The roman shades were installed in the guest room last week. The fabric is Brunschwig & Fils Kashmiri Linen (from their new Les Alizés Collection) with trim from Robert Allen.
I also had a pillow made for the bed out of this fabric (and a Pindler linen on the back) with a flange edge and pleated corners. I am really happy with the new workroom I am using here in Dallas.
We are also working on a headboard. It will be done in the below fabric, with a double contrasting welt (that will be similar in color to the trim on the romans.) A tailored bedskirt will also be done in this Pindler fabric below.
I still need to order side tables, art for the walls and a chair for one of the corners. Not seen is a large armoire that we are using in here which is being retro-fitted for a TV. The rug is wool with a natural fiber look….which has been in our living room and more recently the master bedroom.
The fabrics in this room are a great example of high and low.
What do you think?
Yesterday I was over at the design center ordering fabric for our kitchen chair cushions. (I am doing a Galbraith and Paul fabric with a contrasting flange from Pindler.) In any case, I was browsing the Galbraith & Paul fabrics while waiting for my representative to get back from lunch. I was able to see the new collection in person and it was so much prettier in person than in photographs (and you may recall that I loved the photographs).
But, here is the deal with Galbraith and Paul. The fabric is made to order (I had to submit a swatch of my working sample and my order will be matched to this.) There is a 5 yard minimum order and a bit of a lead time. For the right fabric, it is well worth the wait. But, let’s face it….sometimes you just want a yard and you don’t want to wait….or to pay over $100 a yard….
This Duralee fabric may fit the bill if you are loving this oversized pattern….and want to spend more like, say, $41.
And as I am working on this post….it also occured to me that this fabric may even be (or maybe not?) a better “look for less” for a Schumacher favorite.
What do you think?
Yesterday I spotted our foyer lighting fixture in a fabulous New York apartment designed by Fawn Galli. In the same home, I also spotted the George II chair made by Plexi-Craft (below) as well. I love this chair.
photography by Jonny Valiant
You may recall that I first spotted this chair in a space designed by Tobi Fairley.
I actually ended up ordering two of these. One is at the desk in Maddie’s room …….
The other one is going in a small alcove between the kids’ playroom and the laundry room…where I plan to have a little desk area for when I am upstairs with the kids.
By the way, to see the full set of photos of this amazing Fawn Galli designed space, click here to head over to House Beautiful.
(And also note, Plexi-Craft sells to all…..and does not discount to the trade. I received no compensation or special treatment for mentioning them…..I just love the stuff I’ve ordered from them and thought I’d share.)
You may recall the process I went through to find a flush mount light for our foyer during the renovation….finally settling on the Cassini Collection Clear Glass Flushmount Ceiling Fixture. Below are two vantage points of our foyer as it looks today…..
I was over reading at House of Turquoise on Friday and look what I spotted in this to-die-for Greenwich Village apartment designed by Fawn Galli.
Photography by Jonny Valiant
Do you spy the light I used in my foyer? Now if the rest of my home could magically look as good as the photo above….life would be golden! Check back tomorrow….I’ve got another seeing double between my house and this one. Alas, the similarities will there end!
We want to use a pair of chests to flank the fireplace in our living room. Do you remember what the space looked like “before” our remodel?
And now the blank slate (which actually has curtains now and a few pieces of furniture….more on that later) which is very much a work in progress at the moment.
Anyways, we are wanting to do a pair of chests on either side of the fireplace. My latest ideabook for Houzz features a handful of chests I came across in my search. In fact, I think the one we will order is in the bunch.
Any idea which one we’ll choose?
Reader Monica emailed me looking for the source of a fabric she had seen once in a Veranda Magazine feature and then on another blog. I did a little research and didn’t immediately come up with an answer for her. Thought I would throw this out to you all.
Can anyone help a girl out? I am curious myself, where there is this beauty there is sure to be more. Hope everyone has a good day today. I’ve got our guest room, living room and Maddie’s room drapes going in today. Tomorrow our barstools and kitchen chairs are due in…..slowly but surely around here.