March 30, 2010

Home Inspiration

 
Traditional cushions and tapestry from Brussels, Belgium. So lovely!
Have you noticed...                                      
Feathers are being used to lamp shades, curtain trimmings and cushions?
Cushions are becoming artworks in their own right, adorned with elaborate passementerie and rushing?
Carpets with borders are on the increase, especially on staircases?
Picture frames are becoming almost as important as the pictures within them, with sculpted gesso used to create modern, three-dimensional effects?
When it comes to decorating a house, I so love a sort of "marriage" of classic and contemporary design.

Hope you have a great week, my dears! xx            

69 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

It is one of life's greatest joy to be surrounded with beautiful things! xxx

SquirrelQueen said...

I have a sudden desire to redecorate my living room. Love the frame on that mirror.

....Petty Witter said...

What an inspirational post. Funny the things that are considered true classics.

Star Child said...

I wish my house resembled something in those beautiful pictures.

I bought a vacuum today. My house isn't stylish, but it is clean.

Maybe one day...(sigh)...

Trac~ said...

I love the pillows and square mirror and the ottomans! The tassels are neat as well. Thanks for the great inspiration! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day my friend! Big hugs! ;o)

athina said...

Attractive decoration!

The Blonde Duck said...

I am so bad at decorating....

Farila said...

I am not a good decorator of home.. I love more empty places around me. But life is colorful because I actually have a marriage of classic (hubby) and contemporary (guess). LOL

blueviolet said...

I think I like a combination of styles too. I like modern a lot, but not too stark or cold.

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

Is someone feeling 'nesty'? :)

Caio Fernandes said...

this post is so ... inspiring !!!
waht beautiful place you've made !!

Steven Anthony said...

I love those first tassles, and the mirror and everything after it...beautiful, I may have to redecorate now;)

thanx for the inspiring post my wonderful friend, have a magic day;)

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Feather everywhere, clothes, home interior. Went to a feather wedding just last weekend. Lots of sneezes were heard..bride's bouquet in peacock was breathtaking.

Krista said...

Oh how beautiful. I generally don't have such rich things in my house, as my pets would have them destroyed in minutes. (not because they chew, but because they rough-house everywhere. They don't get the concept of "play outside" or even "on the floor." lol)

It's nice to dream though. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

Bossy Betty said...

Wow. I can't even look at my house after looking at these pictures. Perhaps it is time to change things up!

Together We Save said...

Very pretty!! Wonderful inspiration.... it is so fun to daydream about beautiful things.

Being Me said...

Warm yet arty...has the expensive look..

BM

Sir Thomas said...

those tassets are really cool and ad so much to life to things

The Blonde Duck said...

Easy come, easy go right!

flying eagle woman said...

when i'm too busy to be online THIS is the page i'm missing! thank you for your posts my friend!
Shawna

Fetesha N. Downs said...

The tassels always give me ideas for skirts. So fun to work with, too.

English Rose ♥ said...

I love that mirror frame!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iammanenglishrose.blogspot.com

RA said...

It's amazing how much you can change with just a few new details. Many a good idea in those pictures... :)

Glam Girl said...

I love these pictures! Thanks for sharring with us

Nevine said...

I so love tassels and cushions. They make any home look like "HOME". :-)

Hugs to you, Betty.

Nevine

Αgeliki said...

Nice pictures of your sweet home
Love u
K.

Secretia said...

Picture frames outlast the pictures, they stay in the family for years.

Kristin said...

I'm all about mixing styles!

KrippledWarrior said...

No motorcycle furniture?

yonca said...

Betty, I love those pillows! They are beautiful!

alabaster cow said...

thank you for following - i definitely repaid the favor because i'm enjoying your blog. and after this post i feel like i need to do some etsy stalking!

Shigune Matsui said...

That's pretty beautiful there, betty! Oh, also, I have done something very cool with my blog. Come check out and leave by a comment if you like!

