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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A great read!

....Coco and Kelly's creator....Cassandra LaValle is an inspiring designer, blogger and event planner...I loved this piece that she did in Canadian House & Home about decorating...the mixing of new and old, fresh white on vintage pieces, pops of color and updated patterns...and not taking design too seriously (you need some fun in there!)...are my cliffs notes!  See more below....

Photography: Miguel Flores-Vianna
Room design: India Hicks

New Plantation Style Vignette

Update antiques with white paint and classic patterned prints.
"Taking traditional pieces and giving them a clean, modern style is really what this generation of design is all about, and this vignette expresses that melding of old and new perfectly," explains Cassandra. "I remember the first time I saw this space. I was incredibly inspired by the mix of fresh white against the gilded chair frame, the popular David Hicks pattern on an antique chair and clean modern art paired with the painted console."

Photography: Paul Costello
Room design: Sara Ruffin Costello
Aqua Coloured Living Room
A playful paint shade relaxes luxe traditional details like the chandelier and marble fireplace mantel.
"There are certain rooms that have an impact on you as a designer," says Cassandra. "This one played a huge role in teaching me to embrace colour and pattern, while gaining a true appreciation for a space that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a perfect example of how a somewhat formal style can still be fun! I especially love the flea-market feel, where the more you look, the more you discover little details and treasures," she adds.

...full article here!

Happy Tuesday!


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