Friday, June 1, 2012

Mission Accomplished!

I'm feeling pretty good about myself these days...

I've completed several projects that I've been meaning to do for the longest time. 

The spark was my newest sponsor, Laura & Kiran, and their line of gorgeous handcrafted fabrics.

Trust me, it was very hard not to choose one of their incredible ikat patterns or other lively prints but I've learned a very important principle in home design.

When your room or space is rather busy, (like mine) and already has a lot of color and pattern going on it's best to choose solid or textured fabrics.

And vice versa, when a room is more sedate with a  minimal background & color palette, exciting and vibrant textiles and accessories really take it over the top!

So first up was my antique bamboo screen.

(Check out my new lamps complete with their new shades!)

I can't tell you how long I've had this.

 It was the piece that began my love affair with Victorian era bamboo.

After much consideration, I decided to go with a nice ivory colored silk keeping it neutral and elegant.

I think it works well and enhances rather than competes with the other elements in the room.

 The entry leading into the living room is wallpapered with hand-painted Chinese silk murals, again a busy background.

So, playing off the ivory silk of the screen,  I chose a textured neutral for the bench we have in our entry.

It's amazing how neutrals "pop" in my space!

View of the entry.

View of the living room.

The best part was that I was able to take advantage of the recent sale at Laura & Kiran and get these gorgeous high quality fabrics at 30% off!

It's definitely my go to place for fabric!

And if you happen to need a bench, I purchased a pair, so the mate is available.  Email me for details.


Janna McCalley said...

That bench is fabulous! And so are those fabrics!

Beach House Living said...

I like the changes!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Both are gorgeous, but mainly I adore that rug, your room is stunning. Hugs, Marty

for the love of a house said...

ohhh, I love that feeling when you finally do projects that have been on your to-do list forever!!! Yours turned out great- the room is beautiful and you lamps...... FABULOUS!!!! They are perfect! So happy to have played a wee part;)
happy weekend!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Great job...what a difference those fabrics made...Fabulous living room and entry.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. I just adore your home. xo

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. I just adore your home. xo

paula said...

I absolutely loving the place. Love the colors you are incorporating in the room.

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