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Dreaming of Anna French Wallpaper

You’re going to love this… I was reading Apartment Therapy this morning and my chin hit my desk the second I laid eyes on a post showing Anna French wallpaper from the UK (now available in the U.S. by wallpaper manufacturer Thibaut). Anna’s papers use mold-resistant, vinyl-free papers with green, non-solvent, water-based inks. I love vinyl-free wallpaper, especially with my crazy allergies. Are these not the most charming prints ever?

Amazing. I just did a happy dance in my chair… not because I’ll ever actually own them but due to how much they REALLY appeal to my southern upbringing. I’ve always dreamed of having a home with wallpaper like this, wallpaper that is so typical of an old southern home. Aw. Lovely. The Wild Flora collection is mind blowing (and I’m sure also quite wallet shrinking). Just look at the cabinet below stuffed with these papers, what a gorgeous photo. And don’t miss the blue toile in a shade of blue that is very current bringing toile into the here and now.

I admire how girly these patterns are, they feel like something out of an old movie. They also have this Marie Antoinette vibe. I could wear pretty dresses daily in a home decked out with papers like these… Big fluffy dresses and peep toe shoes. I think Amy Adams from Enchanted would fit nicely in a home like this one, complete with her animal friends and feather duster. :)

(images from anna french)

Posted in walls on December 17, 2008

Meet Pia Jane Bijkerk via Australian Edge

When I was in Amsterdam this past Autumn for a decor8 blogger meet and greet (photos here), I had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented thirtysomething stylist/photographer/decorator Pia Jane Bijkerk and it was such an enjoyable conversation. Pia is so very down-to-earth and chatty, we could have talked all night and well into the next morning. I’ve included some images from her professional portfolio here in this post for you to admire.

When Clayton contacted me from Australian Edge telling me that he had the honor of interviewing her, I knew I had to post it here because I think you will really like it. Here’s the link to the interview, enjoy!

And if you want to learn more about Pia and her inspirations please check out her blog.

Thank you, Clayton!

(images from australian edge)

Posted in designers, interviews on December 16, 2008

Inspired by: Fabulous Pieces {furniture}

I love receiving reader mail, especially when it’s a tip to a cool shop online! Yay! Thanks Sarah W. for sending in Fabulous Pieces, a brand spankin’ new furniture shop on Etsy with flair and ‘tude.

I really like this chair, if I could manage to squeeze it into my home, I would. I’m a total chair addict. Okay, I’m a sofa, table, cute lamp, art, throw rug, addict too… but cute chairs are just so easy to find and bring home in the backseat of my car.

Some of these dressers and chairs are super funky… What do you think? Would you own a John Lennon dresser? Girls swimming across your drawers? A zebra chair?

Thanks again Sarah for the fab tip!

(images from fabulous pieces)

Posted in etsy, furniture on December 16, 2008

Fantastic Japanese Fabric & Notions at Superbuzzy

Buzz Buzz: Fabrics from Japan at Superbuzzy.

Posted in uncategorized on December 16, 2008

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