Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let the Holiday Games Begin! 2011

Ok, I have NOT been idle!!!!!The shop is ready for the holidays....Whew!

Jacqueline, our mannequin, is sporting our knitwear a red belted cape with a ruanna wrapped as a skirt and a Merangue stole as it it chilly out.  (finally)

Inside a fabulous Red Riding Hood cape boasting a three layer ruffle on the top and bottom.....

Here it is our Herve Gambs!!!!! The orchids you spray with the fragrance...
The Bois de Cashmere is VERY POPULAR.....

Here is the orchid topiary in red.  Yes it can be a rom diffuser too!

More good fragrance!!!!  The Sands of Morocco.  A french "nose" teaming up with her sister that does fabulous graphic art.... Packaging is gorgeous.......

Here's more with out tree of silver birds and hummingbirds.

Lavender we can't be without......

AND brand new from ARTE Pura the octogonal tableskirt in the new Fata Old Grey Lilac
 with the Elegant Lace trim........

Dinnerware is Amorini from Arte Italica and the Ambra glasses
that have an opalescence on the outside... (love these)

Silver xmas balls contained in a cylinder on a column.

Our window,, the Amorini on the Cellini Gold tray as a charger.

More window

The green ruana with the midnight blue cashmere squiggle.

The Amorini is dressed up with the Vittoria Gold Stemware.

We did a little nest in the compote with a champagne colored hummingbird perched on the side.  Don't you love the way the grape leaves look like holly????

If you haven't yet guessed we've got a FIGUE colored thing going on this year..... People love it....So now you see Robes and I have been busy, but I know my fabulous followers and readers will understand.;)
If you are in the neighborhood stop in and see in person.... And for info and pricing on anything just contact us through the website.....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We took Le Plunge!

We did it!!!!! Herve Gambs (he did the flowers on this model) flowers and fragrance will be at Beadboard UpCountry!!!Shipment should arrive next week..
I will be posting on the on the offerings we receive and special orders will be available.
We'll have these in red.
We'll have these in white, violet and red....
These will be special order orchids you can hang.
This is the xmas floral diffuser shown below that will be boxed with a mini spray of Bois de Cashmere.

We will have the the one above will have the white bottom.  This is the cube orchid we will have in Green and Black orchid.

Don't you just love the artistry of this? Fragrance and flowers...........Christmas is going to be very
Very Interesting at the shop this year.......;) To see more, scroll dow to my post of Oct 26th

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Segreto "Secret" in Italiano

The "SECRET" is out!  And in the form of a hot new and gorgeous book that would beautifully grace any surface in your home.

Entitled "Segreto", Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors by Leslie Sinclair, owner of Segreto Finishes in Houston, the book is available online through Amazon. 

In the book, there are samples of finishes as well as rooms Leslie's talented team have transformed.

While the mural like depictions are beautiful, I love the lime washes, and the way they 

use plaster, paint, and glazes to make a home look like Tuscany or like Provence.  I find myself going through the pages just staring at the nuances "blank" walls.....

Ceilings are no exception, enhancing chandeliers and treating ceilings like "another wall" brings impact to these rooms. It is obvious why she and her expert team is in demand, not only for Houston designers,but builders and
those who want to add impactive depth to the surfaces of their homes. 
Her reach is growing beyond Houston as well.  Leslie is now collaborating with the New York designer Celerie Kemble.

I left the lines in the pictures so you can see how they are depicted in the book... The book is a generous size too, showing plenty of detail....
I like the fact that it not only showcases Leslie's talents but an array of designers and their styles as well.

I love what she does with the glazes on kitchen cabinets..... Segreto would make a fabulous xmas gift for those that like design....We are carrying the book here at Beadboard......By the way she has her own personal art in galleries in the Houston Area.  Why have the talent stop at walls????? 
To investigate further, you can check out her website and blog
OR catch her interview on The Skirted Roundtable now.