30 October 2011

Classic prints on vintage book paper

These prints from etsy shop Classic Prints would add character to any room, whether it be a child's room, living room, a den or even an office or kitchen.  Anything that has to do with vintage books makes a room more interesting.  And at $7.95 a print, the price is easy on any budget.

28 October 2011

rae dunn clay.

There is a special spot in my heart for potters.  It's a favorite medium and I happen to have a little passionate potter in my house.  rae dunn clay is charming and simple.  Rae Dunn has an etsy shop and is also carried by terrain.

25 October 2011

High Street Market

Yesterday, the owner of High Street Market (Kelly Galvin Robson) announced she is taking her shop beyond the world of etsy.  It will be a comprehensive online store including new and vintage furnishings called High Street Market Home.  Some early photos were posted and I fell in love with this lamp.  My living room is calling out for it!  From the black shade to the exaggerated bamboo shape to the crackle finish, it's perfection in my book.  Looking forward to the full launch in November.  Bravo Kelly!
Ava Bamboo table lamp
Beautiful brass fittings, crackle finish and wooden base.

19 October 2011

Design*Sponge at west elm book signing

As a daily reader of Design*Sponge, it was fun to be able to attend one of Grace Bonney's book signings.  It would have been great to attend the craft workshop as well but it sold out very quickly.  She is low-key and very nice.  It made my day to be able to chat with her for a bit.
 I want this rug!

18 October 2011

new wallpaper from famille summerbelle

 This charming wallpaper is from Famille Summerbelle, it is printed in the UK with hand mixed non-toxic water based ink on 100% renewably sourced FSC certified paper.

13 October 2011

Society Social

12 October 2011

Leah Ball Steen

Leah Ball Steen lives in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood and owns Revival Home + Garden.  Her home was featured in the latest issue of Rue Magazine.  She uses lots of bold color but what I love most is her fearless mix of pattern!  Though I'm not a fan of the artwork she chose in her entry hall, I love the table, chairs, books, mix of Chinese porcelain and those lampshades!

The details in this room that caught my eye are the ceiling color, gallery wall, beautiful back splash tile and my favorite--the print fabric on the back of the sofa + the mix of pillows.  It's so warm and inviting.  Makes me want to go back to Seattle so I can visit her shop. :D

04 October 2011

Bee Cottage

Okay, this is a great makeover.  A cottage is my dream and I've always loved the honeybee motif.  It was even my stationery studio's logo.  Yesterday, Nate Berkus (who I love) had Frances Schultz on his show and some images of her cottage in East Hampton were shown.  She embraced the shortcomings, quirks and charm to make it a cozy retreat.  Enjoy!
"Oh, one more thing: if a house is to have personality, it should have a name. I named mine Bee Cottage because bees are drawn to beauty and are industrious, social, and focused. It's about being present, in the moment. Just be(e), honey."  FS  Love this.
 A yellow and blue palette is very welcoming and cheerful.
The pattern in this room is a perfect mix of scale and color.  Very pleasing and restful.  And the high gloss ceiling is wonderful!  She mentions how you're really only supposed to use high gloss on perfect walls (which is why I've never used it) but she disagrees and uses it anyway (ooh, maybe I will too.)
To see the entire renovation in House Beautiful click here.
                                                      © queenbeepaperie
had to throw in an image of my bees from my former stationery studio :D

Matchbook Magazine October issue is live!

. . . and it's a good one :D

02 October 2011


Love this image from The Wall Street Journel.  Who doesn't love a matchbook collection?