Wednesday, February 29, 2012

at home with the oscars

The Oscars are a wonderful time for fabulous fashion . . . Pair your favourite gown with a lovely interior. 

The stunning Stacy Keibler wore a lavish liquid-gold lamé Marchesa gown. The rose on her hip is beautifully wrapped around her body shaping her gorgeous figure. 

This vanity is covered with luxurious fabric like Stacy's gown and accented with dainty bottles and antique frames. 

Gwyneth Paltrow stunned the audience with a ravishing Tom Ford white gown and cape. This dress shows just enough letting us know that she is truly an elegant lady.

This crisp white living room is simple and elegant much like Gwyneth's dress. Sometimes the best details are the simple ones. 

Nominated for her role in Bridesmaids, the incredibly lovely and humorous Kristen Wiig floated across the red carpet wearing a J. Mendel gown and Neil Lane gems.

The luxurious lace curtains are much like Kristen's light and lovely gown.

Sofia Vergara from Modern Family glistened in a white appliquéd gown at the Vanity Fair Party in West Hollywood. The detail in this dress is incredible and fits her perfectly. 

The intricate carvings in the ceiling are a true work of art and compliment the ravishing chandelier with sparkly crystals. This room is a complete match to Sofia's gown. 

Emma Stone from The Help is vibrant in her royal red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown.  Her vintage style gown was a fabulous choice for the red carpet at the Oscars.

This vibrant bathroom screams red hot just like Emma's dress. 


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

french yellow daybed

Leave it up to the French to create a room that is the perfect combination of simple and elegant. 


Monday, February 27, 2012

DIY gold ikea chandelier

Chandeliers can be an expensive accent to a room, so try transforming something ordinary into something extraordinary. This chandelier has been turned into a dazzling piece of art . . . Never underestimate the power a little spray paint can do!

This fabulous chandelier from IKEA is only $99.99. 
All you need is a can of spray paint and you are golden!

Friday, February 24, 2012

mid century dining room

Step back in time to the mid century era and transform your dining room into an eclectic space.  The oversized white crystal chandelier really softens the look against the teak and orange.  Love the gold accents on the chairs!

Designed by Kelly Wearstler

Thursday, February 23, 2012

bold & dramatic walls

Ever wanted to paint an entire room a bold dramatic colour? Me too! Painting your walls with a gloss finish can really give them an edge.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

the american restaurant

This glamourous picture of The American Retaurant was taken in 1974. 
This is a classic example of timeless elegance.

Designed by Warren Platner

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

gold in the bedroom

Gold accents can instantly add so much elegance to a bedroom.  With a few tricks, you can make your boudoir glamorous.

This boudoir is completely stunning . . . The Italian gold accents are what truly make this room a place of elegance.  The grays and crisp white sheets give an everlasting comfort and warmth to the room.

This antiqued gold mirror is a beautiful accent in this bedroom and the grouping of small prints is a lovely accent next to it.  If you are working with a small room, an oversized mirror can instantly double the size of your space!

Gigantic mirrors placed on the floor and leaning against a wall are a personal favourite of mine
and a must have in a bedroom or changing area.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

breakfast in bed

Sundays are a special day to relax and have breakfast in bed . . . 


Friday, February 17, 2012

a pair of clawfoot tubs

What is more desirable than a free standing clawfoot tub?  Your own free standing clawfoot tub!  At times, there may be the option to have his & her sinks and his & her closets, why not have your very own tub!  So elegant with the dark shutters against white walls and an antique piece to accent the room.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

fireplaces & stacked wood

A fireplace is an area where friends and family can comfortably gather together and enjoy the warmth and view of the burning logs.  Stack lots of wood around your fireplace, this acts as a unique and natural art piece. 

To view more of this lovely home, please visit the link . . . a church becomes a home


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

valentine's day treats


DIY valentine's scrabble

I surprised my boyfriend Nathan on Valentine's Day with this scrabble picture.  Something so simple as this can really put a smile on your Valentine's face! 

[Image taken by Sara Russell Interiors]

What you will need:
 - Scrabble Letters
 - A glue gun
 - A picture frame 

I called a gamming manufacturer and asked for 9 scrabble letters and it was delivered within 2 weeks and for free!  Make sure you measure the size of all the letters together on a piece of paper to know what size picture frame you will need.  Now glue gun the letters down, wait at least an hour to dry, wrap and give to your Valentine!

Monday, February 13, 2012

townhouse living

Katie Lee's townhouse has been revamped by Nate Berkus with luxurious fabrics, stunningly beautiful furniture and elegant crystal chandeliers.