August 30, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Helix Table from Design Within Reach

Fulfilling my love of brushed brass, the Helix Collection, designed by Atlanta based industrial designer, Chris Hardy, has a variety of sizes and shapes and is sure to be a great addition to your decor.

Have a great weekend!

August 28, 2013

On The Spot: McKinnon and Harris Graves Chair

As an ode to the end of summer, I have yet another favorite find: the Graves Chair from metal furniture maker, McKinnon and Harris.

The slight Gothic reference of the silhouette, the Chiavarri nod with the back and with customization of color, you simply can't go wrong!

Happy Wednesday!

August 26, 2013

As Summer Draws to an End....

....the sadness of no more beach days, no more fireworks and no more outdoor dining can only be remedied by...

.... outdoor furniture being on Sale!

Frontgate has some great items, of which the Dahlia collection is my favorite!

Happy Shopping ... and try to have at least one more piece of watermelon!

August 23, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: NIBA Rugs

Always on the lookout for rug vendors and NIBA was the latest discovery.  Great colors, great patterns, it's a shame we can only walk on it!

Happy Weekend!

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August 21, 2013

On the Spot: Todd Alexander Romano's Regency Style Ottoman

It's black.  It's gold.  You can sit on it.  You can put your feet on it.  It can sit in front of a chair.  It can tuck up under a console.

It has a turquoise cushion shown.  Need I say more?

Available at Todd Alexander Romano showroom.

Happy Wednesday!

August 19, 2013

Bird Watching with Cole & Son

For those of you who are Chinoiserie fans, you're sure to love the Uccelli wallpaper from Cole & Son...

... I wonder what Alfred Hitchcock would have to say about all these birds?

August 16, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Pratesi's "China" Pattern

What was once only available in blue and white, China, the lovely floral bedding pattern from Pratesi, has now been re-issued in shades of poppy orange, bright red and soft green.

I don't know about you, but looking at this ... I'm sure to catch up on some sleep with this on my bed!

Happy Weekend!

August 14, 2013

On the Spot: Oly Atelier

I recently came across a magazine advertisement for the new and improved Oly Atelier.

Their look is clean, sophisticated ... and always a nice little twist!  Case in point, the Faline Dining Table.

Happy Wednesday!

August 12, 2013

Christian Lacroix Happiness

When I was recently in the Osborne and Little showroom at the D&D, a couple of fabrics and wallpapers caught my eye and when I realized it was the recent collaboration between Christian Lacroix and Designer's Guild, I knew I had to pull some samples for my library!

Hopefully, you too see something to inspire.  Happy Monday!

August 9, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Bespoke Home

I'm always on the lookout for a great home decor shop for those finishing touches and Bespoke Home fits the ticket.  Out of San Francisco, creators Abby Durban and Molly Gibbons bring personalized sophistication to your fingertips with great ideas for the home, the baby or even a little treat for you!

Happy shopping ...and have a great weekend!

August 7, 2013

Set in Stone

.....well, not stone.  Concrete, actually.

I've been looking at interesting ways to incorporate the material into my kitchen and bath design and Trueform Concrete is a great "go-to" source for not only architectural elements such as countertops and sinks, but concrete tables as well.

I love the sleek sophistication the material brings and if you are one who avoids the movement and visual texture of marble or granite, then concrete may be the perfect solution!

Enjoy a few images from Trueform ... be inspired!