Monday, December 23, 2013

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!   


Silent Night

Silent night holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent n
ight holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia;
Christ the Savior, is born
Christ the Savior, is born
Silent night holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Beautiful Nautical Themed Living & Dining Room all ready for XMas!!!

Nautical Simplicity

I love this nautical inspired room.  From a size standpoint, this room was a bit challenging.  If you look closely a lot of multi-tasking is going on here.  Yet, instead of cluttered, the space is calm, warm and inviting.

Tip:  When trying to incorporate a theme into your decorating.

  Keep things simple

Choose only those items you absolutely love

Leave some space empty 

Happy Decorating!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Table


Well Thanksgiving has come and gone!  Yes I know.  I am still going to share my table this year.

I like to use what I have around the house when setting the table.  This year I also took the time and handmade some lovely Linen, hem stitched napkins.  For a little special touch I have a chrysanthemum stem poking out.   

Hope you enjoy!!!!
and Happy Holiday Decorating
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Sarah Richardson - Combined Hand & Computer Rendering for Interior Design


I have been a big fan of Canadian Interior Designer/Decorator Sarah Richardson for ever.

Her work always inspires me.  I love her easy, casual style.  But don't let her casual approach fool you.  
In my opinion, Sarah's attention to detail is amazing!   

I found this room of hers that I really love.  The high, low quality in her design aesthetic really speaks to me.

I love how she pairs the Crystal Chandelier & Antique Gold Mirror with simple straight forward elements like that of the end tables and the floor rug.  

The rendering I did today is a combination of 3 parts hand rendering work, and a pinch of digital technology.  

I really love the way it turned out!  
Hope you enjoy.

Renderding by:  Cindy LeBlanc

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday Hand Rendering - Lady with a Red Hat

Today I am putting this one out there with a bit of hesitation.  I have been trying out some new techniques and not sure I have it yet.

I love just about everything in this room!

I also wish I knew who designed this lovely room.  But alas I do not.  
I decided to just go ahead and post anyway.  This one has taken me longer than usual.  I have actually restarted the whole rendering about 3 times.  Crazy?  Maybe, but not to get myself off the hook here, this room was particularly challenging for me.  Some of the surfaces were really difficult for me to put down.  

After the fourth try, I decided to just say what the heck.  There was actually something in each try that I would end up really loving, and other elements, not so much.  

Knowing when to stop is good in theory, but actually stopping takes a lot of self control.   Which admittedly I do not always have .

So here is where I stopped!!!!

I hope you enjoy it.

Rendering by:  Cindy LeBlanc

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Building a color scheme from a favorite fabric


I thought it would be fun to go through the steps of building a color scheme starting with a favorite fabric!
Today I will be using a fabulous print from F Schumacher
Jaipur Tree 
Let's get started
Here is the color pallet


Step # 1
Choose a color from the fabric for the walls.
In my case, I chose the lighter of the blues. I really like the feel of this blue, and it is a good choice if adding color is the direction you wish to go in.  Any of the colors would work.  We will take a look at those later.

Step #2
Choose a color for the sofa, furnishings, and window treatments. In this example I will be using Schumacher print, Jaipur Tree, on the window treatments and chairs. I chose the celadon green for the sofa and the blue for an ottoman, doubling as a cocktail table.  I love how the blue and the green work together to create a serene color scheme, and the print adds just enough red to really give this room a lot of wow!

Step # 3
Selecting a finish for the wood furnishings
  I love the furnishings and finishes offered by Sommerset Bay Furniture.
I chose a beautiful cream color,
  Vanilla Bean finish, it has a traditional yet relaxed feel.  The lighter finish is going to work well with the light trim and give some breathing space to all of the color. 

Middleton End Table - Sommerset Bay Furniture
Step #4
I couldn't resist these amazing gourd lamps!  I love gourd lamps.  With so many shapes, sizes and colors.  I can always find one that fits just perfectly.
This one is from Curry & Co.
Soicher Marin
Rendering by:  Cindy LeBlanc
I hope you are inspired!

Happy Decorating

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thibaut Cypress Collection- Hand Rendering

Today's rendering is inspired by
 Thibaut Design
Cypress Collection
I love rooms that have a neutral color scheme.  Using black and cream with just a punch of color is always a fresh approach and a winning combination!

Shalimar in Black and Cream

Hand Rendering:  Cindy LeBlanc
I hope you enjoy!  
Happy Decorating