I’m wrapping up another piece for the Boston Globe today, this time I’m showing some pendants and chandeliers. One that I’m including is the stunning Coral Pendant from Design Within Reach. I found this fantastic image on a blog called As I See It — the blogger makes a good point about this particular light because it really is hard to imagine it in an actual space outside of the DWR showroom. Seeing it here in this living room over at Traditional Home magazine really shows off just how lovely it is in a ‘real’ home.
In addition to that beautiful image, Traditional Home has a very inspiring website filled with large, full-color photographs. I’m not exactly a traditional girl when it comes to decorating, I appreciate these rooms and find many of them to have elements that I love. I can’t help feeling a little left out when I look at these rooms though, I don’t ever see myself living such a luxurious lifestyle but it is fun to peek in on those who do. Here are some of my favorite rooms for a little Friday inspiration. :)
And don’t forget to check out Marcia Cross’ chocolate and aqua velvet trailer on the set of Desperate Housewives at Universal Studios. A very swanky trailer!
(images from traditional home magazine and dwr)
Starting July 1 (mark those calendars!), Bodie and Fou will begin their summer sale where you score lots of designer favorites for 20-60% off of retail price. As I looked through their shop online this morning I couldn’t help but love some of their product shots and would like to share some of my favorite products with you today. These are all so stunning, I could live in these rooms… I like all of the pretty cut out patterns and textures. Oh la la!
(images from bodie and fou)
My friend and travel partner Danielle, who I actually met via decor8 in 2006 when she showed her apartment to readers and a friendship blossomed from there, just purchased a gorgeous home outside of Amsterdam. I can’t wait until she shows you the photos once she gets into the space and makes it her own. It is a fantastic home with beautiful property — very magazine worthy for sure. In preparation for her new home, Danielle and her boyfriend are selling their current apartments.
This is by no means a sales pitch, I have no interest in helping her sell these properties as I’m sure her broker is completely capable and I’m willing to bet both will sell rather quickly without any help from me. But I was so completely inspired by how Danielle lives, and of the apartment in which her boyfriend resides in The Hague (Netherlands) that I want to give you a sneak peek.
You can go to her blog to see all of the images, they are just wonderful. You can tell Danielle is a stylist — she did a great job staging both apartments for a quick sell. Enjoy!
(images from danielle delange/the style files)
I’m sure many of you know Jennifer Davis but if not, you’ll want to as her work is pretty amazing. This is a painting that I purchased from her that arrived today. My current home is an 1875 carriage house with the horses names still on a beam across the ceiling in the bedroom! My last home was a huge 2 level barn that was gut renovated and just lovely.
I’ve always been attracted to historical homes, particularly since I was raised in South Carolina around so many gorgeous ones. I find myself loving either historical ones or extremely contemporary houses perched atop a mountain or ocean front. I think this is a good example of purchasing art that speaks to you though. This painting may not speak to you at all but because of the last two homes I’ve lived in, it truly means something to me. I’m bringing it with me to Germany to put in my apartment over there so that I have a piece of my life and memories around.
Here are some more paintings by Jennifer that I’m smitten by. I’d love to own them all if I could…
Jennifer also has an etsy store where she sells some of her more affordable original paintings, where I shop for them. :)
(image from jennifer davis)