Monday, August 29, 2011

Combining fabric as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE

                                               # 1                                      #2                           #3

All you need is Three fabrics to make a room great, the fabrics just need to be GREAT.
I spent the morning at the fabric showroom and came across these beautiful fabrics by Highland Court.
They would be beautiful in a den or living room.

Fabric #1, a linen,  has wonderful abstract flowers in navy, tan and a sky blue.  It would make beautiful pinch pleated panels, fun yet elegant.
Fabric #2  is in a herringbone pattern made of a linen/polyester blend  and is perfect for upholstery.  Fabric #3, the navy and blue arabesque fabric,  resembles and feels like cut velvet and would work beautifully as accent pillows.
It's all in the combination of colors, textures and application that come together to create a beautifully finished room

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Be my Guest...

Be my guest and welcome!
Do you love having friends and family for a long weekend or extended stay?  If so, what better way to say welcome than by creating a room that makes you smile as you walk through the door.

But before you go crazy painting and buying accessories to create a beautiful guest bedroom, ask yourself the following questions:

•  Who are most of your guest and do you love them coming or is it an obligatory visit?
•  Are they adults or will they be bringing their kids?
•  Will they be traveling with pets? and are you OK with that?

These questions must be addressed in order to design the proper guest room.  Just remember, "Function always comes First."

Classic & Timeless, Jennifer Lopez serene guest room featured in Veranda is glamorous. Great lighting, flowers and a place to put your suitcases on.  What more do you really need?

Refreshing and inviting by  Charles Stuart, the guest bedroom could be used for more than one guest with twin beds, a comfortable chair in Brunschwig & Fils fabric and a foot stool.

Have fun with your guest room, inject your personality into it.
Add whimsy to your room with a fun pet bed,, this will certainly become a conversation piece.

A place for your guest pet, flowers and a pot of fresh coffee are small details that say "WELCOME."