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Friday, May 8, 2009

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Barbie Inspiration

Ok, this is too hot for words! Interior Designer Jonathan Adler decorated this home using Barbie as the inspiration.  It is ultra feminine, the color selection is superb, just overall—FABULOUS!


Close up view over the fireplace
barbie_06 Love it!

While doing a search on Jonathan Adler, I came across these tips that I had to share with my readers…..ENJOY!

Jonathan Adler’s 15 Fabulous Design Tips**

1. Mix and match with panache. Don’t be tentative with patterns. If you keep your color scheme restrained, you can approach patterns with wild abandon.

2. When in doubt, repeat, repeat, repeat your patterns.

3. Don’t fit in. Scale is the most under-considered piece of the decorating puzzle. Put a Gothic throne in a studio apartment.

4. Paint your floors white. You’ll feel carefree.

5. Orange is the poppiest color and the answer to most decorating conundrums. Lacquer your front door orange. Pique your neighbor’s curiosity.

6. Layer, layer, layer. Unexpected touches are the soul of the MAXIMALIST HOME: A painting hung on a bookcase, a chandelier in a closet, a brass lion’s-head door knocker in a modern apartment.

7. If you’re a clean modernist, try white grass-cloth for a little warmth.

8. Chocolate brown and baby blue are perfect together. They’re uptown, they’re downtown, they’re classic and fashion forward.

9. Replace white walls with unexpected neutrals like camel, olive, or baby blue.

10. Put regal furniture in your bathroom.

11. When in doubt, add mirrors for extra glamour, put a piece of mirror on top of a cabinet to make it sparkle or in a niche to create the illusion of depth.

12. Primary colors are happy colors – use them abundantly.

13. Let go of coordinating colors. Colors can’t clash. However, when in doubt - brown is your foundation. Brown with red is innately chic.

14. Go for grandeur with a giant chandelier.

15. Make your own – Personal style means having a space that’s comfy but filled with stuff that has meaning to you. It should hold things created and inspired by passionate people. Personal style should make you happy and happiness is chic.

**from pointclickhome


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At May 8, 2009 at 10:06 PM , Anonymous Sarah @ Designing Woman said...

Hi Tiaa,

Great blog! I wrote a similar post a while back with a gorgeous Louis XVI/Barbie chair pic. You should come check it out!


I look forward to reading more of your posts!


At May 10, 2009 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What great ideas! I like to pop my linen white walls with accents of pink, blue and green. Think sea glass colors. I'm more of a cottage chic kinda girl, but still love having pretty colors instead of all white.

I love your blog!

At May 11, 2009 at 6:31 AM , Anonymous CWT said...

Ooooh! Great tips! This was very very helpful!


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