Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I love these felted leaves and acorns by Lil Fish Studios on Etsy.  They are perfect for Thanksgiving.

Hope yours is wonderful!

(photo: surrounded by lilfishstudios)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Neutral Living Room

I'm generally someone who loves color everywhere but every now and then I get on a neutral kick.  I love this living room picture. It's very serene, with a few understated colors and lots of texture.

And, though a rug that costs more than my car is out of the question until I win the lottery, I love the look of the wool and silk carpets.  They are always very elegant.

(photo: neutrals4 by alifeenchanted)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vintage Wallpaper - An Update

Well, it turns out I was wrong about waiting for a movie set design project to use the paper in my last post,  Someone has beaten me to it.  About 2 hours after writing the post I knocked over a stack of precariously balanced magazines I haven't found time to read yet.  I found an Interior Design magazine from September and was leafing through it and what did I see but that wallpaper in 675 Bar in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan!

This picture is from their website but there is a better one on their facebook page (the one from Interior Design).   It looks like a great place for a bar, dark with lots of little rooms and secret places.  I'll forgive them for their bookshelf - where it looks like they have filled it with books purchased by the yard.

(photo: 675 bar)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Vintage Wallpaper

I stumbled across Secondhand Rose which sells vintage wallpaper at it's store in Manhattan and online.  I couldn't help but be cheered up by the patterns from the 60s and 70s.  The shop is only open on weekdays but next time I'm in the area and they are open I will be sure to check them out.  I actually can't wait.

I think I'd have design a tv or movie set (which would be amazingly fun I'm sure) to use these patterns, since I can't imagine a situation where I would use them.  I still love how they make me giggle when I look at them, it's great antidote for a rainy day.

(photos: secondhand rose)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Orange Slice Chair

his& hers, originally uploaded by kaylovesvintage.

I love mid century modern furniture. Not so much that the room looks like it is straight out of the 1950s but I love it mixed in with other styles.

I think this is why I'm drawn to this image. It's very simple, but a mix of styles and a very calming space, even with the shock of orange.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Shady Details

shady details, originally uploaded by Curtain Otaku.

I love this multi-layered shade. It's modern and has plenty of texture without being too feminine and frilly.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hotel Realm, Canberra, Australia

I love these simple images of the Hotel Realm, a 5 star hotel in Canberra, Australia. It's clean and modern but the designers had a bit of fun with the furniture and the hanging sculpture in the lobby so it's not quite so serious.

I also love the curved wall. I have found that I automatically put a curved wall in all of the commercial work I do, I'm not sure why and I'm not always conscious of doing it but at least one makes it's way into every project. It certainly breaks up long, straight corridors.

{photos: stevebaty/ / CC BY 2.0}
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