Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lotus Flower Rug

This Natura Collection Rug by Surya is absolutely awesome. Every rug should be soft under your feet and interesting to your eyes. Rugs over carpet has been a trend that has stuck in the world of interior design.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

As cheap as it gets

This is an at home project that anyone can do. I chose a can of leftover paint to paint the turquoise background then used black paint for the trees. Then, of all things, I used nail polish to make the leaves (dots). It was fun to make and is quite the conversation starter.

Simple Art

This is actually a painting of trees inspired by a birch carving piece of art. I ripped blue painters tape into strips and layered them on top of each other. It really could be several things, since I'm not much of an artist, but it's a great example that even really simple art can be really interesting.

Thinking outside the box

Accessories make all the difference in making any room feel complete. An antique brooch pinned to a satin tufted pillow really adds luxury and glitz to this bedding ensemble. The idea is inspired by designer Nate Berkus who recommends pinning them to throws around your house; This is more functional, in my opinion. Next. you'll see some art that is inspired by a some done in the actress Mollie Sim's apartment. I used letters cut from contact paper to spell out words from a favorite song then painted over them and removed the contact paper for something really

Luxe Bedroom

The bedding is a comination of Williams-Sonoma Home and Nicole Miller paired with dupioni silk stationary window panels from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I took the panels all the way up to the ceiling to exaggerate the height of the room. Vintage egg lamps were freshened
up by ecru linen drumshades and add to the symmetry of the room. I'm a person who really likes matching end tables and lamps on the side of the bed and is a great rule of thumb if you feel like your style isn't quite yet there.

Custom Orchid

A fake Target orchid, Pottery Barn moss and a Zgallerie Mercury glass bowl make a great DIY project that just about anyone can do. As long as you have dry floral foam, from any craft store, moss and an opaque bowl, you can quickly have one of your own. If you're nervous about messing this up, almost any florist can do it for you.