Decorating Divas Best of the Web May 30, 2008
Designamour inspires with their breath-taking decorative painting of the boutique hotel, Peacock Pavilion’s ceiling. The artwork these ladies created is nothing short of amazing. They share their journey, work and final masterpiece in their post, “A Tale of Ten Painters“. Be sure to visit, and spend some time reading and looking through older posts, too. I promise you will be inspired.
The Painted House blogger discovers a hidden treasure, long ago forgotten or left behind by the previous owners, during a kitchen remodeling project. This was a special find for me, as I also share her passion for domestic archeology. I always long to know about the couple who lived in our home for thirty years- they originally purchased it in 1967 and both passed on in 1996. During renovations of that home we found several shrines to Buddha. Later we learned that they were World travelers and that she had come back from a life changing trip to the Orient – and thereafter her homage to Buddha began. We even found Buddha papered under six layers of paint on one closet door. In the Florida Room we scraped away ten layers of varied color paints to unearth a decoupage masterpiece of dragons, Asian temples and, of course, a Buddha. For those of you who also share the passion to know more about those who previously lived in your home, go read her post: “An Archaeological Find“.
What Is Decorating Divas – Best of the Web? It’s about bringing attention to the very best and most fabulous design, decorating and style blogs and websites.
The criteria is simple – We look for value to the reader, engaging content, originality and creativity. Each week we will select the most outstanding posts or articles from sites we find or that are submitted to us for review. You can submit your design and style nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor Note: Style Divas Best of The Web is Decorating Divas Best of the Web. Style Divas has been spun off into a new media venture, Style Divas Network, which will debut Summer 2008. Stay tuned for details!
The Decorating Diva is a luxury home design magazine and lifestyle journal dedicated to the concept of living a stylish and comfortably elegant life at home – joyfully surrounded by the beautiful things you love. Join, Carmen, The Decorating Diva’s founder, as she blogs about sophisticated, smart, stylish and beautiful decor for your home and shares her decorating and style advice with you. Follow her and several of our wonderful contributors on inspirational design trips as they explore enchanted lands both far and near – returning with a delightful treasure trove of design finds for your home.