Climbing the walls with wallpaper…..

MAJOR GIVEAWAY!

Just in case you don’t know yet….Swank Lighting has generously donated these two absolutely stunning hand blown Murano glass lamps…..they are just too pretty for words! Anyway, you just need to be a follower or subscriber to be eligible to win! Visit them at www.swanklighting.com….their things are just exquisite. Drawing is on Friday, March 11th.

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting. ?These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s. ?They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket. ?The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles. ?The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

So…whats your thoughts on using wallpaper? I know all you savvy decor divas (and kings) have an opinion. ?Do you like them or love them? Do you think the use of wallpaper follows any kind of trend or do you think its being used as often as ever? ?Is it “in” one year and passe the next? Do you think its used as often in today’s ever changing design world as it once was? Oh well…..trend or no trend, I personally love wallpaper!

?I happen to love the?life a great wallpaper pattern can bring to a room…I plan on using a lot of wallpaper in the new house so have been looking at them a great deal..the choices are overwhelming but thankfully I am pretty tuned into what I am looking for both color and style wise.There are so many styles, colors, patterns…and I love the finished look having a wallpaper gives a room. So here are some great example ?of rooms that have received the magic touch of wallpaper..let me know what you think! Do you have a favorite? Color? Style? This time I numbered them to make it easy for you to tell me which is your favorite…..as you know I tend to go a little nuts with the pictures! Too many pretty things not to post! Tell me your fave…….



1.This pretty daybed gets swathed ?in yellow fabrics and wallpaper
2.Pretty gold toned dining room gets a tone on tone stripe
3.Love this and the colors are so beautiful..Paul Montgomery
4.Gorgeous very pale aqua in a silk wallpaper gives this fabulous serene room just the right amount of soft color to create this picture perfect sitting room, photography by Emily Gilbert
5. Beautiful soft pink and white cherry blossom paper adds a beautiful touch to this elegant bath
6.Pretty blue and white, you can never have enough!
7.Fabulous chinoiserie mural painted by Paul Montgomery, love the colors..
8.Stunning antiqued paneling from Paul Montgomery
9.Beautiful white sunlit bath gets a delicate soft colored blue paper with silver leaf
10.Love the wallpapered closet doors..so genius by S. R. Grambrel
11.This pretty girls room gets a soft toned beige and off white patterned paper to add dimension to a soft feeling room..very delicate by H.Taylor
12.?Stunning master bath uses a fabulous rich pale green and gold geometric paper to enhance the timeless elegance of this gorgeous bath, Hannah Taylor architect
13.Do you like when you see the fabric to match the paper? Not sure if I care for it
14.Love the colors here, look how beautifully this wallpaper with its soft grays and cream warmed up this simple white vanity, James Michael Howard
15.Beautiful rich golds grace this elegant jewel of a powder room by Mary Ann Smiley
16.Gorgeous rich blue subtle mottled effect paper adds just enough color and texture to complete this pretty dining room, Decorpad
17.Gold leaf over this blocked green paper is interesting
18.Love the fresh colors here…..love that little blue painted table
19.Pretty bedroom in coordinating papers and fabrics
20.Alexandra Rae chose this pretty pale mint green patterned paper to enhance the soft monochromatic white bathroom, looks beautiful against the white marble and rich dark floors
21. Pretty aqua paper coordinates with cheery and fresh looking fabrics
22. Gorgeous soft shades add an elegant and understated feel to this cozy sitting area
23.Love it even in a laundry room..and this one could not be more fitting
24.Cozy and cheery breakfast room gets a crisp green and white plaid
25.Pretty color of pale aqua is used for this pretty beach house dining room
26.Boy, if I had this chinoiserie in my laundry room, they would never get me out…I might look for excuses to do the laundry! By Draza Stamenich
27.Beautiful soft muted blues and golds looks very elegant
28. Gorgeous robins egg blue Chinoiserie graces this beautiful room
29.Ravi design company chose to keep this soft toned monochromatic bedroom light and airy by adding a simple but elegant scalloped paper in beige..pretty!
30.Paper knows no bounds…as is seen in this elegant bathroom
31.Subtle stripes are a nice choice if you want something very soft for a bedroom
32.I like how this paper works so well with the feeling of this bathroom
33.Fun whimsical tent wallpaper is used for this pretty bathroom
34.Lovely colors of pale blue gray add a pretty look to this small bathroom
35.I would love this paper an feeling for a coastal or beach home…the colors are so pretty
36.Beautiful bedroom in soft colors..notice how they even painted the door to match!
37. Old world wallpaper graces this elegant hallway
38.This is pretty much the ultimate, hand painted De Gournay chinoiserie paper/panels
39.Stunning bright pop of green chinoiserie adds life to a simple, elegant dining room

