Saturday, August 16, 2008
This piece is modular. Picture just the base, without the top piece. I spied it in a Domino article under a bank of windows - they left a few of the cubbies doorless and stacked with books.
I like the clean lines of this chest for a boys room.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Looking at these photos takes all the remodeling stress away. Poof!
At first glance I thought this was overlooking San Francico GG bridge, but no...
Look at that blue water. And although a suspension bridge, this one is a bit different than Golden Gate. This home is overlooking the Bosporus, I'm not sure if they are on the Istanbul side or more likely on the Asian side overlooking the city. Istanbul is the third largest city in the world. Amazing place, I had the opportunity to visit when I was living in Den Hague. The mosques with their calls to prayer, the bazaars the food, all of it is great.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
What is a tablescape? Just a collection of stuff that is interesting and pretty, your treasures, arranged artistically with varying heights, textures and depth. Often books are used as pedestals to elevate items and add color or convey a mood (think travel or art books). Add a flower or a branch or other natural element and you are done.
I imagine my new house dotted with lovely tablescapes - all 42" or higher off the ground and incorporating toy cars, sippy cups, binkies and baby wipes, properly propped of course with books 'Toddler 411', 'Love and Logic' and 'Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child' and finished off with a found stick from the park.
Enough chat...let's get to the pictures.
More from Black & Spiro.
And one more from Anna.
Friday, August 8, 2008
photo courtesy of Oprah
Home of Nate Berkus.
photo courtesy of Domino
Amanda Peet's stair way display.
photo via Decorno
Happy Chic Design contest winner Michelle Adams inspired by Johathan Adler.
Art on a grass cloth covered entryway from Nate's portfolio.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Even though I had my eye on it I got outbid in the final moments. My guard was down because no one was countering and I was happily day dreaming about 'my' new quilt and playing with Holden...but indeed people were watching or had auto bid or something.
I got out bid at $63, I quickly tried to counter but had to log on and the auction expired by a mere few seconds. I've learned my lesson, it you have found an ebay treasure you better be on your toes. This treasure would cost around $300 new -- if you could find one.
In my mind it already looked fabulous on a daybed in our study, inspiring the whole room pallet. Just add a black striped rug like the one in Amanda's room on the dark wood floor, a dusky grey wall color and hang framed sketches on the wall.
Oh, what could have been.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
photo courtsey of Horchow
What do you think? Go wild with Zebra or put to pasture?
Interior designer Schuyler Samperton's free spirited West Hollywood home. (This Zebra is actually an authentic family heirloom purchased from a Hemingway's Gallery.) I'm not cool enough to own a rug from a Hemingway but I did go to university with a Heminway (no 'g'). David and I visited in him in his hometown of Monaco. His godmother was Grace Kelly so it leaves some suspicion that he is actually related to the Hemingways. That leaves me with shades of coolness. Appologies for the digression.
Another sidenote: notice the fabulous Bennison 'Dragon Flower' curtains.
photo courtesy of Domino
My friend and very talented up and coming designer Margaret Ann McEver of MALI Design own Houston home.
Friday, August 1, 2008
I'm quite fond of this Bennison Pandaranda on beige linen. At around $240/yard that would be somewhere between $3500 and $4000 for two curtain panels.
A rectangular boudoir pillow would be a mini-splurge and look great with my dark chocolate painted bedroom (Ralph Lauren Tortoise) and white with flax stitching Restoration Hardware hotel bedding.
I'll have to settle for inexpensive yet pretty Oyster Tuscany linen for my curtains and roman shades.