Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vignettes and Random Spaces

I'm organizing my images again - making room for inspiration! This little vignette would be simple to re-create. Formula:

Dramatic, bright wallpaper
Antique wood framed mirror
Painted black chest
Flowers, candles and other accessories
White umbrella holder filled with eBay umbrellas
Blue striped rug
Nice spot to stash your keys, mail drop, great place to store gloves, scarves, dog leashes, flashlights, etc. in the chest of drawers, and a nice welcoming spot for you and your guests.

The art of arrangement really stands out in this vignette.

I like the idea board in this office space.

I really like this chandelier. The straw bags filled with straw hats is a cool idea. Near a pool or in a bathroom you could use the same idea but filled with fluffy white towels instead.

Oh - this is so pretty...
photo - Preston Interiors

I like the colors in this photo. I would like to re-create this look somewhere in my home.

photo - Caroline Eclectic
I like this foyer. The chair and the pillow add the perfect pop of color against all the neutrals.

photo - Point Click Home
Perfect symmetry - but not boring. Blue and brown are so pretty together.

This Nate Berkus space is masculine but still pretty.

I saved this one because I love to see wonderful jewelry on display. I can't tell what the necklaces are displayed in - is that glass or plexi-glass? You could create a similar look using a glass candlestick inside a glass hurricane candle holder. The necklaces could be draped around a short candle and dangle down the side of the candlestick. The bracelets could stack over another glass candlestick. The mirrored countertop makes everthing sparkle.

For all you folks in apartments, this one's for you. These floating shelves (or rails) are in every catalog and even Target. They are great for diplaying photos, art, and small objects. They are simple to hang, simple to move, and give a lot of visual punch. Easy.

photo - Design Elements
Another punch-y idea...these bright orange shelves give big impact for little money. Paint what already have bright orange or bright turquoise or bright yellow OR order similar shelves from West Elm or Z Gallerie. I've seen them there.

photo - Desire to Inspire
The next two photos have been everywhere on the net. The color combo is pretty and the whole look is an easy copy.

In this photo the walls and furniture are blue and the floor is brown but it's still just as appealing. The touch of zebra helps, too.

I like the large mirror in this foyer. Actually, I like everything in this foyer. I like how they hung the picture over the mirror - using it as a sort of picture railing.

photo - House Beautiful
collection of glove molds is nice with the modern art above it.

Ok - I can put file these photos away now. I feel better.


Adrienne @ Susan Palmer Designs said...

I love the blue desk in the blue & zebra room -- lovely

nicolette said...

I like the design from Desire to Inspire very much. The orange really works with the dark green.