Peruvian Train with Vintage Decor

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The Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, which was designed by Inge Moore and Nathan Hitchins of the London-based design firm, MUZA Lab. This train was launched in May 2017 and welcomes its passenger-guests with an elegance and exclusivity also romantically connected with the local cultural traditions of the idyllic-seeming, Peruvian Andes. WOW

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A Magical Train with a Vintage Decor That’ll Hypnotize You

Emerging Trends

Centered around simplicity, serenity and seamlessness, the 2016 interior reflects our need to switch off and detox. Warm but calming colors are complimented by natural textures and soft shapes while furniture is becoming ever more tailored and intuitive, both at home and in the office.

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But wait for it… there is also a emerging tropical twist which also relates for our need to unplug –to imagine  a vacation where these colors take you to your happy place. Pantone colors for 2016 rose quartz and serenity and the newly added palette tropical trend

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Along that same line we are seeing warm metals in the kitchen and bath, rose gold, brass, copper and gold

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Materials that are rough: aged wood, concrete, aged metals adds texture, depth and intrigues the senses

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Technology is softening its edges and moving away from the impersonal, hard lined approach of the past. Like the early domestic technology of the 1950s and 60s, the latest devices are part of the furniture.

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Graphics –  This is a trend that may pass eventually, but probably not anytime soon. Graphic tiles make a big statement and hearken back to the midcentury, when tiles embraced color and pattern. Try to find something you feel you can live with for a long time, as tiles are quite durable. Think of it as art. It’s an investment that will grace your floor/walls for years to come.

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The influence of graphic art is strong this season. Create optical illusions and drama through splashes of unexpected color.

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Black window frames. What better way to bring attention to one of the most important things in your house than with a dark, bold frame? The natural light coming into your house is essential. If there’s a view that goes along with that natural light, accentuate it with a bold black window frame. 2016metalwindowsb

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Statement light fixtures. You may have a simple space, but an amazing light fixture will automatically boost the room’s atmosphere.

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Be inspired by the emerging trends. This Spring try a few fresh changes to your home.

Cheers!

Deborah

 

 

Interior designs that represent what you love and who you are

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Hi! Deborah here, this is a recently completed project. It was a fun collaborative effort with the homeowner to bring her love of the sea into the family room.

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If you need help with a refresh of any space, I would like to offer my services. Many times  having a designer’s fresh eyes can offer you ideas and suggestions that you may not have ever  considered. contact me at 760-716-8028 or please check my site www.deborahvanderzel.com

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Light from above

Sculptural beauties – these fixtures are anything but ordinary

 

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Amethyst Star Light

CHARLES SPADA INTERIORS

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CLEAR BAND PENDANT

JOHN POMP STUDIOS

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Italian Brass Ceiling Fixture

CRAIG VAN DEN BRULLE

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DOWNTOWN

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Renovation Room Chandelier/Pendant

RENOVATION ROOM

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Ada Chandelier from Lisa Ellis for Hawthorne House

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INFINITY PENDANT

JOHN POMP STUDIOS

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LUMIERE CHANDELIER

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Dandelion Chandelier

REMAINS LIGHTING

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CARLYLE COLLECTIVE

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Bolle from Giopato & Coombes sas

MAISON&OBJET PARIS

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DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2014

Fixtures available at http://www.deringhall.com

2015 – Year of the Yin Wood Sheep

By Karen Abler-Carrasco

 

Finally!  Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. The galloping horse comes home to rest and transform into a quiet sheep, grazing within the comfortable bounds of her beloved flock.  Is anyone a little saddle sore? Longing for a warm, scented bath, a home-cooked meal and some quiet time in a soft bed?  Good news, everyone, the gentle, generous Sheep Year is here to provide that!

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The speeding Yang Wood Horse Year of 2014 brought both invigorating new growth and disturbing upheaval to the terrain of our lives.  Many outdated structures and beliefs got trampled, while fresh alternatives and daring choices beckoned on the horizon.  Most of us endured some uprooting of old routines or even radical shifts in the direction we thought we were headed prior to riding that wild horse.  Some of us spontaneously jumped into new work and play, some of us coped with unexpected or uncomfortable lifestyle shifts, and some of us just sat by the continuous stream of change to wait for calmer waters.

That slower pace is with us this year.  On February 18th, 2015, we begin the Yin Wood Sheep Year.  This year, the exuberant upward and outward propulsion of Yang Wood will reverse itself and turn downward and inward in its Yin form, allowing us to catch our breath, find our footing and take the time we need to adjust to the budding new life being offered.   This year, Yin Wood will offer deep roots into our innermost selves, where the essential nourishment of personal comfort and security reside.

