Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lotus & Fig: Shades of Summer Sunset

the fergana ikat beach towel by john robshaw
They're at it again. Those eternal lovers, pink & orange, are running wild in decorland. Nothing calls out the brights like summertime. From earthy to neon, modern to eclectic, you're sure to find a version that suits your style.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rooms on Film: Annie Hall

annie hall, 1977: janet margolin and woody allen
This one's short and sweet. I'm not familiar with the movie, although surely I saw it as a kid. Lately I've been viewing a lot of studio apartments via Pinterest and Apartment Therapy tours. As a studio dweller, the topic is pretty much ever present. Between that and abrupt arrival of full-on SUMMER IN NEW YORK, this image came to mind.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lotus Tableware by Michael Aram Designs

madhouse by michael aram's lotus platter (melamine)
This doesn't count as an impulse buy. It as good as called my name! I held out for a week before hitting the buy button. Look at it! It's a LOTUS FLOWER! Carved down to the last petal vein and seed pod. I mean- have you ever?! Of course I bought one! It's by Michael Aram. You know how gorgeous his tableware is. It was the right thing to do. I know because they accidentally sent an extra - and let me keep it...

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Single-Girl Style: Antique Comforts

soft and spacious, with a view to build a dream on
If you're going to have a country home, it's probably best to make sure it's as restful inside as outside. And also, centered in the midst of some magnificent natural scenery. I've never been to New Zealand, but clearly that little country has some wide open spaces of note.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Windows on the World: ABC Home

As always, the windows on Broadway are an inspiration. It has been my luck of many years to work in the area and regular observe the gorgeous, worldly window displays. Of course, ABC Home and ABC Carpet, across the street, remain the gold standard of the neighborhood. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Colorfully Eclectic: Yet Another Style Quiz

haven't changed a bit, so comforting to know
Have to admit that they are pretty correct though. I'd want to temper that white quite a bit. But otherwise, I feel well represented by this assessment. I've certainly been thinking a lot about inspiration rooms, with an eye toward polishing my own space a bit. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Retail Odyssey: David Bromstad Home

medina laser cut pillow in magenta/pumpkin

Known King of Color, David Bromstad has a home collection at Grandin Road, inspired by the vibrance of his native Miami. Loads of shag, shine and color color color! Despite my own love of color, I'm not particularly flashy. That said, some of these pieces are pretty fabulous. Perhaps I can set up a corner with my four mirrorballs to listen to Donna Summer in the wee hours, with the lights down low...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Song: Light & Airy Inspiration

simply styled textiles from hardtofind.com.au
While Spring has toyed with us these past few months, I've been trying to get ready for Summer. Along with purging magazines, there is a lengthy deep-clean underway. A few inspiration photos really help keep me focused on the end goal. They also help me recognize and appreciate my own progress. 

Light, bright and airy. That's the goal!