Posts Tagged ‘walls’

nice to meet you Marsala

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Wondering what’s on trend for this year?   Let me introduce you to Marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015.  Marsala is a deep, earthy red that is sure to please.  Not only is this color gorgeous with a variety of skin tones, making it an instant sensation in beauty and fashion, but a rich, sophisticated color that will add warmth and elegance to any home or interior.   Unlike other trending colors of the past (sorry Orchid 18-3224, you just didn’t cut it for me…), Marsala is an easy-to-live-with trend that is sure to become a classic.

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here’s what’s hot – episode 2, part 2

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

So… I realized my last post on geometric trends was very…  well, pointy.  Here are some other images to help illustrate this trend in greater detail.

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here’s what’s hot – episode 2

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I know you’ve been on the edge of your seats waiting for this one.  Trend #2 for Spring 2014 is graphic, graphic, and more graphic.  Geometric shapes, patterns, clothes, and more – bold graphics are in.

@Nelson Gonzalez Chair affair

I love geometrics & would like something akin to this, I like the contrast of the bright colour against the grey/purple tones.

Graphic patterned closet.  Would work well done with kaffe fassets shot cotton.

a house in the hills - interiors, style, food, and dogs

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I have a confession… Revisited

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I recently added “The King’s Speech” to my collection of DVD’s.  It has been a few years since I first saw the movie, and I had forgotten just how good it was.  Once again, my favorite character of the film was the Therapy Room.  Here is a link to my original post on this one of a kind space.   (I apologize my links’ are not linking neatly as of late).


it was a dark and stormy night

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

… Sorry.  No scary stories here.  I’m a bit of a light weight when it comes to scary stuff, actually – always have been.  On the other hand, I’m a regular badass when it comes to design.  Here are some dark and stormy spaces in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve.

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All the rage

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Tree decal/motifs seem to be all the rage these days.  At least, it feels like I’m seeing them everywhere.  I’m all about taking inspiration from nature, but I have mixed feelings about these.  Yes, some of them are super cute, but other applications feel like overkill.  Perhaps it’s my hunger to create unique spaces that is struggling with the excess of the tree decal trend.

At any rate, here are a few Lavender & Lotus approved examples.  What do you think?

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I spy…

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Chevron.  Honestly, it is everywhere!  Chevron must seriously be on trend right now because I am bumping into it left and right.  Just see for yourself.


Style wise

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Moving right along…  Art Nouveau.  Considered avant garde for it’s time, this style is an exaggerated expression of lines in nature.  Nothing slow, straight, or simple here!  Art Nouveau is intricately detailed with curling tendrils, stylized flowers, dragonflies, butterflies, peacocks, and women with flowing hair.  The whiplash lines common to this style remind me of wildflowers dancing in the wind.  Art Nouveau became especially popular in decorative arts such as metalwork, glass, jewelry, etc. 

I love the complexity of this style, in moderation.  Creating an entire room or house might feel too much like living in Rivendell (Lord of the Rings).  What do you think? 





Walls redefined

Friday, August 26th, 2011


My friend Jaymee recently shared these images on Facebook.  Aren’t they amazing!  It is incredible what one can do with a bit of imagination and wallpaper glue :)  Aside from this sensational wall, don’t you just looovvveee her style?! 

Here are a few more images of unique wallpaper.


I have a confession…

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

… I love to watch British television and movies.  Don’t judge!  There is something wonderful about their accents, the landscape, and the charming villages with cobblestone streets.  I find myself engrossed in studying the architecture, trying to understand the way they think, dress and decorate their homes.  Perhaps it is simply the cumulative experience of witnessing something unknown and exotic that is so fascinating to me.   

At any rate, this weekend I watched the critically acclaimed “The King’s Speech.”  Very good!  But what may have stolen the show for me was the Therapy Room.  The walls, the fireplace, the windows – amazing!!! 




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