We install banquettes in our homes for many of the same reason restaurants use booths – they are efficient uses of space. We enjoy sitting in banquettes because of their intimacy and comfort. The built-in bench seating, sometimes referred to as nook seating, is a great place to gather for a casual meal, settle in for homework … Continue reading 7 Fresh Kitchen Banquettes
Have you seen the fall fashion runways? Although plaid seems to be a perpetual fall trend, the classic print is hotter than ever for the upcoming season. This means in the days ahead you’ll start to see chic home accessories popping up stores that will be featuring tartan motifs. I’m not the only one that thinks plaid will … Continue reading Mad for Plaid
This week I’ve put together a collections of post from blogs I visit. It all happens to revolve around a Blue Theme. Enjoy. Over on House Dazzle there is a lovely feature on Wiseman & Gale Interiors based in Scottsdale, AZ. The Phoenix house is filled with colorful accents and a tasteful mix of pattern. The … Continue reading Around the Web
This weekend Wetsyle, a Montreal-based manufacturer of premium bath furnishings, is introducing their new W2 brand at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).
Understanding the hieroglyphics (pictograms) on the care tags of your garments will allow you to wear your clothes longer and save you money. Washing The wash tub symbol gives directions for machine washing. Sometimes a dot will be used to indicated temperature. Other times you may see a temperature in Celsius. One dot – 30C is cold wash … Continue reading Decoded: What the Laundry Symbols on your Clothes Mean
I recently attended the Coverings trade show in Orlando. It was a terrific show with so much to see. Exhibitors come from all over the world to display the latest in colors, trends, manufacturing and technology. There were a few stand-outs in design trends this year. Here’s the rundown. Shape: Hexagon Once considered more “retro” … Continue reading Tile Trends 2015
Always on the search for great lighting, I can’t believe I didn’t discover this beautiful chandelier made from recycled bottles by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden sooner. The lovely cascading shape was inspired by the simple scales of a pine cone. Beauty really is everywhere. We collected pine cones from different trees and started looking at how the scales … Continue reading Upcycled Glass Bottle Chandeliers