20 February 2013

Striking Stripes...

Trianon Palace Versailles

via The Decorista
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Kelly Wearstler via Elle Decor
via Art.Deco.Interior
via Jetsetter

The wide stripes in design are so impactful because of just that - their width.  I think that regardless of the color combinations (which the most popular seems to be your good old black and white due to the high contrast) or the degree the angles meet, the consistency of size forces a pattern visually that makes an impression.  The volume could be controlled by the color combination choices.  The plain vanilla vertical ones are just as bold as creating patterns with the repeat (zig zags, slants, concentric boxes).  The way I see it, a stripe is a stripe is a stripe and stripes are classic.

Happy Thursday!...  

06 February 2013

Gather Round the Fire...

Ralph Lauren

Elle Decor

Public Hotel Chicago

Jeffery Billhuber
Kelly Wearstler

Michele Bonan

Markham Roberts

Mariette Himes Gomez

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via The Fuller View

via Casa Tres Chic

This kind of weather - well, I guess I mean hot and then freezing! - makes me want to grab my computer and just pin away by the fire with a cozy blanket and mt little dog, Louis.
January was a wash for me.  After the initial shock I was in from the absolute craziness of Christmas,  my husband and I closed on a new house!  Shortly after that I was bed bound for almost two weeks with what I believe was the flu - uuuggghh.  And on top of all of it, Santa brought me a new Mac and so I have been spending the past month having a love/hate relationship with not only the mac, but the man who gave me the wonderful gift!!!!  In long, please forgive my absence the past few weeks and I am back to work now.  Going to head over towards the fire now...

So happy reading!...