Friday, March 29, 2013
The addition of decorative tiles around a vessel sink punched up this otherwise beige and boring bathroom.
If you want to splurge on one item, find ways to save elsewhere. Your tub will be the focal point.
Totally transform your powder room by hand-painting these stunning blooms.
Small bathrooms are the perfect place to go bold.
In this dramatic basement bath makeover. The stone is used on the back wall for maximum visual impact.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A large fan-shaped, vanishing-edge swimming pool with a swim-up bar is the center of attention in this beautiful backyard oasis designed by Scott Cohen. A perimeter-overflow spa has a built-in cocktail table and reflects lights and fire at night. Color-changing LED underwater lighting in the pool complements the sunset.
The faux-rock water slide of Scott Cohen's Robinson-Crusoe landscape gives young 'pirates' a good view of their terrain. All 'boulders' were made on site
The boat is a hydrotherapy spa with 12 jets and a five-foot-deep well.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Easter Eggs for Your TableColorful natural containers pair prettily with classic silver pieces to create an elegant spring tablescape. Find out how to create your own table decorations.
Gather Your Supplies1 dozen eggs
Brush & craft paint
Assorted pieces of silver (or pewter)
Crack the ShellsGently tap a pushpin into the top of an egg with the bottom of a spoon. Work in a circle to create an opening the size of a quarter or bigger. To make this job easier, leave the egg in the carton.
Clean the ShellsEmpty the contents of each egg into a bowl and discard. Mix 1 tablespoon bleach with a gallon of water, and use to rinse out the inside of eggs. Return eggs to carton and allow to air-dry (about 15 minutes).
Paint the ShellsStick wooden skewers into craft foam and set eggs atop to paint. When dry, fill with candy or flowers, like ranunculus, daffodils, hydrangeas, or viburnum. Display with silver down the center of your table.
My daughter-in-law subscribed me to Southern Living as a gift, I loved this article and idea.
Friday, March 22, 2013
A drink ledge around this circular porch gives you a place to sip a cup of coa or favorite brew. Hanging candle lanterns can be lit during evening outdoor entertaining.
Red is the defining color throughout this outdoor space. Using a single hue is an easy way to tie the look together. Extra pillows add color and comfort.
For year-round lounging, this enclosed sitting area boasts candle chandeliers and a fireplace. Filling the fireplace with candles instead of firewood is a great idea for adding light and charm in warm summer months.
This porch is filled with comfy wicker furniture in traditional Charleston green, recognizable by its almost black color. Materials, such as wicker-looking resin for the frames and outdoor fabric for the cushions keep the space low maintenance. A few luxuries, such as pillows and throws can be quickly pulled inside when the weather turns bad. Iron-base tables with honed marble tops are the perfect sidekicks because they combine simple lines with elegant materials.
On this porch, or piazza, classic white wicker is dressed with zesty pillows. Together, the classic white wicker and the modern India-inspired motif are marked by striking color, natural textures and materials, and classic Southern design with a modern, upbeat edge.
Composed of a brick chimney, mantel, and firebox, this exterior fireplace is covered with stucco. This touch not only distinguishes it from the surrounding brick walls, but it also makes a focal point. The hearth is raised for additional seating. Plus, by centering the fireplace between a brick opening and the exterior living room wall, it provides a nook for firewood. A gas starter takes the hit-or-miss process out of starting a blaze.
Inspired by Charleston side porches (called piazzas), this outdoor-friendly furniture arrangement provides a great place to socialize with neighbors or to take in the fresh air while reading a book.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This beautiful home is located on Lake Norman close to Charlotte NC. This listing can be found through Sotheby Real Estate.
Bluegirl Art showcases fabrics which can be used in clothing design, but do not sell apparel. But I could certainly
see these fabrics in clothing designs.
This is one of my favorite patterns
All fabrics can be used on a custom furniture design.
They sell scarf designs
Visit Suzanne's site for more fabric selections, stay a while and browse all the choices. I had written a post introducing BluegirArt in 2009, I wanted to re-introduce new followers of my blog to her site.