Thanksgiving is here! Though it is later this year than usual it came just as quick! Through the hustle and bustle of family gathering and food preparing, there is always time to pause and really think about all the things in our life that we are thankful for. This year has been a tough battle but what has kept everything grounded for me is my family. Nothing can be more important than the people who surround you with love and passion. I want to take a moment to say how grateful I am for all the people I have in my life. Too often we take for granted the simple things we have in our lives such as the people we share it with. I wish my family, friends, and the wonderful people I work with every day a loving and plentiful Holiday.
Blessings to one and all!
Here is a great quote about gratitude and what it means for our life.
Quote Author: Melody Beattie
In design, seating is always a fun way to add character. Lounge and accent chairs have always been a fundamental piece in the design of any space. The wingback Chair is a classic example of that. This particular style of chair is a well-known image of comfort and elegance that can be incorporated into the design of almost any room.
What makes the wingback chair so great is its versatility. In the 1700’s this chair design was developed with the intention of blocking a draft with its high sides and back. Today wingback chairs are still designed in the same elegant and sophisticated styles of centuries past. While keeping this chair in its original design, styles have now evolved from traditional to modern and contemporary. It’s amazing how some designs keep to the original while adding fabulous new flair. Some designs are so unique they could stand alone and make a fantastic statement!
Remember to contact Colours, Inc. for all your design needs!
Images : Powell&Bonnell ; Poet Furniture ; Ironies ; Gregorious|Pineo ; Dennis&Leen ; Holly Hunt
On November 1st, I had the honor of being featured in a piece in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “View” with a focus on the philanthropy work I’ve done over the years. It was posted on the LVRJ website and then for some reason ended up in the Henderson and North Vegas print versions verses Summerlin…go figure?
I wanted to share it with my blog readers most importantly because there is one piece missing and that is the fact that all these good works take place with the whole heart and support of Colours and all its staff, not just me! It truly does take a village to create these long lasting pro bono projects and I wouldn’t be successful at it without my awesome team members!
I would also like to say a big Thank You to Andre Agassi and Linda Smith for all of their kind words! It was very kind of you to weigh in and I’m very grateful!
Finally, hats off to all of our Veterans this weekend! If you know a Vet or even just see one walking down the street, don’t forget to say a heartfelt thank you for all they do to allow us the freedom we enjoy!
Have a great weekend! Blessings to one and all Leslie
View the article here on the LVRJ website.
Four Hands is a one of a kind lifestyle furniture company. Their wide range of furniture and accessories are constantly curated from far corners of the world. Most of the furniture pieces Four Hands offers are consisting of reclaimed wood and can be up to 85% eco-friendly.
Four Hands began with Founder Brett Hatton and his passion for finding artfully crafted furniture. While backpacking throughout eastern parts of the world, Brett was inspired by local furniture businesses which had an array of furniture and accessories. Every piece was unique and crafted by hand from local craftsmen. It was this discovery that gave Brett the spark to start sharing businesses like this to other parts of the world. From this point Brett invested his days learning everything about making this spark come alive.
Today Four Hands designers travel every corner of the world with the same passion that Brett embodied looking for the genuinely unique to incorporate in any home. Their products are collected from all over the world with factories in 7 different countries. Twice a year Four Hands introduces over 300 new pieces at showcases to the trade. This lifestyle furniture company will always have something new and inspiring.
This second series of photos are of the beautiful showroom here in Las Vegas! View all the amazing pieces Four Hands offers on their website FourHands.com.
Four Hands deals to the trade directly so be sure to contact Colours for all of you design needs!
The fall season is upon us which means it’s time to get busy in the kitchen! With Halloween next week and Thanksgiving on its way, now is the time to start making some delicious fall eats and treats.
Wassail or “Wassel” is a wonderful recipe to start the seasons. This holiday drink has roots going back thousands of years as a hot cider for good health and comfort. Historically in Old English, Wassail has a literal meaning of “Be you healthy”. Made with a blend of juices, cider, and cinnamon, this drink is perfect for entertaining. The rich aroma from the pot fills your home of holiday spices. Like many recipes, there are variations depending on personal taste. See below for a great recipe!
