Interior Design Blog | Interior and Exterior Design Ideas

July 22, 2014

Luxe Home Decor

Are you looking to add luxe style decor to your home? Well, one way is to seamlessly incorporate gold color accessories with furniture you currently have. The glittering gold tones these furnishings radiate will immediately transform any room into a luxurious, glam space.  This color in general adds a feminine touch and blends in with other palettes. Having the right amount of this tone is important; too much might make the room look flashy or ornate.

I have some ideas with shades of gold ranging from earthy to bright... you can see how the room brightens up with a sparkle!
Luxury Style Decor Ideas

July 17, 2014

Interesting Color Wheels

How many of you believe in color having an influence on one's mood and well being? Or do you just think it's pseudoscientific? Most of the time, we start with a few of our favorite colors and decorate the home based on these choices. Color therapy has been around since ancient times, when colors were infused for healing purposes. This led to interesting color wheels such as the ones shown below. I can see how the color green can represent fertility and red can symbolize loudness.. do you agree with these conclusions and would you use such a color wheel?
Interesting Color Wheels
via: jnpaints

July 13, 2014

NOVICA - Global Happiness

NOVICA brings artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) who don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. They give them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale. From product development advice, to quality control assistance, they are there to make their listing process as smooth as possible.  They even offer 0% interest loans to artisans who want to expand their business. NOVICA is also proud to be part of Fair Trade moment - it's the belief that everyone should be fairly compensated for the work they do.

Check them out, I love their - beautiful handbags, jewelry boxes, abstract paintings, drink ware, and more... I've a $25.00 giveaway sponsored by NOVICA that you might win. You will be glad to help artists and different cultures around the world when you shop at NOVICA. I really enjoyed reading about a portrait and detailed biography of each artist. I felt happy about who I was supporting. Here are some of their artisans :)

NOVICA ArtistsNOVICA Artists

July 10, 2014

Buddha Statues At Home

Buddha statues can be seen sitting or standing, smiling or laughing, and with his hands in a number of different gestures. Just as in yoga, the various poses you find Buddha in is called asanas, and the placement of their hands in to various positions is called mudras. These postures and gestures all carry different symbolism and relate to different qualities embodied by the Buddha, including grace, balance, compassion, wisdom, determination and courage.

Half-closed eyes show a state of meditation: looking outward and inward. Elongated earlobes hear what's needed in the world. Mudras have different meanings, such as teaching or protection. Some other symbols: A dot on the forehead brings wisdom and a third eye to see unity. A full mouth indicates eloquent speech. Long arms signify generosity. White, slender fingers symbolize mindfulness, precision and purity in every act. Round heels represent an even temperament, and fine webs between toes and fingers signal interconnectedness.

You need not consider yourself a Buddhist to procure a likeness of the Buddha for your home or place of business. The Buddha is recognized as a symbol of peace of mind. A glimpse of the sublime Buddha, with his eyes gently closed and his lips curved into a subtle smile, may provide inspiration to deepen your own practice of inner peace.

Text References:
What Does a Buddha Statue Represent?
Los Angeles Times; Buddha statues have meaning from head to toe; Janet Eastman
Significance of Buddha Statues for your Home

Along with this beautiful note, I have a few peace-loving rooms showcasing Buddha statues to share on this page.

Buddha Statues At Home
Buddha Statues At Home