Treasured vintage botanical prints, animal art, and reproductions make decorating with natural elements a fun and tranquil experience. Popular since the 1800’s, flora and fauna inspired artwork has been a common theme throughout history – even the earliest humans used images of plants and animals to add interest to their dwellings. Whatever your style, you’ll […]
By belle|2018-07-02T00:32:08+00:00December 21st, 2016|
Fresh, natural, and beautifully simple: These are just a few ways to describe Kelly Duvall’s holiday home decorating style. We recently joined her for a tour of her Los Gatos, California home, which is lovingly decorated in crisp white, red, and green colors that complement her collection of cottage chic furnishings. When Kelly welcomed us […]
By belle|2018-07-03T02:38:37+00:00May 2nd, 2015|
Cottage style furnishings create an enchanted and cheerful ambiance and are easy to work with. Begin with comfortable, casual pieces, especially those that take their inspiration from the garden, furniture painted with bird and tree motifs, or shabby chic “chippy” style furnishings. Cottage style allows you to mix new and old items, ornate and simple […]
By belle|2018-07-03T02:42:01+00:00February 9th, 2015|
French café style, refreshed: It’s cozy, romantic, light, and casual, evoking the feeling of a quaint Parisian café. Whether your goal is to create an indoor French style bistro, bring the freshness of the countryside indoors, or add a whimsical touch of rustic appeal, French café style furnishings accent your home perfectly.
While tête-à-tête is often the rule, […]
By belle|2018-07-05T09:20:29+00:00October 22nd, 2014|
Add a dash of color and flair to your dining room with a whimsical painted sideboard or buffet. Sideboards and buffets are made to store dishware, linens, silverware and other dining essentials. Not so long ago, everyone seemed to have the same wood stained sideboard or buffet, perhaps around the time that everyone had the […]
By belle|2018-07-10T02:13:48+00:00September 29th, 2014|
French upholstered arm chairs have been “en vogue” since the time of Louis XV. Prior to that time, arm chairs were primarily made from wood and designed with erect backs. But the Renaissance period redefined all art forms, including furniture design, leading to more comfortable lounge chairs with cushioned seats, semi-reclining backs and swooping arms. […]
By belle|2018-07-13T06:36:31+00:00August 13th, 2014|
French armoires can fill a space like no other piece of furniture. Imposing, regal and stylish, Armoires are quintessential statements pieces that come in many shapes, sizes and colors. These days, armoires are used in every room in the home for a multitude of purposes.
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Traditionally, armoires were used to hang or store clothing because […]
By belle|2018-07-14T02:07:38+00:00July 26th, 2014|
Earthy chic natural furniture can bring the relaxing feeling of nature into your home with furnishings made from natural woods, fibers and elements. Many of these Earthy Chic pieces are made from reclaimed wood and metals and sustainable woods. Weathered tables, wrought iron chandeliers, wicker accent pieces and natural beaded chandeliers will bring a calming […]
By belle|2018-07-17T04:11:02+00:00July 15th, 2014|
I love the way fashion intersects with home furnishing trends, with designers taking cues from the runway to create incredible coastal cottage blue home interiors. Earlier this year, the runways in New York and Paris featured exhilarating hues of blue that are now found on chairs, chests and sofas across the globe. According to Color Solutions International, […]
By belle|2018-07-14T02:45:13+00:00July 7th, 2014|
Add artistic flair to your decor with a lamp that is a work of art! Artistic lamps are not only functional, but also accentuate your decor and bring a touch of whimsy into a room.
These coastal lamps add a pop of color to make a coastal cottage feel more vibrant.These richly stained lamps add a rustic […]