Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ceilings: Why Put a 'Lid' On Them?!

Believe it or not, one of my most popular Vivid Hue posts that people stumble upon through google search is called Sky's The Limit: Painted Ceilings.  I wrote it when this lil blog was merely two weeks old and yet people continue to find it by searching for "painted ceilings."

I'm a huge fan for painting the ceilings in a room because I think it elongates a room.  It's fun to coordinate with different colors or even varying shades of the same hue.  Almost all rooms in my house have painted ceilings (for example sun room, master, study, powder room- you get the point). 

But I've always talked about painting the ceiling in a solid color.  What if you were to have even *more* fun and add a few stripes to the roof!  I am now obsessed with trying this somewhere in my house.  How fun would the tent ceiling be in a child's room?   This can be achieved with paint, removable wallpaper, hand painting (see below), or plain wallpaper

The results deliver an ultimate punch!

Flat ceiling made to look like a tented ceiling. 

Wonders Will Never Cease (Custom hand painted!  Can you believe!!!)
Custom HAND PAINTED ceiling (by wonders will never cease).  Can you believe???

Design Crisis
Decorating Ceiling With Stripes
Decorating Ceiling With Stripes
Decorating Ceiling With Stripes

Decorating Ceiling With Stripes


created at: 05/25/2010  (This is wallpaper)
What are your thoughts about painting, wallpapering, decorating a ceiling?  Would you ever do it in your home or your client's home?  Do you prefer one medium over another? 

xoxo  Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

High Style On Budget

Find the Perfect High-Low Balance
I was thrilled to be included in the ivillage round up for "How to Get High Style on a Budget."   Who doesn't like to achieve a top notch appearance on a dime?  I've found that it pays to shop around.  Oftentimes, you can find the exact same piece of furniture at a different store for less.  And now, with retailers like Home Goods, decorators are able to achieve a high end look for less

Some of my blogging buddies were also featured in this round up, including Lindsay Dress of Sadie + Stella .  Lindsay has the most killer dining room and has achieved this look using removable wallpaper!   (And would you ever guess those lamps are from Targay).  Lindsay has been gracious enough to feature me on her Featured Room Series before.  She's got ultimate style and so great to be included with her on ivillage. 

Try Temporary Wallpaper

Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design demonstrates how she uses natural elements in her spaces to create interesting and cost-effective displays.  Lisa has been busy jet setting all over the country!  She recently returned from the ALT Summit in Salt Lake City and is now on her way to Design Camp in Atlanta.  She's a woman to watch as she was also a High Point Market's Style Spotter for October 2012. 

 Incorporate Nature

These other ladies don't know me as much as I know them (yes I'm a voyeur into their blogs-ha). But I love them as was honored to be featured with them!

Traci Zeller of Traci Zeller Designs shared her fabulous children's room with us.  She reiterated that it's important to know when to splurge and know when to save.  The fabulous drapes and bedding are the splurge, the artwork and chair are the save.  It all blends wonderfully! 

Know When to Save and When to Splurge

Emily Clark of Emily A. Clark blog talks about adding texture with inexpensive bamboo blinds.  You can have a very expensively decorated room and add additional layers to a room with blinds that don't cost an arm and a leg (these are from JC Penny!).  Emily always has great DIY tips.  Recall here when I painted my interior kitchen cabinets to mirror Emily's (sort of). 

Dress Your Windows with Bamboo Blinds

Naomi from Design Manifest blog suggests trying an accent wall.  Here she's added Ikea dressers (Rast) and inexpensive accessory items to add contrast against a darkly painted wall.  I have always loved this wall.  I initially spotted it on Pinterest and was a huge fan!  LOVE THE COLOR! 

Try an Accent Wall
Jenny Komeda of The Green Notebook  scours the Chelsea Antique's Market (NYC) for artist's artwork on the cheap.  She was able to find this masterpiece for $5!  (I used to LOVE this market on the weekends and miss not being able to frequent it).  Jenny, you lucky dog.  Love that print.  
Find Art at Flea Markets

louisa from For Chic Sake decided to create her own etageres from a $40 Ikea bookshelf.  She added some gold paint and mirrors and some beautiful accessories and, voila!  All for under $100! 
Say Hello to Spraypaint
Visit here for the entire round up!  Thanks to ivillage for the feature!  They've been so gracious to feature me the last few months.  (Check out the "Pretty Christmas Tree" feature if you missed it")

xoxo Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Monday, January 28, 2013

My Parker Kennedy Faves

  This weekend I drooled over Parker Kennedy's Living Room in the Atlanta Cathedral Inspiration Showhouse 2013.  No, you sillies.  I didn't actually tour the house in person.  I *wish.*  (Except, I'm all the way in Connecticut).  I would send my sister, Kurby, to do the task but she's about 15 months preggo with baby number two.  So we toured the fabulous room vicariously through photos that I've been stalking on their facebook page.  

