Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pink and Orange Ikats

Its a snowy morning here in Boston.  Not too snowy, just enough snow to lightly cover the car tops and sidewalks.  Yesterday it was beyond cold here (and that's not just my southern opinion), it really was -5 degrees when I woke up.  That is far too cold!!!  Brrr!  

All this cold weather has me dreaming of warmer weather and warm cheerful shades of pink and orange ikat.  Below are a few of my new-found favorites.  

The perfect amount of pink and orange ikat to throw a successful soiree!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Shopping Guide for Imperial Trellis Inspired Room

shopping guide

1. Pillows

2.Seating and Side Table
(out of stock, I have been informed that more will be in stock soon!)

(no longer listed on their website in the natural color... bummer)

size 4'x6'

5. Table, Art, Plants

8. Paint
(I must admit that I just used the eyedropper tool on inDesign to select a grey color from the sofa)

Room Total (prices as of 1.14.11): approximately $4285*
*For the purpose of this project, I did not include shipping and handling, delivery fees and the cost of paint, fabric and labor.

Hello Twin!

If you're like many women I know, you may have been lusting over the Colette Bed at Crate and Barrel.  The soft sultry curves, lightly textured fabric, upholstered frame and perfectly placed nailhead details are seductive... however the price is not sooo seductive.  Queen = $1699 + SH
Gorgeous lines, upholstery and nailhead details - all very similar to the Colette.  While the name is not as memorable as the Colette Bed, the price tag also won't be as memorable on your credit card statement (phew!).  Queen = $599 + SH.

So save a bundle by shopping at Urban Home... and save Colette for the name of your firstborn!

Note: This is just my budget friendly opinion. I was not paid to blog about either company. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Imperial Trellis Follow Up

After writing my morning post about Erika's use of imperial trellis, I decided to give myself a snow-day design challenge.  My requirements: use Imperial Trellis fabric in citrine and similar fruit prints to create a sitting room in an imaginary Georgian style city home.  I envision this sitting room to be off the kitchen, but in a separate room with access to a gorgeous french doors extending out to a patio with slate tiles in a herringbone pattern, a small formal water feature and a beautifully sculpted boxwood garden.  Would you believe it if I told you it was impossible to find a photo that described exactly what I wanted to convey?  Anyways, here is my inspiration board.  I'll list all the resources later tonight or tomorrow am, as well as a total price for the products. 

Imperial Trellis Breakfast Room

Late last night I was re-reading some of my favorite blogs (Urban Grace Interiors), and I stumbled upon this dining room that she posted last year. (UPDATE) The photograph was taken by the homeowner, Amy R. of Plain and Fancy Living.  More photos of the room here and here.  I love the citrus inspired prints and have seen them floating through the design world recently.  I think the prints are by Giovanni Ferrari and are titled "Baroque Lemons."  Williams Sonoma Home and Wisteria had some similar prints recently, but have since sold out - and both carry similar styles now.    I also loved her use of Schumacher's Imperial Trellis (citrine colorway),  for the window treatments.  Naturally, I saved it in my "design ideas" file, and thought I'd refer to it in the future.  

Prints: Giovanni Ferrari "Baroque Lemons"
Well, what to my wondering eyes should appear... I woke up early this morning to snow, so I kept warm in bed and read some of my favorite blogs via iPhone.  Right before my eyes Jenny had just posted a fabric sale of Imperial Trellis fabric!  She has both the parchment and citrine colorways at $65/yard.  If I had a space for either of these fabrics I would hop on that sale, but alas, I do not have another window to cover or room to fill with pillows.  I'm sure the fabric will be snatched up quickly, so if you are a fan of the fabric, be sure to purchase now!  

UPDATE: I love finding out more about rooms that I've seen photographed in other blogs.  Amy R. of Plain and Fancy Living so kindly contacted me to notify me that this is her breakfast room! Oh la la, a lucky lady she is!  She ordered the fabric through Erika and had the window treatments made by a seamstress.  The art was ordered through Wisteria.  Now I'm really kickin' myself for not ordering the art when it was on sale!  It would have looked fabulous in our living room.  Amy, if you ever get tired of them, let me know!  

Be sure to read more of Amy's blog, Plain and Fancy Living to see additional photos of the room and to keep up with her newest home projects!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Living Room Updates

I wanted to share with you an inspiration board that I created for my living room.  Photos of the completed room are coming soon.  A sources list is included for your shopping pleasure.  Enjoy!

shopping guide: 

Please contact me for additional information on my design and decorating services. 


This is probably not the best post for January, considering many of us are thinking healthy, but this beautiful packaging caught me off guard and I had to post!  So for those of you on diets, pretend like there's no chocolate inside. :)

Totally delicious and gorgeous!

 discovered on Eat Drink Chic
and originally posted on Lovely Package 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Must visit

On my list of places to see and things to do!

Friday, January 7, 2011

January's Mantle

A quick mantle update for January.

We're still moving things around and getting settled, but I'm excited by the way that things are coming together. 

2011 is going to be a great year!