Friday, June 22, 2012

Thank you Style at Home magazine!


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pinterest boards we love {backyard beauties} by Laura L. Benn

“Sometimes a summer ‘staycation’ is the perfect way to rest, relax and rejuvenate. So what better place to soak up some sizzling sun and glorious fresh air than in your own backyard retreat?
Break out the summer wine and cocktails, your favourite fresh fashions, a few good books and escape to your own personal outdoor oasis.
This week Style at Home wants to embrace the backyard boards — those pins and pretty things that celebrate making your outdoor living space the best it can possibly be. Here’s what we found!”


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Keep reading to learn more about these beautiful boards…

{1} Dani Hingst
The great outdoors are meant to be explored — a sentiment that is beautifully and poetically expressed throughout this adventurous board. Inexpensive greenhouse options, glorious paint colours, fantastic decor accessories, stunning patio stones and more can be found on this delightful board that celebrates taking design chances.


{2} Lisa D’Elia
Romantic outdoor showers, creative kids areas, funky floral arrangements and innovative design abound on this simple backyard board. Click through and discover a whole new world of design possibilities for creating an outdoor living space that will perfectly suit your summer entertaining dreams.


{3} Nina van Brakel
This incredible board from the Netherlands immediately captures your imagination and transports you to a place of soothing design wonder. Drawing inspiration from glorious outdoor spaces all over the world, this board beautifully suggests creative ways to make the most of your own backyard. Unexpected splashes of vibrant colour, interesting architectural features, as well as dreamy furniture arrangements will inspire you to transform your own outdoor entertaining space this season.




{4}  Brilliante Interiors
This breathtaking board makes you feel like you’ve stumbled upon a secret garden with large plant features, stunning patio decor and refreshing colour palettes. From large regal houses to more rustic backyard settings, this lovely collection of green-inspired pins showcases a wide spectrum of possibilities for turning your outdoor living space into a tranquil area.

Thank you Style at Home!
Have a great week-end everyone and I hope you enjoy my boards on Pinterest...


 ©2012 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".


Brillante Interiors now offers also online consultations so please send an email and we can start the process. It will be an investment in happiness at home, a well designed house is always a good part of a great life and a beautiful room will make you happy every time you walk in!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Social Media fatigue


  
Don’t get me wrong…I love social media but lately I feel I am spending too much of my time on it and sometimes lots of what I read need to be ignored, like junk for the mind...so as the lady in the image (at Clignancourt Flea Market) I may walk away even if only temporarily.

Blogging requires hours of research, writing, editing and keeping up with other interesting bloggers.

Facebook with hundreds of “virtual” friends requires to scroll their news daily, stop and comment on some, take note of interesting ones.

Twitter, even if faster, for me requires deciphering obscure messages (when worth it).

Pinterest is always fun, great to find stunning images, useful to have them all in one “folder” for future reference.

LinkedIn is good to make connections but again time consuming.


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Tied up and tired!

At the end of the day (when actually I have some time to dedicate to social media) all of the above tasks take my little left energy away.
I may take a break,  it may be just as brief as a week or much longer but I am sure at some point I will return refreshed, renewed and ready to play again.


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You know how much I value your comments and likes…
Would you wait for me? Have you ever felt the same?

Photography © Albarosa Simonetti

©2012 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

Brillante Interiors now offers also online consultations so please send an email and we can start the process. It will be an investment in happiness at home, a well designed house is always a good part of a great life and a beautiful room will make you happy every time you walk in!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Diamond Jubilee give-away





The Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace.

BBC Home Entertainment, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year, the 60th year of one of the longest reigning monarchs of the United Kingdom has produced a special, three-episode documentary:

The Queen’s Palaces” DVD, released on May 29, 2012.



The Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle.
The Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle.



The King’s Closet in The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The King’s Closet in The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The DVD is sharing an extensive look into the long history, the remarkable interior d├ęcor and the architecture that has evolved across the centuries of the Royals homes : Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, which dates back to the 11th century and has gone from medieval fortress to a romantic fantasy; and the Palace of Holy Roodhouse, formerly a monastery, and now home of objects from the Royal Collection.

Congratulations to:
Comment # 7 - Rosa from the delightful  blog Flutter Flutter
Comment # 4 - Night Owl
Comment # 5 - Alice

Please send me your addresses and I will promptly send you a copy of this wonderful DVD.
Congratulations and enjoy it!

Photography (Top to Bottom) by Derry Moore,  Mark Fiennes, John Freeman.
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©2012 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".


Brillante Interiors now offers also online consultations so please send an email and we can start the process. It will be an investment in happiness at home, a well designed house is always a good part of a great life and a beautiful room will make you happy every time you walk in!
 
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