Saturday, September 29, 2012

OMG, I Married A Bedroom Set.

When I got married almost 15 years ago (anniversary coming up soon), not only did I get a husband, but I also got a complete bedroom set -- one that I had absolutely nothing to do with selecting!!!  It was his, and it was ok, but it wasn't what I would have chosen.  I, on the other hand, had a bunch of separate things that we used in various rooms of our house.  "His" bedroom set consists of a beige Scandinavian style "man's" hutch, a "woman's" dresser" and a platform style bed with attached shelf headboard and two attached side tables.  This furniture weighs a ton, and it's there, so how can I justify moving it or buying new when it is perfectly functional, and nobody sees it but the two of us and our two kids?  It's a frustrating mini-dilemma, and definitely a case of "the cobbler's children not having any shoes" so I guess I'll just have to keep dreaming about my perfect bedroom for now.  Here's a look at what it might be like...(the Marilyn picture is just for some glamorous fun!).

Have you inherited furniture that you have absolutely nothing to do with?  Tell me about it in a comment below!  And thank you to Olioboard for providing me with the most awesome design tool ever to bring my fantasy bedroom to life (almost sort of).  Feel free to leave a comment, share this post with your friends or contact me via my website if you need design assistance.  Remember, don't be afraid to add some color to your life!  Have a colorful day!  Nanette

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Olioboard - My New Love!

Oh no, just what I needed, another online addiction to keep me at my computer even longer!  But this one is a time saver for sure.  My new worthwhile addiction (with no sugar or carbs involved) is Olioboard, a wonderful visual tool for interior designers and design enthusiasts to bring their ideas to life almost instantly on 2d or 3d inspiration boards with real products from popular brands.  A picture is worth a thousand words, and I believe, in this case, that is so true!  Olioboard -- I think I love you... (kiss kiss).

Contemporary Living Room
Fall Has Arrived -- Cozy Up With A Good Book!
House in the Hamptons Inspiration Board
His and Hers Bedroom
Thank you Olioboard -- where have you been all my life!!!   I'm looking forward to using Olioboard in my business.  I think it's a great way to communicate a mood or a look, and then achieve that look with real products that you can actually buy.  I hope you enjoyed this look at some of my Olioboards.  Feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends or contact me via my website if you need design assistance. On a personal note:  Today I'm looking forward to seeing the Broadway show "Wicked" with my family -- "I'll get you my pretty!"  I hope you have a fun and colorful day too! Nanette

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Must C. Wonder ful

This past weekend I took my teenage daughter and her best friend to the mall for some back-to-school shopping.  I'm not a big mall person so I'm not there very often, but after 3 hours of walking around, I was DONE and ready to LEAVE, and then there at the spot where I had planned to Exit the mall was THIS -- a fairly new beauty -- C. WONDER, the most beautifully designed store I had ever seen!!!  You can check out their website, but this is a must visit experience, trust me.   Oh thank you thank you C. Wonder.  Would you look at that Gorgeous High Gloss Green wall -- it was calling my name "Nanette, come in, Nanette, come in."   Ok, I could stay a little longer.  "Girls, we're going in HERE!"  Follow me through the Green Doors...  Come on... Are you coming?

The vibrant green walls CAPTURE you, then the floor...
Ok, you're in for a treat...
Smart, fashionable clothing at reasonable prices.
Glitz and Glam.
Colorful home decor I can't resist.
The nicest and most original eyeglasses display I have ever seen!
Handbags and Accessories (my weakness).
Graphic Colorful Dinnerware -- Love.
 A plate with my initial on it!
And you could find one for yourself too.
And my personal FAVE -- the Green Enamel Box,
I'm sure we will be seeing each other again in the near future.
Love, Nanette
I hope  you enjoyed this tour of C. Wonder.  I know I did.  They are located in New York City, White Plains and Garden City, NY, Paramus, NJ, Atlanta, GA, and Newport Beach, CA, with Pop-Ups in Southampton and Nantucket.  Feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends or contact me via my website if you need design assistance. Have a colorful day! Nanette

Monday, September 3, 2012

Hampton Designer Showhouse with a Sequin on Top!

Every year I visit The Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse.   The houses are always so impressive and the proceeds from the shows benefit Southampton Hospital.  It's fun to see the magnificent new builds on the gorgeous properties year after year.  I love showhouses, and there's always a good cause attached!  But this year, I found something ELSE unexpected afterwards, scroll down...


When I started this blog I said that I was going to share anything that had to do with COLOR and/or interior design.  I am a color fanatic; I am very attracted to colorful things -- and I am also a lover of jewelry (what woman isn't?).  After the showhouse I was wandering around the beautiful Town of Southampton with all of its trendy shops and restaurants and stumbled upon the window of Sequin, a super colorful jewelry boutique chock full of the prettiest glitziest shiniest enamel bangle bracelets, with necklaces and earrings as well.  I love glitz, and I love enamel.  I couldn't help myself, I had to go in, and then, of course, I had to buy a bracelet.  I wanted to buy about 20, but I had to control myself.  Check out their website, or better yet, visit a store.  The prices are reasonable and in my opinion would also make great gifts.  Their stores are located in Southampton, Chicago, Newport, and Palm Beach or you can shop Sequin online.  Feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends or contact me via my website if you need design assistance.  Have a colorful day! Nanette