40. Love this elegant green and gold wallpaper used in this beautiful bathroom
41. Beautiful creamy bathroom gets a delicate beige and white cherry blossomed designed wallpaper to add subtle color and pattern to a monochromatic bathroom
42. Gorgeous colors here and love the old world feel with the gold birds accented with the interesting Oriental inspired woodworking below the chair rail…beautiful!

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Climbing the walls with wallpaper…..

MAJOR GIVEAWAY!
Just in case you don’t know yet….Swank Lighting has generously donated these two absolutely stunning hand blown Murano glass lamps…..they are just too pretty for words! Anyway, you just need to be a follower or subscriber to be eligible to win! Visit them at www.swanklighting.com….their things are just exquisite. Drawing is on Friday, March 11th.

Hand blown glass lamps from Murano Italy, made exclusively for Swank Lighting.  These lamps are designed after a popular, classic Barovier & Toso lamp from the 1940’s.  They stand 24 inches tall to the top of the socket.  The glass is hand blown and loaded with 24kt gold flake with vertical ribs and controlled bubbles.  The hardware is top quality solid brass. They retail for $2700.00

So…whats your thoughts on using wallpaper? I know all you savvy decor divas (and kings) have an opinion.  Do you like them or love them? Do you think the use of wallpaper follows any kind of trend or do you think its being used as often as ever?  Is it “in” one year and passe the next? Do you think its used as often in today’s ever changing design world as it once was? Oh well…..trend or no trend, I personally love wallpaper!

 I happen to love the life a great wallpaper pattern can bring to a room…I plan on using a lot of wallpaper in the new house so have been looking at them a great deal..the choices are overwhelming but thankfully I am pretty tuned into what I am looking for both color and style wise.There are so many styles, colors, patterns…and I love the finished look having a wallpaper gives a room. So here are some great example  of rooms that have received the magic touch of wallpaper..let me know what you think! Do you have a favorite? Color? Style? This time I numbered them to make it easy for you to tell me which is your favorite…..as you know I tend to go a little nuts with the pictures! Too many pretty things not to post! Tell me your fave…….

