Monday, January 31, 2011

The Forgotten Passage




Consider the hallway...because you probably haven't.
It's not just a means to an end, but rather an opportunity to take advantage of every square inch of square footage that you have.
 I can hear groaning out there right now from those of you in homes with hallways so narrow that you need a traffic light to avoid collisions.
Check out these Jack Sprats...










Dramatic lighting, color, and detail, make those narrow spaces big and bold.

Many of you are not "color" fans, or you rent, and are not allowed to paint.
Well, white can be right...run with it...











For those of you lucky enough to have the space and liberty to do as you please, a hallway makes a terrific gallery for showcasing your art work and collections.

















If your living room and den shelves are overflowing, why not add a library and storage to the hall?

















Attention to the floors can pay off with dramatic results.



















If you are building a home, don't forget to give your atriums and hallways a little architectural oomph...













Continuing a room into a hallway is a smart way to take advantage of space you already have.














A little daring-do, and you've got yourself a chic corridor...
















Remember...
Don't become so preoccupied with the destination that you forget the journey.





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I would like to thank Heather, of  Concrete Jungle, for giving me this award.



 



Coming from this talented designer, living in Phuket, Thailand, it's quite the compliment.
She's asked me to pass it on to ten deserving bloggers.
That's easy......my list:

An Urban Cottage
Bart Boehlert's Beautiful Things
Design Elements
Fat Scribe
For The Love Of A House
Hollywood Forever Kevin
If The LampShade Fits
My French Country Home
Renee Finberg Tells All...
The Nero Chronicles

If you haven't visited these blogs with substance, you should. All are on my blog roll, or you can click on their names above.

Thank you to all my readers for your continued support. Your comments and emails are much appreciated.

Have a great week...k

Friday, January 28, 2011

Window Shopping





It's Friday! For some of you that means payday, and the urge to spend will be overwhelming.
Let's do a little online window shopping and see if we can't find something fun...



Areo Home




Marie Antoinette Bookends
$72.00




Napoleon Plaque
$18.00




Petite Tulipiere Vase
$20.00



Posh Chicago






Vintage Turned Wood Finials
$18.00 - $24.00


Mothology




Pagoda Tabletop Lanterns
$248.00 small
$400.00 large



Ikea




Frack Mirror
$4.99



Barnslig Ringdans Rug
$29.99




Snodd Knob
$3.99 per two pack




Loviken Dual Control
Kitchen Faucet
$89.99



Ballard Design




Etched Hurricane
$49.00




The London Cushion Co.




Linen Union Jack
$93.00





Not In Service
$135.00



Waterworks




"Henry" Faucet
$1,050.00 - $2,200.00





Legion Style Vanity
$5545.00



Level Group Realtors



1860's Colonial on 20 private acres in New York State
8 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
numerous outbuildings
barn
workshops
Koi pond w/gazebo
rose garden
borders the Hudson

2 hours north of NYC
10 Minutes south of Albany

$875,000.00



Find anything?

Have a great weekend....k