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The qualities of Yin Wood perfectly complement the characteristics of the sheep. The sheep is a generous, patient, peaceful creature, who seeks to live in continuous harmony among family, friends and beauty.  In the wheel of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, the sheep is considered to be the most feminine sign. The sheep seeks her own quiet pastures and flock, where all are safe, familiar and settled in mutual support.  The sheep year is the time for healing and mending, nurturing and tending.  Whatever has been disturbed, wounded, left unfinished or out of place can be more easily brought back into harmony this year, and the very process of doing so will bring fulfillment and grace.

 

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The sheep’s power lies in knowing herself clearly and deeply, and accepting and forgiving all perceived flaws in self and others. With her open-hearted dedication to the goodness of life, the sheep character, with kind and patient persuasion rather than strident demands, always gets what she desires. For us, this means the year’s power lies in nurturing our ties within our friendship circles, our local economies, and our inner psyches. This year, the I Ching would counsel us to practice “Modesty,” and get our tender egos out of the way. When we do so, without becoming subservient, we become the ultimate Yin, or “Receptive,” and the entire universe can align for everyone’s highest good. Trust that it will… and it will.

This year’s most vibrant chi is accessed by calmly focusing on the finer details of one’s immediate environment. It is a perfect year for feng shui! Raise your energy by eliminating those things that are less than excellent, be it a chipped mug, faded artwork or uncomfortable furniture. Practice the art of graceful living. Find the most economical and efficient ways to accomplish your daily tasks and give them your full attention. There is a refined elegance, and more leisure, in living simply. This year, the little things in life are really going to support the big things.

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The sheep is more of a follower than a leader. She relies on her friends to protect her interests.  As such, the sheep year’s financial energies are rather fluid, with a tendency to be overly charitable for philanthropic causes.  Set some wise, but not miserly, boundaries on expenditures, then trust that you will be provided all that is needed for you. Be gracious and compassionate with both money and energy this year.

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It is also an important year to transform and refine your language, which is one of the main constructors of reality.  Keep it kind, sincere, tolerant, and positive.  The sheep is all about constant, precise and insightful communication with those around her, as everyone’s best survival depends upon it. Raise your lifestyle’s tonality as well, to vibrate in a more refined and elegant way, perhaps through giving music, art and Nature more opportunity to influence your inner and outer environments.

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Above all, relax. When we match the year’s energies with our actions — taking time for the small pleasures of life, turning within, becoming soft, paying attention to the people around us and offering them simple kindness — we will be supplied with the energy we need. By aligning our behaviors with the year’s chi, we create space to welcome it in and amplify it, to make it real.

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This is a year of gentle persuasions, frivolous delights (within the budget) and the subtle sensuality of all things feminine. Open your heart to the delight of receiving more love from everywhere and everyone. Let the glow of this love, for self and others gently grow and radiate outward, supported on all sides with the safety of a loving community, the comfort of a healthy home, and the lush beauty that springs from being grounded in Mother Nature and the great feminine principles. The Yin Wood Sheep year humbly offers us this guidance: create blissful peace in your home and your Self and you will light the way for others to follow.

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Alley Art Festival

The city of Vista is hosting a compilation of unique and avant-garde art expressions. showing us a their open-mindedness towards gritty innovative urban culture.

alley art festivalThe event runs all day and into the night on Saturday September 13th in downtown Vista

The inaugural Alley Art Festival alley art street dance
will be an interactive art and culture experience,
featuring: slam poetry, graffiti,
urban art, steampunk, cosplay contest,
“Alley Art Man” sculpture installation, “hands on” art,
and the chance for everyone to contribute
to a live alley art mural painting.

This is a free event for guests of all ages.

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http://www.alleyartfestival.com

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Come support the arts in Vista

Whales, Dolphins, Music

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Southern Californians, How much do you love our beaches? the beautiful pacific? Our beloved dolphins and whales ?  How can you and I support  and protect what we love and enjoy so much?  Well, a viewing of a documentary “The Transparentsea Voyage” has a final showing in San Diego  August 23rd & 24th will definitely guide you in the right direction.

