Monday, February 20, 2012


There are so many great things to look at
in this room vignette at DK LIVING.
Starting at the top with the fabulous
iron hammered pendants.

A little drama is good and this gold
gilt mirror adds that drama
 I like the use of the natural wood and
leather pieces.  I think they help soften the
room and makes it warm, inviting and earthy.

Metals are always very prevalent, these
stainless steal lanterns have always
been a favorite.

I love this aluminum tray of
candle holders.  It would be
a great centerpiece with just
a couple of candles for color.

 Multi colored votives are striking
with the metal and glass pieces.

I was impressed on how realistic
the faux slate looked and the prices
are also appealing.

White ceramics in all shapes


Some beautiful glass bottles

Lighting is an important category
and DK LIVING always has some
spectacular chandeliers.

As serious as all of the furniture and
accessories are, one of the joys
of seeing the new introductions is
the fun side of the line.  I was
not disappointed this time around.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Table linens were a large focus with
 the new introductions from
POM POM AT HOME for spring.
Lily is a 100% Belgian linen voile in white and natural.
Napkins, place mats and tablecloths have
ruffle that gives the collection a very
romantic look.

Gracie is a interwoven stripe pattern
using 100% Belgian Linen.

Here the stripe is more visible.  It adds
a nice subtle pattern to the collection.

Besides the white and natural, Hilde
has added ocean and slate. These
colors are used though out the new

Cable-knit throws in antique white
and oyster were a big hit last season.
Now there are 3 new fabulous colors,
slate, ocean and pewter.  Also a 28 x 28
euro sham has been added.

The cable-knit euros add a wonderful
new texture to the linen bedding.

The new slate is also available in bedding

as well as the ocean.

It was a very exciting show season for
all of those involved with POM POM AT HOME,
at the Dallas Gift Show they were
awarded the 23rd Arts Achievement Award
for Home Textiles.  Hilde, Sam and
Jackie were all smiles.

I think a little well deserved celebrating
went on that night.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Italia, vestito di bianco.

It is no secret that I love Italy and
everything Italian. My husband and I have
 made several trips there and we also got
married there.  I have liked many
Facebook pages that are Italy related
and if you have a fondness for the
Italian I highly recommend any of these.
It has been a rough winter with lots of snow
in all areas of Italy.  These Facebook
friends have shared these pictures with
me so I thought I would share them with you.

These pictures represent Rome, Tuscany,
The Marche, Cinque Terre, Venice and
my beloved Milano.

"You may have the universe if I may have Italy."

"Si può avere l'universo, se forse ho Italia."

Giuseppe Verde