Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Now, this post was really suppose to be about the dining room but I got kind of carried away talking about the history of the Panton Chair (I love design history what can I say). So I think this room shows how you can use black (or really dark colors) on the walls and have a great design. People tend to think that dark colors will make your room feel smaller and a lot of times it will but here are a few reasons why it works in this space, and how it could work for you.
- Nature light, the light helps reflect the dark color and make the space feel bigger (those windows are great)
- White ceiling, this emphasis's the ceiling giving the illusion of height
- The furniture, simple lines, light scale and minimal texture keep the room simple and accent the walls instead of competing with them
- Furniture all one color, the white furniture adds light to the room and again keeps it simple
- Molding- this architectural feature breaks up the black and creates visual interest
I also have to say- cool lighting. I love it when people pay attention and have cool, unique lighting, it really adds to the style of the room.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I love the fun whimsical prints, bold colors and shape of this chair.
The colors in this stripe chair just pull me and make me want more! The white wood complements the fabric nicely.
Love pinks and blues together. I love how she has taken a classic french style bergere and selected a modern style fabric, just yummy.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
- The smell! Before, during and after; it's just refreshing and natural
- Moisture, I love a green yard!
- The world feels clean
- Funky, fun, colorful umbrellas
- Watching it from a window in my nice dry house
- Hearing the thunder and watching the sky light up from the lightning
- Curling up in a blanket and watching a movie
- Eating hot soup- grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup!
- Playing board games and hanging out together because no one wants to go out!
- And my favorite.... driving my car through the big puddles and make huge splashes, ha ha
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Here are some toned down uses of yellow. A mellow yellow is softer but yet still full of cheerfulness and life.
Pastel yellows are more feminine and relaxing.
My recommendation for the day- add some yellow in your life! I keep a huge vase of yellow forsythia in my office right behind my computer screen. I looked at it numerous times during the day and often I find myself re-energized by their bright happy color.