Designed by the Brazilian Etel, this chair is a truly unusual show stopper in the furniture world!

I’d definitely love to see it paired up with an Acro floor lamp at the end of a comfy modern sectional against a floor to ceiling window..

[image via Desire to Inspire]

On the other extreme I think this chair could look just as phenomenally handsome in an elegantly cluttered eclectic space against a french tufted sofa like this one..

Or a laid back super comfy living room..

[Image via: Double Happy]

Featured in Style at Home, this historic Toronto building 730 sq. ft loft was given a sophisticated urban facelift by Jessica Kelly Design! I absolutely love how despite its tininess this apartment doesn’t feel cramped at all.. The color palette, the exposed brick, and natural lighting = top notch homy elegance!

Great outdoors

June 22, 2010

It’s officially summer time! .. and for those of you in better weather climates (it’s over a 100 degrees out here!!) summer equals time for outdoor lunches and dinner parties.. Yaaaay! I hope you enjoy the season with these simple but stunning ambiance creation ideas by Cox & Cox..

First off, here is an easy any day DIY outdoor lighting solution for your garden. All you need is fire-retardant paper lantern bags (available in this pretty star punched design at Cox & Cox), some gravel to weigh them down and tea lights ..

Or fly your lanterns up in the sky with these charms… Just light the paper at the bottom of these amazing outdoor paper flying lanterns and watch them soar into the sky (Great for wedding parties!)

Enjoy your outdoor meals without being interrupted by the mossies with these delicate little terracotta pots. They contain citronella wax candles that provide a pretty light while keeping mosquitos away!


You can now store the morning sunlight in a jar so you can use it at night with this great solar-powered jar lamp that comes with a solar cell, a battery and LED lights. It’s waterproof and, once charged, remains lit for 5 hours!

More elegant ideas to lighten and brighten up your trees:

and lastly, keep your tablecloth in place by attaching these exclusive, twinkling glass droplets to its corners.. (I know this one’s nothing to do with lighting but I just couldn’t resist!!)

Enchantment

June 20, 2010

More enchantment..

A series of my lala land indulgence moments.. the type of things you’ll find on my inspiration board…

An emerald green dress

Cherry blossoms

Bright yellow chairs

Yummy funnel cakes at county fairs..

Standing on tiptoes..

can't find the source on this one please let me know if you know it

Styled bites

[Images via: 1234, ?, 6]

Art Display

June 19, 2010

Nothing really reflects your taste and personality in the design of your space like the art pieces you pick… Just like you don’t have to follow any rules or please anybody when choosing them, I don’t think you should stick to any particular way displaying them.. Just have fun showing off your art whatever way you like!

[via Flickr… Original source unknown.. plz text me if you know it!]

[Magnus Selander via Desire to Inspire]

[via Style Files]

[via Desire to Inspire]

[via UKTV Home]

[via Design Sprout]

A Lesson in Geography!

June 19, 2010

[via Home Rejuvenation]

Decorating your walls with maps… Love’em? Don’t think so??

I think they’re a great way depending on the theme of the overall room… Maps would look particularly great in eclectic designs alongside the combination of modern and antique pieces…. and super cool in family rooms, or the dining area in the kitchen, especially if you have kids.. A fun way to have them learn and remember their geography isn’t it?

Here are some of my favorite picks for you:

I love how this one looks in the dining room.  Cozy and classy!

[via Cote de Texas]

[Jim Franco via Desire to Inspire]

[via Photobucket]

[Elle Decor]

This one below actually is the map of Beirut carved on gypsum… amazing ha?

[via Architectural Digest]

And I like that this one is a chalkboard at the same time.. hence double the learning advantage!

[via Calfinder]

Etsy digs: wall decals

June 16, 2010

Aren’t these adorable?

First row: 1. Simple Shapes $18.99, 2. Style Walls $89, 3. Style Walls $44

Second row: 4. Designed Designer $67, 5. Tweet Heart $15, 6. Byrdie Graphics $38

Third row: 7. Designed Designer $86, 8. Style Walls $25, 9. Simple Shapes $35.99