Mad for mirrors…….

Good morning! I started this post months ago so part of it was from a while back and then I tweaked and added on just recently. Always fun (and convenient) to find a post in your draft box that was somehow lost in the shuffle! Let’s face it, mirrors will always be a key ingredient to virtually any room in the house.

They add instant drama, open up even a tiny space and have become really important decorative pieces. There are so many fabulous mirrors available at incredible price points today that it makes it possible to have a mirror in every room if you choose!

I have a? lot of mirrors in our house, almost every room come to think of it:) I like when I see creative uses of mirror and I am a mega fan of anything using antique mirror, it is so beautiful! So just a fun post about mirrors, unique ways to use them and a few personal faves. How about you? Are you? mad for mirrors too?

 

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Really like this beautiful antique mirror screen, it opens up the space and is a great “privacy” wall if using to separate from another room/space

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My own bathroom, I am a fan of inset mirror with molding to “frame” it, think it’s a great look for a bathroom,? for mine I chose antique mirror

What a closet! The mirror just adds to the drama and magic of this space, Mirrorupgrade.com

I like the way Jan Showers created maximum impact with this very large over sized mirror in this beautiful gray dining room

This exemplifies beautifully how a relatively small foyer can open up so dramatically by applying mirror to a foyer wall, Florida Design

Really loving this jewel box of a dressing room and the glamorous fully mirrored unit by super talented Andrew Skurman

This is gorgeous but I am afraid it’s too delicate for my crazy cooking skills lol….Amy Howard

?This grand space is incredible! If you look carefully you will see a large paneled mirrored wall with a venetian mirror on top….amazing!

I really like the idea of an entirely mirrored wall behind the sink……enlarges the room and looks so pretty!

?To me, there is no room where a beautiful antique mirror cannot look amazing!

Who said mirrors are just for indoors? With a setting like this, I don’t blame them for putting one outdoors

Could it get any more French than this? Love the mirror and paneled doors

Another gorgeous example of using mirrors outdoors, Atelier de Campagne

This beautiful jewel box of a bathroom is a stunner, with its handpainted over mirrored walls.

How beautiful are these doors, a very glamorous space! South Shore Decorating

This is an interesting way to apply mirror, in panels on the back of a door, great looking!

Love the idea of antiqued mirror for a bar wall, so chic

Now talk about eye catching! Beveled mirror subway tiles for a home bar backsplash, It’s all in the details blog

Mirrors can go just about anywhere, here it is perched on one end of the tub wall…….might be a little too convenient:)

This is so interesting and dramatic, antique mirrored squares give this space a more transitional look, South Shore Decorating

I really love the mood of this room, the colors, the French accents, the blue and white (of course) and the large? trumeau just gives it such a “wow factor” Home and lifestyle

These mirrored doors with geometric panel work are just exquisite……really love this look, Indulgy

?Mirrored doors for a closet are just gorgeous, no way around it….love the look!

Talk about a dramatic hallway….good way to not gain weight if forced to stare at yourself from every conceivable angle:)

How about mirroring an entire wall with antiqued mirror? Talk about enlarging a space….its amazing! Casa Sugar

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This mirror is making a truly beautiful statement in this lovely French inspired powder room….this is fabulous! P Chateau

This is a great looking vignette , oversized paneled double mirror above a screen, so dramatic!

I do love the effect a beautiful ornate Venetian mirror can have even on a simple bathroom Homeedit

I adore the glam factor a mirrored backsplash gives this beautiful kitchen but admit I would be petrified of it breaking!

Jan Showers, known for her glamorous spaces certainly created one here, with this beautiful mirror and mirrored console.

Mirrored furniture has gotten extremely popular, and I think an accent piece is a great way to add a bit glamor and sparkle to any space, here shown in two possible finishes, Decorpad

No mirror? makes quite the statement that? a chinoiserie mirror can..wow! Nostell Priory

This picture is a current inspiration for a small built in I am looking to have built, gorgeous! Love the antique mirrored inserts, Brooks and Falotico

This is a clever way to enlarge a small space. Elegant mirrored panels set inside wood frames, Bent Highlands

Once again Jan Showers brings the “wow factor” to yet another gorgeous room thanks in part to the drama created by using a huge over sized antiqued mirror

Have to end with a bang, how magnificent is this incredible antique mirror hallway!! I so want to do this…..genius Timothy Corrigan at it again!? This is one of those spaces that becomes magical at night when you put all the lights on…

 

AND SOME OF MY MOST FAVORITE STYLE MIRRORS FOR THE HOME…..

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Give me a chinoiserie mirror any day, any color…….Circawho is a great source for them!
And an overszied trumeau can take a pretty room to a spectacular room! After doing this post I am now on the prowl for one….
And love these beauties from Circawho, who always has a fabulous assortment of mirrors
And then there are the stunning Venetian mirrors from Decorative Crafts, they make to? me, the prettiest ones around!
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And of course a classic gold leaf mirror will stand the test of time without doubt, Friedman Brothers to me is the king of the classic gold leaf mirrors, I own several and think they make the best!

