August 14, 2012

Catching My Eye

After I had Julian I was completely uninterested in design and working. I'm not sure what happened, just basically lost that creative mojo. Who knows, you go crazy when you're pregnant and give birth. Then you try to function on zero sleep and zero energy when you're keeping a human being alive purely from your own body. It's nuts. And to be honest, I couldn't do both things. Looking back, I just crack up because I actually thought during my 'maternity leave' that I'd go through the piles and piles of old magazines I have stacked around. Yea right. Like the five minutes of my spare time I was zoning out to Real Housewives of NY, and could barely study read a magazine. BUT this mojo is finally coming back and I'm excited about sconces and paint chips again! I was even picking out toilet colors today! Beige, white, cream or 'linen'. Ha! Thank goodness for that though, makes me feel like I'm doing what I need to be doing (in addition to being a mother/wife)! Pinterest has actually been good for getting my feet wet again. (and obviously is a total time waster too) Here are a few things on my radar right now. I want to try these, either in my own house or in one of your houses!

Grass Cloth on the ceiling. YES. I read recently somewhere, who knows where since we're so ADD and we read stuff on pinterest/insta/facebook/blogs/magazines blah blah.. but anyway, I read recently that Albert Hadley once said that ceilings were the most ignored part of designing a room. I need to take his advice and start taking my design up a notch and dressing up some ceilings. 

Painted Floors. I'm dying to paint a floor a la Mary McDonald or Miles Redd. Some of the masters! Hopefully the opportunity to design something like this pops up soon!

A bench seat cushion. I just love a bench seat cushion on a sofa. Hard to fluff up all the time (speaking from experience, we have one), but so good looking. I especially love this one. I'm generally not too much of a red person, but I love this velvet and color too. 

Chinoiserie Walls. Working on a powder room renovation right now, and the design is inspired by this photo below. So excited to be working with Leslie Sinclair - woman behind this wonderful book - on this super fun project!

Rugs. Duh. If you read this blog you know how I feel about rugs. I snagged this 6x9 antique Mahal a few weeks ago. My girl Sarah just had it cleaned for me. I can't wait to use it somewhere...where?! It would be perfect layered over seagrass in a bedroom or living room. Or used in a big kitchen, or entry. Basically anywhere. I'd even put it in my bathroom if it were big enough. 

New Artist Discovery. I need to sign off now and hit the hay...but the last thing that has been catching my eye lately is this artist I spied in London. Sarah Graham. Gorgeous..and the most insane scale. 


Courtney said...

I've been loving Pinterest lately! And I couldn't agree more about ceilings...we plan to use grasscloth somewhere in the new house and I've been toying with it as ceiling treatment for master. But I also think it'd be great in the family room, too. I love this sort of problem solving :)

Chris Lonergan said...

Digging the grass cloth and painted floors Meg! Grass cloth could be huge score in my vinyl/chill-out room. Already planning it in my head- just need our own place first...

Stoked your blogging again.

Lindsay@domicile{blog} said...

Yes! I am in luv with grass cloth on the ceiling, or glossy color, or plaster, etc. I too saw that image on Pinterest. Thinking about ceilings as a 5th wall changes how I envision a room. Opens my brain up to new ideas.

anna said...

hi, can you tell me where the photo of the sofa comes from

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