Friday, 31 August 2012

Creative Soul Friday ( Eclectic Joy )

Whenever I am asked the question, "how would you define your design style" I like to answer by saying, " I like a bit of everything". Although when I come to think of it that is not completely truth. There are some styles that will never really have me in love. I like to think of it this way , I know what I love and always open to loving something new. As time moves on so do we, and I see my style as one that will always be evolving while holding on to some of the unchangeable strings of my soul. With this all being said I find myself most drawn to eclectic spaces. For me an eclectically styled space gives the opportunity of soaking up a little bit of the best in all design styles. Eclectic environments are the poets of the design world, connecting each piece and element to a  different time and place in time under one roof. So here's to the creative soul that lives on eclectic grounds!

Warm  Jewels of Decor

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Carefully Selected Creations

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Eclectic Bliss of Composition

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Modern Eclectic Living

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Modern Eclectic Glam

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Thank you for joining me for another creative soul Friday on the blog. I missed you last week and was excited to catch up. Hope you're all doing well and have had a great week thus far! The annual juggle is just about to start for me, and the role of Mommy and career woman takes on a major push : ) as I work hard to create  a happy balance. So to all those of you doing the same I wish you all the best of success. Remember you were made for this or it would have been on someone else plate.
Antoinette,
" Making it happen with every PUSH"

Photos Via: Pinterest, via Houzz.com

Monday, 27 August 2012

Dorm Decor ( Moodboard Monday )

What an exiting time of the year! Back to school and off to the life of fun, study and a whole lot of late night. I say this with a smile knowing all too well what its like to in the College zone, only this time I was there as student and while being a Mommy to my seven year old daughter. Being a recent college grad I remember so very well all the things I needed to make the time spent in my workspace inspiring as well as functional. I lived only minutes away from my college so of course my living conditions were at home. I did have a some friends staying on campus however, and we were always talking decor, naturally. More than anything for wishing for their dorm rooms to be more stylish, welcoming and the need for colour and storage. Today I want to take you on the "board tour", working from concept, to a 3d and realistic creation of this eclectic dorm room.

Let your inspiration come from the life you live. Your dorm room is an extension of your personality. Take  YOU into your space and remind yourself you are so much more than just a student by day and a study bunny by night.

 
Dorm Decor: ( Inspiration Board )http://olioboard.com/boards/130018-dorm-decor-inspiration-board

Dorm Decor 2D Concept- http://olioboard.com/boards/130045-dorm-decor-2d-concept























Must have for a great dorm room living:

1. Comfy Bedding- While the word sleep may be hard to come by with late night studies and projects,  its extremely important. So the time you do get to put in some Zzz, do it in comfort and style.

2. A Great Desk- Homework and projects are hard enough, make life easier and select a desk with a wide work surface and easy cleaning for those times when a mess comes with the project.

3. The Perfect Chair: More than likely you will be using this chair for more than just study time. Think comfort,  remember sometimes it's hours before you even get up from one.

4. The Power of words: I love the idea of using framed prints with words. Words used in this manner can play such a positive roll in our daily lives as they act as reminders of so many things we often forget in the course of our busy days.

5. Storage, Selection: Just when you think you have enough, you realize you're once again in need of more. This is when I like to think boxes are a great fit. They come in so many varieties of patterns and sizes, it's easy to select ones that will coordinate with your existing decor. Also they store well under the bed or on the floor.




Dorm Decor ( 3D Board ) http://olioboard.com/boards/130040-dorm-decor-3d-board

The best thing about the college life is getting to know yourself even more. Through your learning and social experiences you begin to own the things that make you unique. That's why I think a dorm room is such a great place to start to show your decor style and best of all your overall character .

Thank you so much for joining me once again for Olioboard's Bloghop!

Please find below the other bloggers and their sites, They are sure to get your creativity going!

Charisse of http://cmcdesignstudio.com/blog/

Kate of http://dabbleinchic.blogspot.com

Colette of http://frugal-finds.net/blog/

Michelle Dunbar – Ortiz http://fashionhouseinteriors.net/blog/

Julie of http://gosimplysavvy.com/blog/

Matthew of http://hlminteriordesign.com

 Joanne of http://homestyling101.blogspot.ca/

Lynda of http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

 Selma of http://blog.selmahammer.com

Ana of http://whitelineninteriors.net/blog/

Antoinette,
Making it happen with every PUSH

Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Powerhouse Combo ( Black and White ) Part 2

So as promised, a spin off from the Power house Black and white post, http://pushinteriors.blogspot.ca/2012/08/the-powerhouse-combo-black-and-white.html  A look at some of the small ways of bringing in this classic combo to your home.

