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More Glossy Goodness

16 Feb

I know I posted about my obsession with lacquered walls last week but you must take a look at this.

Spied last evening on the blog A {Little} Dash of Ash.

  Deep glossy navy walls along with a brown checkerboard wood floor creates some major contrast.  The wood along with the white ceiling keep it from being dark and moody.  Also, everything here looks like it was chosen with care from the artwork to the  peices on the console.  Yeah, that console is awesome too.  Love that the molding and trim are the same color as the wall. It makes the space seem larger.

I was curious, did my research and found it is the apartment of  Todd Romano, published in Architectural Digest back in February 2011.  The space is a tiny studio in New York but the color scheme is big and bold.  Lots of color against glossy navy which are throughout the WHOLE space.  Pay close attention to the red stacking trays,  lime green velvet chairs and an amazing collection of art. Oh it is so so good!

Images via Architectural Digest & A {Little} Dash of Ash blog

Photography by Thomas Loof


Colorful Picture Matting

9 Feb

I have been coveting the below photo for quite sometime.

Photo by Ann Schlechter via Coastal Living

It is from Coastal Living but I cannot find anymore info on the room.  Cause I would LOVE to see the rest of it.  You see it is not just the vintage chairs, I imagine they were picked up for a steal at some wonderful out of the way antique shop or flea market then given new life with white spray paint.  Yes, these are the things I wonder about.  And it is not the cozy banquette seating oh no it is the those magazine advertisements framed with pink matting!  If someone had the creativity to use pink I want to see what else is going on in their space!

I gave me some much needed inspiration for our sad plain jane entryway.  It’s not really sad I’m just bored with it. But that is a post for another day. Till then here is some more colorful matting for your Thursday evening.

Lonny Magazine via Luxe + Lillies

via everything LEB

Thomas Cary’s apartment via New York Social Diary

Thomas Cary’s apartment via New York Social Diary

*Still from the film Indiscreet via Habitually Chic

I have never seem this movie, which stars Ingrid Bergman, but this interior set has me intrigued.

from Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick via Chinoiserie Chic


Currently Loving: Digital Prints

28 Jan

Back in December I purchased this cool print from Puffed Peonies, a digital art shop I found on Etsy.

Now I just need a trip to Ikea to pick up a frame.  Check out some other prints they have to offer.  Very simple but bold graphics and colors.  One awesome thing the artist offers is custom sizing.  Would love to see one of these blown up to a huge scale!

Finality Print

Bow Feather Print

Abstract Print

Spring Triangles Print

Peacock Print

Honeycomb Print

If I could actually talk Tim in to letting me decorate his office that Finality print would be perfect.  Yeah, that is not going to happen anytime soon.

Lovely Goods-Vintage Map

21 Nov

Happy Monday all!  I worked all nights this weekend at the job.  When I come home I’m usually wide awake so naturally I go right to the Internets.  Blog reading, Pinteresting, Etsy, it all helps me relax and unwind.  That and a glass of wine…or two, maybe more.  I think every Monday now I’m going to post something found over the weekend from my many online travels.  Most likely it will be something for the home that will not break your pocket book.  So here we go, my first lovely item for your Monday pleasure.

Antique map of Prague printed in 1903 found at Cabinet of Treasures Etsy shop. Place in a simple black frame as part of a gallery wall or in a unused wall space to create depth and interest.  The pinks, blues and greens really soften the lines.  It is actually pretty and could be used in more of a feminine space, like my office.  Yes, I think so.  Oh and it is only $16.95 less then $20!  Check out the rest of their shop chock full of vintage print goodness.

Currently Loving: Digital Gallery

4 Aug

Has anyone heard of the New York Public Library Digital Gallery?  Well, if you haven’t let me introduce you.  It is a collection of over 700,000 images from the New York Public Library.  Everything from historical maps, sheet music, rare photographs, architectural drawings, play books and the list goes on and on.  Sounds great, right.  The part that is amazing is that you can print the images out right in your own home.  Oh and they are Free And Open To The Public!  Also, gallery prints in various sizes are available to purchase.  For example, a 30″ print framed would be $374.  Unframed would cost $124. Not a bad price. As an added bonus, you can crop the images to your liking!

This is one of the most cost effective ways to get original art for your home.  All you would pay for is the paper and frame.  If you want a series for your wall the site is perfect. It includes  pages from the same book to print out.  Such as these lovely botanical illustrations.


Lets take a look at some more of their offerings.


I printed this one out myself, the detail is crazy and the paper actually looked aged.

This would be excellent in an office or library area surrounded by old books and antiques.

More vintage map goodness.

Love the colors of this.  Would look awesome over-sized on a wall.  Similar to what Courtney Cox did in her home shown is the last issue of Elle Decor.


Beautiful, in a simple black or wood frame.  Completes me a little.


Remember all of the above images can be printed out free of charge!  When you do click on the site give yourself a lot of time, there is much to see!  I don’t have links to each picture above.  If something catches your eye email me and I can try to find it!  Have fun searching and happy printing.