Fuente: colorbuzz.valsparblog.com by Ann McGuire
jueves, 25 de febrero de 2010
Fuente: colorbuzz.valsparblog.com by Ann McGuire
miércoles, 24 de febrero de 2010
Jackie Von Tobel’s fabric line, including these darling pillows. The dog is NOT for sale!!!
This week we have ANOTHER give away at the Skirted Roundtable HERE! Our guest is Jackie Von Tobel, artist, interior and fabric designer, and author. Jackie is also a blogger – which is where the four of us met. All of us started our blogs at about the same time, except for Linda who started HER blog ages and ages ago, Linda is the grandmother of design bloggers. For the past three years, Jackie has been very busy writing two huge reference books on window treatments and bedding HERE. She was gracious enough to offer her two books for the giveaway. The contest ends tomorrow night, so if you haven’t already entered, be sure to go to the Skirted Roundtable HERE and read the instructions.
While you are entering the contest, be sure to listen to the interview. Jackie is a fascinating woman, full of a joie de vie that most of us only dream about!!! She is highly inspiring and I think you will be very motivated after listening to all she has accomplished in her life. She’s an incredible person and the three of us were left a little exhausted after talking with her!!!
My favorite fabric from Jackie’s line is this one – Birds and Braches in Coffee. Jackie CLAIMS she designed this fabric with me in mind!! Sure, Jackie!!!!
Tomorrow is the last day to enter the giveaway – so hurry!!! Go HERE to listen to the interview and leave your contest comments there. Please do NOT leave your contest entry comments on this blog, Cote de Texas! All entries MUST be left on the Skirted Roundtable blog or you won’t be eligible!!!!
Jackie asked that I add this information about her collaboration with Minutes Matter:
If you heard my recent interview on The Skirted Roundtable or read some of my posts about design software you may be interested in learning more about how my designs are used in STUDIO graphic design software. My friend Merlin (yes, that is her real name) who is the official wizard over at Minutes Matter and I would like to cordially invited you to attend a FREE, 30 minute webinar sponsored by Minutes Matter Solutions on Thursday, March 4 at 1 PM Eastern. You’ll see Merlin use Studio, our graphic design program, to translate the fabulous draperies and valances from my book, The Design Directory of Window Treatments into elevation renderings filled with fabrics, colors, and textures. These complete designs can also be broken apart quickly and mixed and matched for an infinite variety of styles. Never be stumped again how to treat your client’s windows – watch how easy it is to drag and drop these beautifully illustrated images to create drawings that your clients will want show their friends. To register for this free event on March 4 at 1 PM EST , please click here:
for more information, please visit the Minute Matter website:
And finally, next week we have design photographer Michael J. Lee who is full of tips on how to get that perfect photograph of your house!
domingo, 21 de febrero de 2010
Traditional enfilades are not always fancy or large. The New Orleans “shotgun house” is such an example. Here, in the French Quarter, is a rare but charming shotgun house, so called because a bullet would travel from the front door out to the back.
sábado, 20 de febrero de 2010
miércoles, 17 de febrero de 2010
I found this house for sale on Sotheby’s Real Estate web site HERE. Located on Lake Norman in Charlotte, North Carolina, it is listed for a cool $15,000,000. Recession? What recession? The listing details make you think the house was built when Abraham, Isaac and Jacob walked the earth: “Ancient craftsmanship, incredibly ornate details from the Biblical Stone in the Grand Foyer to the imported French limestone walls.” OK. The new house even has a name “Chateau Lyon.” And to go along with all that pretension, even the rooms have fancy monikers: The Grand Foyer, The Loggia, The Grand Salon, The Palm Court – what is that? and The Morning Room. The house is also multicultural: Mexican Pinon stone surrounds, antique European roof tiles, French boiserie, Italian chandelier (in the Palm Court), and Texas limestone foundation walls. Despite all the fancy labels, the house is decorated with a very youthful flair. The interior designer was not listed in the details, but I guessed who it was with the first picture of le Grande Fo-yer. Can you guess who the very talented designer is?
Whoa – what a foyer! I wonder if this doubles as a living area? I love the round settee in the middle – this piece is a real clue to who the designer is. Do you know now??? Portieres separate this room from the family area.
A close-up of the iron railing and stone stairs. I love the stone flooring – it adds such a permanence to a house.
In The Grand Salon, aka the family room, there is a huge fireplace that looks like you could walk in it. What a beauty!
This is the master bedroom, but truly all the bedrooms are so luxurious it is hard to tell. The walls have a very faint mural painted on them. This bedroom is located right off the Grand Salon, to the left of the fireplace.
In the mirror’s reflection you can see into the Grand Salon. The Loggia is located off the windows, on the left. Notice the hardware on the chair arms! Another clue to who the designer is – did you guess yet?
The master bathroom is incredible. Look at the shower on the right! More chandeliers and sconces. The bathroom is treated like another room – typical of this designer’s style.
A closeup of the sink area. Notice how the tiled floor flows up so high on the walls. So pretty!
An upstairs balcony off the Grand Foyer.
This balcony over looks the Grand Salon. There are five bedrooms in Chateau Lyon.
Another bedroom, here you can really see the antique wood floors. Very pretty room! Notice the wonderful window and its surround.
Another bedroom filled with antiques and a suzani bedspread.
A wide view of the back of the house. I didn’t realize there were that many fireplaces in the house.
If you want to guess who the designer is, leave a comment. If you knew who it was before, don’t ruin the fun for everyone else!!
And don’t forget tomorrow is the last day to enter the Skirted Roundtable giveaway HERE.