20 August 2012

Straight As An Arrow...

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Phoebe Howard via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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I have done several projects lately dealing with swimming pools & the process of a pool can be very overwhelming - especially if you have not done it before. There are choices you must make that are pretty much irreversible unless money is no object. The good news is that all pools usually turn out to be aesthetically pleasing - even the most unaesthetically pleasing ones - on a very hot day! One rule of thumb I try to stick with in all areas of my life is to simplify. Go back to square one and simplify. Do you want straight or rounded? Light or dark? Flush or raised? My favorite is a dark pool flush in the grass with a very simple shape. As with everything, the options are endless so straighten out as many details as you are able before beginning & take notes when visiting other pools around you. And remember the most important part - the lighting!

Happy Monday!....

09 August 2012

Sofa Color Wheel...



Miles Redd via Domino

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I am about to be furnishing a place across the world from home that will be "temporary", but still needs to feel comfortable and like a home.  I am strongly considering doing some wild colored furniture that would be harder for me to do in a place I knew was permanent.  In the past I have usually erred on the side of practicality over whimsy, but the longer I am in the field the more I learn that just because you commit to a color that "you may grow tired of", you just as easily may become bored with straight up practicality.  The truth of the matter is that a sofa upholstery, although it can be quite an investment and a gut wrenching bomb (ie: the neon bandwagon!) something fun and different may also bring you very much happiness each day when you walk into your home and it catches your eye.  Hmmm...stay tuned!

Happy Weekend!...