So, its your turn to talk! What do you think? What is your favorite mirror? Do you have a creative way you like to use them? Do tell!
I can never get enough and if I find a mirror that dares me to buy it, rest assured I WILL find? a place for it! Mirrors are one thing every home can use. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful day.
Last day is today to enter my pillow giveaway courtesy of 6 Wilson, click here to enter!? I will select a winner tomorrow morning.
I have updated my steals and deals from yesterday, things went really fast, there are a few things left. Click here to see the updated list of what is available. Until tomorrow…….
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Mad for mirrors…….and a winner!

Good morning, boy this week has flown! I have been busy trying to finish up my master bedroom, still have bits and pieces to do but its shaping up and I have to say I absolutely love it! My patience indeed paid off:) First I am delighted to announce the lucky winner of the gorgeous Safavieh bench, congratulations goes to……

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my favorite is the bench; hampton pillow top. all lovely, thank you for the introduction tina
happy weekend
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Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com with your shipping information so that this lovely bench can be on its way to its new home!

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I started this post months ago so part of it was from a while back and then I tweaked and added on just recently. Let’s face it, mirrors will always be a key ingredient to virtually any room in the house. They add instant drama, open up even a tiny space and have become really important decorative pieces. There are so many fabulous mirrors available at incredible price points today that it makes it possible to have a mirror in every room if you choose!

I have a? lot of mirrors in our house, almost every room come to think of it:) I like when I see creative uses of mirror and I am a mega fan of anything using antique mirror, it is so beautiful! So just a fun post about mirrors, unique ways to use them and a few personal faves. How about you? Are you? mad for mirrors too?

Really like this beautiful antique mirror screen, it opens up the space and is a great “privacy” wall if using to separate from another room/space

What a closet! The mirror just adds to the drama and magic of this space, Mirrorupgrade.com

I like the way Jan Showers created maximum impact with this very large over sized mirror in this beautiful gray dining room

This exemplifies beautifully how a relatively small foyer can open up so dramatically by applying mirror to a foyer wall, Florida Design

Really loving this jewel box of a dressing room and the glamorous fully mirrored unit by super talented Andrew Skurman

This is gorgeous but I am afraid it’s too delicate for my crazy cooking skills lol….Amy Howard

?This grand space is incredible! If you look carefully you will see a large paneled mirrored wall with a venetian mirror on top….amazing!

I really like the idea of an entirely mirrored wall behind the sink……enlarges the room and looks so pretty!

?To me, there is no room where a beautiful antique mirror cannot look amazing!

Who said mirrors are just for indoors? With a setting like this, I don’t blame them for putting one outdoors

Could it get any more French than this? Love the mirror and paneled doors

Another gorgeous example of using mirrors outdoors, Atelier de Campagne

This beautiful jewel box of a bathroom is a stunner, with its handpainted over mirrored walls.

How beautiful are these doors, a very glamorous space! South Shore Decorating

This is an interesting way to apply mirror, in panels on the back of a door, great looking!

Love the idea of antiqued mirror for a bar wall, so chic

Now talk about eye catching! Beveled mirror subway tiles for a home bar backsplash, It’s all in the details blog

Mirrors can go just about anywhere, here it is perched on one end of the tub wall…….might be a little too convenient:)

This is so interesting and dramatic, antique mirrored squares give this space a more transitional look, South Shore Decorating

I really love the mood of this room, the colors, the French accents, the blue and white (of course) and the large? trumeau just gives it such a “wow factor” Home and lifestyle

These mirrored doors with geometric panel work are just exquisite……really love this look, Indulgy

?Mirrored doors for a closet are just gorgeous, no way around it….love the look!

Talk about a dramatic hallway….good way to not gain weight if forced to stare at yourself from every conceivable angle:)

How about mirroring an entire wall with antiqued mirror? Talk about enlarging a space….its amazing! Casa Sugar

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This mirror is making a truly beautiful statement in this lovely French inspired powder room….this is fabulous! P Chateau

This is a great looking vignette , oversized paneled double mirror above a screen, so dramatic!

I do love the effect a beautiful ornate Venetian mirror can have even on a simple bathroom Homeedit

I adore the glam factor a mirrored backsplash gives this beautiful kitchen but admit I would be petrified of it breaking!

Jan Showers, known for her glamorous spaces certainly created one here, with this beautiful mirror and mirrored console.

Mirrored furniture has gotten extremely popular, and I think an accent piece is a great way to add a bit glamor and sparkle to any space, here shown in two possible finishes, Decorpad

No mirror? makes quite the statement that? a chinoiserie mirror can..wow! Nostell Priory

This picture is a current inspiration for a small built in I am looking to have built, gorgeous! Love the antique mirrored inserts, Brooks and Falotico

This is a clever way to enlarge a small space. Elegant mirrored panels set inside wood frames, Bent Highlands

Once again Jan Showers brings the “wow factor” to yet another gorgeous room thanks in part to the drama created by using a huge over sized antiqued mirror

Have to end with a bang, how magnificent is this incredible antique mirror hallway!! I so want to do this…..genius Timothy Corrigan at it again!? This is one of those spaces that becomes magical at night when you put all the lights on….

And some of my most favorite style mirrors (always room in my house for one of these)………………..

