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Good Day! The newly remodeled IntoDesign‘s website has been re-designed. Transformed Design is one of the best consulting companies that I have ever worked with and will recommend to anyone and everyone. A sincere Thank You to the team at Transformed Design.

Within this website will be where I will be posting my blog entries. I will take some of my favorite blog posts from this site and import them to the new site.

Thanks to all of you how have been daily, weekly, or even monthly readers. Keep on reading at www.IntoDesignInc.com

Until Then…:)

Something New!

I am having my website updated and within this newly updated site will be an integrated blog. I will be transferring many of my favorites blog posts to the site but will no longer be continuing to blog from this particular site. The new IntoDesign site is almost finished and I will definitely make an effort to inform all my readers about the move and the url in which you will be able to read the posts. I will leave this site up for awhile for everyone to catch up, but within two months, this will no longer be available for you, my website will.

New things are to come and I am very excited about them, as I hope all of you are. Just wait til you see it!

Check out Transformed Designs for your graphics, web design and marketing! They are one of the best companies that I have ever worked with! Thanks Elias for all your and Danielle’s hard work!

Not Such a Mundane Monday

I have been slowly re-designing my own home. This can be one of the hardest things for me to do. It was hard for me to pick a style of design the most because I love many design styles and trends. So, what I did was take one of my favorite photos (One that I happen to take) and use that as my inspiration. Here are some photos to help you visualize my newly updated space.

Pacific Sunset

Mirrored

I took this photo and used the colors and the theme of the ocean. I had incorporated many different hues of blue, my current furniture color of ebony stain, and taupes for the back drop colors. Subtle in the ocean theme but apparent in color, this space keeps me my energetic self.

Found Fun

I am not a huge gold person but I found these great accessories for someone who might have just the space for these creative gold objects.

Golden Tea Pot

Golden Hand Chair

Golden Stool

Golden Branch Side Table

Golden Tea Tray

Thursday’s Thoughts

I was on one of my phone conversations with my mother the other day, and she had mentioned that she had gone onto my blog page and read a few of my blogs posts. She had this great idea to blog about and make it a part of my ‘regulars’. She knows how much I love architectural history and how much I am always talking about furniture and architectural elements from certain eras. So, the idea… each week talk about one new design era and discuss the trends and share pictures for all my readers. What a GREAT idea! Why hadn’t I thought of that? Thanks mom!

I would love to talk about Egyptian architecture, Victorian, the Modernism movement, Art Nouveau, and all the in betweens! I find something fascinating in each and every Design Era.

Now, my dilemma: What should I call this new blog post? I will ponder on the idea. I would like all of you to do the same! What should I title the blog posting for architectural history? Please write in my comment section on what you think.

Thanks, as always.

Color of the Week

French Grey. 

There is not just one ‘French Grey’, in fact there are many levels to this fantastic color (a color that I have chosen for my master bedroom). The variations of this color comes in the form of percentages (%). For example French Grey 90%, which happens to be a very dark version of the color, or French Grey 20%, a light version.

French Grey is different from Cool Grey. French Grey has a warmer undertone than that of Cool Grey. Just think of yellow versus a blue. Yellow is a warmer color than blue, so the same goes for French Grey and Cool Grey.

French Grey vs. Cool Grey

Here are some other inspiration images for you…

Found Fun

Here is an inspiration poster with some words of wisdom! I love this poster because sometimes I find myself starring into space relaxing after a long day.

Wasted Time=Not Wasted

I found this fabulous poster on Etsy. Click here to view more information from the seller.

Not Such a Mundane Monday

This weekend was a Spring cleaning…but in the Winter. I had cleaned out my closet and my boyfriends closet as well. We organized our books and dvd’s. Organized our office and even went into the garage. The only thing that I was not able to get to was vacuuming.

As I was organizing and cleaning out some old clothes, I was thinking about some great organizational tactics and solutions for all the clutter. Here is a list!

-Versatile Ottomans- ottoman/file box.

-Coffee Tables that can open for blanket storage.

-Multi-Layered console table. Stack you favorite books and even hide the unsightly objects into cute woven baskets.

-Don’t just use your sideboard to store dishes and stem ware.. store a few picture boxes and family home movies.

-Use curtains to hide clutter. Create a curtain skirt along the bottom of your pedestal sink or even around a desk or side table.

-Keep a charging station in a drawer of your console table as you walk in the front door or which ever door you use the most.

-Nesting tables, they are great to store small items on each layer.

-Side table pockets can be used to store those remotes that always go missing in the sofa cushions.

 

What’s for Dinner?

Four Bean Salad

Homemade Four Bean Salad

 

The traditional Four Bean salad consists of a few things that I do not put into my own salad. First of all, a lot of the recipes used canned beans, which is great if you are in a hurry, but I prefer beans that I need to soak overnight. I feel as though they taste better. So, here is MY recipe for a Four Bean Salad:

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 scant teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tarragon vinegar, or substitute cider vinegar
  • 14 onces of garbonzo beans (soaked overnight)
  • 14 ounces of Kidney beans (soaked overnight)
  • 14 of soy beans (soaked overnight)
  • 14 ounces of green beans (cooked)
  • one red bell pepper, chopped.
  • small jar pimientos, drained, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
Combine sugar, celery salt, olive oil and vinegars in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 seconds. Combine drained beans in a large bowl; add pimiento and sliced onion. Toss to blend ingredients. Pour dressing over beans and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.

Serves 8- 10 people.

Hints: Now, sometimes I like to add some edemame to the salad too. I like to use soy beans instead of wax beans because I really like soy beans and am not a real big fan of the texture of waxed beans. If you are a fan of any kind of other bean, go ahead and use it. If you like pinto beans or black beans…add ’em! I usually do not use as much sugar as 2/3 cup (I use about 1/3 cup). If there is too much liquid in the bowl, drain it.

Uncooked beans

Tastes great alone or a side to a protein dog and spinach salad. Even great with marinated tofu and some red potatoes. Or… if you are a carnivore  (I am a vegan, as of the January 1, 2011-and LOVIN’ it!) BBQ a shrimp skewer or a strip steak and some potatoes!