Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cool designer alert- Nicki Clendening!

Meet New York-based designer Nicki Clendening. In 2009, she found her design firm, Scout Designs. With a love of art and antiques, she effortlessly incorporate a wide range of styles and design elements- modern, traditional and vintage to achieve designs that are both chic and timeless. Let's check out her fabulous portfolio, shall we?

The designer: Nicki Clendening

Globally influenced, eclectic and sophisticated, her work is impeccable and refreshing! I can't stop admiring her portfolio, what about you? Are you drawn to her designs as well? 

To learn more about the designer and her work, please visit http://www.scoutdesignsnyc.com.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Home tour- A designer's eclectic Hollywood home!

Check out designer Hutton Wilkinson's 4,000-square-foot Beverly Hills home below! 

Exotic, eclectic and grand, this beautiful home showcases an impressive play on colors, textures and patterns. I am greatly inspired by this designer's work, what about you? Thoughts?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Home tour- Calvin Klein Home Exec's Rustic Cabin!

Owned by Amy Mellen of Calvin Klein Home, this cabin in upstate New York is beautiful and has an unconventional twist. Sleek, contemporary with clean line furnishings, this rustic retreat is definitely my favorite. Let's take a look!

Isn't this home fabulous? Tastefully decorated and comfortable, I can absolutely see myself relaxing in this home. What about you? Do you love this home as much as I do?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Guest post- Be Love-struck with Your Bedding: 9 Hints and Tips!

This article is provided by Kathy at Yorkshire Linen Co.
Fall in love with your bedroom by updating and upgrading your bed linen. Indulge yourself by choosing your favorite colors and color combinations, your favorite fabrics and buying the best quality bedding that you can afford. Good quality fabric will last many years, which makes it an economical choice when taken over time.

1. Color Me Happy

When choosing a colour scheme, do not be afraid to try something new and different. People tend to stick with soft pink or blue, maybe a little yellow, but otherwise it is white or cream with touches of beige all the way! Red, black and white makes a striking combination and soft pink with light, bright green is surprisingly attractive. Blue and chocolate merge to create a lively, yet demure décor theme for those who do not want an over-the-top bedroom colour scheme.

2. Bed Linens: Texture is the Key

How your fabric feels is as important to your décor as the color scheme you adopt. Fabrics must feel good to the touch, and embossing and embellishment on that fabric adds a rich luster to your bedding. For beautiful and good quality bed linens I always go for
Yorkshire Linen Co.Whether you opt for embroidery, applique or heavily textured woven fabrics, make sure that you love the way the fabric feels against your bare skin – you will, after all, be sleeping in it!

3. The Light and Airy Touch

Open up your bedroom by choosing small, fine stripes and delicate tiny prints on fabrics. These delicate touches will make your bedroom look luxurious and fragile, cocooning you in soft, warm comfort. This style is perfect for women of all ages, from the cradle to the grave. For full-fledged bedroom makeover my favorite is Opus Services.

4. Vibrant and Exuberant Color

If you want to create a bold and masculine look in your bedroom without compromising on attractiveness choose bedding that features bold stripes and bright color block patterns. This will create a charming and attractive room, without any frilly femininity. It is perfect for a confident, yet understated décor style that is not over done in any way.

5. White is Right?

For a dramatic and fresh look make your bedroom over in white. From the curtains to the furniture to, of course, the bedding, select bright white to create a dazzling and clean décor style. Light-weight fabrics will give the room an ethereal charm, while small touches of bright colors, preferably in primary shades, will soften the impact of all that relentless whiteness, while still leaving a fantastically surreal atmosphere.

6. Big and Bold Florals

Floral patterns are so very extensive and varied that the subject needs to be divided into two. For a flamboyant and cheerful décor scheme opt for big, tacky floral patterns; poppies as big as pillows, extravagant blossoms swarming over the fabric creating a cheerful and loud visual cacophony against which to plan the rest of the room’s décor. This big and bold style needs nerve and panache to pull off, but can look wonderfully polished when done properly.

7. Tiny, Sweet and Pretty Florals

If you do not have the nerve, or room size to risk investing in big and bold flower prints why not opt for smaller, pretty flowers that do not immediately grab all the attention in the room? There is something about flowers that speaks to our souls and have a ‘bed of flowers’ to rest on makes our bed seem just that little bit more comfortable.

8. Lace

A touch of lace really boosts the charm and appeal of a bedroom. Deck your bed with lace-covered pillows, invest in lace trimmed bedding or even go upmarket with a full lace bedspread.

9. Shabby Chic: More Chic than Shabby!

Shabby chic is a décor style that used old, or artificially aged, furniture and fabrics to create a comfortable, old-school style of décor that creates a charming and welcoming ambiance. Remaking your bedroom in shabby chic will give you a comfortable room that invites relaxation and warmth, while oozing charm and beauty in one gently aged package.

Choose from one of the above hints and tips or combine as many as you think will work well together, refining and reworking your bedroom décor and bedding until you fall in love with your bedroom all over again!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

My lovelies, wishing you and your family a very merry  Christmas and a joyous new year!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Home tour- A colorful holiday home!

See how designer Jennifer Brouwer uses unconventional items to dress up a newly-built 5,000-square-foot home for the holidays!

Isn't this holiday home fabulous? It's bright and beautiful and I find the color palette particularly refreshing! What are your thoughts?