10 Great books on Architecture, Art, and Design.

If these days you find yourself with some extra time on your hand, check out these amazing books, to read or give as a gift.

I am always looking for art books with great photos, and I found several on this list. I came across these books on architectural digest. Hope you find one you like to own👍

The timeless Campaign Chair

1698 Campaign chair

First designed by Fenby and patented on 22 March 1877, it’s simple design has been changed slightly for the purpose of keeping up with times, and to survive the revolution in furniture design. Made to be portable the campaign chair also called the Roorkhee chair has stayed popular for decades, and its popularity has given the hand full of vintage ones a strong market and resale value.

My lovely campaign chair
Modern campaign chairs, $299.00

Houzz. $269.00

Bobo Intriguing Objects Campaign Chair $1175.00

Saving money starting in September👍

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Every year as sept comes around we start moving things around in our house. Tidying organizing replacing a few pieces of furniture trying to  give our home a fresh look.

We are not alone, since the holiday season is just around the corner and families visit and entertain more during this time of the year we also tend to do more around the house.

With the end of the year closing, in this is a good time to purchase broadway tickets ( less tourism  demand ) furniture such as TVs, mattresses, patio furniture, & cars. Anything that is not in sync with fast changing technology will see a price reduction.

So if you are the non procrastinator and can keep a secret, go shopping early for the holiday season. You can score a lot of points with a new car under the tree👍😆

How to? for a good night sleep

what can be more energizing & rejuvenating than a good night sleep?

You open your eyes & realize you slept the entire night tucked in your bed wrapped in the warm soft comforter.

One sure way to set our bedroom for a solid sleep is to pay attention to how we have placed the furniture in the bedroom.

The art of feng shui creating positive flow.

Any room with unbalanced energy not only can affect our health, but our relationships, and finances too.

Here are some feng shui rules to follow for the bedroom;

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Solid wood headboard

1- your head should be near a solid wall. Using a wood headboard or solid upholstered headboard.

 

2- Avoid these colors: reds, purples, blues, and black.

3- No mirrors, which would be difficult to do,  but mirrors make the energies of the bedroom very active, or yang. keep it to one only, and don’t hang it on the wall near the foot of your bed.

4- Try not to have a TV or any electronic devices in the bedroom.

 

 

 

Updating Our homes for 2019

Muted and vibrant colors, fringe & tassels

Fluffy fabrics, faux furs, boucles, cashmeres and wools that cover chairs, stools, ottomans and accessories. Soft fabrics give accent pieces a look of calmness and comfort.

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Botanical patterns and nature-inspired prints. Also tropical leaf motifs, digital florals with soft watercolor accents with a more abstract, and artistic look. It is a cool and fresh lively collection of patterns perfect for living rooms and high traffic rooms.

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Furniture such as end tables :

In geometric shapes: ovals, squares, rectangles and triangles, as well as hexagons and octagons shapes.

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curved furniture, from the Art Deco era, and from’ 70s. Pieces with soft corners, rounded edges.

Also Stay organized gives importance to furniture with more than one purpose. Looks & functionality.

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Arhaus bookcase
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Arhaus coffee table

It is a fact that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve depression and anxiety. Surrounding our living space with objects we care and enjoy is an important part of making a home a place we enjoy to live in.

Decorating with spring colors

 

Easiest way to incorporate these colors to every room in your house would be adding pillows, accent pieces throws and flower arrangements .

Any of the following color combinations are a subtle transition to spring .

1- Yellow and green the classic spring combination 

2- Peach, ivory, Chocolate Brown 

3- Lime Green, Tangerine, mixed in with white or khaki, for balance. 

4- Powder Blue, Birch

Light and airy mix of woods the natural look and cool hue 

5- Robin’s Egg Blue, Bubblegum Pink

6- Aqua, Navy, Flamingo Pink