Thursday, July 29, 2010

Picking Rapberries

The color raspberry is a nice, bright, clean color that seems to haunt me these days. This color is so naturally eye catching, possibly because of how vivid and intense it is, and I seem to see it everywhere.

This kitchen is so unique in design and its use of color. I love the pop of raspberry in the rug and cabinetry. Paired with the wood tones and the clean white countertop, the raspberry is definitely the star of the show! I feel as if a ballerina is going to twirl through the walkway while the chef is preparing a five course meal!

I must say these might be the best highchairs I have come across! Not only is the color great, but look at the functions and the design. I am in love with this AGS Design HiLo Chair thanks to All Modern Baby. I must say, all the moms out there really need to check this chair out. It also comes in five other fabulous colors. Che meraviglia!

I found this photograph of the Raspberry Study of Empress Maria Alexandrovna (Russia) and thought it was just gorgeous! From the detail in the ceiling and moldings, to the most perfect use of raspberry, I could definitely see staying here!!! Empress Ashleigh, I believe it has a nice ring to it!

A three legged stool! The designer of this stool, David Restorick, actually found a stool that was old and broken and made these replicas in Cast resin!

The neutral color palette of this exterior space allows for the dining chairs in raspberry toile to come to life! Nothing says English country side like toile, stone work, and antiques!

Isn’t this skirt just the cutest thing ever! I found the most darling website: Teacups and Mudpies . WARNING: Moms, do not go to this website with the intent to just 'browse'…you will buy! There are items for boys and girls, but the Tutus and Pettiskirts are just wonderful.

I do believe I need a pair! These amethyst chandelier earrings worn by Christina Applegate, go from a deep amethyst to a lovely raspberry in different lights. Yes, of all the jewelry I have seen on celebrities this year, these may take the cake, or at least a large slice of it!

I found this chair on one of my favorite site: Etsy. Spruce Home took this vintage high back chair, painted in a bright white and reupholstered in a raspberry fabric. Nice choice I must say, and the pillow is a wonderful compliment!

Ahhhh, reminds me of a nice relaxing hot day, enjoying the slow life with a drink in hand. Hopefully that is what I will do on our little weekend get-a-way this Saturday!!! Yeah, much needed!

My next cocktail (taken from Absolute’s website):

Absolut Raspberry Ambitious
4 parts ABSOLUT Raspberri
2 parts Cranberry Juice
1 part Lime Juice
Fill a highball glass to the rim with ice cubes. Pour all the ingredients over the ice. Garnish with raspberries and a lime wedge. YUMMMMMMM!

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Images ~ Goolge Image, Etsy, All Modern Baby, Absolut Vodka, Teacups and Mudpies, David Restorick

Monday, July 26, 2010

Up, Up, & Away!

More than just a white ceiling...
The fifth wall is often forgotten. In the right space, certain applications can enhance your room making it stand apart from other homes. I have found some of my favorite applications just for you!!

Just add paint...

Lost in the woods...

Wallpaper or Ceiling Paper?

Canopy of Goodness...

The Element of Suprise!

TINsel town...

A Peice of Art...

Images ~ Google Images, Elle Decor

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lets Talk Fabric

Seeing as this is my first post on this blog, it is fitting to discuss my love...FABRICS!
As we all know, there are literally thousands of fabrics to choose from. My problem always tends to be choosing between those two or three perfect ones you inevitably find.
There are many factors that may determine your selection in fabric, one being the time of year. Each season brings different emotions and desires, which obvioulsey effects the choice you make.

This fabric from Nina Campbell reminds me of summertime. The color reminds me of the ocean and the pattern of seaweed. Pair this fabric with some linen, maybe a larger print fabric and it becomes a seaside cottage!

Ahh, the fall. A nice little break from the heat.

Obviously the colors in this fabric remind my of this time of year, but it is the pattern that really caught my eye. The lines that make up the swirls remind me of the wind gusts that pick up the dirt and fallen leaves and swirls them around.

Winter, we always love that first snow fall and then the joy of winter is over! Funny how the longest season in Ohio is also the least loved! For those of you who do love winter... good for you. I wish I could, but I just hate to be cold!

It is the colors in this Liberty Furnishings fabric that reminds me of winter. The white snow, blue/grey skies (mostly grey in Cleveland!) and yes, even the brown from the slush!

The lines of this Pollack pattern reminds me of the snow drifts, while the sheen you see is reminicent of the sun glimmering over the snow.

My last season: Spring!

This Lorca fabric is not only a beautiful print, it evokes excitement as well as representing the number one thing associated with! Every one is always excited to be outside when spring shows up. It cracks me up every year, us Ohioans are outside in 40 degree weather, no coat, pretending it is actually WARM outside!

I just love weeping trees, especially weeping crabapple trees. I received one of these trees for my birthday the year my husband & I purchased our home. Do you see the beautiful spring buds in this print?

Next time you are searching for a fabric, bed linens, or even a pillow, try to look at it as art. Most likely, there is a reason you are attracted to the pattern or colors!