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Found this great photo which includes an awesome bookshelf on Design Love Fest this morning.

Retro is what makes me drawn to this space…and the crisp simplicity!

Love this watercolor match to the room too!  Happy Tuesday everyone!

(patternfest pairing by molly, photo credits: room / watercolor)

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I am happy to be back to my blog (August totally disappearing due to

laptop collapse) with a new HDD up and running!  Here is a great

example for hanging multiple prints/paintings. which is always a

challenge.  This can very inspirational if  you are a collector of special

pieces of framed art, but are in a quandary as to how to display them

tastefully.   Your collection will not look exactly like this, but it will

definitely show your own personality! I, myself, am faced with this

problem, being one of those with an art ‘stash’ which I have recently

perused!

Happy Hanging!

I haven’t been posting for about one month because I was fastidiously

moving into my new apartment in a 100 year old house in

downtown Ann Arbor, and have been facing ‘new space’ challenges…

what this blog is about!  I have discarded, ruthlessly purged,

kept only the useful or beautiful and am finely able to find cyber time

(also important for yin yang in one’s apartment).  Here is an

arrangement I just hung of Bulgarian photos which I framed recently,

and love dearly, purchased from the photographer’s wife.

This photo is an iPhone photo, not perfect, but you get the idea.  The

chest of drawers holds my CD collection, stationery and hats and

scarves.  The ‘Zen of My Flat’ is a new challenge, and one that I am

enjoying.  More photos to come!

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Being a framer, I always have an over abundance of framed prints, and drawings.

The trick is getting it all out of hiding in a sensible  and attractive fashion.

This is one way…using the shelves to group framed prints, interspersing objets d’art.

It is not too formal, and can be added to or taken away easily.

White as a background

always works for me!

Brad Eberhard

Twin Study. 2008
Oil on canvas over panel
12 x 16 inches

…and maybe these shoes just casually lying around!

I saw this painting (even though small) and I immediately visualized it as a take-off point in a room, whether it be a white room, a neutral toned room…etc.

It would be fun to keep all furniture neutral except for the pillows and accessories, pulling out colors from this fun piece.  The sky is the limit…sheets, place mats,  dishes, flowers…  WOW!

Jack Lenor Larsen woven sample – Haitian Primitive Twill  – Amber

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Jack Lenor Larsen woven sample – Peacock

Texture along with color make a room interesting. The weave of a fabric can be art in itself. I have always loved the titles given to certain fabrics and the color names; it lures you into using them in your own apartment…if only a touch of it. Maybe just a pillow or two will satisfy! Perhaps just a little accent color from a favorite painting…

Sigh!

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Not only do I love the white drawing-like painting in the room, but I especially like the splash of orange.  It is a ‘feel good’ color.  I relate it to the Sacral Chakra, SVADISTHANA, ones own abode (if you are into that). But if that is not  your thing,  it just adds a great punch to a room.  I use it in my space and it definitely has a pleasant effect.

via: desire to inspire

Classic and clean, a look I can always live with.  Fine art always adds a finishing touch, along with a very special rug.

Source: yatzer.com

photo © Fran Parente

Apartment On Oscar Freire Str. in São Paulo by Felipe Hess

Black & White Collection

This is one of my favorite groupings. I would love this in my next ‘appartement’.

Source: indigenousdialogues

No Christmas is complete without a trip to La Belle Maison, Ann Arbor, MI.  After working at the gallery, I pick a local store each evening to Christmas shop in the week before Christmas.  This is one of my favorites.  They have French and British accessories for the apartment or home, along with bath and beauty items and French jewelry.  I especially like their vintage prints (Chanel framed print in photo).  The third photo is Megan wrapping my finds…two clear glass French Spencer cups and a lovely silver Good Luck Ring.