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.
I was recently introduced to Pilgrim, a blog authored by the incredibly talented photographer, Paige Maitland. Paige has an amazing series where she photographs artists in their studios (don’t you love when creative people collaborate?) and last week she photographed Michelle Armas in her studio.
I’ve been a fan of Michelle’s work for a few years now and her blog is one of my daily reads so I was more than a little excited to get a peek inside her studio. I don’t know what’s more beautiful, Paige’s light drenched, ethereal photography, or that stack of abstracts…
I’m looking forward to seeing who Paige photographs next. Caitlin McGauley and Bella Foster would be on my short list. Whose studio would you like to peek inside?
all photos via Pilgrim
This weekend was a bit of a roller coaster. I was in a hit and run–thankfully was minor and my car only suffered some superficial scrapes and I wasn’t hurt. Then I scored a beautiful blue and white ginger jar lamp at my favorite antique store… which I shattered into a million pieces less than 24 hours later. I won’t even pretend to say I handled things well.
Taking my mom’s advice and resisting the urge to pull the covers high and just stay in bed, I got out of the house for some fresh air and was greeted with a beautiful spring day and DC in full bloom. The city really is at its best in the spring and my mood was instantly lifted. It’s like the late great Lilly Pulitzer said: “Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.”
This week I was excited to see that one of my design idols, Anna Spiro, launched a new website. Anna’s blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things, was one of the first I ever read and one of the reasons I became interested in design. As with everything Anna does, I found it completely refreshing and inspiring.
The WSJ introduced me to a new handbag label I’m loving: Mansur Gavriel. How great is that pop of glossy hot pink against cognac leather? If you’re looking for something a little more understated, the ballet slipper pink is pretty great too.
I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Gwyneth’s new cookbook, It’s All Good. If the preview recipes she shared in Goop are any indication, it will be in heavy rotation in my kitchen.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
My to-do list seems to be growing longer by the minute and the thoughts swirling around my head are certainly disorderly. Let’s hope A.A. Milne was right!
Have a great weekend!