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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

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.

Deborah Vanderzel designs

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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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  Many outdated structures and beliefs got trampled, while fresh alternatives and daring choices beckoned on the horizon.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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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.

Silver-and-gold-Tiles-by-Acquario dramatic tiles by Acquario

silver and gold mark williams design assosMark Williams Design

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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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The zebra is adaptable

 Zebra rugs can blend beautifully

and adapt to an array of interior design styles.

The lovely black & white is a gracious compliment to all colors

and can be used in every room. 

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By Dering Hall

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zebra mary mcdonaldMary McDonald

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Rachel Zoes’ office

Zebra Todd Romano

Todd Romano

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Via House beautiful

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Love this bathroom very eclectic

Zebra anne-coyleAnne Coyle

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Jan Showers

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Consider a nice faux zebra for your next room makeover.

Cheers!

ARTBEAT ON MAIN STREET

kait & KrisThe Lovely Kait Matthews and Kris Peterson have brought new life to our beloved downtown of Vista, California with their cooperative gallery of diverse fine art, workshops, classes and boutique…. Artbeat on Main Street.

A community partner.

A place of creativity and inspiration.

A cultural destination.

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Welcome to ArtBeat on Main Street, the friendliest gallery in town! Kait & Kris are leading the revitalization of the heart of Vista by offering an ever-changing panorama of artworks, learning opportunities, receptions, wine tastings and more.

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Talk with artists as they create their works in gallery studios.

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Unleash your own creativity at group workshops.

Perfect your art skills in an array of classes

taught by acclaimed professionals.

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 Find the perfect gift – from the decorative to the functional – for someone else or yourself in the unique boutique.

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Stop in on the third Saturday of each month, from 5-7:30 pm for live music, great food, fascinating spirits and spirited conversations with friendly artists and art aficionados.

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Originality Lives Here, Join them in celebrating the arts of life.

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Visit ArtBeat on Main Street and discover for yourself  Vista’s creative new vibe

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I am constantly inspired by my colleagues in our world of Interior Design. Here are some recent pictures of well done rooms.

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Tasteful and soothing, design by Bergaya – Klasik

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striking craftsman bungalow, I love the black wood

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Traditional elegance with a dash of Asian influence, design by Porchlight Interiors

designer room for Kristin CavallariKristin Cavallari’s crib in the Hollywood Hills.

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Old & new, interesting and quirky

designer room by the sea

Beautiful palette,easy open floor plan and the view…..wonderful

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Clean, crisp, perfect…love the gray walls

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I am so attracted to the arched windows, very accomplished subtle design it let’s the house speak

 

Merry Christmas

Christmas trees around the world

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The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington , D.C.
, is decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S.
Schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the ‘Pathway of Peace’ represent the
50 U.S. States.

xmas2The world’s largest Christmas tree display rises
up the slopes of Monte Ingino outside of Gubbio, in Italy ‘s Umbria region.
Composed of about 500 lights connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the ‘tree’ is a
modern marvel for an ancient city

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A Christmas tree befitting Tokyo ‘s night time
neon display is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.

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Illuminating the Gothic facades of Prague’s Old
Town Square, and casting its glow over the manger display of the famous
Christmas market, is a grand tree cut in the Sumava mountains in the southern
Czech Republic.

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Venice ‘s Murano Island renowned throughout the
world for its quality glasswork is home to the tallest glass tree in the world.
Sculpted by master glass blower Simone Cenedese, the artistic Christmas tree is
a modern reflection of the holiday season.
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Moscow celebrates Christmas according to the
Russian Orthodox calendar on Jan. 7. For weeks beforehand, the city is alive
with festivities in anticipation of Father Frost’s arrival on his magical
troika with the Snow Maiden. He and his helper deliver gifts under the New Year
tree, or yolka, which is traditionally a fir.

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The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than
230 feet tall) can be found in the Prada do Comercio in Lisbon , Portugal .
Thousands of lights adorn the tree, adding to the special enchantment of the
city during the holiday season.

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‘Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree’: Even in
its humblest attire, aglow beside a tiny chapel in Germany ‘s Karwendel
mountains, a Christmas tree is a wondrous sight.

xmas 9Ooh la Galeries Lafayette!  In Paris, even the
Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome, plus 10 stories of
lights and high fashion, it’s no surprise this show-stopping department store
draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower

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In addition to the Vatican ‘s heavenly
evergreen, St. Peter’s Square in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene
in front of the obelisk

Christmas Tree at Puerta del Sol in Madrid

The Christmas tree that greets revellers at the
Puerta del Sol is dressed for a party.

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A token of gratitude for Britain ‘s aid during
World War II, the Christmas tree in London ‘s Trafalgar Square has been the
annual gift of the people of Norway since 1947

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Drink a glass of gluhwein from the holiday
market at the Romer, Frankfurt ‘s city hall since 1405 and enjoy a taste of
Christmas past.

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Against a backdrop of tall, shadowy firs, a
rainbow trio of Christmas trees lights up the night (location unknown).

The twelve days of Christmas….. what do
leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who
won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?

read on……

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice
their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism
song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning
plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in
the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could
remember.

-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.

-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.-

-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the
Old Testament.

-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy
Spirit–Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation,
Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit–Love, Joy, Peace,
Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness,
Gentleness, and Self Control.

-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the
Apostles’ Creed.

Merry Christmas Everyone,

Peace, Love and Joy to you today and in the new year

I Love the Blues

Cool Blue is hot right now

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By RSVP Design Services

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By Wynne Taylor Ford

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By Todd Romano

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By Perdoncin Design

Hope you are inspired to use this beautiful hue in your home, hello beautiful blueblued eyed cat

Brass is back

This wonderful metal is gaining popularity again.

This mirror is esquisitebrass12

How clever, love this wall artbrass5

Garden stools are in…..love this aged look,

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New take on the sputnik ceiling fixture

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I love this coffee table, art-deco inspired that can transition in to many decorsbrass 2

Lastly, this  beauty, yes brass is backbrass 1