I’m not replacing decor8. But I feel the need to create a more personal space, where I talk mostly about my own life. And that can really bore people which is why I don’t talk a lot about my personal life here.
I was planning to wait a few months to reveal this, but at the rate in which I’m posting over at my new blog I fear that if I don’t tell you soon you’ll have to scroll through tons of archives. And we all know that old news isn’t the same as fresh stuff.
What is my other, more personal blog about?
You’ll have to click on over and see for yourself.
I wrote 11 posts already to make up for my lack of posting on decor8 yesterday and today. :)
I’m excited to share the slideshow that I’ve pulled together for Domino called A Few Good (Etsy) Men – it just went live yesterday. I felt passionate about including a piece devoted to male artists in their online Etsy gallery because lots of guys are quick to judge Etsy as mostly an all-girl space and I’m determined to show that some amazing guys do successfully sell their art as affordable prints there. The fact that a magazine as hugely popular as Domino is paying attention to their work just may be the motivation needed to encourage more guys to sell prints on sites like Etsy.
This is my small contribution to hopefully motivating the men out there, high give guys! And I’d like to thank all who helped me pull together this piece. For the men I’ve missed please send me your shop information because who knows, perhaps Domino will feature an all male review – part two in the future.
I’ve been writing for Domino magazine online since 2006, the Etsy spotlights on their site are my pride and joy. You can read them all right here.
Go men, go!
(images from etsy)
Looking to update your bathroom on a budget? I pulled together 10 Budget Bathroom Updates over at Real Simple this morning that I would love for you to read in case you’re looking to freshen up your bathroom. Here’s the link. And if you have in your budget a little extra for something nice from Anthropologie…
Some new pretty things for the bath from Anthropologie. I adore these colors, so girly. The shower curtains are too lovely, we need more beautiful shower curtains in the world.
These soaps are from Saipua, a family owned business in Brooklyn. It’s so sweet to see how they wrap them in pretty paper and hand stamp the front. Anthropologie carries some of their soaps now too. Love that they are supporting small business.
(images from anthropologie and saipua)
I didn’t forget to wish you a happy weekend, in fact I’ve been wanting to log on for hours to wish you well but I was out and about. I hope each and every single one of you plans to do at least one thing creative this weekend and that you enjoy time with friends and family. Next week I’ll reveal the details regarding our Amy Butler Design contest so get your mood boards ready for action! I’ll leave you with a few links although I’m sure the Aussie blog post is still keeping you busy… :)
makes me smile. You can enjoy more of her photos here on Flickr.
Samantha Hahn has loads of new, gorgeous patterns as she prepares for her first show at Surtex. Recall this post, Turning Patterns Into Product? She’s doing it, everyone. I’d love to see this pattern above, Raindrops, as a wallpaper or fabric. Especially if it has a little metallic gold running through it. Oh la la!
News & Such
- Boston, MA - Koo de Kir weekend sale: Save 10% storewide when you shop with a mom, for a mom or you are a mom! Complimentary Mimosas from 12pm – 3pm on May 10-11.
- Brimfield, MA - The motherload of flea markets kicks of May 13-18. Details here.
- Alexandria, VA - Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair, May 10-11. Details here.
- Los Angeles, CA – Poketo First-Ever Warehouse Sale on Saturday, May 10. I’m so green with envy, I wish I could attend! Details here.
- San Francisco, CA – There are only two weeks left to apply for the AltCraft section at the American Craft Show in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center, August 15-17. Deadline for entry is May 23. Details here.
See you all on Monday — Thank you for visiting with me again this week on decor8, having you take the time to read my posts and share finds and opinions with me through your comments and emails really makes a difference in my life. You are all really great, you know that? xo – Holly (images linked to sources above)
See you all on Monday — Thank you for visiting with me again this week on decor8, having you take the time to read my posts and share finds and opinions with me through your comments and emails really makes a difference in my life. You are all really great, you know that? xo – Holly
(images linked to sources above)
Interior Designer Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise LA wants to share with us a store she’s nuts about in LA called Grace Home Furnishings. I can clearly see why, just look at these blue and white rooms below, so elegant. And I adore the idea of using art over bedside tables, you could mimic this with fabric or wallpaper framed for a little DIY project that would look just as nice.
Contributed by: Vanessa De Vargas, decor8 West Coast Correspondent.
Grace Home Furnishings is a wonderful well known home d?cor and furnishings showroom located in Brentwood just off Sunset Blvd in California. You might be familiar with the store since they always have their chocolate Labrador in their magazine advertisements.
The showroom is always changing with new upholstered beds, chairs and sofas in wonderful coordinating fabrics. The styling of the store is always well decorated and every time I visit I feel like they have tons of new items available that I have not seen before.
I am a huge fan of the Hayworth Nightchest with the combination mirror and wood cabriole legs. It really stands out against a dark wall and makes a smaller room appear a bit larger since mirrors have a way of tricking the eye.
I’m also liking the Ambassador buffet with the delicate molding and glossy white lacquer, which would look great paired with a geometric wallpaper or a dark gray wall.
Visit their online product gallery and see for yourself all the great products that are available for viewing. Tear sheets are now available for download which includes pricing and dimensions.
Make sure you check out the new Spring 2008 issue of O At Home (pages shown above) where event planner Mindy Weiss decorated her home with lots of Grace Home goodies! Isn’t that bedroom gorgeous? – Vanessa De Vargas.
Thanks Vanessa for introducing us to Grace Home Furnishings! A note to readers, if you can’t afford the price tags on some of the beautiful finds that Vanessa loves, hit your local antique store or flea market and refinish things yourself. Sometimes it’s all about finding stores that inspire you like Grace Home Furnishings and buying what you can afford there and for the things you don’t have enough cash for, take away inspiration from your visit. Often you can see something in a store and then find something just like it for $40 at a tag sale and transform the unloved find into a beloved treasure. How hard is it to prep and paint a dresser and add some new knobs, right?
(all images from grace home furnishings including the pages from O magazine)