Whether you have an entire room dedicated to your home office or a small corner carved out in the kitchen, keeping it stylish is easy.
Here are some of my favorite ideas for a home office
Design Within Reach
Mr. H says: An untidy desk may be someone’s idea of a filing system-Enjoy!
Driving around town today I came across some spectacular trees in all their fall glory and thought it would be fun to talk about fall decor.
It’s easy to add Autum’s color into your decor.
You can transform you bedroom with new bedding in shades of cayenne and avocado
These William Sonoma pumpkin bowls, with the adorable lids, and “leaf” plates are sure to inspire cooks to whip up some steaming soup for a cool fall evening.
Just toss a few of these on the sofa for an instant fall feel. These beauties are from Eastern Accents (www.easternaccents.com)
Mr. H says: In the Fall every leaf is a flower-Enjoy!
I know-you must think I’m crazy. The suggestion to add fur to your décor may seem ridiculous when you have furry children. Since we have two dogs and two cats shedding fur in copious amounts, I often think of setting up a loom and knitting some sweaters with the hopes that pet fur apparel may be the next new fashion trend. But seriously….faux fur can be a marvelous decorative accent.
Just look at these wonderful throw pillows
And who wouldn’t want to cuddle up on a chilly night with this coyote faux fur throw
And don’t forget about an area rug in a faux lamb dark chocolate.
Bonus: It’s great camouflage for dog fur!
All the images are from Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs
Mr. H says: Having the wrong accessories in a room is like wearing sneakers with a tuxedo-Enjoy!
Fall officially starts today at 11:09PM tonight. With the temp’s still saying summer-why not get in the spirit with a festive new arrangement for the dining table?
This beauty certainly feels like fall. It’s from Distinctive Designs www.distinctivedeseigns.com
Speaking of dining here is what’s on the supper party menu tonight:
Roasted Red Pepper Soup*
Lime Marinated Broiled Salmon
Mesclun greens with tomato vinaigrette
Chocolates and fresh Orange slices
*Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe
4 cups beef broth
2 12 oz. jars roasted red peppers, chopped
1 onion thinly sliced
3 TBL lemon juice
1 TBL lemon zest
¼ TSP cinnamon
Shake of cayenne pepper
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
In a 3- to 4-quart pan combine beef broth, peppers, onion, lemon juice and zest, cinnamon and cayenne and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes partially covered.
Puree soup in a blender and return to pan. Add cilantro and reheat.
Mr. H says: Eating is an indoor sport-make sure your table is as pleasant as the game-Enjoy!
Welcome! Hampton and I our pleased to launch our Black Dog Design Blog. We want to share our thoughts on interior design, entertaining, food, and general Charleston living.
What could be more fitting then to kick things off with a feature on designer dog beds! All dog owmers have them-those dirty, hideous look pillows lying about that we think our dogs should lie on. Of course, since most dogs consider themselves far superior they would prefer to lounge on the sofa or better yet your bed.
Why not treat them like the King and Queens they think they are with this fabulous creation:
Handpainted with paws and dancing dog bones this bed would make a statement in any decor!
I know Mr. H would enjoy snoozing away on this:
Mahogany wood with a big fluffy cushion-Dog Heaven!
And this one is certainly fit for a princess:
But seriously, a comfy floor pillow may be all you need to keep them off the sofa-just don’t forget the monogram!
Mr. H says: Tastes change but comfort is always in style-Enjoy!
Photos from: glamourdog.com and potterybarn.com