Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Table Settings for Dinner - Happy Thanksgiving!

This posts features table settings from Zara Home. Just
in time for the holidays to give you some ideas for how
to spruce up your table for family and friends. Although,
the themes are not centered around Thanksgiving, it's
still excellent inspiration all around.

For those of you living in warmer weather,
perhaps an outdoor dinner would be good.

This table setting feels like spring but there are no
rules for setting your own table for any season.

Why not bring some festive color into the mix?

A more formal setting with a twist.

Here's something a bit more ecelctic.

The same table and chairs in a totally different look with
just putting a table cloth on with different plates and bowls.

This setting reminds me of Napa Valley and wine country ~
understated elegance. It's like a fancy picnic.

For those of you who like a more modern edge, have no fear.

Here's a table setting that is leaning
towards an ethnic but organic style.

Louis Ghost chairs and solid white plates.
The ultimate in clean and modern design.

Comfortable with all white? Here's
a clean but romantic version.

Black and white never goes out of style. The small
black and white teacups are super cute.

The pattern on the placemat gives the overall setting
a neat edge. Nothing like a little drama!

This is a totally cute setting for kids!
Stars and flowers? Why not?

If all you have at home is mismatched
chairs - it can still work beautifully.

A closer look at the table setting.

A laid back and modern setting in fall colors.

I absolutely love this setting - very organic and natural.

You can put your own twist on your table!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
and I'll "see" you on Monday.

All photos from Zara Home.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Selena Lake ~ Bohemian Style with Colorful Vintage and Thrift Finds

Selina Lake is a very talented Interior Stylist based out of the UK.
Her rooms and table settings are filled with eclectic color and style.

Here's a very pretty green and white
Moroccan inspired living space.

Blues and greens on a kitchen shelf.

A very neutral and relaxing palette with
pretty pinks and mauves on the table
for a pop of color.

The wallpaper behind the sideboard is brilliant!

What a difference colorful throws
and pillows can make.

What a fun bohemian room! I love the pink thermos to the right side.

More details from the very girly and eclectic bedroom.

Here's a room that she styled that's more romantic.

The pastels, bows and textures
really make this look fly.

Ooo lala table settings. Just looking at the photos make me crave ice cream.

Here's to Love with a bit of an ethnic spin.

No one ever really thinks to use their own clothes
as art. The dress above this sofa is draped beautifully
to serve as a piece of wall art. It's fantastic.

A lovely bedroom brightened by
prints from the owner's dresses.

Isn't the fringe on the umbrella so cute?

Selina Lake really proves that you can throw
just about any texture or print together.

I wish I had a backyard like this to hang around in.

It's a lot of fun to go to thrift shops or flea
markets to buy mismatching tabletop pieces.
All the different shades of pink really go well
together here.

Selina Lake has a book called Bazaar Style: Decorating With
Market and Vintage Finds. If you like what you see in this post,
you should definitely check her book out. She's got great
ideas for inspirations that anyone can do.

All photos from
Selina Lake.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tara Bernard's London Penthouse Design

Now THis is what I call a Penthouse Suite! Tara Bernard
who is based in London really knows how to spruce a modern
penthouse up!

This penthouse has no shortage on open space. Huge
sectional sofa and a very large dining room for entertaining
any number of guests.

The hallways are bright and modern.

Can you Believe the Glass floor? Hope no one has vertigo.
You can see through the first floor. Ladies, you might
want to wear your knickers...

This is one chic bachelor's bathroom.

How about a more modern zen space.
Nice and clean lines for a relaxing space.

Popcorn anyone? Now this is what I call a Luxury media
rooms. Who can argue with the purple velvet lounging
sofa with crown pillows. I love it! There is a reason why
purple is called the color of royalty.

Hope you have a great weekend!

All photos from Target Living.