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My grandparents lived in Hawaii a while ago & the family used to collect Japanese Glass Bobbers that would wash ashore. They're unique & just show how old utilitarian objects can be really beautiful.
Antique Japanese Fishing Bobbers:
image from wikipedia
I like to put the aqua ones in bathrooms:
And these seashell balls from seahellworld.com have been around for ages. How pretty does it look on the wooden stand?
And terra cotta & porcelain garden balls don't have to stay outside. Bring them inside for a Garden-feel.
ceramic garden balls from Germes Online
And, of course, fruit! Everyone knows that a bowl of oranges on the table makes it look pretty & clean. Think of all the differnt fruits you can use in your home: (Perk: you get to eat these balls!)
Aidan Gray HomeOn a final note, Aidan Gray Home offers so many beautiful wire baskets, topiaries & urns that go really well with balls of all shapes & sizes. The company has that Neoclassical-Garden feel I love.Got any more ball decorating ideas? I'd love to hear them!
All that aside, I'm not a stickler for rules, so if you happen to be a redhead who wants a pink room, then by all means, do what makes you happy!
We're painting her existing chairs orange & putting them around a contemporary pedestal dining table with the custom banquette. We're reupholstering the dining chair seats in the same nubby linen as the draperies in the living room.
3)Switch your draperies. If you don't really love decorating, this may sounds like crazy talk, but I like to do thicker draperies in the cooler months. They make the rooms feel cozier, but they actually do insulate the windows too. I use the same rod & rings & just switch out the panels.
4)Rearrange your mantle & display surfaces. If you don't have a mantle, consider using central pieces of furniture, like a large hutch in your living room. You can even hang a shelf & use it as your "mantle." Use gold frames & rich, warm-colored paintings. Layer accessories for a relaxed, causal look.
Images from Cottage Living
7) Add some seasonal treats. Bowls of walnuts look beautiful & are delicious to have around!
image from walnuts.orgimage from Cottage Living
Check out this bungalow from Country Living which has been so beautifully decorated for Fall.
Have anymore Fall decorating ideas? I'd love to hear them!
Ralph Lauren's "Hopsack" got me loving graywhen I painted it in my bathroom (walls & ceiling)against white beadboarded walls:These next few pictures are of a home from a House Beautiful article about a year & a half ago. I love the color schemes & the Belgian style of the rooms:
Amazing antique table from Belgium.
Above, the natural cypress ceilings, Belgian antique table, Chairs slipcovered in gray linen, simple linen roman shades & strong, rustic antique hanging lanterns just give such a simpl, natural elegance to this room. I love it. It looks so effortless.
Here's their bedroom, with warm gray walls. I love the antique dresser with the vase of flowers on it:
Check out these really different & beautiful rooms from this month's issue of Country Living, which features Monique Keegan's home in Ohio. (Photography by Don Freeman):
I love this bathroom.
Her basement studio.
Dark, moody living area. Just makes you want to hunker down & have a glass of wine by the fire.
Monique collects vintage medical paraphanelia & displays it beautifully. If you look at all of the pictures above, you may recognize lots of items.
Country Living House of the Year 2008:
If you have time, I think it's worth checking out more of Country Living's 2008 House of the Year, which was inspired by a gorgeous gray wallpaper (above)
And also this amazing home in Connecticut:1795 Home
Maybe you'll want to go gray like me!