Skip to content

How Much For This Room?

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.

How Much For This Room?

How Much For This Room?

How Much For This Room?

How Much For This Room?

How Much For This Room?

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.

TOTAL: $2,926.00

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)

Posted in uncategorized on April 17, 2009

Hadley Hutton: Online Art Sale

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!

Hadley Hutton

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)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, uncategorized on April 17, 2009

Candles – A Few Favorites

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)

Posted in round-ups, uncategorized on April 16, 2009

Frank Roop Design

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.

Met Home

Met Home

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…

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

Frank Roop Designs

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)

Posted in Designers + Stylists on April 16, 2009


Some of my books

Co-editions are also available in many languages, learn more


Next dates

Blogging Your Way
e-courses, 2015
Visit our e-course website to learn more about our inspirational e-courses by bloggers, for bloggers.