Love. This. Chair. I spotted it over on the BoligLiv website this afternoon… my oh my does it have some sexy legs, am I right? Love the stripey tights! I want to paint stripes on all of my chair legs now, ha ha, imagine that!? This is very Dr Seuss, don’t you think? The entire room is just darling and I don’t even love red as an accent color (sorry red lovers) but here I actually do love it. This is fun and playful and oh gosh, oh golly, it makes me think of candy canes and story time!
Are you loving this too? Would you paint your chair legs with stripes?
10/3 UPDATE: These are actually knitted “cozies” for the legs, but the idea of painted legs like this sounds like a good idea for those of us who do not knit, huh? And by the way, I wrote about the idea of chairs with socks a few years ago here in case you’d like to see it for further inspiration.
(image: boligliv magazine)
Designers Guild just rolled out their Autumn collection and I adore these bed linens. I own some of their fabrics and they are so luxurious and the colors are vivid and so, so lovely. I would really like to own bedding from them at some point, and wallpaper too. Designer Tricia Guild has such incredible vision.
Have you ever seen her book, an oldie but goodie, called Inspiration? It’s packed with gorgeous photos ranging from interiors to flowers and travel photos from places that have inspired her work. Pick up a copy if you don’t own it already, it’s what every creative type should make a point to add to their library. :)
(images: designers guild)
Have you heard of Pilgrim Lee, illustrator and designer, from Australia? She is a freelance graphic designer who studied visual communications at the University of South Australia and who is inspired by folk art, 60s design, fashion, textiles and music. Someday, she’s love to open her own diner and write a children’s book. I enjoy her blog, Draw! Pilgrim, and enjoyed peeking into her home recently on Flickr. Here’s a few views for you that I especially liked since I think it shows her fun loving nature and love of color and pattern.
I think it takes a lot of courage to just go with the flow and decorate exactly how you like, not following trends or giving in to what your friends or family may like. It’s hard to not be a crown follower sometimes, and Pilgrim seems to enjoy setting herself apart from the ‘norms’ out there and I think this is what makes her aesthetic so charming and fun. When it comes to decorating and your home, shouldn’t it be a true reflection of self (and your family)?
Dare to be different, right!?
(images: pilgrim lee)