28 December 2010

stylish gifts from kate spade

even though kate spade is no longer at the helm, the company has continued her fun, stylish spirit~a few favorites given and received as gifts this year :)
from my in-laws~love!
a gift to my daughter from grandparents, it's so cute i almost want a laptop :)
Cocktail plates given to my bestie
world traveller mug

and the perfect thank you note

27 December 2010

i married adventure

My copy finally arrived and I love it!  It was listed on eBay and had to travel from the United Kingdom but now it's found a home in my living room.  Cheers!
(gold bird by Two's Company)

21 December 2010

Caitlin McGauley

Soooo love her watercolors! Here's a couple for Christmas she did for Tory Burch :D

11 December 2010

Sarah 101

So excited for the new Sarah Richardson show premiering January 4th on HGTV Canada and sometime in February for the U.S.  This is being described as a design class for viewers.  Sarah and Tommy share how to balance the splurge/save quotient for design projects while achieving great style. Can't wait!

10 December 2010

Dining room details + lovely botanicals

 The dining room progress continues and I am very happy with the way everything is turning out.  Reupholstered chairs are gorgeous and I now have a great source for future design work.  The workmanship is impeccable.
These giclee prints of original gouache/ink paintings by artist Anne Harwell were purchased via her shop on Etsy~Annechovie.  They were framed by a local framer and I think they are fabulous!  An original rendering will be added later to complete the grouping.
 Another view with the table set.  A console and window treatments will complete the room.
Another Esty find are these botanicals, I framed and matted them myself and plan to add them to my living room.  The shop is called Kari Herer Photography.

05 December 2010

i married adventure

House Beautiful 
Over and over this book appears in design magazines and blogs.  Having not read it, I became intrigued.  It is the story of the marriage, lives and adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson in Africa and was published in 1940.  Here are some beautiful photos in which this vintage book appears.
Apartment 412  
Lonny Magazine
O Magazine
Brilliant Asylum
The Huntress Lives
Annechovie on Etsy  

My vintage copy is on its way via Royal Mail from the U.K.  Can't wait!
(an early Christmas gift)