Sunday, February 19, 2012


Galbraith & Paul Spring 2012 collection of block printed fabrics on linen.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Inspiration for Casual Living Spaces

Love everything in the home of Cosima von Bulow Pavoncelli designed by Markham Roberts. The whole home has a warm, layered feel. It appears effortless but in reality is harder to achieve.  Keep in mind, Cosima is a Dutchess, I don't think any of this is from IKEA. It takes some investment but I would like to lean into this aesthetic.  I like this English sofa with nail head trim and ikat pillows.  It is flanked by modern end tables layered with books and topped with gourd lamps.

Peter Dunham's one day makeover of an LA home.   Linen block-print fabrics from his own line provide muted color. The chairs are from a Paris flea market.  He adds more texture with a natural woven rug (from IKEA!) and cowhide from DWR.  This room leans masculine but seems to have a good balance which I appreciate.  I want my three boys and husband to feel comfortable in our home.

Bookish. Mercury glass vase from West Elm converted to a lamp, clever. 

More from Peter Dunham.  Linen textiles, natural woven rug, layers. Nice.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Den Dreams

New sofa, perhaps a tightly slipcovered English roll arm sofa in linen.  If I go light I'll need to be able to wash it.
Offset the traditional with some modern end tables that could hold our coffee table books and robert abbey lamps.
Chang Mai fabric for our ottoman. Love the teal, greens, yellow and bold pink hues and it mixes well with what I already have.
Chocolate graphic rug...needs to handle the traffic of four children as the den leads to the backyard.
And then I would lounge around in this gorgeous blue dress...

Library Design Board

Playing with ideas for our front 'library'.  It's a small space, the original cozy cottage-sized entry plus living room with fireplace. 

Tufted and skirted lee chairs flanking the stone fireplace with Suzani Trellis pillows.
Herringbone sisal layered with a zebra rug.
Mohair sette.
Motega lamp or similar in a color from the accent fabric.
Small x-stools for under the console.

Makeshift Mudroom

Before....blank wall, pile of jackets and backpacks.

After....added wainscotting to match the rest of the house and hooks.  Everything has a place and in it's place.  Joy!  

Friday, March 18, 2011

Peek into my Kids Rooms

Here is a peek into how the kids rooms turned out. There was a moment that they were fairly tidy, so I quickly snapped some pics.  Still a work in progress but getting there...

There is something about looking at a room photo that helps me figure out the final touches.  After seeing my photos, I bought zinc, slightly industrial letters from Anthropology to fill that space over the boys beds.

I love how the Annette Tatum monogramed shams came out.  And the Serena and Lily sheets and cabin quilts have been great.  The blankets on the ends of their beds aren't part of the design plan, but they are the boy's crib blankets that are super soft and they are still very much attached to them.

More photos of the other rooms over on my family blog.

Art work by David. This is part of a pair he painted while I was pregnant with our trio - featuring our cats Max and JoJo  doing some amazing tricks.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Another tablescape with metallics.  This room from Erika and her team at Urban Grace.  They are so talented, I love getting to see their work. See full story here.