Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Be Inspired No. 73 - This isn't Your Normal Quilting Bee!

What a great quilt pattern that takes this leather chair and ottoman 
over the top!

The mention of quilting usually brings one nostalgic memories. Maybe visions of a circle of quilters at a quilting bee in a room full of chatter and swift moving sewing needles. But I'm being inspired by what quilting can do to a special piece in our homes.

Living the quilting both on the headboard and the top of bed!

What a lovely chair! Quilting on a classic chair frame, timeless!

Quilted velvet pillows!

The beautiful quilted pattern on this cabinet is super!

Another quilted headboard that is so handsome!

Quilting, not just for fabric!

The channel quilting on this sassy green velvet sofa is so fun!

Wood that highlights the beauty of quilting.

Quilting is so Chanel chic, timeless, and classic!

This leather chaise wouldn't be the same without the quilted texture.

Quilted silk slipcovers! Yum!

A chair without quilting is just another chair!

Another classic frame in all its glorious quilted cushions.

Another designer that gets quilting just right!

Seriously cool faux bois quilt pattern!

Another good night's sleep in the luxury of quilting.

Quilted pattern illuminated!

Loving the pairing of unquilted and quilted leathers!

Quilted slipcovered ottomans are the extra in this room.

Image Sources: John Saladino, Harden Furniture, Vanguard Furniture, Pinterest, Elle Decor, Global Views, Michael Kors, Matiland Smith, Belle Notte, Chanel

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rooms I Love No. 16 - It's the Extras

I love these rooms because of the extras. The extras in these rooms are not even evident to some, that is what I love the most. But take them away and the space wouldn't be the same.

This post doesn't provide the narration to point out the extras. That's on purpose. One needs to learn to recognize the extras. Extras with restraint. Extras that are answering the less is truly more.

 It's the Extras!

Image Sources: Design Chic, Desire to Inspire, Home Bunch, A Flippen Life

Friday, May 9, 2014

Gotta Love No. 42 - Vintage Cleverness

I hold a strong admiration for cleverness in design. Show me something of vintage origin displayed in a way that shows an appreciation but also a subtle twist of fun, I'm smiling. This post is sharing some of those found examples of vintage cleverness. Let's start with how great the vintage photograph above was blown up and framed in grid format to create a stunning piece of art!

How amazing would the concept of taking a vintage black and white photo and enlarging it and framing it in that grid format with the photo above? So fantastic for a beach home!

Taking an old window and using it as a dividing "wall" in a kitchen area - vintage cleverness!

Vintage cleverness is taking old architectural fragments and mounting them for a great vignette for any table top in any room style.

Barn doors or old elevator doors! Who cares? The installation is the same, the results...vintage cleverness!

There is something about not stopping at just one. Loving this collection of vintage bells hung at different levels with the simplistic twine to create inspired art.

Opportunity is in so many areas of our homes. Opportunity to be inspired. Opportunity to think beyond the norm. Opportunity to reuse and extend appreciation for many things. This shower enclosure is one such example. Yet another way to be clever with a vintage window!

Art is in the eye of the beholder. Vintage cleverness offers so many forms of art for the beholder. Gotta love that it's there for the taking without instructions!

Vintage cleverness doesn't always alter the original use of a piece, sometimes it just takes it from the factory or barn and moves it to a more warm and relaxing space.

The wind chime's design seems to play a sweeter tune with the encouragement of the soft warm breezes and some vintage cleverness.

And an "eye" for design as one flips through an old book can offer a one of a kind art that is vintage cleverness.

Gotta love vintage cleverness!

Image Sources: Willow Bee Inspired Blog, Tumbler, Pinterest

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