A Pumpkin Time Of Year – Shop This Look

It may have something to do with the sweet smell of pumpkin announcing that fall is here, or perhaps it’s the magical shade of terracotta that the autumnal leaves have turned, but I’ve been feeling inspired by the color orange recently. As much as I’d like to place perfectly carved out pumpkins on every surface of every room at this time of year, I’m completely useless at pumpkin carving. Instead I channeled this rediscovered love for orange by putting it together with one of my favorite shades of blue, teal.

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Now, let’s be clear. This living room is not just for one season, as the warm chocolate tones of the record storage cabinet and the natural TWO rug will hold warmth for winter (plus hide any spilt hot chocolate) and while the bright white Season Hurricanes and Flow Side Table will keep the room bright in the summertime, you can rely on the Basket Saucer lightshade to encourage the spring nights lengthen into the summer nights we all love. Vintage inspired to the core but with a modern touch – a 2modern touch – this is a pumpkin free room for all seasons.

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Just Another Beautiful Peacock Under His Lemon Tree – Shop This Look

A room as lovely and colorful as a peacock! Wouldn’t you just love to have a space like that? Well, with just a little creativity and imagination you can! The trick is opting for blue and yellow paint and of course making sure you shop for the right furniture and accessories. 

A sofa set in yellow would be a perfect complement to any blue room! Even a room painted white with accents of blue will become even more eye-catching with yellow pieces like those lampshades, curtains, throw pillows and candles.  Vibrant and pulsating with energy will be the end result if you ‘just play your colors right’. 

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Almond Brandy – Shop This Look

After a long and hard day at work of course, all you want is to go home to a place that reflects harmony, balance and relaxation.  Aren’t the hues of almond and brandy perfect to achieve that total Zen ambiance? I guess it is because our mind recognizes the colors of nature as a reflection of absolute tranquility. We chose both the cabinets and daybed in almond brandy to add to this kind of zen yet timeless vibe. The floor and the furniture’s color are very similar and add to that feeling of continuity while the use of white or cream walls create a soft distinction. We didn’t want to go overboard with the accessories here so to keep a peaceful atmosphere we  used some Asian figurines and small jars to add to this feeling of a peaceful home!

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Images that inspired us:

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Gliding Through The Sky – Shop This Look

A little piece of heaven on earth – isn’t that how we all want our home to be?  An eye for detail and a little creativity here and there is often all you need for your cozy nest to emanate a heavenly ambiance. 

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Picture this, cream-colored walls, beige floor, patterned center rug in peach with a table and chairs of the same color. For a muted effect, you can also incorporate a beige sofa on one side. Now, what about using a pop of color for the side table and a cabinet in light blue!

Another easy way to achieve this heavenly ambiance is the use of small ornaments in light blue color. Candle holders, cushions and vases in orange and yellow with a hint of blue  are perfect for that heavenly effect you’re aiming for. 

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Lots of Buddha, Even More Karma – Shop This Look

I love finding inspiration overseas – indeed, travel is one of my most giving sources of inspiration.  This shopping list includes some great sources of oriental and Far East inspired artwork and finishing which can be blended into the room by finding other more functional items made from similar materials, like the antique style mirror, the square desk lamps in bronze and the pendant style hanging lampshade. Keep your larger items of furniture simple with neat lines and be brave in combining old and new, for example, that modern sandstone side table couldn’t be a better home for the sitting Buddha statue. The only problem with the fact that all these items can be bought in the USA means you don’t have an excuse to go on an inspiration-seeking exotic holiday in Southeast Asia anytime soon…

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Mauve Nostalgia Living Room – Shop This Look

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”; these were the words famously said by Mae West, the sultry screen starlet who lived in a time when decadence was indulged and luxury was loved. Back then, bedrooms were called boudoirs and there was no such thing as “too much”. I felt moved to capture a little of this in this glamorous living room and I have to say it was a wonderful amount of fun trying to do so. Here is another important lesson for you about interior style and design; it should be fun, a whole lot of fun, it should make you smile and laugh and giggle with glee.

