Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Purples, soft blues, metallics, golden greens, grays and yellow are the hot color for 2009. These vibrant colors should be tempered with neutrals to make them grounded and livable, creating a youthful, yet sophisticated style. Create a conversation by incorporating fur-faux or real, burnished metallic leathers, linen, and some heavy distressed wood. These color trends are very similar to what is going on in the fashion world today. Coral is also a big color for interiors and on the runway. Combine gray or neutral to these colors for a calming effect. Metallics are a must-have in 2009 in both modern and traditional settings.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Nadeau Furniture Warehouse

If you are looking to add a unique piece of furniture to your home, Nadeau is the place to find it. Nadeau imports furniture from Indonesia and India at very low prices. Nadeau is a former wholesale operation but is now open to the public. These imports are marked so low, you’re dished a handful of neon stickers upon entry to stake your claim before the next shopper beats you to it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


When it comes to ottomans think outside the box. Instead of using a rectangular, round or oval wood coffee table replace it with a fabric or leather ottoman or a combination of two small tables.

This glamorous colette bench from Crate and Barrel is covered in a soft alabaster linen blend and detailed with brushed pewter nailheads, each placed by hand.
Place a tray on top of the fabric ottoman to hold decorative items.
Item price $499

Pottery Barn offers these sturdy construction and graceful tapered legs define this cube. A compact profile and simple silhouette make the table perfect for smaller spaces. Simple assembly. 22 x 22 x 18" h. $199 each