Wednesday Walls: Mixed Media Trance

Wednesday Walls features this exhilarating, haunting and psychedelic mixed media piece at “Flourish” a Thinkspace Gallery exhibition of contemporary art.

When is the last time you expanded your inspiration, intellect and soul by visiting a museum?

Tabletop Tuesday: Purple Glaze

Tabletop Tuesday is all about style, shape and color. The bone plates are full of stylized design with elegant geometric details. The design proves that bone does not have to be boring. To take the presentation to another level, I added a vibrant purple bowl which complements the shape, texture and glaze finish of the bone plates.  The beige and muted purple linen adds a contrasting texture and correlates with the beige linen napkin. For fun, I added the multi-colored wood napkin ring and some flowers. Definitely try these simple tips at home.

This is an original Yvette Craddock design.

Modern Monday: Transitional Retro Dining Room

Modern Monday takes us to Arkansas. Yes, there. This room has an abundance of delicious style that it is hard to find a starting place. My favorite dilemma. The ceiling. That marbelized treatment in the tray ceilings is a visual treat with a mix of past and futuristic touches. Lower your eyes to that retro […]

Friday Finds: Danish Felt Lighting

Nearly everyday I encounter exquisitely designed items of furniture, fashion, floral arrangements, tabletop accessories and more. These discoveries inspired me to start Friday Finds. I feature items I love to share with you. If you are interested, then let’s talk about bringing any of these items to your space when applicable.

To kick off my series, direct your attention to these sophisticated chandeliers and pendants fabricated out of felt from Antwerp. Two charming and stylish European men chatted me up on  a recent travel excursions to a furniture, tabletop and gift market. Their store is dedicated to sustainability and houses upcycled and vintage items of furniture and home accessories. Their mission to keep beautifully designed objects out of the landfills and to find them new homes.

Cheers to that!

 

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Wall Wednesday: Public Art

Life without art is unimaginable. I have such gratitude for the efforts of those who design, build and curate public art. It’s impact on our minds, bodies and souls is priceless.

Welcome to Walls Wednesday; my weekly series dedicated to art hung everywhere!

Tabletop Tuesday: Black + White GeoCosmo

Tabletop Tuesday is all about geo cosmo ~ a cosmopolitan setting stacked on top of modern, geometric plate patterns. This black and white color scheme creates a high-impact visual effect because they are the complete opposite on the greyscale spectrum.

The plates feature a mix of the same shapes repeated in different formations and sizes. I love the cityscape of the top plate. The apple is a metaphor and the black glasses command to be filled with fine liquid libations.

Your tablesettings, along with your food, can transport you to other places, times and sceneries. It’s like a good book; a timeless journey to other dimensions.

A Yvette Craddock Designs original tablesetting.

Modern Monday: B + W Bed

Modern Monday invites you to bed B&B Italia style.

The iconic Italian brand designs elegant furniture with streamlined finesse. This bedroom features a glossy white bed with curved lines. The side table is a portable egg-shaped stand with a sleek silhouette. The white area rug has an abstract pattern in black that plays off of the linen.

The design takeaway is that in an all white space, you can layer style using one color by adding different textures and finishes to the items in which that color appears. You can choose one contrasting color and repeat that for a high-impact space.

Image: B&B Italia

Tabletop Tuesday: Love Dish

It’s Tabletop Tuesday. Let’s keep renewing the vows of love. Love of self, family, friends, community and the world at large. When we focus our purest intentions with the heartbeat of love at the forefront, the frequencies of that intention will reverberate throughout our lives. It’s like the wind in a storm. The more we power we give love, the stronger its commanding force.

Since this is a tabletop post, of course, the love theme includes food. Food that comforts us, nourishes us, strengthens us and just makes us purely happy regardless of category. It is my belief that food is fuel for our brains, our hearts and soul.

Eat with style. Eat with pleasure. Remember to send love and some food to those who are less fortunate than us. When we give abundantly, it will always show up in every area of our lives. Renew your vows with love today.

Designed by Yvette Craddock

Modern Monday: Wood + Teal

Modern Monday sets a big table for a lovely meal surrounded by beauty and balance. This symmetrical room achieves style, dimension, height and drama with its chandelier, furniture, mirror and accessories without any one item overpowering the other. It’s like the perfect tango or a symbiotic relationship in nature.

Coffered ceilings are often in traditional/transitional homes. This design details is an elegant feature that provides depth and also signifies a level of grandeur to a room through the illusion of visual weight.

This spacious room gives the large wood table with elegant two-tone fabric chairs (with contrasting textures) in teal and aqua plenty of breathing space. Space to layout a spread amongst loved ones. It balances intimate exchanges between guests and hearty exchanges across the table.

Did you notice the flowers hydrangeas? That lush flower symbolizes heart-felt gratitude for some cultures and for others a note of boastfulness. It is your decision. Just give and receive with style and soul.

Credit: Bridgehampton Weitzman Halpern Design

 

Tabletop Tuesday: Mayan Music

Tuesday Tabletop reminds me of the many vibrant, luscious days on Mexican beaches surrounding by lush palm trees, white sand, turquoise waters, great food and laughter. The colors in the Mexican culture are like rich jewels dancing in the sunlight to a rhythmic beat of life.

It is only natural to smile when you a colorful place setting atop a playful linen is before you. It is the foundation for enjoying all of the rich textures that life, friendship, food and great music bring you.

This is an original Yvette Craddock Designs place setting.