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Carrot Currency: 10 Pairs of Havaianas with Rooms to Match

Earlier this week an ad buyer emailed looking for placement for a “beach footwear” client. That’d be Havaianas. Recalling the popularity of the  20 Spring Shoes & 15 Rooms to Match post I did back in March, I thought you’d be game for another. That, and I’m off to Delray Beach for two weeks in December, so I figured I could get a jump on outfitting my feet. Which reminds me, I bought the cutest pair of bright skinny, cropped jeans at J.Crew on Monday.

HAVAIANA SANDAL FRANK DE BIASI LIVING ROOM

Frank de Biasi Interiors
Slim Cool in White/Orange, $26

HAVAIANA SANDAL DAMIAN RUSSELL

House & Garden – Photographer Damian Russell
Slim Fashion in Navy Blue, $26 

HAVAIANA SANDAL DOMINO LIBRARY LANTERN

Domino Magazine
Slim Fashion in Chilli Red, $26 

RITA KONIG HAVAIANA SANDAL GREEN WALLS

A model apartment decorated by Rita Konig via So Haute
Graffiti in Highraff, $26 

HAVAIANA SANDAL ASHE & LEANDRO EAMES LOUNGE NEON THROW

Ashe + Leandro
Slim Cool in Pop Rose, $26 

HAVAIANA SANDAL STRIPED WALLS PINK GREEN ROOM

California Home & Design
Missoni Slim Rachel, $60 

Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors
 Slim Allegra in Ice Violet, $26

Fawn Galli Interiors
 Slim Allegra in Ocean Green, $26

HAVAIANA CULLMAN & KRAVIS PURPLE LIBRARY TAXIDERMY

Cullman & Kravis
Spring in Dark Brown, $24 

HAVAIANA SANDAL BLUE & WHITE IKAT DINING ROOM

Kirsten KelliVeranda
Slim Lucky Eye in White, $26 

Find more fun spring & summer footwear for the beach at Havaianas.com

 

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Montage: 47 Bedrooms with Upholstered Headboards

As I’m wrapping up the details on Meredith and Daniel’s apartment, I’m also sorting through my overabundance of images in iPhoto. In the mass cleanup are a multitude of upholstered beds. If you recall, the design process started with the master bedroom, because Meredith had a specific look in mind. Said look revolved around a great upholstered bed. We opted for a silhouette with gentle curves, white canvas upholstery, and nickel nail heads. As you can see from these rooms, there are so many different variations on shape, pattern, color, and detailing. Tomorrow I’ll round up specific styles for you to shop.

Anthony Baratta

Tom Scheerer

Susie Sarlo – Beau Monde Interior Design

Katie Leede – Digs by Katie

Amy Lau Design

Photographer Eric Roth

M. Design

Jen Ramos’ bedroom – Made By Girl

Martha Stewart Living

Fawn GalliDomino Magazine

Elle Decor 

VT Wonen

Serena & Lily

Lonny Magazine

 Cole & Son ‘Palm Leaves’ wallpaper
via House of Turquoise

Living Etc.

Frank Roop – Photographer Eric Roth

Palmer Weiss – TRADhome

via All Things Thrifty

unidentified

unidentified

Photographer Toby Scott

Piet Boon

unidentified

Vanessa de Vargas – Lonny Magazine

Lotus Bleu Design

Mary McDonald – Domino Magazine

Photographer Carolyn Barber – House to Home

Celerie Kemble Interiors

Fawn Galli

Jonathan BergerHouse Beautiful

unidentified

Burnham Design

Greg Natale

Delphine Krakoff – Pamplemousse Design

VT Wonen

White Webb

Firmdale Hotel

Elle Decoration Norway

Photographer Brian Park

HGTV

Canadian House & Home

Photographer Carolyn Barber – House to Home

Atlanta Homes Magazine

unidentified

Annie SelkeHouse Beautiful

Kevin Hart Interiors

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Scheming: Meredith and Daniel’s Master Bedroom

If you read my blog post about gray sofas earlier this month, then you know I have sashayed into the realm of decorator. To recap: A friend asked me to decorate her new four bedroom apartment in New York City. There’s no construction, kitchens or baths involved; it’s the paint and wallpaper, furniture, rugs, lighting, and accessories. There are a few pieces making the move that I’ll need to integrate, and the toddler’s room is pretty much set, leaving the master bedroom, nursery, guest bedroom/office, playroom, living room, and dining room.

The master bedroom seemed like the easiest place to start. Meredith is really drawn to this bedroom, particularly the jade color, designed by New York City designer Fawn Galli.

Designed by Fawn Galli

I’m a huge fan of Fawn’s work. In this room, I  love the dramatic green headboard and wallpaper with surreal  tree forms. However, the bedroom that really spoke to me for this project was the one I wrote about for TradHome, by San Francisco designer (of whom I am equally enamored), Palmer Weiss.

Designed by Palmer Weiss

Some of the differences between the two rooms reflect how my tastes and Meredith’s can differ. She tends to favor curvier, more feminine styles, while I really like more spare, hard-edged lines. Luckily, blue and green are both of our go-to colors.

She knew she wanted an upholstered headboard. After sifting through styles and swatches from Jonathan Adler, Dwell Studio, Serena & Lily, West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Ballard,  Williams-Sonoma, Oly, Cisco, Vanguard, and Lee Industries, we chose the Serena & Lily Pondicherry trimmed with nickel nailheads. We haven’t confirmed an exact fabric yet, but it will be white.

