Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012 New Year Aspiration!

What's Your Aspirations for 2012?

As we prepare to say Au revoir to 2011 and Bonjour to 2012, we begin to think about things to accomplish throughout the coming Year.  This is what some may call a New Year's Resolution, I'm call it my New Year's Aspiration!

In 2012, I strive to blog at least "Once" a week about every, anything and all things 'DESIGN."  I'm designating Sunday's to put together a design piece big or small to share and inspire others.  Therefore, look out for new blog updates every Sunday beginning the New Year.

Design by Allie, is wishing you a New Year full of creativity and inspiration!  Be Inspired in 2012!

Beautiful Bright Colors for Inspiration

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Many years later and these chairs have proven to be some of the most iconic chairs to have stood the test of time.  They remain magnificent in todays design world.  They are not just furniture pieces, they are works of ART!  Let's take a look at some of the famous designers and their works of Art:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wall Panels

Thinking of sprucing up a room or two and want to do more than just add paint and picture?  Here's an option, Wall Panels!  They can be used as a headboard feature on as a design on the wall to section off an area.  The ideas can be plenty, just let your mind explore!

These are intricate wall panels that look like elegant fabrics

 These are faux leather wall panels made with unique leather that has the advantages of fireproofing and pro-environmental functionality.  Can be used in multiple applications

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Innovative Outdoor Lighting

Thinking of illuminating your yard......how about this fascinating lighting design that would be sure to spark interest!  These walkover lights by Serralunga come in a string of five and can be arranged in any pattern.  Can be used as a walkway or to illuminate your garden......the imagination is limitless!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Accent Chairs

The "Accent Chair" I like to think of it as the fabulous piece that can make a plain sofa or love seat stand out!  These fabulous pieces can spice up any area.  They can be used to determine your colors within a space or just be used as your favorite show piece.  What do you think?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hob Knobbing It Up!

Thinking socially?  Mixing and Mingling? Well, so am I! Changing, your hardware on your existing furniture can change the atmosphere in a room and can invite conversation and admiration from your guest.  Also, if done right you can mix and mingle your knobs which can add a unique attractiveness to your furnishings.  These have truly caught my attention:

I have wooden black desk that is beginning to look wore.  I think this would go perfect on it.
For you daughter's Poppy room!
Do you have a study?

How about the nightstand?  Can you see it!

Just Beautiful!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

To Relax or Just Admire!

We are always looking for a place to rest our soles.  Whether, it be a formal seating we are looking for or just an object with flare!  These non-traditional seating's are ones for not only resting your tired feet but, also to direct your attention towards.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Think Spa!  There is lots of  new technology available when it comes to personal sauna's.  This sauna comes standard with a multi-purpose equipped panel, a CD player, chromotherapy and music therapy to enhance comfort and large glass panels create an airy, bright atmosphere for moments of relaxation.  Now this speaks personal relaxation!

Creativity Can Be Fun!

Who says that road construction material isn't inspiring!  Check out this plastic traffic barrel - turned chair! What's your inspiration for design creativity?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Secto Octo Pendant Lamps

Globe Lights Made of Wood

Made from wooden laminates, these enticing and versatile shades can add style to any modern space.  Constructed from PEFC-certified finish birch with aircraft plywood.  Finishes include: natural, white-laminated and black laminated birch. 

See it within a space and it becomes a sculptural piece.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Simple Accessories

Accessories can do wonders to a room.  Just by placing simple items strategically throughout a space can make a dull area bright.  Try a few simple tricks such as this on a dresser......interesting wallpaper can also lively up a space!

Decorative Ideas for Ceilings

Want to do something to your ceiling?  Here's a few ideas to try:
Wallpaper Ceilings!

Everything French - Outdoors

How about creating a backyard space where as tea and wine is shared along with aged cheeses and grapes that soothes the palette.

Get old world inspired!

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either choosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the apperance of antique.


How about this for all my knitters and crochet lovers.

Some items are great used as accents such as these blocks.

How about this......Not so Shabby but most definitely CHIC!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

French Living

When you think of Provence and the French countryside, you're sure to see lavender fields and sunshine. though there are many elements that contribute to the French country style of decorating but, the resulting look is pretty much always rustic, old and welcoming. Such a beautiful combination.


Unique coffee tables can add much flare to an area.  Sculpture furniture can be the one of a kind piece that you are looking for.  Take a look at this cast bronze and cast aluminum piece by Silas Seandel.