Wednesday, November 30, 2011

pillowsxplosion

IMG_5433
we have so many new pillows in!

remember this photo we all lurve so much:
106679084892886006_22MjeY4F_c

i made it happen.  here!
IMG_5411

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

more monkeys!

more monkeys have made it to furbdeux. we have 6 sets available. they are handpainted and frame (9.25" by 10.25") is included.

set 1
monkeyset1

set 2
monkeys2

set 3
monkeyset3

set 4
monkeyset4

set 5
monkeyset5

set 6
monkeyset6

just email me or call 919.521.4981 if you're interested!

here's a little virtual pink friday for you

IMG_5352
IMG_5364
IMG_5341
IMG_5343
IMG_5345
IMG_5346
IMG_5347
IMG_5348
IMG_5349
IMG_5350
IMG_5353
IMG_5360
IMG_5361
IMG_5365
IMG_5368
IMG_5339
IMG_5338
IMG_5342
IMG_5355
IMG_5356
IMG_5351
IMG_5358
IMG_5359

and here's how keila is dealing with it all
IMG_5367

bookcase of the day

nuevo

Monday, November 21, 2011

rugs 101

and now for some unsoliticted thoughts on rugs...

rugs - you gotta have one, and there are so many choices, it can be overwhelming.  here's what i know--
sisal
the best bet for budget, style, durability and no regrets is a big soft seagrass rug.  you can also do sisal or jute, and yes, they do make soft ones, you just have to go touch and pick the right one.  i've used the chunky jute from pottery barn with much success (it's soft) and i've used this bargain priced sisal from overstock several times (not as soft, but certainly not rough, and it's fairly indestructible - the black border adds a nice frame to the room).  if you need a size that's custom, you can order any natural fiber rug by the foot from a local carpet shop, or a decorator in your area.

Screen shot 2011-11-20 at 8.56.10 PM
for a similar look, with a bit more pattern, i really like this classic from west elm.  it's the perfect runner for a kitchen, and it looks great in a bathroom. 

mwrugs
i tend to go for a bold statement rug in a room, and for the last couple of years, madeline weinrib has been my go to for fun and bright pattern rugs that add life to a room.  her more affordable line of cotton rugs is available at abc home in NYC, or you can order through your local decorator.  there are a few stores who carry madeline weinrib across the county, but not many.  they are fairly pricey for cotton, but they are instantly recognizable, and i haven't found another line that has the same appeal.

flor
when i have a tricky smaller space, or an area like a mudroom or under a kitchen table that gets a lot of action, i often use FLOR tiles. they come in 19.7" squares that can be arranged however you need them, and you can wash or replace individual tiles when stained. there are classic options like black and white stripes, or of-the-moment styles like the suzani print or the overdyed squares.

darugs
dash and albert is great when i need a classic stripe in a room - they come in tons of happy colors, and are perfect for beach houses. they offer lots of indoor/outdoor styles that can be hosed off when dirty, and they always have really good stock in every size.

anthro
anthropologie is my go to for statement making needlepoint and crewel rugs.  my favorites are gloria's garden, which i've used in a huge all white master bath and in a entry way, the festival rug which is super soft and has the prettiest grays, and the conure rug (my mom has in her sitting room and it's soooopretty).

that concludes part 1. we'll talk more later.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

mark sikes - house beautiful

i really enjoyed the new house beautiful for december, and particularly the feature on mark sike's home. a visual merchandiser in LA, he and his partner collect blue and white porcelain, coral, ikats and vintage hermes ashtray, ...and magazines.

i wonder if they are accepting applications for sister wives? or ginger jar dusters, for that matter.
i have a varied skill set.
Screen-Shot-2011-11-03-at-2.35.51-PM-480x570
Screen-Shot-2011-11-03-at-2.35.21-PM-480x594
Screen-Shot-2011-11-03-at-2.39.27-PM
Screen-Shot-2011-11-03-at-2.40.48-PM-480x567
Screen-Shot-2011-11-03-at-2.37.36-PM-480x569
Screen-Shot-2011-11-03-at-2.44.01-PM-480x573
Screen-Shot-2011-11-03-at-2.44.24-PM-480x577

here's how you can yours can get the look
mark

bowl/chair/table/cabinet/light/vase/jar/stool/rug/coral/table/dishtowels/lamp/basket/bench/stool/chair/table/art/jars

Saturday, November 19, 2011

holiday gift guide: you know the type!

giftguide
 thatgirl
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/

thisgirl
1/2/3/4/5/6

ohher
1/2/3/4/5/6/7

oneofthose
1/2/3/4/5

totallyher
1/2/3/4/5/6
and now you know what to get her!
which one are you...
 

design + development by fabulous k