Monday, October 31, 2011

Scary Photo - View at Your Own Discretion

BEFORE:  DEMON DOGGIE DISHWASHER



AFTER:  TOO POOPED TO TRICK OR TREAT



They only truly scary thing about her is how cute she is. 

HAPPY HOWL'OWEEN!!!!!



Friday, October 28, 2011

Design Plan: Modern Break Room

I have been collaborating closely with my client on all facets of his new office space.  I have purchased the table and chairs (see below) for the break room, but still piecing together.  What do you think?  
1.    Akurum Base Cabinet - IKEA
2.    Akurum Wall Cabinet - IKEA
3.    Hovskar Single Lever Faucet - IKEA
4.    Pragel Countertop - IKEA
5.    Unpolished Porcelain Penny Round - Sourcing Many
6.    Stern Counter Table - CB2
7.    Vapor Bar Stool - CB2
8.    Dish Towel - Crate and Barrel
9.    Cuisinart One-Cup - Williams-Sonoma
10.  Vertigo Wall Clock - CB2
11.  Enamel White Paint - Fine Paints of Europe

Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Playing Dress Up: The Home Edition

While surfing Houzz last night for a little visual inspiration I became distracted with the products page and found some hot websites with beautiful items to add flair to any home.    

uhuru - Moo Bench

 
Design Within Reach - Etch Candleholder
 



Seltzer Studios - Medusa Rug in Gold

 
Brocade Home - Silhouette Cafe Table


ZiaPriven - Solando Chandelier

 Have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fetching Foliage

On the run today.  Can you imagine strolling under this canopy of pretty?


Image via Pintrest
  Happy, happy to all!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Candles: The Pursuit of Fragrance Bliss


Is there any season of the year that isn't perfect for candles? Last evening, while sitting at my table doing some work, I lit a candle that filled the air with a balm of fall, and it got me to thinking about the scents I associate with the transformation of seasons. Aromas of fall vary from the spice family to warm and woodsy cedarwood. With a fresh dusting of winter snow and the Christmas season, it almost never fails that I elevate to the scent of a fresh pine candle. Come spring with the youthful sprouts of green and flowering trees, I just love a candle with a hint of jasmine. Finally we arrive to summer, I say lavender, citrus and herbs all the way. Oh, along with citronella which is the candle scent I have actually grown to like because it keeps those pesky mosquitoes out of my porch.  

My favorites:
 
Slatkin & Co.  Bamboo and Jasmine
Thymes Frasier Fir
 
Votivo Moroccan Fig

 
Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon



A little splurge for a spooky Halloween...
  


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guest Chairs

I am currently working with a client, and old friend, on his new office.  He has very contemporary taste, which is crazy fun, and he knows exactly what he wants.  We have sourced most of the furniture for the entire space, but are still on the search for some stylish guest chairs for his own office. 

When I source for clients my approach is as if I am spending my own money.  Everyone wants a deal, no matter how well-to-do!  Here are two options I have sourced for him with lower priced alternatives.  Still on the search for more! 

Wassily Chair in Black - Design Within Reach
$2,264

  
Wassily-Style Leather and Chrome Chair in Black - Brookstone
 
Gus Modern Delano Chair in Black - All Modern
$895


Carbon Chair in Black - High Fashion Home
$359.00

Any thoughts?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On, An Alternative Parody

I am probably going to get killed over this statement, but if I never see this wall art again, it will be too soon (I being the operative word).  In saying that, I do like the history behind the the original statement.  The British government produced the poster during World War II with the intention of keeping the spirits up of the King's people.  The original designer of the poster is unknown.  Copyright expires on works of art created by the government after 50 years, so the image is in the public domain, which has opened the image up to creative and alternative parodies.
The Original (1939)



My Favorite Parody (2011 - A sign of the times)


Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Fashion

One would think by the middle of October we all would be donning our favorite fall vestments; however, here in the Midwest we are smack-dab in the midst of Indian Summer.  Much to our disappointment, there is a cool front headed our way in the next couple of days.  I have not (had to) ventured out to the mall seeking my usual new fall purchases to carry me through spring, but this cool snap got me thinking this morning about searching out some beauties like these...



Frilled Echelons Peacoat - Anthropologie

Avacha Booties - Anthropologie

Josie Fedora - Anthropologie


Orenburg Pullover - Anthropologie


Amur Scarf - Anthropologie

I know, I know, ALL Anthropologie, but I just can't stay away! 




Thursday, October 6, 2011

R.I.P., Steve Jobs

Our world will never be the same without you. 
As most of you have seen, but for those of you that have not:



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