In the craziness of living out of a suitcase lately, I completely forgot to share my latest post for Matchbook! I’m working on carving out a small space my bedroom for a vanity table and started doing a little daydreaming about how I’d like to accessorize it. Visit me over on Matchbook for the full post and product links.
P.S that photo of Audrey is one of my all time favorites. Too chic!
One of the rooms in a project we’re working on is a shared bedroom for two young girls. We’ve been playing around with the idea of canopy headboards and these are a few of my favorite inspiration photos. It doesn’t get much cuter than a room with two twin beds, but the addition of beautifully draped fabric really takes things up a notch, don’t you think?
I’m hoping one of you will be able to help me out here because I’ve fallen hard for a fabric but its manufacturer is a bit of a mystery. The love affair started when I picked up a “special edition” copy of Domino Small Spaces. I knew I’d be underwhelmed (and annoyed at myself for spending over $10 on a magazine) but that chair beckoned to me. Predictably, I finished the mag wanting more, but I especially wanted a source for that fabric!
I’d almost forgotten about it until it re-appeared–this time as a pillow–in Sara Ruffin Costello’s New Orleans home featured on Domaine. With my passion reignited, I thought I’d give it one last-ditch effort. Anyone know the manufacturer/name of that lovely fabric? I think we’re a match made in heaven and I’d love an introduction.
*UPDATE* The fabric has been identified! It’s “Althea” by Lee Jofa. Thanks to Susie for the hot tip!
Whoa, so sorry for going off the grid! So where have I been? Design Mecca–also known as High Point Market. Kathryn and I spent the past few days visiting the showrooms of our favorite vendors and happily stumbling upon new vendors we can’t wait to use in upcoming projects.
As a newbie to Market, I was completely in awe of the whole experience. I kept telling Kathryn it felt like Disney World for design. I was thrilled to see products in person that I’ve only admired in the pages of magazines and was completely inspired by the perfectly styled showrooms. I can only imagine the amount of work that goes into planning an event of this size.
So what were my favorites? The chinoiserie inspired vignettes at Bungalow 5, tape trim pillows in candy colored colors at J.Douglas, the artwork at Design Legacy (still working on finding out artist info), Hermes orange walls in Alexa Hampton’s room at Hickory Chair, everything Aerin Lauder at Visual Comfort, an intricate shell chandelier at Oly Studio, the colorful Turkish rugs at CR Laine, and lamps at Robert Abbey… plus so much more!
I’m feeling so energized by everything we saw and can’t wait to get back to work. If you were at Market, what were your favorites?
Like a lot of people I know that are interested in design or working in the design community, I change my mind a lot when it comes to pieces I’m considering for my own home. There are so many beautiful things out there it can be hard to choose. I tend to fall in love hard and fast but am also fickle. A week goes by and I’m on to something new. If I’m still thinking about a piece a few months later I know it’s love.
Which brings me to Blu Dot’s Strut collection. I’ve had their watermelon tables on the back of my mind for years now! You probably recognize the desk from Jenna Lyons’ much photographed office, but it was actually the coffee table featured in Amy Azzarito’s living room photographed by The New York Times which reignited my obsession.
Unfortunately this one will have to stay on the wish list until I have a bit more space to work with. Until then, we can all admire (and be jealous of) these beautiful spaces others have used it in.