31 January, 2009

~~ Williams Sonoma 4

Love this wing back chair. Perfect on every level, size, proportion, even fabric! And the prints on the wall? YES!

Ok, not sure about this. Director's chairs around a glass topped table with industrial looking base. It will take a bit of convincing to make me like it.

This piece is amazing! I can't seem to stop looking at it.

Pretty, perfect lamps.

28 January, 2009

~~ 4 Living Rooms

From Traditional Home July 2007. Chocolate mohair chairs, can it get any better? Beautiful patterned area rug also in chocolate and vanilla, that tiny foot stool and nesting tables, *sigh* all wonderful. Then people, we have the window treatments! Bamboo/grass roman shades with full luxurious drapes in a red plaid. Talk about cozy and warm. You may not be able to see but the walls are wallpapered with a soft slightly botanical print trellis style.

From Robb Report Luxury Home another print filled room. I wanted to show you the window treatments. Roman shades done boldly. There is nothing shy about them, from the scale of the windows in the room to the perfect scale of the fabrics chosen and design used. The walls at first look to be wallpapered but I don't think so. I believe they are stenciled.

I believe this came from Western Interiors. The scale of the room is very pleasant. I love the hugely arched windows and they simplicity. The fact that sheers were used only helps. My only complaint is that the rod and rings used are too tiny for the scale of the room. A heftier diameter of the rod and appropriate sized rings would make me more comfortable.

From House Beautiful March 2005. I love the fireplace mantel. Painted black and distressed it really is refreshing from the typical white mantels you always see. The pretty nicely scaled wing chairs and ottoman make this spot appealing. Notice to the right is a room with some pretty silk looking drapes and valance!

25 January, 2009

~~ 4 Bedrooms

Rustic meets boudoir! The pair of tufted, roll back slipper chairs are over the top but stay subdued with the neutral fabric. The headboard is an antique door (that's some door!). Very simple overall.

Just so pretty! Light touches of pink with a dash or blue and plenty of white and what looks to be gray walls.

Light, bright and airy! Very little color but plenty of texture with the carpet, beamed ceiling, walls with the vertical boards and the fabric on the bed headboard and foot board. A touch of elegance is in the framed pieces over the bed. Looks to be mirror.

Simple and almost structured! Overall white with a very light pink and chocolate. I love the combination of the pink and white paisley with the chocolate banding on the bedding very clean and up-to-date.

Which is your favorite?

22 January, 2009

~~ 4 Dining Rooms

This one is from Architectural Digest. I like the herringbone wood floors, nice and rustic. I love the striped drapes. I also especially liked and noticed the small sheer roman shade. Casual but with the detail at the bottom.

Love the use of all the differing fabrics and patterns. Also enjoy the non-matching table and chairs. Look at the bold patterned wallpaper. Perfect room to introduce this in!

So casual but with a hint of formality. Very nice!

Another dining room with the table and chairs not matching, Yea! The table is smaller but I am sure it is scaled to fit the room. Chairs are similar to the second photo with the open backs. I like this because it allows you to introduce another fabric/color/pattern.

20 January, 2009

~~ Country Home - Kitchen Cabinets

What a lovely piece. I'll take it!

And these! You don't see cabinets quite like this anymore.

I am saddened by the soon to be loss of Country Home. Like many other shelter magazines that have called it quits this one will also. Whereas I'm not a 'true blue' country folk fan I did enjoy this magazine because of the clean and simple interiors it presented.

10 January, 2009

~~ Pottery Barn - New

Holy Moly! Look at this bright and bold bedding! So darned pretty. I particularly love it because I enjoy all the colors used. Soft (non green) yellow, muted green and coral. What also is really nice is the white bedskirt, brings out the flowers.

This is what my office looks like. NOT! I can wish, can't I?

Love the setting. Brick wall, beamed ceilings, area rug and chandelier however I'm so tired of seeing matchy-matchy dining table and chair and buffets/china cabinets etc. Use a little more imagination will ya?

06 January, 2009

~~ DreamDraper Contest Winner!

Flipping though a magazine called Draperies & Window Coverings - November 2008 issue... yes I'm behind the times, I came across an ad for DreamDraper software. I use this software so took a second closer look at the ad... Lo and behold! My design which was a winner in one of their contests was/is featured!

Made me smile and my dogs look at me weird when I squealed!

03 January, 2009

~~ Field Stone!

Natural field stone is so, well so natural! The colors and shades of each stone compliment one another and never look awkward. When looking at a field stone fireplace you can easily see the colors and use them throughout the room in the rug, furniture, drapes, lamps etc.

Now, the room above is obviously western in style with the leather chairs and the design in the round coffee table but field stone isn't just for the wild west. Keep in mind that it's natural so it goes with pretty much anything or any style.