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Happy Weekend! {and video}

It’s Friday afternoon and time to wrap up and go about our weekend activities but I discovered something over at Pia’s blog that cannot be missed! InFrame TV is a video channel for creative types worldwide and they produce short videos in Melbourne, Australia profiling, “original and arresting Australian and international talent working in arts, design and culture.” Their goal is to, “provide unprecedented access to the thoughts, insights, and inspirations of people who create”.

One of their videos that I particularly loved spotlights decorator, shop owner, and collector Lyn Gardner. If you recall, I showed you a glimpse of how Lyn lives here. I’m a huge fan of her work so seeing her live, touring viewers of her lovely shop, really inspired me today and I know you’ll love to watch this 4 minute video below.

I’m taking Monday (Presidents Day) off, so I’ll meet you here on Tuesday, February 17th. Enjoy your long and loving weekend. hubba hubba. (image from living and more magazine, germany)

Posted in designers, inspiration on February 13, 2009

How Much For This Room?

Calgary-based interior decorator, artist, and photographer Lori Andrews, aka the 10-Cent Designer, is back with How Much For This Room? to take us into a welcoming client space, Jill, to break down and list each item with a grand total at the end. Jill’s condo looks phenomenal.

Lori says, “Jill initially hired me for a 2 hour consultation for her 1 bedroom condo. I surprised her by recommending she buy all new furniture. We have continued to work together where required. The client is on a budget so she completes the plan we came up with piece by piece. er next order of business is a fabulous new light fixture for above the dining table and new white granite countertops in the kitchen.”

Before scrolling down, I invite you to view Jill’s apartment before (link).

(1)IKEA Besta low cabinet (for TV) $380. (2) IKEA Besta beech shelf units, Besta Norum high gloss white doors, IKEA CD/DVD upper storage unit, $250. (3) Dining area, IKEA Besta beech shelf units, Besta Norum high gloss white doors $730. (4) Flooring, laminate $6000. for apartment including install. (5) Professional painter, $750 for living/dining areas, Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore. (6) Levelor blinds on windows, $500 from Home Depot. (7) Linen Drapes, $660 custom (8) Luccia Sofa (by Cisco) $2400 on sale at Country Furniture. (9) Cowhide $350 Buckskin leather. (10) Star Burst Mirror $325 from Global Views. (11) Ceramic bird white $45 Chintz and Company. (12) Red Buddha head $30 at Appeal. (13) Clock $75 Home Evolution, (14) Brownie Camera moms (15) Metal letter M $20 Anthropologie. (16) Modern hanging lamp $120 The Ground Up Design. (17) Walnut Side table $90 Umbra. (18) Brown Leather boxes $30 Home Sense. (19) Large white bowl $20 Home Sense. (20) White leaf platter $15 Indigo. (21) white scoop bowl $60. (22) small white vase $7 IKEA. (23) green vase $20 Sunnyside Garden Center. (24) Plasma TV, Arcan tuner DVD and rainmaker speakers $5,700 K&W Audio. (25) silver candlesticks $200. (26) black stone bowl $120. (27) cashmere throw blanket $200 Chintz and Company. (28) custom silk throw pillows $350 Lori Andrews Interiors. (29) small wooden vessel on coffee table $60 Country Furniture. (30) small ornate glass candleholder on coffee table $20. (31) small gold vase on coffee table $7. (32) Isamu Noguchi coffee table $1,195 Kit Interior. (32) Saarinen tulip table $1,700 Kit Interior. (33) Eames Aluminum Leather lounge chair $1,800 Kit Interior. (34) Dining chairs $35 each from the now defunct Caban. (35) Table Lamp with linen shade $250 Robinson Lighting & Bath.

Grand total for living/dining space =$24,619.00 (so far)

Lori Andrews Interiors happily provides hourly online design consultations. For more information email lori AT loriandrewsinteriors.com

What do you think? Any questions for Lori?

(photography: lori andrews)

Posted in Decorating Tips, design on February 13, 2009

Francine Zaslow Photography

Driven by self expression over trends, Boston photographer Francine Zaslow has a welcoming and beautiful online portfolio sharing her work… pages to turn, buttons to click, and music with a very hip lounge vibe making the experience transporting and relaxing. I recognized some of her work instantly from catalogs and websites like Fresh and Mariposa.

Fashion, food, interiors, it’s all there and completely inspiring. What a lovely site to get lost in on a Friday morning.

(images from francine zaslow)

Posted in inspiration on February 13, 2009

Music That Motivates

What songs make you shake your booty at home?

Posted in uncategorized on February 13, 2009

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