I’ve gotta hand it to married chicks who are able to unabashedly pull off such a bright, feminine space like this without their hubby stopping them. When I first came across these images of Anna’s home, I never would have guessed that a dude inhabits this place as well. On second look, I found that she has actually mixed in some more masculine touches that I had missed on first glance. The tufted navy and white pinstriped sofa mixed with the girly pink window panels balance each other perfectly. She also has chosen large-scale artwork in very neutral colors such as beige, mustard and brown which play well off the saturated pink pillows and flowers.
Overall, I love Anna’s space because it feels bright and clean but with enough personal touches to make it feel personal and homey too. For more images of her home and a full interview with Anna, click here.
I love to help pick out pieces for others, so when Jessica asked me to keep an eye out for reasonably priced chandeliers, I happily obliged. When styled right, chandeliers can add the perfect touch of feminine-chic to any space. Jessica is going to hang hers over a large wood dining table with metal legs – the perfect combo of rustic and glam. Below are some options I came up with, three of which are surprisingly affordable. I am excited to see how her dining room comes together!
(1) Sphere Collection Acrylic 12″ Wide Pendant Chandelier,(2) Light Caged Vintage Handle Trouble Light Chandelier,(3) Moonlight Pendant,(4) Tadpoles Three Bulb Chandelier in Black Onyx,(5) Chandelier – 4 Arm with Glass Crystal Stem
Good morning from LA, where this sleepyhead is getting ready for Day 4 of shooting some Spring work for Target. While I love coming out here for work, I absolutely positively could never ever live here. The traffic, the smog and the fake boobs make-ah me want to crawl into a dark hole and hide. How would the dark hole be decorated, you ask? Well with the calming mix of neutrals below, silly!
At the end of a long shoot day, I would love to plop down on this posh leather chair with the soft vintage rug beneath my feet. Then I would ask the creepy wood head to grant me one wish: that Jack and Fernie could be beside me so I didn’t get so homesick. Oh, and that just ONCE on one of my trips out here I could have a Larry David sighting.
Enjoy this muted mix of goodies below. Happy Thursday!
Vintage Moroccan Rug, Diesel Rock Pendant, Dotted Trellis Azure Pillow, Wooden Mannequin, Hans Chair
Happy Sunday Funday! I ain’t got nothing to do today and I’m loving it. Now that our house is finally officially complete (pics coming soon!), I can catch up on other projects I’ve had on my list. First up: picking out wall art for my friends Jon + Lauren.
Lauren sent me a picture of their newly painted bathroom a while ago, along with an inspiration photo and asked that I help find some bright colorful art for them. Their walls are a deep blue color and I was excited to pick out art that would pop off the bold hue.
Below is what I came up with. I’ve included measurements so they can map this out on their wall before buying. Also included are links for frame sources so they can go online and purchase everything all at once. I hope they love it!
1: “Provence” (measures 19.5 x 23.5 with frame), 2: “Breakfast” (measures 14 x 17 with ’8 x 10′ frame), 3: “Peonies” (measures 9×9 with ’4 x 4′ frame) 4: “Dragonfly” (stretched canvas, measures 9 x 9), “Birthday Drawing” (measures 14 x 17 with ’8 x 10′ frame), 6: “Trees of Distinction” (measures 19.5 x 23.5 with frame), 7: “Print 2″ (measures 14 x 17 with ’8 x 10′ frame)
Few things get me out of bed this early (yes, 7:20am is EARLY), but I want to get back into blogging and thought that doing it first thing would be a great way to start my day. It kind of reminds me of when I would wake up early to play Hoops on my Nintendo before school.
So Project Runway has always been a favorite show of mine. This season, I’m not really loving any of the designers, which makes it slightly less interesting. If I had to pick, I guess I’d go with Ana, but her accent annoys me. Last season, I loved Gretchen. I know she wasn’t a fan fave, but I loved her designs, her orangey-red lipstick and the drama she brought to every episode. So yesterday when I was perusing Design*Sponge, I was delighted to come across photos of Gretchen’s NYC apartment.
While I usually post spaces that I would wanna live in, I’m posting Gretchen’s because I admire how uniquely “her” it is. I way way way prefer homes that are a reflection of the person living there vs. the cookie cutter designs you see so often on HGTV (blue walls, blue pillows, blue rug and… *gasp* some red flowers for a pop of color!). So yeah, below are pics of a very unique crib that has personality and a style all it’s own.
Hey hey hey. It’s my favorite time of year… I loooove this weather! I can finally wear my favorite wool sweaters and riding boots, Tootsie (my Jeep) gets to wear her white sheepskin seat covers, and we finally get to USE all of the pretty throw blankets I’ve been buying for the past six months. Another fun little bonus about this time of year is getting to peer into all of the houses on our block when I take Fernie for late night strolls. Creepy, perhaps, but I can’t help checking out how people decorate their homes and stash their stuff.
I am always amazed at how much crap people tend to pile up. I see a lot of fridges just covered in messy papers, cupboards stuffed with random dishes and just basically a lot of ugly hot messes. I for one, can not stand this kind of clutter. Keeping our house neat and organized gives me a sense of calm. Some (Jack) would probably say I’m maybe a little too obsessed with keeping things in order, but … well … umm, tough. Anyhoo, here are some homes I wouldn’t mind creeping around late night.
Ummm, I’m usually really good about siting where I find photos, but these have been in my Evernote for a long time and I have no clue where I found them. Sarsy.