Following the marine mammals that traverse our seas and communicate through sound & song, The Transparentsea Voyage takes the viewer on a sensory journey behind the making of 23 songs in 23 days all while exploring by sea and land, one of the most populated coastlines in the world, Southern California…

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The Transparentsea Voyage highlights the efforts of a group of athletes, musicians, celebrities and artists on a campaign aimed at focusing attention on coastal environmental issues. Witness the trip unfold through the creation of song as this “behind the music” look at focused activism offers an insight into how a deeper connection to our planet changed and educated the participants involved as well as those that followed the journey from around the world.

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Experience the voyage from start to finish as the crew traced the southern migration of the California Grey & Blue Whale from Santa Barbara to the US Border in six tandem kayaks.

Directed: By Justin Krumb

Starring: Dave Rastovich, Shannon Sol Carroll, OJ Newcomb, Chris Del Moro, Isabel Lucas, Angus Stone, Will Conner, Howie Cooke

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An opportunity to spread awareness about coastal issues through art, music and film

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-transparentsea-voyage

 

Music Band of frequencies  members: Shannon Sol Carroll, OJ ‘The Juice’ Newcomb, Mark Henman & Andrew Szumowski     https://www.facebook.com/bandoffrequencies

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This weekend showing at:

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1091 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA,   92110

7:00pm, 9:00pm

S4C Benefit Screening

With special guests Chris Del Moro, Howie Cooke and Band of Frequencies

Raffle

Silent Auction

Live performance BOF’s and friends

Q and A with Director and Cast following the film

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 Together we can make a difference

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SUMMERFEST 2014

Looking for something  to do this Saturday night?

Vista Optimist Foundation presents it’s annual SummerFest fundraiser to support local youth

A lovely  evening of  Food, Wine, Beer, Music  & Art Show

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The Vista Optimist Club’s SummerFest 2014 taking place on August 9, 2014 from 5:30-10:30 pm at the Club’s 600 Optimist Way facility will add a new dimension to its popular fundraiser : an Art Show coordinated by ArtBeat on Main Street. ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews says the partnership meshes well with her co-op gallery’s intent to give back to the community.  The Optimist Club of Vista brings community, culture and art together, for a great cause, so this event is a perfect fit.

Check out the wineries, breweries and plenty of delicious tastings offered this year

SummerFest Featured Wineries

Cougar Vineyard and Winery, Rosatello Constellation Brands, Roadrunner Ridge Winery, Woof ‘n Rose Winery, Schlossadler International Wines, Fre-Be, Wiens Family Cellars, Monte De Oro Winery, Revel Wine

SummerFest Featured Vodka St. Petersburg, Svedka

Featured Breweries

Iron Fist, Belching Beaver, Ballast Point, Sierra Nevada, Indian Joe’s Brewery, Mother Earth, Firestone Brewery, Beer Brewing Company, Karl Strauss, Back Street Brewery, Booze Brothers, Stone Brewery, Latitude 33

SummerFest Featured Tequila, Tequila Fortaleza

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SummerFest for Foodies Green Dragon Tavern, Ignite Bistro and Wine Bar, Dewberry’s Catering Service, Surf Brothers Teriyaki, Famous Daves, Feliccia’s Italian Restaurant and Deli, Mrs. Taco, Mama n Papa’s Pizza Grotto, Chili Coast Burgers, Souplantation, Lush Coffee and Tea, Slater’s 50/50, Pei King Wok, Niko’s Steak Burgers and Greek Food, Chef DK, Rossi’s Pizza, Vista Way Café, Sushi Café, Elephant Bar, Jersey Mike’s Subs

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 A big thank you to the SummerFest Sponsors

Exagen Diagnostics   Avise Test   Opus Bank

Industrial Strength      Regents Bank     San Luis Rey Towing

Modern Builders Supply     Edco   Pickering Insurance Services

Vista Entertainment Center    Tri Staff Group

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Info on the Vista Optimists and Summerfest 2014

is at www.vistaoptimist.org/summerfest.html.

Silver & Gold

silver and goldMetallics are definitely having a moment in the world of interior design. The shimmer, shine, and texture of metals make them a unique element in home decor. While decorating with metals is certainly on trend, their timelessness makes them easy to incorporate into a variety of styles that are sure to last.

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At the moment, gold has returned to the design spotlight, and I love that this time around it’s being used in small, impactful ways that embrace its warm tones and regal character.

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Yes, to the mix and match of metals

 

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If your decorative style steers more towards the rustic and natural approach to metallic finishes, why not try the appeal of corrugated metal? In recent years corrugated metal has been used by designers for walls, ceilings, sides of cabinetry and creative accent walls

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calm and sculptural, a tasteful blending of metals

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and finally my love for gallery walls, don’t be shy, mix and match your frames

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