Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thrift love

Spotted these gems at a local thrift spot last week. I wanted to take all of them home!
(sorry for the photo quality- iphone blogging, y'all)

Camel leather sofa w/Danish style arms- $900

These need a reupholstery make-over! Like these similarly styled chairs upholstered in my fave Lee Jofa David Hicks La Fiorentina! 

image from Furbish

Really cool tribal woven rug- $75. Kinda small at 3.5x5, but I love the look of layering over a big seagrass rug!

Texture close up

Big cowhide, perfect for an area rug- $190.

Amazing green urn, $45

Don't think it's a real Saarinen (I checked the bottom), but cool green wool desk chair!

I only I had the space, all of these delicious finds would be mine!

- SG, Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Earthy Hues and Neutral Spaces

So very excited to post this blog post on Earthy Hues from my very first guest blogger, Joanna from Arcadian Lighting! Enjoy her post!                                                        
Hello, I’m Joanna. I write for Arcadian Lighting, a go-to source on the web for lighting fixtures for every home.  I am crazy for my work. I get to spend my days searching online for the loveliest interior design images and ideas then share them on blogs such as Livable Machine Interiors. My own style is an eclectic mix of furnishings and colors. I can’t choose just one! Today, I bring you some of the most gorgeous earthen-hued spaces. Because they come from nature earthy hues can instill a sense of serenity and peace within us.
Living Room Design with Earthy Hues
This serene nature-hued living room offers an inviting space to enjoy a conversation with a close friend or curl up with a good book.
Earthy Hues in a Sitting Area This unusual and charming room is filled with earthy colors of browns, beiges and turquoise. The large windows bring nature inside adding an extra earthy element. The globe pendant light must shed a wonderful glow after dark. Earthy Hues in a Living Room Design An earthy palette is reminiscent of a crisp winter’s day with its grays and whites. Earthy Hues in a Bay Window A window seat and low profile sofa get their own brush of earthy tones making the space warm and inviting. Earthy Hues used in the Kitchen Mossy green and weathered gray give this kitchen a touch of nature. I would love to have a window like the one pictured here in my own kitchen. Living Room Design with Earthy Hues An aged d├ęcor is earthy yet elegant. Warm woods and creamy whites create a welcoming space. Subtle and Relaxing Earthy Hues A modern space is made inviting with its soft natural colors of warm wood, sage green and camel. Earthy Hues in the Bathroom This white bathroom gets its natural touches from warm woods and greens. The ornate light fixture is sure to cast a lovely glow when lit.  Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 If you were inspired to add some eathy hues to your home, be sure to stop by Arcadian Lighting to find the perfect light fixture to compliment and accentuate those tones as well!  

That kitchen with the grey brick and gorgeous light fixture is my fave! I also love that modern space with the Womb Chairs and the Barcelona bench- modern can be warm!

Thanks again, Joanna!

Now hop on over to Arcadian Lighting and check out some of their cool pieces, like this one, this one, and this one!



Monday, June 4, 2012

Sweet Sleep

So I'm on the hunt for a bed and some new fabulous bedding. But I am a little bit all over the place with style ideas. Here are a few pretties I've been staring at lately.


I would have such sweet dreams in this California desert bedding. 
(I think this one's my favorite right now)


 This feels like waking up in a garden.


Peacock blue walls with a nailhead trimmed headboard are the perfect background for this grey and cream chevron bedding. Love it. I'd do a more antique-y bedside table and one big piece of art over the bed, if it were my room.


This one looks feminine, dramatic, but super cuddley and comfortable. 
The velvet headboards against those dark walls is so striking!


      This tangerine and coral color combination on white bead board walls is so fresh and the headboard and duvet are a bit preppy. I like how they added that great piece of art and those vintage brass fixtures for a little more personality.  


I know I've posted this room before but it's just so unique I have to post it again. I LOVE that David Hicks La Fiorentina fabric on the bedskirt and canopy! But I also love the grasscloth wallpaper, cowhide rug, and modern art. Putting a desk on one side of the bed instead of a matching nightstand is a great change too. Personally, I'm not wild about poster beds, so I'd modify with a cool wooden or simple upholstered headboard.