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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY FOR THE PEEPS

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY FOR THE PEEPS: imagebrunomahlman BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG, BANG, BANG AT AGORA, WASHINGTON DC (www.agoradc.net) DINNER, CHAMPAGNE, BELLY-DA...

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY FOR THE PEEPS

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BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG, BANG, BANG

AT AGORA, WASHINGTON DC (www.agoradc.net)

DINNER, CHAMPAGNE, BELLY-DANCING

AND MUSIC BY YURIY OGALTSEV


PARTY STARTS AT 9 AND CONTINUES THRU MORNING!!


(reservations suggested at 202 332 6767)


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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012

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Our blog wishes everyone a wonderful holiday.


Friday, December 21, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 8 -- RICHARD KEITH LANG...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 8 -- RICHARD KEITH LANG...: imagesourceunknown I get bored without color in a room.  Interesting, strong, clear colors are easier to live with in the long run than pa...

DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 8 -- RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM

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I get bored without color in a room.  Interesting, strong, clear colors are easier to live with in the long run than pale colors.  People always think that it's the opposite, but in actuality soft colors get boring much quicker.

RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM

(interviewed by Lisa Cregan for House Beautiful)



Thursday, December 20, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents THE BEST OF 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEP-SHOW presents THE BEST OF 2012: imagecourtesyjjjjoundblog Before heading down south for basking on the golden sands of South Beach,  I promised to share the best...

The PEEP-SHOW presents THE BEST OF 2012

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Before heading down south for endless days of basking on the golden sands of South Beach,
 I promised to share the best blogs, interiors, art, objects (of beauty), gardens and architecture of this year.  So, please stay tuned for next week's list of 
THE BEST OF 2012.

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 8 -- BENJAMIN DHONG

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 8 -- BENJAMIN DHONG: imagecourtesyluxesource.com Use the precious for everyday purposes.  We'll rummage through clients' closets and find loads of precio...

DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 8 -- BENJAMIN DHONG

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Use the precious for everyday purposes.  We'll rummage through clients' closets and find loads of precious hand-me-downs like porcelain vases and crystal that are a bit out of vogue.  We'll use them for completely ordinary purposes--a vase becomes a chic pencil holder, a crystal bowl holds makeup brushes.  Turn the ordinary into a special moment!

Benjamin Dhong
(interviewed by Lisa Cregan for House Beautiful)


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 7 -- VICENTE WOLF

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 7 -- VICENTE WOLF: imagecourtesyveranda viamarkdsykesblog When doing curtains or shades, take them all the way up to the ceiling--it will increase the h...

DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 7 -- VICENTE WOLF

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When doing curtains or shades, take them all the way up to the ceiling--it will increase the height of a room.


Vicente Wolf
(interviewed by Lisa Cregan for House Beautiful)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 4

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 4: designchinesejesus imagecourtesydesiretoinspireblog Cool California chic seems the perfect counterpoint to today's grey skies.  It see...

The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 4

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Cool California chic: a perfect counterpoint to today's grey skies. 




Today's soundtrack is CLEAR BLUE's Heart Sutra 
(http://soundcloud.com/clearblue/heart-sutra)


Monday, December 17, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 3

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 3: imagecourtesycoloroutsidethelinesblog Certainly less shocking than hung on (or from) the ceiling, large paintings are quite ...

The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 3

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Certainly less shocking than hung on (or from) the ceiling, large paintings are quite stunning when placed against book-shelves.  Particularly where space is a premium, or the collection of books keeps expanding, artwork can be propped in front of books or leaned casually while a more permanent place is considered.


Today's soundtrack is TEMPORAL's We Are One 

Monday, December 10, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 2

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 2: imagecourtesy79ideasblog For folks who chafe at the anticipated resurrection of memories of too-long visits to grandma's wallpapered ...

The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 2

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For folks who chafe at the anticipated resurrection of memories of too-long visits to grandma's wallpapered enclave, today's visual treat should more than aptly dispel any (and all) fears of any such happening(s).  Enough can never be said (or written) about the virtues of wall-paper, which when carefully selected and skillfully applied, can more than transport any guest (or resident) to magical lands or mystical places; or, on occasion, transform a room from blah to Bam to WOW!!



Today's soundtrack is DUQUENUQUEM's Violet Skies

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 1

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 1: imagecourtesydesiretoinspireblog Everyone dreams of that light-filled, spacious apartment in a historic building overlooking a tree-...

The PEEPSHOW presents BITS + PIECES #9 / Day 1

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Everyone dreams of that light-filled, spacious apartment in a pre-war building overlooking a tree-filled boulevard in which the drama of work and play appears almost magical.  Everyone dreams of urban (and urbane) living in any of the world's thriving metropolitan centers such as Paris, London, Budapest, Rio or Buenos Aires.  It appears that folks there seem to live lives more akin to the scenes or narratives portrayed in flicks found at the Angelika (or the little movie-house in Shirlington, VA from which I've observed patrons emerge almost trance-like back into the unfiltered reality of present-day America).  I've always wondered if it's the historic backdrop of antiquity, or a certain laissez-faire, or just a difference in perspective that allows them--the natives elsewhere--to so bravely accept the contradictions and paradox of our existence.  Whatever it is, it is most attractive . . .




Today's soundtrack is RAVIV GAZIT's Hope

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS + MORE / DAY 6-- SUSAN FERRIER

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS + MORE / DAY 6-- SUSAN FERRIER: imagecourtesydesignlilyblogspot A few very, very large-scale pieces make a room appear bigger.  It's kind of counterintuitive, but it...

DESIGN TIPS + MORE / DAY 6-- SUSAN FERRIER

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A few very, very large-scale pieces make a room appear bigger.  It's kind of counterintuitive, but it works.  Here's another thing that's counterintuitive.  Paint a small space a dark color.  Just go for it.  I had a small room in a house once with one tiny, tiny window.  I painted it chocolate brown, and it came alive.  It was so sexy!


Susan Ferrier
(Interviewed by Lisa Cregan for House Beautiful)

Monday, December 3, 2012

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 5 -- BARBARA BARRY

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 5 -- BARBARA BARRY: imagecourtesyhabitualchicblogspot Mood is everything and who wants to dine in bright light? 60 watts for the dining room.  I want it b...

DESIGN TIPS AND MORE / DAY 5 -- BARBARA BARRY

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Mood is everything and who wants to dine in bright light? 60 watts for the dining room.  I want it bright when reading, so 75 to 100 watts for the living room.  It's nice to have options--if you don't have dimmers, then have some variety from 40 to 100 watts, so you change the mood for the occasion.  The bathroom needs overhead as well as side lighting.  Keep the overhead to 75 watts, with 60 watts on each side.  The best lighting is at eye level, not overhead, which creates shadows.  And the best light is diffused light from a white or off-white lampshade.


Barbara Barry
(interviewed by Lisa Cregan for House Beautiful)