When I was in Stockholm this past October, I met up with Swedish design blogger Emma and I remember her asking if I’d been equally impressed about an apartment she had blogged about around that time, but I couldn’t recall what she was referring to. But she was so enthusiastic about it that I vowed to check it out once I returned from my trip and had computer access again. Time flies and I forgot all about this conversation until last night when I stumbled upon it – the home of Mette over at An Angel at my Table – it’s the same one that Emma loves! I traced the post over to Emmas blog and sure enough, this is the one. Emma clearly has great taste and now I’m drooling over it. Notice all the details. You can learn more about apartment dweller Mette and her chic flat on her blog.
Thank goodness for design blogs and the access we have to viewing beautiful homes worldwide because sometimes I get tired of what I’m seeing here in America and so I’m finding Scandinavian blogs to be so refreshing right now.
Psst: Mette makes beautiful clothes for children too.
(images from mette)
It’s a long weekend here since Monday is a holiday, so I’m heading out and will return on Tuesday, January 22nd to kick off a new week. Try to squeeze in everything you can out of the long weekend. I wish you many cups of good tea, a curl up session in your favorite chair with a great design magazine, and at least one delicious slice of something yummy.
(image by amy butler design)
I adore the work of Andrea Heimer so when an email arrived the other day announcing her revamped website, I thought I’d take a moment to give this artist a shout out here on decor8. Great bold color in her work, perfect for those bleh walls that you can’t or do not want to paint but that desperately need some TLC. I can imagine her work in one of my favorite bedrooms featured once in Domino magazine shown below.
(images top: andrea heimer. bottom: domino)
Contributed by: Vanessa De Vargas, decor8 West Coast Correspondent
If you’re a mid-century design fanatic you’ll want to run — not walk — on over to Pico Modern Furnishings located on Pico Blvd. just one block West of Hauser in Los Angeles.
This little store recently opened a few short months ago and already it is jam packed with mid century furniture and accessories at affordable prices. Pico Modern Furnishings has a pretty large selection of ceramic and metal lamps in a myriad of colors, side tables refinished in teak wood including some red lacquered two tiered tables (I keep eyeing them in the store), along with some vibrant 1950?s to 1970?s abstract art.
Unfortunately they do not have a website as of yet, but you can always email owner Don (picomodern AT yahoo.com) for pricing and information. He might even have what your looking for since he’s also the buyer for his other store called Design Modern located at 6055 Melrose near Vine St.
Pico Modern Furnishings
5449 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(images from vanessa de vargas)
I’m happy to announce that Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise will be dropping as our West Coast Correspondent contributing a post or two each week! Vanessa was blogging for our friends over at AT-LA for the last two years but with her being such a busy lady between client work, her new retail store (she moved!), and maintaining her own blog, she decided to reduce her online time so that she can continue to grow and expand her design practice and store in Los Angeles. Since Apartment Therapy is looking for daily bloggers, she decided to come over to decor8 and hang out with us for awhile on a very part-time basis. You can look out for 1-2 posts authored by her that will appear weekly on Fridays in addition to my own. Welcome, Vanessa!
To read an interview that I had with Vanessa in 2006 click here.
* Tours of new stores and showrooms in LA
* Highlight store openings and events in LA
* Interview the design tastemakers of Los Angeles
* Showcase her firms interior design projects that will include “where to find it” detailed information.
What interests you?
(images from vanessa de vargas)