings.  These cute painted French chairs I thought were adorable.  It has all of the bright trendy colors and they are super tailored.  Shown in a couple of finishes helps show the textile's beauty. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"HP Market Finds"...

A look I fell in love with is a rustic French Style mixed with modern lighting and silver or matte gold.  The combination is so casual but at the same time, so timeless.  Washed Oak and Driftwood  furniture pieces and accessories were display in beautiful textiles, very muted and conservative. 


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"High Point 2011"...trends

Lots of fresh new ideas, where found at the furniture show this time.  The addition of new small stools, caught me eye.  Stools can be incorporated into any design style.  They are small and come in so many shapes and sizes.  They serve as footstools or coffee tables as well as sitting.  One of the new trends is the comeback of the color Gold.  I know what you are thinking 80's but in reality, it's beautiful.  The tone is soft and mixed with white washed oak, looks fantastic.  The first image was taken for fun.  We can see so many different elements from Lucite to fir, gracefully resting in a zigzag area rug.  Lots of geometric shapes and color-color-color!