For any style you may just want to try,  a little decor fun without the commitment, accessories are a great way to go. They are often small and light weight, this of course a good thing, they are super easy for replacement or relocation.

Been on the West Elm http://www.westelm.com/ site lately? The Black and white combo certainly did not miss their accessories collection, and I must say a it has been done so well. Fresh and bold in overall feel these accessories make  great additions to any space in need of a little design lift.

 Zigzag Zoning

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Not only do these looks provide a vibe of vibrancy, they also allow your eyes to dance the right beat.

Waves of Zebra
 

Zebra Cowhide Rug

What I think is most wonderful about the zebra pattern is just how calming the look can be,  yet can be one of the most playful design features to use in a room.

Small Wonders of beauty

Beaded Birds

A little touch of nature is reflected through African wire art. These birds done black and white beads are not only pretty to look at, they are the end results of handmade. http://www.westelm.com/products/beaded-birds-d055/?pkey=cdecorative-objects

 Claude Planters - White

Sometimes all we need is a little bit of something good to keep our interest!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Sunday Best to you!

Antoinette,
Making it happen with every PUSH

Photos Via: http://www.westelm.com

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Powerhouse Combo ( Black and White )

When I look at where my evolving style has taken me, I begin to see all the things that remain and those that have found new appeal. For me one of the things that has not changed and one I just can't see ever doing so, is my love of the combo, Black and White. I have, and will again share with you just how very impactful the pairr really are,  in both fashion and in interior spaces. The beauty behind black and white is, it can be kept classic, or ultra contemporary. Add a splash of colour and create eye popping design desires.

The classics with a twist

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Controlled Combos

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Back and forth and always back to the allure of black and white. Have the same desgin love too? Then join me later this week I'm sharing some of my fave Black and home accessories.

Thanks for stopping by!

Antoinette,
"Making it happen with every PUSH"



Photos Via: www.pinterest.com





Friday, 17 August 2012

Creative Soul Fridays ( Branching Out )

Sometimes the best things in life truly are free. Tree branches can be found just about anywhere, yet have the power to create some of the most unique looks within a space. Whether they are displayed in their most natural state or decorated to create a desired look, the feel is always so organic. I have seen branches used in some really fun ways and I could not help but to add these looks to the list of creative soul accomplishments by designers seeing beyond the natural.

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Branches of Drama- I mean really, how great is this look! Thick white branches against this bright red and the fun rug below, just incredible!

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Commanding Presence- These perfectly positioned branches take center stage, giving the room even more height and an airy feel. Absolute visual delight!

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Wishing Tree - Guest Book Alternative - Centerpiece - Reception Decor

Branch Hangings- Little cards filled with words held by clothes pins or strings, give this display of branch use endless creative purpose. The look could easily be pulled off with small photos or whatever else comes to mind.

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Branching Side Table- So I just love this! This states an all new meaning to the words "bringing the outdoors in". These tall beauties of nature are the perfect match to the rug and head board.



Twigs of Light- Taking center stage above this table these twigs have been used to create a chandelier of natural beauty.
Source: http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/chic-shimmering-chandeliers-66067-2#slide-4
Thanks again for stopping by!
Weekend best to you!

Antoinette,
" Making it happen with every PUSH"

Photos Via: www.houzz.com, & www.esty.com

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Falling for Dior

What can I say, Dior does it to me every time. Once again bringing elegance that  meets the fashion lovers heart with the gentle of touch. It is the combination of soft paired with structured cuts I find so design perfect.











With a season of so many design takes, I am all over the these looks from Dior. I could see any these styles being re-worked,  and added to a few more fall seasons aheads. In other words, major keepers.

Keep is styled all day and have a wonderful Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Antoinette,
"Making it happen with every PUSH"

Finds more looks: http://www.dior.com
Photos Via: http://www.vogue.com/

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

YES- Your Embraced Self

Isn't it time you say Yes, Isn't it time you give yourself the right to embrace the individual that truly lives within.  The fearless yes is not always easy to own. However,  is paramount in creating true grounds for a life lived authentically.

