Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Well Traveled Home!

My style is very eclectic. I love to mix pieces from various cultures and eras. I feel a room must have at least one antique piece, although I prefer many! I also love the trend back towards a well traveled space. One can have Asian mixed with French pieces and accented with African art. The sky is the limit but just don't over do it! Let each piece compliment the next and not compete with each other for attention in the space.  Here are a few spaces that I think embody a well traveled feel, and some suggestions on how to achieve this yourself, enjoy!

The 3 above are courtesy of-Boston Magazine

Love the sparse monochromatic tones and the wonderful moroccan mat!-Scoop IT

Warm walls, mixes of asian, french, even navajo are evident-Veranda

Clean with suzani pillow, Zebra ottoman.. and West Indies caned furniture.-Joy of Nesting

Amazing interiors of Laudomia Pucci-1st Home Design Interior

Great space! love the long sofa with tones of brown and cream, african artifacts, simple mirrors on the wall.-Blue Bell Girl

The following 4 are from one of my favorite designers Schuyler Samperton, simply wonderful!

Moroccan rugs-Etsy!

Not my choice but it is very cool, this company states humanely culled for preservation-Trophy Zebra

Wonderful Bamileke stool can always add a well traveled feel to a space.Etsy

Asian cabinets another one of my favorites to mix into a space, I love the color of this one.

Again, mixes well into any interior-Etsy.

The growing popular Kuba Cloth pillows-Etsy

Mud cloth pillows I love the pattern-Etsy.

Large flat african baskets look great mixed into groupings on a large wall.

Great little accents-cow bells-Etsy.

Calligraphy paintbrushes, love these-Etsy.

These two Safari photographs done LARGE!-Ryan Kunkelman


Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Morning Guest Blogger-Mari from Arcadian-Home!

We are happy to have Mari from Arcadian-Home here with us today , she has done a wonderful post on elegant window treatments. Please check her site out for the latest in fantastic lighting fixtures!

Hi, all! It's Mari here from Arcadian Lighting, a great online place to find lighting fixtures of all styles and finishes. I'm so happy to be visiting The Relished Roost (What a wonderful blog name!) today with a guest post about elegantly dressed windows.

Beautifully draped windows can bring an elegant air to rooms decorated in many different styles, from traditional to industrial chic and rustic modern country. For your interior design inspiration, here are some of my favorite elegant window coverings:

Interior Design Living Room Traditional†An ornate traditional sitting room is at once formal and comfortable. Floor to ceiling puddled neutral sheers are stunning against limestone walls. An entirely elegant space, it's gorgeous from a blue and yellow rug underfoot to the massive gold and crystal chandelier.

Interior Design Dining Room Decor Draperies†Chartreuse taffeta draperies add drama against dark, almost black, walls. Pulled back for natural light, with neutral shades underneath for privacy after dark, these drapes are the stars of this design--in friendly competition with the lovely ornate lighting fixture.

Interior Design Dining Room Draperies†A lofty industrial space is softened by dramatic floor to ceiling draperies on tall courtyard windows. An †oversized beaded chandelier is centered above the dining table.

Interior Design Living Room Purple†Soft and feminine gathered sheers and shades elegantly dress the wide windows in this pretty girl's bedroom. I wish we could see more of that beautiful purple and turquoise chandelier.

Interior Design Living Room Decor Draperies†A stunning example of how beautifully elegant draperies can meld into a modern farmhouse design. The rustic fabric hangs beautifully and is perfect for the simple panels in this open living space.

Interior Design Living Room Chic†Neutral and orange horizontal stripes strike a lively tone in this chic living room. I love the contrast of the drapes and the graphic blue and white rug.

Interior Design Bathroom Decor†Pale patterned drapery panels add even more elegance to this updated traditional bath. How gorgeous is that massive but delicate wrought iron hanging light fixture?

Interior Design Sitting Room †Creatively hung sheers bring a breezy tropical elegance to this inviting retreat with a stunning water view. Black metal at the windows works well with the black wrought iron bed.†Images†1†|†2†|†3†|†4†|†5†|†6†|†7†|†8

Although draperies can be overlooked at times they can easily elevate your space. †What were your favorite draperies? †Comment Below and don't forget to check out our large selection of elegant lighting fixtures at Arcadian Lighting.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Final Fashion Trend of The Week-#5 Military!

I was so busy yesterday, I did not get to post my final fashion trend pick for the week. The trend is Military, and it's not your average "'Camo" by any means! I see that the designers this year have opted for a very classic almost Naval Academy inspired feel. Colors lean towards black, navy and gray. Brass accents adorn coats, and jackets and the outfits are streamlined and luxurious! I think for interiors this is can be a cool, masculine look with dark walls, luxurious fabrics with definite brass and gold accents to add a rich touch. There are also many military influences in pieces of furniture and art that can add that little touch to a space if going dark and dramatic is not your cup of tea. Check out some of the rooms that I feel work well with this fashion trend and also the pieces you can add to achieve it your self!
Monday we will feature a guest blogger!! She is Mari of Arcadian-home, we are excited to see what she has in store for us on Monday so please stop by and check it out!

Miles Redd, the blue, the gray counters the clean lines.. it's military!

Love it-Alexandra Hansen

I love the navy velvet sofa, touches of gold and the black and white rug really feels like the first military inspiration .Acanthus and Acorn

1st Dibs- a campaign desk is such a classic and works in any decor.

Great military inspired desk-Remodelista

Cannot remember where I found this but it great! A true Military desk for those who want an industrial touch.

V and M campaign chest is always a favorite.

Military trunk turned cocktail table, I love it!-Reaspire Me

V and M- restored military hospital bed turned daybed!

1stdibs, a worn chesterfield definitely fits the military inspiration.

Add any of these antique military memorabilia to a space, it will definitely be a conversation piece!-Hollister Hovey

V and M, commissioned pennant-1837, hue at 85 by 76 this could be awesome art for a a large space!

Hugo Boss Bedding and throw for a stark but sharp military inspired bed.

Another great throw with a military touch.

Etsy, add a little throw blanket onto a bed for fun.

Fun!! Pillows by Freckles and Ash

How about adding some buttons to pillows or even framed.

Ralph Lauren Helmet lamp