Monday, August 31, 2015

Skirt as Inspiration for Furniture Makeover



This summer as I was vacationing in Croatia I came across a store in Split, a beautiful coastal town in central Dalmatia, where I spotted a rather unusual skirt. The skirt is constructed from many different pieces of fabric, stitched together, dyed and embellished with silk screened details. It is double sided, rather opulent and it moves fabulously when I walk. It is a statement piece of clothing that will always be the star of the total outfit.

Inspired by the technique that the designer used on the skirt I made the decision to translate it into my line of work. To transform this simple dresser I used oil paintings, embroidery pieces, fabric, print on paper, a lot of glue, some varnish and touch of paint. The biggest challenge was to to arrange the pieces into a composition that will work together and offer an easy transition between the sections.
Here is the result. This dresser now offers a big presence and would look best in a larger room with simple furnishings. As a way to accessorize it a single large mirror framed in a simple frame would be more than enough.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW - Shop The Look




New section, "Shop The Look", has just been lunched at Poppyseed Creative Living website. The purpose of the section is to showcase elements from the online store in a curated environment and provide readers with direction and inspiration for their own homes. Three looks have been put together to set the wheels in motion and items for purchase have been listed in an easy to use drop down menu.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Poppyseed Wall/Shelf Decor


These art  blocks and art cubes are a new product that I have been working on for the past few days. Art blocks are approximately 3.5" x 3.5" x 1.75" big and the cubes are 2.5" across.
Blocks are ready to be wall mounted but much as the cubes make adorable shelf or wall accessory. Each cube features six unique mini pieces of art and you can rotate the images to fit your mood and decor. As this is a new product I would appreciate any sort of feedback you can share. Good or bad as long as it is honest. It will be much appreciated. If you don't feel like leaving the comment on the wall, please feel free to drop me a line at jelena@poppyseedliving.com.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Little Coral Night Stand




You may have noticed that I was MIA for a while, and that is actually the case. I took a bit of a time off and headed over to Croatia to enjoy some tanning, swimming a spending time with my high school friends.
Before I left though I had completed this little piece, just didn't get the chance to photograph it and present it to you. I chose a bright coral colour because of its simple lines and I quite like the results.
It would work nicely in a bedroom as well as as the bathroom or any other space that may require a bit of extra storage. The small drawers has been lined with a blue floral paper and the cabinet below has a soft sea-foam interior that is in perfect contract with the brightness of the exterior.
It is currently listed in my Etsy store as well as as on the new Poppyseed Creative Living website.
Because of its size and more than affordable price point it is listed as local delivery only.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Room Inspired by Fashion


Chairish is an online market place where people can buy and sell new or gently used furniture and accessories. It is a great spot to find that perfect item that will bring your space to a new level.
I have been recently approached by on of their community managers and asked to create a mood board for a room of my choice using images from the site. This is the first time I have been asked to do it and at first it was a bit intimidating, but I decided to take it on. The site features such a great selection of items in all colours, from different time periods and geographic locations that it wasn't hard finding the content. I selected an outfit as inspiration for the room and I chose it for the combination of bright and bold colours that make a great statement.


Inspiration 

I chose this Turkish rug as a statement piece in the room as it successfully combines all the colours represented in the inspiration outfit.


The sofa, as well as other major furniture pieces are neutral.


Neutral furniture has allowed for the introduction of colour and texture through accessories. Accessories I chose are inspired by different cultures and give the room a warm and well traveled flair.


Glass surface of the coffee table allows the colours and the details on the rug to show through and the metallic frame parallel the jewelry from the inspiration photo.

Coffee table accessories

 Bright yellow ottoman not only provides some additional seating but is in perfect contrast to the neutral and classic looking couch.

I selected this dark wood console as a way to ground the space, provide some relief from the otherwise colourful pallet and add some weight to the room.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Sale Continues








Here are just a few products included in the summer sale campaign on the Poppyseed Creative Living website. With code summer2015 you will be given an automatic 15% discount on your checkout. Go ahead check it out. A few new and exciting things will be added later this summer but please share with me what kind of things you would like to see on the site as I would like to put them under consideration.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two Custom Cabinets



These two cabinets belong to two of my clients. The little night stand in the top picture belongs in a little girl's room and will be paired with a bright coral dresser.
The bottom cabinet is destined for a very stylish bedroom with a wallpapered accent wall in silver and yellow and a dark charcoal headboard. The blue is fresh and punchy and I am excited to see it in its final place.
If you have a piece that needs custom refinishing drop me a line, I will be happy to take on the challenge.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer SALE is ON!!!



Summer Sale is on. Head on over to www.poppyseedcreativeliving.com and receive 15% off with code summer2015. Discount applicable until August 2 and exclusive to Poppyseed Creative Living Website.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Before and After - Katie's Sideboard



My friend Katie and her husband have inherited this sideboard when they moved into their new house. The piece was in great shape and fit perfectly in their dining room, but the wood finish was too heavy, especially since there is also a dark wooden dining room table and chairs sharing the space. They also have a lot of colourful art so to keep the room and furnishing neutral the decision was made to paint the sideboard white. I left the drawer trim unpainted to create a connection with the rest of the furniture and Katie selected beautiful brushed gold metal knobs for the lower cabinets that tie in perfectly with the mirror hung above the piece.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mustard Yellow Sideboard




This fun sideboard has been painted with milk paint in mustard yellow colour. What sets it apart from other similar pieces is that the bottom "drawer" is actually a door which makes it suitable to be used as an entertainment console. For more info, check the listing page on the website.