Pretty Chinoiserie Wallpapers and Prints

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A while back we fell in love with a vendor called Jardins En Fleurs.  We probably blogged about it once.  They make beautiful, beautiful Chinoiserie paintings and accessories.  The problem was, it was so expensive it was impossible to sell.  The company closed down shortly after--a victim of the 2008-09 economy, evidently.

Anyway, we get this email the other day from Belle Chasse home and it has a very similiar look and feel.  Alas, we found out it was found by the same founder of Jardins en Fleur.  He has great taste, we must say.

The line is more affordable now.  If you are looking for pretty Chinoiserie prints, it's a nice choice.

Here are some samples:

For product and pricing information, visit Belle Chasse (beautiful hunt)'s web site.

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Decorating in White

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It's hard to believe summer is almost over.  Here in LA it's scorchingly hot, but stunningly beautiful as well.  There's nothing like driving down the Pacific Coast Highway late in the afternoon, with the blue ocean on one side and the mountain on the gorgeous, it makes us so happy to be alive.

But we're getting off track here...

If you are a reader of this blog, you probably know we're crazy about white.  Especially when it's hot outside.  White has such as an amazing cooling effect, and it's so neutral too...

Here are some of our favorite white interior photos from photographer Per Gunnarson:

So simple and pure.  Don't you think?
To see more of his work, click here.

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Crazy for Stripes...

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We're so in the mood for stripes lately. It's modern.  It's striking.   It's fun.  It makes your eyes pop.

Here are some great designs using stripes with either wallpapers,  fabrics or paint:

Images from Elle Decor

Images from MyHomeIdeas

Some pretty striped wallpapers:

Source: Matthew Patrick Smyth Wallcoverings for F Schumacher wallpapers.

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Fabulous Beatles Chairs from Andrew Martin

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Have you seen the work of Andrew Martin?  An UK -based designer, he has that really cool, quirky, crazy English taste that we love.

Here are some new fabrics that just came out for Lee Jofa.   Wouldn't they be fabulous as pillows too?

Love them!

PS We apologize, we don't have the pricing for these yet as they are so new.   We'll be posting them on our Lee Jofa Fabric section as soon as they are available.  In the mean time, if you need it right away, drop us a line.  To see more of Andrew Martin's products, click here.

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A great source for interior design pictures...

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With so many decorating magazines closing lately, we find ourselves starving for pictures of amazing rooms.  A good alternative is interiors designers' and photographers' web sites.  Often you can view their portolios as a source of inspiration.

Below is one of our favorites, Pieter Estersohn.

PS For more pictures, visit DiggingDecor-it's full of interior design pictures (well, not quite full yet, but it's on its way :)   It's a social community network for people who love to decorate. The site is new so we'll need all the contributors we can get!   If you love decorating, come join so you can show off your portfolio, share resources and make some friends.

We hope to see you there...

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Fabulous Black and White Chair

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We're loving these side chairs.  Upholstered in black and white, it really adds some jazz to an otherwise neutral room.

Images via Traditional Homes.

The fabric on this chair is from F Schumacher--it's a little expensive, let us warn you.  Fortunately for a small chair like this you should only need 3-4 yards.   The pattern is called Gordian Weave and it comes in three different colorways.  It is a little bumpy though, as the knot pattern is raised quite high.

You can find it in our F Schumacher fabric section.

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Minimalist House Design in a Quiet and Beautiful Beach

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This is the minimalist design of the house is situated on a quiet beach 130 kilometers south of Lima, Peru. This site is a large surface of the sand naturally Deviled in two by a small stone. The main feature of the design of the house consists of a pure white color and a very simple geometry. modern design as seen as the point of urban natural areas quiet. Via: design house
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Pool design is very romantic at night

Minimalist house from the rear

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Rockin' & Relaxin'

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porch traditional porch

I think I could sit & rock & enjoy the view ALL DAY!!

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Hgtv Green House

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Go green with hgtv green house

During the building time of HGTV green homes, a number of factors were emphasized and kept in mind. These targeted areas were sustainable site, energy and atmosphere, innovation and design, location and linkages, awareness and education, indoor environmental quality and materials and resources. In the hgtv green homes, it was seen that how much is the sustainability of the house. The aim to build the home is to make it energy efficient so that the residents can maintain good health. While planning, two things were kept in mind.

Hgtv Dream House: Kitchen

First being the integrated project planning. In this, the energy experts, designers, and construction specialists work together so that the approach towards the project can be kept comprehensive.

Hgtv Dream House: Green Style

Second step is the durability planning. Here all the issues that deal with the durability of the home are dealt with. These issues need to be taken during the construction of the house. The durability of the design is increased by controlling the growth of pests and the water level outside and inside the house.

Hgtv Dream House: Green House

Green homes are the perfect hgtv dream house where you can enjoy life at its best. Sustainable homes are the perfect options for a greener future where you can save your resources and make them available to the further generations. Everything that is useful to you should be available in the vicinity to your green home so that you do not have to face any inconvenience. This idea works perfectly well for the people who are concerned about the future of the energy resources.

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Minimalist Concrete with Soft Wooden House Interior

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This is the Minimalist Concrete House with Soft Wooden Interior. If you want to read the article and design houses here

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