As I continue to unwind from the Haven conference and get back into my routine, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite inspiration Pinterest pins. Just like most of you, I look to Pinterest for creative and DIY inspiration, design ideas and lots of other things. Pinterest always delivers and always inspires a project idea or two. I hope you’re inspired by these pins.
I’m a fan of HGTV, the network and the magazine. After touring the HGTV Home pop-up shop here in Atlanta last summer, I’ve been keeping tabs on the HGTV furniture collection to see what’s new. The collection of furniture and accent pieces are a compilation of the ideas and vision of the HGTV design talent that we see on TV. The pieces range from classic designs and silhouettes to pieces in unique finishes and style details.
When you go into a store or restaurant or stay at a hotel, do you really pay attention to the design of the space? You should! Some of the best design ideas come from the stores, businesses and restaurants that we frequent and many of those ideas you can be incorporated into your own home décor.
I don’t think I have shared with you some the photos I took at Scott Antique Market this month.
Scott’s this month was brimming with fantastic finds. Since the Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings show was in town and buyers from all over the world were in town for it, the vendors at Scott’s really upped their game and loaded their booths with all kinds of home décor and furniture. I didn’t get to snap as many photos as I wanted because I was dragging around a cart full of items but I did take enough to wet your appetite.
There were lots of tall armoires at this show including this beauty. I love the circle design on the mirrored doors.
Fabulous bamboo table that would make a perfect bar cart.
This vendor had a great selection of antiqued mirrored accent tables in a different shapes and sizes. The antique gold finish on this one was beautiful.
Vintage boxes, crates and baskets were everywhere.
This curved front cabinet was so pretty.
Lots of grey washed pieces. This piece is just begging for a dark stain top.
Lovely folding mirror screen.
Industrial is here to stay. This piece was pretty awesome not only because of the size but the details and hardware.
I loved this vintage office vignette and that parking meter turned lamp was so cool.
Great iron chairs just waiting for a splash of color. Can’t you just see them in bright orange???
Did you say you were looking for sea sponges???
The guys at Parker Kennedy never disappoint with fabulous bamboo pieces, bold colors and chic accessories. This blue bar cart/table made me gasp!
I love anything in red (with brass details and cute knobs)!
Great bamboo chair.
Can you just imagine entertaining with this oval tray?
Love this color, fabric combo.
I’d give up a lung for this chair. Emerald green is so luscious!
Poodle on a perch!
Another red gem. Love the blue and white Chaing Mai fabric.
The way this desk was painted and the treatment on the top surface was great. The top was a special paint treatment.
Weathered and rustic.
And this piece was just beautiful. Check out the detail on the drawer and sides.
All in all the Scott Antique Market was really good. There was lots to see and lots to buy. I picked up a couple of pieces of milk glass, two vintage fans, some brass trays and some vintage jewelry.
I’ve written about my love of chairs on many occasions and think every home needs a “happy” chair, one that if playful and distinct in its style, one with a bit of a split personality.
One of my favorite ways to achieve a “happy chair” look is with pattern mixing. I love the look for chairs that have one pattern on the front and a different pattern on the sides or back. The more pattern mixing the better!
I hope you had a great weekend. I was able to get a little thrift shopping in but was slowed down by the pinched nerve in my neck with is causing numbness in my right (writing, do-everything) hand! I start physical therapy this week so I’m hoping that will solve the issue! Wish me luck!
One of the other things I did this weekend was catch up on some magazine reading and while flipping through the latest issue of House Beautiful, a PBTeen lampshade caught my eye. It intrigued me enough that I immediately headed over the PBTeen website to see what other things they had to offer.
After spending some time on their site, I was amazed at how many cool things they had that were not only appropriate for a teenager, but also great for someone like me who is about to celebrate her 21st wedding anniversary this week!
Here’s what caught my attention:
Wood and Wire Wall Basket–Great for storing magazines or paperwork in the office. I love the industrial feel it has and the numbers give it some added style. $99.00
Scroll Border Mirror–This would look great as part of wall gallery wall display. I love the slightly distressed finish and the beautiful teal color! $98.99 On Sale.
Bone Frames–So great looking. The ethnic patterns and color combinations are so on trend right now. What a great way to add a splash of pattern and color to a tabletop vignette. $24.99 to $28.99 On Sale.
Braided Lampshade–This is a super chic lampshade for a teen store. I love the rope trim detail! $38.99 On Sale. I just might have to pick one of these up!
Good Morning everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend.
My weekend was a little low-key with lots of time spent working on a design project, a little thrift shopping and lunch out with the hubby on Sunday afternoon.
I thought I’d drop in today and share a few photos of a color that is showing up more and more in the design world these days…PINK!
Once reserved only for little girls rooms, Pink, in different tones and shades is becoming a sophisticated color to decorate with. While the femininity of pink cannot be ignored, mixed with classic colors, dark tones, lots of white or off-beat colors, Pink takes on a whole new feel.
I love how the pink chairs in this classic blue and white room give it a more energy and life. Notice how the pink shows up in a couple other places as well ( chandelier shades, curtain tie-backs), making it an intentional addition to the decor.
Surrounded by black and white, this pink sofa is totally chic! The black piping takes it from utterly feminine to a modern classic.
The deeper shade of pink used in this closet keeps it feminine but with a sophisticated edge. What girl wouldn’t love this space!
Southern style with an updated feel!. The combination of green wicker furniture and pink toile fabric give this space a happy, updated feel.
If you love pink and really want to create a stylish space, just add grey. Touches of black thrown in will make the space even “richer” looking.
A pop of pink can go a long way. Introducing pink via accent chairs it a great way to add the energy of the color without overwhelming the decor.
Love the dark charcoal sofas with pink accent pillows. Just enough of the color to add an elegant vibe.
Mixed with lots of white (above and below), pink is so refreshing! Layering different shades of pink together, as in the bookcases below, makes the room more interesting and dimensional.
Going for a preppy look….combine pink and orange together and surround it with lots of white.
A more lavender version of pink combined with dark grey is so sophisticated. Punches of other bright colors enhance the contemporary feel of the room.
To create a more formal and elegant look using pink, combine ivory and champagne colors with dustier shades of pink.
And, for a fun and energetic room, black and primary colors combine with pink will do the trick.
So what do you think, has pink gone for being just a “baby color” to a “new classic color” to decorate with?
This week is going to be a hectic one, so I thought I’d start off the week with some beautiful flower images. Florals are a hot trend right now and with spring in full swing, it’s the perfect time to infuse a few blooms into your wardrobe, decor or everyday life.