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Looks like Italian fashion house Marni and I had the same colorful idea for seating at our events:

Marni’s pillows in an array of fabrics @ their Spring 2012 Fashion Show –

Our hand stitched pillows made from Indian Sari’s, from my June 2011 wedding –

Image 1 – theglamourai.com

Image 2 – personal files


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Are you your own worst critic, because I surely know I am.  For weeks I was obsessing over how to revamp this blog, and up until today was not happy with any of the designs that I produced.  This really sucked because I have no problem cranking out design layouts for everyone else, but have the hardest time doing so for myself.  The problem is that I am exposed to so much inspiration that picking a theme and committing can seem impossible.  But after designing 5 different headers, tweaking some CSS, and playing with color schemes I finally … {FINALLY} … created something that I am very pleased with.  So lo and behold the new KSS Inspired blog.

Ahh yes … I am feeling a sense of accomplishment today, as I will now be able to share insanely beautiful/cool inspiration and projects in the world of interior/event/fashion/graphic {design} almost every single day.  I must note, however, that just like everything in life, this blog (and our official website) is a work in progress, so you may see some minor changes in the future (we’re still tweaking some CSS.)   However, today felt like a success and tomorrow will be even better with a fresh post about our End of Summer Dinner.

images: 1,2,3,4,5

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Color evolving.

Image from Martha Stewart.

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drool worthy

Colorist Eileen Kathryn Boyd features her lovely shack in the latest issue of Lonny Mag.  She also provides helpful tips on how to balance bold colors, such as finding a color that resonates with you and weaving it throughout your home, using a multitude of pillows (or what she refers to as “pillowscapes”) to show off color, and using colorful wallpaper to line the backs of bookcases and breakfronts.

This bedroom deserves 5 hearts in my opinion.  What a magnificent color story – amethyst lamps, teal drapes, and pink pillows on top of all that’s neutral!

Looking at this Christmas tree and decor makes me want to do Christmas 2010 all over again!

What a delightfully cheery and inspirational home!

Images from Lonny Mag

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Slowly but surely I’m getting into the holiday spirit.  It’s surprising that I am getting in the mood this early since I’m not really a festive person.

This past weekend, I had to accept the fact that I have only my mom’s house to decorate for the holidays this year, since I am a nomad and will be moving again in February.  . . this time to Switzerland. While we were in the garage pulling decorations, I saw my chairs that I completely forgot about and decided to bring them in the house.

A while back I found the chairs on Craigslist for $25.  Here’s the picture from the Craigslist ad –

Yes . . . I know they don’t have any seats, but I really saw the potential in them!  They have lovely curves . . . so I jumped on the deal.

My initial plan was to sand and paint them, send them off to a local upholsterer to get seats and cushions made, and then sell them.  Welp . . .  I did everything but sell them.  I painted the frames black, and purchased a beautiful gold and aubergine iridescent shantung silk with a damask pattern.  Here’s the final result –

See, aren’t they too cute to sell? Here are more pictures . . .

And while we’re at it, here are pictures of some of the holiday decor-

I don’t have any pictures of the tree, because it’s not up yet.  I was hoping for a gold flocked Christmas tree, but it looks like I’ll have to settle for the artificial tree in my mom’s garage : )  Maybe I’ll post a few pics when up.

For now, Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holiday Decorating!

Images from my personal archives.

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Otomi print fabrics have been making their rounds in the design world lately (I recently saw a post on coco+kelley).  While some may feel like this fabric is the new trend in home decor, the truth is these hand-embroidered fabrics are inspired from cliff paintings that have been around for hundreds of years.  The paintings originated from the Mexican Otomi Indians.

I first came in contact with the Otomi prints last year, while on a tasting in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Needless to say, I fell in love with the hand-embroidery and vivid colors.

I really considered using these fabrics for table linens for our wedding (but have since changed my mind.)  However, I still admire the prints and love the idea of using traditional ethnic pieces, so I still feel a need to incorporate them in some way.  Suggestions?

Top 2 Images from brides.com and Coco+Kelley. bottom 3 Images from my personal archives.

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I couldn’t ask for better wedding inspiration for my Home Decor + Wedding Design challenge.  I found these photos of a GORGEOUS Brooklyn rental, decorated with souvenirs from India.  The patterns, vivid pinks, oranges, and hints of chartreuse and aqua; all united with creamy whites, has completely sold me.  This has an exotic destination affair written all over it, and I can’t wait to use these photos as inspiration for a wedding.

Images from Domino magazine, which can now be found here.

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