Isn't that vintage car painting fun?
Friday, May 29, 2009
Isn't that vintage car painting fun?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I love large mirrors that just lean against the wall. They really open up the space.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I wish we could have found some pillows with a great pattern but we were on a serious time crunch!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I love this houndstooth print chair.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Spoleto chairs were designed by Marcel Breuer. He was part of the Bauhaus movement in Germany. He was known mostly for his use of tubular steel in his designs. His philosophy was that a chair should be a good chair not designed to 'match' a table or be an expressionist piece. I like the contrast of black leather and the polished metal; and I like the shape.
Both of these famous pieces look stunning together. In this case they create a bold achromatic scheme (using only neutrals). It feels serene.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Here is another example of color in a bookcase. It just creates a focus and adds to the architectural element of a bookcase.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
You know with all the blogging I do about design some may think I like watching HGTV. Well the answer to that question is a resounding "NOT AT ALL". Crazy huh, some of you may be disappointed but that is just the way it is. So what do I watch? Well my favorite TV show is Criminal Minds!
I'm NOT a gourmet cook but for a week I could be or maybe I could just eat everything the "real" gourmet chief cooks up!
This bedroom is amazing! My favorite part is when Kate wakes up and gets a call from her old flame and feeling hopeless she pushes a button and the black-out drapes automatically begin lowering. Leaving the room in blissful, coveted darkness; she abandons her cares for a few more hours of pleasurable slumber!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have found blogging to be quite therapeutic! And while sometimes it has been stressful it has always been fun and a time for me to escape and unleash my creative side. It has also been a time for me to focus on things I really love and think about what I want to fill my life with; both physically as well as mentally.
I know that for me when I take the time to seek out and enjoy beautiful things I am left with a renewed view of the goodness of my life. I definitely believe that as we surround ourselves and our homes with things we love our focus will be brighter and we will find joy, beauty and an appreciation for life and most importantly we find the good in ourselves.I look forward to more blogging. I love your comments and I especially love seeing people I don't know be inspired by my blog. I'm super curious who visits me so please leave a comment to let me know what you think!
So to being inspired, enjoying a good laugh and finding beauty! Here's to the next 50 + 50 posts!
I have coveted this desk for a few years now! It's from Restoration Hardware and just out of my price range.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I like that a bunch of small pieces can take the place of a large piece of artwork. It adds a fun unexpected element to a space and mixes up the traditional idea of one or two pieces of art on a wall. It’s definitely a more eclectic way of designing and initially it takes more thought and planning to put together. I think it is hard to accomplish a well balanced photo gallery, here are some guidelines you should consider:
- Theme. Why did you choose the specific pieces you did? Are they places you have traveled to, items you love, things you collect, or your children. By choosing a theme you give your viewers something to focus on.
- Harmony. I think harmony is extremely important in artfully executing a wall collage. Remember Harmony = Variety + Unity. For example, if you have a variety of pictures with some in color, some black and white and some sepia (there is your variety), keep your frames the same color (for unity). The more unity you have the more formal your collage will feel.
- Placement. Where are you going to display your wall collage and why. Are you just trying to fill a blank wall or do you want to create a conversation piece?
- Spacing. A large number of pieces placed close together will give your collage a less formal, high energy feel; whereas fewer pieces placed farther apart will create a more formal, calm atmosphere.
- Remember its art! Take your time, enjoy arranging it and remember you can always change it. Making it something YOU love is the ultimate end result.
I think this collage is so unique. The mix of other elements besides picture frames really gives it a punch of personality.
I think its great how the picture frames follow you up the stairs. And I like how they fit together so well. It just shows that a little planning can be worth the work.
Again I like the symmetry and the big frames.
The color, the silver frames, the safari theme and the candles all together just look fantastic!