Monday, October 26, 2009

The Look for Less....

I know, I know....where have I gone to? Well, between fighting a nasty cold and knee deep in a big project, I have not kept up to speed on my posts. However, as I was hunting for rugs, I came across this:

(image via Habitually Chic)

A vignette for Thomas O'Brien at the High Point market (notice the rug)!

A great compromise from Target or Tar-gé, as I often pronounce it!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sneak Peek!

I'm currently in the middle of a FUN project using this fabulous fabric from Brunschwig & Fils...

I can't wait to show you more pictures once the project is complete. Stay tuned!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Art for Christmas...Yes, Please!

Christmas is not too far away, so I am beginning to think of gifts I need to start getting for friends and family. I know I want to order a few of these for gifts for friends this season, and if anyone needs help with gift ideas for moi, well here you go:

While perusing through the fabulous Lonny magazine, I fell in love with the watercolor artist Caitlin McGauley. Her fresh take on every day items is definitely worthy of framing and hanging on a wall.

(images via Caitlin McGauley)

(image via Lonny)

Caitlin's work also reminded of the very talented Anne Harwell who sells her works of art on her Etsy shop, Annechovie. I think a grouping of art from both Anne and Caitlin would be fabulous and inspirational too!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It Cracks Me Up Every Year!

I always look forward to perusing the Neiman Marcus Christmas book each year! The fantasy gifts just get better and some stranger! This year, they went "green" by offering the catalogue online. So in case any one is needing some gift ideas for me, I think I'll be asking Santa for the customized cupcake car:) And I know the Mister will be asking for the Maker's Mark experience!

(images via NM)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dear Scarlett Johansson, I'm impressed!

Taylor Deli on H Street

The other night the Mister and I grabbed a bit to eat down on H St. at the new Taylor Deli. Now let me provide you with a bit of context. The NE area of H St. has traditionally been a dirty, crime ridden area. However, in the past few years DC has pushed for the revitalization of this area through a jump start program called Great Streets Initiative. This initiative offers chunks of cash to local businesses on H Street in hopes of turning the area around, and I think it's working!

When we stepped inside, I felt as if I had been transported to an über cool eatery in Brooklyn, NY. I was instantly attracted to the design of the place. It's very much industrial chic meets Eco-friendly. The space is filled with recycled wood and steel, and I LOVED the reclaimed wood paneling all around paired with the exposed brick. The other cool part of this place, is that the owners, Casey Patten and David Mazza (friends since middle school), live above the store in their respective apartments. The deli also caught the eye of Dwell Magazine who did an article on them. You can check out the article and slide show here.

This place is inspirational! Now, does anyone need a designer for an urban, industrial home???

(all images via Dwell Magazine)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's Here! It's Here!

As I woke up this morning and checked my email....Christmas had arrived in October! The new Lonny magazine, the brainchild of Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline, is now live on the web. The Domino shaped hole in my heart has been filled, and this online magazine contains page after page of eye candy. Because the magazine is virtual, there are no page limits. So lucky for us readers, the first issue takes you through at least 4 different homes plus pages filled with new products to file away in our design files. This is definitely going to create a delay in my work day today! Enjoy!

Living Room of Kate Townsend