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Another Seeing Double….

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

Fawn Galli

You may recall that I first spotted this chair in a space designed by Tobi Fairley. 

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.)


Seeing Double….

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!

There it is again…..and again…..

Late last year I posted the photo below, loving the blue and green mix and loving those drapery panels (still wish I knew what fabric they used).

Then last weekend while wasting time researching on pinterest I ran across this image.  Yep, it’s got to be the same room, right?

John Loecke Interior Design

Of course, this made me want to see more…..so some more searching lead me to this next image (yes, I know I claim to be so busy…..but this is oddly how I often zone out and relax…)  Definitely the same bones with a more eclectic vibe.  Love it too.

Home of John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon via Apartment Therapy

image by Jill Slater

If you want to see more of this dynamic duo’s home, go here and here where it was featured on Apartment Therapy (with lots of resources generously shared as well).  To check out their portfolio and their blog, go here and here.

Seeing Double, Farrow & Ball Rosslyn Wallpaper

I am a huge fan of this wallpaper, available in 48 colorways.  I am thinking of using this paper in our Master bedroom or bath (if we ever make it there….so much to do!)

photography by Roger Davis for Architectural Digest

Su Casa via The Enchanted Home

The lavender colorway would be fabulous in a nursery, don’t you think?  Maddie’s wallpaper is sitting in her closet waiting to be hung….or else this would be a contender for her room!

Something about this pattern is understated and calming to me.  Do you like it?

What are the odds???

Ok, how strange is this?  I was just scanning my blogroll for posts that had popped up since I caught up earlier today.  First, I saw this image.

 image via Haven and Home

 And then, a few minutes later, I saw this one.

image via Holiday

Are you seeing double like me?

Seeing Double…..Peter Fasano’s “Tanzania” Fabric…

Surprise, Surprise…..I have a new fabric love…..Peter Fasano’s “Tanzania”

On the chair and ottoman…

image via Better Homes & Gardens

And on the drapes…. 

photo by Emily Followill for Traditional Home

This fabric is available in eight colorways.  Click here to see them.

For more information, contact me.

Seeing Double, Urban Electric Chisholm Hall Lighting

My July 2010 issue of Architectural Digest recently arrived.  I’ll be the first to admit that this magazine usually sits on a stack in my office for some time before I get around to leafing through it.  But, Monday night my husband graciously cleaned up after dinner, sending me to the couch with a magazine and my guilty pleasure, The Bachelorette, on TV.  During the commercials I flipped through the magazine and was completely drawn to the feature on Thomas Pheasant’s design of a Virginia home.  I’ll share more images later, but thought I would share just one for now. 

image by Gordon Beall

Can you imagine having a kitchen so incredible….how could you find an excuse not to cook?  But, if you must know my eye was immediately drawn to the lighting.  I knew these fixtures….where had I seen them before?

But of course, I had seen them in this stunning kitchen by Brooks & Falotico via House of Turquoise.  But wait, there is more.  Here it is again in a room by Palmer Weiss.

This beautiful fixture is available in any Benjamin Moore color and in nearly 200 powder coated finishes.  It’s also available in a flush mounted version.  I absolutely love this fixture.  I love the clean lines and its openness, allowing unobstructed views.  Sheer perfection if you ask me!

For more information on pricing, please contact me.

Seeing Double, William Yeoward Cherington Bookcase

This “Seeing Double” did not test my memory as much as some–as both of these sightings were relatively recent.  To tell the truth, the hardest part of this exercise was finding the correct article and magazine among my collection of hundreds of magazines!  The hiding place…. my daughter’s tent in the basement!  She often banishes the dog and me to the tent, a very bossy little 22 month old!  I must have taken some reading material with me last time!

Anyway, my first sighting of the William Yeoward “Cherington Bookcase” was from the March 2010 issue of Traditional Home.  The feature was on a glamorous Chicago area home.  The home is lovely and while not totally my style, there are many elements I appreciated upon reading.   This “bookcase” used in their dining room immediately caught my eye, as did the beautiful De Gournay bronze metallic wallpaper!

William Yeoward Cherington Bookcase

Photographed by Werner Straube for Traditional Home

I just love this piece and have been looking for something like this for our living room.

Here it is again in Amanda Nisbet’s New York apartment.  Besides the fact that I love everything about this image–the colors, use of mirrors, the over-sized gourd lamps, etc.–I was excited to see the Cherington Bookcase again.  This time, the three upper finials were removed due to ceiling height restrictions.

William Yeoward Cherington Boocase Amanda Nisbet

Photographed by Pieter Estersohn for House Beautiful

What do you think?  Do you like it as much as I do?  It also comes with the option of a Chestnut finish with painted interior.  I, myself, am partial to the white, but could see using color (paint or fabric) on the interior.  To see the full line of William Yeoward furnishings, visit their website.