Give me a chinoiserie mirror any day, any color…….Circawho is a great source for them!
And an overszied trumeau can take a pretty room to a spectacular room! After doing this post I am now on the prowl for one….
And love these beauties from Circawho, who always has a fabulous assortment of mirrors
And then there are the stunning Venetian mirrors from Decorative Crafts, they make to? me, the prettiest ones around!

And of course a classic gold leaf mirror will stand the test of time without doubt, Friedman Brothers has an exquisite collection of historical reproductions that are of the highest quality

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Love these new mirrors from Safavieh Home

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Your turn to talk! What do you think, love mirrors like I do? Have a favorite way of using them? Do tell……me peronsally, I can never get enough of beautiful mirrors and can always find a spot for one!

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and great end to your week. Finally the weather is supposed to “warm up” a bit all the way up to mid 40’s, I will take it! Hopefully it will finally melt some of this dirty snow we have been looking for what seems like forever!! Enough is enough!? Onto the next season…..spring! I cannot wait, wishing you a fabulous weekend.

 

Don’t forget about the gorgeous Studio Tullia pillow giveaway! Click here to see how to win a pair of stunning blue and white pillows……..you never know:)

 

 

Which would you choose and 2 winners!

Good morning! Before we begin, I want to announce the two lucky winners of the French apron and monogrammed soaps! Thanks for helping me celebrate my two year anniversary,? I was so touched by all of your kind words. Congratulations goes to……??


For the french apron, the winner is….


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Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary! Your home is wonderful. I was so pleasantly surprised at Christmas by my two closest friends. They gave me the fabulous silver planter I have had my eye on for the longest time! I can’t wait to use it. So my next want from the store is one of the smaller silver planters. This is a bad (wonderfully bad) place for me! Thank you.
Patricia B
And the monogrammed soaps goes to….
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OMG- You are an amazing decorator and your house looks gorgeous! Happiest of New Year’s!!!
linda,ny

Please contact me here so I can get your shipping information and these goodies can be on their way!


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So how is 2013 treating you so far? With the exception of my husband coming down with pneumonia, it was a wonderful holiday season. Funny,? New Years day unexpectedly ended up being one of the best days. First off, ? it was the first day in 8 days that hubs felt up to getting fully dressed and coming downstairs, then it was a continuation of our movie marathon, we watched Dances with Wolves, Meet Joe Black, Under the Tuscan Sun? and a few others, all the while I was cooking the entire day (but really loving it) I made beef stew, paninis, homemade basked mac, even small apple tarts..yes I was on a roll! My husband spent a lot of time exploring my blog and was thoroughly entertained and it was just a great family day, alongside a roaring fire, it was spent at home enjoying each others company….it was cold outside but really warm and cozy inside. So life is slowly getting back to normal after the holiday blizzard (not literal but the whirlwind). I have yet to take down any decorations…thinking I will give it another week, not quite ready to say goodbye to the magic of Christmas or the hard work I put into it:)

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Today’s Which Would You Choose is a fun one. Roll with me here……the designer fairies have paid you a visit. Hey, its a new year…time for a change, right? They have told you that you get to have one designer of your choosing redo your entire home soup to nuts. Only catch? You cannot have any say, you are at their talented mercy and must go on a little “vacay “for a week while they work their magic. Which of these talented tastemakers would you trust to redo your entire home? Many if not most you know, but I have also included two pictures of their work that I think? represents their style. This is a tough one, though I think I have it narrowed down to two. No wait, I mean three. OK, two. Here we go…..so which would you choose!?

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CHOICE 1? Mary McDonald




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CHOICE 3 Meg Braff

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CHOICE 4 Cathy Kincaid



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CHOICE 5?? Bunny Williams



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CHOICE 6? Sandra Nunnerly



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CHOICE 7?? Thomas Pheasant



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CHOICE 8?? Phoebe Howard

CHOICE 9 ? Thomas O Brien

CHOICE 10?? Ashely Whittaker

CHOICE 11? John Jacob

CHOICE? 12? Jan Showers

?CHOICE 13 ? Charles Faudree

CHOICE? 14 ? McAlphine, Booth and Ferrier

CHOICE? 15?? Barry Dixon


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OK, I take it back, I don’t? have it narrowed down to 2 after all. Sorry, too much talent? to choose but if forced, I guess I could narrow it down and let them work their magic. So now its your turn….who are you turning over your casa to?? I cannot wait to see the results..this should be fun and interesting! Thanks always for stopping in and wishing everyone a fabulous day.

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Which would you choose and 2 winners!

Good morning! Before we begin, I want to announce the two lucky winners of the French apron and monogrammed soaps! Thanks for helping me celebrate my two year anniversary,  I was so touched by all of your kind words. Congratulations goes to……  
For the french apron, the winner is….
Result:

Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary! Your home is wonderful. I was so pleasantly surprised at Christmas by my two closest friends. They gave me the fabulous silver planter I have had my eye on for the longest time! I can’t wait to use it. So my next want from the store is one of the smaller silver planters. This is a bad (wonderfully bad) place for me! Thank you.
Patricia B
And the monogrammed soaps goes to….
 Result:
36 
OMG- You are an amazing decorator and your house looks gorgeous! Happiest of New Year’s!!!
linda,ny

Please contact me here so I can get your shipping information and these goodies can be on their way!

