Thursday, February 25, 2010

I want a banquette!

I'm sure you've seen pictures of Dining Rooms with banquette seating in addition to regular chair seating- if not here's some... I really want one. Bad. It has to be upholstered, it has to have classic form and more on the modern side, and it has to have a higher back height. I would love to find one for less than $500. That may just be near impossible. Maybe one day I'll come across one, or maybe I should have one built? Any ideas?




Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Baby it's cold outside...

BBuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I've seen a rarity in A-Tx today- SNOW! As I was driving into work this morning I couldn't help but notice all the people standing out on the streets downtown taking photographs of this momentous occasion. So funny- like they've never seen snow before, and maybe they haven't- it is Austin ;) Here's a little fire for your freeze...

(Elle Decor)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Artist: Chuck Voelter

I just discovered the paintings of local Austin artist Chuck Voelter at Kenichi sushi the other day at lunch. Chuck is an artist/film production manager/designer. Originally born in Temple, TX but currently residing here in A-Town. I immediately loved the abstract shapes and texture of his work. What was really interesting to me was the way he combines oil paint and polyurthane to make a cavas consisting of matte and shiny. You obviously can't tell from these photos, but I encourage you to check out his work on display at Kenichi right now. From a matter of food, they have great bento boxes serving lots of good food for a good price!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Designer Spotlight- Kishani Perera

I just discovered the talented Kishani Perera and her beautifully hip interiors! I love her bold use of color and texture combined with vintage and natural elements to give an overall hip and aesthetic space! I just love discovering designer role models for my own personal style.



Monday, February 8, 2010

Back to the Fuschia!

In light of the upcoming Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fun to post pictures of pink rooms, but primarily those with Fuschia or Magenta tones instead of your soft pastel pink. I really love the freshness and fun that these spaces evoke, although I don't think I could do it in my own home. What do you think? Is there power in Pink?
Whoa mama! I've never seen this one before! 

(Martha Stewart)

(House Beautiful)


(Country Living)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I don't know what it is about this bedroom that I like- maybe the dark grey walls with all the differnet pops of color and texture, or maybe it's the bohemian flair. All I know is I would like to curl up in the bed and take a nap. This weather is soooooo dreary!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Soul Mates

I love how these interiors are the perfect balance of Rustic meets Modern.
Photos from Delight by Design blog