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Pretty as a Peacock – Accessories

I found a cute quote that makes me think of how we sometimes don’t notice how spectacular we are. Even the peacock has his doubts… “People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.” – Sa’Di

Enjoy these pheasant finds – could be a nice touch to freshen your space. Perfect for those who love vintage modern design!

peacock place card holders, set of 4, $37.50, reed + barton
peacock plate, $48, john derian
peacock black + white plate, $56, john derian
beauchamp noveau metallic wallpaper, gallica, alexander beauchamp
striking for a small space in your home or for one wall in a larger room.
contact the boston design center stark showroom to view or order.
peacock trinket box, $28.95, zgallerie
peacock feather placemats for your tabletop, set of 6, $119.70, zgallerie
these would look pretty on a sofa table with a large vase or candle in the middle
peacock rubber stamp for creating pretty stationary, $10.10, addicted to rubber stamps

Posted in trends on February 13, 2006

Proud as a Peacock – Pillows

When the wind has been knocked out of your sails, reflect upon the proud peacock strutting his stuff, shaking his lush plumage almost saying, “I’m beautiful, baby!”. The peacock is a symbol of pride and strength, and also one of great beauty. Having a peacock in your home is a positive reminder of how important it is to believe in yourself and to always strut your stuff because if you don’t believe in yourself, who will?

Here are some pillows to get you started in, what could be, a peacock obsession.

teal peacock pillow, $59.95
peacock in chocolate, $212
michelle varian
or in pink, $212
michelle varian
michelle varian
thomas paul couture peacock silk pillow, orange, $80-$104
velocity art + design
urban outfitters
for your little peacocks…
or give them a huggable silk embroidered peacock pillow, from India, $19.95
krishna store

(photo: top: urban outfitters, jade peacock pillow.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 13, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [mon feb 13 06]

Inspiration of the day. Strut your stuff!
Ahhh. The iridescent tail of the male peacock…

I’ve always been attracted to these lovely creatures, which started when I was 4 years old and my mother hired Cyndi, a radiant italian interior designer that installed a huge blue-green vase with the watchful eyes of peacock plumage shooting forth from it in our living room. I remember how it reflected in our gold wallpaper, my cat watching the plumage with a suspicious eye, careful not to go to close.

Lately, I’ve been spotting more and more peacock in patterns, from decoupage trays to fabric, rubber stamps, clothing, earrings, or images of them on pillows. Yesterday, when Domino magazine arrived, I found even more, so I thought it made sense to showcase my favorite peacock accessories for the home here today. I think that first, so we can all better appreciate the peacock, we should read up about these regal creatures; so click here!

I’ll be back later today with peacock accessories. Until then, shake your tail feathers!
(photos from wikipedia)

Posted in trends on February 13, 2006

Spot Free!

Big sigh of relief. decor8 has carved out a little spot on the web that reflects my own style. The dots and the dark background were too busy, so I decided to go with white for now. If I change my blog as much as I change my home decor, you may be seeing a new design every month. Kidding. I seriously want to just hang out with this design for awhile to see how people respond to it. I hope you like it. :)

My pal, Lisa (paintedi [at] hotmail [dot] com), is responsible for the pretty flower in the orb and that cool orange eames style chair, and I designed the banner using Fireworks. I’m pretty lame-o when it comes to graphic design since I don’t have a lot of time to dabble in it, but I think this banner presents a clear picture about decor8. I pulled my inspiration from design boards that students and designers rely on communicate their design ideas; decor8 is my way of communicating design ideas to readers like you, so I thought it only made sense to present the site in this way. While selecting colors for the site, I instantly gravitated towards:

orange = health, energy, joy, hope
fuschia = warm, loving, vibrant, passion
teal = peacocks, regal, rich, loyal
green = nature, life, creativity

I hope you like the new look + feel of decor8! If you need blog help, my bloggirl, Kay, created a new template for me in a flash; she even added a 3rd column on the far right, if you recall, decor8 only had 2 columns before. Kay is your girl if you need bloggin’ help. She’s a smart cookie and is based right here in Boston. Here’s a blurb about Kay:

Kay Stoner has been workin’ the web since 1995, (tho’ it seems like a lot longer!). She specializes in client-side coding, which includes coming up with new and different ways to turn plain old information into something enticing and attractive — better than just readable. For all your CSS/DHTML/Javascript coding needs, drop her a line at info [at] sitebasics [dot] net.

I still have some formatting work to touch up tomorrow, mainly in the 1st column, but for now, this is it! Back tomorrow with new inspiration and many more fresh finds, g’nite


Posted in uncategorized on February 13, 2006


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