 
 
So how is 2013 treating you so far? With the exception of my husband coming down with pneumonia, it was a wonderful holiday season. Funny,  New Years day unexpectedly ended up being one of the best days. First off,   it was the first day in 8 days that hubs felt up to getting fully dressed and coming downstairs, then it was a continuation of our movie marathon, we watched Dances with Wolves, Meet Joe Black, Under the Tuscan Sun  and a few others, all the while I was cooking the entire day (but really loving it) I made beef stew, paninis, homemade basked mac, even small apple tarts..yes I was on a roll! My husband spent a lot of time exploring my blog and was thoroughly entertained and it was just a great family day, alongside a roaring fire, it was spent at home enjoying each others company….it was cold outside but really warm and cozy inside. So life is slowly getting back to normal after the holiday blizzard (not literal but the whirlwind). I have yet to take down any decorations…thinking I will give it another week, not quite ready to say goodbye to the magic of Christmas or the hard work I put into it:)
 
Today’s Which Would You Choose is a fun one. Roll with me here……the designer fairies have paid you a visit. Hey, its a new year…time for a change, right? They have told you that you get to have one designer of your choosing redo your entire home soup to nuts. Only catch? You cannot have any say, you are at their talented mercy and must go on a little “vacay “for a week while they work their magic. Which of these talented tastemakers would you trust to redo your entire home? Many if not most you know, but I have also included two pictures of their work that I think  represents their style. This is a tough one, though I think I have it narrowed down to two. No wait, I mean three. OK, two. Here we go…..so which would you choose! 
 
 
 
CHOICE 1  Mary McDonald

 
CHOICE 2  David Easton

 
 
CHOICE 3 Meg Braff

 
 
 
CHOICE 4 Cathy Kincaid

 
 
CHOICE 5   Bunny Williams

 
 
CHOICE 6  Sandra Nunnerly

 
 
CHOICE 7   Thomas Pheasant

 
 
CHOICE 8   Phoebe Howard

CHOICE 9   Thomas O Brien

CHOICE 10   Ashely Whittaker

CHOICE 11  John Jacob

CHOICE  12  Jan Showers

 CHOICE 13   Charles Faudree

CHOICE  14   McAlphine, Booth and Ferrier

CHOICE  15   Barry Dixon

 
 
OK, I take it back, I don’t  have it narrowed down to 2 after all. Sorry, too much talent  to choose but if forced, I guess I could narrow it down and let them work their magic. So now its your turn….who are you turning over your casa to?  I cannot wait to see the results..this should be fun and interesting! Thanks always for stopping in and wishing everyone a fabulous day.
 
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I’ve got the blues….in all its many shades!

Good morning. I have a small request. I get a fair number of anonymous comments which is totally fine. However many of those ask me questions about specifics on a post, like the name of a paint color or an architects name, and I am generally very prompt at getting back to people and always acknowledge the questions. But if you are anonymous I have no way of writing you back! So the best thing most likely to insure a reply is to click on the “email me” link on the right and it will allow you to email me directly with your question. Hope this clarifies things, as I am always more than happy to help/answer any questions.

Like blue? Me too, but I am sure that’s not a big revelation if you have been coming to my blog for any length of time! I love blues from the palest milkiest grayest blues to the darkest inkiest navy. There is not a bad blue in my book. I find this color to be incredible versatile, uplifting, moody in a good way, dramatic when you want it to be and above all else beautiful! There are few colors paired with blue that don’t look amazing, from all the neutrals all the way to rich browns. I know I will be using plenty of blue in my house as I start to decorate. So today is all about the many shades of blue that really light my fire. What is your opinion on blue? Like or love? Always love to know……

Love blue and cream, just so soothing
Love a little pop of navy in a white bathroom…..stunning! T.Keller Donovan
Rich navy is always a perfect choice against a white sofa, T.Keller Donovan
Nancy Corzine used a pale green blue in this pretty living room
This is a great little office with pops of blue, very cozy! Massucco, Warner Miller
How beautiful is this room in all its shades of blue against crisp white? Dreamy!?
Love blues in the outdoors, what a setting! Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Love this guest room with different shades of blues, with a pop of coral/rose on the footstools, Sucasa
This is one of my personal favorite shades of blue…..so fresh!
A soft powdery blue on a living room wall brings instant serenity to the space, Suzanne Kasler
With pops of white this predominantly blue room feels elegant, airy and crisp, Diamond Baratta
How pretty is this fabulous room? Love the palest blue chairs, Leta Austin Foster
This gorgeous dramatic room gets a punch of beautiful blue, Nancy Corzine
This beautiful and serene room feels so calming with all this blue, Arch Digest
In the outdoors its nothing less than refreshing and elegant
Really like this room, the beautiful sapphire blue velvet chairs and subtle placement of blue on the pillows ?and drapes is just gorgeous, Palm Design Group
I have always like navy with beige, such an elegant and timeless combination, Theodore and Co.
How about this rich blue chinoiserie for an elegant dining room? Sucasa Designs
Rich and royal…..love this setting, Thomas Burak
Love the crisp fresh feel here, the pop of the navies against the white is just stunning, Martyn Lawrence Bullard
One of my favorite colors blue, a pale gray blue
How about a vibrant royal blue paper in an otherwise light room? So pretty! Massucco, Warner Miller Designs
Navy is always a winner when paired with off white and rich wood, Lynn Morgan
One of my favorite shades, a pale gray blue, it is so soothing for a bedroom, House Beautiful
This blogland favorite is a stunning example of how stunning navy is in the bedroom, Mary McDonald
Love this cheery periwinkle blue bedroom, so uplifting! Lynn Morgan
Gorgeous dining room with subtle hints of pale pale blue, love the rug and of course the chinoiserie! Bear Hill Interiors
Love the elegant blue and white print here, Coastal Living
Traditional bedroom in soft blues against white, very serene and elegant
Gorgeous bedroom with a pale teal blue, Jan Showers
Love the blues against the creamy white walls in this fabulous dining room, Thomas Burak
Is there anything fresher than pale blue and crisp white, I don’t think so! Leta, Austin and Foster
And a little recap on “the blues”……………
All this blue, has me feeling so happy…… I love blue, in all its many shades. How about you? Do you have any blue in your home? Have a favorite room here? Love to know your thoughts! Also don’t forget about the exciting giveaway that Party Resources and I are doing from Peter Callahan. Click here to find out more. Wishing you have a wonderful day.

