Tuesday, June 30, 2009

bookcase of the day


updates - liz's apartment

we made some major progress on liz's apartment in detroit.

we had a $500 budget to make the changes ... and 3 days!

we're still waiting on the curtain fabric for the living room to show up, two chairs to get reupholstered and a brass headboard for the bedroom- and then, BAM. until then, here's a peek

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Cherry TV Stands in glass and metal.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

deal or no deal


these task lamps look like a million bucks.
but they're only $24.99.

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buy two and i don't see how you couldn't easily end up with a budget version of this.

getting to know me

i sleep with
1) a camel
2) a blanket


we have a cleaning lady who comes ere.so.often, and without fail, she carefully (i assume) wraps my blanket around my camel like a cape, and rests his head on a pillow.

looking at on ebay

ebay
vintage fan, hawaiian tray, lobster trap coffee table, french rooster poster, wheeled ottomans, pool lockers (he has 8!), floral tablecloth, lamp, danish bowls, gilt side table, lucite vanity mirror

Saturday, June 27, 2009

bookcase of the day


hole in the wall style

alexis,


it's never too late to switch things up. just saying...
also from anthropologie.

bridesmaid's choice

alexis is getting married next month, and i need to get a dress. the bridesmaid's can pick their own - just needs to be brown. anything in particular i should consider to ensure that i am a highlight?
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dress, dress, dress, dress, dress, dress
i think i'm leaning towards the anthro pocket dress.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

this is how i do it.

a client's new living room.
mary catherine's living room
success!

sources:
curtains
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Pottery-Barn-Metallic-Linen-Drapes-50x108-L-Suzani_W0QQitemZ270403524043QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCurtains_Drapes_Scarves_Valances?hash=item3ef54e55cb&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A4|39%3A1|72%3A1205|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A2|294%3A200

side table for sofa
http://www.overstock.com/Worldstock/Mango-Wood-End-Table-Thailand/2496911/product.html

yellow lamp (i think we can find something less expensive that is very similar)
http://www.shadesoflight.com/twin-serenity-table-lamp-6-colors.html

peekaboo coffee table
http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=114&f=699

armchair and ottoman
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19849286
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S69828390

slipcover for armchair
http://www.bemz.com/index.php/page/shop/prod_id/3/model_id/18/pattern_id/139/

yellow bamboo fabric for couch pillows
http://www.calicocorners.com/product/designer+fabrics+for+the+home/shop+by+pattern/abstract+and+geometric/key+west+white-yellow.do

suzani pillow covers for couch
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-UZBEK-SILK-HAND-EMBROIDERY-SUZANI-PILLOW-CASES-4543_W0QQitemZ360161403814QQcmdZViewItemQQptZDecorative_Pillows?hash=item53db4ae3a6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A4|39%3A1|72%3A1205|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A200


mirrored console table - beside armchair
http://www.pier1.com/Catalog/Furniture/Furniture/tabid/519/CategoryID/156/List/0/catpageindex/2/Level/a/ProductID/3292/ProductName/Mirrored-2-Tier-Console-Table/Default.aspx

mirror
http://www.westelm.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?partNumber=WE-PRODw449&storeId=17001&langId=-1&catalogId=17002&viewSetCode=E&parentId=WE-SH1WALMIR&retainNav=true&cmsrc=WE-SH1WALMIR

basket for plant
http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p12129/index.cfm?pkey=cbaskets&cm_src=oldlink

rug
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80104862

where have i been?


clearly i've just discovered internet retail today.

this chair. from urban outfitters. sits well with me.

coffee table of hope and glory


take it in.

from restoration hardware, and on sale.

spotted


did you spot the ebay kilim in morgan's sneak peak on designsponge?

her house has a whole slew of yeses about it.

i particularly like that brownish lamp sitting on the chest of drawers - know anything about it?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the view


i visited a friend today who lives in the rbc plaza in downtown raleigh - 31st floor.

how about that coffee table?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

yesterday

was spent arranging bookcases

and i liked that

Monday, June 22, 2009

me = elsewhere



dear neighbors,

i am teaching a class on 'finding your decorating style' july 9th in downtown raleigh.

if you're interested, you can sign up here.

i promise my rambling will include helpful tips, insightful findings and small bits of funniness.

bookcase of the day


from designsponge

so much see through.

consider


and... yes.

{honoring my asian heritage with eastern inspired rooms}

Sunday, June 21, 2009

happy father's day


dad, thank you for always being on my side.

also,why do i look more than slightly asian?

today


i started with tiny banana pancakes.

then we found this watercolor which is now being decorated around.
photo
(i'm in michigan working on liz's apartment)

Friday, June 19, 2009

i dunno


last night there was a ruckus outside of my window.

i go outside, brian is in workboots, breaking wood over his knee.

i ask.

he says, "i'm a bustin' up a chifferobe".

i went back inside.

bookcase of the day


christmas lights as grown up decor? yes or no.
(i say yes)

and love that pendant lamp. that's clearly a yes.

more of the same

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

i am very tired today


so this is my maximum effort for now.

i few things, in no particular order:


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

spotted!


you like that, don't you?


me too.

if i was a real girl, and able to act in such a capacity, i would fabric up my bedroom in a hot second with one of these crazy botanicals. (to apply: liquid starch)
wallfabric
because: i am not scared.

fabrics from here, here and here
inspiration pic from my fave & my best

looking at on ebay

QUILT
pretty cathedral quilts
 

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