Archive for July, 2012

“Timeless Elegance”

From the moment I walked into Masins on Main St. Bellevue, WA, I fell in love with furniture all over again! Being surrounded by so many incredible pieces of furniture and art how could I not?! Everything in Masin’s boasts luxury, quality and excellence. Lucky for me I had the privilege of meeting with Dave Masin, 4th generation and Vice President of Masin’s, to get a greater idea of what the well deserved hype is all about!

Did you know Masins began in 1927 in Seattle, by Dave’s Great Grandfather from Russia, who started this business by selling salvaged furniture that had fallen off trains? Since then they have become a well known quality furniture staple in the Seattle area. You will see why when you step foot inside their store.

I was delightfully impressed by Dave’s knowledge of all the furniture in Masins, considering there is so much! One display that really caught my eye was this one, here:

[Dunsmuir Sofa by Brownstone Upholstery, the chairs and end tables are Barbara Barry for Baker, the cocktail is Hickory Chair and the mirror is The Famous Constellation Mirror from Thomas Pheasant]

In talking with Dave about Masins and the modern and versatile pieces he’s implemented since he started in 2001, it’s easy to see why Masins continues to be successful. They understand the demand for a functional, timeless piece that will suit an array of different tastes with quality that will last for many years to come!

Trust me, no picture will do these pieces justice! Go see for yourself! I love this place!

Kelly

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Villa Colani, Majorca,… A Spanish Dream!

Oh. My. Goodness!!! I could sit and stare at this beautiful masterpiece ALL DAY! I can’t even begin to tell you how incredible this [house?] is! We need more bold, unique, creative and culture rich artistic homes on this planet. We really do! And Villa Colani is just that.

The Villa Colani exudes and incorporates a rich artistic design, Mediterranean cultural influences and of course a love for the home! Its blue and gold colors will never go out of style. Which is great because this beauty has plenty of color to offer!! Rich yellow exterior, white railings, ocean blue pillars and gold accents and art all over! πŸ™‚ The vibrancy and energy of this home has me inspired forever!… As a real home should!

I am a huge fan of bold trends that incorporate cultural influences. It brings out life and passion in the home! Bringing out the life and passion in your home helps inspire and create good energy and a positive environment. Which, let’s face it, we’ll all take that!! πŸ™‚

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Romantic Outdoor Swing

This such a great, beautiful idea!! A cushioned swing hanging from
Picturesque arch way on a balcony. πŸ™‚ this would be excellent off of a master bedroom!!

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Ocean Blue Mosaic For Summer

The blue in both these mosaic pieces totally remind me of summer and make me think ‘Ocean’! Like maybe in the Mediterranean or even Pacific Coast. That definitely brings some happy thoughts to mind and they are great, bold pieces to add anywhere in your home. What’s so great about Mosaic pieces? They’re versatile! You can hang it as art, you can find or make decorative stepping stones, do an outline around your pool, or you could cover a whole wall! Well, that may be a lot of work but, it would be pretty! πŸ™‚ Bottom line, it’s inspiring, happy, versatile and trendy! Check these two sample ideas out and let me know what you think πŸ™‚

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Dreamy Summer Foyer

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I love this gorgeous foyer! Bright pink & green, perfect for summer! The floral print cushion is a must with the wicker back bench. The gold mirror in the back is like the cherrie on top that opens this area up and makes it even more inviting! Love this design. πŸ™‚

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amazingly creative, unique and interesting places, spaces and architecture

 

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Speaking of Wall Paper!…

It used to be that I thought wall paper was that ugly wall covering you could not wait to get rid of or get away from!! Now, I LOVE IT!! The right designs of wall paper of course. πŸ™‚Β  With so many modern, chic or basic designs and colors and textures, there are so many great options to choose from! Plus you can add as much or as little as you want and it will look great! There is so much you can do with it! Take a peek at these ideas below:

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