A new decor trend that has an enduring classicism – black and the deepest of charcoal greys, we might even count the inky blues in this category. Whatever the hue, dark moody colors decorate walls, fireplaces and even furnishings. You can select one area in your living room to create depth and elegance, and a bold swash of serious grown up beauty or you can go full in with a nigh sky wall…Enjoy our gallery of exceptional decorating ideas using these deep shades…
Farrow and Ball’s Paint Estate Eggshell Railings No.31
Samuel Johde Loft Connexion
This room makes me so happy, the herringbone wood floors, amazing lacquer like black details, and white woodwork. A traditional space that becomes contemporary and yet maintains a profound respect for the beauty of traditional handicraft and home building. Stunning use of black…
Farrow and Ball Paint Color Stiffkey Blue No. 281
Delightfully luxurious greys and green are perfection.. from South Hill Home, Toronto
A view of Lotta Agaton’s amazing home..the luxuriousness of grey…..
A beautiful black infused bedroom that combines opulence with simplicity….from DelightFULL
End of summer? No matter, pick those last roses, herbs or even weeds and make something beautiful.
Ways to save those more hardy blooms from that store bought bouquet! Add foliage, herbs like rosemary and berries.
Image via House by Hoff
Via Brides of Adelaide
Image via Desire to Inspire
Via Paper + Stitch
Via Johanna Vintage
Via Crush cul de sac
Last of your garden roses? Add buds, branches and herbs…
Minimalist Bedrooms have a certain grace….via Entrance Makleri, Sweden
Faux Fur Cozy, via True Colors Brussels
Baklava by Claesson Koivisto Rune via Great Dane
Stylist Joanna Laven, via Agent Bauer
Klippan Bengt & Lotta Wooden Tray in Light Blue via Huset
Mary Kannu, Ellos Home, Finland
Little Garden, via Entrance Makleri, Sweden
Sweet Swedish Kitchen, via Stadshem
Beautiful Vintage Mirrors Hung Salon Style, via SF Girl by the Bay
Via Another Feather, Instagram
Nanna Design, Bloomingville Mini
We finally graduated from our collection of super cute vintage plastic plates + bowels and we are ready to use porcelain plates! I wanted to get something that would appeal to grade-school age kids, but can be used into the teen years. And I wanted to avoid cartoons and Disney Princesses etc.
We have used a combo of single vintage plates in coordinating colors, and discovered Jim Ward’s (JimBobArt) amazing line of plates with humorous and illustrative style plates, RiceDK and so many great sets, enjoy the beautiful selection!
The Sandwich Defender Plate, Jim Bob Art
The Storybook Rabbit Shop
The Storybook Rabbit Shop on Etsy has great paintings on vintage dishes, like this wonderful rabbit plate above, and while they run high in terms of pricing, they are just so charming, and make amazing gifts! And the Australian based artisan makes custom orders!
If you chose vintage places I suggest hand washing so the finish does not come off and expose your kids to any toxic paint etc. Do not use cracked plates, and feel free to combine vintage pieces with usually pricey sale items single pieces from department stores, thrift or outlets.
I recently curated an amazing collection of animal themed plates for one little boy, each sources sourced from thrift stores or sales at retailers (where only odd numbers of plates are on sale) so this approach can be used for any taste.
Spode Plate Set via Horchow
Rockett St. George
Ebony Line, Sketch Inc.
Biobu (Bamboo fiber plates)
#howtodecorate #kidsdinnerware #creativetabletopdec0r
Discover Decorating Ideas-Mixing Modern with Persian, Moroccan + Oriental Style Rugs
Whether hand-woven antiques from established and reputable antique and vintage dealers, or found in estate sales, these handmade works of art are beautiful additions to any interior, traditional, spanish colonial, farmhouse and rustic modern, Scandinavian, retro mid-century modern, even contemporary. As well there are a number of fine companies offering beautiful rugs that are handmade abroad including India, Pakistan, Turkey Afghanistan, Iran and various other places. Many of the rugs while they reflect regional traditions including Persian decorative elements and Islamic architecture are made for export and show an admixture of signs, motifs, patterns, and artistic additions.
