Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This gave me an idea

This beautiful space gave me some true inspiration for my own yard.
 Can't you just see that recreated right there around where the yellow chairs sit? Will I actually do anything about it? Your guess is as good as mine at the moment. Maybe...one of these days...if I can get to it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Color, taxidermy and other cool stuff that everyone should have to fill three houses

Just some eye candy from a piece on production designer, Ford Wheeler from like a year ago. I have been saving up some stuff to share with you or remind you about if you too read this stuff when it came out. I am a cutter outer. I am trying to convert my cutter outing electronically. It seems to be working.

This reminds me of Lucinda Williams house

Definitely want to figure out the faux on that dresser

Clowns are weird and this bathroom freaks me out

Love, love the painted floors and the bedspread

Beautiful floors, doors, candelabra, everything - nice.

Beautiful tile work, great butcher's block (love that color blue),
gorgeous carving on the cabinet to the right
and look at all that Mexican Pottery on those fabulous shelves. Love the tall ceilings.

More NYC loft than NY Country house here.
I am thinking he doesn't fry much so the painting works very well and his heart thanks him.

Impressionistic Kitsch? Love that wallpaper - very organic.

I dig taxidermy. What can I say? Doesn't look like anyone spends much time here though. I would fix that.

Adore this whole space. Want that chair with my whole being and the pillow too. Want.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mixing Mid Century with Georgian

I have been waiting since April of 2011 to feature this house from the New York Times Style Magazine. 

I clipped it out and waited to have a computer that wasn't really my daughter's so I could scan this place and talk to you about it. Maybe that is all some lame excuse but it is what it is (as I am so fond of saying and most people are so sick of hearing).

And how stupid am I? All the pictures are online. Oh well. I am using my scans anyway.

Let's just try and get past the clear picture that these people have more money than God. You don't live in a Georgian Mansion with six kids unless you are. 
The real questions are:
Do you love it? Do you hate it? Or are you like me... a mixed bag?
Check it out and decide for yourself even though I have my opinions and I am not keeping them to myself.

I love everything about this playroom, especially the red velvet couch that any sensible person would wonder how on earth they keep clean. It doesn't matter. If I had six kids and a Georgian manse, I would definitely put a red velvet couch right up at the crafts table. Totes. I also love that even if they staged that little house made from a cardboard box, it is awesome. I will never forget the day our manny (yes, we had a manny) Julian made the coolest cardboard airplane I have ever seen for my son out of a giant box.

I love this dining room more than I have words to express, except for that chandelier. I think I could have done better than that. It is weird - like space alien weird. The table and chairs perfectly blend with the fireplace, ornate gold mirror and ceiling trim, and the colorful inlaid bohemian chest below. I want that chest. The floors are cool too. This seems very, very practical to me. Easy to clean, no frills and perfect for a family of 8. I can imagine 6 children fighting over who gets to sit in what color chair 'cause I would want a pink one. The eggplant walls really seal the deal, no? Best seen in the third picture. Flove. I get why they took so many of this one. I think they ought to maybe put a bunch of cool kid art in this room though...maybe, just a thought.

 They completely lose me at this master bedroom. I love the walls but the bed is too much - maybe if it was not painted silver? I personally would have carried the mid century theme in here and the bed could work (even silver) with something else all together. And excuse me but where are the bedside tables? Sorry, not buying this. That bathtub is calling my name though.
This bathroom, very practical. Hoping there is lots of storage somewhere and that the little ones can reach that chain up there and that really tall sink but the two rolls of tp...people are clearly thinking. I like it. Wall paper is pretty cool too.
Nice digs, no doubt.
Not sure about this kitchen. I need to see more of it to decide. I like clean lines and again, it is practical just kinda weird at this angle. Not enough information.

 This is cool. Again I want more. I wish I could go tour this house. The whole thing.
TV anyone? Interesting. I don't hate it. I kind of really like it. I think. It is a little hard to wrap my brain around it. 
Nice view. Who needs TV? Go frolic kiddos!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Few Of My Favorite Things - Fall 2012 version

Here are a few of my favorite things. Enjoy!

This is what I am listening to right now:
While I make something from this
Love these condiments - huge time savers, perfectly delicious
 And this
Add to avocados, mangos, jalapeno, red onion

 and admire
My new chair for my new computer
 where I peruse
one of my fav books - read it, make Genius Soup
My eldest, home for the weekend, steals my bathing suit and takes her sister to the beach

Princess Parties!
Just because and
sleeping boy who wakes up and goes fishing with a little girl from the neighborhood

And diamonds, of course!

That and feeling better. I have been under the weather for too long.
Happy Labor Day my friends! xo