Thursday, August 30, 2012


There is curb appeal outside and then there are first impressions created when you open your front door and welcome people inside.  The entrance should give those who enter an idea of who lives there by the personal items and style within.  It should also say Welcome, come in and stay a while.  (well in most cases we want our visitors to stay a while) 
Here are some lovely and welcoming entrances that say welcome and offer a little insight into those who reside there.....

This entrance would give the impression the homeowners like to drink! or at least entertain

Guest Blogger from Arcadian Lighting

Hello, everyone! I'm Mari, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a wonderful online place to find pendant lights, chandeliers, and light fixtures of all sorts. When you visit, please stop by our lighting blog and say hello. I'm so happy to be here with you today at Design Savvy to share a guest post about metal and glass pendant lights. On my list of favorite lights, pendants come in second only to chandeliers. I've pulled together eight rooms that are lit by these beautiful and functional fixtures that will enchant you with their many shapes and sizes. Please enjoy!
Pendant Lights
Three glass globe pendants shine down on a dining table with x legs, metal-covered top and nailhead trim. I love the cow artwork and botanical plates.
Pendant Lights
Another trio of pendants is lovely above the breakfast bar in this modern farmhouse style kitchen. The rich color of the metal contrasts nicely with mirrored interiors.
Pendant Lights
What could be better than this charming group of tiny glass pendant lights? Perhaps that same grouping combined with six Tolix chairs. What an inviting dining space!
Pendant Lights
This pendant with silvery metallic shade is a perfect companion for the Mid-Century Eames wire chairs. A cheerful sunny space for breakfast with the family.
Pendant Lights
Glass bell jar pendants with metal trim are a lovely choice for lighting foyers, small or large like this spacious inviting space.
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This colorful dining area with banquette seating gets very stylish lighting in the form of a metallic gold lined white cone pendant above the antique table. It's a lovely eclectic mix of styles.
Pendant Lights
A large cluster of frosted globe pendants looks stunning in this chic dining room. The lights are a nice contrast to the stone pattern on the wall.
Pendant Lights
Glass cloches have been turned into a trio of lighting fixtures with metal fittings. The glass pendants seem to have been made to hang above this industrial style dining table—and indeed they were created especially for the space. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 What do you think of these metal and glass pendant lights? Leave us some comments at the bottom and be sure to stop by our website for more ceiling lights, wall sconces, and lighting fixtures!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey....*&#$%@?*

It's the buzz phrase going around this summer. I figured I had better get going on my Fifty Shades, and I will definitely be hitting the bedroom, however not quite the same E.L. James, haha.....
fooled ya !!

I have always loved gray/grey.  I remember I painted a Dining Room in one of my houses back a very long while ago in a fairly dark gray and it really had a warm and dramatic look.  Well, not everyone sees colour the same way,  and my sister-in-law, who never claimed to have any decorating sense, came to visit and asked 'when are you going to do something with that horrible room'.  The former owners had really bad taste!! (in her opinion) Well I wasn't so confident back then in my decorating skills, but I knew I loved it and I was quite sure it didn't look horrible.  A few years later when we sold the house and made a pot of cash, the comments received were extremely positive about the decor, especially the 'grey room'.  Guess she really didn't know much about decorating but she did became a very successful & famous attorney.  Now on to my '50 Shades'............. and the best is at the end!!!



All are gorgeous but my absolute favourite Shades of Grey are....

One of my former Kitties 'Chloe'             My Grandson Orson