Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We all know I am always on the lookout for affordable
lamp options - especially when they are the perfect spring
colors and would completely spruce up my space for the new
warmer months ahead. My friend Julie sent me this link
to some of the prettiest colored lamps on overstock and knew I
just had to share! She is getting the yellow for her living room to
sit on either side of her sofa, but i'm thinking the metallic gold or the
bright orange are coming home with me! What do you think!? Best thing
is, they are priced as a set - two for one!
Monday, March 25, 2013
When our April issue of House Beautiful came we were so excited with each turn of the page. The front page has Traditional Style Now on the cover. It is always interesting to see how traditional style can be interpreted with having the classics but keeping it fresh and new. Clearly, John Knott and John Fondas were able to achieve this fine line extremely well. With the fabric house of Quadrille at their figure tips, with its amazing line of fabrics and wallpapers they designed a masterfully designed house on the cost of Maine. This issue is a keeper to show how to combine patterns, colors and design all together in one room that works with a flow through out the house.
Posted by Chic Coles at 9:00 AM
Friday, March 22, 2013
When it comes to sourcing unique pieces for clients, one of my favorites
is 1st Dibs. The prices are usually a bit higher, especially on things like artwork.
Which is why I was thrilled when I came across ArtStar.
All of their selections are fantastic and the price is just right.
Below are a few of my top picks!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Every month, we create an Ideabook for Houzz - our guest picks for all things interior design!
From colorful interiors to some of our favorite products, these Ideabooks represent
our personal style, interiors we love and products we would be elated to use
in our own home. Take a look at some of the Ideabooks we've been working on lately!
Monday, March 18, 2013
We are super excited this wallpaper has arrived! It is being installed in a hallway the first of April and we will take tons of pictures of the install and finished product. House beautiful had some beautiful wallpapers in this month's issue also that we wanted to share. Wallpaper makes such a statement. It gives a project such a feeling of individuality!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
One of my co-workers sent me the link to Jan R. Carson Tree inspired mobiles
after she saw one of her creations in a conference room during a meeting.
Instead of using a chandelier, they had a suspended arial sculpture overhead,
adding beautiful and serene environment - not to mention a unique focal point for the room.
This same co-worker is also six months pregnant and fell in love
with the smaller scale mobiles Jan sells in her Etsy shop. They're perfect
for a spot in her nursery!
I would love to hang one over my dining room table as
a fun decorative option instead of a bright chandelier.
Monday, March 11, 2013
With Spring just around the corner and so many fun images of pastels popping up, we felt like a post on the colors of spring was in order! We are loving this living room in this month's Lonny with its beautiful rose colored chintz and pastel green stripes with a back drop of lemon yellow walls. It reminds us of the spring garden. The light of spring is so soft and gentle to the eye. It is like a fresh air morning in April and May.
Posted by Chic Coles at 6:30 AM