Serena & Lily is currently having a 20% off sale through tomorrow – which is forcing me to make a kitchen island bar/counter stool decision. I love the look of french bistro stools/chairs, here are a couple of my favorites:
I think the Riviera Counter Stool at S&L hits the nail on the head as far as what I’m looking for.
I was thinking of waiting until our new island is in place but with this sale and the fact that S&L often runs out of stock quickly I think this is a sign I should pull the plug and get to buying… now I just need to figure out how many I need!?
Speaking of Serena & Lily and discounts I recently had a coral headboard made in Schumachers Chenonceau for our guest room that DESPERATELY needs bedding.
The walls are a standard grasscloth with light blue linen window panels so I was thinking the bedding should be neutral (below is an image of my inspiration).
Maybe something like this from S&L with white duvet:
Or even Restoration Hardware’s Italian Hotel Satin Stitch bedding line in Shore with coordinating duvet (RH is also having a 20% off sale):
On a different note – as mentioned in my bio I am what my husband refers to as a “nutritional hobbyist” (or completely obsessed with health and nutrition – especially the homeopathic variety). I’ve always been a firm believer in the benefits of probiotics and found Michael Pollan’s NYT Magazine article today “Some of My Best Friends Are Germs” fascinating. If you are interested you can read here.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
I really like this Thomas Pheasant ritz dining chair. I love the nail trim and tufting, but I especially love the ornamental (I wonder if its functional as well?) pull ring on the backside of it. The style looks so sleek and modern, but it actually looks really comfortable too.
I’m kind of obsessed with this entire room… the chairs, the chandelier, the degournay walls…
Grasscloth wallpaper is one style that I am thrilled to see return. The study in my childhood home (…back in the 80s!) had grasscloth walls and I remember thinking it was so on trend and cool at the time. Sadly, this style phased out for a couple of decades, but I am so glad to see it popping up all over the place again. Currently, I am loving grasscloth of every colors!
One of the things I miss most about living in an “actual home” is taking a bath in my own bathtub. I love taking baths but there is something not-so-appealing about bathing in a rental (regardless of how immaculate the bathroom in your rental may be…) I have always been obsessed with claw foot bathtubs and latey I have been dreaming of the day I will have one of my own!
If this was my bathroom, I would never leave…
Is there a girl out there who doesn’t dream of owning a claw foot bathtub?
I have always been a sucker for greys, neutrals and any kind of muted or understated design. Recently, I stumbled upon this gorgeous London home that just took my breath away. I love everything about this design scheme – its calm and warm, yet dramatic and interesting. I obviously love the grey, black and white theme, but I also really like the unexpected dark blue study as well!
…Oh and “Jack’s Room” is just too good! LOVE IT!
Source: Cochrane Design
I have always been a huge fan of Balmain, but after seeing these beautiful images of the interior of their Paris store, I am truly obsessed. I love the extravagant details and elongated lines in each and every corner of their shop. The whole concept is minimal and classic, while perfectly luxurious.
There are a few things that I always tend to gravitate towards when it comes to interior design. First and foremost, I love pale grey paint. I love it on walls, I love it on ceilings, I love it just about anywhere. Another thing I can’t live without is dark hardwood floors (especially when paired with paint of my favorite greyish hue!) Finally, I like things clean, simple and somewhat minimal.
This room wraps up all my favorite things in one big bow.
I have totally fallen for Bollywood inspired textiles, patterns and designs. My son’s nursery is decked out in Taj by Rikshaw Design and now I want to spruce up my own bedroom with just about anything by John Robshaw. As you know, I LOVE elephants, but I also love the exotic shapes of his new line of headboards and I can’t get enough of all the energetic colors and patterns.
PS… John Robshaw also has designs clothing, bone inlay desk accessories and lots of other great little accessories!
Did anyone else see Carla Lane’s nursery design in this month’s issue of Traditional Home? I am dying over the Lulu DK fabric and wallpaper. The design and color scheme are perf. The only things I would change are those dreadful blinds and the wicker toy basket (in my opinion, they should both be white)…
I have been obsessed with these spotted wallpaper patterns by Schumacher and Thibaut for quite sometime now. I think spots are so fun and youthful, but also somewhat simple and easy on the eyes. Today (and always) I can’t get enough of it!