Yes to where you are now

Say yes to where you are in life, knowing it is the place refelective of where you are coming from and the stepping stone to where you are going. I like to think of this as being in the waiting room of your dreams.

Wake Up Dreaming --8x10 Fine Art Photography

Yes to Change

Change is sometimes one of the hardest things to do, but sometimes the best thing you could have ever done. Let positive change happen for you by opening yourself up to it. Let Change is representation of a new direction away from paths going nowhere.

Its Time To Inspire, Believe, Create and Dream - Inspirational Prints - Set of 4 - 8x10 Posters - Teal, Orange, Yellow and Brown

Yes to your Gifts and Talents

Say yes to your creative call and give to it all the attention needed to grow. See your your talents and gifts from pure eyes, see them for all  theyoffer. It is not to be a focus of comparison, rather the owning of your uniqueness.

Your Embraced Self- comes from, embracing where you are now, your change ahead, and owning your gifts and talents.

Let the best part of you, comes from a place of YES and brgin to feel Your Embraced Success.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Antoinette,
"Making it happen with every PUSH"

Photos Via:ESTY.com

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sunshine and Rain

Ever been out in the rain and able to catch the view of the sun trying to makes it way through all the dark clouds and rain? Well lucky for me, yesterday I able to capture such a vision. It is truly a beautiful thing to see. I was quickly reminded of the ups and downs in life. One minute it seems like we can't see our way around in the world,  then suddenly a ray of hope finds in way into your life and changes everything.

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Sunshine and Rain, is what I like to call the colour combo of Yellowand Grey. With the brights of the yellow against the muted tones of grey this combo is is full of design impact.

Sunshine and Rain
Sunhine and Rain: http://olioboard.com/boards/126585-sunshine-and-rain

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Its been a bright moment sharing this with you.
Hope you find the Sun in you Sunday and make it an excellent one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Antoinette,
" Making it happen with every PUSH"

Photo Via: http://olioboard.com/users/pushinteriors Houzz.com & Printerest.com

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Putting Design into Neutral

Again I can`t say it enough, some things will always be lovely. They may change slightly over time in celebration of evolving styles.With all of its warm charm neutrals begin to do just that. Holding its place among the vibrant reds, cobalt, and deepest of purple, neutrals- with beige as its lead , takes on a fresh new look. Now paired with clean lines, rich finishes and tons of texture, interiors get a look of pure style and grace.

Be inspired by its calming effects
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Textured Touches
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Rich Finishes

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Clean Lines

This time around  things are looking bright for the neutral comeback. The best thing about design style revivals is looking forward to seeing just what new features will be added to give them their new look.


Thank you for stopping by!

Antoinette,
``Making it happen with every PUSH``

Photos via: http://push07.polyvore.com/ & Pinterest.com

Friday, 10 August 2012

Creative Soul Friday (Umbrella Joy)

Well its finally Friday and I bet your all smiles about that. Its the day where fun weekend plans kick off. Looks like mine will be spent mostly indoors as we are expected rain all weekend.

There is one object that you could not look at and not think of rain showers, or maybe....
On this Creative Soul Friday I wanted to share with you some fun and unique ways that some very creative individuals have decided to showcase the Umbrella.

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Creative is the ability see the unseen, embrace it and give it inspirational life.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Friday!

Antoinette,
" Making it happen with every PUSH"

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Home- in the Office

Like many of you, I too function from my home office. It has been a work in progress for a few weeks now. I am working on creating a multi functional space to over all the different areas of business I have ventured into lately. For me an office should not only be functional but should be as well styled as any other room in the house. After all, its the one place where you require all the inspiration that your surroundings can offer. When you are surrounded by that which you love and wish to become, our goals and dreams stay that much closer to your heart.
Maybe you have a home office project on the go and need some inspiration.      Hopefully you`ll find some in these beautifully designed office retreats.

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Stylish Comfort- Such great use of space and the feel, so very soft and inviting.

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Vibrant Vibes- Love the gold and red combo gallery wall.

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Written Wow Factor- How amazing is the this for wall treatment. All the pieces in this space work so well together. Absolute design goodness!

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Work in Colour- With this bright and welcoming office, busy days should end on a lighter note. The idea that the vibrant colours are surrounded be a brick wall makes this office a real visual delight.

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Creative Beauty- Artistic flare makes this one inspiring place work!


Happy Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by !

Antoinette,
``Making it happen with every Push``

Photos: Via Pinterest







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