Category Archives: Design

Who Doesn’t Like A Good Tile Job…

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When creating a new tile presentation or re-doing an old one…why not GO ENCAUSTIC?

If you’re designing a room or entire house most consumers main objective is to create something that is timeless.  This is virtually impossible, the only way you can possibly create timelessness is with pure white…but even with that color choice…tile and design sizes change through the decades.

For instance what you like now, might not be what you would like or fashionable 10 years from now.  Plus, the colorways that are currently strong, will not be the same tones desired 10 to 15 years from now.

Take green for example…90’s it was Sage Green, 2000’s it was Chartreuse Green’s, and now for 2010’s it Emerald Green.

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So trying to stay classic and clean?  Stay neutral!

Though beige years are really “so last decade”, we are now currently enthralled with the gray tones.  Or dare I say “gray-eige”, for those who still embrace, tans and beige tones!

TILE ON!

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Powder Room Surprise…

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What I LOVE about a powder room is that they can be such an element of surprise!

Even for those who tend to decorate on the conservative side.  I see and hear it on a daily basis those that want that element of impact as you open the door to their powder rooms.

MoodyBath3Whether that drama is created through tile, paint or wallpaper…today’s consumer wants to step out-of-the-box a little more…and that box is anything typical!MoodyBath1

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So…let the powder room be your avenue to go a little crazy with a color, tile or design!

 

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Needing a Touch of PINK Today…

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Just because…we can all use a little softness in our life sometimes!

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No Assembly Required…

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We are just going to file this under “what the hell!” Seriously? Ikea chairs sold at Barneby’s auction for $65,000.00…yes that is I K E A chairs.  I wonder if these chairs referred to as clam chairs…still had their original “allen wrench’s?”

The real story is that the dealer’s mistook the chairs for Danish Architect Philip Archtander originals, thus elevating their true value.  But even though they were a case of mistaken identity…there are pieces highly sought after by collector’s from earlier Ikea Designer creation’s.

Ikea was opened in 1943 and here are some of the pieces that have sold for well over Ikea’s well known economical price point.

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Bookshelves by Gillis Lundgreen $3800.00!

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1993-Set of Four Verner Panton Vilbert Chairs $4100.00

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Pair of Armchairs “Natura” by Karin Mobring $1700.00

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Oh That Martha…

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In case your not aware of this yet…but REAL indoor plants are huge again!

I found this little honey of an idea from the craft guru herself Martha Stewart. Though crafting is not one of my desired recreational sport’s…I’m strictly audience participation only.  I do think that this is something that I would actually create.

No paper, glue or glitter is needed (thank you)…in this little humdinger of an actually usable, functional, and not to mention kind of cool art project…go Martha!

Materials:  Tomato cages…in this case copper ones!

 

 

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Bad Closet Doors to Bad Ass Closet Doors…

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This is such a great idea!  For those that have accordion doors…and can’t update to a barn door or just have no desire. This is such a FABULOUS idea!

Cover the doors in fabric and edge with a nail head trim. Genius!

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