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Bold in Gold - Christmas 2010 /2011 - Home Decor Color Trends


The color trends for this Christmas season leave us spoilt for choice. From soft romantic pastels to bold golden hues, to monochromatic blues and greens, color seems to be the theme for this season.

Bold in Gold:
Christmas traditionally always exudes opulence and grandeur. So for those of us who still love the traditional touch, Gold and Bronze are the colors to opt for. We all have a picture in our heads of that family room, glowing with the cosines of a warm fireplace, the Christmas tree adorned with twinkling lights and surrounded with colorful boxes of all shapes and sizes sitting invitingly under it; the table dressed up in its traditional, opulent Christmas splendor, all enveloped in that quintessential pine fragrance. The overriding colors are always essentially warm. This is one season where Gold, Bronze and the Burgundy of wine will never be considered too “over the top”. So bring out those Gold cushion covers and deck thy halls with your bronze baubles, this is definitely the season to be Bold in Gold!   
gold beaded napkin rings from Strewberrylanecrafts on Etsy
White and gold resin star plate from topazturtle on Etsy

Going in Circles - Circle Inspired cushion covers from Comfy Heaven

 I love circles and some of our best selling cushion covers and throw pillows have elegant circle inspired embroidery on them. Here are just a few of them. 

 
Orange oblong pillow with blue circle embroidery made with art silk 
comes in 12X18 but can be custom made in any size.  Price $22.99.

Cream  large cushion cover with brown circle embroidery made with art silk 
                          comes in 20X20 inches but can be custom made in any size.  Price $24.99.
                          comes in 18X18 inches but can be custom made in any size.  Price $22.99
  Dark brown decorative throw pillow with orange and light gold circle embroidery made with art silk 
                          comes in 18X18 inches but can be custom made in any size.  Price $22.99

  Brown floor with white and  gold circle embroidery made with art silk 
                          comes in 20X20 inches but can be custom made in any size.  Price on request


Rust orange and chocolate brown throw pillow made with artsilk fabric. Price at $22.75


Inspiring Interiors - Home of Ana Casanueva Perez

When I cam across the pictures of interior decorator Ana Casanueva Perez's home, I thought they were breath taking and I emailed her immediately and asked for permission to use these images in my blog . Full of inspiring nooks and items curated from all over the world. Her home is luxurious and full of the personality of the owner. Without saying any more I would let the images to speak for themselves.

Love the turquoise touches on this...really enhances the stones.They look almost like a basket of eggs.

Beautiful image...
I love the way every little nook and corner looks like she has put a lot of thought in to it.
Love the ambiance in this room!
Just beautiful.
Love the shell arrangement.
beautiful pink chairs.
Love the different cushions.

Don't you just want to lie here with a book.
  






Custom Order for Jeffrey from Michigen - brown and blue throw pillows


We recently did a custom order for Jeffrey from Michigan USA.
He wanted a cushion cover set for his black leather sofa set. After much deliberation we came up with these set of cushion covers in chocolate brown and shot color turquoise blue. I used a mix of fabrics. The chocolate brown was art silk; it has the same look as dupioni but is slightly less expensive. While the shot color turquoise blue was was 100% pure dupioni silk with brownish red highlights on blue fabric .The brown and blue combination is classic and elegant while the retro circle embroidery made the throw pillow covers look modern and fun. 

A set of two large chocolate brown art silk full pin tuck sofa cushion covers 22 X22 inches.
 
Two 16 inch turquoise blue shot color cushion cover with retro circles in pure silk.


1 chocolate brown  art silk cushion cover  with  turquoise blue shot color center sash 12X20 inches.

The full set when put together looked something like this. 

Animal Inspiration on Etsy

Animal prints are an exciting trend for the simple reason that too much of it can just look so wrong and too little will have no impact at all. I looked around Etsy to find the most elegant animal print home decor items to decorate your home. They are unique, lovely and above all handmade just for you! Some of these look so lovely I don't think you can go wrong with them

 For your table
Animal Print coasters Iterrill9
Black and white zebra plate from KoideStudio
yellow zebra print place mat from Twiddle+Tweet
Giraffe print salt and pepper shakers from Claycenter
beautiful square safari clock from makingtimetc

For your Wall
Black & white zebra prin wall decal from WallStar Graphics
Leopard print fabric covered letter from maryjohn007
black and white leopard print wall hook from memorybeandesigns
Animal print reclaimed wood frame from Architiques9890
For a special Corner
Leopard print picture frame from froufroudecor
Lemon drop trinket box from Funwallart


For that special occation

Leopard print paper sea urchin from kissadesign







Animal print decorative throw pillows - from Comfy Heaven

by Marisa Sellayah
The latest  trend in Home D├ęcor are Animal Prints. If you are looking for that one signature piece that will bring out the pizzazz to an otherwise ordinary room, then this is it. It’s in, it’s hot and it’s all beastly snazzy!
A hot tip to keep in mind when decorating with Animal Prints is, that, less is more. Keeping it at a minimum, brings out the urban chic and leaves out the urban jungle.
An ideal start to your decorative foray into the ‘animal kingdom’ are throw pillows. They add just the right amount of animalism to that sophistication of yours. An irresistible combination!
Check out the latest hot animal prints at comfyheaven.com/
Here is a peek of some of our range :
plum purple animal zebra print cushion cover throw pillow
Plum/Purple animal print  throw pillow that can be customized into sizes up 26 inches .

We have a range of zepra and leopard prints in black and white and brown that can used as toss pillow and accent cushions.
yellow throw pillow animal zebra print cushion cover
This is by far the most unique - yellow zebra throw pillow. Starting at US$21.99 for a 18 inch cushion cover.
All items can also be brought at our Etsy shop.
 

Wonderfully Modern Tea and Mug cosy from Stitchybritt

I must admit that I  am generally not a tea cosy kinda person - you kinda think about knitted ones that grandmas used to use, but when I came across these beauties from Stitchybritt on Etsy I couldn't help wanting one. They look modern and wonderfully made. Check out some of her designs.

Handmade mug cozy
Handmade tea party set
Red and white floral handmade tea pot cozy





Peacock Inspiration - Interior Home Decor A timeless trend

Peacock inspired home decor is popping up all over with luxurious colors and beautiful designs. From bedding , cushion covers, wall decals to beautiful accent pieces.


Be inspired by luxurious emeralds, rich teals and velvety blacks, all the colors found in peacock feathers. Use it on a few throw pillows, as an iridescent duvet cover or jewel toned accessory help update the look of your room.

 Peacock insprired decorative throw pillows from Comfy Heaven.com



You can even add glamor to your table decor with peacock inspired dinnerware.
 


Images :
bedding & Pillow http://www.dwellstudio.com/modern-home-decor/dwellstudio-collections/peacock/
cushion covers http://www.comfyheaven.com/
chair and table decor :http://kennethbrowndesign.com/
wall decal :http://www.etsy.com/shop/singlestonestudios
Peacock plate: http://wwwAnthropologie.com
peacock fireplace via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/inspiration/emerging-trend-peacock-fireplace-screens-109689
Matthew Williamson’s Peacock Dark rug for the Rug Company via http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/retrospect/fine-feathers-the-peacock-as-decorationretrospect