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Category Archives: decor
Loving these two library rooms filled floor-to-ceiling with books and injected with black and red for an element of drama.
via traditional home
Beautiful boxes, a basket, and vintage suitcase provide ample storage and keep the color story consistent. A white stand near the door keeps umbrellas contained and readily accessible. The dark wall colors (love those stripes!) help the TV and DVD player”disappear” and keep them from being eyesores.
via lonny mag
Little bright spots of order can be transcendent, especially if they’re resolved in a stylish way
photo by jen siska via sunset magazine
You can tell everything in the cubby is purposefully there. With open units like that, belongings need to be edited down for it to look that good.
I’ve admired the beautiful Sheesha pillows ever since I first saw ‘em in the living room below. Unfortunately though the price tag on these babies is a bit more than I am able and willing to shell out for a pillow. John Robshaw sells a 20×20 version (pictured below right) for $200 (each!) and Jayson Home and Garden sells ‘em for $250 for the 20×20 version and $345 for the 26×26 version (yikes!).
Recently I was excited to find a few pillows that have a similar look for much much less. West Elm sells the Bijoux Dots Pillow (below left) for $34.00, and Etsy seller The Home Centric sells the White Mirrors Throw Pillow (below right) for $33.20 as well as the Light Beige Reflections Throw Pillow for $33.20 to $39.90 (price depending on size).
With the current cold and rainy weather here, I’m drawn to cozy spaces where I can cuddle up…
Woohoo! Aren’t you glad it’s Friday? I sure am! I’ll leave you with photographs from a Vogue shoot featuring a peek inside the apartment of model Coco Rocha and artist James Conran. The home has a great mix of pieces: estate sale finds, like candle holders that once belonged to Andy Warhol; funky handmade art, like the dress form covered in pennies and decorated with peacock feathers; antique books and furniture; as well as affordable buys like the eight mirrors in the living room from Crate & Barrel.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Came across these photos of an executive suite at the Hotel de Rome in Berlin and was immediately drawn. I absolutely love how designer Olga Polzzi used multiple rectangular mirrors placed in perfect alignment to the desk, to create a bold statement in the space. It’s such a great alternative to using one large mirror.
photos via hotel de rome
This can easily be re-created on a budget using inexpensive full-length mirrors you can find at a store like Target. Sure they’re designed to be hung vertically on the back of your door, but who says you can’t hang them horizontally? Buy three of the same kind and try them over a desk, dresser, or entry table. Just make sure you pay attention to scale and proportion. Ideally the mirrors should line up to (be the same width as) the piece you’re placing them over.
Currently swooning over the design projects over at House and Honey. I love the way designer Tamara Kaye-Honey uses updated classics to create elegant yet very livable interiors. My favorites from her:
photos via house of honey
Did you notice the marble countertop in the kitchen that runs down the sides of the island? That’s definitely going in my dream home inspiration file! What about you, any favorites?
P.S. She also has a decor shop in South Pasadena. I hear it’s filled with a beautiful selection of wallpaper and fabrics, whimsical and playful accessories, and unique pieces of furniture. I must visit!