As promised, today, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite Parker Kennedy items.  They find the best character pieces.  I literally scour their pages just waiting to stake my claim.  I must warn you, though...their finds are so darn wonderful that they go quickly.  If you even *think* you may be interested in something, reach out to David or Lance and inquire about the item because the best stuff tends to disappear in a hit minute.  My recommendation is to always ask because even if they may no longer have something that is pictured, they could have something in the showroom or warehouse that they've just got in that could be a great back up!  (And if you live locally, even better...get your butt to Scott's or one of their show rooms and see this stuff in person!). 

Here are some of my favorites!

Vintage Pagoda Lamp

It's hard to really tell from this photo, but these bamboo stools have a shade of pink to them!  Pink mixed with the blue and white chevron is perfect!

Fully restored vintage bamboo console and matching stools.

Photo of the Parker Kennedy booth at Scott's Antique Market, located South Building Isle I-7

Do you have a favorite piece above?  What do you like about the style? 
Rumor has it that Parker Kennedy is working with One King's Lane so I'd be on the lookout for a sale in the near future!  You never know, maybe even some of these finds will be featured there!
In the meantime, visit the Parker Kennedy facebook page to keep tabs on their latest finds. 
xoxo Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Parker Kennedy in Atlanta Showhouse

Lance Jackson and David Ecton of Parker Kennedy are at it again. 
I originally shared their absolutely brilliant style with ya'll last summer (recall here). 
These gentlemen have continued to take the design world by storm.  They are currently featured in The Atlantan January 2013 issue, "Prepped for Success."
This weekend, Parker Kennedy has debuted a fabulous room in an Atlanta, Georgia Show House.  It's part of the Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes.

I have been tracking this living room progress on Lance and David's facebook page and I wanted to share the beautiful results with you here.  

Courtesy of Kandrac & Kole Interior Design
Here is C.R. Laine's wonderful navy Jack sofa.  Love the lines and those pillows pop against the navy!   (I'm a HUGE fan of C.R. Laine...they always have such wonderful style.  Check out some of their items from High Point Market this year, yes total tangent!)

Custom pink pillows with navy Greek key trim, the navy sofa is CR Laine's Jack sofa.
Parker Kennedy uses a fun mix of chinoiserie and modern elements.  I love the addition of the pink juju hat above the fireplace!  (PS. there is a seagrass rug underneath the plastic protective cover!)
Lori May Interiors

These little puppies are at the warehouse getting ready for delivery.  (And you can get a better look of that fanned peacock looking chair and its vibrant colors in the warehouse photo).  Can you imagine how it looks in the show house room!?  BRILLIANT! Look at that pink and navy ceiling!  Really makes the room pop!  For more fun about painting the ceiling of a room, read here

 Install, day 1.  Lantern just starting out.  This will add character to the room!

Here are David and Lance at the preview party (pictured with a friend of theirs).  All photos courtesy of Parker Kennedy Facebook page

The show house is located in the heart of Buckhead on East Andrews drive.  If anyone is local to the ATL area, you should stop in and see this incredible display.  (Atlanta's Cathedral Inspiration Showhouse 2013). 

One of the many things I love about David and Lance's design style is their mix of Palm Beach vintage-chic and modern elements. They frequently travel to Palm Beach and scour flea markets for undiscovered treasures and then bring them back to their Atlanta showroom where they refinish them like new.   I frequently go to their facebook page and review their newest findings and just drool.  One of these day's I'm going to make my way down to see them at their space at Scott's Antique Market. 

Check back tomorrow!  I'm going to share some of my personal favorites from the Parker Kennedy collection. 


Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Here's a Connecticut Show House here
And you're welcome to tour rooms of my house...start with my master.