Monday, December 12, 2011

Decorating Rooms that are Peaceful and feminine and nostalgic

Dragonfly Decor Takes Center Stage
by Miriam Schulman 
Dragonfly Decor in room decorated by Nick Olsen
A set of four original dragonfly paintings hang over a white love seat in an apartment decorated by Nick Olsen for his friend's studio apartment. The original photo by Björn Wallander appeared in House Beautiful July 2011. In this version, the client's large photograph is replaced by the soft and feminine dragonflies. You can get a similar look at home. Start with painting your walls in Ocean Spray by  Benjamin Moore  You can slip cover your old sofa with cotton twill fabrics from New York Elegant Fabrics.

Green leopard print pillow by Cody and Cooper Designs
The pillow in the room above was custom designed with leopard pillow fabric in  Sabu in Green by Rose Cumming for Dessin Fournir. You can steal this look with a pilllow by Cody and Cooper Designs on etsy! The plug-in swing arm lamps are a look you can get yourself without calling an electrician. Order "Brushed Steel Plug-In Swing Arm" directly from Lamps Plus. The lamp shades add the essential touch of black that every room needs. The shades are paper Empire shade in Black from Just Shades.
Silver Nut Bowl by One Half Dozen on etsy

The silver bowls on coffee table are from Ralph Lauren but there are so many vintage silver nut bowls from etsy, I suggest you go there instead. I particularly like the home decor finds from One Half Dozen.

To take of a tour of this fabulous studio apartment led by the designer, check out this video courtesy of House Beautiful:

Dragonflies are not the only insects that make for interesting art and decor...
mentioned in this article: @housebeautiful, @benjamin_moore, @nyelegant, @lampsplus

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