'Art'

Commercial Decor: Meat Market Refectory In Oklahoma City

December 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

This year I had the privilege of helping a client decorate their restaurant here in Oklahoma City for the holiday season. The restaurant is called the Meat Market Refectory or MMR Prime Steakhouse and is owned by my clients Cindy and Lance Ruffel. The building that now houses MMR used to be a Chinese Buffet but today it has been transformed into a beautiful dining spot that could easily be located in New York City or Los Angeles. The decor of MMR is done in dark wood tones with lots of gray and silver brought in to add sparkle and elegance. There are sections of wall that house mirrors that reflect the light and additional light to the restaurant. The bar is in the center of the restaurant and over it hangs a gorgeous cobalt blue chandelier and we took our color cues from that chandelier for the Christmas decorations, bringing in mercury glass and cobalt blue ornaments I tied the Christmas decorations back to the decor of MMR. I’ll go into more detail with the photos, I hope you enjoy the tour and if you’re in the need of a beautiful dining experience check out MMR Prime Steakhouse at 63rd and May in OKC. Enjoy!!!

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My New Bedroom Drapes

November 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

A few weeks ago I shared with you that we had gotten new bedding, a friend of mine has sewn for me for clients for several years and she and her husband were retiring and moving to Utah so I had her do this one last thing for me. The bedding turned out awesome and I am so happy and proud of it. I also had her make drapes for the bedroom windows but we didn’t get those hung immediately but we did this past weekend. I’m so happy with how they turned out and want to share how they look as well as share some pics of artwork I’ve hung in the bedroom as well. I’ll go into more detail with the pictures. Have a great Monday and Enjoy!!!

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Paper Source Thanksgiving

November 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Paper may not be the first thing we think of when someone says Thanksgiving but the Paper Source website has lots of beautiful and fun things you just might need to make your turkey day even better. Whether it’s a great card to mail to those who you won’t be able to see over Thanksgiving or something to make your home and dining table a little more bright. Check out some of the great items I’ve gathered for you today and see all the Thanksgiving ideas Paper Source has to offer here. Have a great day and Enjoy!!! (above card)

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Pop Chart Lab Creations

November 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I LOVE a good chart, I always have. For me to be able to write it out and see how things are related or not related is awesome. I think that’s why I’ve always been fascinated by Family Trees, you can see where or who people came from and why they may be the way they are now. When I taught school I always enjoyed using charts in teaching and I found that the kids usually liked making charts and for people who are visual learners it helps them see the relationships or how the subject evolved. Pop Chart Labs has taken the art of making charts to the next level combining pop culture and art to create both beautiful and fun charts that break down some of our most favorite things. Whether it’s film, TV, fashion, beer, coffee, or dogs there is a chart at Pop Chart Labs for that. At PCL researchers spend a great deal of time researching and learning about particular subjects, then the design team takes that research and turns it into eye-catching art disguised as a chart. All of the charts are made in America, printed on museum-grade paper using environmentally friendly inks. Join me today for a quick look at some of my favorite charts and remember Pop Chart Lab posters would make great holiday gifts this Christmas season. Enjoy!!!

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Monster Art Prints From Monster No5 and Etsy

October 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s just not a Halloween for me unless I get to watch all of the classic monster movies from Universal, these are the original Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolfman just to name a few. So, I was excited when I was recently searching Etsy for fun Halloween finds and stumbled across Monster No5‘s site and the great artwork based on the Universal Monsters. The prints are available in this fun and retro color combination of yellow, turquoise, and gray or black and white and are done in an archival print fashion. The silhouettes are done on matte paper and are 8×10 in size. I hope you like these as much as I do, I definitely want to add a couple to our Halloween decor. Join me for a peek and as always, Enjoy!!!

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Halloween Flashback: Favorite Movie Monsters

October 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s Friday, we made it through another week and in celebration we are looking back at a post I did on some of my favorite monsters of both the Silver Screen and television. Whether it’s Frankenstein’s monster, his bride or the scourge of Salem’s Lot, they’re all here with a little bit information and a great photograph. I hope you have time this weekend to curl up and watch your favorite horror flick. Enjoy!!!!

To Flashback and see the original post click here and have a wonderfully spooky weekend. Enjoy!!!

Vintage Halloween Decor From Etsy

October 5, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I love Halloween and my favorite things to decorate with are things that many consider Folk Art or handmade by artists and anything Vintage, today we are going to take a look at a few things available on the Etsy website under the category of Vintage Halloween. Some of the items we are going to look at today are truly vintage or antique pieces and some of them are new but are made to look vintage or antique. There are pages and pages on Etsy to scroll through and see what people have for sale in the way of Vintage Halloween or what people have created themselves. Remember to click on anything orange in the descriptors to visit the website for the item. I hope you enjoy this little stroll down memory lane and let me know if you use any vintage or antique pieces to decorate for Halloween, have a great day and Enjoy!!! (above via)

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ibride ~ LOVE THESE TRAYS!!!

October 3, 2017

By Tab Byrum

We are planning a vacation for next year and are thinking about renting an apartment in our destination, while I was looking at possible rentals I was immediately intrigued by some of the pieces being used to decorate the walls in a certain apartment. Luckily the rental agency named the decorative pieces as being from ibride and I immediately looked them up. ibride is a French company and has been around for 20 years and prides itself on creating “dreamlike creations”, I particularly love the trays I’m featuring today where beautiful birds and other animals take on human characteristics while wearing dramatic clothing and costumes. The trays are created through a high laminate process and are made to either be used as flat surface trays or works of art that can be hung on the wall. There are also beautiful trays featuring lovely ladies from the 19th century, I’ll definitely be back to feature more of the beautiful creations from ibride marketed through the Amara website. Enjoy!!!

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Hola From San Miguel

September 18, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Hola and Buen Dia, we are home from our vacation to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It was awesome, we saw beautiful sites and architecture, ate wonderful food and enjoyed amazing drinks, and we met wonderfully kind and hospitable people. This week I plan on sharing different parts of our trip with you through photos we took and tell you some stories of our first trip ever to Mexico. San Miguel de Allende is located in the far eastern part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato and is about three hours north of Mexico City. The first written record of San Miguel is from 1551 but it’s known there was a village of indigenous people on this site before then. Local silver mines were discovered after the Spanish colonization of Mexico, this brought many more people and major roads were installed between San Miguel, Mexico City, and other large towns. San Miguel has always been popular with artists of all kinds and still is today, the city is full of wonderful galleries, shops, and boutiques where you can see and buy paintings, sculptures and other works from Mexican artists all over the country. The city itself is filled with wonderful architecture that shows the long history of the town and area and the influence Spain has had, the city is full of color, from the paint on the buildings to the flags that fly across the streets year round. Join me today for a tour of San Miguel de Allende and check back all week as I share specifics on what we did and places we visited. Enjoy!!!

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Preparing For San Miguel

September 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

We are getting ready at our house for a vacation in the next several days, we are heading to Mexico to the town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico’s central highlands. We’ve heard about San Miguel for years and have wanted to visit, we have also been taking adult Spanish language courses all Summer and decided now was as good a time as any to visit San Miguel and put our new found education to use. San Miguel was founded during the colonization of Mexico by Spain and is known for its thriving arts scene and Spanish architecture, the town is a World Heritage Site and has become known for attracting thousands of visitors every year and a large population of Americans, Canadians, and Europeans have moved there where they can get a lot more for their money and enjoy a temperate climate. I wanted to share some images of San Miguel with you while we prepare for our trip in the coming days and I’ll share more photos of our own later. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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