1.This pretty daybed gets swathed  in yellow fabrics and wallpaper
2.Pretty gold toned dining room gets a tone on tone stripe
3.Love this and the colors are so beautiful..Paul Montgomery
4.Gorgeous very pale aqua in a silk wallpaper gives this fabulous serene room just the right amount of soft color to create this picture perfect sitting room, photography by Emily Gilbert
5. Beautiful soft pink and white cherry blossom paper adds a beautiful touch to this elegant bath
6.Pretty blue and white, you can never have enough!
7.Fabulous chinoiserie mural painted by Paul Montgomery, love the colors..
8.Stunning antiqued paneling from Paul Montgomery
9.Beautiful white sunlit bath gets a delicate soft colored blue paper with silver leaf
10.Love the wallpapered closet doors..so genius by S. R. Grambrel
11.This pretty girls room gets a soft toned beige and off white patterned paper to add dimension to a soft feeling room..very delicate by H.Taylor
12. Stunning master bath uses a fabulous rich pale green and gold geometric paper to enhance the timeless elegance of this gorgeous bath, Hannah Taylor architect
13.Do you like when you see the fabric to match the paper? Not sure if I care for it
14.Love the colors here, look how beautifully this wallpaper with its soft grays and cream warmed up this simple white vanity, James Michael Howard
15.Beautiful rich golds grace this elegant jewel of a powder room by Mary Ann Smiley
16.Gorgeous rich blue subtle mottled effect paper adds just enough color and texture to complete this pretty dining room, Decorpad
17.Gold leaf over this blocked green paper is interesting
18.Love the fresh colors here…..love that little blue painted table
19.Pretty bedroom in coordinating papers and fabrics
20.Alexandra Rae chose this pretty pale mint green patterned paper to enhance the soft monochromatic white bathroom, looks beautiful against the white marble and rich dark floors
21. Pretty aqua paper coordinates with cheery and fresh looking fabrics
22. Gorgeous soft shades add an elegant and understated feel to this cozy sitting area
23.Love it even in a laundry room..and this one could not be more fitting
24.Cozy and cheery breakfast room gets a crisp green and white plaid
25.Pretty color of pale aqua is used for this pretty beach house dining room
26.Boy, if I had this chinoiserie in my laundry room, they would never get me out…I might look for excuses to do the laundry! By Draza Stamenich
27.Beautiful soft muted blues and golds looks very elegant
28. Gorgeous robins egg blue Chinoiserie graces this beautiful room
29.Ravi design company chose to keep this soft toned monochromatic bedroom light and airy by adding a simple but elegant scalloped paper in beige..pretty!
30.Paper knows no bounds…as is seen in this elegant bathroom
31.Subtle stripes are a nice choice if you want something very soft for a bedroom
32.I like how this paper works so well with the feeling of this bathroom
33.Fun whimsical tent wallpaper is used for this pretty bathroom
34.Lovely colors of pale blue gray add a pretty look to this small bathroom
35.I would love this paper an feeling for a coastal or beach home…the colors are so pretty
36.Beautiful bedroom in soft colors..notice how they even painted the door to match!
37. Old world wallpaper graces this elegant hallway
38.This is pretty much the ultimate, hand painted De Gournay chinoiserie paper/panels
39.Stunning bright pop of green chinoiserie adds life to a simple, elegant dining room

40. Love this elegant green and gold wallpaper used in this beautiful bathroom
41. Beautiful creamy bathroom gets a delicate beige and white cherry blossomed designed wallpaper to add subtle color and pattern to a monochromatic bathroom
42. Gorgeous colors here and love the old world feel with the gold birds accented with the interesting Oriental inspired woodworking below the chair rail…beautiful!

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Red hot on Valentines Day!



Happy Valentines Day!?

Well I am finally seeing the light at the end of this tunnel…..and feeling better today~not perfect but far better than yesterday, and “getting back in the saddle” is only a day away……..didn’t make it to the house yesterday but possibly today and will take some updated pictures.

How could I not do a post on something red for Valentines day? I know I will be like everyone else….. but let’s face it if there’s a day to dedicate to red interiors……today, folks is that day! So today we pay homage to all things red. And though I confess that I am not what you might call a “red enthusiast” when it comes to home decor I think some of these pictures prove it can actually be quite successful when done correctly. In fact many of these rooms are really downright beautiful, demonstrating that red can be really fabulous. Do you have a favorite? Or is there some way that you like to include red in your home? Hope whatever you are doing today, whether its just like any other day for you or you are going all out and doing something incredibly fabulous..that it is a great day for each and every one of you.



Wishing you an enchanting Valentines day……..

