Bedroom, Closets, Inspiration, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Uncategorized, Vintage

My Dream Dressing Room

Don’t you wish our homes still had separate hers and his dressing rooms? I’m content to dress myself  without the help of a ladies’ maid (I wonder if Jim would like a valet?) but the idea of your own little oasis, surrounded by luxurious fabrics and all your lovely possessions sounds nice, doesn’t it? Maybe only to fashionistas and clothes horses but as someone with a growing collection of dresses…

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E-design

Heeey you guys! A friend of mine who lives a million and one miles away asked me about decorating his space which prompted me to think…well, why can’t I offer virtual design? I mean it’s dang 2017 and everyone else is doing it! I kid. But I don’t know…maybe someone like you will click and utilize the service 🙂 It’s there now. YAY! 🙂 And it’s no different from what…

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Happy New Year!

I am glad 2016 is over. While people gripe about losing beloved musicians and actors, I was more concerned with my own existence not going according to plan. 2016 was a tough one, full of depression and disappointments. I did travel to LA in March which was wonderful but aside from that? See ya ’16. This new year is bittersweet for me. Another year of life over. Since my year…

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Dude, so brutalist!

It makes sense that a love of mid-century furnishings would introduce me to new pieces and movements within/from the period. I’ve been doing a lot of research into each and every piece I want to put into my home. While it may seem that all I do is concentrate on the living and dining rooms, I have spent considerable time looking at bedding and night stands for my bedroom. It’s…

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Gimme a hand….chair.

A 1960s Pedro Friedeberg hand chair ranges from $800 to $30,000. You know I’m not packing $30,000 chair heat so when I found this $300 wooden one, methinks, yes? They look good in any manner of decor. I especially like them in gold. Look at this light blue velvet (or is that lavender?)! I just ordered the dining chairs in the previous entry in this color! We could put our…

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Choosing a dining chrome chair

I initially wanted a blue upholstered Hans Wegner “round chair” for my tulip table but the more I peruse the chair world the more I don’t think wood is for me? It’s no secret I’m a big ol’ fan of unique chairs so my search led me to mcm/70s velvet chrome seats. The thing is with buying vintage, there will be imperfections (like here some of the velvet is thin and…

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Dream room inspiration and etsy shopping

It’s very easy for me to lose track of my own style and taste when I’m inundated with white rooms full of pristine white furniture on every design blog and every furniture website. I start to think “yes, I want that!” and then I remember “no! That isn’t practical to my life and I love COLOR.” My first “adult” sofa post college was a pale yellow and my god that…

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The Coffee Table Post

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 You have to ask yourself, what type of room are you looking to create? Sometimes I get sidetracked by all this pretty gold and glass but I don’t know that it really goes with my overall “zen, bohemian, modern glam” vibe. I suppose it does fit the “modern glam” bill. That must be why I’m so drawn to it. My style is really an…

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Velvet beats

I don’t know what it is but I have a serious crush on velvet chairs. While perusing King Cotton, I found this fabric that I believe my new chairs would look lovely in. Now, I know I said I wanted a black and white funky print but…I changed my mind? This material would go with any number of color sofas should I ever get rid of my pink chesterfield. My heart…

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Mid-Century Lamp Party

Not enough can be said for good lighting in a room. Good lighting can really save you in say…a crappily painted apartment you have no control over. You know what I’m talking about. Every landlord from here to Timbuktu seems to love the worst shade of off putting tanbeige. I’m dealing with it in my rental house too, though it isn’t nearly as bad as the yellow green tanbeige of…

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