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From the soft warmth of that Ivory shag rug that I can almost feel my freshly pedicured (I wish!) toes sinking into, to the possibility of lighting vanilla scented candles in those golden pillar holders, this is a room that I would love to move (and lounge) around in. It’s a room that should be lived in, though at first glance it may look like more of a showroom. Well, I say it can be both. Show off that Old Hickory Tannery Olivia Chair, arrange flowers on that Ray Accent table, admire the Quinn Chandelier and balance your cocktail glass on that Mirrored Buffet; just because something looks luxurious doesn’t mean it’s not to be used and enjoyed. In fact, I think what Mae West was trying to tell us that the very opposite is true.

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Would You Like Some Cream With Your Navy ? – Shop This Look

 I love navy blue as a relaxing hue in a room.  Any room really!  Mix it with off-whites and cream and you get such a refreshing and restful ambiance.  A navy blue patterned rug in the middle of a cream-colored room can be very eye-catching. You can even put a navy blue couch on one side. And to make the room look light and airy, why not match it with a couple of cream-colored chairs? I tell you, it works wonders for the whole living room. 

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Add some fixtures like a wooden center table and side tables to balance it out.  Add some classic wooden frames on the wall and cream-colored table lamps around and there you have a timeless décor.

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Vanilla Glitter – Shop This Look

Darlings,

It’s me again!!! Today with a lil glitter.  It’s not because the movie with the same name, was one of the biggest bombs in cinema history that you cannot surround yourself with a little and some more .

By that I don’t mean you have to bathe in diamonds, but let some key pieces shine right through your fabulous life.  And let’s admit, with the lush softness of vanilla they pair quite well  ! 

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Don’t get me wrong I’m not obliging anyone to wear the same dress (see picture ) but do realize that if you have something similar in your wardrobe, don’t hesitate to put it on while you’re flicking through the latest VOGUE.

And a last tip from someone who used to hang paintings on the wall by hammering the nails with coke bottles, when you have the chandelier put up in the bathroom make sure that it’s secure ,because the ” I died by electrocution in my tub ” look rarely works for anyone ;-)

 

Yours Glittery,

 

Steve 

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You Got The Love Living Room – Shop This Look

The alternative title for this living room full of colorful treats was going to be The Fruit Salad Living Room, but there was something a little bit too healthy and sticky about that title. Instead I wanted to hit you in the headline with the message for this beautiful space; it is designed to be sweet, warm, bright, colorful – ipso facto – full of LOVE. So don’t be shy to dust off your sunglasses and embrace the brightness that these pinks, oranges, reds, yellows and many shades in between offer up. Read below to find out how you can get some good love in your life. “Love” in interior style terms only, I hasten to add, but trust me, this is a wonderful love to have!

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 Keep the look and the room light and bright with white, alright? That Reflections Addie Large Cabinet is a real statement piece so I recommend keeping the other items of furniture simple and functional like the Parsons End Table. Having said that you’ll see I subscribe to the “my own rules were meant to be broken” as I couldn’t resist the detail in that Tavelle Pendant lamp shade and the Glover Table Lamp. However, definitely keep the curtains simple because the flashes of color are coming. Scatter cushions are the easiest and most affordable way to literally throw color around your room. Don’t be afraid to clash patterns and shades and if you don’t think there’s enough color-love in the space consider this almost tropical floral Dash wool rug.You may have to make a small color commitment in the form of a comfortable couch, but the quality you enjoy from a sofa like the one shown here by Klyne at Crate&Barrel, will be worth it. In some ways it’s ironic that the cheapest item on this shopping list is LOVE itself, i.e. the bright red artwork, but you could easily have a go at recreating this painting in one form or another. Wow, what a whole lotta love…

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Fresh Like Mint – Shop This Look

Hi Darlings,
Here I am again as a guest with a breath of fresh air for you all …
As Lady Gaga, being her visionary self, announced in one of her videos, that mint would be big next season, we could’ve guessed that the trend would be moving into decoration and home wear soon after.

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So for this ” get the look ” I suggest some tasty and fresh splashes , look at the cutest owls I’ve come across and  together with furniture that has the ” used ” look I think the marriage is rather cozy.  Of course, it’s no secret, that to me this interior is best served with you in it and why not add a mojito so to get the picture perfect.
See you next time !

Steve

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