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Office Designboard Take Two

1 Mar

Go tiny design board that won’t post any larger than the above size no matter how much resizing I do!

With that out of the way above is what I would so with my small office.  Now in reality not all could ever fit.  That gorgeous shiny gold screen would be way out of proportion and take over one whole wall.  But it definitely helped me focus my thoughts on the overall look for the space.

My walls are a bit more pink and less blushy nude than above. Pink Hibiscus 2172-60 from Benjamin Moore, a coral pink is what I have.  The walls have been painted for about 4 months now I just have been procrastinating obsessing over what direction to go in. Immediate needs are few but I reallllly want a new desk bad.  Dreaming about this from West Elm.

Metal wrapped parsons desk.  Simple and classic but I think the finish amps up the glam factor.  And I like me some glam factor.  But I was checking out 1st Dibs and came across this black antique stunner. Now I in no way can afford it but I may be able to find something similar in a thrift store.  All I would have to do is sand, paint and refinish.  I think I could do it but there would be a lot of searching and visiting local thrift shops.  Believe me I love to do just that but it took me two years to find a buffet for the dining room. But I lucked out and found the ONE for only $20 dollars.  I’m impatient, I want it now!

via 1st Dibs

via 1st Dibs

1950s Python leather Eames chair originally from the Time Life building.

via 1st Dibs

Lacquered 1940s dresser, would use this for storage.  Yes, those are brass caps on the legs and the inside drawers are lacquered in black. Shiny, Shiny

via Madeline Weinrib

Perfection via Pinterest

Arteriors Screen via Zinc Door

I love mixing modern pieces with traditional. The spoon back chair reupholstered in a polka dot fabric, that kind of reads as an animal print, is unexpected and fun. A striped purple, orange and pink turkish pillow placed on the chair brings in color and texture. Throwing a modern orb table beside the chair is not only a little crazy but it balances out the openness of the legs. Give the table a classic urn lamp and you got yourself a cozy put together little nook. Oh and that antique mirror is so good why not add four.

Later this week I will dicuess the art and accessories because I need to talk about that gem shaped lamp on the console.  So cool and it comes in a dozen colors.

Happy 1st day of March everyone!

Animal Print of the Month-February

23 Feb

Being that this is the time of love and all (Okay I know Valentines Day was over 10 days ago) I wanted the February animal print of the month to be one of my favorites.

BEHOLD

via Lonny Magazine June/July 2010

This is the lovely bedroom nook of designer Elizabeth Bauer and I have been in love ever since I came upon it in Lonny over two years ago.

Using Rose Cummings blue and white Zebrine paper on the walls and ceiling gives the area a cozy vibe.  Even though the nook is basically part of the seating area it feels like it’s own separate space.  Such a smarty pants idea for a room that needs to serve two different purposes.  This Elizabeth Bauer knows what is going on.

So pretty are those D. Porthault bed linens. It would be like your bed was sprinkled with candy colored confetti.  Very very expensive french confetti.  Honorable mention going out to those pink lamp shades, great use of color and another excellent idea for a tiny room.  Can’t fit a table lamp, use a swing arm wall sconce.  

The whole studio apartment is feminine, eclectic and oh so pretty and colorful.  Sometimes you just need some pretty. But definitely not your everyday typical pretty.

All via Lonny June/July 2010   Design by Elizabeth Bauer

Photography by Patrick Cline

Design Board Happenings

20 Feb

TADA!

I was all set to have a big giant inspiration board ready for today’s post.  However, after several attempts this is as big as it gets people.  Remember I AM NOT a graphic designer, I just play one one this here blog.

Above is what I would do if I had a gazillion dollars to spend and could just buy from 1st dibs like it was my job.  In my mind this is what my office would look like.  All pretty, sparkly glam, modern and traditional at the same time.   Here sherbet colors and fabrics would mingle with a brass 1970’s screen and a chinoiserie table lamp can cohabitant with a burnt orange and purple velvet stripe toss pillow. Aw yeah.

  Notice my favorite discontinued Jane Churchill fabric on the antique black bench.  So perfectly wonderful in a small doses.

Despite the technical difficulties this was too much fun and I will continue to create mood/design/inspiration boards for your viewing pleasure.  Go HERE to see a larger view.

By the end of the week part two of the office will be up and ready.

Wait till you see the deck and office chair.

Kate Spade Spring 2012

2 Feb

Okay this only came out today but I’m already completely obsessed.

Brand spanking new Spring 2012 campaign from Kate Spade New York.  What is not to love about this.  Brightly saturated hues of tangerine and hot pink mixed with a graphic black and white Japanese fan prints.  Very very cool.  It’s a little bit sexier than other looks Kate Spade has done in the past but still has their sense of fun.

They were inspired by the bold patterns of Australian artist Florence Broadhurst. Who after living quite a colorful and varied life moved back to Australia and opened a wallpaper studio…..in 1959!  Looking at her offerings online they seem so current to me.  Check out the Kate Spade blog  for more she is the lady that moved them to make this the year of pattern.  Can’t wait to see more!

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.

Common Pattern

25 Jan

What do all these spaces have in common?

Hmmm, scroll down to find out.

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via The Decorista.com

Home of Susan Becher via Lonny

via Marcus Design Blog

Nate Berkus

If you guessed this:

You be right!

The Ikea Stockholm Rand area rug has been on my radar for awhile.  It disappeared from the website for a time but now it is back and it begs to be in my office.  And at only $199 for a 5 x 7  I don’t have to sweat the price. Yes, I need it but my office floor needs it most of all. It has been decided!

Animal Print of the Month-December

11 Dec

It is time for the all important Animal Print of the MonthI have decided to give a little gift since this is the season of giving after all.  What is the gift you may ask-just the animal print of the month for December!

Feast your eyes on this.

& this

& a little bit of that

This fabric/wallpaper print is Scalamandre’s Zebras and it completes me a little bit.  If you read any interior design blogs this is probably pretty familiar to you.  It is everywhere right now but been in production since the 1930’s.  I think maybe that is why it feels so classic and timeless to me.  However it definitely packs a graphic modern punch.  Put Zebras in a small space like a powder room or walk in closet and make interior magic happen.  Much better in small doses where you can admire the tiny details, like the arrows.

Check out the movie The Royal Tenenbaums where it makes a cameo appearance.  Only I would watch a movie for wallpaper.  Anyway, check out the goods.

Massucco Warner Miller

Kate and Andy Spade’s apartment

Miles Redd

Jamie Meares

Look at that umbrella, would it not be perfect in the middle of January, on a cold gray snowy day.  A ray of classic art deco sunshine!