In no way would one wish to classify these contemporary works of art as “reproductions” or knock offs but rather a continuation of the rich artistic cultures of these amazing designers, weavers and artists. It’s quite amazing to see the creative reworking of multi-cultural motifs, patterns, and framing devices within each design.
Via Gravity Home + Milk Decoration
If you live in a farmhouse style home or maybe an NYC apartment that has seen better days, add an abstract Moroccan style rug for a layered eclectic look and Bohemian flair. Love the contrast of black painted floors with the cream ground of this beautiful geometric woven carpet.
Here we see a lovely mix of a more traditional rug with an updated office chair, dark walls, industry style unfinished floor, and a farmhouse style desk. Wonderful!
Velvet Textiles, Kirsten Hecktermann, Suzani Oriental Rug, Solo Rugs, and House of Jade Interiors
Naomi Stein of DesignManifest
A mix of high modern and traditional has an eclectic feel, and is made bright by the canvas like walls, So gorgeous, one can imagine spending hours here with friends and family, reading a book or catching up over tea…
Kelly Ishikawa, Photographer
Richness seems a theme here, the beautiful sheepskin throw, ornate patterns on the rug and pillows, offset by white walls, and the cozy feel of a lived space, books, plants and a reading lamp…
Lina Östling Photographer, Johanna Vintage
Via Noden Home
A small carpet is beautiful as a draped accent, love this combination of spare and ornate…..
#decorate #interior decorating ideas #oriental rugs #decor #how-to-decorate
Project X took me out of my comfort zone is the best of ways… I was thrilled to help a friend and former client develop the glamorous decor and design theme of her very daring home. She wanted something that was Hollywood Regency style but updated and maybe a little over the top in a way that only goes in Vegas. After all, X is a Vegas performer and well, probably one of the most interesting people I have ever met.
This blog is simply a series of mood boards made for X, I am excited to share these collages of sorts because making them was a real adventure for me and they remain visually entrancing…
Dedicated to X and the many risk taking performers, performance artists and adventurers all over the world.
*Please note I do not post pictures of client’s or friend’s homes in the interest of protecting their privacy.
Ideas for decorating for your July 4th party!
Discover this modern yet fanciful collection of eclectic decorating combinations to make your 4th of July celebration, whether big or small, something special.
No need for outdated looks, mix and match with an eye for the vintage, the up-cycled, the brightly colored…Happy 4th of July to you, and yours…
Mix and match plates and serving, add flowers of various colors, serve beautiful fresh fruit, blue and red strawberries, symbolic of the yield and richness of American farms and landscape.
How to inexpensively decorate?
Buy end pieces of cloth at fabric stores, or ribbon spools (also thrift stores are a great resource as well as craft suppliers on etsy….) We used our leftover fat quarters to make ties for our napkins…..
Dedicated to those servicemen and women who have spent years in conflict, or have perished, you live in the hearts of America.
Bedrooms are sanctuaries, family hangout areas, sleepy rabbit warrens, and a place for pared down style. Make your bedroom beautiful with carefully arranged bedside table vignettes and decor…
Flowers, stacked books, and ambient lighting are always a winning combination.
- A stylish lamp -with low light, but bright enough for reading…
- A few pretty books
- Flowers always flowers!
- Keep it tidy! Leave some empty space..
- Add pretty things you love, and arrange artfully!
- Keep your bedroom dust free (easily clean up in a non toxic way –make your own cleaner with lemon juice, lavender essential oil and vinegar and use washable rags to dust away! )
Add luxury and splendor to your home or apartment with these designer inspired ideas
1. Lushly Green Hues
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Green, deep beautiful pine green, or a verdant kelly hue.
Velvet furnishings, like this piece from Brabbu …Chose one furnishing to cover in velvet in an au courant color. The purity of cream is also very elegant, stone table and gray walls. Dove gray also has a certain monumental elegance….
2. Luxurious Grays & Onyx Tones
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3. Ornate Texture
4. Vintage Chandeliers
Vintage chandeliers paired with these historic blue walls, elegant formal dining table
5. Manor House Red
6. Add Antique Sculpture & Wall Murals….