Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Like I said...

The Earth without art is just Eh. Here's an artist, Dave Murray, that uses his own pencil/charcoal drawings and photoshop to create graphic pieces of artwork. Enjoy!

And another inspiring artist, Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo, for your viewing...

Both artists were found on the Decurate website.

Friday, October 14, 2011

gimme gimme

Gifts! It's October and I already have my list ready for Santa. BUT, I'm also looking for others, it's the season of giving. So here are some gifts that might be wrapped up under the tree From: ME.

2 gifts in 1. Wine bottle wrapped in a dish towel. Add another gift by using an ornaement to tie around the neck. Happy Holidays...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Guest Post from Susi at Arcadian Lighting

Hi, I'm Susi, a writer for the Arcadian Lighting blog. Are you in love with deep blue lighting? We are. Blue, especially cobalt and navy, is a great accent color that can work in many decors and styles. Paired with white for a crisp look or mixed with other strong colors, deep blue lighting is a gorgeous addition. Used as bedside lighting or in a chandelier, deep blue lighting fixtures create a beautiful design statement. Here are some lovely examples of deep blue lighting to inspire you. Enjoy!
Blue Lighting
Blue Lighting
Royal blue is a gorgeous color for a table lamp. This deep blue looks great paired with a variety of colors.
Blue Lighting
West Elm
Love the deep blue light on the bedside table in this modern bedroom. The deep blue is a nice contrast to the red table.
Blue Lighting
Design Sponge
The dark blue porcelain table lamp looks great paired with a yellow duvet with a Chinoiserie-inspired bird print. The rich blue can stand up to the brighter shades in this bedroom.
Blue Lighting
Love the navy blue shade paired with rose gold on this table lamp by Nate Berkus. A nice twist on the classic color combination of navy and gold.
Blue Lighting
A navy lighting fixture, especially a navy chandelier is unexpected. The deep blue color makes a bold impact in the room and draws attention to the ceiling.
Blue Lighting
PB Teen
This dark blue clip light could work in a bedroom clipped to a headboard as a reading light. Or on a bookshelf in a home office. Great color.
Blue Lighting
Love this royal blue or cobalt blue pendant light... perfect for a coastal inspired dÈcor. The deep blue is so crisp when paired with tons of white.
Blue Lighting
1st Dibs
This incredible cobalt chandelier dates to the Victorian era of the 1860s-70s. It would look amazing in a dining room or living room.


What do you think of those lovely blue lighting fixtures? Comments are welcome! Come check out Arcadian Lighting for more blue lighting!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the earth without art is just eh.

These pieces of abstract art range in date from the early 1900s to today. It's pretty interesting to see the different styles used by different artists. There's a giant canvas staring at me in the corner that I aim to attack soon, just looking for inspiration from other artists. I'll share when it's in the works!

My New Pad

A shot taken from my new home, I've been here for about a week and will post more pictures as I continue decorating!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Boudoir

The hay fever and the cloudy day make me want to hibernate. Here are a few caves I'd like to crawl into...

Source: bhg.com via Adair on Pinterest

PINK, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here is my Pink shout-out.

Source: westelm.com via Adair on Pinterest

Does this headboard look familiar?

an old mantel turned headboard.

Erin Fetherston's Tribeca Loft in Vogue Living

Monday. Is almost over.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My hands are covered in primer, that's as far as I got. This weekend I promised myself to follow through with a how-to. I got about 27% of the way, I have two chairs and a side table primed and ready for paint and the chairs' fabric has been picked out. Now all I need is a staple gun and someone who can finish painting. I really enjoyed how-to week and was inspired to use some tools this weekend, felt great. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well. To bring how-to week to a close I have brought to you a few great $ money $ saving how-tos, the best kind...

I've actually completed this one!  It's simple and takes very little time. All it takes is a trip to a home improvement store for the plywood, a craft store for the batting and a fabric store for the fabric.

Mercury glass lamps with a natural shade, fancy + casual, fansual.

How-to-paint a natural fiber rug, and you don't have to stick to stripes, make a stencil and create your own pattern.

I would make this and then spray paint it gold. Fansual.

You are not limited to burlap. Choose any fabric + the nailhead trim.

Honestly, this is waaaay out of my league. I do not own a needle and thread, let alone a whole sewing machine. If you're courageous, this how-to is a step-by-step with pictures and it sounds very simple, let me know how it goes.