Friday, April 26, 2013

Art on a Ledge

It's quite a personal preference, whether or not you like the look of art on a ledge (shelf). 
Personally, I love it; constantly pinning images of this design idea. 
But for some reason, I'm having a hard time deciding if it's something I want to incorporate
into my own home. You might remember these pieces I've been collecting. It's time they found a home on the wall, shelf or not. So the question remains, how do you all feel about the look? 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Wallpaper Up

Wallpaper is up....!!!! We are so happy with the outcome. It totally opens up the hallway. Gives pattern and movement to the space. Wallpaper can really add so much character and charm. Now to have the new living rug delivered and two sofas reupholstered. Nothing better than a project coming together.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Design Love: Brian Paquette Interiors

You will remember Brian as one of the break-out stars in Rue Magazine when he shared 
his home; which although teensy tiny, was all sorts of amazing. Even his small kitchen 
had pizzazz and one in which I still find inspiration for my own kitchen. I'm happy to call 
him one of my online friends and have been wanting to share his work here on Chic Coles 
for quite some time! When he launched his new website, Brian Paquette Interiors
I was thrilled to peruse all of his fantastic work, homes that he hadn't shared
on his equally wonderful Instagram stream.
Brian is so creative, while still making spaces that are homey, with a talent for 
mixing patterns, colors and textures. I'm hoping he'll make a trip to San Francisco
and come help me with my house (hint, hint Brian :) Below are a few of my favorites!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Flower Show

What could be a better way to welcome spring but with a lovely flowers show. The green houses filled with tropical flowers. This orchid is such an inspiration of color. The bulbs in full bloom were such a joy to see. We are hoping spring arrives soon here please! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Classic Style

I have been feeling a little bit under the weather lately, 
not to mention, the April showers are in full effect here in 
Houston. There is only one thing that is making me feel better...
daydreaming of new pieces for my spring wardrobe. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Grand Trunk Railway

This past weekend we spent time over in Maine and we came upon these two amazing buildings. The first, a one room school house and the other was a railway depot. They both had been moved to the town center near the Bethel town hall in Maine. They had been renovated beautifully. The shake roof, thin board siding, amazingly molding around the windows, the antique brick chimney and the granite steps make this depot so special. The plack on the depot states the depot was from the rail way line called "The Grand Trunk Railway" from the Quebec and Montreal railway line to Portland, Maine.
Both of these buildings will go into the file for wonderful inspiration.

Friday, April 5, 2013

On the Seach for the Perfect Lumbar Pillow

There is really something quite amazing about taking the design process 
one piece at a time. I've been trying to work this way in my own living room
with bits and parts. One item that has been on my list, but not quite coming 
together is the perfect lumbar pillow; the search for something with a subtle color
and a beautiful graphic eclectic pattern. Below are a few on my list. 
Any other ideas of places to search?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Stripes

I am so glad Spring has arrived and I can wear bright colors, maxi dresses and spring stripes. 
I will be sporting every single one of these!