Tuesday, December 14, 2010


(via honestly... wtf)
yes, totally out of season, but golly it's good!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


love these.
(tutorial on d*s)

makes me want to do a faux-Victorian photo album in paper frames, maybe mounted on black paper.

Monday, November 8, 2010

yes, ma'am

(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!

Monday, November 1, 2010

lemon fresh


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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

a big, fat sink

lovely, yes?

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.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

i'm having a not so secret love affair with brass animals.

if i had $5,000, i would solve my dining room woes with this 1970s brass ibex head table with glass top.

first dibs

more realistic, but still out of my price range at $1,000, is this coffee table

dayton's craigslist (yes, really, dayton, ohio!)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

unexpected animals

moody and serious, except, hello, light up deer!
(via apartment therapy)

this room is a bit minimalist from me, but i love that basset hound portrait on the rear wall!
via desire to inspire

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


(domino via thirteen and south)

love a traditional piece of furniture with a modern/global pattern. the color is killer. and that dog is a cutie!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

sweet like lime

oh, who knew a lime bathtub could be so good?
(via design sponge)
btw, that adorable little stool - saw it with my bff for $12 on sunday - and she didn't buy it!

and for the record, this is a killer tile job. it's so hard to get the tile spaced to make black grout look this good.

Monday, October 18, 2010

creepy awesom

ram skull and gold lamp. who knew it would be so good?

Thursday, October 14, 2010


i love this mix of classical architecture and street art

(via avant garde design)

reminded me of these shades i had lusted after for my dining room a few months back
from the etsy shop resurface

Monday, October 4, 2010

black mantle

and keep all the rest of the trim white.
(the brass petal)

oh, and of course, i would take the brown leather wingback.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

show stopper

i'll take this whole room, please.
(via the city sage)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

vintage industrial

bedside lamps...
its either something like that glamorous sconce from my last post or something industrial, a little steampunk and, well, manly
(via automatism)
perhaps my dream lamp... but let's not talk about the price.

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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

gold & crystal

love the petite nightstand, vintage sconce and two tiny gold frames - yum.
(via little blue deer)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

romantic and impracticle

i love multiple mirrors.
via desire to inspire
i've been thinking about antique tin pans to use as a sink basin
via little blue deer
via head over heels
via desire to inspire

we bought a claw foot tub on monday...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

more quilts

i've been wanting one of these quilts by haptic labs for ages, preferably of my old neighborhood, jamaica plain.

in the process of looking for more images of haptic labs work i stumbled upon leah evans. holy smoke. now i want one of both.

more on leah evans here and here.

kinda love it

while it doesn't say "i'm a grown up," it is kinda awesome.
i might go without the pentagrams in my house.
(by boo davis via apartment therapy)

Monday, August 30, 2010


very unhappy with my current "office" chair.
loving this idea. and, let's face it, blue velvet is hot.
(from the brass petal)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010