Guest post: 8 brightly hued chairs by Design Shuffle

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oh my, oh my. I'm super excited today. First guest post ever is here! Her name is Susi and she writes for Design Shuffle. They contacted me with the guest post idea and of course, I was thrilled. Be sure check this beautiful site. You'll find tons of fantastic interior decorating ideas an beautiful images. Go on, Susi :)

Hi, I'm Susi, a blogger for Design Shuffle, a great site that showcases the work of designers and design lovers from around the world. I'm excited to be here at Miss Decorate as a guest blogger. My post today features eight brightly hued chairs. Brightly hued chairs are a wonderful way to bring color into interior designs. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for letting me and Design Shuffle stop by.

Bright Chairs

This feels like a tea party for brightly hued chairs. The mismatched group looks wonderful painted in a mix of bright hues like aqua and yellow.

Bright Chairsq

Bright fuchsia is a lovely color for an accent chair or dining chair. A fuchsia chair would look great in a bedroom or a living room as a pop of color.

Bright Chairs

This colorful contemporary farmhouse style dining area is the perfect setting for brightly hued chairs. Fuchsia, yellow or aqua would all work in this room.

Bright Chairs

Bright, sunny yellow on these chairs makes them pop in a mostly neutral living room design. The bright yellow even stands out against the softer yellow of the sofa.

Bright Chairs

A chartreuse chair really makes a color statement in this predominately black and white dining room. In a black and white or neutral space, a brightly hued chair is a great way to add color.

Bright Chairs

I love the aqua chair with orange upholstery in this colorful living room. The brightly hued contrasting colors make this chair a statement piece.

Bright Chairs

Pretty aqua chairs in a white dining room have a charming coastal feel. Bright hues from coastal colors like aqua and green can give any room a seaside charm. These colors can also look great in your kitchen designs for added pop.

Bright Chairs

The color of this brightly hued chair is somewhere between fuchsia and purple, and absolutely gorgeous. The color looks fantastic paired with the grey sofa in this room filled with eclectic decorating ideas.

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Do you have any bright chairs in your home? Find inspiration for your bright ideas at Design Shuffle where you'll find our new interior design guide and connect with talented designers like Boston interior designers and more!


Outfit: Autumn Inspiration

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It was such a beautiful and sunny day today. I got inspired by all those autumn colours and decided to do make this cute outfit. I put everything on my sister who is a real model and took some
pictures of her. Hope you like it. :)

Here is the list of everything that Lucija is wearing:
shirt from Terranova
jacket from New Yorker
neckles from e-bay
sunglasses by Giorgio Armani
beret from Topshop
pants from Miss Selfridge
shoes by Marco Tozzi


Oneword: lace

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lace, a term which is perhaps most used when talking about vintage dresses, weddings and special occasions, about brides and bridal lace. No, no, nowdays, lace is no longer used only on fancy underwear and wedding dresses.
Thanks to its rich history and the specific and delicate look, lace never ceases to inspire interior designers worldwide.

And when I say inspire, I'm not only referring to ornaments, but also usable items like chairs, shelves, wallpapers, lamps, carpets...

Lace motifs, so fragile and feminine are now making harsh materials seem softer and gentler. Modern form, strict form becomes delicately softened with its endless purity and tenderness. In addition to furniture, lace has found its place on dishes, rugs, shelves and even on the wall and inevitable, in the garden.

Because of its diverse structure, lace provides a rich play of light and shadow and will for sure fit in every modern interior.

Images via:
Studio bility
Imogen Luddy
Louise Campbell
Contra forma
Beerd Van Stokkum

And now something completely different and so special. I will tell you a story about

                    500 000 needle strokes    
                    500 hours of hard work
                    years of experience
                    bundles of patience
                    endless imagination
                    needed to create


There is one small island in the Adriatic Sea, an island belonging to the beautiful coast of my small country, Croatia - an island called Pag. The town of Pag which is founded in year 1443, had been planned symmetrically according to the principles of Mediterranean urbanism. A part of this harmony is transferred in the needle work of the women of Pag.

Pag lace is a decorative element appearing first in traditional textiles, and later as an independent decorative object. While the production work methods remained true to the canon of its origin – the strict Renaissance geometrical design, its application changed over time: from the ornament on the linen clothing of island women, to the interior decoration of bourgeois houses. These changes made it possible to survive to the present day.

It is geometrical in form and made without a drawn pattern. Each woman used works from her mother and grandmothers also adding a personal touch, something unique and special. Each lace piece is a symbol of the anonymous, modest and self-sacrificing life of its maker.

As a reward and recognition for this exceptional beauty, Pag lace was inscribed in the UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Pretty cool, huh?