I found this leather settee in the Ballard Designs catalog today. I love the style and versatility of the piece! It has been so difficult, in recent years, to find upholstered furniture that isn’t massive. Unless you have a large, open room, these large sofas and chairs are just out of proportion.
I could see this piece as a part of a casual dining space, a bench in a master bedroom or a great reading nook in a loft or sunroom. Where would you use it?
Not every interior design project needs to start from scratch. On one of my recent projects, my clients were happy with their master bathroom and kitchen backsplash tile. However, they wished they had added more detail to the tile when they built their home originally.
That’s where I came in! Instead of tearing all the existing tile out (why would we, when it’s in great condition, they still like it, and it’s expensive!) we simply removed specific tiles and replaced them with glass accent tiles.
Now, there was still a fair amount of noise and mess involved with the project, and not all of the tiles removed from the walls did so in one piece. Since the homeowners had extra tiles stashed in their basement to replace any casualties, we were set to give the kitchen and master bath a fresh new look!
We removed every other tile in the border pattern, and replaced it with glass mosaics.
Here we added a glass mosaic tile border. The wall color changed from tan to refreshing blue based on one of the tile colors.
The bathroom tiles are glossy, contemporary glass mosaics. The kitchen backsplash incorporated rustic glass tiles with slate. When I get photos of the kitchen backsplash, I will be sure to post them for you.
For minimum investment of time and money, my clients are in love with their home all over again. Let me know what you think – gets your wheels turning doesn’t it?? This could be done in your home, too!
Hunter Douglas is offering rebates on 3 of their most popular and energy-efficient window treatments from now through April 15:
- $25 rebate on each Duette Architella honeycomb shade. This innovative product features a cell within a cell for the ultimate in insulation at the window.
- $100 rebate on each Silhouette with PowerRise and each Luminette with PowerGlide. These companion products offer the versatility of a blind, with the softness of a sheer. Combine that with the convenience of remote control operation, and you have the most popular products in the Hunter Douglas line!
I am a Certified Professional Hunter Douglas Dealer, and I would be happy to help you select the best window treatments for your home, budget and style. And, some products also qualify for a Federal Tax Credit!
If you would like more information on Hunter Douglas products, please visit their website. Or, leave me a comment with your questions – I’m happy to answer them for you.
I’m excited to announce that one of my projects has been selected for feature on the Ava Living home page this week! Check it out before Sunday evening, February 14, as it will be taken down to make way for next week’s featured designs.
This week is West Coast Living week on Ava Living; my design, although created for a couple in Wisconsin, clearly translates to areas all around the country. Leave me a comment – I would love to know what you think!
And, be sure to become a member at Ava Living (it’s FREE), so you can rate my rooms and get a FREE Designer Room Review!
I just finished perusing the book Accessorize Your Home by Caroline Clifton-Mogg. I’m always looking for new ways to display collections, hang artwork or arrange side tables. If you need some fresh new ideas, you will enjoy this collection of photos and easy-to-read tips.
Accessorize Your Home
The rooms featured in this volume tend toward the cottage and casual styles, without a focus on very formal or traditional spaces. The accessories are often shown in layered groupings, creating a decidedly “unstuffy” appearance. However, there are some very symmetrical and precise groups of wall art featured, along with tips for getting them hung just right.
Have you read this book? Perhaps used a tip or two in your home? I would love to hear your thoughts about what worked for you!