Saw this fun chair at Anthropologie today. Its a good thing this wouldn’t fit in my trunk, cause I’d be sitting in it as I write this post.
One of our style icons Diane Von Furstenberg has just released her home collection of tabletop and bedding. The collections are full of what we love about Diane, color, pattern and chic global flair. This is a woman who is not afraid of mixing wild animal prints, bold geometrics and eye-popping florals. Many of the prints are carried over from her fashion line. She is really known for her prints and my only hope is to see more of these prints go from the runway to the home. We really admire Diane for being a smart business woman, designer, mentor and mother. Rob ran into Diane in Barnes and Noble in NYC and was struck by how warm and gracious she was. I’ve seen her a few times over the years near our neighborhood driving her gorgeous Bentley…soo chic! We especially love the rugs she designed for the Rug Company. We have her “Funky Zebra” rug in California. Previously we had a Moroccan rug that was pretty if not a bit bland. When we put down the Funky Zebra rug the entire room came to life and just POPPED! Everything looks good mixed with this rug: florals, geometrics and any color combo. We hope Diane would approve.
photo: o oprah magazine
Diane’s insane living room in the country…the books, the scale, the EVERYTHING!
DVF designed room for Claridges Hotel London…there’s our rug!
Our Funky Zebra rug (and my feet)
Its time to break out the Holiday decorations ( guess I shouldn’t say break should I!) We scoured a few online sources for Christmas ornaments and wanted to share just a few of our favorites with you. Rob and I both grew up with fun, eclectic Christmas trees full of funky, beautiful and completely random ornaments. I still clearly remember many of the ornaments from my childhood and think back fondly on decorating the tree as a family. Snoopy in a droopy Santa hat was my favorite (Bob) and a little cabin made of cardboard with a glitter snow roof is Rob’s most memorable childhood ornament. What ornament will be this year’s fabulously fun find?
The Big Apple has turned into The Big Pumpkin the last few days. As Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, the festive mood has been in full swing since Thursday. We haven’t been able to walk to the corner deli without encountering a vampire, provocative stripper/nurse, little bo-peep, Cinderella or the ever common “What the heck was THAT?!” As always the children are the best part of Halloween. Many of the streets around us are blocked off to traffic so the kids, jacked up on sugar, can run rampant without fear of being mowed over by a taxi.
Happy Halloween to All!
Chairs, chairs, chairs. Why are we so obsessed with collecting chairs?! We’re like those crazy cat people that rescues cats off the street thinking just one more won’t make a difference. Another member of the family, right? Crazy maybe, but we really look at chairs as art. Quirky, sculptural, and functional. What more can you ask for. Chairs are an easy element to add to your home without making a major commitment and they fit easily into almost any space. One little chair can majorly affect a room, adding drama, playfulness, shock or color. We rarely pass up an interesting chair whether or not we have a specific place or need for it. We currently have 7 chairs in the wings waiting for their makeover and time in the spotlight. Oh and don’t even get us started on the virtues of stools, that’s for another post.
inspired by these insane camo chinoiserie chairs i spotted in a west village storefront, i created this camo swan chair print…
and speaking of cats and chairs, check out this rare hand painted eames fiberglass chair…
this is a hand painted chair pattern we found in a restaurant in hollywood. i will be doing one of my own llke this!
Just got this Italian mid century tray off ebay. Looks like its actually an ashtray. How could anyone ash in this hand painted darlin’? Notice the turquoise…I feel happy and optimistic already.
Seeing its St. Patty’s Day, I have a great excuse to post this interior shot that I L.O.V.E. Feelin’ the emerald green with fresh white walls and again, a graphic black and white rug setting it off.
photo peden + munk
I came across this vintage petal chair at a department store in Honolulu. They were using this as a display along with a vintage fabric pillow that reminded me of a design I did awhile back. Someone should really think about reissuing these chairs or doing a new interpretation of them. I can just see these in a little girl’s room.
I’ve been working on this simple geometric design for a fabric sample. My original color palette was strong and clean but I wasn’t sure it was were I wanted it to be. I came across this photo and was totally inspired by the rooms springy, happy color scheme. I love how the graphic black and white stripe rug makes the soft colors POP. I applied a similar palette and the pop of black to my pattern and I knew it was just what I was after.
This room just says “fresh” to me. The woman in the Alex Katz portrait just seems so darn happy living here. Maybe she won’t mind a roomate or two… .