Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Art is in the eye of the beholder

 

Have that trouble spot that is just screaming for art and  you do not necessarily want to spend a fortune on a masterpiece? Think outside the box for some really impactful ways to address your space.

Loving this idea of a beautiful frame with distressed stenciling, what a great idea for large scale art. This is definatly a jump start inspiration for a  project that is in the work.

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You can do a lot with fabric panels this looks like a few yards of fabric mounted on a panel and framed.

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How easy is this? Spray paint ceiling medallions and viola instant art. You can find ceiling medallions even at home depot and  there are a tone to choose from on line.

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Some of these ideas carry over well for spaces that you want to use wallpaper and do not want the cost associated with wallpapering a whole room.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Inspiration

Inspiration for an upcoming project.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Brilliant Yellow

My eye seems to keep gravitating to this color.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Website and Blog

 

The blog has a brand new look and we just revamped our website!

Take a look:

http://www.elaninteriordesign.com/

Shari at http://www.littlebluedeerdesign.com is amazing to work with, she is quick and knows her stuff.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wallpaper and pattern

Does not get any better than this. Love it…all about the scale.

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English country house character in a sitting room by Ellen Hamilton.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How to disguise the dreaded flat screen

I just posted yesterday to my face page the most original way to hide the flat screen that I had seen below. I felt like this is one topic that really created a buzz as I think everyone struggles with this problem.  The photo that I posted is below, honestly how can you not love what designer Julia Blailock, Cote de Texas has a great post on flat screen with some super ideas where I found the photo.

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So I decided to take it one step further to see what other ideas where out there. I love the idea of actually making the TV go away instead of trying to dress it up with a frame. It always seems to be the black hole of the book shelf or wall.  When I am helping clients accessories books shelves with the TV incorporated I find it so hard to balance it out.

Great idea with the barn doors.

 

 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Laundry Room

 

What a change! This Laundry room went from Blah to AHHH. So kicking my self for not having before photos. With some paint, cute window treatment hung at the correct height, awesome lighting and lockers this laundry/mud room is a winner.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Outdoor cushions

New installation: re-upholstering outdoor cushions for a client. We used a Sunbrella fabric and we added a great piping detail in black which really sets the cushions off in the outdoor space.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Paper to Reality

 

Let us help you visualize your space.

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We are still not finish tune in later for the completed room.

~Charity

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Outdoor rooms

April showers have brought May flowers and with that it is time to get outside. Let us help you create the outdoor room of your dreams. We have great outdoor fabric and trim books to give new life to your cushions and pillows. Here are some of my favorite inspirations:

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Let us help you create the place that you are dreaming of.

~Charity

Saturday, April 28, 2012

High Point

Thought I would share some images from High Point. Crazy amounts to see in such a short time. I have been recovering slowly from the long hours at market and crazy early morning flights.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day

 

Earth Day inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.

Images to commemorate the day…

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Use locally grown and seasonal flowers or plant and garden

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Achieve a green home by using natural materials and smaller scale to help blend in with the environment. Give your air condition a rest plant a tree and use the shade to cool your home in the summer, deeper over hangs also act like a tree. Geothermal used to heat and cool, use rapidly renewable resources and FSC woods in your home improvement projects.

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Reuse glass containers as center piece.

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natural cleaning products

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Recycle

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Reuse and repurpose existing furniture by slipcovering, upholstering, and low VOC paint.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Photo Shoot at Hotel Skyler

Pathfinder bank who financed the Hotel Skyler project wanted to do a photo shoot  of my Father and I. Much to my surprise it was in the Post standard.

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Hotel Skyler

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Weekend

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Enjoy

~Charity

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Save the date

 

Treat your self on Mother’s Day!

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Bohemian Design Inspirations

With school break this week I have tried to take some much needed down time to relax and be with my 4 year old. I find my days are so rushed that it takes me a few days of just wandering around trying hard to figure out how to do nothing. Once I get there I always want to stay simplified, not so uptight, and not on any deadline (until the next project) a bohemian life seems so nice. Maybe a little Grateful Dead playing softly in the back ground and a little patchouli.

Bohemian; a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices. seems to say it all relaxed, romantic, and a little disorderly. Boho Seems to sum it up perfectly.

Chill out and smell the roses….

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Slow down

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My Bohemian Home ~ Living Rooms <br />Source: La Maison Boheme

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My Bohemian Home ~ Kitchens

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