Friday, October 31, 2014

The Versatile Accent Chair

Accent chairs are absolutely an essential part of any room.  They can be used to spice up a room or add texture and personality to a space.  Chairs can also be used to fill up those areas of a room that look a bit plain.

The options are endless my friends.  My favorite way to use an accent chair is to add a splash of bold color and visual interest in a room.

A perfect example is the room pictured below.  There is nothing color-shy about this room.  It is simply stunning.  Chic and modern with contemporary pieces that pull the room together without being overly done.  The pink chairs add that unexpected splash of color that create instant drama in the room.

In addition to adding appeal to a room, accent chairs should also be comfortable and inviting. Club Club chairs with an ottoman are a great choice.  The arrangement below is perfect for a guest room or just for curling up with a book or cup of  tea.

The Classic Wingback Chair

Wing chairs are elegant and add a touch of formality to any room.  Their generous size of a wingback chair makes it the perfect partner for as large sofa and it can give the room a sense of balance and scale.  They can be very neutral and basic as well as bold for adding that pop of color to your decor. Also pay attention to the details in the room.  They all have a supporting role in completing the design of a room.    

A classic wingback chair upholstered in a bright fuchsia color cleverly arranged in a modern setting. Beautiful, practical and functional.

Classic style in a perfect neutral tone works in any room.  

The Classic French Chair

Everything in this room seems to work together to create an elegant and stunning look.

Exquisite old-world charm that give a room timeless elegance.

A floral fabric can give the room an authentic French Country feel.

A magnificent example of classic time-worn comfortable French Country style.


The curves on this chair make it feminine and very elegant.

A tribute to the glamorous "Great Gatsby" era.  

The Regal Bergere Chair

A comfortable and inviting seating room.  Great for gathering and conversation.

I guess by now you can tell that I have a bit of a chair crush with these beauties.  If I could dream up the perfect romantic chair it would be the one pictured below.  A true elegant and feminine accent chair which dresses one of lovely vintage style bedrooms in our home.

Which one is your favorite style?  What look appeals to you?  The perfect accent chair is out there waiting to be incorporated into a fabulous design.  Whether it is found at a local thrift shop, flea market or garage sale, an accent chair can be a focal point in a room.

I always value my sources of inspiration.  Sometimes they can come from other bloggers, magazines, design books, and other times they can come from a great design website such as "One Kings Lane" I love their recent blog post highlighting accent chairs they love.  "Accent Chairs 101".   You can visit their blog for more great decorating ideas and inspiration.  I have attached their link below.

Here is also a link to One Kings Lane page for a peek at all of their great accent chair styles.   


Most of the photos used for this post came from Pinterest, One Kings Lane and my own collection.  I am not affiliated or compensated by One Kings Lane.

Thank you for visiting me today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Home Decor

Hello to you all.  I hope your week is going well.  For me, it is busy as usual.  Lots of family gatherings and of projects to complete.  But it is also an exciting time of year.  With plenty of seasonal decorating to do.

I love decorating for fall.  The colors and textures are warm and make a home feel cozy and inviting. I don't go too crazy but I do like to add a few pops of autumn colors throughout my home.  Simple works better for me.  

A few natural elements add instant texture and warmth.  A seasonal piece adds whimsy to my decor without detracting from the overall harmony.  

A few pops of autumnal colors in floral arrangements is an easy way to bring some of the outdoor colors inside.

I love to add a bit of texture with cozy throws throughout our home.

I love the colors on this accent pillow.

My favorite pheasant proudly displayed on our dining room table.

Family photos always make a house a home.

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of my fall decor in our home.  Thank you for visiting me today. May you have a blessed week,


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Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home Wednesdays

Savy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday


From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Faith, Grace and Crafts for Pearls and Lace Thursday

Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party Thursdays

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French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

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Rooted In Thyme for Sweet and Simple Fridays

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Vintage Beautiful

Hello sweet friends.  It is finally Friday....  Oh how I love my weekends.  Especially after a very hectic and tough week.   But it looks like the weekend will be a pleasantly wonderful one.  I am looking forward to going to the annual cranberry festival in Chatsworth, NJ tomorrow which should be full of lots of activities and fun.  And I hope your weekend is a fun and happy one too.

Today I am sharing a few pictures of my tea for one.  If you follow my blog, you know that I am crazy about vintage china.  For years I have been a collector and I now have a pretty large collection of plates and tea cups that I love to use on a regular basis.  My favorite ones to collect are the floral patterns in pastel colors with pretty feminine details such as the Homer Laughlin Eggshell Chateau pattern featured below.

And with all the craziness of daily life, I always try to give myself that bit of time to unwind with a little sweet treat and a cup of tea or coffee.  It just does wonders for me.  I find it very relaxing in creating an elegant and feminine escape for enjoying a few quiet moments.

I always have fresh flowers around the house.  They always make me happy.

Lovely vintage linens are always a must.  They add instant elegance to any table.

This lovely napkin ring was custom made from a cameo jewelry piece purchased at Michael's.  Isn't this the perfect feminine accent.  

So delicate and romantic.

Sometimes we deserve to take that extra step to turn an ordinary moment into a little magical celebration.  Thanks for visiting me today.  I am so glad you came.


Friday, October 10, 2014

A Little Fall Inspiration

It's fall again friends.  Nature is bursting with gorgeous colors of autumn.  Perfect cool evenings that invite us to enjoy the simple pleasures of a soft throw and a warm cup of tea.  Our favorite thing to do right??  

Autumn is all about coziness, rustic pieces and comfort.  Layering rich colors and creating tranquil and intimate spaces. 

I love to embrace falls color palette with hues of burnt oranges, yellows and  browns.  This Spode china in the Fleur-De-Lis pattern is my very favorite for autumn.

Dried hydrangeas in various shades of green and rustic accessories are perfect for decorating around the house.  I love to add texture and color to our home.  It adds a certain warmth and charm that is welcoming and inviting.

Perfect shade of brown.

Cool autumn nights are perfect to delight in a cup of tea.

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy the beauty of fall.


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