Thursday, June 23, 2011
Well, this is my last blog for a few days. The movers are coming today and we leave our little house in Virgina Beach tomorrow. Hopefully the drive will be an easy one (probably not with a 3 year old and a cat)! Looking forward to starting a new chapter in Austin, Texas..... Must remember to pack my cowboy boots!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I was thinking about my little project with my decorpad friend! She had mentioned finding some cabinets to flank either side of her fireplace. Suddenly, it occurred to me, that perhaps instead of cabinets, she could use floating shelves to give a contemporary built in effect!! There's something about symmetry either side of a fireplace that adds some drama and focus. I love these three images, just for that reason. The top image shows a traditional built in bookshelf, the image below shows the contemporary floating shelf option, and the last image (although not a fireplace) is a great example of how free standing bookshelves or a pair of etagere can also be used.
|All images via decorpad|
Sunday, June 19, 2011
|The Living Room|
I was emailed by a lovely lady I met via decorpad, asking if I could suggest some ideas for her (already lovely) living room! I was completely flattered and of course said "YES!" I put together a few ideas over on Olioboard, shown above. I suggested using a soft khaki colour on the walls, kind of like the colour shown below. I thought it would make for a nice neutral background and it plays into some of the colours found in the rug bought from Crate and Barrel. We were also looking into adding more of the blue/green found in the rug, in accessories or even an alternative wall colour. Perhaps, more of a blue/gray than a true blue colour.
I recommended some contemporary art, to give some more colour and interest to the walls. The pieces shown are from Zgallerie. The one top left is called "Shades of Green" and the canvas "Contemporary Scene." The glass lamp is from Crate and Barrel, and the drapes are from West Elm, I liked the subtle texture of the silk to frame the view. The mirror is also from Zgallerie, originally I was thinking sunburst, but this one is something a bit different! We are also on the search for a cabinet to be placed in the alcove next to the fireplace.. stay tuned for more!
|Image courtesy of Palmetto Bluff|
|Forza Mirror - Zgallerie|
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
|Ferrata Zebra Rug|
Wouldn't you know, tropical style seems to be appearing everywhere lately! I was browsing through the newest Ballard Design catalogue, and found this pretty items. I always knew the West Indies vibe was here to stay, this just confirms it. I love the use of cane, rattan and wicker, I think that any one of these pieces could work in a variety of interiors.
|Suzanne Kasler Tripod Lamp|
|West Indies Coffee Table|
|Bornova Side Table|
|Bella Cane Bar Stool|
Monday, June 13, 2011
Two of my favorite designers also have rooms in this beautiful color, Phoebe Howard used Sherwin Williams - Topsail for this stunning room. I think I will be bookmarking it for future reference. :-)
|Phoebe Howard - Sherwin Williams Topsail|
Friday, June 10, 2011
I did like a few of the interiors. Take a peek and see what you think!
|My favorite Exterior.|
|Amazing high ceilings and natural light.|
|Pretty breakfast room, but I felt like it needed |
some texture, like a sisal rug under the table...??
Sunday, June 5, 2011
|Image via Palmetto Bluff|