Happy Monday Morning to All! Sorry I haven't posted lately, busy with life, but now I'm back! One trend I have been seeing lately is design blueprints. Vintage or reproduction framed or unframed, on a wall or on other items like iphones and fabric. Which ever way you use it I think it's cool! Next time your'e reading your favourite magazine look closely at the wall art. Maybe you are lucky enough to be an architect or designer where you have your own blueprints hanging around but if not there are great resources available like etsy to pick up a few unique pieces. Or maybe hunt through your local vintage store or grandma's attic? Look out below for some I found. . . . . .
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I thought I would pick out a few ways to bring the love to your home! In our house it's my son's birthday so we can never forget it! Good day all round. Whether you go all out or just send a few discreet cards it's fun to look at the hot red items out there to spice it up a bit! In a design kind of way! Take a look at these easy diy's or pieces to buy and bring in the RED
How about brightening up your day with this vibrant paint colour from Benjamin Moore- Ravishing Red (2008-10) and set the mood for Valentine's Day
Reclaimed wood "LOVE"art. Easy DIY found on Etsy
Mason jar vases( or chocolate holders!)
Add a touch of red to your everyday decor. Just for Valentines or all year round
Bring in the drama with a hot red mirror. Make your own with IKEA's Ung Dril mirror frame for only $19.99 and spray paint it yourself! Change the colour over and over to suit the occasion or room.
Set the table or have breakfast in bed with fun red and white dishes. Via Pinterest
How about some great red furniture like this awesome buffet and fabulous red leather sofa? The sofa is so hot it needs a fire hose above it!!
Several times a year (or more. . . . . . . .) I pay a visit to IKEA and usually come home with something new. You can always count on the Swedish superstore for simple, useful and affordable pieces for our homes. Everyone I'm sure has a piece of IKEA somewhere. This week I came back with a new floor lamp for my office. I had been looking for a lamp that was adjustable for reading and saw this new one at our local Ottawa store. Right away I liked the industrial feel and the striped lamp cord and could picture it at home. Today I realised when looking on line that there is a whole series under the Ranarp name. I may have to add some more in other parts of the house!
Here is my new baby at home in the office.
Ranarp Pendant Light- IKEA
Ranarp Wall Work Light- IKEA
Ranarp Table Work Light- 2 colours-IKEA
I'm not the only one who likes this new series,check out these other fans of the Ranarp.
Pay a visit to IKEA and see what's new. . . . . .
Last week on my recent visit to HABITAT I found two bargain retro milk glass lights for only $5. For some people they may be what they removed from their houses and couldn't wait to change but for me and other eclectic design lovers they are a funky find. Milk glass originated in the 16th century in Venice, as an opaque glass which was blown or pressed into different shapes. Known then as opaline and later became know as milk glass. Examples of it are found in places like ebay and etsy. usually for more than $5! There are collectors out there of vases , dishes and lighting. Here is a look at one of my new bargains and then a few more I found to introduce you to this distinctive highly collectible glassware.
Mid century finds on Etsy-$60 and Ebay -$105
Collecting vintage milk glass
Pendant light- milk glass in a eclectic room
Hanging centre stage over an amazing chevron floor
Bright red corded milk glass light fixture set against rustic antique door.
Milk glass on an industrial pulley with wooden wall
Bedside task lighting, beautiful and practical
Old doesn't always mean past it's prime, Some things are ready for a comeback. . .