Friday, September 30, 2011

Office Inspiration

Loving the nailhead detail on this office tack board.

Thinking that this would be an easy DIY project (I'll need just a couple yards of linen, a large homasote board, nailhead trim...  and a lot of patience).  Filing this away for a rainy day.


Monday, September 26, 2011

I Never Cared Before, But Now You've Got My Interest...

I'm talking about...  Missoni for Target.

We all know the ending to this story.  Missoni madness!  Sold out in one day!  And, I like Missoni.  But I didn't go crazy for the Missoni for Target line (unfortunately, I don't look very good in zig zag dresses).

But, wait.  It's more than zig zag dresses.

And, now I'm interested.  One week too late.

How did I miss this?  Just look at this fun suitcase:

(spotted at a Target store, far far away...  Indianapolis, to be exact)

It's not available on the Target website.  But, you can get one on Ebay!  Prices start around $250.00. 

Also, isn't this little tote the perfect companion?

also available on eBay

So, what's your Missoni story?  Did you grab something good before everything was gone?  Or, could you care less?   Did you buy this suitcase?  Do you like it?


Shades of Black!

An easy way to boost the drama in your home?  Switch out your regular white lampshades for black ones.  It's that easy.

Lonny Magazine

San Francisco showhouse

via Eddie Ross

home of Mark Badgley and James Mischka

via Country Living

via Celerie Kemble

via Lonny Magazine

I usually gravitate toward linen-covered shades.  They tend to feel a bit softer and I like seeing the warp and weft of the linen when the lamp is illuminated.  But if you want the dramatic feel that an opaque shade provides?  Paper shades are the way to go.  The opaque paper creates a black-out effect, and they're often times lined with a brighter material (gold, silver, etc).

Here are some great options:

black paper shade with white lining

black paper square cut shade

rectangular black shade

And, if you're interested in a little DIY action?  Try covering your existing lampshades in black fabric.  Here's an excellent tutorial on how to cover old shades in new fabric (and add trim!).

Happy Monday!


Friday, September 23, 2011

New Project Sneak Peek

Sorry for the recent radio silence on the blog my sweet blogging friends!  I was out of town all week, working on a very exciting project (I can't wait to share the details with you next month).  It was productive and exhausting, thrilling and a little overwhelming too.  My week involved some interior photoshoots, and a lot of "cross that off the list", "what's next?" and "let's get that done!".  You know those kind of work days?  It feels good to cross things off the list, doesn't it?  :)

Here's a quick sneak peek of this project.  I snapped this shot with my camera, so please forgive the poor lighting (and tilted lampshades!)...

I hope you all had a lovely week, and that you're looking forward to a fun-filled weekend!  (Today is the first official day of Fall, isn't it?)  I promise to be back next week with lots of interesting blog posts.  Until then, Happy Weekend!



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Driving Gloves

I'm loving these leather driving gloves.  Aren't they fabulous?  They come in the most marvelous colors too... burgandy, charcoal, pale grey, camel, and black.  You can get them at Talbots and they're only $79.00.

I'll wear them and channel my inner Grace Kelly.


New Vintage In The Shop...

Many many new items were added to the shop yesterday, and if you're on our newsletter, you are already aware of them!  Included in the new merchandise are some very sophisticated items (that I'm quite proud of).

mint condition, perfect as bedside lamps!
(the lantern base illuminates as well!)

(perfect for coats and hats this fall)

(patent date 1862)

We also have two (yes, TWO) Fostoria crystal cake pedestals.  This pattern is so rare, and highly sought after.  They're quite stunning in person...

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Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sensational Red

In design school they tell you that the color red increases enthusiasm and makes you feel more confident.  Red stimulates action, while at the same time making you feel protected and safe.  It is the color of love, and at the same time, it's the color of sin!  How can the color red make us feel so many things at once?!  Regardless of the psychology, I think red is a sensational color.  It seems to make everything more interesting...


Be brave and paint something red!

Here are some of my top picks for red paint colors:
Benjamin Moore's "Chili Pepper"

Benjamin Moore's "Million Dollar Red"

Benjamin Moore's "Redstone"

Farrow & Ball "Blazer"

Fun fact: Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright's signature color was red?


Monday, September 12, 2011


Haberdashery: noun. goods or a business kept by a haberdasher.

Haberdasher: noun. 1. a dealer in mens furnishings 2. a dealer in small articles for sewing, such as buttons, zips, and ribbons.

I love this word: haberdashery.  Lonny used it on one of the the market pages of their new issue (out this weekend), and I was instantly smitten.  I already love all things menswear... houndstooth, herringbone, stripes, leather, brass, etc...  and now I have a word that encompasses it all.


I'm so inspired by all these picks!  Plaid, houndstooth, leather, crystal, brass... and blue suede slippers from Prada!

Also, did you see that those wool throws are only $88.00 each?

get them HERE!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Table Setting

So inspired by this simple table setting.  Isn't it lovely?

I love a good skinny stripe, especially.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Victoria Hagan

I recently ordered a copy of Victoria Hagan's new book Interior Portraits.  (I was placing an order on for an unrelated item and I wanted to qualify for free shipping!  So, I added it to my cart as an after thought).  And, when it arrived?  Boy oh boy, was I surprised.  This book is SENSATIONAL.  Large glossy images of stunning interiors...  representing both modern and traditional styles.  It's easily one of my favorite interior design books (if not my absolute fave). 

It's a "must own" type of book.  And, it will only set you back about $30.00 on  Buy it HERE.  It's totally worth it, if you ask me.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

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