Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Reading Nook

Being a wife, a mom and running a business, I barely have time for myself. Sometimes I wish i have a relaxing spot to enjoy a book , have a drink, day dream or a nap maybe. At the moment , I am writing this post while sitting on my kids reading nook in the play room where my kids are playing. So much for me wanting to relax! If not in a kids playroom, it is the perfect place to wind down during the day. Reading nooks can be created under the stairs, a bay window, an unwanted closet space , a little wall pocket in a room ....
Here are a few reading nooks that makes me want to grab a book and curl up in any of them.

I love the colors in this space. Only looking at it makes me relax.

The end of a hallway in this loft is the perfect spot for this nook.

A closet transformed into an office and reading nook. How creative.

This is a proof that no matter how small your closet is, it can still work. 

The arch makes this nook even more charming

A small room is now the perfect  hideaway 

A bay window = reading nook. And over here, the draperies in front of it make it one dressy spot.

Under the stairs ... The fabric colors and wood panels makes this one cozy nook.

What do you think?  Dont you feel like having a me-time now? 

Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wallpaper Should Still Be Loved

Mentioning wallpaper, the first image that comes to mind is this :

Wallpaper has evolved to include many designs and trends that can easily be applied in every room,often on one focal wall.

This beautiful Damask wallpaper has a light pattern that adds interest to the room, yet don't overpower the furniture.

Shiny wallpapers reflect light in your room. Just glamorous.

Grasscloth wallpaper adds texture and warmth to the space. Because on a larger scale the mismatch lines would be obvious, i would prefer to use it on hallways and dens.

Mural wallpaper is simply a piece of art. It can create a theme or a mood in a room. 

Jungle Themed Mural in a kids room

Motivo Crocodile and Motivo Lace are two textured wallcoverings with a glossy finish by CeasarStone , using quartze stone. It can also be used as a countertop and backsplash. Does it get any more luxurious then that? 

Motivo Lace

Embossed wallpaper adds architectural interest to a room. You can paint it any color you want, and in a few years if you get bored, you can re-paint it with another color. This wallpaper can be used on  furniture like a chest, mirror frame..etc to create a custom look.

Embossed wallpaper on mirror frame

Who said wallpapers should only be used on walls?

Some fun wallpapers by Surrealien

Different patterns of the same color shade in one room. 

Wallpaper covering part of the wall making it a focal point.

The two colors complement each other, along with the accessories used, in this open space concept room.

So now you can see that wallpaper glamorizes a room and adds style to it. Another plus, with proper installation, it can be easily removed without any damages.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nickadoo Tree Trunk Table

I love furniture pieces where natural materials are mixed with modern materials. These unique Nickadoo tree trunk tables designed by Quebecois designer Nicole Belanger are just that.  Trees that have either fallen naturally or cut by lumber companies are salvaged , where the trunks are cut, cleaned, sanded, polished and then used as an end table or an extra seating (yes it can carry up to 400 pounds) . Not to mention that each table is a one of a kind with its different size, age and natural marks.  Now this is true recycling. What do you think ?

Thanks for reading. Ruba

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Uniquely Beautiful Furniture

As i was surfing the web today, i came across these unique and beautiful furniture. What do you think of them?

This beautiful traditional with a twist corner sofa , designed by Lila Lang, is not only a functional seat, but a piece of art.

The Twisted Cabinet from Benchmark Furniture

Who said work should not be fun. Bring fun to your home office with the Jujie Chair by Jamy Yang

Suspended Marionette1

East Meets West sofa by MAAD

I would love to have this Little Black Dress in my walk-in.

I personally love this hemispherical wall kitchen cabinet called Dime by Splinter Works. After preparing snacks or cocktails, i can simply close the cabinet and just pretend that the mess is no longer there.

For all the shoe lovers out there, this feminine Stiletto from Splinters Work is a perfect addition to your space.

 This beautiful polished steel Lectori Salutem Desk by Jeroen Verhoeven is simply a piece of art 

This Canned bench by Straight Line Designs remind me of sardines.

Now for some Kids Furniture Bedroom. These fun pieces of furniture are also by Straight Line Designs, and will definitely make the perfect bedroom for any child. Don't they bring back memories ?  

The Accordion Chest

The Beaver Cabinet

The Bomb Cabinet


The Cracked Cabinet

The Melting1 Cabinet

I couldn't help but smile at those Mickey and Minnie Cabinets

What is it this time Mrs Pearson?


I would love to know what you think of this post. Make sure to visit my blog again for some more design talk. 

Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monochromatic can be Dramatic

 When designing a room, the variety of color palettes you choose can create its mood and feel, but what if you like one color that you just cant get enough of? Monochromatic color scheme is your choice. No , its not boring to use one color. Choose your color, and use its different hues and tints to create a soothing, exciting or a bold room. It is also important to use different textures , patterns and scales to give a depth to the room. Make sure to unify the space by adding similar patterns and colors in different areas of the room.
I have to warn you that its not easy to pull that look off, but if you do it right then you will end up with a stunning room.

Anyways, here are some picture that will inspire you and make you love your favorite color even more.



White or Beige


The Richards Home Remodel


 Purple / Violet



Crosby Street Hotel

By  : Candice Olson



I hope you enjoyed my article and would love to know what you think of monochromatic color scenes.
Make sure to visit my blog again for more design talk.

Thanks for reading.