ORMOLU CONTAINERS. I like to keep beautiful decorative containers on hand and to have them regularly filled with seasonal plants or flowers. I recently added a few to my collection. I am always amazed at how much they can add to a room, as its such an elegant and relatively inexpensive change to make. I normally use orchids and the good news is if taken proper care of they actually can last quite a while...so below are some of the containers that I love, ormolu with a gold leaf accent....pretty elegant, don't you think?
CARPETING. My battle has raged on with my husband over carpeting in the bedrooms vs. putting wood floors. I love wood floors but feel strongly that the bedrooms should be carpeted as its so pretty, cozy and feels so good on the feet...just something about the way carpet feels and looks that I am feeling strongly about, so I am being pretty stubborn. Hoping to sway him by some pretty choices.....the ones below are for my sons' rooms, any thoughts?
VELVET OTTOMANS. I have always loved the inviting feel of a pretty ottoman, like the way it can be moved anywhere in the room where you need an impromptu extra seat and the way they double as great looking tables especially with a tray or glass round on top. They are so versatile and can be such a fun decorative object to dress up. Here are a few samples of some that I like..do you have one? Would you like one?
FABRICS WITH BIRDS. I have always liked birds quite a bit, my old wallpaper in my bedroom had a beautiful soft palette of the palest gray green with peacocks and it was quite gorgeous, I bought beautiful peacock crystal sconces and in general am drawn to birds, peacocks and such. So I recently saw some gorgeous fabrics with birds and am brainstorming as to where I might be able to use them.... Any ideas?
VENETIAN MIRRORS. This is a serious love and there is no breakup in the near future. I have always loved these mirrors...with their almost Lacy delicate nature, they are just so grand, regal, elegant and yet understated in the most sophisticated way. In the right spot, this can make quite the statement. Particularly with a pretty and simple antique chest with a few interesting objects, but nothing that would compete with the beauty of the mirror above it. It would be stunning for a wide gallery hallway or a small vestibule leading off a hallway to another room..humm, I have just the spot! The last one I thought would be gorgeous in a ladies dressing room/area.
MARBLE ANYTHING. Of course its no secret of my obsession with all things marble, particularly gorgeous veiney white marble. Could this Sherle Wagner tub be any more luxurious and over the top in an old world amazingly elegant kind of way? (Not even in the cards but it was fun to look at) And of course I simply cannot do one of these Thursday posts without including something from New Ravenna...so here are a few goodies to entice you with.....(unreal what they can do with marble, in awe every time I see their creations)!
MONOGRAMMED ANYTHING. I discovered these gorgeous laminated placemats..how pretty are they? I love the traditional old world designs and the monogrammed ones as well. What do you think? Just love the English inspired designs and styles...fabulous.
OK my brain can only take in so much, and my senses are stimulated and in overdrive! I hope you enjoyed these items that I am loving on Thursday, do you have a favorite or something you are loving this week that you want to share? Do tell! Enjoy your day.....