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.
Just when I start thinking I should make more neutral design decisions I re-stumble upon this chair I pinned a few months ago. All thoughts about neutrals and any misguided efforts to make my home more “sophisticated” are out.the.window. The Design Schizophrenic probably would have been a more appropriate title for this blog with all of my flip flopping. Go ahead and letterpress that on a business card!
In all seriousness, I do happen to have a few yards of mudcloth fabric that I picked up from a vendor at Eastern Market this summer that looks exactly like the fabric on this chair. I’ve been on the lookout for a similar bergere chair to to reupholster but so far no such luck. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
During my spring cleaning/purging/re-arranging extravaganza I realized what our living room is really in need of is a side table. I’ve resorted to putting my drinks on the floor (classy, I know) which with my general clumsiness and our golden retriever’s rogue tail is a recipe for disaster. I’ve looked and looked but there hasn’t been anything I’ve loved enough to pull the trigger.
Then it hit me: why not do a skirted table? I’ve wanted to bring more pattern and texture into the room to combat the sterile feeling our all white walls are giving off so a skirted table will kill two birds with one stone. I’m sure you’ve seen the images above a million times over, but they really are the best examples of skirted tables in contemporary spaces. A far cry from the ruffled Laura Ashley version your mom or grandmother might have rocked in the 80s/90s, right?
Now to find the perfect fabric. Would you go printed or solid with an amazing trim? Design dilemmas…
This might just be my favorite ‘this and that’ pairing yet! I’m so so so obsessed with that Joie blazer. Probably in large part because of its striking resemblance to one of my all time favorite fabrics, Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf (really excited to find affordable pillows here.)
If the blazer is a little too bold for you, check out the coordinating shorts or tank. I’m picturing both paired with crisp whites and a tan–something I’m in serious need of! Sigh, anyone else ready for a vacation?
Do you guys read billie magazine? It’s a great online read founded by former Domino stylist and author of Details: A Stylist’s Secrets to Creating Inspired Interiors, Lili Diallo. I’ve really been enjoying it since it launched this fall.
This month I fell in love with the Texas country home of graphic designer, Ashley Putman. It’s everything a country house should be: lived in, comfortable, and collected. I’m pretty sure I’d never come out of that moss green library and can imagine more than a few lazy Sunday’s in the Pendleton blanket clad bed.
More inspiration for the someday files…