Monday, April 14, 2014
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Monday, February 6, 2012
You cyclomaniacs can order this in two great wood options in walnut or ash and it seconds as a shelf for other inspired items but really, what's more inspiring than the thing that keeps so many of us grounded and happy?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Monday, November 7, 2011
In honer of my daughter Aiden's love of butterflies I am posting these magical plates that illustrate all that is so lovely and delicate about "buer fees" as she likes to call them. These are by Ted Muehling. Talk about stunning glass and porcelain objects anyone can live with!
When I get dressed everyday (except on Sundays) I tend to layer in clean lines that follow simplicity. Shouldn't interiors reflect who you are? Sometimes. I love the clean and simple and yet there's an exotic side of all of us that needs to come out in interesting spaces that excite, and warm you inside your soul.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I chose art from Etsy that was smaller scale and placed each in a black simple frame. I hung each with space between so that my baby could make out each shape.
Our crib was donated by a good friend. When we went to see it it was a light maple wood. I knew I wanted off white furniture so it was my springboard for all other items. It was painted to match the Pottery Barn shelf above and whala, a fresh start! I love the symetry of this wall. I planned on shelving to flank each side but for now I like it simple with a lot of negative space. I think it's important for the eye to rest in order to appreciate simplicity.
No childs room is complete without hanging ceiling decor! I chose these butterflies from Land of Nod to soften the room and bring the high pitched ceilings down to baby.
I love antiques! I was never going to find a "changing table" that I liked. Nothing beats the charm of tall spindle legs and a built in gorgeous mirror. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent with my daughter looking into the mirror while she learned to recognize herself. It's a must for every nursery. Also she will be able to enjoy this dresser for many years to come.
Finally, the most important item in our nursery which made it complete was the ultimate rocker/glider! Like many a new mom I spent HOURS, scouring the market for a beautiful chair. I decided to spend a little more and get a chair that I was going to keep in our family for years and not want to sell on Craigslist the moment she grew out of nursing. This has a slipcover for easy cleaning (a must)!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
It's a rare opportunity to specify recessed lighting that is made locally and is cutting edge design. No. 8 Lighting offers some of the most integrated and clean recessed trims I have seen to date. It is located in Sebastopol which doesn't get more local than that. The company offers square and round inset and seamless trims.
They work within a variety of installation materials such as wood and stone to name a couple and the finishes are spot on current. Check them out for yourself!
Monday, October 25, 2010
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Salsa Trading Company’s tagline —its more than a look it’s a lifestyle, ring true as your wander through the spacious shop. The furniture, art and lighting collections are artfully arranged in room settings. The scale is intense and the style is defined, but each unique piece could also stand alone, accentuating a wide variety of home styles.
This metal table for example could be a beautiful artistic accent in a contemporary setting as well.
It is accentuated here with dried animal tusk from an creature you would not want roaming your local prairie but I could see a glass vessel with reed plants or a few great art books to bring it from south west to upper west side.
The selections have a simple beauty and timelessness, the natural materials allowed to speak for themselves.
The wood and leather have a natural patina and texture that has a rugged sexiness.
Some exhibits are so raw and real it’s a little dangerous.. art that excites the audience with a hint of fear.