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April 2007

Shopping + Products

Horchow

April 23, 2007

Lulu de Kwiatkowski was mentioned here before, but it was only recently that I discovered her bedding over at Horchow. I imagine the Paradiso (shown below) against a sunny yellow wall… Cane + bamboo patterns are everywhere right now, and I love seeing them. From furniture to textiles, cane is h-o-t!

HorchowHorchowHorchow has bird panels with a faux-bamboo trim that I love (bird panels are another trend piece right now), this hand-painted umbrella stand with a bamboo motif brass base, a very grown up mirrored chest (would look so pretty in an entryway), and with the rise of peacocks as a motif, why not shake your tailfeathers and try splurging on this settee? I agree, this settee isn’t for me either — but you have to laugh at luxury sometimes because it can look so uncomfortable!

(images from horchow)






Designers + Stylists

Parker Palm Springs: California Dreamin’

April 21, 2007

I keep hearing about the Parker Palm Springs, so I had to do a little research and now, share this fantastic escape with you. Located in Palm Springs, California, everything about this place is exquisite (tour the property here). I dream of spending a gorgeous getaway at the Parker, as everything about it screams luxury, celebrity, the good life… Or shall I say everything about it whispers, as it seems like a peaceful spot to unwind, order a fancy pants cocktail (poolside, of course), and slip away from the rest of the world in your own personal cocoon of pleasure.

Parker Palm Springs: California Dreamin'If you think it has a bit of a Jonathan Adler vibe going on, you’re right. He designed most of the interiors at this little piece of swank heaven (listen to a series of podcasts with Jonathan and Simon Doonan here – they talk about this place exclusively, the inspiration, etc.). I especially love the Moroccan wedding quilt at the food of the bed shown below. I’m still on the hunt for one, if you can help me…

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(images from the parker palm springs)






Arts + Crafts, Inspiration, Rooms

Artsy Walls: Will It Look Good Over The Sofa

April 21, 2007

Andrea Sperling is a talented photographer and writer who lives in New York, and owner of the new photography website, Will It Look Good Over The Sofa. She wanted to share a wall with us that I absolutely love and think you will, too. This is a stunning display, thanks for sharing Andrea!

Artsy Walls: Will It Look Good Over The Sofa

(image from andrea sperling)






Arts + Crafts, Inspiration

Artsy Walls: Heidi from Rock Scissor Paper

April 21, 2007

Heidi from Rock Scissor Paper wants to share a photo of her bedroom wall. “It’s the view from my bed that I look at each morning and each night.” says Heidi. “I love looking at my artsy wall each day. Each piece has significance to me.”

Artsy Walls: Heidi from Rock Scissor Paper
“The artwork is a mish mash: Vintage architectural rendering, photography postcards,
an illustration torn from a New Yorker Magazine, a few oil pastels found on eBay,
a linocut found on eBay, and vintage prison photos from Folsom Prison in the 1920’s.” – Heidi

(image from heidi b.)






Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Inspiration

Artsy Walls: Patti Haskins Hallway

April 21, 2007

decor8 reader and blogger Patti Haskins from Dallas, Texas is sharing with us her hallway “art” today. Look at these walls! Photos and postcards – this isn’t wallpaper! Patti, I have to ask you, how did you get all of these cards and things on your walls? Do share! This hallway makes me dizzy, but if Patti is happy, we’re happy for her, right gang? Thanks for sharing these with us. I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it in my life. :)

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Thanks for sharing, Patti! Oh, and Patti has a brand new etsy store in case you are interested in seeing what this lady is crafting behind the scenes!

(images from patti haskins)






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