If you are on Instagram, you are likely to be familiar with Ashley Stark’s eye for stunning interiors. This tastemaker extraordinaire happens to be one of the third generation owners of STARK CARPET, AND creative director, content creator, collaborator, mother. It goes without saying that Stark is talented, busy, and super inspiring. Her company ASHLEY STARK HOME offers one stop shopping for entertaining and home decor- a perfect resource for our spring entertaining and decorating refresh. Today we are sharing Ashley’s expert tips for how to create the perfect tablescape, and some favorite items from her collection to bring these tips to reality. [Read more…] about Ashley Stark on How to Create the Perfect Tablescape
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!!!
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…] about Giveaway: $500 Gift Certificate to Mecox
Ammonites In Interior Design
Ammonites are long extinct pieces of history that make gorgeous decorative statements in both traditional and contemporary rooms.
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.
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.
This ammonite is cut and polished to expose its colorful chambers, a beautiful table accessory, 7 3/4″ high:
This pair of custom lamps incorporate a gorgeous matching pair of polished whole ammonites, artfully mixing ancient history with contemporary design:
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
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.
This oversized scale design creates a bold contemporary statement, while the mid-century design of the top rug promotes a more understated feel.
This detail shows the silk sheen against the plushness of the wool.
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
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.