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Fall Floral Decorations

I’m still in High Point, North Carolina.  I’ll be heading home this evening.  The leaves are starting to change here, and the weather is nice, cool, & crisp.  It’s beginning to feel like Fall, and I’m loving it!  Last week I posted on fall front door decoration ideas, and today I thought I’d start the week out with Fall floral decorations.

Donna's Blog: Fall Floral Decorations | Kevin Sharkey for Martha Stewart

Kevin Sharkey for Martha Stewart

 

Flowers have always make a space feel brighter and cheerful.  I absolutely love them!  There are so many ways to create floral decorations.  Go with rustic look by using sticks and auburns, crimsons, & golds or go a little unusual with aubergines, deep reds, and blues.  Your homes color palettes can help influence the style you choose.  Also, use a combination of florals and food, for example include artichokes, cranberries, cabbages, etc.  Not only do you need to think of what flowers and fillers you choose for your floral arrangement, but you also need to decide on the type of vase or container.  If you are using pumpkins or squashes, use them as vases for your floral arrangements.

 

Donna's Blog: fall floral decorations | Kevin Sharkey for Martha Stewart

Kevin Sharkey for Martha Stewart

 

 

 

 

Donna's Blog: fall floral decorations | Kevin Sharkey for Martha Stewart

Kevin Sharkey for Martha Stewart

 

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Fabulous Finds #127

Happy Friday friends!  I’m in High Point for market!  I am starting bright and early this morning to find the great new trends and see new product introductions.  I cannot wait to share all these fabulous finds with you in the next coming weeks.  Until then, enjoy this week’s fabulous finds roundup!

 

Gorgeous console, the Braxton RWG by World’s Away, with rosewood veneer doors & gold leaf base.

Donna's Blog: fabulous finds | Braxton RWG, World's Away

Braxton RWG, World’s Away

 

Loloi’s Nova rug in Teal/Gray is a fun modern interpretation of a giraffe print rug perfect for a relaxed space.

 

The Cagney Settee, by Jessica Charles, features a high back and angular arms.  It is the perfect little upholstery piece for a small reading area.

Donna's Blog: fabulous finds | Jessica Charles, Cagnee Settee

Cagney Settee, Jessica Charles

 

GJ Styles newest double vanity has an antique design with a white marble countertop and vessel sinks.

 

Fine Art Lamps’ Clear Quartz is a drop pendant that features clear quartz and platinized silver leaf finish.

Donna's Blog: fabulous finds | Fine Art Lamps Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz, Fine Art Lamps

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Black Kitchens

Over the past several weeks I have posted on different black interior spaces, and today I thought I’d talk about black kitchens.  As you know, House Beautiful Magazine recently shared with us their 2014 Kitchen of the Year, which I also shared this with you (click here).  Their kitchen of the year was a black kitchen.  This got me thinking, the trend for all-black interiors has increased within the year, and I think people are becoming more open to an all black-kitchen.

Donna's Blog: Black Kitchens | designer Steven Miller, House Beautiful, photographer James Baigrie

designer Steven Miller, House Beautiful, photographer James Baigrie

 

The past couple of years, all-white kitchens and gray kitchens have become very popular, but recently people are being drawn to the rich dark color that compliments every color.  While some are a little leery to use black throughout the kitchen entirely, it can be done beautifully and designed so that it does not feel small and enclosed.  Combine black with white or other neutral colors to help make the space feel less claustrophobic.

Donna's Blog: Black Kitchens | designer Mary Alice Evans, Elle Decor, photographer John Gruen

designer Mary Alice Evans, Elle Decor, photographer John Gruen

 

But by having lots of natural light and task lighting in the kitchen, this will help create a bright and open space.  Combine light countertops with the black cabinet finish and black walls to balance the light and dark combination.  Also, incorporate metals that will help reflect the light in the space to help the kitchen appear larger.

Contemporary Kitchen–Smith Designs

 

 

 

 

 

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