MIDNIGHT NAUTICAL

Browsing around today in my local Marshall’s I came across this beautiful candle lantern. It inspired me to illustrate on how I would decorate a bachelor pad’s bedroom.
20140116-212845.jpgThe store had two available which would be perfect for the space. Let me help paint the picture for you.
This room has warm neutral wall coloring. However to add a little more contrast I’ll add in some wainscoting and paint it. Below are some examples of what I have in mind.
20140116-225534.jpgThe picture above was a perfect find! The bottom wall color I would use exactly as is but in the bedroom. 20140116-225642.jpg This color swatch would be the wall paint. A few generic pictures would lay along the walls. Now here’s where the fun comes in. Those candle lanterns would be hung from a wrought iron hook above these (below pic) side tables by the bed.
20140118-102947.jpg The decorative throw pillows would be made of this fabric. It ties in from the actual ropes on the candle lantern.
20140118-103158.jpgThe bed covering would be displayed as a duvet cover. Again I’m taking some color from the walls and bringing it to the bed to tie the colors together.
20140118-105314.jpg Windows will be draped in the fabric shown below. I chose this because of the lines again reminding me the ties and knots to again pull together a nautical theme.
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20140118-105938.jpgI love grommet hole drapes. Their easy to open and close. I love the pleating look it gives when open. So yes, just replace the fabric and you’ll have my design. The flooring is a dark stained hardwood as seen below with a area rug below the bed.
So now that you’ve read my visual design on a nautical bachelor pad. What do you think? Can you envision it?

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SWEET (DUVET) DREAMS

Gone are the days of heavy quilts or comforters taking up much needed space in your closet or under your bed. Now these versatile light weight interchangeable bedding covers are easy to store when not in use and doesn’t take up much space. So now you’ve got more room for the things you’d really like, such as new shoes and clothes! Lots of colors, patterns and best of all textures. How do you dress your bed for the different seasons?
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20131122-101630.jpg Photos: Interior Design World, Vivaterra, Layla Grayce

Colorful Wonders

These past two weeks have been a rough one and would explain my absents from posting. Last I posted about loosing my dog to Cancer & the day I was traveling back home I got news there was another death in the family. But now that I’m slowly getting back on the beaten path I wanted to share with you some colorful patterns that I’ve come across and would love to work on…soon!
By the way the package of my sewing machine (that I had my dad mail me from CT) came a couple days before I had to go back home to CT. I was so busy with work that I didn’t have time to open it. However, when I did to my surprise I found that the petal was damaged in the mailing shuffle. The case that holds the sewing machine and everything with it; opened some how. While my sewing projects are on hold for a moment. It gives me more time to look around at some prints and textures I’d like to work with.

Richloom Giverny Opal

Portfolio Latika Geranium

P. Kaufmann Sugar Baby Splash

All of these fabrics can be found online at: online fabric store. I’m dreaming about ordering all of these and making pillows (decorative) and some draperies. The last one called Sugar Baby Splash from P. Kaufmann I think would go perfect in a nursery room. What do you think? Either way you’ll be seeing them sometime soon so check back to see what I do with them.

Tell me what would you do with these fabrics? Enjoy your Thursday!!

Search And You Shall Find

I was on the hunt for some new fabric when I came across a pin on Pinterest called, Pink Chalk Fabrics. As I was searching for something pink to match with my project decor. And then this lovely one appeared in front of me.

Jennifer Paganelli – Super Fly Jane Fuchsia

Now I’m not much of an impulse buyer. I pick things up and hold it while I’m in the store until I’m ready to checkout. Or in this case watch it on the internet and hope it’s still there. Originally when I first saw it there were 9 yards remaining. A couple days later there were 2 yards left. Enough time had gone by and with a lot of thought I decided to buy. After all, I HAD TO HAVE IT!!!
My impulse buy came into full effect at this point. I immediately put in my credit card information and hit the checkout button. It wasn’t until after my card info was entered that I couldn’t use this for it’s original purpose. My needed request was for an upholstery material, as it was being used for a chair. With a little disappointment on my behalf for not remembering it said the material was cotton.  This would be too soft and would easily rip and be worn out before it’s time. I called and left a message about my mistake. After a long thought process; I figured it wasn’t such a bad impulse buy as it could easily be used for another project.
After all I almost lost sleep over this and had to have it!! The following day a rep for the company called to ask if I wish to cancel my order. My response was simply a no as it’s too GORGE to give up!
Please let me know if you have any suggestions what this should be used for? I’m open for all suggestions! Just bare in mind there are only 2 yards so I have limited options. So far maybe the thought of a a euro sham is the only idea.

Hey,  it’s almost the weekend happy Thursday!!!