Beautiful Artwork for Indoors and Outdoors!

I had the opportunity to visit the Paradise City Arts Show in Northampton, MA, and I came across some fabulous artists that come from all over America to display their work! One thing in particular that caught my eye was their amazing sculptures.   I adore these animal sculptures done by Christopher Williams. Located in Essex, MA, Chris has been doing art for 20 years. Many of his works are large pieces, but he still makes time to do a cute little bug here and there, such as this bumblebee! I really love the abstract textures he incorporates, as well as that pop of color with the hand blown glass. Who would not want to look out their window everyday to this majestic giraffe?   WB Sculpture Studio located in Providence, RI,  is another great studio I have found that specializes in sculptures, mobiles, railings and furniture for indoor and outdoor. Mainly abstract pieces, Whitmore Boogaerts, creates movement in an environment that can leave an imprint on anyone. His free flowing figures can help to create a soothing and comforting space for an entryway or even a patio!   Another amazing sculptor is Roger DiTarando, located in Vernon, CT.  Instead of trying to capture the essence of an animal, he instead takes advantage of it’s texture and transforms it into a one of a kind being. I love how he fluffs up the sheep’s’ wool , and heightens the shell on the turtle to almost exaggerate their wonderful features. I would love to use these turtles on a console, or even use these sheep as part of my landscaping; They are truly amazing! I hope you feel inspired to incorporate beautiful sculptures like these in your daily life. I feel as though they can add that one last thing you may be looking for to make your home complete.  If you would like more inspiration, please feel free to view my work here. If you have comments or questions, please contact me.   Sites Used: Christopher Williams Sculpture WB Sculpture Studio Roger...
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Completing Your Space With Gold Accents

Gold accents can enhance your space in many ways. It can affect your mood, and set a tone for a room. Whether it is bringing warmth, glamour, or elegance to a space, there are many ways to incorporate gold accents to your home to make it your own. A great way to incorporate gold accents into a Kitchen is through a range hood. This gold range hood creates a focal point in this room and adds the finishing touch to this contemporary space. I love the way it looks incorporated with the overall layout of the Kitchen. The gold finish brings out the veins in the marble surrounding it to create an overall harmony in this space. Who wouldn’t want to cook in here? The mix of gold and kelly green in this space is fabulous! These two colors really compliment each other and help to create an overall relaxing space. Incorporating gold with certain colors can determine the mood you are trying to set for the space. For example, gold with red would create more of a luxurious feel, compared to this comforting combination. Gold wall art such as this piece might be just what you need to complete a room. Without this beautiful gold accent, the office would look very generic. Now that the gold wall sculpture and gold lamps are added, it creates life. The light bounces off the sculpture and adds a metallic sparkle, and a dimensional aspect to this room. I love the use of metallic in this bathroom! The silver metallic wallpaper with the mix of gold accents creates a unique harmony. I especially love the gold accessories with the polished nickel plumbing hardware. It shows that not everything has to match, and gold can really be incorporated anywhere. I hope you feel inspired to add some gold acents into your life! It can really help to add that finishing touch you may need to complete your home. If you would like more inspiration, please feel free to view my work here. If you have comments or questions, please contact me. And remember, It’s All in the Details. Sites Used: Kelly Deck Design Tobi Fairley Interior Design Domicile Interior Design Garrison Hullinger Interior Design,...
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Amazing Kitchens!

