Tuesday, April 30, 2013

a desk for me at the auction!



I'd been looking for a cool desk for a while and this past weekend I snapped up this bamboo piece at a local auction. Love the oriental feel of it. I think my ghost chair is gonna look great with it.

I also wanted this bench, but it got away...


and this large serape/rug was also on my list but escaped me, too...


I do love a good antique auction.

Friday, April 26, 2013

my really, really big mirror obsession...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



















have a really, really great weekend!
donna

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rarified Air and Eleanor Cummings


Rarified Air
 
 
 
In May's House Beautiful, Houston Interior Designer Eleanor Cummings recommends Sherwin Williams Rarified Air (SW6525) as her go-to 'tranquil' color.

I did a double-take after seeing the HB images of the color; they are stunningly beautiful -  a pale, pale, gray - but the Sherwin Williams on-line color sample looks very blue. Not entirely a bad thing - just know going in that Rarified Air has major blue undertones. Eleanor says that Rarified Air is "not that sweet blue, but a sophisticated blue."

Still, I have to think that the lady who puts these rooms together has to know what she's talking about:


 

 
 
 
 
 

Monday, April 22, 2013

mirrored doors











Don't have any but have always wanted some.













Wednesday, April 17, 2013

chalky white painted brick












 



Source: flickr.com via Gabi on Pinterest




We have an exposed brick chimney in an upstairs bedroom. I've never really liked the color of the brick so I painted it first with primer, thinking I'd do a top coat of white later. But the primer left the brick so wonderfully chalky-white I didn't need to go further. I love these ultra flat, textural white brick walls.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Folks, It's Curtains. Gray Curtains.

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Convinced yet???

Friday, April 12, 2013

whites

 
 
my faves right now.
 
 
have a terrific weekend!
 
donna
 
 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

the beauty of a mail slot







Source: baenk.com via Lisa on Pinterest











Source: flickr.com via Brenda on Pinterest




The home we were in before this one had a mail slot in the front door and I came to love it.
Rain? Snow? Bad hair day? No problem. The mail dropped right into my living room.

When we moved into our current home, one of the first things we did was carve a mail slot in our front door.

Still love it.

But there is one drawback.  More than one friend has jumped out of her seat when the mail suddenly came crashing into the house, hitting the floor with a loud thud.

(I try not to giggle too hard.)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

zany pillows

 



First lady Pillow from Jonathan Adler




Camera Pillow by Society6
  
 


Squirrel Pillow by Design Public


 
I love a room with a sense of humor so I'm serving up a little craziness with pillows over on Houzz this month.


What I Bought at Anthropologie...






best smelling stuff eva!

AND, what I also liked...




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

oriental rugs

 
 
 

 
 
My rug weakness is an antique oushak with very faded grays and oranges.
It gets me every time.
 
Did you see the recent article in the New York Times on identifying and cleaning antique rugs?
 
The New York Times
photo by Robert Benson