Friday, January 16, 2015

Would you dare to paint the walls...Black!


Black walls, what can I say, I love walls painted in black and I also don’t want it in my house…is that possible!  I use black as my accent color around the house, pillows, settee, black frames etc.  So I decided to paint a feature wall in black.  After I painted the wall black, wasn’t sure if it looked gothic or gorgeous.  Then I begged my husband to paint it deep blue…well that is the color that spoke to me!   Black was definitely a black sheep in the design world until recently, and making a comeback with a mission. 

With black walls creative use of lights and contrast would be the key to making it from gothic to gorgeous.  Here are some pictures of the wall at our house with travel postcards framed in white for contrast, and other black accents. 
 
Additionally, some pictures of killer black rooms from other designers below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Black walls by other designers.








 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Murals as signature style…south indian Interior Designer

Raji Radhakrishnan is a well known interior designer famous for her signature style of using murals to decorate rooms.   Raji hails from Chennai in South India and a self-taught interior designer residing in Washington DC.  She has made her name not by formal training but by her sense of art and architecture to create beautiful museum like homes.  Here are pictures of her home and some of her design work.  Raji was recently featured in the Luxe magazine and she uses warm whites for the walls to showcase the murals and artwork with contrasting colors.
 
 
 
 



 
 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Gala at the Perkins School for the Blind

We were invited to a Gala at the Perkins School for the Blind.  The Perkins School for the Blind is the first school chartered in the US for Blind students.

One of the biggest nights for Perkins is their annual Gala.  With décor to adore, Perkins get a grand treatment with the support of the attendees.  More than 300 supporters attend the black tie event and the décor was classy.

Before we go into the décor and the architecture part of the event, I was flabbergasted with the products and apps that are available or developed for people who are blind or visually impaired.  I was very impressed with a phone app "Tap Tap See" that will tell you what you are wearing and give you opinions!  So if you are wearing a red shirt with a green skirt, it will let you know the colors and provide an opinion if it doesn't match!  I think my husband can benefit from the app...Christmas gift?! 









Friday, September 26, 2014

Ever after blog post!

How to begin the post about these inspiring styled weddings. It was a wedding galore summer for our family.  The first wedding featured was in Long Beach, California and the second wedding was in Akron, Ohio.  Both are awe inspiring weddings and décor.  Here are pictures for your eyes.

First the wedding in Long Beach.



 

View from our hotel room...

As always, I like to stalk houses in the area.  Folks this is Long Beach, these beautiful homes are a few yards from the beach.




Another wedding in Akron, Ohio.  When you have a venue as stunning as this historic Stan Hywet Hall and Garden, the wedding evening just gets a whole new level of gorgeousness. 
 
This was once the home of one of the co-founder of Good Year Tire company.  Besides the spectacular mansion, the gardens and ponds are drool worthy.  Without further due, here are pictures of a classy event.
 

 
 
 

  
 
 
 
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