Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Valentines Day from Blue Spings Home..

Romantic in "Ruby..." Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air, to get in the spirit we dressed this bed in Bella Notte's "Ruby" color. It is soooo pretty! The Embroidered Silk Velvet throw blanket pefrectly compliments the New Primrose and Quilted Velvet pillows! The duvet is in Whisper Linen and the pillow in White is too! This Ruby bed is a dream for Valentine's Day!

Blue Springs Home is in Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 642 - 3632

photos by Stephanie Ellison

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We love Animals.. Wolves in Particular..

Charlie the Wolf...Whether it be her own style or decor choices, Susan Ellison, owner of Blue Springs Home, has always been inspired by nature and animals. Wolves are especially a favorite of hers, especially since one lives with her!

Here at Blue Springs Home we love animals and support many helpful organizations such as The Humane Society and Defenders of Wildlife. We are especially supportive to those that aid in the protection of wolves and their natural habitats. She also is a big admirer of the Birds of Prey, such as, the Hawks and Owls. Susan is concerned about the endangered Big Cats too.

Let us introduce you to Charlie. For a dog, he is so beautiful. Charlie is about fourteen years old. Having him around has been such a joy. Never a bother, but always a friend.

Charlie is super precious! Being that he is a Wolf-Malamute mix, he doesn't care for other dogs. They don't like him either! Nobody is perfect...

People say Charlie looks like a Polar Bear. In this shot, he really does! We love his black-rimmed, almond colored eyes! When we are out for walks, people stop to admire him. (But we tell strangers and pedestrians not to get to close because he is very protective and cautious to new people.)

In this shot he looks like a white German Shepard, but he's not. Alaskan Malamutes and Wolves are quite different from Shepards.
At his age he sleeps a lot... Charlie only barks when it is necessary to alert us about something, or when there's a possum out in the backyard.

This picture we like to call "Our Angel." He behaves very well during photo shoots. Although, now we've had so many shoots he gets a bit camera shy. (He knows what the camera is!)

And here is "Charlie the Wolf," sleeping on the "Bella Notte" bed. In this pic his Arctic Wolf heritage really shines. Charlie does like to howl at times. He is very smart too. He understands a lot of directions and many words in the English language. His personality is so cute! We love him so much!

Blue Springs Home is a design store specializing in fine bedding. We love animals too! Stay tuned for Billy the Cat's debut!

Photos and text by Stephanie Ellison of Blue Springs Home

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gotta Have it!

To satisfy that chocolate need we all get every so often, try our favorite local bakery Susie Cakes! These cupcakes are loaded with creamy frosting! We love their signature Red Velvet cupcake, but we're even bigger fans of the Chocolate varietals... like Double Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Vanilla to name a few...
Susie Cakes is located on 17th St. @ Irvine in Costa Mesa. These gorgeous cakes are perfect for any celebration or just because you have to have chocolate! At Blue Springs Home WE LOVE CHOCOLATE! We use Bella Notte's deep brown color called "Chocolate" to add richness to any color combo. This satin boudoir pillow with lace edge in Chocolate is an easy way to add sophistication to any bed! The Chocolate Whisper linen curtain panel is lovely and creates a nice backdrop to your yummy bed! ...hmm...eating one of those cupcakes in this bed would be perfect!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Bold and Striped...This bed is done in Matteo, "Coal" color. Adding stripes to your bed is a good way to add definition and gives a more modern look. The blanket at the end of the bed is by "Zoeppritz" and is reminiscent of the old Pendelton blankets.

This "Coal' color is a perfect base color. To vamp up your bed, layer with color and use throw pillows to make a bold statement.
Floor coverings make bold statements too. "Dash and Albert" cotton throw rugs come in many different colors in plaids and stripes.

Blue Springs Home is in Costa Mesa, Ca.
(949) 642 - 3632

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sophistication in Paris

Hermès as Inspiration...
We at Blue Springs Home, have always been in awe of the timeless class of Hermès, Paris. Their new book, "The Hermès Carré" is a must have for
Hermès collectors.
We've been collecting the scarves for years...

For some inspiration we looked to Hermès to create the color scheme for this bed. Orange has always been our favorite. Since orange is Hermès signature color we chose this orange scarf (in pic on the left) to brighten up this Bella Notte bed in "Silvermist" and "Ginger." The orange pillows in "Clementine" are in a quilted silk creating a glamorous sheen... A perfect companion color for one of our best selling colors, "Silvermist."

Thank you Hermès! We love you!

Make me Blush

Pretty in Pink...
We decided to create a pink fantasy bed for the front window using our favorite line, Bella Notte of course!
Mixing colors "Blush" and "Petal" always makes a beautiful statement. You may not want to get out of this bed...
This satin throw blanket in "Madison" is so soft and silky... This personal comforter comes in all the Bella Notte colors.
A Touch of Red...
A famous designer once said, "Every room needs just a touch of red..."

This bed done in Collette "Pistachio" needed just that to bring it all together. Bella Notte's "Cherry" color is that touch of red.