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I'm totally disappointed. It's not nearly as nice. I actually caught myself thinking well, I could afford that, and I still love the look, maybe one would do for our entry. Then I came back to reality. Really? Nope, it's not even close to being as cool as those original ones are. The colors are off, the patterns are generic. Sometimes I can happily go for a copy. In this case, I'm sorry PB, I think I'd rather walk on my bare wood floors for now!
Next time I'm in NY, you betcha I'm going to head over to ABC & price out one of these bad boys...
The top is made of reclaimed azobe wood with a half found metal band all around the edges, the cast iron industrial base is American 1930's-40's. Pretty amazing right? Jurg artfully refinishes or fabricates most of his furniture from unique items found in Europe or the US. I also saw some pretty amazing 1930's American chaise lounges on wheels that he'd lacquered a gray/green. And I drooled over an original George Nelson ball bubble pendant light from the 1950's.
Back to "the one", the part I'm leaving out is the price. It's $9500. Yep. You read correctly. NO, it does not have inlaid diamonds. You think you'd be buying precious jewels for that price. I went from being super stoked that I found something I thought was incredible, to being sad, really sad. But Jurg is so cool and asked me to give him a budget and he'd see what he could make for me within my price range. So we'll see, I think in my budget the only thing Jurg could make me would be a Barbie sized table!
In my life I've been fortunate to have two good friends from Brazil, they have brought smiles to my face and are always fun to be around. I've learned that Brazilians have a zest for life and are proud of their country and culture. I've always wanted to visit there and to learn Portuguese! Check out this fabulous house in the jungles of Brazil...I'd love to sit on those sofas and drink a caipirinha with my friends Joanna and Felipe!
I love everything about this space, Anna Sheffield's showroom/atelier. Her jewelry is even more fab! Those black painted floors, oriental rug and ceiling tin are pretty awesome.
Oh. Before I forget, her line for Target comes out August 31st. Can't wait for that! Between this and Anna Sui's Gossip Girl line, I think all my fall clothes are coming from Tarjay!
We won't be installing them until we have painted, I'm testing some colors out on the walls this week and weekend, hopefully in the coming weeks I'll be able to do some before and after photos!
Love the Leontine monograms! A lot of the furniture in their farm came from places like Restoration Hardware, of course mixed with Hermes throws.
I'm totally obsessed with their kitchen...the double sinks, brass hardware, mixing of materials. Gorgeous! Oh by the way, thinking of kitchen's I'm obsessed with, also check out more of Jenna Lyons kitchen photos and different angles here...I was excited to see that, love Jenna Lyons. Remember that issue of Domino is the one I just had to have.
Computer problems + Internet issues + in laws in town this weekend + overall busy-ness = No Blogging. I'll be back soon! I promise! With some quick fix-its to my house to share! Just breathe...and have a fantastic weekend ;) xxx
Meg, you are a Bohemian Classic
You have a refined sensibility and bring a sense of history and tradition into your decor. You appreciate how symmetrical arrangements and beautiful, well-crafted pieces create a solid foundation to a room. But you like to shake up this restraint with objects and accessories that express your personality and your love of other cultures. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. You want people to feel comfortable in your home, and cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, unique pieces, and even a little touch of quirk or humor give your house a laid-back, Bohemian flair.
You value serenity. While there are probably a lot of interesting things in your home, they are joined by your taste or a certain palette that keeps them in harmony. You appreciate the beauty in simple forms. Whether fancy or plain, you appreciate things that are well made and function as well as they look. You also have a strong respect for the environment and craftsmanship. You care about how things are made, and how they are used.
Putting Your Style to Work!
1. Your Design Challenge: UNIFY The good news is, you probably have many things you love and have collected, and no one would ever say your home is boring! You've done the hard part; now you just need to pull it all together. If your furniture seems like a mish-mash, unify it through similar upholsters or slipcovers. When grouping objects, try to find something they have in common. If they share a shape, color or material, they will look like a collection. A tray is every decorator's secret weapon for making groups of small objects look purposeful and sculptural. If your accessories are all over the map, try subduing the upholstery or wall color, so your small items are the stars.
2. Your Happy Place The more serene your bedroom feels, the happier you will be. A pretty coverlet over a big duvet makes the bed look smooth—and not all duvet-lumpy! And, a blanket folded at the foot of the bed breaks up the big expanse of fabric. Euro shams—those big square pillows—are great for reading in bed, and a few decorative pillows can also be a nice touch. Consider adding a basket or a small occasional table near your bedside table for books, papers, lotions, linen spray or whatever you'd like.
3. Be Party-Ready All the Time! Scent: The first thing you notice about a home is how it smells. Use naturally fragrant cleaning products. If you find a scented candle or fresh potpourri you love, stock up on it. Any scent you like, whether perfume or linen spray, can be used on upholstery, bedding or just spritzed into the air.
Mood: Nice, flattering light makes us feel good. So nix the harsh, direct light from overhead fixtures in favor of the softer glow from floor and table lamps. Also, stock up on some votive candles and a couple of hurricane lanterns for setting around the room.
Food: Devote space in your pantry or on a shelf for go-to party essentials: crackers, dip, chips, nuts—whatever you like to serve. Keep on hand a collection of attractive bowls and cocktail napkins, and you'll be able to set a spread—instantly!
Drink: The simplest and chicest thing is to have a drinks tray or table always set up. Include a mix of pretty glasses, an ice bucket, a lovely pitcher, and bottles of soda and water. When the bell rings, just add ice and limes.
I had fun taking this, I recommend it.
I still need to participate in this little summer challenge, after all, summer is almost over! One photo to describe your style is really hard, especially when your own home is not ready to be photographed! But Alek...now that I know I'm Boho Classic, I'll start searching my archives for a photo!
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