Sunday, 27 March 2011

Spring Mantel ...

Okay, as much as I'm *not* a fan of rainy days, it's getting rid of our pollen, which has taken over!  I'd show you a picture of our screened in porch, COVERED in yellow *snow,* but it's so thick, you'd probably come down with a sinus infection just looking at it!  So, bring on the rain!

Just a few pics of our mantel decked out for Spring ... I'm on the hunt for a fun wood vintage sign to take the place of the "Les Fleurs" print:

Vase from Tuesday Morning filled with real branches and faux florals:

Still lovin' the little eggs (from PB) tucked in the Spanish moss:

Love wrapping plates with twine!  And, okay, so the card nestled in between the twine is more for Fall; however, I do think that it applies right now, too ... seasonal "allergies" maybe ???  (lol)

It's fun to bring out the silver:

And, yes, my accent chair is another victim of BM White Dove!  I really like how it turned out (although, I do plan on distressing it a bit) ... the gold fabric really pops now.  And, of course, I had to add an envelope pillow with the same gorgeous zebra fabric that is now on the barstools.

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to showing you more changes ... like this fun mirrored table I recently scored! 

Have a great day!

Linking up at these fun parties ... come on over:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
DIY by Design/Swing into Spring
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
Elements Interiors/Whassup Wednesday
No Minimalist Here/Open House Thursday
The Shabby Chic Cottage/Transformation Thursday
Type A Decorating/Anything Goes Party


Thursday, 24 March 2011

fluttering mulmuls...

...swaying sheers, & soft cottons to the gentle summer morning breeze is something we all dream of.
Here are some summer curtain options...

Ocean Breezes Sheer Curtain from Saffron Marigold, that I had shot sometime back...

Block-printed Sheer Curtain from Good Earth sways in Mishta Roy's home...

Gorgeous sheer curtains from Bungalow...

Amethyst Bohemian Sheer Curtain from Attiser...

Dauphine in Indigo Curtains from Les Indiennes...

Cosette in Chocolate Curtains from Les Indiennes...

Do check out Fabindia & The Red River for their sheer curtains as well...

(some images by Arch and the rest from the websites)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Frangipanis & an angel...

Summer has 'Frangipani' trees blooming everywhere, spreading a carpet of delicate fragrant flowers on the pavements.

Bring simple elements of nature, of the season into your home. Fragipanis, or Chamelis.
Line them up on your window sill or on a table...

Frangipanis just need small bowls of water where you can float them but to add a little something, take out those simple 'yera' glasses or chai gilaas and float single flowers in them.
Cluster them on an interesting platter...

Bring in the angel:-) You can create center of interest by adding any element like a small buddha or any idol...

Another view...
Let your creativity flow. Just remember to take in the intoxicating fragrance of these delicate flowers as you pass by the arrangement. I promise you, you will pass by many times in a day;-)

( Images by Arch)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Yesterday one of the readers' of Rang Decor suggested that I post about 'Summer Decor Ideas'. Following that I received a lot of suggestions about what readers were looking for and topping the list was simple DIY ideas!

So here is the deal. Starting today I will be posting simple DIY ideas and styling from my home!
Stay tuned. A wee bit nervous about taking on this project, so please be with me:-)

Peaches & Pinks...
Bring out your cushion covers in fresh colour palette of peaches, pinks, blush, creams & white. A few sprinkling of copper or gold adds magic...
Brass containers are great as vases, but copper too has it's charm and compliments the peach & pink palette so well.
Carnations come in so many shades and last long too! So have fun and enjoy the season!
Look at this curious lovely visitor who flew in to check on my early morning photoshoot!

( Images by Arch)

Here are few resources for Cushion Covers~

Spring Has Hit the Kitchen!

Ahhhh ... I love smell of fresh, *faux* flowers, don't you?!  Spring has arrived in our kitchen.  Come on in ...

A few LOT of pics to share (sorry):

My little Spring-filled cloche:

A beautiful chicken wire tray from PB serves as the base for this little vignette.  I've been eyeing it since last Fall, but wasn't going to pay $34.  So happy to have found it on sale last month for $14! 

Couldn't pass up on a cute rooster print from Dollar General for only $3.  Who knew?!

Love adding color with these:

A lamp which I added twine to the shade for an added bit of texture:

Mr. Big Rooster (formerly gray) got a coat of BM White Dove, too.  He sits perched on one of our soffits:

The chalkboard that we made for our pantry door got a fresh coat of chalkboard paint and addition of a grocery list (with my favorite chalk ink markers).  "Triscuits" are an inside joke, as they are a staple in my diet. :)

You know I have to have a bit of animal print in here, too ...

Can never have enough glass canisters (or Keurig coffee, according to my hubs):

And, the formerly gold frame was also a victim of BM White Dove.  Please just tell me to put.the.paint.brush.down!

I hope you enjoyed your visit!

I'll drag you over to the breakfast area next time ... 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Come on over to these fabulous par-tays!

Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
A Stroll Thru Life/Tabletop Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
My Backyard Eden/Make It Yours Day
DIY by Design/Swing into Spring
Elements Interiors/Whassup Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
Somewhat Simple/Strut Your Stuff
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
Under the Table and Dreaming/Showcase Sunday Party
The Taggered Tab/K.I.S.S.
Centsational Girl/Spring Projects Link Party

Monday, 14 March 2011

Wild and Whimsical!

Remember this little number that I shared yesterday?  Ho hum ...

Well, here she is today ... Ta Daaaaaa!  Meet my new wild and whimsical barstool:

And, here she is with her twin, who is even *wilder,* so they say (lol):

I painted them BM White Dove (a new favorite of mine), and my friend was kind enough to use her super fast air staple gun to cover them in this beautiful zebra fabric:

Love the new wild and whimsical look! 

These chairs are not the only place this gorgeous fabric is showing up, either.  Uh oh ...

Here I go again!  (lol)

Thanks for stopping by ... I'm off to link up to these wonderful parties:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
BNOTP/Metamorphosis Monday


Sunday, 13 March 2011