Saturday, December 29, 2012

Inspiring Geometric Wallpaper!

I hope these beautiful rooms inspire you to put some geometric wallpaper somewhere in your home. It brings a lot of personality even into a smaller area of your home like an entry way, bathroom, laundry room, etc. There are many new lines of what is called "renter wallpaper" easy to to put up and super easy to take down. All you need to do to remove it is pull it off and wipe the wall down with a moist sponge/rag and you are done! Send me a pic if you already have some great wallpaper in your home. Thank you my readers and have a great weekend! For those of you in the northeast like me, keep warm!

images via decor pad

Friday, December 21, 2012

Masculine Design Board!

I love this leather sofa from Lee Industries and I thought I would pull a design board together just for fun! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Well Traveled Room!

When we walk into someone's home for the first time, there is a definite impression that settles in our minds. Someone is a neat freak, artistic, disorganized etc. Well, when I saw this room for the first time I thought this person must be well traveled. Perhaps, bringing home with them a collections of goodies from their favorite places. This is such a great room that is warm, interesting and inviting on all levels. Do you feel the same way about this room as I do? Drop me a line, thanks!

Online Price Comparisons!

Warning: If you see some thing online and want to purchase it, make sure you do your research first!

Let me share an example of why I feel so passionate about this. I came across this beautiful bowl that I thought would add a beautiful touch to an entry tablescape I am pulling together for a client.

I just loved the small bowl and if she didn't like i,t I was going to get it for myself. That is one of the dangers of being a decorator ha ha. Anyway, while doing research for something else tonight, I came across not just one but two online boutiques selling the bowl for double and triple the price!! Absurd!

Furbish Studio (may fav) is selling the small one for $48.00

Candelabra Shop for $72.00

And last but most expensive Shop Ten 25, get this $330.00, now it does say bowls but even still this price for 2 bowls!!

The difficulty is each vendor may rename the piece using different wording, so it may be hard to always find other online options.

I guess I just needed to share this with you readers today and vent. Thanks for being supportive of my blog and very soon I will be sharing some recent room makeovers I have been busy working on!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Online Pillow Shopping-My Favorite Shops!

Finding just the right pillow can be overwhelming when the options for fabric are endless. It can be daunting going into a fabric store and seeing all those books and if you are like me, you start to feel like "where do I begin??" You may start with a color or fabric line like Kravet but then there is the couture line and that line and another line and it can be hard to come down to decisions. Then most frabic come with a minimum order of 2/3 yards but maybe you want just one pillow of this fabric and one of another. Well, I wanted to share some amazing online pillow boutique shops that make unbelievable pillows with designer fabrics at a lower cost than if you made them custom. I will share some great pillows from Arianna Belle Shop, Thow & Co. and Amber Interiors.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I Love Everything About These Dining Rooms!

I have dining rooms with green chairs on my mind because of a recent design I have been working on. Choosing the right shade of green is not as easy as you would think. I really want the chairs to have a punch of color but need to keep with a warm undertone. I think these two images capture exactly what I had in mind......

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vintage Over Dyed Rugs

I think I have to get one! There are countless options for area rugs but over dyed rugs have to be a favorite of mine. Perfect for a traditional interior as well as a punch of color in minimalist room, I think they cross all boundaries in design. Look at the ones I found this morning while looking on Ebay. If you love them just research vintage over dyed rug in the home category. Enjoy!

via google images

via pure style home

via Ebay

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Eclectic Living Rooms With Neutral Sofas!

Sorry, I been away from blogging lately.......For the past few weeks, several unexpected things have come up each week that have taken up my time. When it comes to my personal priority list, they came in pretty high. So my apologies but also a huge thank you for not giving up on me and still checking in to see if there are any new posts.

I was doing some research on incorporating a neutral sofa in a living room design and all of these images are just magnificent! I have to share.....

all images via decor pad

Any favorites?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Local One of Kind Finds I Just Love!

While on the hunt for unique one of kind pieces for a client design, I came across so many great things that I have to share with you! If you are interested in where to find any of these, just email me and I will tell where to go. I find the key to coming upon the "ahhhhh" moment is frequently checking places as their inventory is constantly changing. I saw this great marble side table and waited just one week and it was gone when I went back. Lesson learned: buy it when you see it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Add a Punch of Color with Chartreuse!

A color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liquers called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764. I think this color is becoming one of my top picks for interior decor. These beautiful images below highlight why!