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Lotus Bleu – Punchy Fun!

With unseasonably warm weather here in New England (it’s in the 50’s today and Saturday may bring us up to 60), I’m already in high gear for Spring. We’ve had zero snow, and given that we usually start seeing it in November, we’re having quite THE dreamy winter weather. It’s January and there’s not a flake to be found (at least for snow, that is). Call me optimistic, but I’m already planning my wardrobe, thinking about peep toes without tights, and finalizing vacation plans. I’m ready people! It’s a new year, and with all this sunshine and warmth, it’s hard not to think about springtime in March. In fact, when I think of Spring, I think of playful patterns and punchy colors, lots of lime and yellow, plenty of fuschia, and bold, bold, bold! That is why I’m drawn towards the lovely Lotus Bleu of San Francisco, a store that oozes with vibrant colors, layered patterns upon patterns, mountains of gorgeous textiles to create an environment that is part Asian chic, other part French lady. They even cover vintage furniture (mostly mid century modern) with the textiles they sell, making this a true San Francisco treat.

Dreaming of Springtime, anyone?

Psst: They also offer art collected from around the globe, and interior design services. This is one to bookmark!

(photos from lotus bleu)

Posted in shopping, textiles, travel on January 03, 2007

What Do You Think?

I love the bones of this space, and relish the thought of actually having a bedroom with such a dramatic ‘headboard’ such as the one shown here. I do think though that this arch isn’t being used in the best manner – there’s so much more that could be done to really enhance it. Add wallpaper or stencils or decals perhaps, or install impressive lighting, or simply add paint. What would you do to give this arch the respect and attention that it deserves? Or do you prefer it ‘as is’?

(image from marie claire maison)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration, small business, walls on January 03, 2007

Kim Family Benefit Art + Craft Auction – Starts Now!

Today begins an auction of fine art + craft to benefit the family of James Kim. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to the The James Kim Memorial Fund. Click here to view each of the beautiful items that are listed on eBay, just waiting for your bid!

For view details on each item listed, visit the Kim family blog.

Posted in Arts + Crafts on January 03, 2007

Apartment Peeking!

Would you like to peek in today on a really cute apartment? Of course you do! Check out the fresh pad of Nicole from Pink Loves Brown by clicking here. Lots of pretty colors and so much inspiration. Make sure you read all of her notes, that’s the best part!

(images from pink loves brown)

Posted in blogs, Home Tours, inspiration on January 02, 2007


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