Note:  I do not have an account with this company.  However, I do have a relationship with a craftsman in the US who does reproductions.  If you want additional information, feel free to contact me.

Barry Dixon Michael Bench Two Ways

Today I was flipping through the January issue of Interior Design Magazine.  The Highpoint market overview section highlighted this bench.

Barry Dixon Tomlinson Erwin Lambeth Michael Bench

It was designed by Barry Dixon for Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth.  As shown above, it has a premium cerused oak finish and a cotton/polyester blend fabric.

Barry Dixon used this piece in the 2009 CharityWorks GreenHouse.

Mclean VA 2009 CharityWorks GreenHouse Bary Dixon

Photograph by Gordon Beall via SIPA Blogs.

What do you think, a peek of it here in the recent Renovation Style Magazine feature on Anna Kohler’s home?

Anna Kohler Renovation Style Barry Dixon bench

Image via La Dolce Vita. Photo by Susan Gilmore for Renovation Style.

Do you like it?  I do.  I think it would be great in front of a fireplace or in a long townhouse where the aim is to break up two spaces without hindering flow and visibility.  I love the bolsters on either end and the sort of rustic/industrial vibe it has going on.

There is another version with a back (see below).  For some reason, I am picturing this sofa in a lake-house.  Or maybe a mountain cabin….

Tomlinson Erwin-Lambeth Barry Dixon Sofa

Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth has a user-friendly website where non trade customers can view the furniture lines.  I like that they also show their fabrics on the website.  (Am I the only one who gets so frustrated by the lack of product information on many of the trade websites?!?)

They also have a good explantion of why their products are classified as eco-friendly–something that seems more important today than ever before!  As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions on this or anything else you see on the blog.

Seeing Double!

I swear that I have read so many design magazines and design blogs that I can see a product and almost instantly recall where I’ve seen it before.  I can spot something and often know the manufacturer off the top of my head.  I guess it is like an interior design junky’s game of “memory.”

A few weeks back I spotted this photo on the DC by Design blog.  Jennifer was featuring the recent work of Sally Steponkus, a well known DC designer.  To see the full spread of the beautiful DC West End condo visit here.

Worlds Away Studly BL Chest Buffet

Photograph by Angie Seckinger via DC by Design.

I instantly knew I had previously seen this console in print.  And, sure enough, here it is from the March/April 2009 issue of Home and Design magazine.  This time, the designer was  Leslie Rose of Jenkins Baer Associates in Baltimore.  And, the client lived in Arlington, Virginia and was a player for the Washington Capitals.

Worlds Away Studly Console Buffet

Photograph by Sharon Jaffee Dan for Home & Design.

The console table looks sleek and modern in each photo, and clicking on the links above will take you to more pictures of each of these fabulous homes.  Both Steponkus and Rose successfully delivered clean, hip, urban homes, while I’d imagine they are equally as functional and livable.  I’ll even admit that I loved the mirror in the second photo, and it now lives in my house.  It looks completely different in my eclectic dining room, hanging over a traditional Henredon buffet.

When I initially saw the black console last year, I knew I wanted to see more from Worlds Away.  I was pleased to learn that not only did I love many of their products, but they are also relatively affordable.

I met with my Worlds Away account representative a couple of weeks ago, and have just had the time to flip through my new 2010 catalog.  Below, I thought I would share a handful of my favorite pieces.  The company offers a wide variety of home items, from casegoods, mirrors and lighting all the way down to decorative trash cans!

Entertainment Console in Limed Oak

Worlds Away Console limed oak

Reverse Antique Mirror Gold Leaf ChestReverse Antique Mirror Gold Leaf Chest

White Lacquer Trellis Mirror

Trellis Mirror

Treillage Mirror

Antique gold leaf mirror

Antique Mirror Table

Antique Mirror Fold Leaf Table


Wood Top and Golf Leaf Coffee Table

Worlds Away Wood top and gold leaf coffee table

Waste Baskets

Decorative Trash Can Waste Basket

One of the things I really love about what I do is the exposure I get to so many fabulous lines of home furnishings, from all ends of the budgetary spectrum.  When I was meeting with the woman who represents this manufacturer, and several others, we were lamenting that sometimes too much information is crippling.  For our own homes, we are super cautious with what we buy, for fear we will find something we like better.

Do you ever feel this way as you read shelter magazines and design blogs?  The information is so helpful and inspirational but the bottom line is, decorate with what you love.  Use inspiration to create a home that is perfect for you and your family….not because it is the hottest item right now.

Sample Sale Alert

And, in other news, if you are in the DC area don’t forget that this weekend is the Sample Sale at the Washington DC Design Center.  Today it is open to the trade only.  But, the doors open tomorrow at 10 AM to the public.  You can find more information on the sale here.