Thursday, October 6, 2011

okay, so i'll give you a great little secret...‏

if you want to hang something somewhere, but it's not to scale for the space- whether it be a framed piece, a nicho or an object- all you have to do is hang a larger empty frame (no glass) around it!  
viola!  looks like a super interesting installation and super easy.
now you can enjoy your smaller items in a big way!  

Thursday, September 29, 2011

tassels- not just for shoes anymore

okay, so what's the deal with tassels? such a relatively small decoration detail that instantly transforms whatever you put it on.
if you think about it, just putting a tassel on something instantly makes it seem regal.  we can all do it.  it's not like we can't afford tassels but they still just seem so fancy!
they probably date way back, too, and maybe that's part of it. 
you can adorn So many things with a tassel:
keys, chairs, doorknobs, frames, mirrors, lamps + chandeliers, armoires, windows...we even have some on our bar cart!
you can make a belt out of a tassel, a tassel fringe or garland, or a tassel necklace.
put a tassel on a xmas tree as an ornament...

and if your purse didn't come with a tassel, put one on it yourself for that boho chic look!

more pictures to come...  I have to go make something now...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

BESSIE SMITH handmade Light Switch Plate

who's cooler than bessie smith?

this switch plate* is the Perfect Gift for any Jazz collector since it is my Original design- so you won't see it anywhere else!
* this design can be ordered on any other similarly-sized flat surface as well~

to purchase, click here

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My color of the moment is Gray

My color of the moment is Gray- it's my New Black.

we did our {not so obviously nautical} bedroom in charcoal and LOVE it more than we even expected to.  
a happy surprise was that, with all our white trims, mouldings, furniture, accents...  a charcoal room stays light and bright and even 'airy', even in a north-facing room!!  {by the way, the hallway is black- for more on that one, see this post: back to the hallway!}
what do you think?

Friday, August 12, 2011

...and are working on hanging a montage of moroccan lanterns from the pergola!

there are actually 4 different ones in this pic (3 different styles) 

...view from the inside

we added some tulle to our pergola

our lovely outdoor room sanctuary

so here's the outdoor room everyone's been talking about- it IS lovely and on it's way to being even lovelier!!  it's been dubbed the "garden of eden" actually, we are So flattered!!

and now, for the outdoor shower!!