Giveaway: $500 Gift Certificate to Mecox

You may or may not know that I won an instagram contest with this photo of the two dogs. The prize was a $500 gift certificate to Mecox, one of my favorite stores~ I have written about how much I love this store… so needless to say, I was THRILLED, ELATED, BESIDE MYSELF!!!

Mecox dogs, dog bookends

 The more I thought about it, the more it kind of felt right to “pay it forward”. So here is what I am going to do. I’m going to GIVE it to one of you… [Read more…]

Ammonites In Interior Design

 

Ammonites are long extinct pieces of history that make gorgeous decorative statements in both traditional and contemporary rooms.

pair of ammonites

AMMONITE  HISTORY:

The Ammonites survived several mass extinctions during the 330 million years they lived on Earth. The end of the Cretaceous Period (65 million years ago) was also the end for these cephalopods- history fans, take note!  Ammonites are found as fossils in most countries throughout the world. The name comes from the shell’s appearance: it resembles a ram’s horn.

What we now see is only the shell of the ammonite. The ammonite lived in the larger opening at the end of the shell, which acted as protection and enabled the ammonite to regulate its body pressure as it moved through different depths of water.

AMMONITE  LORE:

Lots of good lore about ammonite: all seem to attribute prosperity, health and good luck to the fossils. They are considered to be protective stones that give stability and structure to a person’s life,  are also said to change negativity into smoothly flowing energy. Ammonites are symbolic of the higher forces of the universe and their shape is said to attract and store wealth. Feng Shui believers consider ammonite to be  high energy stones that enhance the vitality, harmony, prosperity, and overall well-being of occupants and visitors of a home.

Whether you like them for their beauty or for their “meaning”, they are fascinating relics, jewels of the earth.

AMMONITE ACCESSORIES: 

This ammonite is cut and polished  to expose its colorful chambers, a beautiful table accessory, 7 3/4″ high:

ammonite on stand, cross section ammonite

This pair of custom lamps incorporate a gorgeous matching pair of polished whole ammonites, artfully mixing ancient history with contemporary design:

pair polished whole ammonite lamps

All of these ammonites can be yours! If you have any questions and are interested in purchasing any of them, contact us.

Bliss Underfoot – Silk and Wool Rugs

silk and wool rug

This collection of contemporary rugs brings elegance and grace to any room, coming in over 100 different designs which are completely customizable to any size, scale,  pattern or colors- the possibilities are limitless.  They are produced with the finest Tibetan wool and Chinese silk fibers, entirely by hand and without the use of child labor.

silk and wool rug, contemporary rugs

This oversized scale design creates a  bold contemporary statement, while the mid-century design of the top rug promotes a more understated feel.

contemporary rug design

This detail shows the silk sheen against the plushness of the wool.

contemporary rug design

silk and wool contemporary rug

 Art for the floor, expensive and worth it. If you would like to find out more about buying one of these rugs, contact Courtney Price Design.

Fabulous Find: Gorgeous French Sign

Antique French Store sign

For all you francophiles and shoe fanatics, check out this gorgeous antique french shoe store sign!  It is in excellent condition & makes quite a statement on the wall as art, as a headboard, or over a door… measurements: 37″x49.5″
what do you think? If you would like this beautiful piece contact Courtney Price Design  to make it yours.

More Black and White Photography – the Unexpected…

A touch of the unexpected has a way of adding life to your collections of black and white photography.  These timeless, beautiful photos are guaranteed to make you smile or pause in thought. They come in the framed size options of 21×25 or 30×34. If you would like to purchase any of these or see more beautiful options please contact Courtney Price Design and we will be happy to assist you.

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