I felt like doing a little weekend blogging about bedroom decorating, a fabulous light, and a few thoughts on wooden spoons and white china. Perhaps you’d be interested in reading my thoughts? I’ve linked each post below…
I hope you are having a lovely weekend! It’s cold and rainy here in New Hampshire, but I did have a little visitor in my backyard today when the rain stopped that I enjoyed watching. So cute. One reason why, despite how rural it is here, the country still continues to hold a special place in my heart…
(images from holly becker for decor8)
I found my dream dining room table in this month’s issue of Danish design magazine BoligLiv. This image is from their website, so I have no way of checking the stocklist, but if you have the issue can you kindly let me know who the designer is and if there’s a price quoted won’t you please share?
I recognize the white Arne Jacobson chairs but since I’ve never seen this table before I have no clue who designed it upon first glance. It’s so lovely. I’m sincerely interested in purchasing it as I need a table desperately and rarely come across things that I feel this attracted to at first glance. I hope it’s affordable! I can only imagine, I am almost scared to ask. :-O
Here are a few more images from the same issue worth tossing in for the sake of enjoyment, Scandinavian interiors like these are enough to make one want to gut their apartment and start anew. They’re so creative and seem to know how to style things perfectly. I like how they mix contemporary and clean with bold, whimsical styles that while they seem a bit all over the place at first glance, there is most certainly a reason behind it — it’s not a result of uncontrolled clutter.
(image from BoligLiv)
Three Potato Four is a new decor8 sponsor as of Saturday so their ad now appears in the right column for the next 5 months – yay! 3P4 is a small business on the web owned and operated by Stu and his wife Janet (and baby girl Holly) who source for quality vintage and new products that are both functional and decorative adding them to their web shop weekly. You may want to subscribe to their mailing list (lower left on homepage) so when updates are made you’re the first to know. This is handy since their vintage finds seem to disappear fast.
This week, 3P4 will roll out two original products (so keep watching their site) and they wanted decor8 readers to enjoy a sneak peek. They are the 8oz and 32 oz Milk Bottle carafes which double as vases and I think they’re super cute and because they’re not vintage, all will be able to own them. I really like the numbers on them, 8 for me is decor8 and 32 is how old I was when I left corporate a few years back to pursue my own business. Of course, 8 and 32 is also the size of each bottle in ounces, but maybe you do this too — the moment you see products with numbers or letters you try to relate them back to your own life so they mean something to you… Do you?
(images from three potato four)
Fishs Eddy is having a tempting sale where you can save 50% on a wide range of ceramics for the home. These woodgrain plates featuring woodland critters are only $6 each, the pitcher (perfect for flowers) is $16, and the bird on a wire cake stand is also only $16 (cake stands are great for displaying pillar candles too).
Of course, my favorites are still the Dirty Dishes designed by Cynthia Rowley that have been around for awhile now but I’m still charmed by them. Also 50% off, you can view the entire Dirty Dish collection here.
(images from fishs eddy)
I’m always on the look out for beautiful shower curtains since so many of you write in asking me where to find them. Of course, we have the usual suspects like Bed Bath + Beyond, Macy’s, Target, and Anthropologie, but I’m noticing a few smaller companies starting to design beautiful ones which delights me because more options need to exist out there outside of the major retailers.
Usually when I need a new shower curtain, I make it out of fabric or a queen-sized flat sheet (just add gromets) but I’ve also shopped Anthropologie because I think their curtains are so feminine and there’s little at that store that I don’t usually fall for. Today Grace blogged about India Rose Textiles so I clicked over to check them out and discovered some very pretty shower curtains.
I’ve been thinking about small city apartment design a lot lately because our photos came in over the weekend showing our completed apartment in Germany. Yay! It’s so cute. We took on a vacation property last September but it needed a lot of work so that’s been a constant project over the winter but now that it’s finished my husband and I can breathe a big sigh of relief and start working on filling it with everything we need. I’m about to begin a long distance design project, something I’ve not done before, from the kitchen cabinetry and all the appliances to wallpaper and how I’m going to pull it all together using websites in German and the metric system as my guide – well wish me luck! Designing property in another country when I’m not there to manage things in person will be a brand new challenge but I’m up for it!
I’ll soon be looking for a shower curtain, but definitely not in Germany because they’re not that common over there, no one that I know has one, not even my mother-in-law. So I’ll be bringing one with me in my luggage or sewing it myself because I have a feeling that I may not find something long enough since the dimensions are slightly different than standard U.S. I’ll be the weird American girl with a strange curtain in the bath. I can hear my German family/friends now. But I love shower curtains and to me, a bath without one is a bit boring unless it’s one of those spa baths with those amazing spoon tubs. But for a standard bathroom, a pretty curtain is a must!
So if you’re looking for a shower curtain, table linens, bedding, or anything else with an air of faraway places along with intricate details, exceptional quality, and subtle pattern and texture, visit India Rose. Lovely things!
(images from india rose)