There's no doubt there are a TON of options out there.
However, that doesn't mean there's a great number of Amazing options. Besides, who wants just plain OK when you can have perfection? I guess that's what makes the difference in great results. Settling or Searching.
Things that make you go Hmnn?
For that very reason, I am Always on the hunt for new light fixtures for my interior design projects. Every project I work on is with a unique client who has their taste and their idea of what good design is for them.
Consequently, it's my job to make their style and taste come together seamlessly.
I can promise you I have searched through endless web catalogs and countless vendors to put together a collection of a few of my favorite light fixtures. As a result below are some of my current favorite chandeliers.
Pendant Chandelier, Linear Chandelier, Beaded Chandelier, Articulating, Lantern Style you name it is in here!
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Design Finds at Target
You never know where that just so perfect home decor accent piece you've been looking for will show up. Here are a few finds from Target that might be exactly what you've been searching for.
The trick to creating a great design is layering. Mix old with new. Using texture, rough edges together with smooth slick accessories. Vary lines, mix straight hard lines with curved lines.
All of this mixing is the key to creating a cohesive design. Additionally layering laying helps with the budget. You know, that dirty little word that ruins everything. Sometimes the less expensive items can be a better find than the most expensive. And who will ever know but you?
Casual Coastal Farmhouse Fresh Furniture and Accents from Target.
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May 21, 2020 – May 26, 2020 Exclusions: final sale, gift certificates, art, limited-edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike
20% off with code LIVEWELL. Summer days are ahead, and Serena & Lily has everything you need to refresh your space. They are known for their fresh take on casual dining, their luxurious linens, and their inspired, weather-proof collections that make the outdoors a true extension of your home. From plush beach towels to stylish outdoor sectionals, crisp percale sheets, and coastal counter stools, Serena & Lily has everything you need for summer, making their Memorial Day Sale one not to miss.
Everything you need to kick off the summer Backyard Beach Days
At 400 grams, this is woven with the perfect weight, softness, and absorbency for those trips to the beach. Narrow and wide stripes, edged with a hand-knotted fringe, bring a splash of style. Made in the tradition of fine Turkish towels, this has a great mix of texture, with the jacquard-woven pattern on front reversing to a solid back of looped white cotton terry.
2& 4 - Mallorca Beach Towel
Six Color Options
From the way it looks to the way it feels, this is sure to make everyone’s list of favorites. It’s plush, woven with soft and pure Turkish Aegean cotton. Bold stripes give it that classic nautical look. And a hand-knotted fringe gives it a chic edge. Made in the tradition of fine Turkish towels, it has just the right texture, absorbency, and density. It dries quickly, too.
3 & 5 Campania Beach Towel
Two Color Options
Luxuriously soft beach day essential was inspired by a vintage botanical print. Everything from the plush Turkish cotton to the lounge-worthy generous size make it a fabulous (and functional) find for all your coastal adventures. Finished with twisted tassels on all 4 sides for extra style points.
7- Teak Beach Chair
Two color Options
This backpack-style lounge chair has an easy-going attitude that just begs you to slow down. There’s a hint of nostalgia, too, from the classic patterns to the solid teak frame that remind us of summers gone by. The canvas seat keeps you comfortable and the zippered pocket is the perfect size for a towel and your next beach read. Now you just need a good sunset...
Two Color Options
Here’s one way to keep your cool – a classic beach day umbrella, decked out in stylish patterns and tassels. Packs into a matching carry bag so you can tote it from beach to home with ease.
9-Sling Chair with Tassels
Two Colors Navy or Fog
A tried-and-true classic and gave it an embellished upgrade. All the expected elements of an iconic sling remain – the wooden frame, the sturdy fabric, the uncluttered vibe – but we’ve refreshed the design with breezy tassels that take the look from casual to chic.
Create Your Own Outdoor Oasis with any of these great pieces.
My kind of coastal chic. I love the pagoda-style canopy and fringe. A weighted base (sold separately) holds the umbrella steady, even in shifting seaside breezes. Generously sized to keep everyone looking cool in the shade.
