Posts Tagged ‘decor’

Playing with the shadows

March 5, 2015 Leave a comment


This is a cleaver way to add some dark tones and character to  a room with out using a dark paint color or wall paper

Categories: Home / Food / Living Tags:

Newsprint Christmas

November 29, 2013 Leave a comment

While shopping on Black Friday came a cross this idea. Really like how simple this is, the red really pops – having a red, green, black and white color scheme for Christmas has been done but this approach has a vintage feel.

Newsprint christmas

Newsprint christmas


Categories: Home / Food / Living Tags:

Black is used as a Blank Canvas

May 12, 2013 Leave a comment

I saw this commercial and really like how the black is used to help the viewer focus on the sink fixtures and utensils Glenn Kotche is playing. The  set is very simple  set  but  the set  up of the sink water fixtures and the culinary items are a little more complex which we notice and focus on. Having the different colors , a viewer can  imagine or relate to their household color plates helps with that small trigger of possibly adding the Delta faucetin their home .

Black is the Focal Point

May 7, 2013 Leave a comment

I saw this on Dancing with the Stars last night and was blown away with Jaimie Goodwin & Derek Hough performance. The chorography and idea is amazing!!! Besides the dancing – the over use of the reds and pink are over kill for the simple set but having the dancers all in black with an sheik grunge feel helps make them the focal point. I am a fan of having one wall with a heavy print wall paper in a room, this really help bring in the eye and ground the room.  But over all there is a great sense of vintage and modern grunge to the whole thing, from the set design, costumes and to dancing.  Please watch the entire video!!!

Classy but Age Neutral

December 22, 2012 Leave a comment


I went shopping to see what last minute deals I could get and I came across this Christmas gift bag. What grabbed me is not just the color choices but this can be used for anyone at any age. I am very particularly about the over all presentation of my gifts and how the colors and theme need to be consistent with the gift and for whom it is for. But this gift bag could be used for grandma, mom or a little cousin. I really like the solid silhouettes shapes against the print backgrounds. Even though this design is flat my eye keeps moving – the diagonal red blocks help keep the consistent feel of the red but the slight over use allow the white and blacks to pop and help tone it down. I really like that there is no use of metallic or glitter on this bag – it really helps keep it simple and focus on some of the iconic images for the Christmas holiday.

Categories: Home / Food / Living Tags:

Black and White in the Home PART II?

June 17, 2012 Leave a comment

I had done a post earlier about the set design for  Once Upon A time – Black and White in the Home ?  I really like the mix of hi-end with the nature feeling. I was able to find the wall paper used on set and plan to buy some for my place.  The wall paper can be found  at and if you search for birch tree wallpaper you can see the other style options for the wall paper.

Categories: Home / Food / Living Tags:

Country Home

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment
Privet House Company

Privet House Company

I noticed this display in Target and it not just classy, sheik, and modern. It really has a home, antique feel. It’s so simple the there is focus on the images / items that can be bought through this house ware line. The old chalkboard drawing feel with the simple illustrations really help present a laid back at home feel. The line drawings with the minimal details help present the form and special relation of the object but table that everything is on is implied by the perspective. I do like the type design with the serif font / display font (Privet) and sans serif (House), it helps contrast the text and not make the label too text heavy.


March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Went to The Public House and saw this sign in the restaurant. The food is amazing and I hope to got there again!!! AS for the sign I really like the type treatment for this. I am not sure if it is one type face at different weights or two fonts used. I am not sure but it is not over whelming or disconnected. It is a list of streets and the treatments go together but each street is differentiated from each other, it doesn’t read all as one statement. This is a good example of how less is more…

Black and White in the Home ?

January 10, 2012 1 comment

I just got into Once Upon A Time on ABC, which is pretty good to come my surprise. There seems to be a lot of details and story lines that  unravel in time. But the Mayor’s office is in black and white and it doesn’t feel to modern, upscale or rich. It seems kinda like a home office. I really like the mix and match of styles, textures and fabrics. The  wallpaper and how it looks like the woods is really interesting, there is sense of nature there but until your really look at it. I think it helps with the over all nature feel without being obvious. And I think the nature vibe is toned down with the black patterns and tones of grey.

Categories: Home / Food / Living Tags:

The Ribbon Staircase – Modern and Classy

January 2, 2012 Leave a comment


The Ribbon Staircase blends art and craftsmanship. Photo: HSH Architects

I came  across this staircase and find it really interesting. This Modern and abstract staircase is appealing to the eyes and seems to be functional. The useof blackand white really helps tone it down. If it  was white with a nother color it would really scream abstract high-end living. Color does effect the over all tone —  To read more about other interesting stair case please visit : Homes With Amazing Staircases by: Tanya Mohn

Categories: Home / Food / Living Tags: