Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday Tip: Roman Shades

I found this little handy dandy chart floating around Pinterest. I love it! Who knew there were so many different types?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hampton Hues

I'm starting work on a new project where the client wants the spaces to be inspired by the Hamptons (think "Something's Gotta Give" - that movie is worth watching just for the set!)

These are some of the textiles I'm toying with for the upholstery. Bright colors, subtle patterns with blue and grey undertones. (Leaning towards doing the sofa in that blue!)

Here are some other items on the agenda:


Ballard Designs

Arhaus Furniture

Whatcha think?

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Product Alert!

This tile isn't the most glamorous for a shower application, but it certainly is unique! The heat sensitive tile changes colors depending on how warm the water is. Take a look:

 The company "Moving Color" has a bunch of other products as well, such as touch sensitive tile that changes colors when you touch it, TyeDye and UltraBoom that is super cool, too.

For more information on this tile, please visit Moving Color.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Feature: Ann Wolf

 Ann Wolf's work is my latest obsession. This gal really knows what she's doing. I feel like she could close her eyes, point to 5 random colors and patterns and make them all work together in a room.

Some of the rooms are more traditional than my taste but hey, good design is good design!

Ann Wolf has been designing for families since 1995. Her work includes a Shaker-inspired farmhouse in Colorado, an Adirondacks-style summer house in upstate New York, a mid-century modern house filled with Danish and American furniture in Houston, and a "Hollywood-Glam" pied-a-terre in Manhattan. Her style is at once practical and sophisticated, always marked by everyday luxury and elegant simplicity. "If it doesn't work, it's not a successful design," she says. "And no matter the style, a harmony of color, pattern, scale and texture is essential."

 Ann's passion for design—and collecting—was born in a childhood combing through antiques stores with her mother, two years at Ralph Lauren designing women's wear, and six years at the helm of Little Wolf Furniture Company, a line of vintage fabric-upholstered children's furniture that she founded after coming up short when finishing her first child's nursery.

 How cute is this kids' nook? And the custom runner in the hall is gorgeous!

Ann never imposes a look on a customer, but rather looks to understand the client's personal style and what they already own. "Success for me is being able to bring to life each client's dream for how they want to live. I know a job is successful when my clients tell me that their houses look like them, only better."

All photos and information are from her website, AnnWolfID.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Octopus Table

This table, rightly named the "Octopus Table" by Isaac Krauss is a 500 lb. sculptural table of solid bronze. While it is definitely too creepy to want for my own house, it is also too insanely cool not to share.

More information can be found here.

So what do you think? Beautiful or beastly?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bringing the outdoors in

I love rooms that blend effortlessly with their surroundings and I think this home is a perfect example. The funky Bo-heme style is pretty fun, too :)

Lovely, huh?

All photos by Sisters Agency Photography.