Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inspiration : Mediterranean/Moroccan style decor Ideas

If you love vibrant and exotic colors, and have a taste for stylish and elegant furnishing, Moroccan decor is a beautiful choice! The intricate detailing on furniture, mosaic accents, rich jewel tones..all of them elements of this beautiful Mediterranean decor.

This is such a gorgeous setting! The touch of exotic in a simple setup. I love the flowers, the mosaic mirror, the straw storage boxes. The color palate is chic without being overwhelming. Stacked floor cushions and the carpet are important elements of Moroccan style decor. Bone white with the pop of fuchsia.


The Moroccan style furniture are low with simple, clean lines. The detailing on the furniture and the elaborate upholstery adds to the richness. The living room setting is so inviting. It would be perfect for hot summer months to laze around with friends. The best of elegance without compromising on comfort!


The shade of blue is the focal point here. It reminds of the sea and the lovely luxuriant yellow and rose pink add to the sophistication. There is another theme going with the beautiful marble inlay work furniture. The details are beautiful and shines in the day light. Ornate and intricate!


The colors used in Mediterranean/Moroccan style decor are beautiful, rich and luxuriant. The jewel tones with the shimmer of gold and silver in beautiful silk can be recreated in satin. Moroccan lamps with infuse any corner with an exotic feel. Use simple elements in your home decor, add a little bit of drama and excitement!


This bedroom has all the elements of Moroccan style decor. Low furniture design, lush extravagant upholstery, colorful intricate accents, heavy carpet and a beautiful surreal feel. The bedroom is right out of a fairytale. Its like an experience in itself.


The design above is traditional Moroccan style. This is a more modern take on it. Instead of adding all the curtains and canopy the walls are textured and painted a beautiful shimmery rose pink. The pendant lamp adds the soft dim light. The color theme is reflected in the bedspread as well as accent lamp. It is luxurious without being overwhelming. 


Another modern design with includes some pretty elements from the Moroccan style decor. The lovely mosaic mirror is the focal point. Unusual coral pink dresser add to the mystique. The furniture is modern, yet with the lovely rug thrown in the design is elevated to a contemporary Mediterranean style


If you are unsure about using elements from this style inside your home, convert your patio into a lovely Moroccan bazaar tent. Your guests will be delighted!!! Its not only pleasing to eyes but totally functional. Love the ombre curtains and the luscious use of pink and white. Very pretty!!


Try using some elements of this beautiful style in your home decor. Moroccan style lamps and ornate mirrors are easy to find and lovely to incorporate. Start with a corner and if you like it, incorporate some more elements. Find your own mix of fabrics, accents and colors. Designing and decoration a home is a never ending passion!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

10 Interesting ways to display art on walls!

Displaying art is an art in itself! There are different types of art work that you can collect, make or thrift to create an awesome display. It could range from fine paintings, photographs, your craft or even a mix of different kinds. The idea is to not clutter while keeping things interesting.

If displayed artistically even an assortment of art forms can look spectacular. If you think only painting and prints make stylish wall art, here is some inspiration for you. For the budget conscious, even crocheted swatches or empty frames have great potential as creative art displays for your home.

This is one of the cutest form of wall art! Love the vibrant colors. Imagine getting one made by each of your sisters/aunts and displaying! The cushions are drool worthy! Very cheerful and fun :)


Go thrifting!! The art ledge is full of vintage prints/paint by numbers. The floral theme is so easy on the eyes and even the small corner has the charm of a french cafe! I specially adore the milk glass and vintage phone.


Christmas theme here, but can be recreated in any color. Just keep looking for plates with a theme in mind. It could be color/pattern/ motif(flowers, birds). They go up in a breeze and easy to rotate with holiday and seasons.


Black and white with gray is so sophisticated! The optical illusion prints are so interesting. A wonderful focal point for a masculine living room. Terrific look for a modern contemporary home!


Adore the lovely color combination. The idea is simple, with great results. Simple black frames pop against the pastel blue. Pocket friendly and easy do-it-yourself. Easy winner!


An eclectic mix of art is not easy to pull off. yet when executed well it just stand out! The rich purple wall is such a beautiful foil to display the gorgeous colors. I am specially smitten by the skinny framed art in the middle and the punchy yellow in the gorgeous ornate frame!


If you have been lucky to have inherited vintage family pictures in good state, this is just the one for you! Different tones of sepia look so awesome. There is symmetry and history served together. Go vertical if you can, it creates more interest.


Decals are a popular choice for wall makeovers. Its cost effective & easy to install. This wall design is specially neat for its use with photographs. The frames are decals and the pictures can be pasted with double sided tape. Create a memory wall and keep including new ones as you like! Heart it!
  

Frugal and fab! If you are still looking for a choice of paintings..don't let it hold you back. This is such an easy installation. Interesting how it looks complete even without any art insertion. Get yourself a stash of frames, spray paint and install. Viola!!!


This cluster of art piqued my interest. I would bend back to check whats hiding :o) If you like a little mystery and drama, this is a fun way to install. It would be a good idea to keep switching places so all of them get the spotlight though ;o) 


These are just a few ideas to inspire you. Take out your art collection and arrange and rearrange on the floor to find what you like best. Click pictures and check again. Most important, hang them up!! Its no fun storing them when they can add so much character and spirit to your home and lives. Get going and get inspired.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Theme design : Yellow and Gray color combination!

Each color has certain characteristics. They are generally classified as 'warm' or 'cool' color. Some are bright, intense and radiate energy, while some are soothing and neutral. Yellow is the sunny color. Its bright and full of energy, stimulates senses and is perfect when combined with a neutral like gray. Gray is such a regal color, not too heavy like black, yet it makes its presence felt, it adds the touch of serenity.

Together, the combination of Yellow and Gray is great for decorating any room. They are the perfect foil for each other. The neutral serene gray which lets the yellow pop out. Here are some stunning designs to inspire you to explore this color scheme.

This living room is so stylish!! Its like a work of art, each decorative piece has been chosen with deliberation. Love the choice of pillows and cushions. The subtle detailing on the wall is so pretty!


The color combo in this bedroom shows the possibilities with yellow and gray together with black and white. Gray and yellow balance each other quite like ever favorite black and white. The stylish chrome and interesting pattern on the cushions hold the eyes. Beautiful regal!


Simple chic modern living room. If I were to design one for myself, this would be it. Its so delicate, the rose pattern rug, wall hangings and retro lamp. I would snap the tables in a heartbeat! beautiful rustic,and can use them for extra seating. 


Darker shade of gray with yellow is so masculine! The color is so dark and rich, and the yellow almost glows. Yet another idea for a makeover for adolescent or teen bedroom. The stripes keeps the whole look very interesting.


Hallway designs are not easy. The space is limited, yet it makes a big impact. It sets the tone to the entire home. This is a fun and fabulous way to decorate a lobby or even under the stairway. Get out those vintage pictures, buy art in black and white, use just one bright color like yellow to jazz it up!!


We have been seeing a lot of modern designs, however the color combination of gray and yellow is equally good in a traditional setup. This living room is brimming with ideas! Look at the interesting curtains and the hardware on the bureau. Retro modern decor is so fascinating!


Very stylized, modern space saving design for teen bedroom. This bedroom utilizes space to the max for two kids. Includes study with cabinets to boot! Yellow keeps the place full of energy and warmth.


Yellow against a slate gray wall is powerful yet elegant. Gray is present in many shades with deliberate pop of yellow to break the monotony and ease the effect. The interesting textures add to the grandness of the room decor. 


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