Saturday, March 31, 2012

Albert Hadley

We will always draw inspiration and the joy of great design from Albert Hadley.

One of my FAVORITE rooms Ever:

 by Albert Hadley, of course.

His artful gifts to the world are now a permanent part of the world. Still, he will be missed.


Bedroom Obsessions: Ideas and Dreams

Dreaming of endless money? 
Me too. 
The  MEGA MILLIONS drawing does that to you.
Nothing wrong with dreams, as long as we count and
 appreciate the blessings we DO have....right?
I am dreaming about the great home interior ideas here....

Love the curtains that surround the room or allow you to be outdoors
....and the doggie who coordinates with the fur throw!

      Cute happy bedding...

               Gorgeous woodwork, Fantastic lighting ideas...

              A strong, modern, folkart blend~

How fun is this!?!

Dreaming of riches is fine, but don't forget the riches you HAVE!!!!

have a great day!

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Tory Burch Design: Exceptional Style

Tory Burch:
I  enjoy and admire her lovely fashion and interior designs. She is consistent in her choices of color and mood, but each time, the look is unique.  She understands relaxed, appropriate style... An understated sophistication, for both formal and casual looks. 
Here's why I am a fan: 

have the flipflops in black. Now must also have these:
Don't you feel as if you know  this room? 

She knows I want that dress:

Friendly formality~

Summer glamour ~ stay cool

What an original, smart and creative designer, businesswoman,
 mother, and role model for all women ! 
You GO, Tory!

Have a great day!

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lucky Ducks: Frame It and Hang it

It's a Mallard Convention~~

This is such a wonderful, artful photograph, that... can I suggest this nicely...?
This needs to be Blown up, Framed, and Hung on Everyone's wall.

Yes, It does.
Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Exquisite Kitchen Design and Detail Ideas ~

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas...!

This kitchen corner below grabs me and calls me in...
Wood cabinetry with glass fronts and  checked fabric,
 pretty metal hardware, with a metal flower vase,
checked floor, rich trim, patterned ceiling...
I wonder what is behind the curtain covering the 
picture frame-sized opening in the wall by the window.

 This has great pendants, countertops and hardware, 
not to mention the cooker! 
All set off by a happy and clean white paint:

CLOCK! I am stealing this idea the second I find that clock...

Check out the wainscotting/millwork/trim. 
And sconces. And ...just look at these details!

This is a look that will never go away because it is so comforting, warm and cheerful.
 And check out the cabinetry, especially the  hardware!!!

For laypeople like me, this is a challenge to the eye, 
to what is expected, but a great lesson, too:  I love the mix of lighting 
and the finish on the refrigerator doors.

This kitchen focuses on simplicity, with each
 item simply designed and well made. 
The view becomes the detail.

I think of this as The Library Effect,  with the shelving color and style,, 
unusual cabinetry doors (mirrored!), and lighting.

Small, super simple.  The white and steel, the uncovered windows revealing gorgeous greenery, and the lighting and lack of clutter give it such casual élan.

So I can do lack of clutter and the clock idea, and get very happy!
How about you?!
Have a happy day!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SO Cool!

And a few words of wisdom:

Those Who Forget History 
are Doomed to Repeat It - (Edmund Burke)

~Very Cool~

Have a great day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

6 Brilliant, Original, Truly Exquisite Design Ideas

A dreamy wallpaper at the back of a glass cabinetry:

TV in the laundry room:

Allee Willis took a flimsy-brass-mirror porthole, 
sunk it into the floor, to serve as a laundry chute!!

Trompe loeil wallpaper>> impressive interest for a flat door!

 Add a  shelf above a doorway, paint it to match the trim,
 then use it to display pottery , books, etc... 

Use a ladder as a bath towel rack

Clever, aren't they!?
Have a great day!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Design Tipping Point

These rooms are very well designed, down to the last detail. But each one has one or two simple, brilliant ideas that make them special, unique, memorable spaces. 
From Well-done to Bravo ~


Windows, dutch door

The mix of materials, style

The cabinetry, fabrics:

Intrinsic beauty!

Windows, shelving:

I hope one or two special things happen to you today!