Friday, August 12, 2016
Mediterranean and Tuscan design styles share many similarities, because Italy's Tuscan region
lies along the coast of the Mediterranean. The main difference is that Tuscan style is focused solely on influences from Italy, while Mediterranean designs incorporate elements from other cultures, including Spanish, French Moroccan, Turkish and Grecian influences. A closer look at each style can help you decide if either one makes a good fit for your personal decor scheme. I particularly love the hardwood floors mixed with the old world fabrics, pottery and art.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Serenity In Design-Cynthia Phillips
Cynthia received her A.S.I.D. in interior design in 1993 and is now retired, she continues to manage Serenity In Design blog, were she publishes articles about Interior Design, Design Products, Art and Artists as well as accomplished designers in the industry. My site can be found at http://serenityindesign.blogspot.com/
First of all I want to say thank you to HGTV for inviting me to conduct this interview with Libby Langdon and David Gregg. Both Libby and David's credentials speak for themselves as having achieved such high honors in the design industry.
Libby Langdon is an interior designer and an expert commentator on HGTV’s hit show Small Space, Big Style. Libby is also Rachael Ray’s go-to interior design “buddy”, and frequently appears on The Rachel Ray Show doing design makeovers. Libby was the interior designer on the Discovery makeover pilot called Construction Intervention and hosted the FOX makeover TV show, Design Invasion. She is also the author of Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions. Libby has appeared on The View, The Early Show, BetterTV, and NBC's Open House NYC. Her designs have been featured on magazine covers of Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, New England Home and Decorating Spaces. She is a regular contributor and small space expert to Woman's Day, Budget Decorating, Better Homes and Gardens, Hamptons.com and Glamour as well as a regular contributor to the nation’s top daily newspapers with her design, entertaining and food ideas. Libby is also a regular on WCBS radio as an Interior Design/Lifestyle expert.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Wood rustic counter tops bring old world charm to this design.
Although this would be way too expensive to do I would take some of the ideas and find a more
economic way to incorporate it into an existing kitchen design. Example: Back splash design and chandelier.
Ah, the elegance of deep wood tones, and too match the floor was an added surprise of Tuscan charm.
This is the finale' of designs featuring the wine rack and the roughed counter tops.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Lovely, Tuscan feel to this design.
So Sexy and sophisticated!!!!
Dramatic but simple entrance. LOVE the stairs!!!!
Very unique style !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a POP of color, white is like black, allows you to change color palettes easily.
The open concept, against a neutral palette is oh, so warming and dramatic.
Friday, May 20, 2016
I love the contemporary style of these book shelves, beauty and function.
The accent wall of wood is spotlighted and quite different from a normal display, continue reading to see what it is actually used for, which will surprise you.
The low lighting offers a soothing feel and is perfect for relaxing in your bathing environment to offer a spa like feeling.
Giolitti by Fabio Fantolino: Located in the center of Turin. The living area, is opposed to the sleeping are of cozy and intimate spaces.
In the lounge, the resin and baked brushed brown oak, give balance to a living room that with the sofas, rugs and chairs make this environment full of atmosphere.
The Interiors are embellished with precious materials such as the pantry: built as a vintage cabinet using old woods make it a centerpiece for display.