Monday, August 3, 2015

INTERIOR DESIGNER: PALMER WEISS.

Most of the designers I identify, I am impressed with their work and appreciate the effort they go about making a space look beautiful but always there is something that is not to my liking. But still I love to go through every designers portfolio's and enjoy glancing the photos in the magazines. I do not think I can ever get enough of it. 

I am sharing this vibrant space designed by a San Francisco based interior designer, Palmer Weiss. I had seen her designs published in magazines. And what I had like about her work is her use of color and pattern. Today's home tour is tucked in Presidio Heights, a small affluent neighborhood in San Francisco.







 















                                                               Palmer Weiss
My favorite in this home tour was the red ceiling in the dining room, the hallway with the Moroccan lights and the orange cabinet with the mirror on the wall.


Have a wonderful week ahead.
Reshma

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DIY BOOKENDS.

The project I am sharing today is a very simple and easy one. I had no plans to write a post and share it on the blog. But I had made up my mind that I had to write a post today and so picked an easy one.

I made these plastic elephant bookends sometime last year.

Materials you need:
Any plastic animals of your choice
Scrap brick or rock
Paint color of your choice
Super glue
Brush

I bought these plastic elephants for a $1 each at Michaels. And for the brick, I was at Lowes for some other work and saw few scrap broken bricks in the aisle at the end of the store. I asked one of the employee if I could take couple of scrap bricks and she said I could take all I wanted. I picked 2.

I had the paint, brush and the glue on hand.
Paint the plastic animals. Give it couple of coats of paint. I gave 3 coats. You can spray paint if you want. Let the animals dry.
Apply a dot of the glue to the bottom of each foot of the animal. Place the animal on the brick and press it tight. I wrapped a painter's tape around the animal and the brick. Let the glue fully dry. I let it dry for 24 hours.  

And there you have your custom bookends in the color of your choice.
I spent less than $3 for the 2 bookends. 

There are so many variations to these DIY bookends all over the blogland. I saw these on one of the blog long ago and always wanted to have one. 
Do share if you plan to DIY one of these bookends.

Have a great rest of the week.
Reshma


Linking here:
http://www.astrollthrulife.net, http://www.homestoriesatoz.com, http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com,