Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Bold And The Beautiful

My friends, Gary and Jeanne Beck, have just painted their front doors. A bold choice. I love it. It's too easy these days to get caught up in the "you've gotta have this", or "this is THE color right now". Personally. I enjoy taking risks and decorating for "me", and what makes me happy. Many will turn up their noses, but that's o.k......I love coming "home" every day. You should too.
Below are a few bold images that inspire me, some more dramatic than others. Do you like to get creative and take risks in your home, or like a couture fashion show, are some things beautiful, bizarre, and interesting on the runway but too much for real life?

Eggplant cabinets!

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Modern Babes

One of my last projects was a nursery. The owner already knew what she wanted, so it was just a matter of finding the items and achieving her vision. It started me thinking about the modern baby room. I work with many young couples who do not have the discretionary income or desire for a room like this...

Where do you go from there?

Then there is the "we have so much money that we can afford lifetime therapy for our moon shocked child."

You don't have to spend a fortune on a nursery.

The key elements may already be in your home, ready for re-purposing.

Or , you can invest in pieces with the future in mind.

You can make a big statement in a small or unusual space with a few handmade pom-poms or a couple of family treasures.

I like a gender neutral space.

It "ages up" better, and allows you the option of pulling more furniture and decor from other parts of your home, saving you money for more important baby items down the road...