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.
I'm sorry my readers I disappeared for about 10 days there. Life gets complicated sometimes...no?
Today I want to post up some inspiration in Grey.I love grey as a neutral color.Here in my home I have grey and taupe
checker board painted floor and a grey and white kitchen and a dark taupe
colored floor in my bedroom.I
love how grey looks with color and how it absorbs color.
So I’m going to show you some inspirational photos with uses of grey.
In America it is our independence day. It is also my mother and Louis Armstrong's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! My mom is as cool as Loui. I know that is hard to be, she is creative and artistic and very funny. She does not sing anything like Loui.
I came up with the great idea to post up some photos for The Fourth of some scenes I took of Red White and Blue.
Do you ever have a simple little design obsession that just
makes you so happy to think about it? O.k. you probably have a thousand little
design ideas going around in your head and this is what makes life pretty when
times get tough, escape into the world of gorgeous – for the moment, do not
think about … all that troubles you.Then once you have added a little “bellezza” to your home, things begin
to improve. I understand it all has to do with perspective.
Oh how I love flowers in a box. I just put a couple jars of water in the box to not rot the wood and arranged the flowers from there.
Here is an arrangement I created by for the arrival of my niece, Rosalie I put them by her bedside table as a welcome. I did not make up her name just to fit this floral gone crazy blog post.I collected the flowers on a bike ride to Spello, resting them
in my bike basket on the return home.
Today, just a little color inspiration, I go crazy for the
color of Blood Red Oranges.I feel
like it is almost impossible to duplicate for interiors.I always have clients trying to find
the right red. Yes the juice is very good with Russian Vodka!