LOVE FOR PLAID

Designer Scott Meacham Wood has a Scottsman’s love for all things plaid. His new line of fabrics, furnishings and accessories, is chock-full of tartan treasures from throw pillows to tufted sofas. Here is a little peek at some of his plaid clad home in the City by the Bay~~~

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Scott Meacham Plaid Tablescape

Scott Meacham Plaid Christmas Stockings

Scott Meacham Cozy Living Room

And, to help bring some of that plaid love into your life, here are a few things I came across while shopping the internet~~~

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I’m Feeling Very Festive!

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HOME TOUR ~ KATIE KIME

I first came across this article written by Rebecca Dalzell and photographed by Genevieve Garrupo in Lonny and it just made me smile. I was so inspired by her fresh take on design that I had to share her very inspiring home in Austin, Texas. Katie Kime is someone who sees the world as though you were on a merry-go-round ride around the color wheel. Traveling has been a great inspiration for her, from bright Moroccan poufs, Obami embroidery or Turkish kilims. “Color in these countries is so bright and bold and fearless, pink with orange, red with pink.” Katie Kime’s home is filled with bright, bold patterns and whimsy. Her interiors website and brand began in 2013 and now, she has expanded to a brick-and-mortar showroom in Austin, Texas.

Dining Room-Katie Kime

Bold lighting, large scale artwork, textured grasscloth walls and an over-dyed pink rug from One King’s Lane.

Living Room-Katie Kime

Custom sofas, graphic sliding barn doors, statement lighting and black and white ottomans from OKL.

Jonathan Adler Lamps-Katie Kime

A close-up of the side tables with Jonathan Adler lamps.

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The Master Bedroom painted in a bold, dark charcoal gray from Benjamin Moore~Gravel Gray.

Closet-Katie Kime-Banana Leaf

And how could you not feel happy when you walk into this dressing closet to get ready for the day?

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Kitchen ~ Gold Ball Pendants by Dot & Bo.

Breakfast Nook-Katie Kime

More happy, fun and whimsy in the breakfast nook space.

Landing-Katie Kime

This is no ho-hum landing space, textured walls, family photos, colorful artwork, and, a fun, colorful graphic wallpaper on the ceiling.

Boy Bedroom-Katie Kime

Boy’s Bedroom ~ Land of Nod Bedspread. Pendant, Design Within Reach.

Daughter Bedrm-Katie Kime

Daughter’s Bedroom. John Robshaw quilt.

Faux Silk Flower Wall-Katie Kime

And isn’t this totally fun, walls covered in faux silk flowers with a Katie Kime designed birdcage chair in hot pink.

The Bee's Knees-Katie Kime Queen Bee Pattern

And the fun doesn’t stop in the daughter’s bathroom. The Bee’s Knees, Kimi’s queen bee patterned wallpaper.

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6 FABULOUS IKEA LACK SHELF IDEAS

I always love a good IKEA hack or, for that matter, a good IKEA, slash, IKEA-inspired idea. In this case, it is the LACK shelf.  And this shelf is certainly not “lacking” in any way, shape or form. I simply love these inspirational uses for their shelf product and hope that you find these ideas to be inspirational too.

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METAL MANIA ~ 12 FAVORITE PICS

 

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Metal Mania ~ I think you would agree, is a hot home decor trend that hasn’t died down. From gold, to silver, to chrome, to copper, it brings just the right touch of glamour and sophistication to a space whether it adorns a vase, a decantur, a bowl or an accent table. All images via CuratedKravet, To-the-Trade.

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

It is hard to believe, here it is the 4th of July! My gosh, where is this year going? We don’t have any special plans this year for the holiday, and quite frankly, that is just fine. I am finding that I prefer to stay close to home, having a little barbeque with family. In years past, we could easily be found down at the Dana Point Harbor, boating and enjoying a day on the water until the sun set and then watching the firework display from the barge that is anchored just outside Doheny State Beach, but those days are over and quite honestly, I am more than fine with that. It was loads of fun when my, now grown children, were younger, but over the years, the harbor has gotten more and more crowded and once you are there, you are definitely committed to staying there the entire day. This means you better get there early and be prepared to get home after midnight…..the traffic is abominable!! Anywho, whatever your plans may be, I wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th! Red, White and Blue….be inspired……

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Happy 4th of July

All Images via Pinterest.

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SINGING THE BLUES

I’m Singing The Blues, not in a sad way, but in an inspiring way. Blue is HOT, HOT, HOT, right now…..in Home Decor and Fashion. I wouldn’t say it is a trendy color, but a classic color that works wonderfully with so many other colors. I love it with Emerald GreenBright Orange. Shocking Pink, Bright Yellow, and Black, to name just a few. Of course, the color Blue, along with Red and White is particularly symbolic this time of year with the 4th of July happening in just a matter of days. Wow, it’s so hard to believe how fast this year is flying by. Nevertheless, I love the color blue no matter what the occasion and thought it would be fun to share some of my blue home decor, fashion and art that I find inspiring which I have curated from Polyvore. Enjoy my Rhapsody In Blue……

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If you’re interested to learn more about the items seen here, visit Polyvore.

