6/30/2009

Old Sofa Is New Again

Since our old sofa had seen better days, I had it recovered in an oyster colored linen and added nailhead trim and bolster pillows. Looks a million times better...thanks Addison Upholstery!

Lighting List

New house is in desperate need of a lighting makeover...here are some samples of what I'll be using:


Pleated-shade floor lamp from West Elm...just the right amount of modern for me.


I will probably need to sell my eggs to get this chandelier, but I think it might be worth it!

I've already ordered this cloisonne Jamie Young lamp from Layla Grayce and I can't wait to see how it looks in person!


Great orange floor lamp from CB2 and it has a super great price tag.


I'm excited about using a Sputnik chandelier in our study - will get one off Ebay or at Z Gallerie.



I have a pair of these in mind for my dining room buffet or for the chest that will go in the entry.



I love these from Restoration Hardware...I'd like to take them to an engraver and have my monogram put on there.

6/24/2009

Pillow Fight

Picking pillows is quite a predicament...probably will purchase a mix of the following:

Can't go wrong with KWID Imperial Trellis

Thomas Paul at Burke Decor

Nate Berkus at HSN

Ballard Designs


Williams-Sonoma Home (Indoor then outdoor)

Bento: a compulsive list-maker's crack



For those of you who cruise home decor sites as often as I do and need a way to organize your wish lists, I highly recommend Bento. It's super easy to customize and offers 2 screen views: one is a form (shown above) and the other is a spreadsheet-like view that allows for sorting and budget management.

Paint

Going to pick paint today. Here's a sampling of what I'm thinking for the walls...**Also notice the awesome rug and orange throw on the chair. My orange obsession is at an all time high.



BTW...I want this quatrefoil rug as bad as my dogs want Greenies.


I'm on the prowl for a good warm gray/brown. If J. Crew were naming the color, it would probably be called Putty, Mouse, or something equally as descriptive. I like all of the above and will report back when I get a good shade on the wall.
Nice French grays.
Please ignore the gross taxidermy and focus on the gorgeous coffered ceilings. I love the contrasting colors.
Not only do I think the colors are perfect, I am all about the ceiling treatment (and of course, that chandelier too). I'll probably try this in one of our bedrooms that doesn't have crown molding.
Wow...I would love to know what the name of this color is and who makes it. I'm going to go with something like this in our master bedroom. I like that there is plenty of green and gray in the shade to keep it away from baby blue territory.

Bathroom Photos

White is probably my favorite color...is that even possible?
Cute and compact...I like how there is no lip on the shower.
I don't know how this works but I would love to find out. Although I don't like the bronze, it looks pretty cool.
Stripes...how can you resist? Especially when done in tile! Also think those sconces are amazing.
Gorgeous shower...not sure how I feel about the functionality of wood floors in a full bathroom.
I am mainly obsessed with the floor tile...that border is fantastic. Not so sure about that wood toilet seat/cover--is it really necessary to draw attention to that element?
Lights and darks...like my art teacher used to say. Very nice.
Pretty much awesome...the only thing I don't love it the protruding medicine cabinet/mirror. Sputnik ceiling fixture is brilliant!
Besides the fact that the tile work is right up my alley, I think that vanity light is ridiculously perfect.
Design by Kelly Wearstler
Magic Tile Fairy: Would you like tile on the ceiling?
K: Yes, please!

P.S. I also would love to have all of those drawers and that stinkin' cute towel cubby.
The combo of tile is fabulous...ditto on that light fixture.
Such a neat set-up, however, I don't think it will work for our bathroom...unless the tub was only about 4' wide!
Cutest shower curtain ever! I'm battling between this one and the one below...

I'm thinking I'll do a shower curtain like this in one of the guest bathrooms...it's such a crisp tailored look. Either this is a tub-only situation or that is a waterproof sunburst mirror ;)
I really like the floor to ceiling glass shower...I imagine it stays nice and warm :)
The gray-white color palette is my fav for a bathroom.
Great wall color.
Can't go wrong with white subway tile. Question - does the water really not splash out with no door?
Cool use of gray trim and industrial sconces...I also would like one of those mini towel bars above the faucet - super cute and functional.

Ultimately if we remodel the bathroom, I would knock down the wall connected the bath to the closet and go with a style shown in the above pics to create a huge master closet/dressing area/bathroom.


Clearly, I have a love affair with marble...I adore the checkerboard pattern above.

I just wanna kiss these hex marble floors and the paint color is perfect. Also, how cool is that window trimmed in tile?