Monday, June 30, 2008

Les Indiennes: Indian-Inspired Fabric



I'm in love with these Indian style fabrics from Les Indiennes. Exactly the kind of prints that make me fall into a hoarding crazy fool. I'm going to be good and file this source away. I will definitely check it out again when I am working on a bedroom or living room project. You can purchase pillows, bedding, table clothes, and fabric by the bolt straight from their website. Prices range from $66-$550. Check out more: lesindiennesshop.com.





Inspiration: Embroidered Curtains



I just spotted these beautiful embroidered curtains on dominomag.com. I would love to use some my ribbon I bought last week at Daytona to copy this look. Super easy! Just sew strips of ribbon onto a sheer white curtain. You can pick up inexpensive white sheers like these at Ikea.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Edward del Rosario


I was just reading an article on the nytimes.com about the lack of new babies in Europe. The article was interesting but I was really attracted to artwork the Times used to illustrate the story. Edward del Rosario is a Brooklyn based artist that shows at Richard Heller Gallery. I am totally impressed by Rosario's work. Check out more: richardhellergallery.com.





Sunday At The Laundromat

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One of things I can't wait to have in my new house is a washer and dryer. I will never again have to waste a beautiful day doing laundry. I took a couple shots this morning to remember my local laundromat in Darien, Connecticut. I have to admit I will kinda miss the giant orange industrial washers.


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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Daytona Trimmings Co.

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One of my favorite place to go for inspiration are ribbon stores. Daytona Trimming has a great selection and often prices are cheaper then M&J's superstore around the corner. Aisles are full of floor to ceiling spools of ribbon. I love all the color and pattern. Resisting the temptation to buy out the whole store can be trying. Decorative ribbon can be used for all kinds of different craft projects. I love it as a border on curtains, sewn onto white sheets, glued onto a lampshade, or sewn onto the bottom of a bedskirt. The possibilities are endless. Prices range from about $.99-$12.99 a yard. See more images I took by checking out my flickr photostream here.





Daytona Trimming Co.

251 W. 39th Street

(between 7th Ave & 8th Ave)

New York, NY

(212) 354-1713


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Friday, June 27, 2008

Waterworks

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The closing is thankfully going smoothly. Looks like we will have the house by July 11. I am so excited. I can't wait to get started on all my fun projects.


I headed over to Waterworks showroom in Greenwich today to help me get a little bathroom inspiration. Waterworks is great store to check out if your going for a traditional looking bathroom. I totally fell for these open washstands and the 2" hexagon shape tiles. The hexagon shape is so classic but the larger shape tile in an unexpected twist. I think I might pair it with a subway tile on the walls or covering the inside of bathroom stall. I can't remember the name of the tile shown in the hex shape but I told is was pretty pricy. They suggested using carrera marble which is a cooler looking stone and a more reasonable price point. Check out more: waterworks.com.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fourth of July Invitations

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Preparing for a fourth of July bash? Step up the style with these waspy-chic printable invitations from Kate Spade. I am in love with the lobster card above. I would totally use them for lobster bake wedding or shower too! 10 cards and envelopes for $25 available at crane.com.



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Romantic Floral Glassware


I am loving these adorable flower-inspired glassware from Anthropologie. "The fluted amethyst rim and vibrant green base recall delicacy and grace of African violets." Love! $6-$12 each at anthropologie.com.



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Convex Mirror


Damn, I'm bummed I missed out this gorgeous convex mirror from Paris Hotel Boutique. This mirror would have been perfect for my new entryway. I love the black leather detailing around the edge. If you come across anything similar let me know. Check out more great finds from this San Fran store: parishotelboutique.com.


Waterfall: Bathroom Vanities




Over the past few days we have compiled a list of projects that are first priority before moving into our potential new house. Walls have holes, stairs are caving in, chimneys leak, and lots of other little not so fun things. I know we need to get these things done first but I just want to get to the decorating part.

This afternoon I was dreaming of luxurious bathrooms and came across these vanities by Waterfall. These beauties are not only glam but their green too! The Canadian based company uses FSC-certified and formaldehyde-free wood and the lowest VOC paint possible. I love their sleek lines and timeless shape. Prices start at about $1,400. Check out more: waterfallbath.com.







House Color Inspiration

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So I think we maybe homeowners in the next couple of weeks. Keep your fingers crossed and if nothing crazy happens I will have my house by mid-July. I can't sleep at night because I'm so excited for all the fun projects we get to do. One of first projects I want to get done before winter is cleaning up the outside of the house. The roof needs work, chimney is caving in, put in a brick driveway, and the house needs to be re-painted. I was thinking maybe something creamish toward brownish color? My boyfriend thinks the color is a little to blah. I think it would be amazing with big green variegated hostas and hints of pink bushes and shrubs. Here are few photos I took of cream colored houses in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Marblehead, MA over the past few weeks. What do you guys think?


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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Strawberry Banke

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I was up Portsmouth, New Hampshire over the weekend getting inspiration at Strawberry Banke. I was there checking out 18th century architecture similar to my potential new house. Strawberry Banke has a walking museum tour that allows you to tour restored homes dating back to 1740. I was surprised how much colorful wallpaper appeared in all of the historic homes. The wallpapers are reproductions of French and English papers that were typical during the time period. To check out more of the tour click on any image to view my flickr photostream page. Enjoy!


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Friday, June 20, 2008

Dermond Peterson: Sealife Pillows



I was telling at friend yesterday how I become so into sealife pillows and prints. She showed me this awesome Octopus pillow by Dermond Peterson. I saw the pillow a few months ago and I couldn't for the life of me remember who made it. Love! I am really in love with Dermond Peterson's entire collection of Seaside motifs that include pillows, napkins, runners, and kitchen towels. Check out more: dermondpeterson.com.













 

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