"The proper use of imagination is to give beauty to the world..." Lin Yu-T'ang

Monday, April 28, 2014

Color Inspires a Neutral Corner of a Simple Living Room

I'm inspired by color. And ethnic patterns. Oh, I am such a sucker for patterns! I especially pops of color and pattern that brighten up neutrals. I love to have a basically neutral palette and then pop some bright color and patterns in there. It just seems to really bring some interest and uniqueness to a space. I found this great chair on sale at a consignment store about a week after telling my husband that I really, really liked loved the chairs we saw at Anthro. Synchronicity. I actually bought two. The other one, a completely different pattern and color scheme is in my studio space. The frames are so well made and have a lovely well-worn, rustic feel and the cushions...the best saturated colors and patterns! My heart swoons! I like to imagine just who made these chairs, what their story is, what their life is like. That's how personal these chairs feel to me. And I think they really brighten up my living room corner, don't you?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


It's been a while since I posted last. I've been so busy and time keeps getting away with me! The hazards of juggling a number of things. So here are just a few shots from my recent trip to Southern California. It was a lovely trip and I got to spend some wonderful time with my dad and my great aunt who is like a grandmother to my daughter. In addition, we were able to spend some time with some friends that we haven't seen in a long while. There is much to say for family and friends that one truly connects with. Home is my word for the year and it was nice to be at "home" with those I love and who love me back as well as being in familiar territory (Southern California was my home for 18 years). My daughter (above) absolutely adores reptiles and has since she was little. She said that this big guy was as cuddly as a kitten! While I agreed that he has beautiful markings (I've learned to appreciate reptiles through her) I stayed happily behind the camera!