Gloss. Black. Indeed.

I really hate to complain ... but I was looking forward to a fabulous Monday ... and it all got shot to hell by one phone call this morning.  Oh so sorry, we've had a snag honing your countertops ... so now we cannot be there until tomorrow.

Ugh.  okay.  So I am bringing you my Bright Spot of the Day.
Bright. And. Black.

On my quest to eliminate red brick from the inside of our home, I armed myself with my favorite Gloss Black and turned up the volume on the Basement fireplace.

I will do a full reveal of this room very shortly ... just tweaking a few more things.

However, I know you like a good Before and After Shot.

So just to put things in perspective ... here's where we started:

We did have the drop ceiling removed and now have a plastered ceiling with can lights.  What a difference they made as well.

The Red and Glass clock used to hang in our Mudroom.

I absolutely LOVE the way the gloss also camoflauges 
the tv!

What a little Gloss can do to bring a little life to the show!!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Old ... is new Inspiration to Me!

This past weekend I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to read some magazines.  I love blogging, y'all know I do.  And the inspiration ... it makes my day to catch up with favorite bloggers and see what DIYing they are up to, what they cooked for dinner, or just getting to know them better.

But the Magazines.  There is something about the rag that holds me captive.  Some people save their copies for years.  I am a RIPPER!  I try not to destroy them, but I find favorite things and before I know what has happened ... RIP!  

I do keep a notebook of my favorites RIPS ...  I should put more on Pinterest.  But I am a toucher.  A feeler.  And want to do it over and over again!

Here are a few of my favorite images from this addition of Traditional Home.

What draws us in?  Do you know what really makes you smile?

Here's what really strikes me when I am looking for inspiration:

Window Details and Floors ... 

Neutral? Yes, but look at the subtle color in the chair fabric and the texture in the wooden table that brings in the warmth ... and can't you just FEEL the linen on that stool? ... 

And here, if it weren't for the happy punch of Color and Gloss this dining room would be BORING ... but no snooze here ... 

  I like so many styles, so it makes it very fun for me to really look at the images that I have ripped away and discover what draws me in.

What draws you in?

Making the World More Beautiful ... One Room at a Time.



Gloss, Gloss, Baby ...

"Ice is back with my brand new invention 
Something grabs a hold of me tightly 
Then I flow that a harpoon daily and nightly 
Will it ever stop? 
Yo, I don't know 
Turn off the lights and I'll glow"

Ice, Ice, Baby ... Words by Vanilla Ice.

And I am all about the ICE!! 

I promise I have rooms to show you ... Thanks to Kravet I got to visit AND take photos of the Kips Bay Showhouse.

BUT the Impact I want to share today ...
It's all about the SHINE!

Please forgive the photos ... these are all from My I-Phone.  
But I think you can get the PICTURE!!

High Gloss Walls and Ceilings ... they are the Name of the Game Baby!!

This Art ... on Plexiglass ... LIT what could have been a "normal" hallway UP!

 And just to throw another lyric your way ...

"Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing. 

It's time we all reach out for something new, 
That means you too. 
You say you want a leader, 
But you can't seem to make up your mind. 
I think you better close it, 
And let me guide you to the purple rain."
... Prince

And the Purple Rain Came Down ... and I am on Board!

Hard to tell with my I-phone ... but the ceiling below is a GLORIOUS soft lavender/gray GLOSS.

All That Shimmers IS Gold today!

Ceiling Treatment to beat all others.

I was stopped in my tracks.  Seriously, I couldn't MOVE.  I want to still be there.  THIS needs to be coming to a ceiling near me SOON!

More Dark Seductive GLOSSY ceiling Paint.

Just when I was almost convincing myself to embrace the NEUTRAL.
No More ... I have been Set Free!!

Watch out ... the Gloss Paint is coming out and nothing Neutral is Safe!

Do YOU Gloss?  I'd highly suggest it!

Making the World Prettier.  One Room at A Time!