Archive for the ‘modern furniture’ Category

Random Goodness: Unbelievably Chic Highchair

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

I am not in “the family way” yet, so don’t go reading into this- I simply saw this Ovo high chair and yelled aloud “OHMYGOD! That is the best children’s design I have ever seen!!!!!!!” I mean, look at this thing, it’s freakin’ GENIUS.  No longer an eyesore in your dining room or kitchen, this high chair would actually UPGRADE most interiors. No joke. I am head over heels.  And of course, as expected, it has the price tag to match- and of course is only available on European sites for a painful 349 euros (about $477 for us).  But given how much you use this thing and it’s flexibility (it transforms into a toddler chair) I think it’s worth the investment. Not to jinx myself, but I am almost tempted to buy it and stash it for whenever Baby Gates decides to come our way. Is that creepy?

Buy the white and deep navy chairs on this site. Also available with faux leather harness straps for a little more money.

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If that’s the packaging this thing comes in then it’s even better. It’s not even fair to American high chairs.

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Monochromatic Magic

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I have made the executive decision that most of my house (the main living level, anyways) will be only done in black, white, tan, grey, wood tones and brass.  This is pretty much the polar opposite of how I’ve decorated my past spaces but I feel like I’m in a different place mentally and spatially.  Our house is TINY.  It doesn’t look tiny from the outside but it is. And the ceilings are pretty low.  So the light grey walls, white trim and soon to be dark floors really help make it feel bigger.  I am constantly stimulated by color during the day while working on other homes so I really want my new space to feel calm and serene.  And it’s as if the people at Lonny read my MIND with their new issue because so many of the spaces they featured were exactly the palette I’m working with!

The Copenhagen house of the couple behind the fashion label Day Birger et Mikkelsen has me writhing in delight. It’s pretty much my perfect space (if you add a dash of leopard or zebra somewhere). This living room is proof that warm and cool neutrals can live a very happy life together.

I mean seriously? Can I please live here?

OH! There is some zebra! See, it is perfect (well, I’d add a smidge of art tot he walls in this room)

I’ve just passed out from looking at this bathroom. Can you even believe that tub? However, I could never shower in the open like that. It would be a little wierd to be showering right next to Andrew brushing his teeth.

This is what heaven looks like. Except in my version there is a TV with The Notebook on repeat in there too.

This stylin’ studio apartment they also feature is like a smaller scale version of the house above.

SUCH a stylish little darling!

A desk under a desk? Genius.

I am straight up obsessed with Haven’s Kitchen, also featured. A cooking school meets coffee shop meets foodie pantry meets event space? It’s to die for gorgeous! I must go my next trip to NYC!

And this is a public service announcement for my husband: THIS CLUTCH FOR CHRISTMAS. MY CHRISTMAS SPIRIT DEPENDS ON IT.

The Exquisite Edelmans

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Last month’s House Beautiful has a whole section which I happen to have dog-eared enthusiastically. Some pages so full of amazing ideas that I wish I could triple dog-ear it somehow.  What I found so inspiring was the CT home on Bonnie and John Edelman in Connecticut (my home state, hollllaaaa). What a completely amazing, wonderful, insanely awesome example of decorating this place is. A mix of modern, traditional, vintage, new, simple and exquisite!  And would you expect less from the couple- he, the president/CEO of Design Within Reach and she, a very talented photographer?

Zebra? Check. Horns? Check. Sunburst mirror? Check.

Sputnik, I love you.

Amazing gallery wall, obvi.

More tulip tables! Guess that’s a given when you run DWR.

Gorg. Love me an egg chair too.

GAH! I just keeled over dead. This picture is porn for me.

Gallery wall x a gazillion.

I mean, REALLY? This is the OUTDOOR kitchen and dining area? Can I hold my birthday party here for a fee?

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Perfection. Absolute perfection. Can you imagine making s’mores and drinking wine here? I can. Just waiting for my invitation…. (crickets)

And how about Bonnie’s gorgeous equestrian photos? Who doesn’t love a large scale print of one of the most beautiful creatures on earth?

The Luxe Lynne Scalo

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

When I saw the cover image of Luxe Magazine’s New York edition I fell in love.  I am having an “all white” moment with rooms- I tend to every summer- because of how crisp, fresh and above all COOL they look.  I’ve admired designer Lynne Scalo’s work before, but this house is a new favorite of mine by her! A self-proclaimed “Kelly Wearstler meets Ralph Lauren” her decoration of this Greenwich, CT home is an interesting mix of traditional and modern, statement making pieces.

White wine ONLY in this room.

I love that Lynne used one of my favorite chandeliers of all time, the Danneli by Neirmann Weeks, which I put in a dining room in a beautiful house I’m working on. It is SO stunning in person and such a wonderful transitional style- the perfect blend of modern and traditional.

Love the crisp apple green accents in this bright white kitchen. For some reason I can picture Gwyneth Paltrow in here.

The lantern grouping above the kitchen dining table is unexpected and really fun.

I tend to not like dark wood at all- but this dark den is made lighter and lovely with the Imperial Trellis drapes, metallic ceiling and pale rug and furniture.

Light blue and apple green look fresh and new in the master because they are set off by a dramatic dark bed. That bananas inlay dresser helps too.

A metallic wallpapered powder room is as glam as you can get.

What a dump. :)

Here are some more affordable items to get a look like the one Lynne created here:

Lynne's Look

Lynne’s Look by elementsofstyleblog on Polyvore.com





Imperial Trellis Decorative Pillow
$290 - insideavenue.com







Design Crush: Lawson Fenning

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

I have been designing some custom furniture for clients over the last two years and have found a new love for the process. It’s scary and wonderful at the same time to make something of your own design.  I have such respect for those that do it well, such as the guys at Lawson Fenning.  Their line of furniture is simple, classic yet clearly influenced in subtle ways my the mid-century style but also many others as well.  I am mad for s many of their pieces- just take a look:

This sofa has tufting (like crack to me) but also the sweetest, slightly Asian influenced woodwork at the foot:

We saw this amazing chaise in Jordana Brewster’s home in pink. Still LOVE it to death. (Again, with the tufting. I may have to find a 12 step program.)

This tufted wingback is such a fave of mine, as is the nursery rocker version they designed for Nurseryworks!

Check out their wares on 1st Dibs- a mix of their own designs and great vintage finds.