Archive for April, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

furniture friday…from munkii

I can't even describe how much this book­case delights me! From Munkii, it's tra­di­tional and mod­ern all wrapped into one smile-inducing piece of func­tional fur­ni­ture. The egg­plant inte­rior with the white lac­quered exte­rior could not be eas­ier to mix into an exist­ing room in need of a state­ment piece. LOVE!

munkii bookcase

munkii book­case

munkii bookcase detail

munkii book­case detail

Need to buy one? Shop Bobby Berk for some ter­rific mod­ern pieces.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

something lovely…spotted at julie neill

Some­times I see a pic­ture that stops me in my tracks and demands a sec­ond and third look. The inter­nal mono­logue begins with "whoa" and con­tin­ues through mul­ti­ple ana­lyt­i­cal "why do I like this? what's new here? where can I get one? ques­tions until I think I've grasped it. This din­ing room is case in point:

dining room via julie neill

din­ing room via julie neill

Show me a Ghost Chair and I'm already hooked, throw in the sexy cabri­ole leg table and this com­po­si­tion sings. But what really stands out for me is that chan­de­lier! Gor­geous, sim­ple, contemporary-meets-old-world — I adore it.

ingrid chandelier from julie neill

ingrid chan­de­lier from julie neill

Part of an amaz­ing light­ing col­lec­tion from Julie Neill, you can see the spirit of New Orleans in many of her pieces. And while many a tra­di­tional home might be infused with regal glamor from this col­lec­tion, there are some sweetly mod­ern­ized selec­tions too.

cosmos from julie neill

cos­mos from julie neill

metropolitan from julie neill

met­ro­pol­i­tan from julie neill

And the Ingrid, which so caught my eye? There is a lantern ver­sion, and a tall pendant!

ingrid pendant from julie neill

ingrid pen­dant from julie neill

How beau­ti­ful is that?

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Monday, April 11, 2011

bathtastic! from rees roberts & partners

This bath is extra­or­di­nary, par­tic­u­larly within the con­text of the entire home and its set­ting in Croa­tia. First spied on Desire to Inspire, the mod­ern farm­house by the sea is a project of Rees Roberts & Part­ners.

bathroom by rees roberts & partners

bath­room by rees roberts & partners

I'd be a lit­tle con­cerned about clean­ing soap scum off those rocks in the shower, but oth­er­wise, I'm in love!

bathroom by rees roberts & partners

bath­room by rees roberts & partners

Can you imag­ine your­self with this type of bath­room? Zen, organic sim­plic­ity, or a lit­tle too mod­ern cave­man? I know which way I'm voting!

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Friday, April 8, 2011

fabric friday: new from villanova

Last week I had the chance to see many new fab­ric offer­ings at DesignSourceCT's Spring Tex­tile Show. One delight­ful stand­out is the new col­lec­tion from Romo — specif­i­cally from the Vil­laNova brand. It's no secret I like lush col­ors and Romo always offers intense col­ors sel­dom scene these beige days. Throw in a gor­geous hand and some lux embroi­dered silk, and I am one happy designer!

The Clarence col­lec­tion of vel­vets, amaz­ing to the touch:

clarence collection from villaromo fabrics

clarence col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

clarence collection from villaromo fabrics

clarence col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

The May­pole col­lec­tion of silks would make sim­ply divine drap­ery, and blend effort­lessly with tra­di­tional furnishings:

maypole collection from villaromo fabrics

may­pole col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

solstice in agapanthus

sol­stice in agapanthus

Akoko col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary graph­ics on linen:

akoko collection from villaromo fabrics

akoko col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

akoko collection from villaromo fabrics

akoko col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

And the Scandinavian-inspired Astrid col­lec­tion is — can you believe? — wash­able! Hello, cus­tom bedding!

astrid collection from villaromo fabrics

astrid col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

astrid collection from villaromo fabrics

astrid col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

astrid collection from villaromo fabrics

astrid col­lec­tion from vil­laromo fabrics

Just a sam­pling here of the many new pat­terns and col­or­ways. Do let me know if you'd like to see more!

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