So I was talking to my friend Becky the other day about shoes, because I’m on the hunt for yellow, blue, or red flat peep toes (I loved the BCBG Girls flats in Blueprint this month, but they’re impossible to find via BCBG, you have to hunt around Neiman’s or Macy’s). During this chat, she said why she loved shoes so much. They don’t give her muffin top.
That made me laugh and then I felt a sting of reality because you know, she’s right. I don’t have the perfect body, but my feet are always the perfect size 8.5 or 9 and they look great in everything. From the ankle down, I’m walking perfection.
Becky sent me over to J Crew, where I fell into peep toe heaven, and then I came across their Spring ad campaign. I love me some product shots, I’m always trying to see how I can turn outfits into rooms (thanks to Domino).
If you need decorating inspiration, look no further than clothing catalogs and stores. Serious. Look at how colors and patterns are mixed together and try to think of ways you could do the same in your wardrobe and beyond – rooms. Inspiration can come from anywhere.
Psst: Want to see the best trench coat in the world?
(images from j crew)
Look at this image carefully. Found this today in the NYTimes and had to share. Designers for Karastan used vinyl storage bags filled with recycled materials as seating at the recent Dining By Design event in New York. Is this idea a hit or a diss?
(image from raeanne giovanni-inoue for the new york times)
I try not to talk about myself on this blog because design is the focus, but after looking at the March issue of Living Etc with freestanding bathtubs in nearly every home featured, I had to point you to an article that appears in Boston magazine’s Home & Garden edition, written by yours truly. If you’re a local and looking for a tub, this article may help you out. It’s on newsstands until June 12, 2007. The article is called “Bathing Beauties”, pages 51-53. If you do not have access to the issue, I’ve uploaded it to my flickr account, so you can read it there (view in full size). A huge thanks to Julieann (a decor8 reader) from Jace Interiors in Cambridge for the quotes!
(images from boston magazine)
A huge thanks to Kiley from Urban Outfitters for sending over a cd product preview for Spring. No sticker shock here, great buys for doing a little Spring spruce up in your home. Here are my picks:
The mid century sofa for only $480- (what a deal), and a floral ink blot rug for $68. A kitschy cute swedish tile hook for $10 (available in 4 patterns), and an oilcloth optic table for $29. I think the table would look really cute on a patio, don’t you?
I find the swedish rose bedspread for $32 to be quite sweet (did you notice it’s being used as a curtain in the top image behind the mid century sofa – I like that!) and these vegetale wall decals for $50 (these aren’t new but they’re on sale so I thought I’d throw them in) are a great find – apply them to most surfaces. I bet a single flower would look great on a chalkboard, mirror, or a stainless fridge. And finally, my last fave, this porcelain lattice lamp base for $42 (minus the shade they show it with online, not a fan of that).
Thanks again, Kiley!
(images from urban outfitters)