Wednesday, May 30, 2012

have you ever?

honestly, i don't think i have.

and they are slipcovered (they = pair). so they can be washed. beat that with a decorator's bat.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

betsy burnham nails it everytime

i'm such a fan of betsy burnham -- her stylish rooms are always eye candy and so inspiring. her spread in this month's house beautiful is my favorite project so far.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

one more quick post

i must touch an item before committing to buy


and this!



don't stop til you get enough

a few more things i'd like to point out real fast.


this pillow from anthro is pretty major.  we used in on my mom's guest bed, and it makes the whole room


as soon as i can bring brian meares into this decade, this wallpaper will be going in my casa.
splatter paint everything!

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when i feel alone in the world, i go look at this table cassandra styled, and then i know everything is ok.


what else can i graffiti?  the wall at furbish is just not enough.


chevron is staying put yal.  this beaut sold in about 56 seconds after she hit the floor at furbish.  i don't blame her.  when she walks into a room, she owns it.


and our cheery floral sofa.  i go sit on it when i don't think i'm going to make it.  (yes, my day does include at least 4 instances where i contemplate giving up).  i put my feet up on the pink ottoman and try to name the states in alphabetical order.  then i go back to people wrangling.

and fyi, you can find me
on instagram at jamiemeares
on twitter
on pinterest

Thursday, May 24, 2012

mega post: whur i've been

hello friends!  i'm reporting live from the other side of my birthday, a quick trip to dc, and my visit to nyc.  here's a quick post to get us all caught up before i leave again tomorrow for a wedding at bald head island.  next week i'll be back, and let's make a point to spend some more time together, yes?

so let's see.
we continued to celebrate my birth right up until my dc departure with donkey cupcakes and dog sized benches

we continued the party in DC, where my sweet cousin liz had a cupcake display ready to go

lots of pretty moments as we wandered the streets, people watching and real estate stalking


we strolled through the zoo and i met these guys

meeting animals makes me feel real enthusiastic.

then it was off to nyc for blogfest, nickfest, chipfest and ribbonfest.  the four days flew by, but we've got yards and yards of ribbon (we couldn't stop buying it!) and a big shell obelisk to show for it.

the kips bay decorator showhouse had some lovely bits.  we also did the elle decor modern showhouse, which was also pretty, but so damn packed it was all i could do to snarf down cheese straws, much less take a photo.

blogfest hosted an excellent breakfast on the top floor of the hearst building where we listened to newell turner, daryl carter, timothy whealon, miles redd and lots of other inspiring industry leaders talk about the ins and outs of being a fancy decorator.
what a view

a tour of the kravet office in nyc yielded this fantastic fabric find, which i'll use as soon as i can (afford it).
how pretty is that birdyness?

and our undercover shopping in the city resulted in a few other great finds for furbish projects

we dined at peels where the cheese dip, cocktails and people watching are unparalleled

and at nighttime there was a lot of this, then i danced on sofas until it was time to go back to our hotel and indulge in a 66 degree thermostat (brian meares would stroke out if he knew i put it that low!) and a duvet that's not covered in cat hair.

and now, back at home to unpack and repack, welcomed by this fat thing, gardenias blooming bedside and all of my t-shirts nicely folded (is there anything better in the world?)

signing off for now.  here's how i occupy myself during all the travels.  it's coming along.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

bookcase of the day

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from katie ridder.  love EVERYthing about this.  the sofa piping, the paint color, the fringe on the pillow, the lamp!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


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32 years ago today, the heavens rumbled, the earth shook, mt. st. helens erupted (that really did happen), unicorns skipped gaily across the amber plains, and i was birthed.

rejoice.  for it is my birthday.

i will celebrate by having a large breakfast burrito, doing some light to mid-level decorating, having fellowship and cupcakes with the ladies of furbish, dining with friends tonight and reading the second 50 shades of grey book.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

in one king's lane news

consider these items we have listed currently:
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this embroidered floral headboard is about as legit as it gets.  look at this closeup.

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and teal barstools upholstered in an indoor/outdoor quadrille print
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judge them for yo'selves here (you have to be logged into OKL to go to our page, otherwise find our items in the vintage and market finds section)

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