Archive | March 2012

Pouf!

In case you’re wondering what a pouf is, it’s a round ottoman shaped decorative accent that can be used as seating, side tables, footstools or a floor pillow type accessory for a room.  Poufs are also referred to as Moroccan Poufs or ottomans and come in every color, shape and fabric imaginable. Decorating with poufs is a creative way to add color to a monochromatic empty room. Accentuate the color of the pouf with dramatic stitching like the pictures below. Be fun and bold in your selection!

Paola Lenti:

The Cross:

Nate Berkus Gold Metallic Moroccan Pouf:

Monica Forster Esedra Pouf:

Serena & Lily:

Table Tonic:

Additional Inspirational Pictures:

Mirror Mirror on the Wall….

Mirrors are the best way to accessorize bare walls because they have a big impact and require minimal effort. Decorating with mirrors open up the room by giving the illusion the space is bigger than reality. If you have a large empty wall, consider buying small mirror tiles and hang them in groupings of 3, 6, or 9… Tiles can also be used as dramatic focal points in your bedroom, such as a headboard or above the dresser.

Phillips Collection DK Mirror 1 Anthracite:

Skram Lineground Round Mirror / Entry Shelf:

Dwell Studio Pyramid Mirror:

John Lyle Bull’s Eye Mirror:

Made Goods Cyrus:

Made Goods Mikel:

Aidan Gray Small Anitqued Mirror Tiles (these industrial chic mirrors can be hung in clusters as a headboard, dresser or accent wall in your living room):

Arteriors Oakley Mirror:

Restoration Hardware Madison Distressed Convex Mirror:

West Elm Twig Mirror

Light Up Your Style

Many would agree that lighting is the jewelry for your home. If you’re looking for an easy and quick project for your home, consider updating your light fixtures! There’s an overwhelming amount of websites offering various styles, finishes and price ranges, such as Lumens, CSN Lighting, LampsPlus, Bellacor, YLiving and Lightopia.

If you’re interested in updating your ceiling lighting consider a chandelier or pendant. Chandeliers were often thought of as formal ornate lighting for a dining room. Pendant lights were hardly used…and today that is quite the opposite. Chandeliers are used to accessorize kitchens, hallways, foyers, bedrooms, offices and bathrooms to name a few! Depending on your style, you can easily find styles ranging from glamorous, shabby chic, modern, industrial, traditional, etc. Don’t forget about pendants though! You can get very creative with pendant lighting and group them in clusters for your foyer or as nightstand lighting suspended from the ceiling. Below I’ve shared some of my favorite finds.

The Robert Abbey Candelaria 2 Tier chandelier available online at Lumens:

Marjorie Skouras designed this beautiful turquoise empire chandelier:

Design Within Reach sells the Artichoke Lamp designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting Inc.:

Onion pendant by Verner Paton is available in copper or white finishes:

Robert Abbey’s Bling cluster chandelier comes in multiple sizes and is also available at Lumens.com:

Ralph Lauren has crafted this industrial chic chandelier featuring exposed Edison bulbs. Shades of Light offers this in 2 sizes and finishes:

The Key Largo Iron Beaded chandelier by Cottage & Bungalow is an elegant and edgy fixture that would look fabulous in a foyer or bedroom!

Serena & Lily’s beaded Malibu chandelier defines subtle sophistication. The hemp features with the beaded craftsmanship would look glamorous in a dining room, bedroom or bathroom…

Shine Lab‘s Moire Collection showcases these beautiful pendant lights, which can be hung in clusters or individually in any room in the house!

And lastly, the eclectic and contemporary Bocci Series 21 Standard pendant. What’s not to love about this classy piece of art:

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