Friday, April 17, 2015

Birds In The Bedroom!

I saw this image and it made me smile. I just love anything with birds and this Alexander McQueen rug for The Rug Company is whimsical yet can blend effortlessly into a dramatic bedroom! Let's see how birds in the bedroom can create a wonderful space, shall we?

The Rug Company


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The English Print Room

I have long admired English Print Rooms. I know they can be a bit fussy but at the same time they can be historic and lovely.  I remember the wonderful Designer that I originally worked for had an English Print room recreated in a powder room. It was black and white prints on a creamy yellow painted back drop.  If you are not familiar with a print room according to Wikipedia , it is a room decorated by pasting prints onto the wall in a quasi-collage style form as a sort of wallpaper, an 18th century fashion of which several examples survived. 
It may seem daunting and  a bit permanent to cut out copied historic prints and embellishments to create collages and decoupage them to a wall. However, you can create a great decoupaged print piece of furniture etc. in order to recreate the essence of that historic craft.  So, let's  get out our printers, scissors and mod podge and recreate some Print Rooms using modern or historic prints!

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Decoupaged furniture using the right style prints can give you that fun print room feel!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Architect Crush - Andrew Skurman!

I consider myself very lucky and grateful to live in a lovely little farmhouse in the semi-country side of New Jersey. I still do have dreams of creating a european influenced cottage somewhere, but then again a girl can dream. If I could do it and do it well, my dream Architect would be Andrew Skurman.
According to Houzz : Andrew Skurman Architects, based in San Francisco, designs some of the most striking, sophisticated and architecturally appealing custom houses and interiors being built today. The firm specializes in residences inspired by the classical architectural traditions of French châteaux, Mediterranean villas and Georgian country houses.  

Andrew Skurman's style is impeccabel and classic and he has a book available so that you can see how he has created timeless abodes for his clients.  Well, here's to wishes and dreams! To see more fabulous homes by his firm go HERE!