Monday, January 31, 2011

color inspiration: from the red carpet to your home

There was no shortage of inspiration on the red carpet at the 2011 SAG Awards.  Here are three show stopping looks:

natalie portman
Lea Bassani Design eclectic bathroom

Beautiful crisp white with accents of silver are a perfect combination.

sofia vergara
Cozy and comfortable family room contemporary family room

Dark blue is stunning especially when applied in rich textures such as these cut velvet drapes. 

Mila Kunis
  Red Home Office modern home office

A hint of black is successfully set against a red backdrop.  Add a few white accessories and this look is complete.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

bold style: music rooms that sing

Brown Davis Interiors, Inc. traditional family roomIn an ideabook that I wrote for Houzz, I explored different ideas for composing a beautiful music room.  You can certainly go bolder in these rooms whether it is with color or pattern on the walls or with an interesting piece of furniture.  Go ahead, go BOLD! Click on ideabook for more photos and full article.

loft style: the warehouse restaurant and gallery

Friday, January 28, 2011

eclectic style: animal hyde rugs

I am fascinated by animal hyde rugs.  They add so much warmth, texture and personality to a space.  When I was a little girl, we had a bear rug (complete with head ) that my dad absolutely loved. Our bear rug hung on the brick wall of our den.   As a Colorado native, this was not at all unusual.

the little table that could

I am a fan of shopping at thrift stores simply because I never know what wonderful treasure I will find.  One day while on such a shopping trip, a particular table caught my eye.  It had beautiful color, nice lines and had storage!  What more could a gal want? 

Well, this little gem had a secret: