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May 12, 2009
So, I was looking through some old files I had on my computer of rooms I had put together a few years ago when I had just started my business. They weren't for anyone in particular. I was just anxious to start creating beautiful spaces, and I guess I must have been a little bored. Two kids and two businesses later, I can't even remember what "bored" feels like.
Anyway, this was one of my favorite room designs that I came across. It is for a dining room concept. So take it, it's yours! Put it to good use and if anyone actually does it, just send me a picture please!
Oh how I do love YELLOW! Any bold graphic wallpaper will work in this room!
These weren't in my original design, but a client sent me this photo the other day of two chairs she found in Soho at Penine Hart Antiques but they had been sold so she wanted me to reproduce them. It was love at first sight for me! I told her that even if she doesn't order them I am going to make them for myself!
I love a good zebra print rug! Nothing like a nice bold graphic pattern to make a statement in a room! The Rug Company also make a gorgeous uber-expensive zebra print by Diane Von Furstenberg. (Why do all designers have such cool names except me...Hilary Mary White...BORING! And if I take my husband's last name it will be Hilary Mary Mayer! Oh, hell no! But I still love you sweetie, just not your boring last name!)xoxo
Available at Unica Home, but there is a cheaper knock off sold at Modani in Miami, but be careful with Modani, two of my client's complained about their customer service. Apparently they are a little snooty (DON'T BE SNOOTY! WE HATE SNOOTY!) ...but their furniture is so cool and their prices are great too!
Dining Table by Oly Studio
I'm a sucker for a claw foot and a good lacquer!
Lamps by Barbara Cosgrove:
I saw these first a few years ago at the ICFF in NY. I'm sure they aren't cheap, but they are really a showstopper! Very Kelly! (Oh, you know who I mean!)
Buffet by Vanguard Furniture:
They are really starting to get trendy with their pieces! Of course, you can't go wrong with black and white!Then I would accessorize with a funky mirror over the buffet. Maybe a starburst ( I know, they are so overdone, but I love them anyway!) or something ornate. I'm not sure what color drapes I'd do...any suggestions???
I recently came across these images on the Project Nursery blog and loved them! Thought I'd share!
And while on the subject of chalked walls, thank you to the Daily Decorator blog for featuring a playroom I did for a project (which also featured a painted wall of chalkboard paint).
May 8, 2009
Just wanted to wish one of my besties and blog-ees a very Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday Lauren!!!
Eat lots of cake for us...
Happy Birthday Lauren!!!
Eat lots of cake for us...
Hope you get to relax and are treated like a queen!
I wonder if Bryce is going to have trouble wrapping this? ;)
Have a great day, you old woman!
May 6, 2009
Yesterday I posted about just one color, Yellow, and it DID bring some sunshine to us here in NY! So today I thought I'd continue with the color theme and go with my favorite little set of hues, "jewel tones". I do a lot of these colors in my own work and they never cease to do wonders with a space! I'm very into "haute-femme" decor, and these babies are key to achieving that look. These tones are also very hot in fashion and whether you are wearing them or sitting on them, they always seem to make the blood rush!
I am totally putting together my dream house with this post! And this would be my couch! Emerald green is such a beautiful color and on the sofa it really is the main focus of this photo! It's mesmerizing!
What a great eclectic mix! A little mid century a little baroque and of course the jewel tones make it so femme. I really wish I could see the rest of this French pink chaise. It is totally my style!
I am so in love with this bedroom, and that insanely cool bed! I also love the jewel tones in this room and I am totally going to steal that wall color (Benjamin Moore "Pre-Dawn Sky"). I am so jealous of that little girl! I want your room!
All in all, if you want some sexy, flirty fun in your home, take a visit to Tiffany's for some inspiration! If your husband/boyfriend objects to your girly palette, just do what I do and wait until he goes out of town! They are usually too lazy to repaint!
If you haven't visited Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper yet, go there now! It is the blog written by Leah Kennelly of Mrs. Howard. What is Mrs. Howard? Read the biography of Jim and Phoebe Howard here, and visit a private tour of their house as seen here.
May 5, 2009
I am hoping that this post about such a sunny color will help to take away this gloomy weather we are having here in NYC. It really is a cheerful hue!
This is one of my favorite bedroooms and it was designed by one of my favorite designers, Jamie Drake. It is actually his own bedroom in his NYC apartment. I almost went there once...almost.
But I have met him atleast 4 times because I am a little bit of a stalker when it comes to my favorite designers! I went to his book signing, his open house tour, his speech at High Point, etc, etc. Hopefully he'll remember me next time we "bump into eachother" ;)
Yellow goes RETRO! It's a great detail in some unexpected places like around the doors and on the sides of the chairs. Thanks for the pic FLICKR!
Office by Jessica Claire. You just can't beat black, white, and yellow! It's so dramatic and I'm a bit of a drama queen!
Betsey Johnson's Dining Room
OMG! I absolutely freakin' LOVE this dining room. The yellow totally makes it all pop. Pink and yellow together is definitely one of my favorite color schemes, and of course a nice bold graphic black and white rug to amp up the funk factor. I found this photo here, but I believe it was first published in Domino or Elle Decor. Love them both!