Posts tagged ‘leather’

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.

March 25th, 2011

Before & After: new life for an old wingback

We are constantly on the prowl for furniture in antique shops, yard sales or even discarded in a narrow Savannah alleyway.  We found this wingback chair over a year ago and loved the distinct hump at the top of the back.  We decided to emphasize this feature by adding a felt “blanket” to run from front to back.  We had been looking at belts as a layering and securing tool for a while and finally we had the perfect vehicle for it.  With an equestrian inspiration in mind we covered the chair in a tan houndstooth plaid and pulled the accent blue up to the blanket.  We used a total of 4 skinny belts on sale from Urban Outfitters to complete the look.  We also stripped the unique legs and base to reveal a raw lighter wood which we added depth to by washing with a watered down milk paint.

See the below wingback transformation from Inspiration to Implementation.


It’s important not to get too “themey”.  We kept this setting from looking too “hunting lodge” by pairing the chair with some other vintage elements but maintaining the crisp modern feel of the white loft space.



Inspiration image provided by Country Living

Hand dyed felt by Purl Bee


March 23rd, 2011

Urban Hip- unisex accessories (and bike)

I love menswear inspired fashions on women and these days things are getting more and more ambiguous.  Accessories, especially, seem to be easily shared between men and women alike.  While pulling this list together,  I noticed a few commonalities between the items- leather, tailoring, a sort of simplicity that embodies both sophistication and casualness, and just a touch of nostalgia.

1.  R6 Gyro Bag

2.  Levi’s Japan Vintage Elk Leather Suspenders

3.  iPad Sleeve- Grey wool felt & brown leather

4.  Uniform Wares 200 Series Calendar Wristwatch

5.  NYC Vintage Cruiser

6.  The Hill-Side Selvedge Lightweight Gingham Check Scarf

7.  Paul Smith Felt Trilby Hat

8.  Ray Ban RB4125 CATS 5000 sunglasses

9.  Tonia Welter München USB bracelet