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Friday
Sep282012

Batik

Hadley Holiday is one of my favorite artists. Maybe it’s her fluid mark-marking or her use of color. Maybe it’s that so many of her paintings have a textile/fabric quality. These batik-like paintings are just exquisite. 

 

 Paintings by Hadley Holiday

{ I recommend Holiday’s blog too. } 

 

 

 

Of course, actual batik fabrics are pretty fabulous. Just the right graphic in any room. 

 

 

{ Martyn Lawrence-Bullard Design Kaba Kaba, Melaya Indigo by Braemore, Spoonflower batik }

 

And more resist-dyed goodies…

 

{ Kelly Wearstler batik scarf, Tie Dye pillow from Furbish }

 

 


Friday
Sep212012

Art makes the room

You know, it doesn't matter if it’s the kitchen, living room or powder room… A room is made by its art. 
 

 

 

 

MINTY has a handful of art on One Kings Lane today. 

 

Thursday
Sep202012

I want a hole punched, leather skirted chair

I really love to reupholster vintage furniture. Here is some inspiration I like. And an idea.

 

Sometimes it’s the fabric that makes the piece.

 

 

 

 

 

Other times it’s the mix of fabrics. 

 

 

 

 

 

And sometimes it’s not the fabric that is the star. Instead, it’s the upholstering technique — and upholsterer’s skill — that dazzles. Pleating, pattern matching, tufting... Wowza!

 

 

 

 

I just got an email today from Barney’s. It’s a gorgeous Kelly Wearstler leather skirt. And another very clever idea from Kelly: peep-style, hole-punched leather.

 

 

 

Now imagine this hole-punched look as the skirt of a chair. Imagine brass chair legs just slightly peeking through those punched holes. Wouldn’t it be fabulous? Great idea, Kelly!

Bye. I have to go hole-punch something.

 

 

{ Sources: Kelly Wearstler, Design-CrisisNero Chronicles, Mary McGee Interiors, and Angie Helm Interiors }  

 

 

Wednesday
Sep192012

The official tee shirt + a new attitude

 

Photo via TMR

 

I rarely get bored. I like Betty’s admonition “Only boring people get bored.” That’s what I preach to my two eye-rolling teenagers. But blogging about interiors was starting to feel same-old-same-old. Which is actually weird because I'm more enmeshed in the world of interiors than ever.

So today, I'm starting anew. With fresh eyes. And a fresher attitude. 

 

I’m going to cull my blog roll.
Time for some fresh faces and a
new tip of the hat to old favorites.

 

 

 More antiques, more vintage.
Yep, that's where my head is.

 

 

Art and more art.
Lover, I never left you.

 

 

Color, color, and
yes more color.

 

 

Here’s to a bright new eye spy,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday
May142012

Balm for the eyes + ears

Oh my gosh. This is truly so gorgeous. Color inspiration, great music, mezmerizing dance, creative brilliance — in one piece. Watch it.

 

OK Go Video of Skyscrapers

 

{ via Creature Comforts blog }