14 October, 2009

~~ Furniture by Oly

Sienna Chair. There is nothing I don't like about this chair.

Pierre Chair. Love the scale and no frills attitude.

Etta Chair. What a great side chair or even a dining room chair. I could easily see this around a simple dining room table. Love the distressed leather too.

Benjamin chair. Sleek and has a retro or even Art Deco feel. Perhaps it's the cream leather that gives off that vibe. Love this!!!

I have given up on having a true formal dining room. We just do not use our dining room table. It only collects 'stuff'. So I've gone rogue and removed the table and chairs. I put in place of them two comfortable chairs that used to be in our living room. (They have been regulated to our guest quarters.) I love the look and idea of a sitting room connected to the kitchen. The animals are enjoying it as well! Much more casual and I really dislike unused spaces.

I want 2 new chairs... thus the reason for today's post on chairs. Any of these would work however, I'm leaning towards Sienna and Benjamin...

02 October, 2009

~~ Thibaut Wallpaper

Look at this adorable bedroom. Very very traditional with lovely plaids in chocolate and blue and furniture. And notice the wallpaper. Traditional damask in that seafoamy blue and white. Perfect. Adds a bit of pizzaz without feeling stuffy. Drapes break at the floor perfectly and I love the hardware in the silvery tone. Thankfully the designer/stager did not try to match the hardware with the wood tones of the furniture.

More contemporary here. Love the butter yellow OMG how comforting and the soft white drapes that gently connect with the floor.

Solar Disk is the pattern name and not only is the pattern dynamic but the color. The color is perfect! Notice the ivory/cream drapes in a soft silk with a beautiful trim on the leading edges. Also notice the nail heads on the table and chair.

29 September, 2009

~~ Undeniably Beautiful

So Pretty, So Romantic. How can you not love this? It may not be your 'style' but appreciation of these fabrics and draperies is a must!

Love the lavender/pink and the striking green. Feminine and Versailles like!

All from Designers Guild.

22 September, 2009

~~ Designers Guild Bedding!

Leblond - I'm not a 'blue' loving person however, I will admit a weakness for this particular bedding. Love how it's almost traditional and almost contemporary. Hmmm isn't that transitional? :)

Darly - Isn't this just so old fashioned? I remember older homes with wallpaper so very similar to the pattern you see here. Love the colors too. Charcoal, pink and chartreuse.

10 September, 2009

~~ Just take a Look.

Lots going on here but notice the window treatment. A lovely drape in what is probably a linen fabric with a nice drape on the floor and the leading edges are in a crisp stripe on an angle, this ties very nicely with the carpet/area rug (can't tell which here). Then notice the fabric next to the window. Looks like a pretty sheer roller shade but could also be sheer fabric pulled straight and not shirred on a rod. Whatever it is I really like this look. Combines structure and a bit of tailored effort with softness.

Isn't this amazingly sweet? Despite the slightly cobbled look it has reason. There is a purpose here. Perhaps a little too many collectible items but that is personal preference in a home. I love the crazy quilt over the sofa and the throw over the chair one is not afraid to sit down and curl up. See the pretty kitty? She/he has the right idea.

04 September, 2009

~~ Please, please be mine!

Don't you just love this chair? *sigh*

The lines, size are just two things I adore but look at the upholstery and fabric used. Absolutely stunning! From Desire to Inspire - Jennifer Worts.

01 September, 2009

~~ Black & White!

Desire to Inspire posted this and other pictures by photographer Simon Brown. I had to steal this one! Love the serene white and I mean look at all those whites! Then to make it dramatic the black and white wallpaper on that lovely abstract floral. The ceiling light fixture may not be your cuppa tea but it is bold for something so ethereal looking.