21 June 2012

How to Hang Curtains Correctly

image from Opal Design Group

When curtains are hung correctly the room looks larger and allows more natural light.  The higher the hardware, the higher the ceilings will seem.  The eye is drawn up and it gives an overall more expansive feel to the room.
A couple examples--
 image from Janie Molster Designs

In Defense of the Decorator

There is a very interesting article in the New York Times.  As the daughter of small business owners and a lifelong supporter of "mom and pop" shops, the fact that individual artisans, carpenters, upholsterers, painters and other creative types are supported by decorators who utilize their talents is a great point to remember.

18 June 2012

John Robshaw's inspiration

John Robshaw's inspiration for his line of fabrics at Duralee.

17 June 2012

Privet House for Target

Sometimes it pays to make a discovery late in the game.  Although I was intrigued by The Shops at Target, it's such a busy time of year I forgot about them.  Then Privet House was mentioned on a blog and I went to check out their items.  Everything left was on clearance--hooray!
 This watering can makes a great vase for my hydrangeas.
 This lantern and large candle are charming.
 They were nice additions to a simple summer tablescape.

10 June 2012

june/july Lonny is live!

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some of my favorite pages . . .
 Biking is a love of mine, this was a fun way to pair bikes and accessories/books.
 Ahhh . . . textiles! A visit to this showroom is a must.
 Want this book :)
 Julia Leach's home on Manhattan's lower east side, love a black and white room.

09 June 2012

Framed wallpaper panels

Framing a favorite wallpaper is a great way to enhance a space without the commitment or expense of covering an entire wall(s).  There is a large space to which I'm considering adding wallpaper panels, these photos provide beautiful inspiration.
 photos from apartment therapy
 photo from maison 21
photo from msliving
My latest Scalamandre obsession--Baldwin Bamboo.

02 June 2012

Quadrille for Jack Rogers

If you like the idea of combining beautiful Quadrille fabrics with an iconic shoe, you'll love these Jack Rogers sandals ;)