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I have my degree in Interior Design and am fascinated with everything having to do with fashion and Interiors. I'm passionate about creativity, love, photography, beauty, and design.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What could be more fun than a Vintage Inspired Kitchen!?!?!?

Today I had an itch to look up vintage kitchens online after looking at some "behind the scenes" pictures of my friends new music video. It's retro/vintage/dream inspired and it sparked my interest! Bright colors, intricate details, whimsical decor and a overall girly vibe =)

I simply googled "vintage kitchen" and found a vast amount of inspiring images. Being an Interior Design alum, I'm always drawn to interior spaces and how they are designed. This "Atomic Pink" kitchen caught my eye instantly!!! It has a few different concepts going on here. I'd describe it as Modern Vintage, kind of an oxymoron, but it works!

If you took away the pink color of the cabinets and left them wooden or white, took out the vintage chandelier, the lime green accent pieces and the sleek appliances, you would have a country home kitchen! The wooden island and design of the cabinets are very reminiscent of "Country style kitchens". Isn't it crazy what some color and accessories can do to a space?! Pretty awesome if you ask me. I'd actually cook in this kitchen any day.

(Modern Vintage Kitchen above, Country Kitchen below)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Clocks....Inspiration is everywhere...

Clock- an instrument used to indicate, keep, and co-ordinate time and is one of the oldest human inventions. The first mercury powered automata clock was invented by Ibn Khalafa al-Muradi between 1280 and 1320. (wiki)

Clocks are looked at multiple times a day by everyone around the world, but how many people really look at them? From tiny clock faces on wrist watches to clocks on the wall or as large and magnificent as the "Big Ben" in London, they really deserve a more in depth look than just 'what time is it?' . The styles, materials, history and intricacies tell a story all in itself.

A friend of mine who is a very talented artist/designer makes her own jewelry and at one time did a 'clock' series that was really popular. It was amazing what she came up with. She found all of these different clock faces at different antique shops and designed and made the jewelry herself.

Click here to see more of C.A.B Fayres AMAZING jewelry!