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I’ve got the blues….in all its many shades!

Good morning. I have a small request. I get a fair number of anonymous comments which is totally fine. However many of those ask me questions about specifics on a post, like the name of a paint color or an architects name, and I am generally very prompt at getting back to people and always acknowledge the questions. But if you are anonymous I have no way of writing you back! So the best thing most likely to insure a reply is to click on the “email me” link on the right and it will allow you to email me directly with your question. Hope this clarifies things, as I am always more than happy to help/answer any questions.

Like blue? Me too, but I am sure that’s not a big revelation if you have been coming to my blog for any length of time! I love blues from the palest milkiest grayest blues to the darkest inkiest navy. There is not a bad blue in my book. I find this color to be incredible versatile, uplifting, moody in a good way, dramatic when you want it to be and above all else beautiful! There are few colors paired with blue that don’t look amazing, from all the neutrals all the way to rich browns. I know I will be using plenty of blue in my house as I start to decorate. So today is all about the many shades of blue that really light my fire. What is your opinion on blue? Like or love? Always love to know……

Love blue and cream, just so soothing
Love a little pop of navy in a white bathroom…..stunning! T.Keller Donovan
Rich navy is always a perfect choice against a white sofa, T.Keller Donovan
Nancy Corzine used a pale green blue in this pretty living room
This is a great little office with pops of blue, very cozy! Massucco, Warner Miller
How beautiful is this room in all its shades of blue against crisp white? Dreamy! 
Love blues in the outdoors, what a setting! Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Love this guest room with different shades of blues, with a pop of coral/rose on the footstools, Sucasa
This is one of my personal favorite shades of blue…..so fresh!
A soft powdery blue on a living room wall brings instant serenity to the space, Suzanne Kasler
With pops of white this predominantly blue room feels elegant, airy and crisp, Diamond Baratta
How pretty is this fabulous room? Love the palest blue chairs, Leta Austin Foster
This gorgeous dramatic room gets a punch of beautiful blue, Nancy Corzine
This beautiful and serene room feels so calming with all this blue, Arch Digest
In the outdoors its nothing less than refreshing and elegant
Really like this room, the beautiful sapphire blue velvet chairs and subtle placement of blue on the pillows  and drapes is just gorgeous, Palm Design Group
I have always like navy with beige, such an elegant and timeless combination, Theodore and Co.
How about this rich blue chinoiserie for an elegant dining room? Sucasa Designs
Rich and royal…..love this setting, Thomas Burak
Love the crisp fresh feel here, the pop of the navies against the white is just stunning, Martyn Lawrence Bullard
One of my favorite colors blue, a pale gray blue
How about a vibrant royal blue paper in an otherwise light room? So pretty! Massucco, Warner Miller Designs
Navy is always a winner when paired with off white and rich wood, Lynn Morgan
One of my favorite shades, a pale gray blue, it is so soothing for a bedroom, House Beautiful
This blogland favorite is a stunning example of how stunning navy is in the bedroom, Mary McDonald
Love this cheery periwinkle blue bedroom, so uplifting! Lynn Morgan
Gorgeous dining room with subtle hints of pale pale blue, love the rug and of course the chinoiserie! Bear Hill Interiors
Love the elegant blue and white print here, Coastal Living
Traditional bedroom in soft blues against white, very serene and elegant
Gorgeous bedroom with a pale teal blue, Jan Showers
Love the blues against the creamy white walls in this fabulous dining room, Thomas Burak
Is there anything fresher than pale blue and crisp white, I don’t think so! Leta, Austin and Foster
And a little recap on “the blues”……………
All this blue, has me feeling so happy…… I love blue, in all its many shades. How about you? Do you have any blue in your home? Have a favorite room here? Love to know your thoughts! Also don’t forget about the exciting giveaway that Party Resources and I are doing from Peter Callahan. Click here to find out more. Wishing you have a wonderful day.

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Living rooms to lust after!

