Monday, January 31, 2011

DANMADE Video #2 - Reclaimed wood coffee table

Happy Monday!!! I hope this video is a good start to an inspiring week! Make sure to leave your questions, comments, or suggestions here.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

French simplicity

The details in this previously abandoned village house are priceless. Jos├ęphine Ryan completely restored the rustic home in France and adorned it with her most prized antiques. The design is simple, comfortable, and charming, which I feel is a tribute to the history of the home and it's original dwellers. I wish I had a gem like this in France to visit; perhaps one day!

Photo link here.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sensory overload!

Okay, so I stumbled upon this website localocations and I am obsessed! They have a million different photos of properties (mostly used for photo and film shoots) organized by location and style. It's a designer's dreamland and I'm afraid I may need to be checked into rehab before the end of the week. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Up-cycled Doily Lamp

What a wonderful way to display your vintage doilies! Not only is the fixture beautiful, but the shadows that the lamp creates are incredible!

I'm ALWAYS a big fan of up-cycling, and am impressed with Shannon South's creativity and inspiration. Click here for more.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Danmade Video #1

I recently shot 5 webisodes with HGTV and here is the first! I hope you enjoy it.

A special thanks to HGTV, my amazing producer, Francisco Aliwalas, and to Peter Koeppen at Scripps Network for their terrific collaboration on this!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Modern Rustic PERFECTION

This home strikes a great balance of modern and rustic. Much of the space is simply a white canvas that gives it a modern, serene feel. That same white canvas allows the warmer elements and furniture to lure you in and appreciate their depth, texture, and rustic history.

I am obsessed with the slatted white wood floors throughout! I also love the exposed beams in the kitchen/dining area and the beautiful crown molding in the living and bedroom areas.

Have a great weekend!

Photo link here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gorgeous B&B in Antwerp

The Boulevard Leopold Bed & Breakfast is breathtaking, from floor to ceiling! It is nestled right in the heart of Antwerp, Belgium and was recently featured in Elle Wonen.

Have a terrific Thursday! Don't forget to call my mom, it's her birthday! ;)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Irresistable Italy

Anyone want to go "splitzee's" on a rustic home in Italy? Check out how charming some of these "fixer-uppers" are; and they're actually pretty affordable. "Dream bigger, everyday" that's 1 of my mottos for 2011!

I found these on a real estate website, so obviously the photos aren't professional shots. However, each home is uniquely OVERFLOWING with SO MUCH CHARACTER, that even these amateur photos are intriguing.

I hope you enjoy the few pics I selected as favorites, including rural farm houses, town-homes, country cottages and even a Trullo home made almost entirely of stone, without any cement!

For more information and photos of homes for sale in Italy click here