Lynette said...

Beautiful interior decorating...one day when I am big...I want all that pretty stuff in my home:)

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful decorations Betty..
So romantic..
Happy Easter to you..
Costas

Lorenza said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh you make me feel I miss Europe..... lovely photos, Betty, as a usual...I love South Africa but I cannot help being Italian for taste and design and love for art. I have just created the Italian version of my blog, only to reach my "roots" (family and friends) but if you have italian speaking friends please spread the word on www.lorenza-energiapura.blogspot.com

XXX Thanks!

Eternally Distracted said...

I love the hanger pic :0)

ΕΛΕΝΑ said...

Kαλό Πάσχα, καλή Ανάσταση σου εύχομαι, να περάσεις πολύ όμορφα!
Υγεία και Αγάπη!!
Φιλιά!

Momma Fargo said...

Nice things, Betty! Have a great day!

Meg said...

Love it Betty! What are your ideas for a purse wall?? I have so many purses and I have lots of wall room.

Thanks!
Meg

-Sam I Am- said...

love this!!!! makes me want to go vintage shopping :) missed you dear!!! loving the posts.

The Blonde Duck said...

I always loved the egg hunt on Easter. I wish I could still do it!

Lisa Anne said...

I love the red foot rest!! It's my favorite.

Pat Tillett said...

The dog pillow is awesome!

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Ted said...

I love pretty things.
Those are quite pretty!:)

Ted said...

I love pretty things.
Those are quite pretty!:)

michael said...

What an inspirational post Betty!
Love the frame on that mirror .
hugs

Journaling Woman said...

I love these ideas. You are so right that many things we decorate with in the home are art. They become the beauty of souls in reflection.

Alely L. said...

i heart your coffee table! stopping by to say thanks for stopping by my blog last friday. I really appreciate that! i am now following you and look forward to your future posts.

xo,
alely

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. I liked the cushions and the mirror very much. Great post!

Have a good day...:)

xoxoKrysten said...

This post is totally inspiring!

Nipun said...

Inspiring and lovely..
Beautiful things seen..

Cheers

Nuts

Nipun said...

I am a follower of urs..:)

Hope to c u at my space//

Christiejolu said...

Those are beautiful. I am the worste decorator!

Matty said...

My, you are quite an interior decorator. Everything looks so nice.

dellgirl said...

Oh my gosh, the photos are awesome! Your site is absolutely beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and for taking the time to comment. I appreciate that.

Have a great weekend!

ΙΛΥΣ ΤΟΥ ΧΡΟΝΟΥ said...

Χρόνια Πολλά Καλή Ανάσταση!Να περάσεις όμορφα με αγαπημένους ανθρώπους γύρω σου!!!Φιλί!!!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

I'm Barb from Fri.Follow..Following you back.
P.S. Love all your Interior Designer beauties..
I'm going to have a link party Mon. April 12th on my blog would love to have you join in.
You have a great family! Happy Easter!!

Val said...

Hi,

Following you back from Follow Friday :)

Hope you enjoyed stopping by!

Katie Lane said...

Personally I like when things stay as they should be, pictures on the walls and tassels on the curtains. But I can see how it might be cool. Thanks for the follow :)

Tiffanee said...

Wow! I would love to have even a touch of that in my house!! Following you back!!

Robyn Campbell said...

Found your blog from another blog that I found from Friday Follow. I love to decorate. Great blog.

Love to have you stop by. I write for children.

Tammy said...

Stopping by from SITS...have a great day!

Nikki said...

Thanks for visiting!! Your blog is beautiful.
Returning the follow!!!

Pam Ponder said...

Happy FF!!! I am your newest follower
have a great weekend

Unknown Mami said...

Have a wonderful weekend, Betty!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Betty,
I just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful Easter weekend.
Hugs,
Judy

Leovi said...

Great framing and nice lighting, gudtan me much the first three with those soft textures.