Friday, October 22, 2010

For Dining

My house is ALL painted, it looks a lot like this dining room wall color.  It is a grayish green color which gives a good neutral background for all my artwork and decor.  I'm still working on getting everything put together but 2 bookshelves are set up and art is in it's place just waiting to get some help from my hubby to hang them up. 
This dining room is soothing and welcoming,designed by Nicole Nee.  The aqua glass gives a nice color punch and the monochromatic color scheme is relaxing and versatile.Tell me what you think about the glossy ceiling, I can't decide if I like it or not.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What Is A Subway TIle?

 About 5 years ago if I asked anyone what a subway tile was they would tell me they had no idea.  Now if I asked that question more people would know the answer.  Here is the answer for those of you who may still be in the dark.  A subway tile is a rectangular tile, first used in subways, hence the name.  One thing that has made subway tiles popular is glass tiles in a rectangular shape.  I have coveted any glass tile for quite sometime now, however their price tag has kept me from using them in my house.  Most glass tiles start around $25 square foot, and that's on the cheap side! So a small kitchen backsplash would cost close to $900, bummer!  BUT last week I was making one of my daily trips to Home Depot and spotted this:
 Glass tile for $4.99 a sq/ft!! WHAT, I was pretty excited, next to those specials were some tiles for $8 sq/ft.  I realize that these few styles will be in everyone's home in a short time but I just love the translucent, glossy quality they give to a space.  So here are some glass tile, a few subway tile designs for you to devour, enjoy!
 A fairly common style an color scheme.
 Here is a combination of small glass tiles and subway tiles.
 Mixing up a cool pattern.
 These are a mosaic tile, I've had this photo in my design file for close to 10 years and I still love.
 Wooooo, I love the strong contrast in colors, and the vibrant red
 These are a mini subway tile, I like them in small spaces but you would lose the wow factor with too much or in to big of a space.
I love this color and in a shower a very water open feel.

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Penny For Your Throughts

I think this penny replica is really cool, unique and adds some personality to this space.  I would have to say my house and design style is pretty eclectic.   I love finding pieces that are one of a kind, that describe who I am at what I like.  You have to be careful when combining different styles but I think the pay off can be worth a penny or two!