A happy Wednesday to you!.. In continuing my posts on rooms that I am loving, today its all about that highly mysterious, rarely used but oh so deserving room, the elusive living room! Yes that one room that we typically spend most of our budget, all of our brainpower and talents and at least as much energy and time on decorating only to use once or twice a year! I am no exception, believe me,  but hopefully this time around will make a point to use it a bit more than I did in my old house. Admittedly, it was a room I pretty much never went into except to sit down and marvel at how beautiful things looked, and wonder why we never used it! In any case, whether its enjoyed to its fullest or not, the living room is nonetheless a beautiful room and one that generally showcases our personal design and taste. There is no one winning combination, and I have a true appreciation for living rooms of many styles, colors and feels. So today is all about some seriously beautiful living rooms…any secrets to creating a gorgeous living room that you want to share? Do tell!  For fun I “named” each of these rooms…so “who” is your favorite?

Sophia…..Classic and timeless, the neutrality works beautifully here, Sandra Nunnerly

Meredith…Soft tones accented with a gorgeous blue is quite stunning, Palms Design Group
Carrie..Love the tufted sofa and the calm quiet elegance that abounds, Massusco, Warner Miller
Pamela….McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Claire….Nothing about this fabulous room I don’t love! Arch Digest
Andrea…..This is an architecturally amazing room, Slovack Bass
Beth…..Love this quietly elegant, subdued but stunning living room, photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
Chloe….Beautiful transitional space by Jan Showers
Carmella….Yes its very formal, but it still manages to feel inviting and cozy, Michael Siller
Elizabeth…Bear Hill created this wonderfully serene and beautiful living room
Charlotte….Stunning rich textiles add elegance and grandeur to this fabulous living room, accessories are kept to a minimum, House Beautiful
Carolyn….Adore this fabulous monochromatic uber elegant living room, Traditional Home
Ava…..A beautiful cheery yellow chinoiserie gives this living room a lively lift! Janet Simon
Jennifer…..Understated white simplistic beauty, Belclaire House blog
Christina….A classically beautiful living room high in the sky in NY
Monique…This is a great space with the iron windows and soaring glass, all white….it works! Summerour
Margot….Splendor in green, Barry Dixon
Abigail…Love the colors in this living room, and love that secretary on the far wall, BHG
Grace….Luxuriousness and opulence become one, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Phoebe…This is an eclectic mix of colors but it works, Melanie Elston
Olivia….Love the scale of this stunner of a living room by Bunny Williams
Isabella….Love this timeless room by Joseph Minton
Isabelle….Something about those pale taupe walls and taupe upholstery that is just gorgeous! Arch Digest
Ava…..One of my favorite shades of green, Michael Siller
Amelia…..This is one gorgeous living room, Elin Martin
Brooke…..Beautiful soft beiges and blonde woods are stunning, Palm Designs
Emily….Yes, its chock full of “stuff” but its lots of beautiful stuff!! Mario Buatta
Kate….Jan Showers designed this fabulously elegant and tonal living room, love the antiqued mirror
Alexandra…..Then you have the over the top green chinoiserie-d walls of Winfield! Breathtaking….
And a little recap…….
So what do you think? “Who”speaks most to you? Do you have a favorite style living room? Any secrets that you want to share are welcome here!! So hope you enjoy a wonderful day!

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Living rooms to lust after!




A happy Wednesday to you!..?In continuing my posts on rooms that I am loving, today its all about that highly mysterious, rarely used but oh so deserving room, the elusive living room! Yes that one room that we typically spend most of our budget, all of our brainpower and talents and at least as much energy and time on decorating only to use once or twice a year! I am no exception, believe me, ?but hopefully this time around will make a point to use it a bit more than I did in my old house. Admittedly, it was a room I pretty much never went into except to sit down and marvel at how beautiful things looked, and wonder why we never used it! In any case, whether its enjoyed to its fullest or not, the living room is nonetheless a beautiful room and one that generally showcases our personal design and taste. There is no one winning combination, and I have a true appreciation for living rooms of many styles, colors and feels. So today is all about some seriously beautiful living rooms…any secrets to creating a gorgeous living room that you want to share? Do tell! ?For fun I “named” each of these rooms…so “who” is your favorite?

Sophia…..Classic and timeless, the neutrality works beautifully here, Sandra Nunnerly

