Friday, July 24, 2009

Candelabras Ideas

Fantastic way to light up your dining table. These elegant accent pieces makes a statement at the table and adds an intimate glow.

This modern and playful candelabra makes for a great centerpiece.

As functional as it is decorative, this three-arm white ceramic candelabra holds most standard-size tapered candles. Made in Italy

images: shopwiki and zgallerie

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby Boy Nursery

I have finally uploaded pictures of my baby boy's nursery. I started designing his room around his crib bedding passed down from my sister. I was trying to stay away from colors that were too gender specific because we kept the sex a surprise, so using her bedding worked out perfectly because it has a mixture of bright colors that could be used for both a boy and a girl's nursery. My father-in-law gave us this gorgeous antique rocking chair given to him by his mother. It is sweet to think he was rocked in this chair as a baby. The seat is needle pointed, so in order to keep it from getting destroyed by spit up and such, I draped a blanket over it. For artwork above the bed, my mother-in-law brought me an old and used Mother Goose nursery rhymn book to cut from. I had so many black frames I was not using, so to save money I spray painted them white instead of purchasing new ones. To create the skirted bed side table I bought the base from Target and draped blue and white gingham fabric over it from Hancock Fabrics. Another DIY project were the letters above his crib. I purchased the plaques, letters and ribbon from Michaels and painted them myself.

Monday, July 20, 2009

HGTV Design Star

My close friend Alissa Sutton was a Semi-Finalist last night on HGTV Design Star. I was so bummed when she did not make it into the house. We used to work together at Cantoni and she is one of the most young talented designers I know. She always thinks outside the box and creates the most beautiful and dramatic interiors. Hopefully she will try out again next year so she can be an inspiration to all.

The BEST DESIGN of the night and one of my favorites was the dining room by Dan and Nathan. I loved the bold map painted on the walls and floor and the hand crafted dining table. The colors on the graphic were bold, but the wood paneled wall on the opposite wall helped balance out the room. I loved it! Great job guys.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Want a Room Makeover?

One of my favorite bloggers is Angelo Surmelis from HGTV's "Rate My Space" . He is being featured on NBC'S TODAY SHOW doing a one room budget makeover ($500).

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