When I look at this beach inspired dining room, I feel happy and serene. All the different variations of blue make me think of the beach which is exactly where I want to be right now.
Here are the 7 things I love about this dining room designed by Mabley Handler.
1. The fabulous chevron-y like fabric on the drapery & chairs by Jonathan Adler for Kravet. (Pattern: Wabash, Color: Aquamarine)
2. The Juicy Jute Grasscloth Wallpaper in Blueberry from Phillip Jeffries.
3. The Madeline Weinrib: Haveli Cotton Flatweave Rug in Turquoise. I have always loved her rugs and this one totally grounds the space.
4. This absolutely stunning linen drum shade light fixture embellished with silver nailheads and Swarovski crystals. It was designed by Michelle Hatch New York, and Chad Jacobs of Bone Simple Design.
5. Love, love, love the Dunes & Duchess 4-arm Candelabra.
6. I am currently obsessed with étagères and this one simply takes my breath away. In silver-leaf, it is from Worlds Away.
7. The pacific blue seeded glass table lamp from Rumrunner Home provides additional light on the buffet/bar area. I love how the designers used only one on the buffet versus two. I’m a big fan of symmetry but in this case one lamp works.
I thought I would keep my list to seven, but I also love the coffered ceilings and all the tabletop dishware. Do you love this beach inspired dining room as much as I do? What are some of the top decor items or furnishings that you would add to this list? Click on leave a comment and tell me what you think!!
If you are looking to add a beach inspired feel to one of your rooms, then contact me here so I can help. Have a wonderful weekend!
Bye bye Tangerine Tango!! Last week, Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013.
Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.
A couple of weeks ago I was at an event with a couple of my designer BFFs and we were talking about what Pantone`s colour would be for 2013 – and we all guessed Green. We have seen a lot of it on the fashion runways and in home decor – so it really wasn’t a huge surprise.
Since fashion and home decor intersect so closely, this is what pantone had to say about utilizing Emerald Green in fashion and in the home.
Emerald for Fashion:
The prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons, especially in the fashion and couture markets, and even on the red carpet. Appropriate for every occasion, Emerald’s classic elegance makes for striking and irresistible women’s formal and everyday wear as well as accessories. Emerald also makes a strong statement in men’s sportswear, knitwear and ties.
Emerald for Interiors:
Enhance your sense of well-being at home by rejuvenating the interior with Emerald paint, accents and accessories. This jewel-like hue will create a luxurious feel in an entryway, powder room, dining room or study, and bring life to a living room as an accent wall. Add a splash of color to the kitchen and dining room areas with Emerald dinnerware, stemware and appliances.
Yesterday I went for a manicure and this is what I got done. I thought it was a lot of fun – perfect for the holidays and I`m sure it would be Pantone approved!
Green glitter French manicure with a hint of gold!!
I`m not crazy about going overboard with the green, but I do love the colour combinations of blue & green and green and pink….very girly!
Here are some images to inspire you and get you in the mood for emerald green in 2013.
So….are you excited about next year`s IT colour. Share your thoughts in the comment section below!!
I meant to post this last week but this little puppy kept me very busy last week! Meet Marilyn Monroe, our new tiny Yorkie!
Isn’t she absolutely adorable?
Anyway, last week my painter/wallpaper installer came in to work on the girls’ homework room. It is looking absolutely fabulous and I couldn’t be happier.
Here’s a sneak peek of the wallpaper and the wall colour: Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore.
Then I was able to “force” my husband to put together the Ikea desks and chairs I bought for each girl.
Doesn’t it look fantastic so far……the girls are ecstatic and my vision for their homework room is coming to fruition!!
Can you believe I bought these adorable little storage bins from the dollar store…..you would think they were made for the wallpaper, they accent the paper and colours perfectly.
And the FILLSTA table lamp is perfect. Although I must admit it took me a while to figure out how to put this lamp together.
So far so good!! What’s left to do is put up shelving above the desk, create an art wall for their pictures & paintings and get going on my DIY chalkboard. So stay tuned for another update soon!!
It’s finally happening!! The Homework Room is finally getting completed! I literally put it on hold last winter/spring as I was busy with client projects (which is always a good thing). Then once the summer hit, we were too busy working on Project Dollhouse AKA the Bunkie.
You can catch up on my plans for the homework room here. The star of the room is going to be this wallpaper my daughters and I chose from Printers Guild Productions.
The wallpaper will only be on one wall, so I had to decide what colour to paint the remaining 2.5 walls. And of course this gorgeous wallpaper gave me 3 vibrant colour choices: Orange, Lilac or Raspberry.
The girls and I nixed the lilac…so now it was down to the orange or the raspberry / pink grapefruit flower as our colour inspiration.
I headed to my local Benjamin Moore Paint store and picked up 2 tester samples of Calypso Orange BM2015-30 and BM2008-30 Raspberry Blush to try on the walls next to the paper.
The minute I brushed the Calypso Orange onto the wall I knew it was the wrong choice…even with a 2nd coat (which I didn’t bother to do) I knew it would be too much for the room.
So I decided to go with Raspberry Blush. I was so excited about it that I tweeted out my colour choice to Benjamin Moore….and below is their response.
And here is the vision board I created for the Homework Room via Olioboard to give you a brief look at the look of the room that I want to achieve.
Stay tuned for the next update!!
I am way overdue for a Decorate as You Dress blog post and the recent purchase of these fabulous floral wedge heels inspired me. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous for spring/summer. And what an easy look to incorporate into your home decor this season. Love the feminine chintz pattern on these seat cushions (image from Style at Home magazine)
Here are a few more images from the same home featured in the April Colour issue of Style at Home Magazine.
And of course, you can never go wrong with having fresh flowers in every room!!
In the latest spring issue of Dabble Magazine I wrote how Florals in home decor are a constant trend during the spring/summer season. You can read my latest column here.
So, will you incorporate something flowery into your closet and home decor this season. Let me know by leaving a comment below!!
Happy Victoria Day long weekend to my fellow Canadian friends!!
I love anything purple and when I saw this stunning purple bedroom designed by Annsley McAleer of Annsley Interiors, I was instantly hooked!
Everything about this room is a Glam Slam! From the floral headboard, to its curvy sexy shape and the solid purple banding that give it that extra oomph!! Love the fabric of the long bolster cushion with the hits of gold and orange. And the beautiful gold-leaf chandelier is the perfect finishing touch….like long dangly earrings accessorizing the perfect outfit.