I haven’t had my summer holiday yet and the Halloween stuff is already starting to creep into (pardon the pun) my field of vision. This year, instead of disposable decorations why not try decor? These spooky gems would make quite a statement. Pics are the links as usual
This week I’m looking for a casual rug, flat weave, indoor/outdoor possibilities and about 8×10 in size. I found a few options so far…if you’re interested take a look at what could be under foot. I am partial to a good old stripe…. but the chevron is a classic I cannot resist.
If you need advice or help with your shopping contact me! I can help you make the place you live a place you love. email@example.com
It must be getting close to fall because I have a number of projects floating around in my head….It happens every year:) One of the more do-able projects is to take this ho hum console table that is currently living out its days in a corner of my house…if you can call that living….
So I’m going to put some lipstick on her and make her into this!!
Thanks for the idea Pottery Barn! Your Bar is lovely, but I’m going to re-purpose my oldie into a goodie…a re-bar.
stay tuned..I should be finished by end of August.
If you have some furniture you think could be re-incarnated. Email me, perhaps I could help you with some ideas, colours or even some elbow grease. Re-using old pieces is great for the budget and the environment!
Last spring I challenged my husband to select a piece of art from 20×200 because I didnt want to dominate our walls with my own selections. One of his choices was this one by artist Jorge Colombo, but the intersting part is that he painted it on his iphone using the Brushes App.
The great thing about this medium is that the artists whip up these pieces in less than 20-30 minutes, and they all agree that the convenience and the fact that there is no clean up make it an artists dream! I like this one by Stef Kardos of the Pasadena Club.
Not all the paintings are smudgy like these that Ive featured…I just happen to like this style. Check out the app for yourself, or google around for your favoutite iphone artist! Have a great weekend.!
This week after Million Dollar Decorators the blog world was abuzz over Jeffrey’s purchase of an occassional table instead of a coffee table for his sun room. Gasp…I know…riveting. I think this angle is played out and I’m actually more interested in the provenance of the table itself anyway. Over a year ago I copied this picture, not knowing who was behind it…only that I loved it’s cheeky chunky and cheerful design. Now thanks to the show I know it is by John Dickenson.
Lonny Jun-Jul 2010
Now everyone is talking about John Dickenson’s work because of the TV show’s popularity and why not, he sounds like he was a cool guy…and his designs speak for themselves. If you’re interested the Style Saloniste blog written by Diane Dorrans Saeks has a nice article written about him.
If only Jeffrey could have bought more than one for his sun room…a group of three would have been perfect and cheap…only 51k!
Thanks to Jenn’s question, Ive expanded on my console table post to include some great ideas for the use of console tables in your space.
A console behind the couch is a pretty traditional use … but these examples are a little left of traditional and so they made the cut…
Kay Douglas, House Beautiful
Kerry Delrose. House Beautiful
Ever thought of putting one between two couches…
My favourite is in the front hall / entryway of a home:
covet garden – March 2011
Utility is key; many console tables double as desks or bar / servers
Lonny – July August 2011
Lonny July – August 2011
Or maybe you can find the perfect fit for an architectural niche like this one?
RUE JUL AUG 2011
Or show your true colours with this brightly painted one?
Go a little country….
Or a little Rock n Roll….(I heart this!)
These tables were all styled beautifully for magazines. You will need to play with your accessories to get the right balance or contact me if you would like some help making the place you live a place you love! firstname.lastname@example.org
Shopping for a console table is sometimes a little boring, they can be pretty basic… most having four legs and a top and not much more. Looking for something a little more exciting is my specialty and you’re in luck because a few local gems have broken through the four legged fog and grabbed my attention lately. Of course I’ll share them with you, cause I’m nice like that.
Monarch $899. This bad boy is hand carved and the front is actually four drawers. Beautiful and practical.
Urban Barn $599 This fella is made from reclaimed teak salvaged from plantation properties in India. Ethical and Exotic
Winners $799. This guy’s a master of storage and organization and looks good doing it!
Another Design interpretation/inspiration from a song and music video that I can’t stop loving. Check out this look it’s kinda creepy/sexy. Pop me an email if you want shop details for any of the items.
Did you know that Chintz & Co have a virtual attic full of treasures and fabrics just waiting for you! I make a trip to the Victoria store a couple times a month to visit my favourite chair and to fall in love with new things…. but I just recently spotted the “Attic” on their website where they feature reduced furniture and accessories. How did I not know about this?? Pic is the link as usual
Not to be outdone, the fabric department also has a sale page where I picked up a few metres of this last weekend for an insane price!