I find true inspiration in creating livable, functional, and beautiful kitchens.  They are the hub of a home where families and friends gather for many reasons and occasions. Kitchens not only reflect how you function and complete your daily tasks, but should also reflect your personal style. It is an area that is utilized by each and every family member, as well as guests. Therefore, function and beauty are equally as important. I believe in the healing power of natural light. To invite nature and the outdoors into your home, is one of the most crucial design decisions to be made. I adore this kitchen design by Eve Robinson Associates, Inc. This showcases how you can create an open and clean kitchen with beautifully crafted millwork. I especially love the bright pops of color and pattern in the wallpaper; it adds a young and energetic vibe. This is perfect for any home welcoming children and will be sure to engage everyone in cooking with this open layout! Here is a kitchen with a very energetic and lively feel. The beautiful emerald green with the sleek silver trim has created the perfect contrast of elements and colors in the cabinetry. I also love how the design incorporates natural stone elements, which can be found in the marble counter top as well as the mosaic back splash.  A color like this will no doubt make that statement that you may be looking for! These rustic chairs updated with purple cushions are a perfect example of mixing unexpected elements into your kitchen’s design. Using different textures, such as the wood on the chairs and tables, the glass lighting fixtures, and the silver chrome accents creates interest in any room, and brings in an eclectic vibe to the space.  Do not forget the fresh flowers! These are the finishing touch for any kitchen. Another crucial aspect in any kitchen, is a cozy Breakfast Area. This warm and inviting Breakfast Area is so inviting with its upholstered bench and pillows. Doesn’t it make you want to relax with a cup of coffee? A Breakfast Area like this really allows for personal style to shine through. I especially love the different patterned pillows in this space! I hope you feel inspired to create the kitchen of your dreams! The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home, and it should really be...
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Gorgeous Mosaic Tiles!

Gorgeous mosaic tile work walls is a great way to give your home that unique touch.  Tiles can work with almost any style and can accentuate a bathroom or kitchen beautifully. I also love the idea of using these in other rooms in the house. When used correctly, these can be glamorous and timeless. I hope you are inspired by the images I have included below to show how this trend is being used. I love this bathroom by Pfuner Design. The soft flowing pattern and colors are great to turn your bathroom into a relaxing space. I love how the slight chrome accents in the tile work are emphasized by the chrome of the tub! This is a fabulous way that mosaic tiles can be used in a bedroom done by Sici’s Mosaics.  This room is glamorous and the contemporary design of the flowers keeps it fresh and from being overwhelming. A patterned mosaic tile like this, is great for an accent wall. I love how it makes the wall look glittery! I adore these larger than life roses that make you feel like you are in an English garden. This Italian Tile Art by Bisazza, shows how bold large scale mosaics, liven up a room, and almost look like a painting. Note how the rest of the room is very minimalist, for example the borderless mirror, so it does not compete with this beautiful detail. This white Kitchen, designed by Lilly Bunn Interiors, gains a pop of excitement and interest from the bold patterned mosaic backsplash behind the cooktop. I love the contrast between the white and black color of the tiles. It makes for a great accent wall in this space, and really adds charm! I hope that you have been inspired by these mosaic tiles and how to bring the elements into your home! If you would like further inspiration you may view my work here or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. Remember, like always, It’s All in the Details. Sited Used: Pfuner Design Sicis Mosaic Bisazza Mosaic Lilly Bunn...
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2013 Design Trend – Patterns!

One of the many design trends for this year is using patterns in your home. What better way to add life to a room than through patterns? Whether it is on a chair, your ceiling, or your entire room, there are so many opportunities to incorporate pattern into your space. It is what helps make your space one of a kind, something your visitors will never forget! I love the use of pattern in a ceiling. This Moroccan style space is gorgeous in itself, but the ceiling is what adds the finishing touch to it. It truly brings together all of the reds, blues and greens in the room, creating a perfect harmony in the space. The patterns in the throw pillows, rugs, and chairs also contribute to the life in this space and help to create a beautiful design. If you are looking to focus on one color in your space, then that is the perfect opportunity to embrace pattern. Look at how stunning this room is in its blue tones! Using one color like this gives you the chance to go wild with pattern without it being over the top. I especially love the little hint of green in the patterned carpet; it grounds the overall blue design. Bold patterns also look fabulous in smaller spaces. This bathroom, for example, looks amazing with this bamboo Cowtan & Tout wallpaper. Wallpaper like this makes for a clean and crisp design in small spaces. What is also beautiful about this space, is the overlapping of the patterned mirror and the wallpaper. It breaks up the green in the wallpaper to make another amazing pattern in itself! In this room, pattern is only on the floor and ceiling, instead of on the walls. This is a great way to make people view the entire space, and add dimension to a room. I love how everything else has minimal color and pattern; it makes for a great design that is different from others. I hope you are feeling inspired to use pattern in your homes! It really does bring life and color to a space, and can make that bold impression you are looking for. If you would like further inspiration you may view my work here or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. Sited Used: Bender & Associate Architects Alex Papachristidis Interiors Elizabeth Dinkel Design Associates DKOR...
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