Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rose Mcgowen

Well, I really don't know that much about her except that she use to date Marilyn Manson and plays in the sit com Charmed. She did a really good job taking these photos- they are very glamorous.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's your Decorating style?

Gosh, there are so many different styles to choose from. I'm going to list the most popular and a brief description of each. I would have to say my decorating style would be more contemporary with a little country mixed in. But ever since I have started blogging and visiting others blogs I would say my style has evolved quite a bit. I am going for more Cottage Chic/Country Chic look now. Also, the color white is becoming one of my favorites. There are No places in my home that I have just white and now I am wishing that I did. I use to think of it as boring, but now I am loving it. Thank you bloggers for all your lovely inspiration!

I'm going to list just the major decorating styles, so if you have something else then please list it.

So, share your favorite decorating style below!
Also, please share a favorite room in your home that you have decorated. What colors and furniture did you use, what room is it, why is it your favorite, any good tips while designing and anything else you would like to share in comments.

Country Style
Country style is trademarked by is simplicity and practical use of decorations and furniture. It is the type of home that is well balanced and is steady through the best of times and the worst of times. And its owner wishes for a simple and rural life. Some characteristic features of the country style are handcrafted furniture, wood planked floors, simple hung curtains and plain white walls. The plain white walls are accented by primary colors such as red, green and blue.

Cottage Style
A colorful, comfortable look characterized by painted and/or decorated furniture with graceful lines, textural elements like baskets, beadboard walls and natural fiber rugs and window shades, weathered finishes and colors taken straight from a lush flower garden.

Contemporary Style
Contemporary style is defined as clear and straightforward interior designing. Contemporary style is characterized by linear and geometric shapes and design. A contemporary home is usually white accented by black or any darker bold colors. The contemporary style is a style which showcases a certain object in the room. Loud and bold colors breathe life into a white contemporary room. An example of a contemporary room is an art museum or a fresh urban studio apartment.

Colonial Style
The colonial style is characteristic of bold colors and attractive décor. The colonial style is a mixture of the world of ideas, philosophy, science and nature. A colonial style home is one that has either painted floors or stylish Oriental rugs. In a colonial home wainscoting is a prevalent method of wall treatments. An obvious example of a colonial home is that of George Washington's home. Although the colonial style is not very popular today, there are still a few older homes that have this décor and look very well with it.

English Style
Interiors feature heavy use of wood, collections and patterned fabrics in traditional colors. Wood is used for floors, wainscoting and intricately-carved moldings. Fabrics consist of plaids, florals, paisleys and striped prints in color combinations of hunter green, navy blue, red and gold.
Common collections include delicate china and silver pieces.

Rustic versions of formal French furnishings of the 1600 and 1700s, such as the Louis XIV and Louis XV styles. Early French country pieces were considered peasant furniture. Furniture pieces are left in their natural state and exude a handcrafted flair. Chairs feature caning for the backs and seats instead of heavy upholstery. Typical colors used in French country are deep and rich: Mediterranean blue, sunny yellow, terra-cotta red and green. Natural materials like stone and terra-cotta are used abundantly, in addition to wire and wrought iron.

Swedish Style
Are you in love with white linen and a pale color palette? Do you adore light woods, clean design, and hints of glamour? If so, Swedish style might be for you.
The roots of the style go back over 200 years when King Gustav of Sweden redecorated his Stockholm palace in a pared-down version of Louis XIV furnishings all the rage in Paris. Not surprisingly, the furnishings became known as Gustavian -- a term that is still used today.

Old-World Style
The hallmark of Old World design is a comfortable, broken-in look that shows the wear and tear of usage. Textured walls, hand-trawled windows and walls and natural materials like tumbled marble exemplify the style. The finish of the materials is extremely important--distressed furniture and matte, honed finishes are preferable to highly polished, reflective surfaces. Colors are muted and subdued.

Traditional Style
The traditional style rooms and homes are open and allow air to pass freely throughout. A traditional style imitates the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is common for rooms to be either painted in bold colors or papered with bold wallpaper. Although it is common for the traditional style to have boldly painted rooms, it is customary to use white paint in coordinates with the richer and bolder colors as an accent.

