31 December, 2008

~~ Snuggle with Wool!

Happy New Year!

January seems to me to be the middle of winter. Winter where (we at least) are buried in snow. Where being northern Michigan. So snuggle up with some plaid wool blankets and a hot toddy!

28 December, 2008

~~ Purple Firework in a Flower!

I believe this to be a flower... what type I've no clue but it reminded me of fireworks and since the new year is coming soon I thought my version of a purple firework would be appropriate!

22 December, 2008

~~ Merry Christmas & 'The Holiday'

To actually watch this movie I procrastinated. I really didn't think that I would enjoy it however, I was wrong. I enjoyed the movie for 2 reasons. 1. I loved Kate Winslet's character Iris and Eli Wallach's character Arthur. So fun and touching. 2. I loved the movie set.

The interiors were so well thought out. Iris' cottage is sweet, homey and welcoming. Amanda's place was, well it was nice, yet not homey or welcoming. Don't get me wrong I loved the sleek, spacious interior but it lacked warmth.

Iris' cottage - so warm and welcoming. So tiny but you felt you could throw a party for 20 people and everyone would be comfortable.

Cote de Texas' blog featured these and a whole host of other interior shots from this movie a while ago. I had lifted them from her wonderful blog and saved them to my computer. So when thinking about a holiday post. The Holiday seemed the perfect choice.

16 December, 2008

Mari Eriksson - WHITE!

I mean this is WHITE! The photos are by Mari Eriksson a Swedish photographer. I saw these on Desire to Inspire. Love the chandliers and all the white.

08 December, 2008

The Arrangement - Western Interiors

The leather chair is fabulous and I would do harm to have it however the glass cabinet behind it is so so so fabulous!! Rustic. Look at the bubbled glass and the paint pealing. It's striking but not ornate.

05 December, 2008

~~ Western Interiors Texas Kitchen

Look at this kitchen! Talk about functional. It has it all. I enjoy the unmatched look too!

Close up of the kitchen cabinet. Basic and functional. And don't get me started on brick wall. I am so envious of that particular color of aged brick.

The main view as presented in Western Interiors magazine. I love the weathered/used look. You aren't afraid to make yourself at home.

02 December, 2008

~~ Pretty Fabrics

Love the color and pattern, fresh and a bit romantic.

Not really sure what struck me on this fabric. I typically don't care for something like this and perhaps I like the use of it on the chair.

People! Look at that gorgeous window treatment! Roman shade in a luxurious fabric. Simple but very elegant!

24 November, 2008

~~ Black & White

Not only black & white but grey too! A lovely grey flannel and charcoal color mixed. Talk about cozy. This photo doesn't show much of the bed and you will notice that the remainder of the bedroom is like a sitting room. Very contemporary yet with the traditional touches of the drapes and fabrics.

Light and airy. Love the arched windows with the trim painted black. This room is so nicely balanced. Please notice the white drapes and hardware - they go all around the walls!

23 November, 2008

~~ Ado Booth

Talk about turquoise! I took this photo during a Window Fashions Expo. The booth belonged to a company called Ado. They specialize in drapery/sheer fabrics. I apologize for the photo and it's non-clarity but what I really wanted to show was the color. The pairing of a pure white with a pure turquoise. The roman shade behind the drapes has a lovely long fringe of turquoise as well!

17 November, 2008

~~ Ralph Lauren!

Honestly, can the man do wrong? NOT!

I just love this, everything about it screams class.

13 November, 2008

~~ Pretty Bedroom II

Now, I could do without the hat but the rest is very very lovely. We don't see the 'rest' of the room but I imagine it follows the same suit and may be on the small side. Which is a good thing. One would hope that we will all learn to down-size our lives and homes to a much more manageable level.

11 November, 2008

~~ OOooooo Pretty Fabric!

I just love the bold pattern (Ikat style) and colors!

06 November, 2008

~~ Domino Bedroom

Gray, calm and very luxurious. Eh?

03 November, 2008

~~ Chrysthanemum Chair

Okay, that isn't what it's really called but it's what I'd call it if I could name it. Crate & Barrel's Jardin chair is very very lovely.

I'll take 2! :)

01 November, 2008

~~ Luxury from Williams Sonoma

Luxury indeed! Don't look at the price!

Luxurious mohair covered bed frame and headboard in a pretty dove gray. Giant wingchair? How could you resist? Bedding is done in crewelwork with soft and easy shades of gray, gold, blue and sage.

Will Santa deliver if I say 'pretty please' and bat my eyes?

31 October, 2008

~~ Not a Pumpkin but....

Some pretty flowers in a great setting with a pumpkin pie in the background.

27 October, 2008

~~ BHG Kitchen

I really really love this kitchen. The floors are unique and the cabinets are perfect. The windows go to the countertop which is a favorite of mine. I don't care for the yellow walls but it's just paint, right? :)

18 October, 2008

~~ HB Kitchen of the Month

House Beautifuls Kitchen of the Month! I love this! It's along the line of country French but does not go overboard. It's pretty, has plenty of great detail but isn't overwhelming French.

The kitchen stools covered in the Ikat style fabric are great!


The toile fabric for the drapes is beautiful and I enjoy the red very much. The dining area chairs are lovely as is the sideboard and built ins.

The toile fabric for the drapes.

The Ikat style fabric on the chairs.

16 October, 2008

~~ Pathways

Pathways to somewhere pleasant! Enjoy.

11 October, 2008

~~ 10 Red Doors with a Yellow one thrown in!

I went searching for front doors then decided to look for just red front doors. Then I happened upon the beautiful yellow door and couldn't resist. ENJOY!

10 October, 2008

~~ Contest!

The wonderful people from dreamDraper (the software I use to render drawings) held a contest centered around the use of their product. The drawing below won 1st place!

My clients and I went through several drawings before settling on the one below. Everything is custom from the cornices which are vinyl covered with nail heads to mimic their sofa to the grills which mimic the design on their front door.

05 October, 2008

~~ Images from Target

I confess to loving Target. I know where stuff is in the store and well.... the store just smells good - as in clean. Anyway a small catalog came unearthed in my household (we have small children and they tend to find all sorts of stuff that may have been 'lost'!

I first noticed the wall in this photo. A bright color behind wooden planks with an inch or so between the to show off the color. What a great idea. I also like that the cool blue was paired with warm wood.

This photo is using the same idea only instead of being linear it's more organic with circles. Here the pairing is warm-warm. Looks like a very dark brown behind the log ends making the photo very warm and cozy.