Friday, March 25, 2011

Bathroom from Dwell Make It Yours 2010.  So nice and bright, I would love to take a shower there.  Love the black/white/wood color palette and the mixture of materials.  Wall tiles are Ann Sacks.

Large, small, and medium kitchens from Dwell.  The white/warm woods combo (first and last images) is always beautiful.  The cool gray and cabinets and washed out palette of the mini kitchen is also very appealing.

Two living rooms from Dwell Make It Yours 2010.  Both very balanced.  One brighter, one more neutral.  Both rooms I want to sit in.  I love how the color climbs from the floor up the wall in the first room. 
Snaidero E-Wood kitchen system.
Definitely the coolest bassinet I've seen.  Nest Bassinet by Scott Wilson for Offi.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The living room of Daphne Guinness.  I love the painings hung over the mirrored wall and the red/turquoise combo.  Architectural Digest March 2011.
Muriel Brandolini's dining room.  Architectural Digest March 2011.

Living Etc April 2011 furniture roundup

Ruché bed.  Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset.

Barton Armoire, Terence Conran

Campaign bedside table.  The Sleep Room. 

Retro bed.  The Sleep Room.

Night and Day bed.  Patricia Urquiola for Molteni & C

Butterfly Stool.  Sori Yanagi.  Available at DWR.

Lath nesting tables.  Anthropologie.

Dome under a dome

Bust under a glass dome.  From Living Etc April 2011.


Birch trees are my favorite trees.  I think it's because we didn't have many trees in our yard growing up, but we did have a cluster of big birch trees.  We swung from them, climbed on them, picked caterpillars off of them, watched them bend down to the ground when covered with heavy snow in the winter, and eventually watched them be replaced by younger birches that sprung up in the same cluster.

I've noticed that birches have been pretty popular for home decor lately.  Here are some examples.

Birch trunks suspended from the ceiling.  From Living Etc April 2011.

Neutral palette with pops of color

Another shot of a living rooms from a  few posts ago.  Featured in Living Etc April 2011.  A neutral, washed out color palette with pops of color - it always looks good, but the use of color here is particularly beautiful.


This soft, deep blue-green makes you feel like you're inside a velvet box.

Long casual curtains in differing shades of blue.

Images from Living Etc April 2011.

Neat storage

From Living Etc April 2011.  Understair storage that doesn't look like garbage, and a full-height book case with irregular division of shelving that is used to divide off a small office.

Living rooms!

Living rooms featured in Living Etc April 2011.  All so different, all so sit-able.

I like the low-profiles of all the furniture and simple black and white palette that allow the views to really be seen in this one.  Love those orange and white penguin classics, too!

Shabby-chic / modern living room.  So nice and bright and the mostly washed out palette is very soothing.

I looove this one.  The mix of warm tones concrete on the floors with cool on the walls gives the feeling of carpeting.  The green plant, turquoise chair and warm wood look just gorgeous against the concrete.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I love the way the white and stainless cabinets combine with the warm woodwork and pops of green in this bright kitchen.  From Living Etc April 2011

I love these colored balusters.  What a nice way to add a pop of color to an all white space.  From Living Etc April 2011.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Grown up playhouse

What if:

You had this little lounge-getaway in your backyard?
Your home was comprised of multiple units like this scattered in your yard?

It's so magical!  I love the idea of a small space, particularly suited for a purpose, with nothing in excess.  I want one for myself!

By Atelier

Mantel clocks

My favorites from Living Etc's selection of mantel clocks:

1.  Brompton, by Newgate Clocks (lots of other great ones, too!)

2.  Suspend, by Umbra.
 3.  Acero, by Michael Siney.

Snuggle, nap, entertain, read a book.  The Rolf Benz PLURA sofa seems to adapt for anything.