I have high hopes for the look and feel of our new apartment ( … coming soon to a blog near you … err, this one). Mostly, in the last few years, hubby and I have been consumed with work, and never got the chance to design the way we really had in mind. His schedule probably won’t get much easier once he starts rotations, but I’m determined to give our new home’s look a truly “us” feel. And, dirty little secret: the last two sets of pillows we used to decorate our sofas were the kind you buy in two-packs, two sets from Ikea and two sets from Costco (a.k.a., no real thought at all). I’m loving all of these more unique pillow options, and want to mix-and-match in a really funky way. And though I normally design in clean colors, mostly neutrals, I love the idea of decorating with pillows full of color and pattern. Any favorites?
Get the Pillows: 1. Rebecca Atwood Ripple Shibori // 2. Urban Outiftters Magical Thinking Crewel Ikat Pillow // 3. John Robshaw Peak Decorative Pillow // 4. Fine Little Day Dotty Pillow // 5. Barneys New York Argento Spot Pillow // 6. Madeline Weinrib Stripe Ikat Pillow // 7. Nate Berkus™ for Target Euro Chenille Pillow // 8. Joss & Main Ikat Pillow // 9. Proud Mary Grey Dot Pillow
May 8, 2013 5 Comments
I can’t get over this design trend. I’m all in. I absolutely love stenciled floors. Now if only I could figure out a way of keeping my husband and dog off of my freshly-painted floors for at least 48-hours … clearly my floor-painting project can be nowhere near the kitchen or bathrooms. (They both share a mutual affinity for said rooms.)
November 8, 2012 9 Comments
I have a confession to make. While a lot of design-minded people search through thrift sales and flea markets and great vintage spots for unique elements to add to their home and closet, I always seem to land on the ridiculous.
Take this tiara for example:
October 29, 2012 15 Comments
Oh yes, I’m that obsessed. I thought my crush on chevron prints was a passing fad; It’s geometric, and I never liked math much. (Don’t I come up with the best justifications?) But every time there is even a hint of chevron, I’m all over it like white on rice. I actually think I’m starting to see chevron prints in the traffic patterns on my morning commute. Help me, design gods. I’ve come undone.
So drool with me, why don’t you?
August 28, 2012 11 Comments