Victorian Style
A furniture and architecture style named for England's Queen Victoria that was very popular through the latter half of the 1800s. Usually constructed of mahogany, walnut and rosewood in dark finishes, which were often highlighted with elaborate carved floral designs. Common elements of this style include oval chair backs and marble tops on tables and dressers. Fabrics and wall coverings feature bold patterns in strong colors. Draperies and upholstered pieces are embellished with extensive trimmings and fringe.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

~Rustic Living~

I use to not really fancy the whole rustic-shabby-look, but now I am just loving it. I think if you put certain pieces together just right- it looks lovely. The old needs to be paired with something new to give it a fresh-look! But if not done right I think it can look kinda sloppy and not to pretty! Just my opinion though. So what do you think?

Via: BH&G

Via: Sia-home


Notice the wooden Oak floor in this bathroom. It adds such character to it.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I was browsing through luxury homes and look at this kitchen/living room I found. The place looks huge- the ceiling is so tall, but it's an amazing looking place!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thank you~

I've been very lucky to have been choosen by the gracious Bloggers All things Blue and also Classic Style in the City for the Brillante Weblog Premio- 2008! Thank you girls so much for picking me! Now it's time to pass it on to........

And the Winners are:

All things Bright and Beautiful

Camilla at Home

From Betsy With Love

Made by Girl

Set Design Thinking

The House that A-M built

Villa Anna

Here are the “rules” for the brilliante Weblog:

1) When received, you may post the premio to you blog 2) Link to the blogger you received it from. 3) Reward it to 7 other blogs 4)… link to those 7 blogs 5)…and leave those seven bloggers a comment about receiving the brilliant premio.

Friday, July 18, 2008

It's the Weekend

It's the weekend and guess where I am going? Here in Louisville, Ky each year they have an event called Homearoma. They built 10-12 huge homes and then the public gets to see them for $10. They decorate these homes up and they are just gorgeous. I am going to take plenty of photos for inspiration. Can't wait! Have a good weekend! Daisy~

Via: BH&G

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

~~Pinup Girls~~

Enter to Win this fabulous

Pin-up Book!!

The charming Betsy over at her blog "From Betsy with Love" is selecting one lucky entry to win this lovely book above! It's also so easy to enter- just send her an email by August 8th! Please visit her blog by clicking here to enter!

Do you know how Pin-up girls got started? Back when World War II was going on, G.I.'s torn sexy photos of women out of magazines and Pinned them up in there lockers, bulletin boards or any other place to display these lovely sex symbol women.
The pin-up girl began coming popular in the 1930's. It was a time when the image of a pretty girl florished. Can you guess who the most famous and very popular Pin-up is even to this day? Yup- that's right-Marilyn Monroe of course!

So what do you think of the Pin-up girls? Love them or Leave them?

Monday, July 14, 2008

~Home Ideas~

Alright would anyone like to read about some great home decorating ideas? Well, I have a few for you! Real simple and pretty easy to do, which is what we all like-right?

1. Dressing the Bed- Want an instant slipcover for your bed? Find old pieces of fabric or even cut up old pieces of clothing. Get creative and lay them as they did in the photo below or any way that you wish.

2. Have some Fun with Frames- Let your imagination shine-in by designing a impressive display of your family love. Or if you desire just leave the frames blank for eye-catching adventure. Some might wonder or even ask why there is nothing in them, but it's fun and decorative!
Via: Better Homes and Garden


3. Teacup Jewelry Box- Show off your pretty jewels and keep them at hand by displaying them in a gorgeous little teacup. It makes new life for a teacup as well as a place to put your jewelry.

4. Gander Fun- Do you have a little porch, patio or a sitting area outside with some rafters at the top or just some sort of hideousness that needs to be covered up? Or is that outdoor space just too boring? Well, here's a solution. Get some dazzling vintage handkerchief's or any piece of fabulous fabric and place or even throw them up -if you like- above to conceal. Instant eye-candy to show off!

5. Bloomin'- Have an Old toothbrush holder jar or maybe a old birdcage laying around? You don't want those to go to waste, so fill them up with a display of a lovely flower arrangement. Immediate Floral Flair!

Or you might have an old fireplace that doesn't work, well put it to some good use! Give it a make-over so it will be fresh as a Daisy!

Via: The inspired

6. A peek inside- Is the sun too bright or do you simply need a little priacy area all for yourself? Fashion up those windows or space with a fun fabric shower curtain. Create a cozy and gorgeous feel!

Hope you enjoyed some of these inspiring tips that I thought were practical and add a fresh-look to your existing space. So hopefully you will try something new in your home whether it be one of these Funtastic Ideas or another! Daisy~