A little escape to where I can have fun with my love of design and whatever else may brighten my day...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Upholstering slacker... that's me

Okay, so I'm a huge slacker.  Not only have I not re-caned or re-upholstered this chair yet, but I have recently acquired something else to add to my list of furniture hoarding.  Something else that I need to get upholstered.  Something else that I have no room for.  Why is this such an ordeal for me?  Okay, so I purchased this loveseat/settee from Craigslist.  It was cheap people so my eyes were wide open and I gave in.

Settee via Craigslist
I gave in to my imagination and the notion that I actually had a perfect spot for this.  Well I don't really have a spot per say, but I do know that I'm getting that seat cushion and those pillows re-upholstered (no seriously, I am this time) in a classic blue ticking stripe.

Navy vs. blue I haven't decided yet.  But the ticking stripe is a classic, well-rounded choice, that will look good in most any setting.  My grandmother had hand-me-down homemade feather pillows for my brother and I as a child and this is the fabric that they were made from.  A durable fabric with a touch of sentimental value.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Daily Sales

If you haven't already signed up to receive flash sale emails from One Kings Lane, then you are missing out!  New sales are posted daily for all sorts of stuff like bedding, rugs, kitchen appliances, wall art, soaps, candles and more.  If you know me by now you know I love vintage maps :)  Here are some posted for today's sale.
Cityscape of Memphis
Hand-colored view of New York City
Tennessee - home sweet home to me :)

A few other hot sales today include Archepelago candles,

Tom Dolby & Drew Frist vintage finds,
Cotton Club crate
Brass dolphin candlesticks
Bronze Poseidon door knocker

Also loving these Trip Haenisch pieces,
Overstuffed striped chair
Silver and brass side table

Sign up now to receive these exclusive discounted offers.  They go quickly... a la flash sale!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


OMG this has been one heck of a week! Work is kicking my busy little butt so when I saw this photo from the most recent issue of Lonny... I had to take a quick mental break.  Oh how I would love to have a porch area with woods and trees all around so my friends and I could sit and eat/drink at this cute little table with pretty lights floating above... okay my two seconds of daydreaming are up.  Now back to work!

Interior design by Rita Konig

Thursday, October 7, 2010

XOXO: Craigslist Leather Barrel Back Chair

Scouring through Craigslist this morning, this is what caught my attention.  A leather barrel back chair that the owners paid $700 for, but hardly used.  If you live in the Nashville area it could be yours for $300.  This would look great in a study room or home office.  Wish I had a place for it!

via Craigslist

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What I want in a dining room

The moment I saw these dining chairs and table from Suzanne and Lauren's recent trip to the ever-popular Brimfield show, I've been wishing this is what my dining room chairs and table looked like.  I even think this antique white would look great with the fabric from my newly upholstered seat bottoms.  If only I had the patience and know-how to actually make my cherry finish dining set look this good.

Vintage dining set via Good Bones Great Pieces
I love the look of demure white furniture with other bold accents in a room.  If I had to envision the dining room I would want it would be a mix of formal and playful.  I would first take this antique white dining table set and place it in a room with medium gray walls.

Benjamin Moore paint samples.  I'd go for the Coventry gray
Next I'd add a splash of color with this beautiful rug.
Argonne rug via Home Decorators
Don't forget the chandelier!  Every dining needs one of these - formal or simple in style.

1920s Baroque chandelier
On one side of the room I would definitely have a beautiful buffet table with a gorgeous mirror over top and various accent pieces adorning the top of the console.  Especially two large alabaster lamps to anchor each side.

Buffet console via Nicole Madison Antiques
Gold leaf mirror
Alabaster lamps with linen shades via decorpad.com
What statement pieces would you want to having in your dining room?

Friday, October 1, 2010

A little boy's room makeover

I think decorating for a little girl or boy's room will be so much fun when the time comes.  But not too soon!  I'm really digging what Janell over at Isabella & Max Rooms did for her son Max's geograhpy themed room.  As I previously mentioned - I'm a geography lover myself.

Max's room - Before
Max's room - After
Ohmygosh I really wish we had an Ikea because I have been wanting that adorable yellow rug!  And those chair makeovers are fabulous too!  Look at part of the wall, it's a chalkboard which I adore because kids have the best imaginations and watching those come alive is so much fun.  But my favorite part of the room is the compass artwork around the light fixture.  How creative...

Super cuteness all around!