Sunday, April 29, 2012

Horchow's Latest Table Lamps

Horchow is giving away a great coffee table book with a purchase right now. I am perusing websites for the "perfect" lamp for a client and came across these stunning lamps on Horchow. Envision these lamps on the desks below!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Framed Vintage Scarf Wall Art

Wall art is personal and difficult to choose for many homeowners. I have been looking for a piece for my living room for ages and I think I may have just come up with an idea from magazine images I have come across. Framing vintage scarves can by quite a statement piece. Here are some great scarves I found on Ebay today that I think would make a great addition to a girl's room, library and office space. Do you have a favorite?

Martha Stewart


Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Outdoor Space.....Half Done!

We are in a cold spell right now but about a week ago we had some gorgeous sunny weather. So, off I went trying to pull together our deck space on a limited budget. I had been eyeing this outdoor set from Ikea and I made the hour long trip to see it in person. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole set. Ikea furniture in general tends to be smaller in scale but we thought for now it would be just fine. My biggest concern was be able to seat a lot of people without taking up too much deck space.....So here is what we decided on....and we are pretty happy with it! Plantings and pillows to come:)

Here is the table extended one side but it does it on both sides. The result seating for 10 people!

Here is what both table ends look like when down which we actually really like because it conceals the umbrella base.

A sneak peak of the front of our house! My favorite part is my little kitchen window flower box, flowers just make me so happy!

Focus on the center BLACK flower, yes, I found Black Velvet Petunias at this amazing nursery and needed to get them! I will share updated photos of the box when all the plantings really start to flourish!

Happy spring to everyone! I would love it if you would send me photos of your outdoor space, real homes not staged ones that we always see in magazines. I plan on featuring them in an upcoming post! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waterfront Living Room Design!

Creating a design for a living room in a NJ waterfront apartment was a great challenge and fun experience. My client is a busy professional single woman looking for a complete update in her new apartment. She wanted to incorporate certain colors lilac and soft blues and also wanted to keep her beautiful armoire that is a cherished possession. She had already begun the design by purchasing the Milo Sofa in cream from Macy's, so with the armoire and sofa already in the mix, my challenge was creating a design using traditional and contemporary pieces. Here are some photos of her apartment when I met with her for the first time!

Wow, what a view! Notice the window frames are a permanent teal blue color and that also needed to be taken into consideration. The angle of the window was another interesting feature and because she doesn't plan on staying there indefinitely, we decided on custom drapes that frame the window on both sides that can be taken with her when she moves. So here is one of the design boards I presented to her and with some tweaking, she has moved ahead with her apartment. Can't wait to see the final results!

What do you think? I certainly love it but I would love my reader's feedback so please leave me a comment below, it would mean so much!

**Update: The turquoise board used here is not the chosen wall color:) There is going to be a painted feature wall behind the sofa (maybe a soft blue) and the rest of the room is off white.