Lately I find myself drawn to the warm tones of aged brass and antique gold. Funny thing, I distinctly remember writing the words "I'm not a gold kinda gal" in a makeover post about two years ago after I gave a gold item a fresh coat of black paint.Now, while others are relieved to send their "outdated" brass to the thrift store, I'm giddy with glee when I pick up a beautiful piece like this owl bank.Isn't it wonderful that, just like design, we can evolve, change, and reinvent ourselves! And even more wonderful, we can do it despite the choices of others.
In the Summer 2008 issue of Decorating, a Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publication, the design work of Alisha Peterson and Susan Delurgio is featured in a ten page article and highlights their work on a 1,000 square foot beach house. I absolutely love their style and through the article discovered their website, which includes both their retail store and design services. I especially love the wood mirror below!
SHOP: Beach House Style, 779 Center Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930, T: 415-454-3138, www.mybeachhousestyle.com
We like colors most of the time, but we like neutral, quiet colors some of the times too. It's calming, it's serene, and if you are surrounded by colors and patterns all day long like we are, it's a nice respite.
That's why we're liking this room today. It's a little boring to some people, but aggh, sometime that's just what you need...
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We like using fuschia as an accent colors quite a bit lately. It's not as timid as pink, not as loud as yellow, but dramatic enough to make a splash.
Here are some of our faves:
Japanese House with Minimalist Interior Design
Japanese design is simple and unique House, with multifunctional and effective home to find all these aspects of contemporary and ultra modern. The house is named C 1 house. It was conceived by innovative architect Gwenael Nicolas of Curiosity, and Tomoyuki Ustumi of milligrams Studio. House C1 is essentially a glass box, natural wood floors and details adding an organic warmth to the room expressed purely by way of zig-zag. [Via]