Posts tagged ‘layered’

September 23rd, 2011

Setting up for a hoe down!

Joel adjusting our pearl clad Rethink deer for Libbie’s book signing room.

 

Our dear friend Libbie Summers just released her brand new cookbook- The Whole Hog Cookbook (which is already in it’s second printing!) and we wanted to throw her a release party that really highlighted her playful personality and overall panache.  Starting with handmade pinwheels, a couple of pigs, custom doily “wallpaper”, burlap, and gingham galore we created a Girlie Fair theme as a backdrop for Libbie’s “pork for chicks” cookbook.  More on the party later when we upload all the pics.  Just wanted to give you a little hint of what we did for Libbie’s book signing room (where there was a line all night long…I know because I stood in it).    Buy the book- you’ll be happy you did!

 

August 16th, 2011

Oh Baby… Organic Modernism!

We recently worked with a DIY client on her new baby’s nursery and it got us thinking… Why not create a great nursery space that has all the style of a grown up room?

While our client had a baby girl, we put this particular room inspiration together with a baby boy in mind.    We pulled sophisticated furniture that is appropriate for any age as well as tactile (and often handmade) accessories that bring whimsy to the space.  Overall, we were going for a young and modern take on a woodsy cabin idea and this is what we came up with:

 

1.  The wallpaper is a graphic wood grain print in blue on a white background.  Try papering the whole room or just make one wall a feature.

2.  The handmade patchwork birds gathered on this Etsy mobile are so sweet and whimsical.

3.  This walnut and white sideboard is a statement piece and can be used in any room of the house.

4.  The Dwell Dots bedding in Chocolate is a classic and would look great on any crib.

5.  This lino-cut print is simple and to the point.  Te amo means “I love you”.

6.  We found these charming hand knitted booties and vintage airplane on Etsy through TenderBlue.

7.  Bookhou’s child’s bentwood chair is covered with a thick felt mat for comfort.  It’s available at a good price, so now I’m just waiting for an adult size chair…

8.  We paired this simple walnut console with a non-stick contoured baby changing mat.   In a couple of years this stylish changing station can easily be transformed into a perfect bar table!

9.  This birch, ash, and white coat rack offers additional storage with the center shelves.  *Just be sure to secure it to the wall or floor before the baby begins to crawl.

10.  The Superordinate 4 Antler chandelier is totally unexpected in a baby’s room and complements the other white elements in the room.

11.  Who can resist Anthropologie’s white “Hippity-Hop” lamp?  This friendly bunny will keep your baby company at night with it’s warm glow.

12.  I’ve wanted to put one of Jonathan Adler’s hand loomed zebra rugs somewhere for ages and this is the perfect spot!  Keep in mind, you can also get this rug in custom color combinations.

13.  This lime Moroccan leather pouf is soft and durable.  Use it as extra seating or as an ottoman.

April 25th, 2011

More than storage…repurposed cardboard lighting

Graypants, a company out of Seattle, is busy bringing new life to cardboard.  These pendants, better known as “scrap lights”, bring cardboard out of the realm of shipping material and elevate it to an elegant and functional source of light.  There are many different sizes and shapes available and all are made from repurposed cardboard boxes.

I love that the various “grain” of the corrugated cardboard creates different lighting patterns and the inherent color of the cardboard itself only further adds to the warm glow of light.  It would be easy to go very wrong with an idea like this (good execution is everything) but the simple form of the pendants marries the casual materiality to create a perfect union.  These lights are perfect above a dining table or better yet as a large cluster in a restaurant.

May 6th, 2010

Clean & Modern vs. Town & Country