February 9, 2013 § 1 Comment
Last fall my boyfriend worked on a documentary in Nepal about Pushpa Basnet who is the 2012 CNN Hero of the year. Pushpa runs a children’s center that provides education, housing and medical care to children of incarcerated parents in Nepal. Without Pushpa, these children would have to live in prison with their parents.
When my boyfriend returned from Nepal he brought back a number of little things, most of them being pretty brass somethings. My favorite being a golden brass singing bowl and a beautiful brass board game called tigers and goats. My living room now has a few brass accents and it has given it an added feeling of warmth.
Brass is trendy once again, but is back in a softer form than before. Its adds an elegance that’s more understated than brass of the 80’s and 90’s. I especially like the mixture of black and brass, adding warmness to a masculine look. Brass is elegant and goes well with a number of styles, modern or traditional, feminine or masculine, and can be combined with various metals. I also love brass in a feminine room. The combination of pink, brass and white create a feeling of glam that makes a girl feel special.
May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
October 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here is yet another kitchen I adore. The three things I love most about this kitchen (in order) are the arabesque black tiles (I more than love these), the large windows and the fresh cabinetry. I also really like the contrast between the black and white. However, I would have chosen different chairs and perhaps a more playful fabric on the cushions.
September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have never imagined my dream house as some extravagant mansion, but small and perfect. I want to have pretty things that make me happy daily, like a playful colored pot, pretty glass door knobs, a cute salt and pepper shaker. I think things you use daily should have thought put into them. I’d rather invest in things like a favorite cup to have my morning tea in, rather than china I might take out twice a year.
So. Adorable. That is what this little Danish kitchen it. I LOVE it. What a happy blue; I just can’t help smiling when I look at it. I think the color and light has a lot to do with making it feel airy and open rather than cramped. This is my future kitchen’s roll model.
Det Blå Køkken by Det Mondaene Skur
June 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
Featuring black in kitchen has a dramatic feel, depending on just how much black you choose to use. Black is a very versatile color and can work from modern styles to country chic, however I would not suggest using black in a kitchen that has few windows and low light.
Black and white is a classic combination; black cabinets can make white marble countertops stand out and vise versa. Use black chalkboard paint on a wall or upper cabinetry for writing lists or even recipes. If you fear black being too harsh, try a charcoal black and/or use less black. Play around with where you use black: trims, floor, countertops, cabinetry, appliances, light fixtures, tile, etc. And don’t be afraid to stray from only black and white, add an accent color. I especially like the black, white and turquoise color scheme. What accent color do you like with black?