Friday Finds

Every Friday I take time to sit down with my iced coffee “decaf, thanks to baby #2 😉 ” and rummage through my favorite blogs, designer’s websites and online markets for whimsical & fanciful finds that are only discovered by digging in deep for jewels amongst the clutter.

Today’s Friday Find…  this Luxurious Turkish Tea set for six. I adore the quaint size and jubilant colors.

 

 

 

Top Interior Design Trends

We’re seeing a resurrection of the glamorous & fabulous roaring 1920’s art deco era emphasizing the social, artistic and cultural dynamism.

The Las Vegas Furniture Market Festival and LCDQ panels have forecasted these rousing trends that have already been popping up in design magazine spreads and nationwide designers’ portfolios.

 

 

Moody Walls dramatic, deep and bold colored walls allow for your textiles and accents to really pop. Designers are less concerned about space and more focused on the mood of a room. It’s such a dramatic turn from the clean, crisp & airiness we’ve seen in the past decade.

 

 

 

Luxe Details. Tufting, tassels, intricate carving, rhinestones/diamonds and nailheads are just a few design details that give a plain piece of furniture serious GlamBam!  Look for these luxe accents on sofas, chairs, headboards, and tables.

 

 

 

Patterned Wallpaper. Plain and simple… bold busy prints are in. Naked solid walls are a thing of the past. These colorful and expressive prints exude luxury, playfullness and confidence.

Small bathroom ideas

Lets face it, not all of us have that grandiose 300 s.f. bathroom of our dreams, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one heck of a stylish space that makes you feel refreshed. In fact, sometimes smaller spaces make for a better canvas for great design.  It’s kind of like thinking along the lines of  “if you had to paint a mural on the side of a building or a 12″x24″ canvas”, it’s just a bit easier to pull all your ideas together and make them work in sync.

Here are a few tips along with photos that really make a smaller bathroom/powder room look and feel bigger but also scream style!

create depth to give an appearance of more room, like this colored wall/open shelving

create depth to give an appearance of more room, like this colored wall/open shelving

 

use open shelved vanity so everything is not so box like and closed up, creates flow space even though it's not walkable space. Also using a smaller framed mirror so mirror doesn't overwhelm your wall.

use open shelved vanity so everything is not so box like and closed up, creates flow space even though it’s not walkable space. Also using a smaller framed mirror so mirror doesn’t overwhelm your wall.

 

use clever shelving, corner shelves take up less space

use clever shelving, corner shelves take up less space

 

you can still use fun elements, in fact it helps to break up that long stark white narrow hall feeling

you can still use fun elements, in fact it helps to break up that long stark white narrow hall feeling

 

sometimes minimal is the best solution

sometimes minimal is the best solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.A. Flower Market

I recently ventured out and visited the LA flower market downtown and was instantly overwhelmed (in a great way) by all the variety of flowers and tools available to help you make an amazing arrangement. Not only did I want to make a trip to immerse myself in all the colors, scents and variations but this place has so much history behind it, I just had to check it off my list of things to do!

I wanted to share this post because I think we underestimate what fresh flowers can do for your space and soul! When I brought my flowers home, it instantly uplifted my mood and the scent of my oriental lilies gave a fresh and lighthearted ambiance. Not to mention the splash of color that now caught my eye every time I walked into or passed my kitchen.

There are a ton of flower markets in your town, take some time to stop and smell the … well, there’s too many flowers to list 🙂

 

*They do have trade hours and public hours

Copper; the oldest newest trend!

As copper made it’s big design debut in the 80’s, it was closely followed by silver, gold and then brass. But now copper is breaking the bad 80’s vibe and coming into it’s own with a new and fresh look. Copper is such a hot accessory right now, we’re seeing it in so many designer’s newest projects. Everything from lights, planters, tables to bathtubs, it’s sprouting up everywhere.

 Also because of its timeless beauty and practicality, copper is making a statement with today’s new homes and restorations. It projects that consumers will be seeing more copper shingles, traditional gutters, and downspouts and rain chains, as well as ornamental gutters and conductor heads, weathervanes, cupola covers, finials, gutter hangers and downspout brackets, gutter end caps and gutter medallions.