Friday, April 29, 2011

Sometimes When I Buy Things On Craigslist I Feel Like I'm Stealing From Someone.

That's the feeling I had yesterday as I carted away a pair of Dorothy Draper Chests, practically for free. So in honor of my new CL score, I thought I'd put together a little collection of rooms that include Draper Chests. Enjoy!
Elle Decor

Design by Angie Hranowsky

via DecorPad

15 Minutes of Fame for the Draper Chest in the Sex and the City movie

Happy weekend! Be sure to check back Monday for some very exciting news!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'm blushing.

I'm over here today. Come visit and read my tips on budget decorating.

A big thank you to Alice in Designland for having me!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wouldn't You Just Love To...

Domino Magazine

sip your morning coffee in that cozy bed, put your feet down on the beautiful espresso stained floors, pull up the hand block printed covers, stretch and start your day?

Amanda Peet is one lucky lady, also evidenced by this, this, and this.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Collected Home: Kristen Panitch.

Bryn, of the always fabulous blog Bryn Alexandra Interiors, recently mentioned her client's love (and her own) of Kristen Panitch. I couldn't help but agree. Ever since I first became familiar with her work a little over a year ago (thanks to that memorable spread in House Beautiful) I've been a devoted fan. Her projects always look finished, but never too fussy. They have a collected over time feel most designers die to create. And the way she mixes and matches patterns is fierce. Take notes, I think we all have something to learn from Ms. Panitch!

Here are some of my favorites, but be sure to check out her entire body of work. Her portfolio leaves me drooling.

Loving the industrial lighting, and especially the two adjustable arm sconces.

Blue and white ticking with cognac leather. Yum!

Quite a few different patterns going on here, but they combine for one cohesive look.

Espresso stained floors? Oriental rug? Graphic wallpaper? Yes! Yes! Yes!

The perfectly cozy corner.

Notice that although there are many patterns, and some very intricate ones at that, the color palette is all fairly muted. This subtle mix keeps things interesting without clashing.
Loving everything about this picture. Don't even know where to begin. Perfect for any little man child in your life.

Can I move in? Like, really...

White is a common element in most every space Panitch designs. This gives the eye a place to rest when it needs a break from the pattern.
It also acts as a cohesive element to tie rooms together.
A similar mix of pillows might grant my white sectional a second lease on life.

I bet the little boy who lives here is excited to go to sleep at night!

Mother Nature take a hint. This picture is too lovely for words.

Kristen Panitch. Pretty amazing, no?

***UPDATE: If you can't get enough of Kristen Panitch, check out Nicole's interview and insider office shots with the lady herself! UPDATE***

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Bluems.

Today I have a little Etsy roundup with some of my favorite floral pieces for the home. First I've chosen a few photographs. I love the airy composition of all of them, and they each have the most beautiful color palette. These would be great blown up and hanging huge and proud over a sofa or even at the end of a hallway. Large scale is important to keep flower photographs looking modern and high-end .

Next up is a collection of prints by artist Peggy Wolf. Fashion meets floral to create pieces perfect for all the bohemian, artsy ladies out there. I'm dying to own one!

And last but not least, one of the most common ways to add a bit of floral to your space is through pillows. Here are some gorgeous examples.

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 22, 2011

In Honor of Mother Earth.

So this week I started reading Renee Loux's guide to an eco-friendly lifestyle, Easy Green Living (coincidence that today is Earth Day).

I've always been interested in green living and make efforts whenever possible to promote a green home. But I often felt like I could and should be doing more, but I didn't exactly know where to start or what to do. If you are in the same boat as me, pick up a copy of Easy Green Living immediately!

Loux lays everything out on the table. She explains not only how detrimental many common household products are to the environment, but also provides attainable alternatives to these products. And a lot of the time, the alternatives save you money and are safer and healthier for you and your family as well. It's a win win here people!

If anyone else decides to read Easy Green Living, feel free to contact me! I'd love to get a discussion going about this important issue and maybe even put together a little summary to share here on ATLS for each of the nine chapters.

Do you have any tips or tricks that promote a green home? I like to think I do my part by shopping estate sales! Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Happy Earth Day!

Wouldn't You Just Love To...

Thanks to Ashlina, aka the Decorista, for bringing this gorgeousness to my attention!

Walk down those stairs every morning only to be greeted by your favorite white ceramic vase and a sun-soaked kitchen. Chevron really is the perfect way to start any day!

And a big thank you to Jenny over at Little Green Notebook for featuring my padded headboard and handpainted Chinoiserie walls! Seriously, I'm blushing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Industrial Lighting.

If you follow me on twitter, you saw me gushing over Barn Light Electric yesterday. (And if you don't follow me, what are you waiting for?!) They have so many amazing vintage industrial inspired lights. My favorite part of design is juxtaposing seemingly opposite elements to create an on-trend, yet unexpected room. Adding a pendant or two from Barn Light (or scour flea markets the good old -fashioned way) to an otherwise new/modern space keeps the look from becoming fussy or predictable. A few of my favorites can be found here, here, and here.

Here are some of my favorite spaces with industrial lighting.

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Coastal Living

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Coastal Living

Would you try something on the industrial side in your own home? Have you already?
Are you completely in love with the effect?
Please do tell. I'm dying to hear!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Bluems.

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."
-Frances hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)

(Southern Living)

I suppose one lovely thing about all the rain we've been getting is the inevitable green to follow. Isn't this image stunning. I love the black antique urns, the ravenous emerald vines, and the mystery of what lies behind that stone wall.

Happy Monday lovelies!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Memo Board DIY.

I stumbled upon this adorable little creation on Pinterest (addicted!!).

The lovely ladies over at Little Birdie Secrets created this super simple but completely adorable DIY memo board , and I can't wait to try my hand at it.

The stunning combinations I've been conjuring up are endless, and the best part is it's customizable to any space or style. And it's insanely cheap! You could probably make it with items you already own (a picture frame with glass and pretty paper or fabric are the only requirements).

What a cute way to display the menu at your next dinner party!

What do you think about this project?
Any place in your house you'd love one of these beauties?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Page After Page of Gorgeous.

Please excuse me while I drool. I just spent the last hour pouring over TradHome, the new digital collaboration between Traditional Home and Lonny Mag. It's amazing! The pages feature timeless design for modern life, as editor in chief Ann Maine says.
Here are some of my favorite images from the 20 New Traditionals, designers TradHome featured due to their fresh take on tried and true classic style.
Check it out for yourself. There are so many beauties I didn't include!
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