Turning Plain Walls into Beautiful Works of Art!

Leather tiling for floors or walls is a gorgeous way to add glamour to any space. They are not only stylish and creative but they will age beautifully! Leather tiles are best used to draw attention to an area. By placing them behind the T.V., the T.V. becomes the focal point of this room. Also, they are great for bring unexpected texture. I love the way these tiles are incorporated with the textures from the ceiling, chandelier, couches, and all the other elements. I love the idea of using leather tiles behind a bed to add emphasis to the space. They are great for making a statement of luxury. These rooms look gorgeous; I love the mirrors for added texture! I also love these Textured Wall Panels. Using these make it easy to create a funky space while maintaining a classic and luxurious feel. How gorgeous would these be in your living room or bedroom? I also love the idea of using  these in a closet!   This is a fabulous company which I have come across, that features textured 3D PU leather tiles. The PU Leather is faux leather that also has a layer of water proof polyurethane.  This fabulous product brings forth a new dimension and concept for interior wall decorating. It enables a designer the ability to enhance flat walls with 3D surfaces that are not only visually rich, but also pleasing and stimulating to the eye.  I love the idea of using this material to transform a children’s play room or even using it in a home theater! Another marvelous company that really struck me was Bueno Glass. This is a form of art that utilizes blown glass to be placed on walls. They offer two different styles one for more rustic interiors which is the Stone Series and another which is more sleek and contemporary, the Silver Series. Despite their differences in appearance, they both are created using the methods of blown hot glass. All of the inspiration for these pieces is taken from nature in its purest for as you can see just simply from looking at the pieces, they are incredibly beautiful and offers an amazing opportunity for you to transform any wall into an open canvas! I hope that learning about these manufactures has inspired you to think about designing walls in a new and creative way! If you would like...
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Exquisite Dining rooms!

In this week’s blog I have decided to show to you some exquisitely beautiful and one of a kind dining rooms that will be sure to catch your attention! In every one of these spaces, the designers have displayed their true sense of creativity and design as they have produced these marvelous one of a kind looks through the mixing of styles, elements, textures and colors. I hope you enjoy! I love the combination of the bold colors chosen on the upholstery, fabric and wallpaper in contrast with the finely detailed elements. The mantel of the fireplace is beautifully crafted, and the antique chairs are to die for! The Chinoiserie scenes by 18th-century French artist Jean-Baptiste Pillement, inspired the decorative painter. Bob Christian’s murals that have been painted on the walls. This artist also painted the Georgian-style chairs as well as the marbleized mantel. French Decor with an exotic mix of a tropical color pallet, can perfectly describe this elegantly refreshing and antique space. This dining room featured in House Beautiful, is just to die for. I love the simplicity of the stark white in contrast with the robin’s egg blue. In addition, I adore how the lighting fixture above the table is reminiscent of a birds nest resting above, offering an incredibly tranquil and relaxing feel. Here is another amazing and refreshingly inspiring dining room designed by Krista Ewart. I love the eclectic mix of purposefully and carefully selected elements that are all combined to create the perfect harmony of an updated and wonderfully balanced traditional space. The bright pops of color and funky upholstery offer the perfect amount of zing. Who knew that baby blue and light pink could be used in such a sophisticated manner? Featured in Cottages and Gardens,  this dining room offers yet another exquisite mix of traditional and antique pieces, updated with bright and strikingly poppy colors and textures. The Chinoiserie pagoda chandelier that is centered above the rich wood dining table, creates the perfect juxtaposition. I especially adore the selection of dining chairs; the antique Swedish chairs upholstered in the snake-skin leather is to die for, especially alongside the strictly modern acrylic chairs. This dining room brings a magical and whimsical approach to a sophisticated and traditional dining setting. Finally, is this space done by Nate Berkus. The mix of the abstract art with the classic and old-world antique furnishings, has created...
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Fabulous Lighting From the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

As a continuation from last week’s blog where I revealed to you some of my favorite textures from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the JAVITS Convention Center,  this week I am going to do the same, however changing the focusing to fabulous lighting! These marvelous glass crystals bring a warm elegance to any setting! Made from Quartz crystal, they offer the perfect element of interest. They can also be customized and can individually hang at any level to offer just the right look that you are trying to create for you space. As shown in some of the images above, I would love to see these staggered above a kitchen table. If you want a more modern approach to lighting, these light fixtures by Shakuff are fun and energetic with a side of elegance. They have just the perfect amount of subtle glow and they even offer a sweet sense of mystery. Now for an intergalactic look is this marvelous light from Moooi, is designed “Based on pure mathematics, the beauty of light has been re-defined; staring into the universe is now possible, also during cloudy nights. The intricate spheres of Raimond transport the electrical current”. The dynamic design approach that the artist took to create this light fixture it simply magnificent. This King Edison pendant lamp is exquisitely designed by Young and Battaglia. It is the perfect combination of rustic exposed elements, alongside a refined and sweet look. It is inspired from the iconic Edison Lamp and has been re-created with pure simplicity, also exuding the “romance and glamour of a king’s chandelier”. This would be perfect staggered in a grouping over a kitchen table as well, “small is beautiful meets a moment of genius”. If you are looking for further inspiration on how to incorporate fabulous lighting into your space, feel free to view my work here. With any comments or suggestions please contact me! and remember as always,  It’s all in the Details. Related Sites: Shakuff Moooi...
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It’s All About the Lace

