You never know what you might
find here at Sette Design.I hope
this is a tiny part of why you keep coming back.
I made a simple discovery
recently, if I leave stones around the house it makes people happy.I love to collect stones from the river
or from the Adriatic and then display them around the house, sometimes with art
or sometimes just randomly left around.
How are you?Are you an Autumn type of person?Do you thrive as the weather begins to turn cold?I must say that I’m more of a Spring
and Summer California girl but I do love the golden light of Umbria at this
time of year.It is crazy how the
light really turns orange or sepia.
I love the idea of furniture or living in design being
alternative, day dreamy or fantastical. I believe that if our eyes are intrigued, our minds expand.
I took a class in University called Architecture
Futures.I was so in awe of the
professor that I hard time speaking to him (I think my eyes watered or my face
became blotchy, some bad action) he was splendidly smart and interesting to listen to, he
believed that in the future our rooms and interiors would be made out of water
in an organic way.
For a long time I have wanted to make a beaded lamp.I wanted a tall freestanding
one, but this is what I had in my studio. The shade has a good structure to start with because the frame of the lampshade
had many parts to attach the wire and beads.
If you read this blog you know by now thatI love color!
White always looks modern and fresh. I adore interior spaces with white floors and walls and then color added in the furniture rugs, art and flowers.
Here are a few before shots.
I also believe that it is a good exercise in design to paint
a few items from your life WHITE and then just add COLOR as you choose.
This little side table I’m creating a special process for my
E-Course on Painting Techniques and as you see it here, it is in the white
primer phase.Doesn’t it look so
Go around your house and grab a few items and paint them all
white.I took a lamp, a cigar box,
perfume bottle, side table, basket and a jar.
Sette Design White makes color pop!
My kiwi-green floor is still holding up Click Here for is the post on
how I painted it.I think the key
here was I used an anti –scrap finish at the end.The green floor is doing far better then the floors painted
without the anti-scrape varnish.
Next post I’ll share how I made the lampshade, it was so fun
and easy. Do you like it? There are some people in my life I won't mention who, they sarcastically question my sanity after seeing that lamp creation.