Wednesday, June 29, 2011

office nook

It doesn't take much to carve out a space for yourself for a functional office.  Remember to include all the little things you need but just as importantly, all the little things that you love!  The pictures and paintings here are very personal and look like they inspire the owner of this space.

Just a word of caution though - this space is obviously staged - NO WIRES!  If you can hide your wires, because there always are wires!, it is always best for the most serene look.  For practical reasons, a cell phone might replace the nostalgic telephone (and then it would in fact be no wires!), and you can charge your laptop in a charging station elsewhere in the house, so this can in fact be real... but then there's that light fixture! ;)

Just stay real - some wires are ok - it's just reality... for now anyway.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Artwork is such a personal thing.  It's always so hard when artists want to introduce me to their art so that I can use their pieces in upcoming clients homes.  Because I don't know where the client will want to go or even how much they will want to spend!  That said, there are a few that catch my eye and I think they are worth mentioning, at the very least in my blog.  Jibola Fagbamiye is one of those artists.  He is unique not only from others, but from piece to piece too.  He is wonderfully talented!  Can't you see this piece working in your Man-Cave, Den or even a Retro-vibe living room? Check out his site here for more information.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

pinterest - a place to dream

I have started 'pinning' things as I find them on the internet onto this site called pinterest.  I love it!  It gives me a great place to catalog all the things I love in a neat organized manner and I always know where it is!  This link is my personal page so you can follow me if you like, but go to the Request an Invite and you too can start pinning things.

These photos are two of my 'pins'.  Aren't they crazy cool spaces?!

Friday, June 10, 2011

harvest tables

                                   Windsor Chair                         Ghost Chair

The hardworking harvest table is one of the best tables in my opinion. It can be used for almost anything from a desk to a TV stand to a sofa table.  Not to mention its appeal as a dining table of course.  Picture it with Windsor chairs for a classic country look or for more whimsy, in a contemporary home with ghost chairs and a modern chandelier.  It's really quite awesome!  Everyone should have at least one somewhere in their home! ;)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

eco-friendly countertop

If you are in the market for a new countertop, why not consider something 'green'.  Check out IceStone for a great, sustainable choice!

Monday, June 6, 2011

apartment therapy - quote

I love the quote in this space.  What a perfect setting for it too - delightful.  Visit her whole space here.