8.30.2012

Front Door Color Inspiration


Miles Redd's front door 
 I have been thinking about giving my tired white front door  a colorful lift, so I thought I would share some colorful and inspiring front doors with you all.  My house is light grey, and I can't get Miles Redd's aqua front door (above) out of my mind....so first up are aqua and teal doors:










 I am also grooving on green doors, and some say green is the new red:




Love this Kelly Green Door

Kelly green with the brick looks awesome -- they are complimentary colors

This olive door is great looking with the earthy gold bricks.

Almost a lime green. 














Orange Front Doors for a real pop of color:






Yellow front doors -- so cheery:


Yellow is such a happy and welcoming color



Black:

classic black


 Plum:

This eggplant door is so dark it is almost black



Red Front Doors:


Melon red door


8.29.2012

Monogram Obsession: Leontine Linens

I have been obsessed with monograms for years  -- and monogram bedding is all the rage with every other catalogue store getting into the mix.  Despite the ubiquitous presence of the monogramed pillows on a bed, I  think this the classic look that will never truly go out of style (I have monogrammed pillow covers that I have had for 15 years).  Recently I attended a trunk show featuring Leontine Linens and I have to report that their products feel as good as good as they look -- gorgeous and beautifully made.  I think the monogrammed pillows are great, but I am not a huge fan of  large monograms on duvet covers and bedspreads. 

Leontine has both embroidered and appliqué monograms and trim, here is some of their lovely work:

                                                      Embroidered monograms:





Embroidered monogram with appliqué trim on the pillows.


Here is the very popular appliqué lettering:












What do you think?  Too trendy or one for the classics?

8.26.2012

Upholstered Arms and Legs


I really like the look of upholstered "frame" arms and legs on chairs and sofas -- something you don't see enough of these days.  Popular in mid-century furniture I think we area going to see a comeback of this trend.  I love this chair by Windsor Smith -- amazing.  Love  the simple lines.

Dennis Chair by Windsor Smith Furniture Collection
It is reminiscent of an upholstered Milo Baughman chair like this:


Fab chairs.  Glad Windsor Smith didn't use the plaid, though.

 

Jayson Home - Penelope Chair. Love the Arms on this chair (sorry, but am not so crazy for the scalloped back)
Hickory Chair. Darcy Sofa.  Nice lines.  This would look great in a linen, don't you think?

You can see the idea with this  X-stool ottoman from Arteriors -- the upholstered frame is  just so good looking.  

8.23.2012

Fun Pillows from Studio Tullia on Etsy


Late one evening I was cruising around ETSY looking for shams and I happened upon a few stores that I just had to share.  Studiotullia was one such store, the pillows were lovely and the prices reasonable (or have I just spent too much time in NY?).  


22" Pillow cover $58 studio tullia  

22" Pillow cover $58 studio tullia  

22" Pillow cover $58 studio tullia  

Pair of Pillow covers,  14 x 20$80 studio tullia  

22" Pillow Cover ($110) in that Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon print that everyone loves.