Come Gather Together…

What a fun way to start my day!!! I’m going to pull together a wonderful colorful guest room in about an hour  with the help of some seriously talented furniture makers & designers.  On the wall above the bed, I’d have to start with these…fabric covered horse shoes from  Hable Construction. At just $18 a piece, i think we should do a whole grid of them on a wall above our red lattice bed from Furniturea.
The curve of the horse shoes set against the grid of the lattice bed makes me whinny with glee.  But look!  This is no ordinary lattice…it’s wonky…slightly askew….just the way i LOVE things.  Now let’s throw down a wonderful plaid rug from Company C.

I do love a good plaid and this one is restrained  (not stuffy, tho) and so joyful.  I would have to jump wildly on the red lattice bed that sat upon this beauty.

And now for a moment of calm ….in our all white bedroom, naturally. I would add a lovely chair from Furniturea ( After all I’d need some place to sit after all my bed-jumping.)

And here is the table I would sit beside our chair.  A lovely organic shape from Thompson Rustic Furnishings to play off all the right angles.  A beautiful table on which to sit my thorazine drip!  Gawd, I’m going to need to calm down I’m so excited about this room!

Design Series #3: Heading to the Promised Land(scape).

Design Series #3: Heading to the Promised Land(scape).

Close your eyes… picture your favorite outfit in your closet right now. What do you love about it? Color? Texture? The way it fits? It’s one way to understand your overall sense of style and head off into the promised landscape. Minimal. No muss, no fuss? Try a minimalistic approach – you may find layers [...]

Q & A: How to (Finally) Hang Those Pictures

Q & A: How to (Finally) Hang Those Pictures

I’m stuck. I’ve had framed pictures leaning against my wall for weeks because I can’t figure out where or how to hang them in a way that makes sense. What are the rules? Don’t worry about rigid decorating rules as much as basic guidelines. First, try to group your pictures in a way that makes [...]

Throwing In The Towel

Throwing In The Towel

I’m throwing in the towel on getting my monday post in on time today.   The Marimekko tea towels to be exact.  I had a huge  stretched Marimekko Canvas as the central piece of art in my room growing up.  It was bright and bold and modern and I thought it was over-the-top-cool. And while [...]

Inspiration pavilions.

Inspiration pavilions.

Snuggling up with friends on an outdoor couch with a fire in the firepit (or chimenea if there is a burn ban in effect) is so attractive this time of year. It just makes conversation flow. A Spark client is considering a structure for her firepit/conversation area so I went to one of my favorite [...]

Music Bouncing Off The Walls

Music Bouncing Off The Walls

Grab your hammers and  picture hooks, kids!  Give your walls a new twist in 2011 with these silkscreened posters featuring music lyrics & fab typography over at Music Philosophy The talented creator of these marvy hits is based in the UK and introduces himself and his work thusly: “Hi. My name is Mico. I am [...]

Rug High

Rug High

Could there be anything more lovely than a rug inspired by the aerial view of tulip fields in holland? “L E Design is a contemporary rug design studio based in Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2009 by Glasgow School of Art graduate Liz Eeuwes, LE Design creates bespoke, hand knotted rugs of the highest quality.  The [...]

A Field Day…

A Field Day…

These gorgeous images show how two artists,  Friederike Hamann and Colin Sullivan-Stevens conjure magic in their gallery called Field in Portland, Maine. I spent the better part of an afternoon wandering through their gallery by way of their  beautiful month-by-month posts…dating back to July 2006. Each month a newly designed storefront window hinted at the [...]