Archive for January, 2010

extra extra

January 30, 2010

sorry had to share this re: Diane Von Furstenburg.  I know what she can do with wrap dress now imagine you house!!

designer envy

January 29, 2010

I love Sarah Richardson.  She has my dream life.  We do similar things but she has a tv show.  I’d love a tv show.  So a few weeks ago the second season of her show “Sarah’s House” started.  The show follows her through the process of buying a home renovating it and selling it.  This season she is doing a mid century mod house. (Something I’m dying to do!!)   She keeps it light bright and not overly mod.  Below are some after picutres, you have to tune into the show to see  the before. You will not be disappointed.  Happy Weekend!

the living room

Check out the piece of glass that separates the foyer and the living room

The prints are beautiful. Great impact on the wall with color and but not overwhelming

I love the table base

Check out the pink water cups

I love the shock of color on the headboard

Look at all that pattern. It's crazy but it works

Those look like plates she had framed. Great idea!!

the mbr bath

The color is dreamy. I mayhave to think abou this one for my master

The vinatage phone and the pillow fabric cut on the diagonal are great touches

All images compliments of Sarah Richardson’s website

instant room

January 28, 2010

Here’s a room design I conjured up surfing the web.  Enjoy!

Let's start with a fun and vibrant base, the rug

Layer with a neutral sofa in a more modern style

funky pillows to pull in some colora sculptural coffee table that still light so you can see the rug

Slipcovered club chair and ottoman

pair of marble lamps on either side of the sofa

pair of table on either side of the sofa

fabric for draperies

Bookcase or remove a shelf and make it tv cabinet

Rug AmyButler, Sofa John Derain, Curtain Fabric Lee Jofa, Pillows Jackie Von Tobel, TV Cabinet Revival Home, Coffee Table Jonathan Adler ,Marble Lamps Nate Burkus for HSN, Chair Pottery Barn, Side Table Wisteria

before and after

January 27, 2010

I’ve got a few before and after projects in the works this week so hopefully by next week I can reveal at least one of them to you.  In the meantime here are a few kitchens I have worked on before and after.  Enjoy!

Emerson Street before

Emerson street before

Emerson street after

Emerson street after

Josephine street before

Josephine street after

Josephine street after

Franklin street before

Franklin street before

Franklin street after

Franklin street after

tuesday’s find

January 26, 2010

I die. (Sorry taken straight from the mouth of Rachel Zoe)  Walked into Anthropologie yesterday and found this fabulous chair on sale $799.95.(half off!!)  This would be the perfect accent piece to a room.  The colors are vibrant but It could complement many different color schemes.  Pair it with a neutral sofa, soft beige walls and bright orange or red or blue lamps.  And it’s covered in Suzani style fabric something very hot in design right now.