Thursday, December 30, 2010
I heard Wes Anderson on Terri Gross and he talked about how he visits the Thorne Rooms at the Chicago Museum of Art for inspiration. There is quite a connection between miniatures and stop motion animation. These are some pictures from two of my favorite recent stop motion movies.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I love before and afters and not all have to be from the ugly duckling to the swan. Here is a great study room for kids (I know, who has the luxury of a room just for their kids to study in?) that has been transformed to a lovely study room for....teenagers. Aaahh disposable income!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I know it's been heavy on inspirational posts rather what I'm buying/will buy but that's because we sort of ran out of money for the time being (I hope). I will gather the courage and post real pictures but this will have to do for now.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I've always loved floor cloths--not that I've seen many up close but I certainly love the idea of a painted canvas as a rug. I found this one by Sheila Bridges and the technique looks simple enough(if you can paint, that is). Alpha Workshops makes them too but much more expensive.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Though in an FIT project, I chose green as my least favorite color, (purple was no. 1), it's been creeping into my consciousness. I'm thinking of an apple green as a nice contrast for the lavender in my living room on curtains, and maybe a pillow and a richer green for my bedroom curtains. Velvet is a great texture but so inappropriate for these triple digit days.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
To take the plunge or not to take the plunge?
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
See? I am not the only one to use schoolhouse pendants in the kitchen! I found this at Design Sponge and the look in my kitchen is, while not similar, in the same ballpark with the tile, white, and the stainless steel.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Now that I've ordered the wallpaper and bought SY a mattress, I have $800 left to play with. This will have to include an entry light although there are so many things left, I'd love to buy:
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
While looking for the perfect light for my entry and console to use as a radiator cover, I came across this at i suwannee, a great blog by Jamie Meares. An entry and a console? Too much... and, really, how awesome is the purple console?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I can't help it. Whenever I think I'm done looking at wallpapers and have given up the whole pursuit, I find something really great. Of course I have, now that they've finished painting the dining room. The colorful one, by the way, is zoomed in. I'm sorry, I'm still learning my way around this. I'd love some opinions on this!!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I love Kate Spade. Who thinks a fabric, bedding and/or furniture line is not too far away? Me neither! Whenever I think of home inspiration, I think of a picture in the now-defunct House & Gardens from Kate's home of a yellow velvet chair. Does it get better than that? You can see it in the corner.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I can't help it. I keep coming back to the wallpaper I've wanted all along. Look at this--is it incredible or what? It has the right combination of elegance and quirkiness that I want so so badly. There must be a way I can make this work!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Dear reader, I ordered almost EVERYTHING!
Monday, June 7, 2010
So, I've been thinking about my bathroom and updating it, even a bit. It's that retro pink and black tiled look. I happen to love the tiled floor--it's a sort of off-black hexagon subway tile. It's time to replace it, though--all chipped. Here is some inspiration.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I am so excited about the changes to the master bedroom--maybe more than any other room in the house (with the exception of the living room minus the anxiety).
The wood floor will be painted pure glossy white (as will the trim) and the walls will be painted celery salt. The ceiling, meanwhile will be painted the same old pickup blue as the living room. The doors, perhaps my favorite element of the room, will be painted a gorgeous cedar green.
I would love to buy a mirrored vanity. This one from Pier One has the right price.
My dream buy? A French daybed by the window with a chalky wooden frame: either Louis XVI or Louis XV: I just need to find one that will fit a twin mattress and go for the right price.
Technical repairs include taking the applique off the radiator grate and recessing all wires into plaster.