Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chintz. Yes, really.

I'm baaaack! We have settled in the rental house and I finally have internet. I don't know how I lasted so long without it. So now it's on to designing, building, and decorating a brand new home. Being the way that I am (neurotic) about decorating, I've already been scheming up ideas for the new house. I am having a bunch of pieces either reupholstered or slipcovered (10 dining chairs, 2 bergere chairs, a banquette, possibly 2 wing chairs) so I kinda have to get started.

I am thisclose to pulling the trigger on this Schumacher Pyne Hollyhock fabric. Chintz is back people. And better than ever. Although some would say it never left. This pattern has been around for, I don't know, 60 years or so, and it still looks amazingly fresh. That's what good design is all about. And I think it would look ah-may-zing on my banquette.
settee in Schumacher Hollyhock chintz in tobacco from designer Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home blog.Schumacher’s Pyne Hollyhock Chintz
I'm eyeing the Tobacco color, which is pictured in the first photo. It looks great against the white walls I plan on doing. It also comes in blue and grey colorways. It's normally sold to the trade, but I found a website where you can order it. Get your chintz on.

Pyne Hollyhock Tobacco

Pyne Hollyhock Charcoal

Pyne Hollyhock Indigo

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I'm back!

Sort of. Well, at least for a quick "I'm alive" post. The last few months have been cray. We had a hiccup in our house sale that postponed our move. Which in turn made us give up the rental house we had found. And then we were back to square one. Good times. In better news, we have another contract, another closing date, and are getting the heck outta here on June 18. With that said, I'll leave you with a few things I've pinned to my new house inspiration board. We are beach bound tomorrow! Hooray!

A Dream-worthy Bathroom
Black + White | Timber

bath surroundStunning #diningroom | wainscoting and neutral color scheme play off the black window frames
gray wainscot room, herringbone floors, carrara marble fireplace surround

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I Love Lamp, and Terrible Indecisiveness

Horchow had a 30% storewide sale today.  They always have fantastic lighting options. I just snagged two of these table lamps, which will most likely remain in their boxes for the next year seeing as how we are packing up our house right now. Sadz.

And full disclosure, I wrote this post originally at 2 pm today and it didn't post! I was hoping to give everyone a heads up on the sale because it was a good one. I hope some of you made it over there anyway.

Here are a few other things I had in my cart…then took out my cart…then added back in my cart only to take them out again. But I figure someone must get them.

I was thisclose to pulling the trigger on these Hicks pendants for the new kitchen. But I didn't. And I will most likely regret that decision.

I also loved this, but red is a commitment that I'm not willing to make right now.

And then I thought about these for the entry hall. But again I panicked and it didn't happen.
Another thing I will most likely regret.

Get thee over to Horchow now! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Oh Summer, Where Art Thou?

After a long, cold, dreary winter, I am happy to have all things summer on my brain. We have a couple of beach trips planned and I am longing for days with nothing to do but sit in a chair and drink a margarita (or three). I'm also trying to get the hubs on board with a quick trip to Mexico again.

But for now, I'll leave you with a few summer items I am dying to get in my closet. That caftan is on the top of my list. It's so 1970s that I can't even handle it. With sandals and big, chunky earrings? Yes. Yes I think I will.

Monday, March 24, 2014


I've kept this under my hat for a while because, well, I don't know why. I guess it felt weird to call myself an "artist". But my art is now, in fact, being sold by a lovely gallery that focuses on emerging artists around the world. It was a pinch-me moment for sure and very flattering and exciting ("Someone other than me and my mom likes my paintings!") A few have sold (say whaaaa!) and a few are still for sale on the website. Go and check it out, he has got some fantastic artists. 

In A Mood
In A Mood 

And also, I am always painting new things so if you are interested, send me an email!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Saturday Shopping

Shop Bop has a pretty major sale going on now. Lots of great stuff at up to 70% off! I just scored this Lizzie Fortunato clutch that I have been stalking forever.

Lizzie Fortunato Safari Clutch

I also love this one, but I figured for the summer, the one above is a better option…

Front Row clutch

And don't think I'm not stalking this one until it goes on sale. 

Buzz Clutch

There are way too many deals for me to post here, so just go to already!

Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 28, 2014

New House Files: Vol 1. (yes, already)….

I've already made 2 major scores on items for the new house. The first came a while ago when I was messing around on the internet and found these Shades of Light sconces at a major discount. So naturally I bought them without thinking twice.

Shades of Light Star Sconce

I'm thinking they will go in the powder room, which I am envisioning to look a lot like this guy…

Full disclosure: We've known we would we building this house for about a year now, which is why I've started buying hoarding things. I also have 2 french style bergere chairs that are headed to the reupholsterer later. Which, since I'm sharing, will be upholstered in Schumacher's Plaisirs de la Chine on the back..which is a crazy large scale pattern, but this is a small excerpt….

And pink velvet on the front. You heard me. 

The other "so crazy it would be ridiculous not to do it" score came yesterday when I came across this Schumacher linen wallpaper for $40 A ROLL. This stuff retails for $350 a roll. I ordered 10 rolls about as fast as you could say Mastercard. It will either go in the master bedroom or the dining room. I am so excited about this I could die. I mean, seriously, its gorgeous. The texture of this wallpaper is something that paint could never replicate. It looks just like grasscloth, but it's linen so the texture is soft and cozy. Like a wall blanket. New term? I think so.

Schumacher Kohana Linen weave in flax

Oh man, this is going to be fun.