Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lighting Ideas For The Powder Bath

All of these bathrooms have unique and interesting
light fixtures.  They all appear to be halogen which
is a wonderful white light.  It is more energy efficient
than incandescent and lasts longer too.

The following link takes you to a blog with many
pretty pictures for powder bath lighting.  Enjoy!!

images via Tech Lighting

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm loving these simple pendants in this contemporary kitchen.

This monorail system works beautifully for task lighting and decorative lighting.

ooohhhh, the tile the simple art
and what about those cool pendants.  The beauty of the MR16
lamp (light bulb) is that it allows designers to create all kinds of
interesting light fixtures.  The quality of an MR16 is
wonderful.  It makes everything sparkle like a jewelry store.

These pieces of art are from or

kitchen images via Tech Lighting

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tolix Chairs In Many Colors

"We owe the revival of the brand Tolix to Chantal Andriot. It was with
 passion and loyality for the company that this, ex Financial Directrice,
 launched into the adventure, along with a handful of employees,
 and bought back Tolix.

 The only woman in a man’s world and with her knowledge she was
 able to give back a new vitality, in perpetuating the dual standards of
quality and innovation to an industry skilled in the making of functional
furniture. Today, half of Tolix’s annual turnover is for export, half of
which, is for the United States."

Do you have a favorite color?

Image Via Tolix

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Power of Pink

The power of Pink!

images via, coutureinthecity,

Louis Vuitton--Just For Fun

I just couldn't resist this photo.

images via

Vintage Louis Vuitton

What a great use for vintage Louis Vuitton suite cases!
This bedroom feels sort of masculine.  Do you think
your guy would like this room?

You could use the trunk in front of a sofa as your coffee table.

There is a Louis Vuitton exhibit in Beijing--wish I could
go.  It ends on August 30th.

images via,,,

Shell and Sea Glass Chandeliers

I love these chandeliers.  With designers using chandeliers in just about every room
 in the house, it is nice to have a great selection to choose from.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Traditional and Contemporary Chandeliers

These spaces are rather eclectic, but are great examples of how
a traditional chandelier or a more contemporary chandelier works
equally well.  Do you have a favorite?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Colored Chandeliers

Loving All This Color

Color seems to touch us at a soul level.  Depending on the
lamp you choose (light bulb) your colors will look different.

I had a client who chose beautiful taupe tile for her kitchen
backsplash.  Her electrician brought her the wrong lighting
for under her counter.  Her taupe would have ended up looking
very rosy.

You can use different types of lighting as long as their color
temperatures are similar.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

By The Beautiful Sea

I love, love these pictures.  Blues and emeralds just tug at my heart.
My son loves to make fun of me when I drive by the beach near our
home and start to ooohhhh and aaahhhh at the color of the water.

Love the drapery panels on the bed in the first picture.  There is
something so romantic about panels rustling in the breeze.

Look at that beautiful ceiling!  It's always a great idea to put a fan
in a bedroom.  Fans save energy by cooling in the summer.  And...
did you know, they can be reversed and used to warm a space in the

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crystal Ball Chandelier

The amazing thing about crystal is how it works in all sorts of settings.
It works well in a Traditional setting or a Contemporary setting.
Schonbek has some amazing chandeliers.

I'm installling several for a client this week--very exciting.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sand Sculptures

These were created in a day and will be washed away at the end of the day.

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.