Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lovely Wall Wednesday

I don't think much needs to be said about HGTV's Green Home.  The design is beautiful and speaks for itself.  The wooden accent wall doubles as headboard creating a dramatic feature.  I love the rustic and modern elements mixed together in this room, just beautiful!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lovely Wall Wednesday {Imperial Trellis Pattern}

The Imperial Trellis pattern is nothing new but it has been making a big statement in interiors lately.  I must say, I think I am falling in love!

It is everywhere from upholstery, drapery, accessories and even wall paper, which is what I am featuring today. I am loving this dining room below.  The trellis pattern can be a bit busy as with any pattern, but this design was executed perfectly!  It is balanced with the white color palette and simple forms in the space.  There are so many traditional elements in this space yet it has a clean modern feel, my favorite! 

Love it on the ceiling!

Black with the ghost imperial pattern, very classy!

 Great as an accent wall.

How do you feel about the imperial trellis pattern? I am so drawn to it, but I am not sure if I would use it on a large scale in my own space.  I do love it for the windows! That I just might do!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Unique Organized Shoe Display

If you are crazy about high heels as much as I am then you are going to love this! It is an easy and inexpensive way to not only organize all of those heels you have but also a beautiful way to display them, like a piece of art that they truly are! 

All you need are architectural moldings from you local hardware store, hang it up and organize your shoes!  Get creative and paint the moldings to liven up that closet or dressing room!  

This is also a great solution for those with closets that have a small wall space that is too small for large storage solutions.  This idea doesn't take up a lot of space and it is fun and unique!

Don't you just love it?!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lovely Wall Wednesday

Chevron Striped Wall
I recently received an email from a reader, Melanie, who was inspired by one of my previous blog post about my love for chevron stripes!  She originally inquired about chevron rugs but due to her own budget constraints she decided on painting the stripes on her wall instead.  She so kindly shared her pictures with me to share with all of you! I absolutely love the outcome!

Melanie has a great blog of her own that I encourage you to check out as well as her website.  She is a very talented graphic designer and photographer.


Melanie started with an 18 inch metal ruler as a guide and placed pen dots on the wall and used a level to make sure they were all lined up. 

The dots were measured 10 inches above one another.  She then used  painters tape to connect the dots, in a zig zag way so she would alternate between the top and bottom dots in a row as seen in image below.


I just love the outcome!  She used a paint and primer in one by Behr called "Clear Water," and removed the tape just before the paint had dried to get a nice crisp edge. 

Thanks Melanie for sharing your chevron striped wall! It turned out great!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Design Tip Tuesday

There are so many ways to add color in your space, but it can be tricky in pulling it off successfully.  Here is a great designer tip on how to add color to your space and really pull a room together, from HGTV's Top 10 Tips for Adding Color.

Design by Kenneth Brown

Use the 60-30-10 Rule
By Mark McCauley, ASID 

Decorating a space in terms of color is as easy as 60-30-10. Don't believe me? Take a look at some rooms in magazines or in Designers' Portfolio. You'll notice that the rooms you like the most are almost invariably divided into percentages of 60-30-10. Why this works is anybody's guess. Perhaps it is the human tendency to see an overall theme in the 60 percent hue, unifying the coloration. The 30 percent provides visual interest and the 10 percent, not unlike jewelry, provides that little spark of sparkle.
So, when decorating a particular room, divide the colors into percentages:
60% of a dominant color
30% of a secondary color
10% of an accent color
When you think about it, this color breakdown is similar to a man's business suit:
60% of the outfit's color is the slacks and jacket
30% of the outfit's color is the shirt
10% of the outfit's color is the tie
Translated to a room setting, it typically means:
60% of the room's color is the walls
30% of the room's color is the upholstery
10% of the room's color is, say, an accent piece or a floral arrangement

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday today!

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