Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stuff Inge Wants from My Apartment

My friend Inge came over tonight and asked me for a link to the following things that she saw in my apartment that she now thinks she can't live without.

1. This scooter she watched move up and down my hallway and doesn't leave a mark on pale wood floorsMini Kick Scooter

2. This trampoline not only tires out my kiddies but folds under their bed - not that attractive but it has proven to be a lifesaver Folding Trampoline

3. This takes up very little space and makes the BEST coffeeNespresso Machine

4. This magnetic knife rack will save you counter space and I think looks amazing. It took me forever to find one that was simple stainless. Ikea $9

Friday, January 29, 2010

Eames Lounge Chair.. to be or not to be

I grew up watching my dad enjoy his few seconds of relaxation a day lounging on his Eames Lounge Chair. The chair was an ugly muddy brown and I had no idea how iconic of a piece it was until he recently died and left it to me. It happens to go with nothing in my apartment but I desperately want to sit on it everyday and figure out a way to not only convince myself but my husband as well that it could work in our hollywood regency / mid century modern with a twist of 2010 apartment. My gut tells me to reupholster it in white leather or vinyl that feels and looks like leather but can withstand the munchkins living in my home and their little visiting friends. Would appreciate any thoughts.

Via Atticmag

Jakes Modern Life

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Color Purple for Caroline

My friend Kathy's daughter wants a purple room with a huge piece sign. Still looking for a peace sign that isn't to tacky. Any suggestions?

Jamie Drake

Via Simplified Bee
Via Alkemie

Via Alkemie
Regency Color! Anne Coyle Elle Decor, May 2005

designed by Robin Bell, Featured in the November 2007 issue of House Beautiful .

Think Pink for Belle...Pink Rooms

This is for Belle , the daughter of a pal who wants a pink room. I LOVE a strong pink but pale pink is chic to. I have been blessed with all boys but would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a pink room. Oh to dream

Tom Scheerer
Via High Fashion Home

Via Material Girls
Via House beautifu;
Via House beautiful
Via Southern Accents
Via Tobi Fairley
Via Oprah At home
Via Roxxn
Via Desire to Inspire

Via belle maison

Via Dwellings and Decor
Style frizz

By Jamie Drake

Monday, January 25, 2010

Chic Umbrella Stands

Today was filled with promotional umbrellas and no where to put them tsk tsk......

Foyer designed by Jonathan Adler

Via Materious You can buy here
Via Amazon
Via Invite Cottage
Via Burke Decor
Via Gumps
Via Jonathan Adler
Via Z Gallery

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Erinn Valencich and Decorati

On of my favorite sites is Decorati - basically you can not only see the work of amazing designers but then they show you where you can find the pieces in the room or something similar. Wanted to share the images I found of Erinn Valenchi on their site Decorati.
For me the brighter the better and of course l