Now onto the red rooms:

This showstopping living room by John Stefanidis proves red can be stunning
Thomas Pheasant dining room decked out in red and rich reds?
Jane Marsden created this cozy and elegant guest room in red against crisp white
Thomas Pheasant designed this living room entirely in red and orange hues in D.C.
This elegant large scaled living room done predominantly in red upholstered furniture is accented with dark green drapes and other small infusions of color by Katie Ridder


Love the red painted walls here, it is so rich by William Eubanks

A funky red and white lively geometric design is used in this bold and full of life bedroom by Diamond Baratta

Cozy red and white print adorn this bed nook….its bold but warm House Beautiful

Mary Mcdonald used red in this elegant traditional bedroom and it looks stunning and lively

A fun lively living room gets a young,fresh take on red by Miles Reid

Fabulous luxurious home movie theater decked out in rich red velvet seen in Elle Decor

A rich red glazing is applied to the fabulous wood paneling here, it gives it an interesting rich look
Red lacquered walls in this cozy study give a lot of warmth and life to an otherwise typical room

Bright red walls are unexpected but look great against the crisp white (House Beautiful)

Red accents in an all white kitchen is quite attractive as seen in House Beautiful
A fun mix of red patterns on these dining chairs makes this an inviting and fun space House Beautiful
This electric red and white entry hall makes for a funky and inviting space?

An oriental inspired print in a dark red looks elegant in this small powder room
Standing in a sea of red…bold! ?I do like the geometric rug, not sure if I could live with it day to day however without getting tired (or dizzy)

The punch of the red chairs adds a lot to this elegant living room Veranda

Electric mix of styles with red being the predominant color Elle Decor

Cozy eating spot in a library got the red treatment in Elle Decor

You don’t expect to see cherry red lacquered walls in the dining room but it is quite dramatic by Brian McCarthy
A fun guest/kids room in a country house gets infused with lots of red, makes it a lively and happy space….my kids would have a lot of fun in this room! Victoria Hagan

Cozy and quaint, the mix of the plaids and a soft floral trellis in red look inviting in this bedroom

Gorgeous and elegant beds with a twist in a cranberry red with pink and orange accents..funky and beautiful!

Francine Coffney uses red to make a bold statement in this living room?

Bright red chairs in this Francine Coffney designed cozy eating nook look dramatic and elegant
A beautifully rustic dining room gets a burst of red by Victoria Hagan
So has your mind been swayed on how you feel about red rooms? Or did you already have an affinity for them? Let me know if you have a favorite…always love to hear! Have an enchanting Valentines Day!

Giveaway information-
Safavieh Home Furnishings

has generously donated this brand new fabulous french occasional chair!
(Retails for $395)

Gorgeous painted Provence chair, ideal for a living room, dining room or a dressing area.

?(The picture is a little blurry, working on getting a clearer one but here is the link to get a great picture and be able to zoom in and get the details…?http://www.safaviehhome.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_44&&noborder=noborder&newPath=44&products_id=2695

Go to www.safaviehhome.com and scoll down for links to their facebook and twitter:

  • Join?Safavieh on facebook and leave a comment on?their?facebook page on what your favorite item is from their site (one entry)
  • Follow Safavieh on Twitter (one entry)
  • Leave me a comment anytime between now and the 17th telling me what your favorite post is since I have been blogging about a month ago…..good luck! (one entry)
  • Actual drawing is Friday, Feb. 18th and I will announce the winner that day on my post


I will use random.org to pick the lucky winner….. this wonderful giveaway will take place on?

Safavieh’s warehouse



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Red hot on Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day! 
Well I am finally seeing the light at the end of this tunnel…..and feeling better today~not perfect but far better than yesterday, and “getting back in the saddle” is only a day away……..didn’t make it to the house yesterday but possibly today and will take some updated pictures.
How could I not do a post on something red for Valentines day? I know I will be like everyone else….. but let’s face it if there’s a day to dedicate to red interiors……today, folks is that day! So today we pay homage to all things red. And though I confess that I am not what you might call a “red enthusiast” when it comes to home decor I think some of these pictures prove it can actually be quite successful when done correctly. In fact many of these rooms are really downright beautiful, demonstrating that red can be really fabulous. Do you have a favorite? Or is there some way that you like to include red in your home? Hope whatever you are doing today, whether its just like any other day for you or you are going all out and doing something incredibly fabulous..that it is a great day for each and every one of you.

