Thursday, May 31, 2012
A perfectly relaxing space inside and out. I love the soft subtle colors mixed in with the glass beads and the the vintage bottles and accessories. It just shows how much you can do with texture and beautiful light in a space.
Note how each space has a beautiful light fixture. I love this custom piece above the tub.
images via At Home in Arkansas
interior design by Heather Chadduck
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
So I am in the beginning design stages of my kitchen remodel. Which I am super excited about but there are many very important decisions to make. The sooner the better considering the lead time on some of these pieces!! The first thing I had to figure out was my cabinet colors and the counters.. done there just need to get all of the pricing together (I will post those as soon as I make the final final decisions based on the cash). But I have quickly moved onto lighting. I love lighting! So there is a small nook area that needs a chandelier and then we need to add pendants over the new island.
My first choice on the chandelier is below.. this one if from Arteriors but I might have to adjust considering the price... (oops I always go based on looks for myself first then try to figure out pricing- it can be easier that way sometimes but in this case it is not really going to work). Aside from that isn't she beautiful! Another choice is the hand made piece above from Cleveland Art. I have several pieces from them in my house (they made the amazing lights in my master bath) and I love them as each is a unique work of art.
So I like this one for a pendant but I am not sure about cleaning the shade and it may not be quite right but it sure is cute!
Another contender but it might be over done. I have seen these in all kinds of kitchens...
I love this piece from Arteriors- new and fabulous!
Another Arteriors piece very similar to the Cisco piece but a bit larger...
This is fun and new from Arteriors too..
Then there is the large bling that I decided half way through this post might work over the table in the nook too...
Any suggestions? I like the idea of mixing something a little fancy with something more industrial. Lighting is the most visual accessory in a room next to artwork and I like to keep things interesting!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
So I have a question... do you instagram? I do and I love love it! I love the idea of being able to have a camera with me at all times and having the editing tools there too. It is super fun and I am sure I post too many of the same pictures just from different angles.. this is how I use my regular camera too. I take a lot of pictures and then I look for just the right one (usually they are really the same but I like to abuse my use of the camera memory). I would love to know if you are on instagram and if you would like to have some new followers please let us all know your user name in the comments section...
I get a lot of emails and comments asking me to show some of my purchases from the flea markets.. I did take a couple of pics with my phone of some of my goodies! (The first picture is of the gorgeous peonies that I picked up before dinner today- not from the flea market but had to share). I found these beautiful pale green glass beads to mix in with my bone beads- love them... I also bought this great Union Jack - it is a little oversized and very thin. Perfect for a window or to just drape around.
This is one of my favorite things!!!! I am taking this in this morning to have it made into a pillow... so so loving this one. Just underneath it is a beautiful English wedding document that will be getting framed and off to the side is a great croc bag (it is the real thing) that I picked up for a steal about a month ago.
Wishing you a wonderful late start to the week!
Monday, May 28, 2012
We spent the better part of the morning at the flea market on Sunday. This was my first time to Santa Monica flea market and it was pretty successful as far as shopping. It was a small group of vendors but there was a pretty good selection. I found a lot of textiles and pillows which is always fine by me as those are a few of my favorite things! We even had a few celebrity sitings which made for a fun morning.
This booth was from elements- he had some really great pieces and I had a chance to talk with him which was nice once we had circled the market twice. I am looking forward to seeing him at Long Beach as he is expecting some pieces to come in from France in a week or so!
I was so close to buying this set of Lucite tables.. so fun!
I picked up a pillow with the embroidered dragons on it- love it!
(please excuse the dumpsters)
I totally love this mix. So fun for a girls room or beach house!
the pillows are from Indian Pink
We also discovered another small but really great flea market in Anaheim off of Lincoln and Lemon. Some of the best finds of the day are from there! Once I get a chance to go through all of my stuff I will have to share some things with you.
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Location for Santa Monica Airport Flea Market
South side Santa Monica Airport
Airport Avenue off of Bundy
Exit 10 Frwy Bundy South, Right on Airport Avenue