Visions to Inspire, Designs to Enrich

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16 INSPIRING WAYS TO USE BLUE

A Little Bit About the Color Blue

Did you know that blue is the overwhelming favorite color? Well it is! Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed. The color blue is considered the least “gender specific” color and has an equal appeal to both men and women. It is the color of the ocean and the sky and it is perceived as a constant in our lives. It is the color of the spirit and it invokes rest and can also cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. Here are 16 beautiful ways that blue has been used in these interior spaces…..inspiring ways, for sure…..

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Interior Designer: Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Photographer: Roger Davies

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Contemporary Porch by Juan Montoya Design. Photography: Björn Wallender.

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Contemporary Living Room. Architect: Robert A.M. Stern. Interior Designer: S.R. Gambrel, Inc. Photographer: Eric Piasecki.

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Contemporary Kitchen. Architect: Robert A.M. Stern. Interior Designer: S.R. Gambrel, Inc. Photographer: Eric Piasecki.

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Traditional Kitchen. Designer: Mark Gillette. Photography: Luke White.

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Beach Living Room, Harbor Island, Bahamas. Designer: Alessandra Branca. Photography: William Waldron.

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Modern Dining Room. Designer: D’Apostrophe Design, Inc. Photography: Thomas Loof.

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Traditional Kitchen in the Home of Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade’s California home. Photography: William Waldron.

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Traditional Dining Room in Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade’s home.

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Traditional Office/Library in home of Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade.

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Traditional Living Room in the home of Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade.

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A traditional dining room from Designer CarolEgan Interiors. Photography: Scott Frances.

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Contemporary Bathroom by Designer: Cesare Rovatti. Photographer: Oberto Gili.

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Traditional Master Bedroom of Brooke Sheilds. Designer: David Flint Wood. Photography: William Waldron.

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Traditional Bedroom in Beverly Hills, California. Designer: Michael S. Smith. Photography: Scott Frances.

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Traditional Dining Room in South Africa. Designer: David Kleinberg Design Associates. Photography: Eric Piasecki.

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COLOR CRUSH ~~ BLUSH

Blush~~~

This pretty, whisper soft shade of pink can be found in many variations, from the dew-kissed petals of a pale pink peony to the almost iridescent shades on a seashell. It is a fresh, innocent color that is pretty without being too cutesy and it is an unexpected neutral that I am definitely crushing on.

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Pretty Blush Paint Colors

Seashells Framed

Loving the pretty blush variations naturally found in these sea urchins, nautilus and pretty pinky toned shells.

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ROOM INSPIRATION

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BlushTones For A Living Room

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A pretty bedroom by interior designer, Suzanne Kasler.

MY BLUSH INSPIRATION

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Via Polyvore

Images via Pinterest.

VISIONS TO INSPIRE. DESIGNS TO ENRICH.

 

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MAKING AN IMPRESSION WITH MONOGRAMS

The Monogram, by definition is a motif made by overlapping or combining the initials of an individual or a company, or kingdom.¹ The definition alone doesn’t begin to capture the essence of the monogram. This basic form of personal expression has remained a social constant throughout the Western world for nearly 3,000 years. A monogram is a connection. It has linked a ruler to his people, a brand to its customers, a bride to a groom, one generation of a family to another. Monograms connect us to another time and place, to loved ones past and present, and to what we might find essential in our own lives.²  Fast forward to the 21st-century and we have technology to thank for making monogramming affordable and accessible to almost everyone. You no longer need to be an artisan to monogram. While aspirational tendencies still influence people’s desire, today, monogramming is a personal creative expression and often, has little to do with social position or wealth. Adding a personal touch is a much-loved design tool, with monogrammed accessories and furnishings being seen more and more as a stylish design trend.²  LET’S GO SHOPPING………

Monograms

1. Calf-leather Mon Monogram wallets, organizers, totes and travel accessories by Louis Vuitton.

2. Mrs. Monogram PVC-foam yoga mats. $27 each.

3. Frange Cocktail Napkins ($120) by Julia B. juliab.com

4. Mark & Graham Copper Tray ($175)

5. Handmade to order decoupage wastepaper baskets. Marye-Kelley.

6. Addison + Grace linens from Leontine Linens.

Other Sources: (1) Wikipedia and; (2) Beekman 1802.com.

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A BEAUTIFUL THING ~~ THURSTON REED

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It’s a beautiful thing, boy meets girl, girl meets boy, they fall in love and the rest is history, but that’s only part of the story. Londoner Nicholas Reed and American-born Sarah Thurston “believe that antiques aren’t the only objects with soul” and as such, find inspiration in centuries old history of British architecture and interiors which are translated for our modern lives. From his London-born heritage and her globally-honed design eye, along with bolts and bolts of luxurious fabrics, a brand was developed and the aptly named Thurston Reed decorative pillow company launched in January of 2015.

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It’s A Beautiful Thing

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