Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wood Paneling?!

Here is a great remodeled kitchen/dining room of a mid century modern home. I love the Marimekko art on the walls and the table and chairs in the dining room are FANTASTIC.

If this were my house I would still most likely paint the wood paneling white or get rid of it. But, I can honestly say I don't mind the wood paneling in this house too much. It somehow works in the overall design of the space. What do you think?!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dandy Chandy Tuesday ~ Stream Suspension Light

First, I just wanted to say as you may have noticed Primed4Design has been on a little haitus. Work and life just always get in the way of having fun! Chrys and I noticed that our blog is getting over 400 hits a day even when we do not post which is just amazing!!! We have years of great content for the home for people to search that people are still finding via google, etc. We have just been on a little break, but are hoping to get back to posting as much as possible!

On to the gorgeous chandy above: 
WOW! There are times when something may be WAY out of your price range, but it still never hurts to dream, right? I picture this chandelier over a huge, gorgeous natural wood dining table. This chandelier is an absolute work of art!

The Stream suspension light is hand made, in Florence and Sicily, by some of Italy's best artisans for metal and welding work; Stream's design exploits the physical characteristics of the materials used to envelope a room in a unique, immersive light. Over seven kilometers of metal chain appear to float down from the undulating nickel-plated frame. These cascading tiers project a streaking, yet tranquil, shadow throughout the space.

Design by Christian Lava
Made in Italy, by Terzani

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Obsessed....that is all I can say.  AND they were spotted on Name Design Studio on Etsy!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Plumbing takes a New Look

Take old piping and create an interesting bookshelf - industrial chic!  Raid a local salvage warehouse or buy this one from StellaBleuDesigns on Estsy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Stack it up

Using old wood crates never looked this good! Stack up a unique design to give you more storage in a room. I really love the use of white accents, bringing a clean sleek look against the rustic look of storage crates. A great re-purposed DIY project!  Image and product from LBrandt Terraria Etsy shop.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vintage Inspired

This vintage stool from Target has the look of an antique find but at the affordable price of $49.99. We love the distressed wood finish and old grains sack look for the cushioned top.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Give old furniture a new life!

I am such a fan of flea markets/thrift stores and giving old furniture a new life. I love these various decoupaging ideas for furniture over at HGTV.

The subway map coffee table shown above is my favorite!

Click here for instructions on how to decoupage.

Monday, January 23, 2012

These ink and watercolor by Philip Simmons on are interesting and affordable. Check out his store on Etsy and buy a few!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Spoonflower ~ Make Your Own Fabric!

I came across the website Spoonflower where you can create custom printed fabric. AH-MA-ZING!

You can pick out and order someone else's design, or design your own.

  • No minimum order
  • $16.20 per yard, $5 swatches
  • Premium natural fabrics
  • Eco-friendly textile printing
  • International shipping
  • Weekly fabric design contest

Stay tuned - I'm going to design and make my own pillows for my livingroom couch here in Miami!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Lucas Reclaimed Wood Bath Ladder Storage from Pottery Barn is a great multi-functional option to increase your bathroom functionality and style. Hang towels and use the storage bins for extra needed storage space.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sit in a Sette

World Market's Cute as a Button Loveseat, is true to its name. The style of the couch alone is nice, but when I saw that each tufted button is quickly became the cutest settee I have ever wanted to sit in. AND its on sale right now - $100 off!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm Dreaming of White Wallpaper

While you may be dreaming of a white Christmas this holiday season - here in Miami Beach - I am dreaming of white wallpaper! I am moving this Friday to a new apartment and trying to come up with interesting/subtle ways to add some texture. These wall papers are fantastic, beautifully designed and some are even paintable! They are also a great way to cover up imperfect walls:

via architonic

via grandinroad

via graham & brown

via graham & brown

Stay tuned, we are going to feature in progress photos as I decorate my new Miami Beach apartment!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Put Your Brand on It!

While there is no logical need for this item unless you are a rancher, the thought of having my very own branding iron made me extremely happy. If you want to acquire this, its on SALE at Home Decorators Collection. Go brand something!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Subway Signs

Check out Pottery Barn's fun subway sign rug. And...its on a big sale today!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bedside Carafes

These beautiful bedside carafes from At West End are made from recycled glass and have a unique and rustic charm. Get one for yourself and for your guest rooms!

Bedside Carafe with Owl

Recycled Bedside Water Carafe