Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Katie Ridder Galore

Don't you just fancy Katie Ridder's collection of fabrics and wallpapers?

Sources: Katie Ridder, House Beautiful

Her use of color and pattern add a bit of whimsy to a room, while at the same time being worldly and unique. Her line includes patterns from seaweeds, birds, and flowers to elephants and more!

How fun is it that her wallpaper, Oiseau in chocolate, was used on set in Sex and the City 2! We love the exotic touch it adds to the room.

You can check out her full line at Holland & Sherry.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Simply Succulent

I've always loved Succulents and dreamed of a wall of them in the Urban Garden I hope to one day have.  These plans are super easy as they require little soil and water and can attach to and grow on almost any surface. Check out the creative use of these beautiful plants to make organic art!

 I love the use of the frames - in a small garden, framing these dresses up the space and creates interest in an otherwise drab space. I also love the plants peeping out from the slots in the wooden stand - with this, they can be moved with ease.

They create such an interesting organic grid on the sides of these buildings. 

So many lovely colors!


Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm Wishin for this Kitchen

Or rather, all of these kitchens! Don't you ever wish you had more than one kitchen so you can have a different styles for each one? I certainly do!

I do love a white kitchen -- it's clean and chic. And, like these playful kitchens, and you can add bursts of color and whimsy through your dining chairs, light fixtures, flowers, artwork and even appliances!

It's a blast from the past -- how cool are these retro mod looks? The vintage fridge is to die for, seriously.

While working on the gastropub project, I've been strongly influenced by the industrial look. I'm obsessed with the wooden textures and the metals -- it feels a bit organic, while adding that masculine touch the man of the house will appreciate.

Happy Friday!!
Source: Pinterest

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I've got scallop fever!

While actual scallops are tasty, I'm talking about the unique shape!

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Wear it from head to toe or dress it up in your abode -- the scallop shape is fun, flirty and feminine!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Oh, what stellar stairs you have!

Stairs can be oh-so-daunting to go up, but they can be fun and make a bold statement if you're playful with them.

Love love love prints and patterns. Dressing up your stairs with black & white chevron or zebra stripes is so graphic and gives your stairs a bit of zip.

Adding word statements to your stairs definitely adds a touch of your personality and can also act as a learning tool for your kids such as counting to 15 in French! Maybe a fun idea for the back steps to the playroom?
Don't be afraid to splash your stairs with color! Whether it's on the railing or the steps -- look at how much fun and cheerfulness is brought to the room. These staircases really do become a work of art!