Bow Sweet

I’m sure most of you are as happy as I am to see that Spring is just around the corner.  Spring is a time of rebirth, where everything is a little bit sweeter; including my design sense! I like the use of bows, in small doses. {things can always get too sweet}. The above examples are the perfect.
 

1. I love how the director of Kate Spade, Deborah Lloyd loosely tied a ribbon around her window  treatment.
2. The earrings from ByBoe 
3. Belt – Kate Spade

That’s it…

The house next to mine recently sold, it had been empty for a while..for me that means I need to make a move on my window treatment decisions sooner then later. My kitchen and dining room feel more like a fish bowl then a home. I’m going to order the kitchen treatments first, for functionality and the occasional “air-born” bowl of spaghetti {hurled by my son of course}. I need a choice that easily wipes clean. After being inspired by the above image, it was clear that bamboo blinds were the perfect solution. They’re durable, affordable and work with a diversity of styles. I’m ordering samples today from here and here.images: Ruthie Sommers via Traditional Home, Lonny, The Decorista

Where I’d like to…

Entertain with a holiday party.
This chic room is the perfect blend of classic and contemporary. I love a well edited mix of furniture, lighting and art. I envision this home being used for gatherings not lounging. That gorgeous piano is just waiting for a musician. I’ve been putting off subscribing to Canadian House and Home {i guess I’m spoiled by the $12 yearly sub. rates in the U.S.} but this magazine would be the perfect replacement for the much-missed Domino. {what a great birthday gift..hint hint..to my relatives}

Images: Canadian House and Home, Aug. 09.

TO DRESS OR NOT TO DRESS…

A clean contemporary cornice, essentially hides hardwareIf privacy and day lighting aren’t an issue, clean, bare windows can beautifully exhibit the architectural features of your home. This look is modern + simple.There are countless ways to “treat” your windows….I’ve tried to cover an array of great ideas and styles..I love all of the looks chosen for one reason or another….I’ve also purposely strayed from the “over-done drapery” . Enjoy + good luck. {please feel free to send me an email with any ??}
These balloon shades are quite contrary to the above image, but they add a dramatic, feminine touch to this young girl’s room.

I love bathrooms that feel more like a living space. This floor to ceiling drape is hung on a rod with rings, and ends in a dramatic puddle….

An elegant cornice with tied back drapes

Graphic, decorative banding

Woven shades are a nice way to allow filtered light into your space

Decorative glass shelving, creates a sculptural element

Over-sized, gauzy roman shades

Clean, striped, roman shades. Vertical stripes add height to a room.

The banding detail on this roman adds a graphic touch {notice the repeated band on the bed skirt, design is in the details!}

This elegant floor to ceiling sheer, appears to be hung from a track above the ceiling plane {this is a great trick, if you have the opportunity to build-out your space}

Floor to ceiling drapes, with a pinch-pleat detail

Frame your door with long, room heightening drapes

The layered look, pull down shade + drapes

Images from top to bttm: Shelton Mindel & Assoc., Amanda Nisbet, John Saladino, Cottage Living, Sheila Bridges, Elle Decor, Delphine Krakoff, Martha Stewart, Good Things for Organizing image 4 + 5, John Saladino, Sheila Bridges, Amanda Nisbet, Shelton Mindel & Assoc., Pierre Yovanovitch, Dominio Mag. – Miles Redd, Eileen Boyd,