Today we got confirmation that our little peanut is indeed a girl!! She is right on schedule and danced around all over the place for us. She has long legs (like her daddy). I love her so much already, I can't imagine what it'll be like when I can actually look into her little eyes.
This means we get to keep the chandelier! Which is electric and doesn't even need to be rewired. The angle of the photo I posted yesterday caused some confusion, but it is indeed electrified.
We plan to use the crib that was mine when I was a baby. My mom took it to the furniture refinisher to have it stripped a few months ago and went to pick it up yesterday. I wish I had a picture... but it's nothing fancy, just a simple Jenny Lind style crib. Mom had her camera with her... but there was something more interesting to photograph then my stripped crib...
She emailed me a photo of this darling chest that the furniture refinisher was repairing for someone. How cute! I wish the top drawer had been in place.
That's all for today... happy Thursday afternoon to everyone!
Suzanne Kasler's line for Hickory Chair is phenomenal. I know this isn't breaking news, but I love coming back to something I've already seen and be as inspired as I was the first time I saw it. The line is sophisticated, yet understated... a balance hard to master. I love it. Have you seen it?
Or if you like to show a little leg...
I finally took pictures of my new sofa and chairs, a few people have asked and I keep forgetting!
The sofa and chairs are by Best Slipcover Company*, (while their website is generic, their products are great) both my sofa and my chairs the Rachel... both are linen... the sofa has the box pleat skirt. Now, the sofa is a purchase I have been thinking about for quite some time... I dreamed of this and this... I think I have a good compromise, and saved a
few lot of pennies too, which is a recessiony-good move. I wanted a slipcover... because then if I tire of the natural linen or the print (which will probably happen first) I can change it up. I like the comfortable look and feel of a slipcover too, and the fact that they are pre-shrunk and can be tossed in the washer and dryer is nice.
The fabric stopped me in my tracks... I did not recognize it... I think that's why I liked it so much. The colors worked well with my house and I liked the large pattern. My rug is herringbone seagrass bound in alligatory-leather.
Did I mention they are unbelievablycomfortable? Do you see where the little terrihuahuas spend their time when we are at home? My dining chairs in the background... can't see them too well... but they are klismos-ish Milling Road chairs, now discontinued, but when I found them at Goodwill, all 6 for $150 when they were still current. They retailed for about $500 per chair. I think that would classify as a 'deal', wouldn't you?
That's all for today folks! Happy Monday!
*- if you see see something you can't live without @ that website... let me know. And one of my old sofas is still for sale if any locals are interested.
Not sure where I have been... but I just happened upon Thomasville's website and found Darryl Carter's new collection. I've always appreciated his passion for "new traditional" design... and am pleased to see that it's now available for the masses...
[that chair looks a lot like this one]
I can't vouch for the quality, but the prices look good... anyone seen this in person yet?? Sat on the sofas and chairs?? It seems to me like it hits a price-point for those who can't quite touch the coveted high-end furniture lines, but still appreciate classic designs.
I enjoyed the Video interviews here.
And of course this prompted me to go back and dig into his portfolio... which I spent some time studying a few months ago after his Elle Decor cover in May that had me in awe. His interiors have a sculptural quality to them, without being stodgy and heavy... it's an impressive mix.
Maybe I need to make a trip to Thomasville this weekend!?
I promised to leave you with something pretty...
from The Selby
Raoul Textiles are gorgeous, I sent Courtney home with a couple samples... one of which was the fabric on the sofa below. (it's Amijao linen #909B82, for fellow tradespeople who might be interested)
I love the repetition of the same fabric on the draperies. Love the grasscloth too. (my grasscloth is going in my pantry on Friday!) I also like the frames over the sofa. This image is from Elle Decor, July/August 2007, photographed by Pieter Estersohn.
I've been stewing over how to frame the antique scrapbook of match books I scored at the Kane County Flea Market. I have a few frame samples and a million mats I'm sorting through, and was leaning towards a deep frame so I could have some relief and a shadowbox affect so you could see the cool depth and crunchiness of not only the matches themselves, but also the pages of the tattered old scrapbook ($$$$$$). But looking at that image above I wonder if I shouldn't just go with a classic (plain jane) metal frame ($) and white mat (oh the decisions). I would usually never go with a metal frame... but it works there. But they have grasscloth on the walls, which is a nice soft element, and what they have framed has hardly any color.
Okay, enough thinking out loud.
I'm pretty sure I'd like to have this. Convincing my husband that it's a good use of $14,500 is another story.
When I saw this image over at SF Girl By Bay:
I was kinda' sorta thinkin' that little man might be a good match for this little girl:
Maybe it's the common thread tufted goodness that's appealing to both?
I don't know.
I did set these two up and they got married:
If you need me to set you up, holla'.