Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Shabby chic in shades of gray are always a great option for any room. On the walls, in delicate bedding patterns, and even painted on furniture, gray is a soothing neutral hue that goes with any style, whether it's traditional or contemporary. Throw in a great lighting fixture and a room becomes a moody gray oasis. Here are eight spaces that are shabby chic in shades of gray.
A clean palette
Dusty gray, white, and glass come together beautifully in this serene space - the ceiling light chandelier adds a dash of sumptuousness.
A stylish note
This refurbished antique desk is stately in gray, and the chair cover with delicate ruffles creates some softness in this nook.
A powerful combo
Shabby chic in shades of gray looks great accented with bright yellow - this living room has a few retro-inspired pieces as well as mod ceiling lights that infuse the space with personality.
An elegant eatery
Gray walls lend some luxe to this shabby chic dining room, while the dated wood chairs offer a touch of hominess.
Subtle grays may be soothing but a deeper slate gray can pack a stylish punch, particularly when mixed with crisp white mouldings.
This casual loft sitting room has an interesting gray-whitewashed accent wall , which is accentuated by the high slat-wood ceiling.
A whisper of colour
The great thing about shabby chic shades of gray is that it's a neutral colour that can "calm" bolder patterns down a bit, like in this retro-inspired room.
Animals and grays
The rich gray walls of this nature-loving room are attractive, however the latticework ceiling, floor lamp as well as the plaster animal art put this space over the top.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Growing up I use to love Summers, I'm a native California Girl and the sunshine was my life...fast forward 10 years, and a hormonal imbalance issue, which brought on night sweats and extreme fatigue, I actually borderline hate being hot...urgh so as much as I don't mind a lemonade filled hot summer day or two. I'm looking forward cool breezes, bring on the boots, cardigans and scarves! Leggo!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I had the pleasure of being a guest feature in my friend Myisha's Fall Photoshoot. She's the Creative Designer by the coveted Bohemian Spirit Jewelry which I am a big fan. Ilove the way she pairs, bright beautiful baubles with earth tone beads and inspirational charms.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
photo source: Ruche.com,Anthropologie.com, FreePeople.com
If you live anywhere on the West Coast like I do in So Cal then you truly understand the need for transitional attire. Yes it's officially the end of Summer and yes Fall is here but don't be so quick to pull out your peacoats and parkas just yet...I mean it was no less then 100 degrees today and 104 yesterday. I've been looking for the lightest piece of clothing I could find short of walking around like the guys do with no shirt on. So in my quest to make the change, I surfed the web of my three favorite stores to see what was new (besides my beloved Nina Fleurina)...here you go!
Friday, September 2, 2011
I had a very "Active" Summer...I've never been so busy before in my life. Between photo shoots, (featured in Inland Empire Magazine) running Nina Fleurina Lifestyle Boutique, Styling/Planning Weddings, Styling Bridal Showers, Launch Parties, sourcing vintage furnishings, helping my husband run our other business (car dealership) and spending time with my friends it's no wonder I can't believe Summer is officially Over. Awe...I love Summer, it's a time of freedom, free from the layers of clothing we wear during the winter to keep us warm, free to discover and free to love. I'm so excited about what Fall has for me, the expansion of Nina Fleurina wedding styling and more fabulous parties.