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Friday, April 30, 2010

My World Of Design

I came across these beautiful photos and felt they represented me in my "world of design." Sometimes it is a balancing act of making all of the elements come together...

These women are so beautiful and graceful amidst the strange world in which they are in. Yet they look as if they are dancing a dream... with a tug and pull of a curtain panel here and the lift of awkward chandelier there, she is creating a masterpiece, she is creating beauty.
It is almost as if she is one with here surroundings and has become one of the elements. She is right at home on her obscure place on the ladders almost as if she has always been there.

Inspiration is everywhere and in everything around us, we just have to take the time know where to look and what to see. As simple as these photos are it is the details that make them special. They would be nothing without the simple ladders, the shavings on the floor, the worn look to the walls, the sparkle of the chandelier, and best of all the elaborate dresses. This is my world of design...
I love it, I feel it, I live it.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Be Different

Today I wanted to give you all my little know decorating secret. Ok well maybe it is not a secret, because I only practice what I preach in all my designing history. Time and time again I run across this problem. Do you see anything wrong in the following picutre.

First of all it is like sleeping in a coffin, not really my sort of gig, but once you get beyond that and the fact that it has more shaggy fur than any pet I have ever owned, do you see a pattern here? Black, black, black and yet again more black. Fur, fur and way too much fur, it is a bachelor pad gone terribly wrong, it really is just wrong. And the little dragons holding up the bed...Really? Ok so anyways my whole point of this photo is please and I beg of you please stop matching everything. I see two matching nightstands and a matching mirrored dresser, matching lamps on both sides of the bed. On a rare occasion there is a time and a place for matching, but trust me this aint it. My number one rule with all of my clients is to never and I repeat never buy matching furniture sets!!! If you don't have different textures and different pieces of furniture, is the room really that interesting? It becomes boring looking at the same piece day in and day out every direction you look. So sadly dreary!!

Now look at this picture from one of my favorite european designers

Full of textures, color, different lines. You simply just want to stare and take in all the elements. This is what I am talking about, this is a room that you will enjoy for many years. When you design your room, buy each piece because you absolutely love it and everytime you look at it, it makes you soo happy. This will help create a room with depth and best of all it will express you and who you are. Don't be afraid to be different and don't be afraid to express yourself through your furniture. This pictures is a prime example of that there really is no rules when it comes to designing (with an exeption of a few known no nos) but really when you look at this, somethings have no rhyme or reason, yet it just goes. For example look at the warm tone of brown of the fireplace and then you can see the black and white stripe lampshade. Yes this can be done, add a little bit of funk to your space, you will love it even more in the end.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April's Feature Products Are Here

I have officially added the featured products today on my website!! Vintage books and candlesticks galore!! Get them while they last!!

Here is a little teaser:
These books are sold in sets of 3

Monday, April 19, 2010

Shipping Day

My big shipping day was today and I just wanted you all to see just what was sent to Chicago for the big event!!!
These are my new frames that will be gracing my website's presence very soon. Killer!!

These "must have" vintage books are a featured item for the month of April and will be added to the site this weekend. They are sold in sets of three and are crazy amazing!!

Topiaries in crowns and jewels, vintage books with iron flowers and trinkets. Oh you know you want some!!

These are some candlesticks that you will be seeing as a featured item and will be available on my site at the end of the week!

I will keep you all updated on how the show went, in the meantime check the website out for my new items being added this weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Piece Of Chateau Couture Headed To Chicago!!

I have been working myself silly the past week to send off a big shipment to Chicago. Some of my products will be featured and for sale at an event put on by Shop Embrace and Life Therapy on the 29th and 30th of this month. I am super excited about this and will be posting some pictures of the products that will make their way to the windy city. A few of these products have not even made it on my site yet, so beware of being tantalized!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chateau Couture's Offical Blog!!

Ok yes I have broken down and have joined the family of Bloggers!! What the heck am I doing!! Just kidding. I thought I would start this blog to keep all of my dedicated clients and customers informed of the incredible products listed on my new website... yea!!! I will be posting new products, featured items ( that will be new and changing monthly), and events that will be happening. I have super big plans for Chateau Couture and some amazing products coming your way for the entire next year. Yes I have it planned out for a whole year.
I have had some amazing friends and family help me get to where I am today and have helped me make my website a reality. Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude in my heart for these dearly loved people, ya all know exactly who you are!!
Anyways I am super excited, this is going to be a KILLER adventure. So here we go....