Sunday, September 25, 2011

West Indies Porch


I received a lovely message from a fellow West Indies design enthusiast concerning a substantial sized porch. The design included furniture from the Faraday Collection, from Pottery Barn, breezy white outdoor drapes made from drop cloths and blue painted ceilings... I can only imagine how beautiful it will look! So of course, I headed off to Olioboard to get the feel for this pretty porch and here's what I came up with.... all I can say is wow, what a great plan for a porch... (even with or without the pool) I think it will be a stunning place to drink a cold beer and unwind after a hard days work.

Compass Pillow - Frontgate

Riveted Drum Table - Grandin Road

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Black and Yellow Bathroom

What a fun, fresh colour palette for a bathroom! Who woulda thought?? Sorry no blog lately - I started my new job (yippee) and time slipped by without me knowing!! Here's to the weekends!

images via decorpad

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Contemporary twist on a twin nursery

Happy Weekend fellow bloggers!! I have been way too addicted to Olioboard lately... darn it! Here's another entry for one of their awesome challenges. "Design a nursery for two beautiful twin babys. One boy and one girl. Create a space the two of them can enjoy and grow into." That's my entry above. I started out with the contemporary looking cribs. I wanted to do a fresh, clean colour palette that could be enjoyed by a boy and a girl. I found the brightly, printed fabric and used it as a rug (shh, don't tell) and then bought in more items that pulled out colours from the fabric! I am super happy with it! If you'd like to know where any of the items come from, just click on the link above and it will take you straight to my Olioboard page. Here's some more nursery inspiration for any mothers to be (all images courtesy of Decorpad!):

Love the striped ceiling!
Plus, what a great book display to add a ton of colour!!

Great fresh colour palette with a vintage looking crib.

Love the rug and colours....

Fun pom poms!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Olioboard Fun

I'm not usually a big Modern/Contemporary fan, but two new challenges from Olioboard caught my attention! Here's the first - "A new restaurant in town asked you to design a retro inspired interior to liven the place up and draw in the crowd. While they love the retro vibe they don't want it to be overboard and feel like a tacky diner. Find a way to design the space that balances retro with class."

That's my interpretation above! I'm pretty happy with it. I thought the wavy retro fabric would be fun on some booths and then the other chairs are for the bar (red), lounging (yellow) and around the ends of the booths (black). And just look at those cool napkin rings - Dachshunds! So cool - never thought I'd say that about a napkin ring!

Here's the second challenge - "The top advertising agency of the year has asked you to bring your design expertise to their office space. This agency is known for their outside of the box thinking and want their office space to reflect just that. Make your design as creative and wild as you want. In this job, anything goes." And my crazy idea board below. Head over to Olioboard to get creative.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Mexico Interior Inspiration

Olioboard - Click to Enlarge

Finally got a minute to post my newest Olioboard! Here is my interpretation of a New Mexico Interior. It all began with this beautiful piece of art called Indian Reed. I love the fiery blossom and the subtle backdrop. I used the colours as a basis for my design. When I think New Mexico, I envision Native American art and jewel tone colours. I imagine the bright turquoise and amber colours paired with antiqued looking gold and silver. I also found some swatches from Calico Corners that would make great drapery or ottoman/chair fabric. I think the Brea Russett would make great curtains as the pattern isn't so bold and the  Seismic Sun (great name) fabric could make some fantastic pillows, highlighting my colour palette and bringing in a tiny bolt of turquoise!

Indian Reed Art

Calico Corners - Brea Russett

Calico Corners - Seismic Sun