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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm Obsessed With...

I would like to share with you some things that I canNOT stop thinking about right now.
1st is:
Wood Slab Dining Tables
2nd :
Upholstered Dining Chairs and Benches
3rd :
Painted floors

I want all of these things in my house RIGHT NOW!!
What are some things you are obsessed with at the moment?

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Trending Now: Gray

Gray is the new must have neutral; it is often the perfect in-between color. It has a very broad range, and is easy to use in any part of your house. It looks good with almost any color and can add lots depth and drama to a room.




Grant K. Gibson
"I think a lot of people are scared of gray, because they're worried that it's dark, morbid, or depressing. But that's not true. Im a room with the right accessories it can be moody and dramatic."

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Wood Pallets

You know what they say... Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
Look what you can do with this..
Typical wood pallet
Console Table
Dining Table
Coffee Table (my favorite)
This chair is for sale at 
For $250 dollars.
But I'm sure you could make it yourself for WAY less.

Who knew there were so many things you could create from old wood pallets. What's so great about this, is you can normally get pallets for free, so its only going to cost you a tiny bit to make something spectacular!
I suggest you get to it, and start repurposing!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011


There is just something about stairs that are so fascinating to me. It could be the mystery behind them.. the “where will these lead me?” kind of thing.  Or just how beautifully design and constructed they can be.
One of my absolute favorite staircases is one designed by Hector Guimard in Paris.

Style - French Art Nouveau
Truly perfect, in my eyes



 They really are something else, don't you argee?!

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Inspiring Renderings

This week I decided that I was going to polish up on my rendering skills. It has been so long since I really sat down to just draw.
I did a little research to get me going. There are some really talented artist out there.Here are a few pieces that really inspire me- they are all so beautiful.

Jeremiah Goodman (rendering God- is Artwork is A-Ma-Zzzing!)
Gorgeous city block that I would love to visit.
The lights, shadows and highlights make this drawing so realistic.
 My personal rendering style
(combination of - sketch-up, marker, ink & photoshop)

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Ashley Elrod

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Black

People who normally wear black often, tend to be afraid to decorate with the color in their home. But … I say, don’t be afraid!
Black can create pops of interest around your home. The color really does go with almost everything and never goes out of style.
Small Doses
Such a tailored look
Black + Bright Colors
All over the room to create a unified space.
Lots of texture
Grounding the sofa
With neutrals

Large Doses
Not just for trim anymore. Be bold and paint the entire wall for a dramatic look.
So now that you see how great black can look in your home, go out and get a can of spray paint or a gallon of paint and change up your room for under $50 dollars. - Just go for it!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trending Now: Jewel Tones

Sophisticated colors like amethyst, ruby, sapphire and citrine are gracing their presents everywhere.
When it’s popular in the fashion world, it’s more than likely popular in the design world also.
Daring Jewels
Why not do the whole room in these brilliant colors?

A Lovely Mix
Create an elegant bedroom for your guests.
Or a beautiful reading nook for yourself.

A Little, Not A Lot
Accents around the room work perfectly with white walls and wood.

One Bold Color
Pick one jewel tone to be your main focus.

Muted Jewels
Eclectic done well.
This bouquet has an inspiring color palette that I would love to use.

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