Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sea Life........

Coastal isn't just a location....it's a way of living.  hmmm.....
Yup!!!!

Bright sea life inspired  pillows are ideal for adding a touch of color to ... any room.  i especially like them in guest bedrooms or on lanai's.  love them!!!
I am looking for more...... would love to find ones I have never seen yet :).

















Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gotta Have this!!!!!

Love this hook!!!   you can find this this cutie at
Anthropologie..

Ohh....BTW..my birthday is comin up...hee hee!!

Drift Awaaaaaay.....la la la la la

Hi all... can't seem to "Drift" into sleep tonight.  So I got to think-in bout how many unique items are being made today out of driftwood.  NOTHING seems more "Beachy" then driftwood. 





I am lovin the mirrors and the lighting.  Above are some  great examples of them.  Enjoy.......yawn.. I'm drifting off to bed now. BYE!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mirror image

This is a guest suite in a model I did in Naples Florida.  Using a mirror, approx, the size of the twin as headboards, gave this look a great feeling,   Also the room wasn't large and the depth that they created was Great!! 
The mirrors can be found thru "Global Views" one of my favorite  resources for models.

I'm feelin................... Blue :)

Most people paint their rooms in neutral colours and rely upon their art, or the odd unusual  piece of furniture.
I like to make the walls and floors the focus of the rooms. I would love to try the blue stripes shown below in a kitchen... wouldn't that be KOOOOL!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Robb & Stucky

I am packing up my office today...why??  Because my Beautiful company that has been in business for over 90 years.. yes that's right , 90 years, has fallen into the hands of liquidators.

It has been a privilege to have been apart of the Design team in the Naples Robb and Stucky Florida showroom.  I have had the opportunity to Design the most wonderful homes, villas, condos and models thru this amazing company.  The quality of their products, their support staff, their attention to every detail for our clients was above and beyond any other firm I have  ever experienced.  

As I walk around.. in a fog, looking at the faces of the staff and the clients, each have this look ... is this really happening?  I am among them.  I wonder why?? 
I will miss this experience, the people, the Quality and most of all the Robb & Stucky formula in enhancing the clients  home.  No one has yet.. over the 90 years copied them??  WHY?? 

I am walking into an unknown future for me as a designer.. but I do know I am taking with me the values and the integrity I have experienced with the staff at Naples R & S.  Thank you all for the  "ALL" !!

I will miss you.......... best of luck to us all !!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

need advice

OK.. 1st draft....hmmmmm... need an opinion please :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Idea'sfor oldsacks

About 6 months ago.. when the fad hit... i purchased around 8 Antique feed sacks with the thought that I was going to recover my 5 leg chair.  Well... if anyone knows me, thoughts and ideas run thru my head and most of the time life and career get in the way.  :(  Sooo.. 6 months later here I am with 8 feed sacks .. and { Of course} I am OVER the idea to recover the chair.  BUT!!!..... Inspiration comes from all venues.
I was surfing and saw this web page. (see link below for full details)  I love the idea to use them for fun storage. 
http://www.abeachcottage.com/beach-cottage-decorating-ideas-hessian-bucket-bag

Cool huh.. there are so many possibilities for these sacks... so we'll all have to wait and see if this idea comes to fruition in my home??  I'll keep ya posted.