Happy Friday, everyone! Busy weekend ahead with holiday parties and guests. SO much to do, but it’s good stuff!
I thought I’d close the week out with some of my favorite furniture finds. Keep in mind that because most of these shapes have been done before in previous eras, they’re good to keep in mind while browsing through thrift shops. Finding any of these styles and having them reupholstered in a more contemporary fabric would be a great way to reuse whats already out there!
I love working with a mix of old and new, so there is no rhyme or reason for any of these things, I just loved the shapes.
I love the retro feel of this piece. I can imagine this upholstered in a rich velvet …
This little number looks beautiful in white leather. I’ve also seen it done in hair on hyde. Looked great, but wasn’t terribly comfortable.
This one is new for the collection and I, again, love the retro-ness of the lines. I’m not a big fan of the fabric they show it in, but wouldn’t it be beautiful in cream and tan linen?
This side board looks like something out of a Bogart movie. Very classic and chic.
There’s nothing sexier at a dining table than a banquette. Imagine having dinner with your significant other, cozied up on this…
This sofa is always in my top ten all time favorites. It’s extra long and would look incredible facing another identical sofa in a large room. It’s gorgeous in leather or mohair. The studding on the side panels is exquisite!
I’ve actually done this piece with the sofa above sitting in front of a fire place. It would also be perfect in front of a window.
I think ending the day here wouldn’t be so bad, don’t you?
Have a great weekend, everyone. Remember to find the beauty…it’s everywhere!
This past June, my grandmother passed away. I knew I would miss her but I’m slightly surprised by the things that make me miss her. Let me give you a little back story:
Ms. L was without question, one of the strongest minded people I’ve ever known in my life. That’s her with grandpa when they were newly married. She instilled in my mom and her sisters a sense of identity and determination that made them aware of the fact that women are not powerless or weak rather that women, in more ways than one, rule the world. There’s nothing they can’t do and in turn, my mother and my aunts instilled the same values and characteristics in my sister, my cousins and me. How lucky are we to have been given so much by such incredible women who learned from spectacular women before them? My grandmother lost her mother as a child. She was the eldest of 5 kids, whom she raised from the age of 12. She modeled much of her strength from another woman, we’ll call her Mrs. K who saw something special enough in my grandmother and her sisters and brother to take special interest in. Our family owes a great deal to her and her husband as well.
Mrs. K’s husband was an artist and I was fascinated by his work. He gave me my first exposure to the art world. As a little girl, I would stare for, what seemed like, hours at this painting he had done years before. I have often wondered where it is now and can only hope that it is as well loved now as it was when I was a child.
In closing today, take a moment to think of those who have gone before you. Think of the traits, interests, benefits they have blessed you with and if you are luck enough to have them in your life still, tell them thank you.
I have to get something off my chest and I need you to promise you’ll love me in spite of it…I am a total disorganized mess right now! I am seriously, so overwhelmed with Christmas shopping, holiday decorating for clients, parties, kitchen remodels and trying to keep my books in order that I have dropped probably 6 other balls that I’m supposed to be juggling. Bad designer, bad! I’m totally embarrassed to admit that this photo is not much different from what my real office looks like right now, even as I sit in the middle of the mess writing this:
The reason I used this photo instead of one of my own is because Tina Fey is my hero and if she can work under such conditions….who am I kidding…I’m NOT Tina Fey and there is no hope for me in this environment.
I have however, come to a gripping realization that my chronic state of disorganization has a cure, if I can only implement it a.s.a.p. Here it is:
My dream office:
Notice how clean and organized it is…no paper work is strewn about, piled upon the pile of bills that I can never find. NO! Everything is beautifully lined up and I’m sure inside those perfect little filing drawers, there are tabs that are labeled with the precise lettering that only a quality Brother label maker could produce…no hand written labels here, my friend. Oh no…not here. My New Year resolution is, for the first time in my life, identified before December 31st (yeah! I’m ahead already!). Operation Office Remodel Project kicks off as soon as the kitchen is finished…let’s hope thats SOONER than later…I’m drowning here!