Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
But Neiman’s was the first, and some say, the best. Christmas in Dallas just wouldn’t be Christmas if you didn’t go check out the Christmas decor at Neimans, Downtown.
Well, I haven’t been there yet this year, but I took pictures of last year's trees, and I thought you might like to see the creativity of the Neiman’s design team.
Stars were a theme on one floor.
I love how they stuffed these in horizontally instead of hanging them.
These “Sputnik” trees were in the children’s department. How fun are these?
Squares were the theme for these trees.
Check out how they incorporated the ribbons into these trees. What a unique look!
Lots of lights and glam!
I can’t wait to see what divine decor Neiman’s has done for this year!
White seems to be the favorite color for Christmas this year. Sometimes it’s the little things that bring a festive feel to your holiday table.
Love the little details! Nothing too difficult here, but they all bring a little sparkle and punch!
Did you get a new idea? My favorites are the wine glasses turned upside down to live anew as candle holders…aren’t they fun?
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
But it's December 1st, and I've moved on.
Up goes the tree and the decorations.
Here's my holiday table. I love to fill it with Santa's and glittery things, garland and greenery.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I pulled together several fabrics….thought I had a beautiful selection ready to do. And then I checked stock only to find the signature fabric that pulled the whole look together was backordered until mid January. Since I’ve been charged to have this ready for Christmas (yikes!), that wasn’t going to work.
So I’m on to my second set of selections. Starting at the top and going clockwize:
Candice Olson for Kravet (those dots are actually little crystals ) #9573/6, Highland Court 800233H/273, Duralee 15107/54, Kravet 29504/115, Highland Court 800227/563.
Inspiration for the headboard is this picture frame headboard.
These Euro shams in different fabrics, designed by Sandra Morgan, showcase your favorite fabrics well.
I’m also planning to use a lovely matelasse coverlet on the bed with a tailored bedskirt.
I like a fun “tootsie roll” pillow too.
Tall lamps to balance the high headboard would look really great.
A beautiful piece of art is on the list….maybe a Rothko! (well, maybe a print….)
So….I have 24 days to pull this together……eat my dust!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I must look at hundreds of images every week in preparation for writing DivineDistractions. I keep a massive image file on my laptop, and whenever I need inspiration, I go peruse a file or two.
This dining room was designed by interior designer, Antonia Hutt.
I just made the comment in the studio last week that I was really tired of the blue and brown color scheme, and then I saw this room! I love that she took a risk and painted the walls this rich, deep brown, and then she balanced it with these icy blue drapes. I think the effect is just luscious, don’t you? The white on all the woodwork and in the background of the rug join with the beautiful light coming in to make the space feel bright and cheerful. Adding in the neutral gold as a third color creates a beautiful balance. The pink tulips provide the perfect, unexpected element to the space.
Could this inspired you to go dark with your walls?
This room by Kathryn Scott Interiors, inspires me to remember to think about symmetry when I’m designing a space. Check out all the multiples that are balanced throughout the room…..matching lantern chandeliers, vases on the mantle, small sconces in the windows (which seems interesting to me anyway?), matching chairs facing one another, pillows on the sofa….all pairs that draw your vision to the incredible color in the art over the fireplace.
Surely, this art piece was the inspiration for the whole room, don’t you think?
And then the masterful, Tom Ford, show us how an asymmetrical arrangement can work to draw the eye around the room as well. Don’t you love his advice at the top of the page? This photo inspires me to think of new and interesting ways to draw attention to the focal points in a room.
This photo from Vicente Wolf’s home inspires a couple of ideas for me. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I am more Team Color than Team Neutral, but I don’t know if it’s the playfulness of the gallery wall or the amazing shot of yellow-gold in the sunflowers, but I’m liking this all white space! I know…shocker! I love the way the art is framed and grouped….so random, and yet SOOO planned! I’d love to have my morning coffee here if I wasn’t so afraid of spilling it on all the white!
This must be the smallest powder room on the planet, but interior designer, Stephanie Marsh-Fillbrant, has created beauty and interest as well as functionality in a space no bigger than a closet. I’m inspired to consider difficult spaces as opportunities to think out of the box and create something that delights. What a cool little space!
Here’s another small space bursting with personality! The wallpaper designed by Barbara Barry (you can see it in person at my studio!) is just fun! I love that it takes this bathroom to a whimsical place, yet it is tailored and modern and oh, so sophisticated. I’m inspired to think of the smallest details….the ribbon over the seams, the skirt which allows us to focus on the wallpaper rather than plumbing parts, the shape of the basin which mirrors the shape of the mirror frame, the retro design of the fixtures and those tiny, precious wall sconces. Just a very complete space!
I love a round dining table. I love this one from John Saladino because it so represents the kind of dinners I love to have…..casual, yet elegant, mixing the simple linens with the beautiful tableware…lovely carafs of wine, comfortable seating in a majestic setting. I love the intimacy of sitting at a round table where talking across the table is encouraged, and lingering is the order of the evening. Delightful!!
Well, I could go on and on with inspiration photos, but the real world calls with a list as long as my arm! I hope you enjoy taking a few moments every once in a while to just be inspired! I hope you always find inspiration here.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Friday, November 12, 2010
Have a Fab Friday, everyone!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
BLACK AND WHITE
(I know Kathysue is doing the happy dance!) Check out her blog and see what I mean!
Just thought I’d share some fabulous uses of black and white with you today and prove that I can see great design without a lot of color!