Monday, January 9, 2017

Veranda A Passion for Living - Houses of Style and Inspiration

Today, it's snowing in Boston and a good day to relax and read a book. My friend gave this book as a gift and said that she thought our house had style and inspiration.  Hardly!  But I will take the compliment. 
 
This is a book that would be enjoyed by every design lover, with so much inspiration and with many houses featured from around the world, this book is it.




The house below is a Tuscan farmhouse with modern flair and a few antique pieces.  It has a fresh and updated feeling which is not the normal Tuscan farmhouse look.  This farmhouse particularly caught my eye with a fresh updated feel and the designer didn't compromise the original farmhouse character.










More pictures from the book with modern mood and old world charm.









Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pantone color of the year.

As you know, every year Pantone declares the color of the year and the design world follows suit.  2017 color of the year is Greenery. 


I love green especially for kitchens as it reminds me of greenery, vegetables like celery which gives a fresh and calming effect to a room.  I have painted a few kitchens green and love the understated effect.  The pantone color "Greenery" has a yellow tinge to the green. 




Pantone color of The Year 2017 Greenery











Some green gift ideas for the hostess or for your home to accessorize...


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Macaroon madness


In the decorating world and at the High Point market trend, green is in!  Other homes decorated in "Greenery"...



Color of the year 2017 : Pantone Greenery | FrenchByDesign


Color of the year 2017 : Pantone Greenery | FrenchByDesign


black white gold restaurant with bright green chairs


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Spectacular Wedding in London...rustic indoor barn wedding

We packed our bags and headed to London to attend three weddings.  We attended an ultra elegant wedding in London in a beautiful setting.  The couple had multi-celebration weddings.  Why have one wedding when you can have two!

You may want to sit down for this one.  Both wedding venues were in spectacular locations and the décor to die for...rustic and elegant.  Gorgeous no!



Entrance to the barn.


Guests sipped on cocktails in the beautiful garden surrounding the barn while listening to music by Sobi. 



 
 
Speeches were in this beautiful location. 

 
 
 
 
Dinner at the Barn.  Twinkly lights at a wedding creates sparkly gorgeousness.  The lights not only makes stunning decoration, it also makes a perfect backdrop for photos. 






Friday, September 16, 2016

Dining Room - Before & After

The inspiration for our dining room décor is from this art.  There is a story behind this artwork.  My friend from India, with a beautiful home and a collector of antiques had gone for the Jaipur Art Festival.  Jaipur is the capital of timeless splendid art and the most culturally enriched city in India.  When my friend saw the painting she called to say that she found this art that I would like.  I didn't even see the art, knowing my friend's taste, I asked her to buy it and mail.  LOVED every bit of the art and especially the colors.  So our dining room was decorated around this art from Jaipur!


When we renovated our house, we didn't decorate the dining room,  just put what we had together.  This was the before which I then thought looked fine.  Until I actually put these pictures together, didn't realize it was perfectly imperfect!


We painted the wall with Benjamin Moore White Dove the same as all the trim in our house.  BJ White Dove is a warm white and the ceiling dark pink, thus it gives a pink hue in the room.



 
 
 


We bought the chandelier from the New York Light district.


 
 

 
Brought these lanterns from Morocco.
 
 
The plate from Istanbul.


 
I love to have flowers on my table...
 
 


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