Archive for August, 2010

tuesday’s find

August 31, 2010

Kind of on an Etsy kick these days and I found this fab esty shop Estate by Holly .  Great vintage items some of which are refurbished in a fun way. See the amazing chairs below. The owner also has a little spot at  Post and Grey if you ever find your self in Charlotte,  A great mix of art, antiques and new items. Perfect touches for any decor.  I wish we had a shop like this in Denver.

Pair of pink chairs with nailhead trim $1800 The shape is amazing perfect for the head of your dining room table

Antique Bergere chair $1685. Great unique upholstery for that accent piece in your Living Room

How fun would these be in a family room to give it some graphic play $1800. Toss brightly colored pillow on it and you are ready to go!

This bench would be perfect in my house. $475 and It's done in one of my favorite B&F fabrics

funky design

August 30, 2010

Would you have an interest in this scenario?  You’re dying for a quick bite of Indian food so you stumble into Bangalore Express, in London as the are known for their curry. Only to find the two empty tables are to climb or to crouch. Ha ha! I just love it.  Hubby said be wasn’t sure he would be into either table, where is his sense of adventure?  I love a birds eye view of the joint. I’ll be climbing up!

all images via

summer getaway 8.27

August 27, 2010

Here is a terrific, cozy, lakeside retreat  renovated and restyled by famed designer Sarah Richardson. This is Sarah’s getaway from it all place. It’s soft hues take it influence from the outdoors and there is a great mix of old and new.  It’s seems like a wonderful place to summer with a family full of kids. Comfy, chic and practical.

I love the view. I could sit there all day.

king of lamps

August 26, 2010

A lamp can add some much to a room. A pop of color, soft lighting in the evening or in the case of Christopher Spitzmiller a statement.  He is the creator of the double gourd lamp craze many years ago that has since been knocked off by all the big box stores. But really there is no substitute for the original.  His lamps are all hand-made with exquisitely colored glazes and the sit atop a one of kind hand turned mahogany base.  His collection has evolved from the original gourd from to so many other shapes ans sizes.  I think his lamps are timeless and truly worth the weight in gold.

the original double gourd lamp

so many pretty shapes

Amazing colors

above pictures from New York Social Diary where you can see more info on Spitzmiller and images of his home

pics from. style court , access decorati, simple seleta, all the best, dcbydesignblog

Before and After

August 25, 2010

Could you do it?  Paint your floors white that is. I’ve been dying to try this out. Think of how light and bright one of those Denver bungalows would be!  Well check out how Megan of Beach Bungalow 8 transformed her dark floors and walls into a “white box of tranquility”.  I think it’s a great move and totally beautiful. See her post for a more details if you are feeling adventurous!