Last week you had the chance to see the newly renovated kitchen and dining room space of graphic designer Tara Hogan from INK & WIT. Today Miss Tara would like to share her cozy den for this week’s edition of How Much For This Room.
Items used in her den: 1. sofa: Pier1, $1000, 2.trestles: Vika Artur (2), IKEA $60., 3. oak wood top on trestle desk: Lowes (lumber), $30. 4. white desk lamp: Kulla, IKEA, $40. 5. floor lamp: ALÄNG, IKEA, $40. 6. planters: BLADET, IKEA, small, $5. 7. desk chair: Marais A chair, DWR, $250. 8. 2 side tables (TV table): Strut Side Table, Blu Dot, $500. 9. 24? Firewood Storage Log Rack Hoop Holder: Big Marble Basics via eBay, $40. 10. 12 birch logs: Clear Pond via eBay, $24. 11. Mid Century Modern Expandable Slat Bench: eBay, $200. 12. bird mobile, Flensted Mobiles Swallow Mobile, Design Public, $27. 13. coffee table/Restoration Hardware, $250. 14. bamboo lounge chair/Pottery Barn, $350. 15. wall art, INK+WIT Everything Counts and A-Z Animal Poster, INK+WIT, $60/$50 ($110) and Lara Cameron fabric print framed. All other items, like the television and smaller miscellaneous decorative finds along with books are not included in this — only key pieces.
If you have any questions, or comments for Tara please feel free to leave them below!
Note: If you would like to participate in How Much For This Room? please email me at holly at decor8blog dot com for more information — please include ONE photo of the room you are interested in submitting. Thank you!
With the sun shining today, birdies breaking into song in my backyard, and the air a lovely 72 degrees, I’m going to post a few more times today and then I’ll be signing off until Monday.
(images: tara hogan, ink & wit)
If you love artist Hadley Hutton as much as I do, hurry over to her online art sale where you can scoop up original paintings priced, on average, between $80-120 OR you can purchase prints of her work on the same page. Beautiful work!
I own one original painting from Hadley and now, a second on the way because I just purchased #16, Diamond Bloom (shown above top right). I wanted #40 but someone beat me to it! Rrrrrr! That’s why you have to act fast if you see something you like, but no pressure or anything! LOL. If you would like a free desktop wallpaper for your computer created by Hadley, visit Kindred where you can find all kinds of free desktop wallpapers created by artists.
(image: hadley hutton)
Do you enjoy scented candles? They are such a nice way to add ambiance don’t you think? They are also a nice way to mask odors, particularly after you’ve prepared a meal with onions, garlic or fish! Yesterday at Real Simple, I wrote about 8 of my favorite candle companies and scents and to my surprise, many readers chimed in sharing personal faves of their own which made the post that much more enjoyable! I found so many new candles thanks to Real Simple readers.
Here are some additional candles that, though I’ve not tried them personally, they certainly do look lovely. All are from Anthropologie. A. ChaCha candle tin B. Garden Study candle C. Ilume tile tin Moroccan mint tea (yummy).
Maybe you would enjoy seeing a collection of candles that I personally use and recommend? If so, you may click here.
(images from Anthropologie)
My friend and Boston-based interior designer Julieann Covino blogged about a gorgeous condo, also in Boston, that she found in the May issue of Metropolitan Home. I’m so glad she highlighted this space or I would’ve missed out on learning about the designer behind it. Here’s a glimpse below, but to learn more about the interior designer, Frank Roop, who is responsible for this project and to view more photos you’ll need to visit Julieann’s design blog, CreateGirl.
Great colors, gorgeous paintings, unique and beautiful bar stools, creative horizontal striped walls… Class act! Frank Roop in Boston has designed some killer spaces, here’s just a taste of his online portfolio where you can drool and dream for most of the afternoon. See for yourself below…
Thank you Julieann for writing about Frank, what an phenomenal local designer!
(Top two photos are by Eric Roth via Met Home, all others from Frank Roop Designs)
I thought that I’d round up 10 links that I recently came across and saved, some as a personal resource and others to share with my students in the BYW e-course. If you have any cool links that you recently found, things that you feel like sharing, please join in and leave your finds below.
Here are mine:
- Looking to round corners on your photos quickly? Try ez rounded corners.
- How to make homemade bookplates via Martha Stewart. This is a project I plan to work on this summer as I’ve always wanted to do this for my book collection.
- A beautiful Boston-based blog called Fresh 365 for vegetarian cooks looking for great recipes. Yum!
- Marie Claire Maison website. More inspiration than you can handle.That’s where the photos in this post are from. Hundreds more where these came from.
- Need to set up a free survey on your blog? Try Poll Daddy.
- Issue #2 of Antler magazine is available online as of yesterday.
- The portfolio of Karl Juengel. Yowser. NICE.
- Affordable eco shoes by Zoe & Zac at Payless. Yeah, really. I did a double take too.
- Target is going green as well with a rather large eco-friendly collection of goods.
- Looking to laugh a little when it comes to interior design? Read the Mogg Blogg. Just make sure you don’t have food or liquid in your mouth as you may choke because these ladies WILL make you burst out laughing.
Where are you clicking lately?
(images from marie claire maison)