3- Outdoor Riviera Bar
Part bar, part party bucket, this outdoor console is always ready for a good time. The powdercoated aluminum frame makes it fabulously weather-friendly, and the two removable teak lids create an instant work surface. With two water-tight bins below the teak lids and a lower shelf for storage, you’ll have plenty of room for drinks, glassware, and other essentials. For added interest, we applied our exclusive finish to the weave, giving this piece a truly distinctive look. It’s a timeless piece of furniture that braves the elements in style.
4- Pacifica Sofa - Driftwood
Great outdoor furniture that feels salty, lived-in, familiar. Inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast, our exclusive finish captures the sun-bleached look of weathered rattan with beachy resin wicker that lasts summer after summer. Cushions decked out in all-weather fabric give a tailored touch. Perfect for all your outdoor entertaining. (Even better for an afternoon nap.)
5- Bamileke Outdoor Coffee Table
White or Wood Finish
ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES!
A modern spin on a traditional African design. The handcrafted basketweave pattern pays homage to the original, but we’ve updated it with a weather-friendly construction that makes it great for outdoor use. (Of course, with a design so fabulous, you may also want to try this look indoors.)
6- Montecito Pillow Cover
Three color options
This has all the best design elements of an indoor pillow, but is made for the outdoors. Textural, fabulous, unexpected – it’s one of those pieces that belongs in your mix.
7- Campania Pillow Cover
Pretty textiles belong everywhere – and pillowscapes aren’t just for interior spaces. Wonderfully resistant to sun and moisture, this pillow is designed for outside use, so you can be as comfortable in the garden as you are in your living room. We drew our pattern inspiration from a vintage botanical print, which we reimagined as a large-scale medallion for great visual texture.
8- Beachmont Rug
Dont we all love the look of a beachy denim rug, especially with stripes in the mix. Woven from recycled materials that stand up to the weather, this performance rug is beautiful enough to use indoors (and great for high-traffic areas). Our favorite detail? The looped accents that add gorgeous dimension and texture.
Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant life.
As a rule, I use the term generically to represent anything in nature, plants, seaweed, eggs, feathers, butterflies and the like. Rooted in tradition as the predecessor to photography botanicals make a great addition to any room.
I've always been a fan of botanicals and today you can find all sorts of styles. Additonally you can find them by color, category and in varrying sizes to fit any home decor.
For Instance on the website Pintrest you will find a number of free prinatbles. That's copies that you can print at home for next to nothing. Similarly you can find collections of vintage botanicals for sale on websites like Etsy, Charish, One Kings Lane and many more.
Here are some articles on the origin history of Botanicals from My Modern Met.
Art that captures the beauty of nature are beautiful! Best of all botanicals are a great way to pull together a grouping to fill a large wall. Prints are a much less expensive route and can vary in both quality and price. Lower end reproductions are basically color copies. On the higher end are hand painted botanicals.
Definatly a Designer GO-TO.
Below is a bedroom from my Portfolio where I used a modern take on Botanical with Sepia Photographs.
This seaweed grouping is one of my all time favorites. A great choice for a Coastal Setting.
Below are some collections I've pulled together. Click any any image for more info.
Birds are another favorite for groupings. Although not true Audubon Birds, the seelctions below are in the style of.
It's a Designer's Dirty Little Secret....so Shhhhh. I'm just kidding!
Of course Decorative Pillows are the number one home accessory for Any Designer.
the First thing to remember is you can easily Transform the look of a room with nothing more than adding a few beautiful pillows.
That being said below is an assortment of brands including Quadrille Fabrics. Which is a Designer Go-To fabric line for Fun, Fresh and Bold Pillows. Somehow I found them, randomly poking around on ETSY.
I was thrilled that I could share them with you.
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First thing to remember is you can Dress up any boring sofa with a BOLD print. Simply adding a print will take your home decor from vanilla to hot tamale instantly.