1.13.2014

Matchbook and CeCe Barfield Thompson

Have you seen the  fun online lifestyle magazine "Matchbook" -- very fun... Definitely worth a look.  This month the charming CeCe Barfield Thompson is featured on the cover and you have to see her great style!

CeCe is from Dallas, Texas and works as a Junior Decorator to the fabulous Bunny Williams. She also has her own lifestyle blog, The Decophile, which features design advice, gift ideas and great recipes. CeCe graduated with a degree in art history from NYU and then moved on to study interior design at Pratt Institute in New York City, where she currently lives.  The photos below are of her NYC pad.  Love the bed!
 
CeCe Barfield Thompson's NYC apartment via Matchbook Magazine

CeCe Barfield's NYC apartment via Matchbook Magazine

CeCe Barfield's NYC apartment via Matchbook Magazine

CeCe Barfield's NYC apartment via Matchbook Magazine

CeCe Barfield's NYC apartment via Matchbook Magazine

1.05.2014

Hi Lo Slipper Chair

In my quest to find the perfect slipper chair I have run across a bargain from Wisteria and I had to share.  The Wisteria chair is followed by a super cheap option from Wayfair (I still can't imagine how they get it made and shipped from China to your door for $185 plus tax). 

My personal favorite slipper chairs have low slung backs and just a little leg showing like the two from Ventry and Oomph.

I have also tacked on the exception to less is more in the leg department and included the faux bamboo base from Hickory Chair, the "Kit Chair" and the super low slung Tony Duquette chair from Baker.

The Bargains 

Wisteria Slipper Chair, 25"w x 35.5"d x 34.25"h, $799







Super Affordable

A really low priced option is this one from Wayfair, but the fabric is what you see, not a lot of options.


Wayfair Slipper Chair, 35"h, 26"w, 27.5"d; $184 and free shipping


The Standard Bearer:
Ventry, Ltd., Billy Baldwin Slipper Chair
Billy Baldwin Small Slipper Chair, size: 18”W x 27”D x 29”OAH





 Oomph, looks very close to the Ventry chair

Oomph Slipper Chair,  29" H x 26" D x 18" W, $1305

 Good Looking (but NOT cheap) Options:

Kit Chair, Hickory Chair
By the way, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this slipper chair from Hickory Chair even though there is a lot going on....
HIckory Chair, Kit Chiar, 36.25"h x 23.25"w x 27.5"d.

 It is fully customizable...
 
Kit Chair, photo from Bearhill Interiors





1.01.2014

Happy New Year!!

 

Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity in the coming New Year.



It is the Chinese year of the horse and apparently purple, blue and gray are lucky colors for the coming year.  The painting below the one that got away from me at auction last year... May 2014 be a winning year for you.






















"New Year's Day is now the accepted time to make your regular annual resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."    

                          -- Mark Twain

Ha!  That will be me.