Baking is an essential part of fall and the holiday season. I love finding recipes that are vegan and organic. Though the fall season has become all about pumpkin it is a great season to also celebrate harvest ingredients such as carrots. I recently tried a carrot cake that was the best I have ever had! The decadent cream cheese frosting perfectly complements the cake. To my surprise, the recipe is organic and even friendly to those with food allergies. The flour used is Pamela’s flour, a food allergy friendly flour mixture made with rice and tapioca but makes for an equal if not better substitute than regular bleached flour. You can find Pamela’s products at Whole Foods. See below for the carrot cake with cream cheese frosting recipe.
Baking and cooking are such an important part of this time of year because it brings people together. Whether you have a party with friends or a family gathering, creating in the kitchen brings everyone together!
One of my favorite furniture designers of all time is Rose Tarlow. When I saw her new catalog I didn’t even know it was a catalog! Bound beautifully as an elegant coffee table book, Rose Tarlow Melrose House is truly a one of a kind line of furniture and accessories.
For the past 30 sum years Rose Tarlow has been a staple in the design industry as a top furniture and accessories designer, as well as a supplier to Colours, Inc. With beginnings in her own antique shop, Rose Tarlow knows how to make each piece stand on its own while also folding into the entire collection as a signature line. She continues today to make every piece as special and unique like an antique.
Each piece in the Rose Tarlow Melrose House collection has a voice of its own designed specifically to be an inspiration to an entire room. Owning a piece of Rose Tarlow furniture is indeed equal to owning fine art. Tarlow believes that each piece should have a personality and connect with each person on an emotional level. This same thought was incorporated into the design of the new book.
Since this new book is the first Rose Tarlow Melrose House catalog in nearly 18 years, the design and presence of the book was essential. The company wanted the book to inspire people by its elegance and sophistication just as each Rose Tarlow piece does. As seen in the book, some photos were shot right in the flagship showroom in Los Angeles. The goal was to create a catalog that would be different from anything that is on the market while staying relevant in the design world. The book is an exceptional representation of the level of quality of the entire Rose Tarlow collection.
Visit the Rose Tarlow site and view the entire Rose Tarlow Melrose House catalog at RoseTarlow.com .
Remember to contact Colours, Inc. at (702) 233-1333 for all your design needs.
This weekend is the annual Art for the Soul Art Festival at Stillpoint. Art for the Soul is a wonderful event that features local artists selling their handmade treasures. A portion of proceeds benefit Stillpoint: Center for Spiritual Development. This event is open to all with no admission required.
Throughout the Stillpoint Center and surrounding courtyard will be many booths of talented local artists. Each both features is own unique treasures including; lovely floral arrangements, delightful soaps, stunning jewelry, holiday items and lots more! There will also be Food for the Soul and a raffle!
My daughter, Cali will be among the many talented artists showing their fare. Cali will be selling her amazing handmade soaps and bath salts. With spa therapy aromas of lavender and eucalyptus, these bath essentials are too good to pass up. The bath salts come in jars and in small capsules. She can also put together custom gift baskets with assorted soaps and salts. Cali also has hand crafted wreaths for fall and winter decoration.
Come check out all the great finds this Saturday, October 12th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM at Stillpoint: Center of Spiritual Development 8072 W. Sahara Ave. Ste. D | Las Vegas, NV 89117
It has been very trendy lately for people to think they need a life coach to better their life or business. However, not all coaches are what they seem. Take the time to find a quality life coach; it will enhance your life!
It is my pleasure to introduce to you a great friend of mine and my life coach, Cari Marshall. Cari and I have been friends since we were young. Being a life coach seems to come naturally to Cari. This could be because her mother, along with my mother has given me great advice and wisdom over the years.
To me, a Life Coach is similar to an Interior Designer. Both careers require the proper level of training and experience to be successful. Cari Marshall is a successful core energy life coach. She is dedicated to empowering her clients to live the very best life they can.
It wasn’t Cari’s initial plan to become a life coach, despite all the encouragement from her friends telling her she would be a great one. Cari attended iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching for her own personal growth. The skills that she learned there resonated with her so deeply that she realized that becoming a life coach is what she was meant to do.
I like to tell everyone when hiring an Interior Designer that it should be a fun and fulfilling experience. The same goes with hiring a life coach. I would recommend Cari Marshall to anyone in need of a life coach because I believe she is wonderful at what she does and she creates great results!
“Happiness is a choice, it’s an inside job!” – Cari Marshall
“The more conscious we are, the more we are able to bring joy and peace into our lives.” – Cari Marshall
“We are at choice every step of the way with how we choose to respond to life’s experiences.” – Cari Marshall