Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Creating an Art Series

We absolutely adore a fantastic art wall. 
Especially a series. 
Copy cat is the name of the game here. 
We challenged ourselves to replicate
our inspiration art series and think we came up 
with some great, less expensive options!
Interior Designer Jamie Drake created this 
series with artist Gene Davis.
We created ours with prints by
Jonathan Lewis from 20x200.
Susan Becher, featured in Lonny
created this gorgeous monochromatic series. 
We used Agnes Martin prints 
from Artriver.com. 
Designer David Mitchell created this series
using cut paper, framed in identical frames. 
We are thinking we might have to try this one out!
And this great series featured on 
Martha Stewart's website is adorable! 
The planes are pages taken from a book. 
We used these great whimsical 
prints from Paul Octavious.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Charmed in Atlanta

This is the work of a charming designer in Atlanta, Christi Holcombe, founder of Charm Home. Her work is classic but has a modern twist. Her interiors display the use of one solid color, coupled with the combination of white and black. Christi incorporates a beautiful degree of natural finishes and elements. We love the use of greek keys, quatrefoils, and geometric patterns. The use of emerald green, orange and turquoise blue in her projects are so pretty and really make her rooms stand out. It is hard to pick a favorite!

*Images Compliments of: Charm Home Design

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A little blog talk...Comments

Here at Chic Coles, we go wild over comments. We read every single one, text each other about who said what and just obsess over the love we get for the hard work we put into our posts. 

But did you know...it ain't easy commenting when you don't have a google blog!?

I went to post a comment on a blog the other day, not as Chic Coles, but as Melissa Cole and since I don't have a blog associated with my personal gmail account, it wouldn't let me comment just as a gmail account holder. It kept prompting me to start a blog...love you, Chic Coles, but one blog is enough for me!

So I realized for those of you out there without a blog with something to say, you can in fact leave a comment on our blog that isn't an anonymous comment!

You can put your name and your website (that isn't a google blog) into the 
boxes provided and click publish your comment...voilé your comment is published!

Hope this is helpful and thanks again to all the wonderful readers out there
who comment on Chic Coles!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Let's Go Road Trippin' with Perennials

There is nothing we love more than bright, fun, graphic fabrics!
The new line from Perennials is amazing. 
We love this outdoor fabric company and their
adorable Road Trippin' campaign is right up 
our alley. Super cute!

We picked a few of our favorites. The orange melons
mixed with the berry tones, with
a bit of navy and grey, are so spot on!

Have a happy weekend!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

CA Home + Design

 Clean, crisp and bright. Those are the words that come to mind when
 looking at this ranch redo by Martha Angus Design in 
CA Home + Design MagazineThis is a great before and after story and
the pictures sure do show that. 
From the first shot of the sparkling dining room, you know 
this is going to be a good one that takes
 your breath away at every turn of the page. 
Can you believe this was once a dark wood floored,
dark paneled low ceiling ranch; just waiting for a little redo.
     Martha Angus and her associate Mead Webster gave this
 house the once over with new finishes, fixtures and furnishings.
 It has an adult feel with a playful edge that is totally kid friendly. 
The perfect house for a growing family of five.
There are so many fun design elements throughout the house 
that you just do not want to miss. Its all in the details.

Be sure to pick up your copy on news stands!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Art in a New Orleans Home

It doesn't get much better than this! This New Orleans 
home boasts an amazing Elise Allen painting
gold console table, flanking sconces and pink tulips! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oliphant Jewelry

Although a bit late to the game, I just discovered 
this fabulous jewelry design company! 
Oliphant Design, created by the super 
cute designer, Cara Hotchkiss, is filled with 
gorgeous pieces. All in bright bold colors. 
They all have me yearning for warmer weather!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lantern Lighting

We have been working on this fun sunny porch. It is set as a dining room with a door leading out to an outdoor porch. We have saved these lovely old windows that crank out in the summer. We also had storm windows built that can be switched out for screens. We ended up really liking this sweet little lantern and it works wonderfully with the black painted chairs. These are some choices that we would have also loved to have worked with. All would have added a great bit of wismy and color style to this sun porch. Who knows, maybe we can switch it out in a couple of years!

*Images compliments of: Curry & Co., Coleen & Company, Shades of Light, Pinterest