Check out some items that I recently found at the Architectural Digest Home Show. These are some of my favorite items, which have a common theme of lace. Lace has been a popular theme for Interiors, whether it be an accessory or a light fixture. I love the way that the light flowing through these pieces, creates a beautiful shadow on the surrounding areas. Isabelle’s current body of work is made from porcelain and silver, and focuses on incorporating patterns of negative space into functional works of art. The Living in Harmony Collection by Work and Design, is built using a variety of materials – blacken iron, bronze, rust steel and more. Maria Elena Minujin created a special “artisan” model for a chandelier entirely laced with crystals.  She combines crystals to accentuate their luster and showcase their drama. Sandblasted glass expands into custom antiqued and leafed mirrors to make this lace-like effect, by the Artique Glass Studio. Adrienne creates hand-cut-and-assembled gelatin silver photo collages, created from black and white photographs. Ysabel uses a unique process called “photo-fusion”, by using hundreds of photographs taken, then light and visual properties are attuned, and then assembles one photo at a time to make a single composition, as seen above. How will you incorporate lace into your home? Let us know here, and like always, “It’s all in the details”. Related Sites: Isabelle Abramson Work and Design Tuffano Artique Glass Studio Picture Exhibit Ysabel...
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Spring is Here! – Inviting Mother Nature Into Your Home

As it is the first day of Spring, it is only fitting to do a blog on Mother Nature. One of the most peaceful and calming settings that can bring anyone joy is the beautiful outdoors. Because of this, it is a key component when designing any space to openly invite and bring Mother Nature into your home. I have decided to take a look into some of my favorite ways in which you can display the outdoors in exquisite and one of a kind ways. This textile from the Lucy Rose collection is just to die for. It has the perfect combination of a romantic and elegant, yet organic feel. It serves as the perfect way to bring a beautiful garden of flowers into your home! David Oleski is an extremely talented artist who focuses on paintings of natural elements in the simplest and most beautiful ways. I am so in love with both of these paintings, with the apples and orange tulips. His style and technique is so distinct; all of his oil paintings have excessive depth and texture, adding to their allure and interest. The colors that he uses are incredibly pleasing and give off a young and fresh vibe. I would love to use these in any space to add a subtle and fun feel of Mother Nature. I adore this “Mademoiselle” Armoire from KOKET; it is absolutely stunning! It has such an enchanting fairytale feel; to me this piece exudes energy in a magical setting. I almost get the feeling that this dresser would transport and lead into another world, like Narnia. There is a strong admiration and influence of French decorative arts; incorporating mesmerizing lux metals, vibrant jewel tones, exquisite craftsmanship and exotic stones. It is a piece that would bring your space to life as if it were a gift from Mother Nature. This lighting fixture from Paul Ferrante is magnificent; it is obvious that the design has been inspired directly from nature. I particularly adore the Dutch Metal Leaf Gold finish that has been applied to the rustic and outdoor branch to create this composition. I would love to see this Chandelier hung over any dining table to add a hint of Mather Nature into an eating area. After having been introduced to these pieces, I hope that you have been inspired to incorporate and openly welcome Mother Nature into your...
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Beautiful Accessories in Their Purest Form

I often find that people overlook the beauty of Mother Nature because it is given to us so freely. Today I would like to take a step back from the new, completely modern, and mass produced accessories, that are slowly taking over the industry and instead recognize the natural and one of kind pieces. I have come across a few companies that are simply charming; they all have their own creative techniques for re-inventing forms of natural elements and truly finding beauty in its purest form!     Here is a fabulous company called Interi which I just love! They offer beautiful accessories and one of a kind creations stemming from 16th to 18th century fragments. They take architectural remnants and fragmented objects, often times from churches that have fallen into disuse and then recreate them in their own beautiful way to make these marvelous works of art. They also take elements from Mother Nature and add their own patina, embellishing them in new and fascinating ways to create these wonderful pieces. I love the idea of taking something so simple that offers incredible history and nature, and re creating them into elements of design. Not to mention that there is absolutely no mass production in the process; everything is guaranteed to be one of a kind! This lighting fixture from Michele Varian, is called the glass cluster. It is made of hand blown glass bubbles, and can either be used as a table lamp or can be hung vertically.  I love the way in which the light seeps through all of the elements and textures of the layered glass, illuminating a space with a subtle and enchanting glow. I would love to see a few of these placed in any living area or table setting. By day it would add an interesting sculptural element, and by night create a charming glow. This lighting fixture is called the Iron Lotus Pendant. Not only can it be hung by a chain as shown here, but can also be flush mounted to the ceiling, which would be just fascinating. I love the artistic sense and creativity that has been applied to the design of this piece. The way that the designer has recreated a lotus plant with such elegance and grace in a rough and sleek material, is so intriguing. I hope that these elements and works of art have inspired...
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