Monday, April 30, 2012

Modern small homes designs ideas.

Modern small homes designs ideas.

Rustic distressed furniture: Reclaimed wood diy ideas!

Distressed wood furniture has a distinct charm and old world elegance. It fits in great even in boho decor, or modern contemporary interiors. Add a gorgeous piece of distressed wood furniture to elevate your home decor while adding character!

Inspiration for this post came from my previous post on Rustic decor ideas. Rustic pieces of furniture have an earthy flavor and can be integrated in so many ways! Look for instructions to create your own distressed look without breaking the bank. You will love the addition!

Love the edgy rawness this cabinet brings to the hallway. An unusual sea green color, and simple clean lines. Absolutely elegant and so pleasing to eyes!

Look for distressed, antique furniture or even rescue broken down pieces and get crafty. Here a vintage rustic door is used as headboard. Even in the high end decor the headboard adds so much character!

French Provencal decor in pretty white and pink! A simple cottage style, the chairs in worn down wood looks so fabulous. Perfect setting for an evening tea :c)

Distressed, worn furniture can look amazing even in kid's room. Lust after this antique sledge bed! The whole setup is so charming and comfortable. Love love!!

Rescue weathered fences and prop them as headboard! A very simple project and the result is stunning. Great for those working within budget. Gray and yellow colors look amazing too!

Use distressed wooden planks for your attic. Even with absolutely bare walls, it looks gorgeous! Aged wood adds so much character to this sky lit, sleek space! Perfect for a get together with friends.

Understated elegance in ivory and hint of brown! So unique and amazing carved furniture. The weathered look is so unusual, yet perfectly fits in this decor. Inspiring!

Quaint cottage setting! The distressed wood coffee table is a bit of a surprise. The shape and texture is rich in charm and elegance. Delicate pastel colors makes this living room a summer oasis.

Wonderful mix of iron and wood for a unique side table! Industrial chic at its exotic best. The color combination is so fun and spunky! Good choice for young adults and will be perfect for lofts.

An old rescued window adds to the charm in the simple bright window seat. The muted colors and fresh feel is so inviting. Perfect reading corner, I want :-)

Euro Trash at home..

I don't know about you but I completely fell for this space in the latest issue of House Beautiful.  They mirrors in the stairway are so gorgeous! I wonder if this would work on a curved stairway?  
I might be trying that out.  The entire color palette or lack of is really light and bright, I love it.
This is the home of Annie Brahler from Euro Trash.  I came across their site last week and put it together with some of my favorite images from around the web. 

Funny note.. this is the second time I have seen a LV bag used in the photos of a house.  Love that- mostly because this is the bag I have been sweet on for a while...


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cyprus Limassol home designs.

Cyprus Limassol home designs.

You cannot go wrong with these two, grey cabinetry and tolix stools!  I like the minimalist approach with the shelves and clean lines.  The bevel on the island top is pretty amazing I wonder what material used?  Does anyone know?

I am so glad to find so many wonderful kitchen styles incorporating grey in the design, it makes for some great inspiration as I start to plan my own redo!

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Home Modern kitchen designs.

Home Modern kitchen designs.


Entertaining outside is my favorite with candle light and lighting in the trees.  It is such a fun simple way to extend your home with a long banquet style table and a graphic runner.  

Do you entertain outside?  I would love to hear your secrets to keeping it special and intimate.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Cyprus Ayia Napa homes designs.

Cyprus Ayia Napa homes designs.

Southern California Spring Garden Show

This week is the Spring Garden show at Crystal Court - South Coast Plaza.  I have not been in several years and had a chance to visit yesterday.  They had a great display at center court from Fiesta Floats of Pasadena.  It was amazing with several large butterfly and giant cone shaped containers filled with flowers.   I have not been to the Rose parade since I was a little girl so seeing the detailing on the pieces was pretty amazing.  It was about 2 stories tall.

Room and board had a small display- Love this long simple arrangement for the outdoor table.
I need to look this up because these were wood pieces that held water.  I want one of these in my new garden.

There was an abundance of miniature garden displays and Japanese Maples were everywhere.

There were several of these succulents- super cool!

We spied a cherry tree near the end, I now need to add this to my list of fruit trees.  I just have to see how well they grow in our area.

The variety of Orchids on display was also pretty amazing.  They are so beautiful, I wish I could figure out how to get them to bloom more than once when they are in my care...

The Garden show runs through the weekend with several events and lectures being held each day.  It was a fun morning visit but I suggest that you arrive early, it was very busy by 10:30 AM.

You can find more information here.

images by christina for greige