Sunday, June 30, 2013

Not just for wearing...

I love the sea glass beaded accessory below that was shown in an issue of Southern Living a few issues ago. They may be hard to see, but they are there on the coffee table. What a great way to add a bit of texture, accessorize and add a bit of a coastal feel to your decor. Every once and a while I see this little detail show up in shelter magazines and each time I think "love that!" and where can I find these?

Image: Southern Living

The search is over...Resource: Bliss Home and Design. Available in small, medium and large and in various shades of aqua to teal sea glass. If sea glass does not fit your decor, there are other options available as well.

Image: Bliss Home and Design

Image: Bliss Home and Design

Image: Bliss Home and Design

It's all in the details.

Monday, June 24, 2013

See the thread?

I know, I has been a while. Some things were going on at home, but I do not want to bore you with. What I can say is that things are looking good and it involves my dog, Cleo. She is on the mend and we are thrilled. 

To recalibrate I thought I would connect this post to the last post highlighting Oscar de la Renta's Shibori gown by sharing this wallpaper that I am totally obsessed with. OBSESSED: Elitis' Geisha. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. It looks like Arashi, a shibori technique which I love. Shibori is a traditional Japanese dye resist technique that involves binding, pleating, stitching, etc. Arashi is a form of Shibori where fabric is wrapped and twisted around a pole and then submerged in dye. Only the areas of fabric that are exposed to the dye take on the color while the other areas remain the original color of the fabric (usually white or natural). It looks like water and is so beautiful. 

image: Elitis

Here it is in situ by Molly Luetkemeyer of M. Design Interiors

image: M. Design

I am dying to use it somewhere, but I am thinking more along the lines of the indigo color. I think it would be awesome in a powder room or a walk-in closet. A swatch of it has a prominent place on the bulletin board in my studio.

image: Elitis

 I see a future for the two of us.