(i don't know where this is from. my friend emailed it to me.) there is so much to love here: 1. silhouette painting 2. silhouette painting in front of bookshelves 3. the buttons on the tufted chair are made of a different fabric than the chair is. so good!
i hate matchy-match. drives me completely nuts. my husband loves matchy-match. if everything came in sets he would be the happiest man on earth. some of the biggest design blights on my house have come from compromising on matchy-match.
we've all seen about a million sets of mis-matched chairs painted into a set. what makes this set work exceptionally well is how radically different the shapes of the chairs are. they match, but they are not even kind of matchy-match.
i've been scouring craigslist for a bathroom sink, longing really for a vintage schoolhouse sink that would accommodate two faucets. well, that hasn't happened. but i did find this:
looks familiar right? okay, maybe not so much from above or in this crummy picture. but really, this was a hell of a find. vintage porcelain coated cast iron with a surprisingly modern shape. 22 inches wide, 42 inches long, and 8 inches deep with a big fat rounded lip on three sides. someday this will be in my bathroom with his and hers wall mounted faucets. yum.
perhaps my dream lamp... but let's not talk about the price. (anthropologie)
unless antropologie has some sort of major oopsy and gives me two lamps for a nickle or something, i'll be going another way.
(the brass petal) my honey and i were watching secrets of a stylist and he just about died of envy for the first version of the house - the FDR chic look. these reading lights are pretty great - cheap, very functional and attractive in that unpredictable, not trying too hard kind of way.