Don't you love room mockups? Here's a really cute one. Love the turquoise, pink and black pops against large amounts of white. Image My Deco Room Planner.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I adore purple sofas. This sofa looks sweet with the little blue table and the blue and pink painting. For a smoldering touch a gray rug has been added. The rug remains fresh looking because of the pale blue table. An ingenious touch adding to the freshness is the pop of the yellow pillow. Yellow is another big color this Spring. All in all a fabulous use of color. (Please contact me if you know the source of this image.)
I believe this is actually an ad for wall paper, but it is the Holmegaard Carnaby vase that is making me swoon. I always have my eye out for one of these at flea markets and second hand stores, but I've never found one. I adore pale blue glass vases. (See post regarding another favorite, Morgantown Bristol, here.)
Speaking of edge, just look at this incredibly gorgeous room. I dropped my jaw when I saw it. Let's look closer. Funky lighting, check. Pillows, check. Large painting, check. Blue glass, check. This is a very clever use of color. Blue for freshness and black adding romance. Image via The Style Files. This room sent me straight to my closet where I pulled out the following pillows.
... I love royal blue, turquoise and silver together. Image by Peggy.
As you know, any color I decide to use in my home is going to be juxtaposed with large doses of pink. Fortunately, pink goes with any color. I had blue and pink on my mind when I did the above painting. It may not be Spring just yet, but it's not too early to start Spring cleaning and Spring decorating! xxoo
Saturday, February 27, 2010
All images by Peggy.
Marie Claire Maison.
Friday, February 26, 2010
I've been noticing Haeger's famous panther. Maybe this piece would do the trick. To me it represents sleek, mysterious, feminine power. It's totally strong and sexy. As you know, I've been contemplating adding a few black pieces to my decor, so this piece would work.
There's a new user on flickr, who goes by the name Haegernerd. He loves Haeger and he's skilled at displaying it. He's the one who got me thinking about the panther.
I've mentioned Retromod's home before. I love the way she rocks vintage. Her collections are fab and she uses a restrained hand when displaying them. It's never too much. And her use of color is yummy. She's got the panther in her collection and I love it. See previous posts about Retromod's style here and here.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I bought this blue bracelet at the vintage store. It was inexpensive and lightweight, almost like melamine. I love decorating with costume jewelry. I like these three pieces together because they are all vintage, from around the same time period.
I want to paint my apartment this color! What a gorgeous blue, looks great with the pink sofa. Image via flickr user Retromod. Retromod has a great home. Lots of great mid-century finds, and wonderful colors.
Lastly, I promised Buddha I'd show her a room all done in blue. Isn't this gorgeous! I love monochrome. I love that painting. Image via House of Turquoise. My creative juices are flowing and it feels good. Excuse me, a canvas is calling.
I got this lovely pink bowl from ebay. It is vintage Royal Haeger. This is my favorite color and finish for pottery. Pink and matte. Hard to find. I love it. Now I need to rearrange my apartment. Stay tuned.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Michael Hamlin-Smith, is another artist I met on Flickr. I love Flickr! He makes beautiful vases in sensual forms with gorgeous soft finishes. I think I need to order one. I may have to admit to myself that I am collector.
Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg. These are vintage and expensive. Image via Freeforms USA. I love Lindberg's work, although I've never found a piece I could afford. I've featured his work before. See previous post here.
Another collector I enjoy on Flickr is ivy style33. Her decor is beautiful and soft. She has a knack for creating gentle vignettes like this one. I adore it! None of these pieces are very expensive, but they are all beautiful and work well together. Proof that beauty doesn't need to cost a lot. That said, I'm getting ready to show some expensive work. All gorgeous, but out my reach. It's fun to admire it though.
Glass works by Robert Kuo.
Large glass jars by Elizabeth Lyons Glass. Aren't these gorgeous? I'll take the pink one, please. If you are a collector of glass or ceramic vases, I'd love to hear from you. Maybe I'll feature your collection here. I'm always interested in the artful display of vases. xxoo
Thursday, February 18, 2010
More white. More beautiful bedding. Linda Barker.
Love the red canvas above the bed. jjlocations.
Stunning simplicity. Interesting headboard. Love the rustic combined with the sleek table and lamp. Jenny Andrews Anderson.
Another example of a canvas used instead of a headboard. Such gorgeous bedding! Love the colors! I love a simple room that is also luxurious.