Meredith…Soft tones accented with a gorgeous blue is quite stunning, Palms Design Group
Carrie..Love the tufted sofa and the calm quiet elegance that abounds, Massusco, Warner Miller
Pamela….McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Claire….Nothing about this fabulous room I don’t love! Arch Digest
Andrea…..This is an architecturally amazing room, Slovack Bass
Beth…..Love this quietly elegant, subdued but stunning living room, photo by Andreas Trauttmansdorf
Chloe….Beautiful transitional space by Jan Showers
Carmella….Yes its very formal, but it still manages to feel inviting and cozy, Michael Siller
Elizabeth…Bear Hill created this wonderfully serene and beautiful living room
Charlotte….Stunning rich textiles add elegance and grandeur to this fabulous living room, accessories are kept to a minimum, House Beautiful
Carolyn….Adore this fabulous monochromatic uber elegant living room, Traditional Home
Ava…..A beautiful cheery yellow chinoiserie gives this living room a lively lift! Janet Simon
Jennifer…..Understated white simplistic beauty, Belclaire House blog
Christina….A classically beautiful living room high in the sky in NY
Monique…This is a great space with the iron windows and soaring glass, all white….it works! Summerour
Margot….Splendor in green, Barry Dixon
Abigail…Love the colors in this living room, and love that secretary on the far wall, BHG
Grace….Luxuriousness and opulence become one, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier
Phoebe…This is an eclectic mix of colors but it works, Melanie Elston
Olivia….Love the scale of this stunner of a living room by Bunny Williams
Isabella….Love this timeless room by Joseph Minton
Isabelle….Something about those pale taupe walls and taupe upholstery that is just gorgeous! Arch Digest
Ava…..One of my favorite shades of green, Michael Siller
Amelia…..This is one gorgeous living room, Elin Martin
Brooke…..Beautiful soft beiges and blonde woods are stunning, Palm Designs
Emily….Yes, its chock full of “stuff” but its lots of beautiful stuff!! Mario Buatta
Kate….Jan Showers designed this fabulously elegant and tonal living room, love the antiqued mirror
Alexandra…..Then you have the over the top green chinoiserie-d walls of Winfield! Breathtaking….
And a little recap…….
So what do you think? “Who”speaks most to you? Do you have a favorite style living room? Any secrets that you want to share are welcome here!! So hope you enjoy a wonderful day!

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Spaces that wow Part II

Good morning! As promised in Spaces that wow part I, I promised I would be back with a followup of yet another roundup of fabulous spaces so here is part II. Certainly not playing second fiddle to the part I, this post is chock full of breathtaking spaces, the kind that just make you say “wow”! What do you think it is about a room that gives us this reaction”? Well to me, its not necessarily a particular style because as you can see below, I have shown many different styles of rooms, from more contemporary to very traditional, outdoor spaces to formal over the top living rooms. Its just the way it comes together, every little inch has been carefully addressed to create a very cohesive pulled together effect that culminates in a result that just impresses beyond the normal “pretty room” statement. I think an entire home of such rooms could be too much but having a room or two of such a room is pretty special. What do you think makes a “wow” room? Lighting certainly plays a big part, the scale of the room, celing height can add a lot of drama, architectural elements, moldings, window casings, flooring, leaded windows, window sests,etc…..then you move onto furniture and the sky is the limit! Colors, textures, patterns, shapes, sizes, where do you stop?  As you can see the way it is all brought together is what creates that “wow” factor. Do you have a favorite? Take a look……

This dining room with the beautiful gilded chinoiserie is a wow room to me, Jan Showers
Gorgeous kitchen accented  with elegant blues and white, Downsview
Always loved this gorgeous dramatic “wow” powder room by Ashley Goforth
Mario Buatta’s rooms always tend to “wow”
Fabulously grand foyer ala William Eubanks
The breathtaking loggia and infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean over at “Chers place”
Love this kitchen space…..so elegant yet livable…Miles Redd
Grand entrances are made here, Richard Landry
Chers “fit for a king” baronial dining room
Mary Nichols designed this unbelievable home hugging the California cliffs overlooking the Pacific!
Opulent library designed by Michael S. Smith
Fabulous dressing room/bathroom, Candy and Candy
Stunner of a kitchen, by Jean Randazzo
Lots of pattern, but it works and its very exciting! Sherill Canet
The famous Kluge Dining room
Fabulous in all its European beauty, NH Design
Always loved this master bedroom sitting area, Jean Randazzo
The entrance to the Bvlgari Suite at a St. Regis hotel
Beautiful rich colors come together to create this gorgeous jewel of a room, Miles Redd
To me this is the epitome of elegance in a master bath, Nancy Boszhardt Inc
Drama overload, Arch Digest
Susan Lovell created this sumptuous ladies suite in Manhattan, talk about having the “wow” factor!
This two story library/family room certainly wows! Jonathan Wallen photography
Thats right, you are looking at an outdoor movie theater! Val Selleck
I love this bathroom..old fashioned feeling yet feminine and gorgeous! Mary McDonald
Beautiful in neutral…Richard Hallberg and Barbara Wisely
Views don’t get much better than this! Helen Ziman
Check out those amazing inlaid floors!! Archdeco
Peter Roy Bowman designed this fabulous Mexican dining room open to this terrace
Love the color, the clean lines and the gorgeousness! Jay Jeffers
Luxury bath by Marjorie Shushan
Just love how the colors seem to melt into one another here….stunning!
Dramatic high in the sky foyer designed by MAC II
Jonathan Berger’s foyer in his own townhouse..fabulous!
Fabulous dreamy terrace overlooking the NYC skyline….I could imagine having a sunset dinner here! Arch Digest
Love the old world ambiance created by Penelope Bianchi
Not a bad view to have to wake up to, Jennifer Post
Suzanne Rheinstein decorated this fabulous ladies sitting room/office in soft beiges
Gorgeous soaring ceilings of brick, woods and iron are fabulous….Fern Santini
This terrace in Hawaii by Donald Botsai overlooking the Pacific is dreamy!
Fabulous decadent neutral suite swathed in luxury, Candy and Candy

Love this calming gorgeous outdoor space, Jonathan Wallen photography
Don’t think I have seen this before…love it! A bookshelf surrounded tub, Eric Cohler
Dramatic and art filled, Susan Gilmore photography
Doesn’t get much prettier than this! Fern Santini
So what do you think? Do you have a favorite? I appreciate the dramatic over the top ones but wouldn’t necessarily want to live with one of them, I prefer the quieter “wow” rooms, and don’t think a room needs to shout to be noticed. There are so many beautiful things that can be done to a room to be beautiful, from the bare bones, the architectural elements to the decor, the lighting and the flooring to even the smallest things, like placing a small orchid plant on just the right place, or placing a small stack of books on an ottoman,etc……its the subtle things that make a difference. What do you think? Hope you have an enchanted day!

