Morgan is Having a Sale

Monday, June 7th, 2010

You guys, Morgan (of the Brick House) is having a sale. For reals. This weekend. So if you are in LA or near LA or near Palm Springs, you need to go to Hemet and snatch up her finds. I’ve been out there (look, her house tour), it’s not that far and she has so much great, great stuff. Make a day of it, it’s so worth it.

Check out All the sale details.

House of Honey

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Stumbled across a new(ish) showroom in South Pas called House of Honey run by Tamara Honey. I remember seeing some interiors a while ago on Design Sponge that were a good mix of traditional regency with some modern flair. The showroom is a little more ornate and glammed up than is my personal style but I appreciate the eclectic mix she has going on and how well she does this look. Also, the walls are the most perfect grey and she makes me want gold everything.

But I especially love all the different wallpapers in the store (can anyone tell me where the trees are from?) and how she blends patterns without it getting to be too much.

See a whole slideshow of the store here and some examples of Honey Interiors design work.

Great Rugs From Overstock

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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I got into something of an obsession with overstock today and started sleuthing around for some decent rugs. Ever since I went into a shop in Los Feliz and asked them where they got their cool, graphic rug and they said overstock. I’ve been periodically checking for another one like it. I love overstock simply because they carry the worst, most hideous things ever, and then, if you’re looking and persistent, you find the best scores.

The Rugs (clockwise from upper left):
Ban Grass Stripe Rug, $60.99
World Classic Grey Rug, $169.99
Wool Oasis Rug, $168.99
Hand-woven Kaalein Multi Wool Rug, $174.99
Cream Rug, $229.99
Blue New Zealand Rug, $359.99
Shag Rug, $94.99
Hand-knotted Kuba Kilim Red Wool Rug, $145.99
Flaatwoven, Elite Wool Rug, $91.99
Inca Wool Rug, $177.99
Matrix Indoor/Outdoor, $143.99

Dream Rooms and Dinners

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Over on AT we’ve started doing a lot more ‘dream spaces’ type posts. They’re a lot of fun to put together and I’ve been surprised by what I actually choose (and how similar they all are) so I wanted to present them here, in one place. One thing I noticed is the color palette that I go to over and over (and ironically it doesn’t actually match any room I’ve ever lived in) and that Plants and France seem to be themes:

Dream Bathroom: The Farmhouse Modern Bathroom

Dream Studio: The White and Bright (and plant filled) Studio (with a frog chair)

Dream Dinner Party: French Countryside, Wine, Stars, Good Food

Framed Paintings

Friday, April 9th, 2010

I noticed this simple idea at my dad’s house. He has quite a collection of smaller thrift store paintings up around the house. Recently he put some of them in simple Ikea Ribba frames, floating without a matte.

I think it gives them a lot more presence without any of the fuss of ‘framing’ your artwork.

Show Off Alert

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Just wanted to mention that things have been a little slow around here because of a little work I picked up with the man pictured above. Yes, that’s who you think it is. I got a special spot in the art department of a show he’s working on. I’ve had a great time over the last week with the crew and even a few funny moments with Thom.

Spring Flowers

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I have been good about keeping fresh flowers in this vase on this credenza in the dining room since we moved. And when I’m feeling flexible I’ll even get stargazers, even though they inevitably fall apart and leave staining pollen dust on everything. They’re just so beautiful they’re hard to say no to.

But hands down, my favorite flowers right now are ranunculus. The way they always look wild and the petals feather out and they come in all these colors, they just make me feel so happy. So these sit next to the bathtub and in front of Elliott’s zebra (the one he got from his gramma).

Erin and Chris’s Fantastic Fixer Upper

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

If you haven’t seen this house tour from a while back, be sure to check out Erin and Chris’s Fantastic Fishtown Fixer Upper. It’s a treasure trove of inspiration. Mainly I love how they scavenged or built most of what’s in the house but it doesn’t look like a flea market, it looks modern, comfortable and full of individual style.

Here’s the link.

Busy Bee

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

More soon, but for now I’m deep into another install for the Kor Group with Nadia. This one is in Long Beach and it involves this wallpaper:

It’s been described as a floral that’s not a floral. I like it, it’s jungle-y and floral-y and retro-y and still a little modern. We’ll be close to done friday, right now the space is empty. The next 24 hours will reveal a lot.

WestEnd Lofts

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Just noticed that WestEnd added images of the lofts we worked on to their website. Looks pretty fancy (if I do say so myself). See some before and afters right here.