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May 29, 2013

a happier office

Going back to work after a nice, long weekend can be rough! But I think it's a little easier in a cheery office with cute things. 

I put together this little office mini-redesign for my college roommate, Hayley. She inherited the usual bland (but large) corporate office with her new job. Hayley is anything but bland, so we're adding personality to her space with little punches of color and pattern.

May 20, 2013

Beach House eDesign

This sophisticated, beachy living room eDesign is brought to you by my newest sponsor, TwentyOne7!

I was actually introduced to this shop by one of my clients and friends. She needed several yards of designer fabric for a reupholstery job and found the best price at TwentyOne7. But they don't just sell fabric.  All of the items in this design are available through TwentyOne7:

Viola Chandelier | Arteriors 
Abbot Birds of Georgia Prints (1 & 2) | W. King Ambler
Pelham Sofa | Kravet
Pillow Fabric: Nolita Embroidery in Coral | Schumacher
Pillow Fabric: Nympheus in Teal | Lee Jofa
Tennyson Stool | Arteriors
Remy Buffet | Kravet
Artichoke Set | Nearly Natural

They have contracts 150+ vendors for fabric, furniture, art, lighting, wallpaper, and more. The products  listed on the site are really just the tip of the iceberg. If you want something that's not online, just ask for a quote by phone or email. (Don't be shy, they're way nice and will give you the best price!)

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And I really dig the fabrics.

May 16, 2013

cheap chic: kate spade confetti

I found this lookalike at La Redoute (one of my favorite online shops)-- their "Confetti" pattern is a dead ringer for Kate Spade's "Market Street" dinnerware! The pattern comes on a tablecloth, aprons, and tea towels. You could frame a couple of tea towels for adorable and inexpensive kid's room art!

In case you missed it, here are 20 of my favorite online shops for affordable decor:

May 13, 2013

e-design: chic stripes + gold + abstract art

This design is one of my latest favorites. I got to use so many favorite pieces in one place!
If you think you've seen the art recently, you have. I wasn't kidding when I said I love it!

I've talked about it before and will probably talk about it again: Caitlin Wilson's Gold Hong Kong Pillow is perfection.

I'll take one, 22".  :)

If you'd like help creating a home you'll absolutely love, lets work together

May 9, 2013

lucite, brought to you by a nightmare

Last night, I dreamt I was working on an eDesign. I was almost ready to send it to the client, when I realized everything I picked for the room was lucite.

Don't ask me where that came from!

So here are some pretty lucite/acrylic things, inspired by my weird dream:

1. Jonathan Adler  //  2. Overstock  //  3. Jayson Home  //  4. One Kings Lane  //  5. CB2 //  6. Overstock

Just don't use them all in one place. :)

Lucite is really expensive for some reason. So check out this tutorial for DIY acrylic rods on the cheap!

May 6, 2013

clean & classic living room inspired by abstract art

I love designing rooms around great art. I did this room recently for a client who loves abstract art. It's clean and classic, designed around these twin pieces from Horchow.

Are they not gorgeous??

If you'd like help creating a home you'll absolutely love, lets work together!

May 3, 2013

funny family art

I've been visiting my parents in Utah this week. This painting is hung in their office... yes, my grandfather commissioned a 4' tall portrait of himself playing handball! Who does that?

Apparently weird family art is a thing in my family... we also have several silhouettes.

And a bust of my dad as a child!

It's hilarious, but I love it.

Anybody else have funny/unique family art?

May 1, 2013

little gold tables

Do you like gold?  I'm all for it--it's a neutral, but an exciting neutral. It's my favorite!

I needed a little gold table for a project, so I checked Overstock and turned up a treasure trove! These tables are all Safavieh, which sold lots of places, but Overstock's prices are usually the best. Safavieh a great brand for reasonably priced, decent quality stuff that's a good blend of modern and classic. And if you're in the market for a cool little gold accent table, here are 9!

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