Wishing you an enchanting Valentines day……..

Now onto the red rooms:

This showstopping living room by John Stefanidis proves red can be stunning
Thomas Pheasant dining room decked out in red and rich reds 
Jane Marsden created this cozy and elegant guest room in red against crisp white
Thomas Pheasant designed this living room entirely in red and orange hues in D.C.
This elegant large scaled living room done predominantly in red upholstered furniture is accented with dark green drapes and other small infusions of color by Katie Ridder

Love the red painted walls here, it is so rich by William Eubanks

A funky red and white lively geometric design is used in this bold and full of life bedroom by Diamond Baratta

Cozy red and white print adorn this bed nook….its bold but warm House Beautiful

Mary Mcdonald used red in this elegant traditional bedroom and it looks stunning and lively

A fun lively living room gets a young,fresh take on red by Miles Reid

Fabulous luxurious home movie theater decked out in rich red velvet seen in Elle Decor

A rich red glazing is applied to the fabulous wood paneling here, it gives it an interesting rich look
Red lacquered walls in this cozy study give a lot of warmth and life to an otherwise typical room

Bright red walls are unexpected but look great against the crisp white (House Beautiful)

Red accents in an all white kitchen is quite attractive as seen in House Beautiful
A fun mix of red patterns on these dining chairs makes this an inviting and fun space House Beautiful
This electric red and white entry hall makes for a funky and inviting space 

An oriental inspired print in a dark red looks elegant in this small powder room
Standing in a sea of red…bold!  I do like the geometric rug, not sure if I could live with it day to day however without getting tired (or dizzy)

The punch of the red chairs adds a lot to this elegant living room Veranda

Electric mix of styles with red being the predominant color Elle Decor

Cozy eating spot in a library got the red treatment in Elle Decor

You don’t expect to see cherry red lacquered walls in the dining room but it is quite dramatic by Brian McCarthy
A fun guest/kids room in a country house gets infused with lots of red, makes it a lively and happy space….my kids would have a lot of fun in this room! Victoria Hagan

Cozy and quaint, the mix of the plaids and a soft floral trellis in red look inviting in this bedroom

Gorgeous and elegant beds with a twist in a cranberry red with pink and orange accents..funky and beautiful!

Francine Coffney uses red to make a bold statement in this living room 

Bright red chairs in this Francine Coffney designed cozy eating nook look dramatic and elegant
A beautifully rustic dining room gets a burst of red by Victoria Hagan
So has your mind been swayed on how you feel about red rooms? Or did you already have an affinity for them? Let me know if you have a favorite…always love to hear! Have an enchanting Valentines Day!

Giveaway information-
Safavieh Home Furnishings

has generously donated this brand new fabulous french occasional chair!
(Retails for $395)

Gorgeous painted Provence chair, ideal for a living room, dining room or a dressing area.

 (The picture is a little blurry, working on getting a clearer one but here is the link to get a great picture and be able to zoom in and get the details… http://www.safaviehhome.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_44&&noborder=noborder&newPath=44&products_id=2695

Go to www.safaviehhome.com and scoll down for links to their facebook and twitter:

  • Join Safavieh on facebook and leave a comment on their facebook page on what your favorite item is from their site (one entry)
  • Follow Safavieh on Twitter (one entry)
  • Leave me a comment anytime between now and the 17th telling me what your favorite post is since I have been blogging about a month ago…..good luck! (one entry)
  • Actual drawing is Friday, Feb. 18th and I will announce the winner that day on my post

I will use random.org to pick the lucky winner….. this wonderful giveaway will take place on 
Safavieh’s warehouse

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