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Spaces that wow Part II


Good morning! As promised in Spaces that wow part I, I promised I would be back with a followup of yet another roundup of fabulous spaces so here is part II. Certainly not playing second fiddle to the part I, this post is chock full of breathtaking spaces, the kind that just make you say “wow”! What do you think it is about a room that gives us this reaction”? Well to me, its not necessarily a particular style because as you can see below, I have shown many different styles of rooms, from more contemporary to very traditional, outdoor spaces to formal over the top living rooms. Its just the way it comes together, every little inch has been carefully addressed to create a very cohesive pulled together effect that culminates in a result that just impresses beyond the normal “pretty room” statement. I think an entire home of such rooms could be too much but having a room or two of such a room is pretty special. What do you think makes a “wow” room? Lighting certainly plays a big part, the scale of the room, celing height can add a lot of drama, architectural elements, moldings, window casings, flooring, leaded windows, window sests,etc…..then you move onto furniture and the sky is the limit! Colors, textures, patterns, shapes, sizes, where do you stop? ?As you can see the way it is all brought together is what creates that “wow” factor. Do you have a favorite? Take a look……


This dining room with the beautiful gilded chinoiserie is a wow room to me, Jan Showers
Gorgeous kitchen accented ?with elegant blues and white, Downsview
Always loved this gorgeous dramatic “wow” powder room by Ashley Goforth
Mario Buatta’s rooms always tend to “wow”
Fabulously grand foyer ala William Eubanks
The breathtaking loggia and infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean over at “Chers place”
Love this kitchen space…..so elegant yet livable…Miles Redd
Grand entrances are made here, Richard Landry
Chers “fit for a king” baronial dining room
Mary Nichols designed this unbelievable home hugging the California cliffs overlooking the Pacific!
Opulent library designed by Michael S. Smith
Fabulous dressing room/bathroom, Candy and Candy
Stunner of a kitchen, by Jean Randazzo
Lots of pattern, but it works and its very exciting! Sherill Canet
The famous Kluge Dining room
Fabulous in all its European beauty, NH Design
Always loved this master bedroom sitting area, Jean Randazzo
The entrance to the Bvlgari Suite at a St. Regis hotel
Beautiful rich colors come together to create this gorgeous jewel of a room, Miles Redd
To me this is the epitome of elegance in a master bath, Nancy Boszhardt Inc
Drama overload, Arch Digest
Susan Lovell created this sumptuous ladies suite in Manhattan, talk about having the “wow” factor!
This two story library/family room certainly wows! Jonathan Wallen photography
Thats right, you are looking at an outdoor movie theater! Val Selleck
I love this bathroom..old fashioned feeling yet feminine and gorgeous! Mary McDonald
Beautiful in neutral…Richard Hallberg and Barbara Wisely
Views don’t get much better than this! Helen Ziman
Check out those amazing inlaid floors!! Archdeco
Peter Roy Bowman designed this fabulous Mexican dining room open to this terrace
Love the color, the clean lines and the gorgeousness! Jay Jeffers
Luxury bath by Marjorie Shushan
Just love how the colors seem to melt into one another here….stunning!
Dramatic high in the sky foyer designed by MAC II
Jonathan Berger’s foyer in his own townhouse..fabulous!
Fabulous dreamy terrace overlooking the NYC skyline….I could imagine having a sunset dinner here! Arch Digest
Love the old world ambiance created by Penelope Bianchi
Not a bad view to have to wake up to, Jennifer Post
Suzanne Rheinstein decorated this fabulous ladies sitting room/office in soft beiges
Gorgeous soaring ceilings of brick, woods and iron are fabulous….Fern?Santini
This terrace in Hawaii by Donald Botsai overlooking the Pacific is dreamy!
Fabulous decadent neutral suite swathed in luxury, Candy and Candy

Love this calming gorgeous outdoor space, Jonathan Wallen photography
Don’t think I have seen this before…love it! A bookshelf surrounded tub, Eric Cohler
Dramatic and art filled, Susan Gilmore photography
Doesn’t get much prettier than this! Fern Santini
So what do you think? Do you have a favorite? I appreciate the dramatic over the top ones but wouldn’t necessarily want to live with one of them, I prefer the quieter “wow” rooms, and don’t think a room needs to shout to be noticed. There are so many beautiful things that can be done to a room to be beautiful, from the bare bones, the architectural elements to the decor, the lighting and the flooring to even the smallest things, like placing a small orchid plant on just the right place, or placing a small stack of books on an ottoman,etc……its the subtle things that make a difference. What do you think? Hope you have an enchanted day!

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