Monthly Archives: January 2011

Its the BEE’S Knees!!!

So many designs are inpired by all things Nature, The “Honey Bee” inspired, are my favs! Some people think that Honey Bees, or Honeycomb print, are just for cutsey applications, or for childrens decor.  Take a look below at some design options, that are anything but childish!

How much do you LOVE these Honeycomb Wool, sweater inspired, pillows from West Elm!! WIth options in Cream or Charcoal, they can dress up any drab sofa, or even a bedroom! throw one or two of these on side chair to add warmth and comfort!! ( $54)

Look at this hanging planter!! Complete wire beehive design, can be used, obviously for a plant, OR how about for fruit in your kitchen?? $30 at Overstock.com

Also over at Overstock.com, I found this lovely honey colored “Bee” bowl!! I love the subtle color, and also love that once you put anything in it, it covers up the cute little bee, but you still have the amazing Honeycomb design around the edge, and at just $26 who wouldnt love to display this??

Sunday "Snippet"

Starting Monday, I will be doing 3 regular post’s per week, and one small post each Sunday, pictures, pieces or ideas that inspire me. The one below is from the December issue of House Beautiful. I love the color of the Antique Chandelier! To me, its absolutely breathtaking, and it makes me want to be on the shores of Lake Michigan playing in the water!!

Mirror, Mirror……

Lets face it, we all have very strong relationships with our mirrors!(some days, Love/Hate..some Days Love/ Love and some days….okay most people probably don’t even think about their mirrors, BUT I DO!!!)
I always love to see how other people use mirrors in their homes, is it just for vanity, is it to make a space look bigger, or is it an architectural element that adds to a homes personality?? Here are a couple of GREAT mirror applications, and a few mirrors for a great price!!

My Best Friend, Kisha, has a brilliant eye for design! She got it perfect, when she hung this large mirror in her Living room that has extremely high ceilings. A great way to add dimension, and warmth, to a space that would otherwise feel extremely bare. Notice the reflection, bringing the paint color from the opposite wall, and the stair detail. Love it!!
OR, take this DIY project from the amazing couple over at Young House Love, they completely transformed A pretty normal above sink window, into this unique design feature in their Master Bath. Check out how they did it here.
Like anything else, there are a million types, shapes, sizes, color and prices for mirrors, but here are a few that I love, and at great prices, they are the perfect quick fixes to a drab space!!

Visit websites like Overstock.com to find typically high priced mirrors for a fraction of the price ( this Silver mirror is usually $200 but on sale at Overstock for $83)

This is an Eco friendly, recycled mirror made from magazines!! Cool, right?? $44.99 at World Market!

Or this Rococo style Mirror that is super funky! this more than a “Splash” of color, but if your design taste is super funky, this is a winner!! ( visit Studio Scroggie for pricing).

How about you?? any great sites, or sources for fun mirrors?? do tell!!!