Friday, January 9, 2009

Lighting Will Never Be The Same

I absolutely love it when a reader or friend, and in this case both, sends me ideas for their home or for my blog via e-mail, or in the comments section of a post. G in Ct, e-mailed me a few days ago and said simply: "Hope all is fine, I am so much hoping you make Design Star."

He also included a link which we'll get to, but first - some fun. What do you think the bathroom below is missing? Hint: It's not me - although, I wouldn't complain if someone dropped this in my home.

This room is gorgeous, from the mosaic tile floors, to the carerra marble vanities, the custom cabinetry, and those gorgeous, ultra-chic, ultra-long curtains. But there is something this room could use. Have you guessed it?


Well, I'll be! Just imagine the punch you'd get out of this gorgeous sleeve cover reflecting in that vanity mirror? A great compliment to the drapes - don't you think? And certainly much more fun than the white plastic that is there now. I know, this isn't for some of you ... but for those of you who are in the market for sleeve covers - I think G has found the place!
Before we get there though, what about this room? What is it missing?

The pop of color from those chartreuse bedside tables against the brown and white palate is just amazing, don't you think? No - you won't be able to move those from room to room, but a gallon of paint will take them anywhere you need to go! But something is missing in this picture ...


Yes, this! The light fixture in the room is a little too small, and a little too dull - don't you think? Though not the absolutely appropriate fixture - I think this chandelier would make for a nice centerpiece. And you know where I'm going with this, don't you?

Yumm! Imagine these delicious clover covers peaking out under that semi-transparent shade. I am tickled green! Are you? Well - if you are, there is no place but here to find your new candle covers, which are sure to invigorate any lamp, sconce, or chandelier in your house. With a variety of options in solid colors, to a number of color combinations in interesting patterns, Kaarskoker is the place for you. Take some time to browse their selection, and thank you G for this great website full of new ideas and inspiration!

Some of you may have also noticed a new button on the blog in the upper right hand corner. Color Outside the Lines has opened a blog bazaar, and I'll be working on updating that blog with new and fun home decor accents, and hand-made (by yours truly) decorative items and furniture over the weekend. If you're interested in anything - let me know.

19 comments:

  1. Get out of here! You are too smart for your own good. Great post and the one before this one too.

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  2. I said , "warmth". And yes, I would get that with color. Great post. vickydarnell

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  3. You clever little minx, you!
    xoxoxo

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  4. Ok, Great Music, Fabulous Post, and shopping. I Die, I Die....

    xo,
    Cathleen

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  5. OOOOO how much fun! And how very clever!

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  6. Leave it to Artie to come up with something new and different. Your Bazzar is a great idea, I love it.

    Hugs
    'D'

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  7. Great Ideas Artie!!!!!

    I hope you had a great holiday!!

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  8. Great Ideas Artie!!!!!

    I hope you had a great holiday!!

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  9. Thanks Artie. The feather sleeves are the ones that really caught my eye. They are just like the marblized paper edges of old 19th century books. Will look great in the library.
    I really like your new music.

    G in CT

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  10. You are just one multi-talented fella. Love your shopping blog and love your style. Nancy

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  11. Hi Twin - I went and looked around the kaarskoker site, and the sleeves are beautiful! G, you don't have a blog, so I couldn't come say this to you there, but if you're reading this, thank you for sharing the site! I agree, the feather sleeves are fabulous!
    xo Isa

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  12. You are a clever one!! Lighting sleeves...who would-a thunk it???

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  13. I saw those last evening in the new House Beautiful and prompting tore out the page for my files! Inspired idea!!

    And, I would also say that the bedroom with the wonderful chartreuse tables could also use a dog asleep on the bed, or floor if he must!

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  14. You're right. Those covers would make a world of difference! Can't wait to check out your bazaar!
    Justine :o )

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  15. Great post, Artie. I love those clever sleeves. Hard to believe we didn't know about them before now!

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  16. Artie, the idea of a BAZZAR is a fantastic idea and I wish it to be a great success.

    Re the candle covers; da*n it I'm kicking my butt that I didn't patten the idea as have only thought of them now. Years ago when I was helping my dtr. to decorate her first home I took plain ones and primed them first. Then I stencied them with an acrylic paint and applied a clear semi-gloss sealer to protect them. (They were of a plastic material and only cost a few dollars a piece. Not sure if she has any pictures of the chandelier/covers but they were sold with the house (which was on the market for only two days. Hope the new Owner didn't patten the idea....grin.))

    WISHING YOU A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY! Hugs, hugs

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  17. LOL, don't know what is wrong with me today.....the word is 'stencilled' them with acrylic paint.

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  18. Hey this post sort of sneeked in under my radar! LOL Glad there is no time limit in blogland, aren't you?

    The sleeve covers are very graphic! super punches of delightful self expression!!!

    And Artie I am already a fan of the BAZAAR...lol...what designer can resist a bazaar!

    Congrats on that venture...OOOOoo!

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  19. The wall colors are beautiful and the post looks great. You have my favorite colors. Your home is so warm and welcoming! I look forward to seeing more!

    - Darcy

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