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Apartment Therapy Book Release + Contest!

If you’re in love with Apartment Therapy, you don’t want to miss this! They’re releasing a book in April, Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, and it’s jam packed with design tips from the AT design king himself, Maxwell! Pre-order your copy here. I also heard that Domino magazine plans to feature the new AT book in their April issue…

But wait…

There’s more news for the design obsessed. Design Within Reach and Apartment Therapy have teamed up to bring on the second annual Smallest, Coolest Apartment Contest! AT is partnering with DWR for some fab store prizes for the winners. Click here for details – the prizes are amazing! Makes me want a small space so I can enter the contest.

What’s next for Apartment Therapy? World domination? Organized spaces for all!
Go AT!

(photo from apartment therapy.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 13, 2006
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Pretty as a Peacock – Accessories

I found a cute quote that makes me think of how we sometimes don’t notice how spectacular we are. Even the peacock has his doubts… “People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.” – Sa’Di

Enjoy these pheasant finds – could be a nice touch to freshen your space. Perfect for those who love vintage modern design!

peacock place card holders, set of 4, $37.50, reed + barton
peacock plate, $48, john derian
peacock black + white plate, $56, john derian
beauchamp noveau metallic wallpaper, gallica, alexander beauchamp
striking for a small space in your home or for one wall in a larger room.
contact the boston design center stark showroom to view or order.
peacock trinket box, $28.95, zgallerie
peacock feather placemats for your tabletop, set of 6, $119.70, zgallerie
these would look pretty on a sofa table with a large vase or candle in the middle
peacock rubber stamp for creating pretty stationary, $10.10, addicted to rubber stamps

Posted in trends on February 13, 2006

Proud as a Peacock – Pillows

When the wind has been knocked out of your sails, reflect upon the proud peacock strutting his stuff, shaking his lush plumage almost saying, “I’m beautiful, baby!”. The peacock is a symbol of pride and strength, and also one of great beauty. Having a peacock in your home is a positive reminder of how important it is to believe in yourself and to always strut your stuff because if you don’t believe in yourself, who will?

Here are some pillows to get you started in, what could be, a peacock obsession.

teal peacock pillow, $59.95
zgallerie
peacock in chocolate, $212
michelle varian
or in pink, $212
michelle varian
michelle varian
thomas paul couture peacock silk pillow, orange, $80-$104
velocity art + design
urban outfitters
for your little peacocks…
or give them a huggable silk embroidered peacock pillow, from India, $19.95
krishna store

(photo: top: urban outfitters, jade peacock pillow.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 13, 2006

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Inspiration of the day. Strut your stuff!
Ahhh. The iridescent tail of the male peacock…

I’ve always been attracted to these lovely creatures, which started when I was 4 years old and my mother hired Cyndi, a radiant italian interior designer that installed a huge blue-green vase with the watchful eyes of peacock plumage shooting forth from it in our living room. I remember how it reflected in our gold wallpaper, my cat watching the plumage with a suspicious eye, careful not to go to close.

Lately, I’ve been spotting more and more peacock in patterns, from decoupage trays to fabric, rubber stamps, clothing, earrings, or images of them on pillows. Yesterday, when Domino magazine arrived, I found even more, so I thought it made sense to showcase my favorite peacock accessories for the home here today. I think that first, so we can all better appreciate the peacock, we should read up about these regal creatures; so click here!

I’ll be back later today with peacock accessories. Until then, shake your tail feathers!
(photos from wikipedia)

Posted in trends on February 13, 2006

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