Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy New Year!! May 2012 be Healthy, Happy and Prosperous!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah!!

Deck the Halls


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Chandeliers

It doesn't take much to make a table sparkle if you decorate the chandelier above it.  This really adds to the festive Holiday mood.  So get out a few ornaments, garland, ribbon and pine cones and see what you can do!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bento Box #12

Bento Box #12
Top Fabric: Vervain  "Barania" Red.  This is a Medium Duty Silk/Wool Suzani Pattern.  It's great for your window treatments and decorative pillows.
Left Top: Fabricut "Zenith" Bronze.  Great for all upholstery.  This is a very Heavy Duty chenille.  Good for high wear areas.
Left Middle and Bottom:  Edward Ferrell "Hadley" Tobacco  and "Dover" Fudge Leathers.  These are great for upholstered pieces especially ottomans.
Center: Scalamandre "Paddington Velvet" Old Rose.  This is a Heavy Duty cotton velvet that is also great for all upholstery.
Bottom Right: Prismatek "Tristan" Brown,Orange and Red .  This is a Poly/Rayon that is excellent for window treatments and decorative pillows that would add a whimsical touch to your room.
Paint Colors:
Walls: Benjamin Moore "Chocolate Sundae" 2113-10 OR "Lenox Tan" HC-44
Trimming Benjamin Moore "Grand Teton White" OC-132
Once again, this is a Transitional Grouping.  You can use it either with contemporary--go for the Polka dots here OR traditional style. 
Pair this with a neutral carpet.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bento Box #11

Bento Box #11
Top Left: CarletonV "Cornelius " Silver Fox . A Heavy Duty Cozy Chenille.  Great for all upholstered pieces.
Top Background: CarletonV" Marrakesh"  Slate/Gold. A fabulous "Ikat" print in 100% silk from Thailand.  This is a stunning fabric for Window treatments and decorative pillows.
Middle Right: Villa Romo"Striato" Tornado This also a Heavy Duty Chenille that is great for all upholstery pieces.
Front Center: Duralee "Linen" Sahara . A Heavy Duty Rayon/Cotton Linen.  This is excellent for Window treatments-especially Roman Shades.

Paint Colors:
Walls: Benjamin Moore "Whale Gray" 2134-40 OR Benjamin Moore "Springfield Tan" AC-5
Trimmings: Benjamin Moore "Pale Oak" OC-20
This palette combination is Transitional and will work well in any space.  Pair it with a neutral carpet.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bridal Registery 104 Everyday Glassware

Everyday Glassware

Everyday glassware should be :
1. Sturdy!  Sturdy! Sturdy! Don't go for the thin glass unless you plan to replace often.  When purchasing ,feel the weight of the glass in your hand and also make certain the rim has some thickness to it OR you will be replacing them alot.
2. How Many?  Select 12 tall iced beverage glasses.  8 short glasses that can double up for juice. At least 12 sturdy stemmed glasses that can serve as a water goblet or an everyday wine glass.

This is an area to get creative.  For instance you can do Canning Jars without or with handles (shown above) or the imported Mexican glassware (shown above).  Beer mugs can also be great for iced beverages. You can mix and match designs.  Have fun with this item since there are many styles to choose from.