Monday, September 26, 2011
My husband bought them for me at a local store called Gem, but I recently found an etsy store that sells pretty much the exact same style of jewelry as Gem for pretty much the same price point. The store is called TangerineJewelryShop.
I haven't been blogging very long, but I have been reading design blogs since 2007, which I think is when they hit the ground running. Correct me if I am wrong.
Anyway, I've always liked to read comments on long time bloggers' blogs like Decorno, and I have stalked That Homesite for like ever. Magnaverde's comments are always thoughtful and genuinely helpful. A breath of fresh air.
So is, or was, his apartment. (I don't know if he still lives there.) The design was REAL. I can't remember where I read this, but a while back he tried the all neutral, beige trend. However, after a while, he was honest enough with himself to realize that he couldn't keep up with the neutral look. By the way, Bart custom fit the white slipcover to his sofa using store bought SureFit slipcovers. Brilliant and cheap!
Anyway, let me just preface this with saying that I still love neutrals and whites and grays, but I so appreciate his ability to fearlessly add color to his surroundings. He proves that colors don't clash, they all "match," they all work.
As for the lamps, he found them at a thrift store and spray painted them black and gold.
Bart created the bookcase below by attaching a vintage door frame to a steel bookcase.
He also dipped an antique table in plaster (it's reversible). Maybe as an ode to John Dickinson?
Robert O. Hodgell Signed Woodcut Print
Titled "The Flood" $125
This work of art is a man who seems to be drowning in his words/thoughts. It's so relatable.
And if you are wondering who the designer(s) who are selling this print is/are, well let's take a looksy. They are Sean Cowan and Eric Silverstrim. They were both living in New York until fairly recently when they moved to the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Their apartment is simply smashing.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Anyway, I was looking through my iphone pics and saw all sorts of awesome images that I've saved as of late....Thought I'd share some.
Faceted hardware...WHAT?!? You need these. I need these. It's for the greater good. They are not in mass production yet, but you can follow along designer Jessica Ahnert Davis of Nest Eagle Rock's blog to find out where you can buy them once they are.
First, Veranda Magazine's House of Windsor. If you haven't heard, Veranda got her groove back. For a while there, Veranda was not one of my favorite magazines. But ever since Dara Caponigro (one of the founders of the now defunct Domino Magazine) was named editor-in-chief, the magazine has been sprinkled with nothing but fabulousity across it's glossy pages.
Veranda's involvement with House of Windsor is no exception. House of Windsor is a concept house that is the brain child of none other than genius designer Windsor Smith with the collaboration of design heavy weights such as Peter Dunham, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Tara Shaw, to name a few. The goal behind this house was to create a home that responds "through architecture, design and intent—to the demands of the modern family" and is also "beautiful to inhabit."
Take a peek at some of the rooms I saved on my phone as I browsed the House of Windsor page.
I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday morning!!
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I am still working on getting a new and prettier blog format, so bear with me till then...
Like I said earlier, I am falling in love with this fabric all over again lately, and I decided to come up with a couple of mock ups using the same fabric in the same colorway.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!