The Parallels of Fashion and Interiors

June 21, 2011

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Fashion is continually influencing the styles and trends that we incorporate into our homes.  From texture to fit to color, the parallels of fashion and interiors are uncanny. Looking at the rainbow of beautiful colors, let's enjoy the similarities between how we dress ourselves and how we dress our homes. Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple What's your favorite color? I'll be linking this post up to the Blogger Block Blog Party hosted by Jenn of Green Door Designs. I'm looking forward to seeing your link ups on Thursday when I host Summer … [Read more...]

Creating Multiple Spaces with Room Dividers

June 13, 2011

Happy Monday ~ I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I got to thinking the other day while walking around Pottery Barn - love that store - and noticed the way they used room dividers to create small vignettes within such a large space. Don't you think you could use a room divider or screen in your home to break up a large room into smaller spaces?  What a great idea! This white open bookcase divides one large space into two separate functions~ living and dining...Your books become ART...what a fab look!  This is actually a great idea for a DIY Saturday project....get your tools … [Read more...]

Chicago: The City of Contemporary Eclectic Interiors

June 7, 2011

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(photos from my recent trip) Fresh back from my trip to Chicago, I was truly inspired by the cities Public Art Program.  It's adaptation to add abstract Art and cultural elements throughout the city started in the late 70s with a law passed that a percentage of building costs be put towards purchasing public works of art (a.k.a.  ~ outdoor sculptures and outdoor elements) and displaying them throughout the city.  From this initiative, many Chicagoans have taken this artistic approach and have adapted it into their own interior decor. To sum it up, my take on Chicago style is contemporary … [Read more...]

What’s Hotter than Honeysuckle?

May 19, 2011

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Coral is smashing for summer! Coral is chic. Coral is casual. Coral eludes sophistication. It's such a cheerful color and is a great representation of happiness and joy. Coral is beautiful in a pattern or elegant as a solid. Coral is such a versatile hue, and when paired correctly, it is a great complement to many other colors like navy, green, turquoise, and purple. Of course, like most strong colors, you don't want to oversaturate a space. When used in appropriate doses, Coral can be powerful and dramatic. And Coral is a favorite in the … [Read more...]

Make a Statement in your Space

April 25, 2011

Make a statement in your space. Be adventurous by adding a focal point to your room. Whether it be a vibrant paint color, a piece of unique artwork, a vintage piece of furniture, or a bold fabric, making a statement can change the entire look of a space. It's the center feature that everything else in the room is chosen around. Adding the accent color of orange (the throw, the terra cot pots, the artwork), makes this room POP! As the name implies, a statement piece is the 'statement' of your space. Your statement piece does not need to be crazy or bold; it can be as … [Read more...]

Spring has Sprung: Yellow Inspiration

April 13, 2011

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The windows are open, The birds are chirping, The daffodils are blooming... I think I can say, with delight, that Spring has officially Sprung (finally! ...Pux Phil was completely wrong on this years spring arrival prediction!) .  The last few days have been amazing, and even though the snow is not completely gone (from my yard), I think it will be very soon!   That being said, let's soak up the sun, and be inspired by some hints of yellow to add to your decor.  Whether it be a little or a lot, yellow is so cheery! Isn't it??  It truly brightens up the day. ENJOY! Yellow paired … [Read more...]

Incredible Ikat

March 30, 2011

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I'm always taken back when I see a pattern "make" (or sometimes break) a room.  Lately, I've been enthralled with patterns and there are certainly some beauties out there.  From my recent post on the chevron pattern and the DIY chevron rug I created, I'm sure you can tell that I'm a little obsessed loving the look of different patterns and depending on the color, style, and texture, a pattern can transform a space and give it new life.  Ikat has been around the block a few times (and then some), but I still love it's bold and unique flavor.  Truly older than old, Ikat is still going strong … [Read more...]

Classic Chevron with a Twist

March 10, 2011

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Each year, I am so intrigued how patterns and textures go in and out of style.  It's amazing to see "old  things" come alive with a new twist. My latest love is the chevron pattern.  It's simple, yet sophisticated layout has been around for years seen in architecture and textiles, and after if was down and out for awhile, it's back and better than ever!  With it's recent return, the "new" chevron is more modern and bold, taking on a life of it's own and making quite the statement.  Let's have a look ~ The chevron pattern can complement many decor styles. Is funky and … [Read more...]

No MORE singing the Winter BLUES!

February 22, 2011

I'm feeling a little blue today with this cold, chilly weather. BUT I have a blue that will definitely cheer you up! This Arkansas residence, designed by the amazing and talented Interior Designer, Toby Fairley, is {Breathtakingly Beautiful Blue}.  The Hotel at Home style of living was desired by the homeowner to create a resort like feel for their everyday living.  The dramatic and classic interior is wrapped in pale blues and accentuated with rich wallpapers and sophisticated furniture.  With the use of classic reproduction pieces, mixed in with modern accents, a feminine and glamorous … [Read more...]

A Mix of Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional

February 10, 2011

Back in December, I was a Guest Blogger at Green Door Designs and wrote about my personal design style and aesthetic.  I recently revisited the post, and wanted to share it with you... I appreciate all design styles, but my personal favorite is a transitional look, which is a mix of traditional elements combined with a little modern edge. The transitional style is truly the best of both worlds...it combines the stream-lined, minimalist look of contemporary with the detailed and more ornate look of traditional.  With a transitional style, you really can't go wrong...there are no rules, no … [Read more...]