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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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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Reinventing Timeless Antiques

We were recently featured on the New England Home Design Blog Website, as a guest blogger. They have an eye for great design, and being a guest blogger, was very special to us; I hope you enjoy! Often in the design world, people tend to be focused on creating looks that are entirely trendy. Currently, most of the trends lean toward the sleek and modern. The problem with designing spaces that are completely trendy and current, however, is that everything comes in and goes out of style. What’s beautiful today might look dated in a few short years. The cure for this is a more eclectic design scheme, one that blends the au courant with the classic. What I love the most is being able to incorporate and reinvent timeless pieces into new and modern interiors. To me, this is great design. I have selected a few spaces which showcase ways that antique and traditional pieces have been incorporated in fresh and current ways, creating a look that will withstand the test of time. I hope you enjoy! I am so in love with everything about this space by Jonathan Adler. All of the antique furniture and accessories that have been selected are perfectly paired and updated with modern, fresh, bright colors and fabrics. The finishes and materials being used are perfect. Between the mirrored furniture, transparent acrylic and the tufted velvet ottoman, this space has such a rich feel to it, while not appearing heavy. Alexa Hampton has modernized the design of this space by adding an unexpected, funky animal print fabric, along with modern art. These small touches have added life and given the space a more current feel. Here is a perfect way in which you can totally transform the look of a traditional room, filled with classic furniture pieces. By using bright white and calming, warm colors paired with antique furniture, Timothy Whealon has been able to achieve a simply beautiful space, that will surely withstand the test of time. Here is an example of how you can use artwork to update a traditional look, from Amanda Nisbet Design. The traditional sofa, wallpaper and antique chandelier have been given a more current look when paired with the contemporary art hung on the wall. Another element that gives a fresh look in this space is the contemporary stenciling on the floor. The contemporary mirror, sconce and accessories lighten up the formality of...
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Mirror, mirror on the wall…What trend setting designs are in store?

As the old expression goes, we look in the mirror because we are fascinated with the “fairest” form of all – the human form.  You’d be surprised just how the human form is setting trends in interior design. See if these fairest forms of all don’t surprise and delight you like they do me. Is this Jennifer Lopez dancing, Natalie Coughlin swimming or Shawn Johnson finishing a routine? Either way, this is a stunning study of the female form made into a chandelier. Wouldn’t Sigmund Freud have a field day over this study of positive and negative space in the human face. It is fun to think of how the eyes would change in this chair, based on what the person is wearing for example, hot pink, polka dots or even sequins. With this hand towel and towel bar it is almost as if your butler is standing right by your side, to hand you your linen. This room that I came across is a great example of how to combine contemporary and traditional furniture in the same space. These chairs just make me smile; the act of sitting in them reminds me of the pleasure of a mother’s embrace. The skeleton form in this chair is dramatically beautiful, at a glance you recognize the rib-cage and pelvic bones; it looks as if it was just dug out of the Pompeii ruins. Interior design that is also art like these pieces inspires me to set high standards when I look in the mirror with my work. Do these give you any ideas about interior design you’d like to talk about? Related sites Yellow Goat Design Ars Ferrum Fabio Novembre Clayton Oxford Kelly Wearstler Terence...
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