February 15, 2012

Lacquer it up!

David Hicks (top image with cat) Steven Gambrel (two above images)

Miles Redd (above 3 images) 
I grew up in a library decorated by Sister Parish, the walls were lacquered deep cranberry red. I had a dream last night that the new resident (my stepmother) had painted the library this amazing blue-green-celedon ocean color in a thick glossy lacquer. It was stupendous. Generally speaking, I have always preferred colored grasscloth over paint to achieve color on walls. However my dream made me want more painted ocean colors on the wall, greens, blues, celedons, so as I thought about the lacquer walls, I remembered a room I had seen by Steven Gambrel , Miles Redd, and of course David Hicks whom had all done rich lacquer ocean toned rooms. They do it better then anyone else and it is a great way to make a bland sometimes flat looking paint appear beautiful, original and full of life. Here are a few wall colors and ideas that I am loving right now. NOTE: As much as I am a do-it-yourselfer, lacquer should really really be done by a professional. However if you want to just repaint furniture or bits and pieces the only paint to use is Fine Paints of Europe 1-800-332-1556.

February 3, 2012

A Valentines Giveaway!

                   Go to our Facebook page and enter to win a LULU DK for Matouk LOVE pillow in Valentine's red! I must admit, we at LULU DK have been somewhat slow with the Twitter and Facebook world, (being of a creative nature and not having a gaggle of assistants helping me to paint it seemed a little much for me to handle another outlet beyond my beloved blog, such as Facebook and Twitter, but we love our fans and clients and have so much we want to share and want to hear, so up up and away we (at LULU DK) go to make LULU DK a little more social savvy. To help in our efforts we have hired a fabulous new company (same company that did my video) Bsmart Interactive to initiate our Facebook and Twitter growing process. So first off, we are going to be keeping you abreast of LULU DK happenings, I will give you weekly design tips and we will have occasional GIVEAWAYS like the Valentines Embroidered LOVE pillow. Through time I will be giving away signed LULU books, some unframed prints, and other doodads...So check us out on Facebook, follow us on Twitter...and like like like us!

February 2, 2012

Collages on One Kings Lane!

One and a bit more days to buy some of my collages from my book LULU on One King's Lane.
They are framed, come in many different sizes and have been beautifully reproduced into fine quality lithographs. Check it out!