Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Give Thanks for Interior Design: Our Nations Capital

Our Nations Capital, Washington, DC. Since it is voting time and the focus is on our Great Nation I though it might be fun to highlight some of my favorite government buildings. In design school my favorite class was Historic Architecture & Design. I fell in love with the classical design of buildings and I love to implement those timeless basics in my interiors as well. Washington DC has some of my favorite buildings and I am so grateful for their beauty and the way they represent our country. I have not been to DC yet but it is definitely on my bucket list. {Source for all the pictures came from}

Supreme Court Building

Union Station

The White House

The Washington Memorial

Capitol Building

Jefferson Memorial Building

Library of Congress

The Lincoln Memorial
National Cathedral
Are they not beautiful?! My favorite one would have to be the Library of Congress.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Give Thanks for Interior Design - Vases

Since its Thanksgiving and we are all in the "Thankful For..." mood I have decided to start a little blog tradition/series. I love this time of year and I dare say that it is my favorite. I really am so grateful for Interior Design and I know that might sound a little sappy but I love the joy it brings me and the creative outlet it is.

So this series is going to focus on Quotes about Design, Interiors, and Products that I am grateful for and love. Hopefully you will notice some things that spark your interest and realize how important good design is and how it affects our every day lives. So if you want to follow along grab the button down below & keep up with the series up until Thanksgiving Day.

Today I want to give thanks to Vases! You see them in almost every room. They come in so many styles, shapes, textures, colors, materials and sizes that almost no two are alike. I love the way that they can bring a little added form, history and shape into a room even without it holding flowers. I use them a ton when styling and decorating a room. I have put together some of my favorite vases that are unique in texture, form, and color.
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Below are some room views of different ways to use vases & different styles.
(You can click on the picture and it will take you to the source)

Oversized & Clear

Added Color & Knick Knacks on the Coffee table

Rustic Gardening Can

Added Height

Modern & Rustic on Mantel
Centerpiece Full of Color

Metallic & Streamlined

Bright & Cheery on top of Neutrals

Simple, White & Functional

What do you like to do with Vases?