Decorating

Wall Art: What’s Your Style ?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Have you ever felt the frustration of a blank wall staring at you and you’re at a loss how to decorate it ?  Me to!  Where oh where do you begin?   I’m staring at the blank wall in our living room with the same dilemma. 

I’ve shopped my house and pulled all sorts of different artwork, frames, and artifacts together.   Now, I am in the process of displaying it all in a cohesive way.  I’ve been gathering inspiration and carefully observing different styles.  Meanwhile, I thought I’d pose these questions to all of you: 

 

1)  Do you prefer a wall display that is balanced

through symmetry and/or repetition ?

 

style court blue sofa Style Court

 white frames apt therapy Apartment Therapy

 

kishani perera botanicals in kitchen Kishani Perera

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Home Goodies at Burlington Coat Factory ?!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I’ve always known Burlington Coat Factory was a great place for cheap clothing for kids.  Today I found myself exploring the home goods department and was rather delighted to see this discount store had a few accessories and some furniture that were quite stylish, and inexpensive compared to their designer twins !

I spied these moroccan end tables for $50 at BCF, and found them a few places online like right here for $200 !

moroccan end tables

Do you love the Filigree Urn by Z Gallerie ?  I adore it, but it is almost $100 dollars.  A similar version at BCF is $30 bucks and also comes in blue, green and white. 

z gallerie comparison

That $12 dollar smaller one came home with me.  :-)

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Color Spotlight: Orange with Blue

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

It’s raining again  today, grrrr, and I can’t take it anymore !  I crave sunshine, I need warmth, I’m dying to put my winter clothes away permanently for the next six months.  Why won’t this weather cooperate hmmmm ????

In contrast with these gloomy April showers, today I’m craving orange, especially tangerine, persimmon, and burnt orange mixed with all shades of blue from indigo to teal.  The combination in so fresh, so invigorating, so cheerful, so inviting.

And oh so complementary !

Here are some of my favorite spaces featuring blue and orange:

southern living blue and orange Southern Living

 

massucco warner miller chair Massucco Warner Miller

 

palmer weiss orange and teal Palmer Weiss

 

real simple boxes in shelf Real Simple

 

southern living orange and blue Southern Living

 

peacock blue walls with orange House Beautiful

 

homes and gardens Homes and Gardens

 

blue and orange via colour me happy  via Colour Me Happy

 

massucco warner miller Massucco Warner Miller

 

orange linens southern living Southern Living

 

saturated tangerine coastal living Coastal Living

 

This looks like black not blue, but still works so well

sunset blue and orange Sunset

 

celerie kemble Celerie Kemble

 

via home interiors zone via Home Interiors Zone

 

via yhl via Young House Love

 

blue and orange home mag elle decor Home Magazine/Elle Decor

Doesn’t orange and blue work so well with crisp white ?  I’m so inspired by this classic color combination, I must add some more orange to the (in progress) blue and white boy’s room.  

Want to add some pops of orange and blue to your living space ? 

Here’s a few fun fabrics !

fabric collage

Waverly Sea Scallop Coral Reef; Annie Selke Scramble Bluemarine; Thibaut South Beach Orange; Chippendale FretworkRebecca FernWaverly Lattice Lagoon.

How about some modern accessories? 

blue and orange collageDeco turquoise lamp; orange croc coasters; teal vase; bottle vases; labyrinth pillowbutterfly pillow; turquoise throwsmall orange trunk; floral teal pillow; swag chandelier; martini side table. 

What about you ?

Do you love the classic mixture of orange with blue ? 

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