Friday, October 30, 2009

Paint it Black

Have a spooky weekend!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Purple Inspiration

While searching for cool furniture finds on Ebay for my last post, I ran into some Hollywood Regency style dining chairs for a great price! Since my husband would never let me do something this daring in our own house, I am putting together a fantasy dining room starting with the chairs as inspiration...

Let's pretend their all side chairs because I want to put these arm chairs with them

Baker St. Germain Chair
Wallpaper the room with this..

Baker Viceroy Buffett
with a pair of lamps and sculptural art piece above

Vintage glass lamps and art from Pieces

Baker Parsons Dining Table

Antique Hollywood Regency style bamboo chandelier

Vase with Callalilies for centerpiece from Pieces

Curtains from Restoration Hardware

Ponti Brown Rug from The Rug Company

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Head start

Since we all start the day in our lovely beds (which I wish I was still in) I decided to post pictures from Ebay of antique headboards. I love how the form and pattern can really create another level of visual interest and drama in a bedroom.

I would love to see these painted a color or a classic white or black.
Painted bamboo hollywood regency style headboard

Hollywood regency headboard

Mid century Eames headboard
This could also be cool painted.

Metal sculpture that can be hung on wall behind bed as headboard.

Monday, October 26, 2009

My Style

I came across these pictures on Desire to Inspire and absolutely LOVED the style! I really like the combination of natural and cultural elements mixed with the clean lines and neutral color palette with pops of color. I am definately saving this in my file for personal inspiration! The designer is Kara Mann. Her style is very timeless with natural and modern elements.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Industrial Modern Kitchen

I saw this kitchen in Dwell Magazine a few months ago and was really inspired by the "cabinets". This is really a unique way to add another level of architecture to the kitchen. Instead of the traditional cabinets like we see in most kitchens they have hung shelves covered by sliding glass panels. I also love how the shelves are staggered asymmetrically.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Library Lounge

In my opinion, this is a really cool concept for a bar/lounge. Feels nice and cozy like a Library, but serves alcohol. I love the feminanity of the white and polished nickel mixed with touches of brown for a well balanced look. The table is fantastic!

These are actually store fronts in a furniture showroom Powell and Bonnell. The theme is Ode to Balvenie Scotch Whisky. Don't mind if I do!
(Pictures and content from Canadian House and Home)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mood Board

Every time I see a bulletin board covered in sketches, fabric samples, and inspiration pictures it really evokes a sense of motivation and creativity. I really love the idea of putting all these things together on a board to inspire and remind you of all the things you are loving at the moment, whether they pertain to an actual project or not. This picture really makes me want a really zen office/studio with lots of personality! One day...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ASID and the Public's Perception of Interior Designers

I thought this was a great article of a designer's opinion of ASID credentials and how television has created a false sense of what designers do and how they run a business. This really makes me question the necessity of an ASID affiliation. Check it out!

Homes Tour this weekend!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009