Wanted to show you these – really pretty and really fun new pendants. Not sure where I will use them, but I love them. By Dima Loginoff
I do love this room. I love the furniture, the custom hand-made tile around the fireplace, the Art Deco chairs, many details. I just have no time now, but will talk about it more soon. I love the white washed horizontal wood paneling, my custom designed consoles for each side of the fireplace…….. I WILL do more detailed information later.
- What Do Your Customers Like & Want? Find Out: Run a Survey! (rubylane.com)
- Make a great budget country kitchen with natural stone tiles (savingaddict.com)
- The Great Gatsby & The Art Deco Design Period (design-magnifique.com)
Before I go back to the cafe’ tale, I wanted to show you the use of the sofa that I called “The Perfect Sofa”
And PS – I can have it made for you in any fabric and size you desire!
Deep tufting, perfect bullet shape, and just touches of color.
- How to choose a sofa bed (johnlewis.com)
Here is the link to the last TV segment.
How to update our homes with a bit of a contemporary touch. Just a few quick tips. FYI – graphics posted incorrectly: The blog is www.designer-diner.com
Hope you can check it out. The tips are good and easy to do.
Just to through it in, these are really neat. Yes, it looks like chicken wire with glass! I love the other two also. Looks like old, blown glass. And the “old look” light bulbs are about as new and hot as can be. Has a soft elegance about it, doesn’t it. Thomas Edison would be proud.
Yes, SNAKES! The latest and hottest look for your interiors is a snake-skin print. Whether it is vinyl, wool, or the real think(ugh), the look of a snake is it. And guess what. I like it…..a lot….. It can be so beautiful and so elegant.
And crocodile skin….also Yiks!
But so very elegant and rough at the same time. We are using this one in a hotel lobby in Austin, Texas. It will be perfect. It has just a subtle reference to an upscale cowboy boot. and look at these colors and texture. Can’t beat it.
You can add just a throw pillow and it will give you an updated look. Very nice.
Let’s look at one more aspect of our updating efforts. Your artwork….also traditional? Lots a really beautiful landscapes and still lifes? I have no doubt that they are truly wonderful and that you love them. I would never tell you to get rid of them. ….OR would I? mmmmm…w.e.l.l…… Let’s put it this way. I know many artists who are making sure they add a few abstracts to their portfolio. I will tell you about one of my favorite artists, Don Jacobs. He is an amazingly talented painter and muralist here in the Jackson area. His work is photographic, if he wants it to be. But just recently he said he needed to do more abstracts. Now, Don is SO GOOD at realism, but I asked him to do his version of your baisic “color splash” painting. This is his answer.
He called it “The Approach”. I love it! I’m sure the photo I took with my cell phone does not do it justice. But I would place this in any contemporary or traditional or transitional interior anywhere! It is truly a tranquil view of water with mixed clouds.Is he talking about the fact that it feels like I am looking at the island in the distance and I am approaching it? Or is it the approach of a storm forming in the distance? The future owner of this painting will have hours a pleasure pondering the rich colors and forms that are in this canvas. And the, almost, tone on tone use of a multitude of blues is truly moving, emotionally.
Just the addition of a few new pieces of artwork in your home can bring on a fresh look. If you add one or two abstracts, I love what it will do to a traditional interior. OR if you prefer to find a piece like Don’s, I know you will enjoy it for years. If the piece is gallery wrapped and the work goes all around the sides of the canvas, don’t frame it. This one we are hanging without a frame at all. – Gives it a casual loft-like feeling.
- Geometry in Art (ngkaihui.wordpress.com)
- Art Takes a Stand, Says New Online Gallery for Interior Designers (prweb.com)