For wallpaper on the bed wall, we ordered samples from Walnut Wallpaper, Graham & Brown, Burke Decor,and indie designers’ sites. I didn’t find a jade green—most were sea foam or pale sky blue. She liked several, and we narrowed it to two choices: Grow House Grow! ‘Mme. Jeanne’ and the new Timorous Beasties ‘Butterflies,’ which we have yet to see IRL (in real life).

Master bedroom floor plan

Which decorating scheme do you prefer?  
Feel free to leave feedback. Remember, I’m new at this.

Scheme #1

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Scheme #2

S H O P P I N G

Scheme #1
Wallpaper:
Grow House Grow! ‘Mme. Jeanne,’ Grow House Grow!

Bed:
Serena & Lily ‘Pondicherry’ Bed with Nailheads, Serena & Lily.

Nightstands:
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay Concave Side Chest, Zinc Door.
Bungalow 5 ‘Jacqui’ Side Table, Clayton Gray Home.
Jonathan Adler ‘Preston’ Side Table, Jonathan Adler.

Rugs:
Suzanne Kasler ‘Oria Flower,’  Safavieh.
Jill Rosenwald ‘Fallon’ flat weave wool rug,  Zinc Door.
Surya ‘Spectrum’ wool rug, RugStudio.
Suzanne Kasler ‘Athene’ wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Martha Stewart ‘Ikat Marsh’ wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Frontier Moroccan flat weave wool rug, Zinc Door.
Bowron vintage shearling rug, Burke Decor.

Chandeliers:
Arteriors ‘Caviar’ Staggered Pendant, Candelabra.
Calais Glass Chandelier in Aquamarine,  Z Gallerie.

Dressers:
World’s Away ‘Studly’ Dresser, Zinc Door.
Jonathan Adler ‘Channing’ 6-Drawer Console, Jonathan Adler.

Scheme #2
Wallpaper:
Timorous Beasties ‘Butterflies,’  Timorous Beasties.

Bed:
Serena & Lily ‘Pondicherry’ Bed with Nailheads, Serena & Lily.

Nightstands:
Bungalow 5 ‘Jacqui’ Side Table, Clayton Gray Home.
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay Concave Side Chest, Zinc Door.

Rugs:
David Easton Paro Grid wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Shabati Paxi wool & acrylic rug, Zinc Door.
Surya ‘Spectrum’
Thomas O’Brien Deco Garden wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Thom Filicia ‘Griffith Park’ wool & viscose rug, Zinc Door.

Chandeliers:
(Existing) Five-Light Coral Branch Chandelier, Ballard Designs.
Arteriors ‘Caviar’ Staggered Pendant, Candelabra.

Dressers:
Bennett Lowboy Dresser, Zinc Door.
Malibu Loft by Somerset Bay 12-Drawer Dresser, Zinc Door.
Vanguard Mirrored Chest, Horchow.

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Spotlight: Timorous Beasties

Yasumasa Morimura “Dialogue with Myself 1,” 2001
on  Timorous Beasties, “Glasgow Toile ” printed linen, 2004.

Last fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opened the new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. We went with the kids, in a fit of “let’s get them some culture.” 

Turns out one of them had a serious fever by the time we got home. But anyway . . .

I was thrilled to turn a corner to see an entire wall sheathed in Timorous Beasties’ “Glasgow Toile.” I knew that the Scottish designers, Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, were talented guys, but I hadn’t realized they had reached such sophisticated levels of recognition. Turns out, their work is also at the V&A in London and the Cooper Hewitt in New York.

Detail

I have been meaning to look into how the “Glasgow Toile” fit into the larger exhibition as a whole, as well as the relationship between it and the  Yasumasa Morimura painting that hangs on it.

(Yasumasa Morimura, by the way, is a Japanese painter who borrows images from historical artists, ranging from Edouard Manet to Rembrandt to Cindy Sherman, and inserts his own face and body into them. I just read the article in New York Magazine about an African American superstar artist working in Japan who has a similar schtick, but I shan’t digress any further.)

Although many of the works in the gallery have been moved around  since my visit, including the Morimura, the fabric is still there, and will be through the fall. What’s on it today? Interestingly enough, Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #282, in which she portrays herself as Medusa.

My own simulation: The Cindy Sherman photo that hangs on the wall of “Glasgow Toile” at the MFA.

This morning, I talked wtih Edward Saywell, Chair Linde Family Wing, Head of Department of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs. He was charming and informative, with an appealing  British accent. Although he doesn’t know the TB designers personally, he went to college in Scotland at the time they first set up shop in 1990, and has always been a great fan.

He told me that the theme of the gallery is “Quote Copy Update,” so all of the works in the space are about artists reacting to or emulating prior works of art, sometimes breaking traditions. Some look to the past to create something fresh with new technologies. Saywell says, “The Timorous Beasties ‘Glasgow Toile’ fits beautifully in that context. They looked at the old toiles of pre-Revolutionary France, and effectively created a toile for the 21st century.”

Like Morimura’s work, which is based on Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits,  Sherman also looks back into history for inspiration. Saywell points out what now seems obvious: Sherman’s work looks back to the Old Masters. Making it even more fun, he told me that it was photographed for Harper’s Bazaar. He says, “She looks like a sexy centerfold, but has cast herself as Medusa.”

Seywell explains that they wanted to show the Timorous Beasties fabric as something that belongs in the museum in its own right, but they also wanted to get across the idea that since it is commercially available , one is likely to have something hanging on it in a domestic setting. He says, “We could have just displayed the roll of it. . .   but we wanted to underline the drama and the excitement of the fabric by covering the entire wall.”

Why am I blogging about this today? One, Timorous Beasties has been on my brain. I just ordered a few samples of their papers—“Butterflies” and “Thistle”—for a design project I’m working on.

Top: Butterflies   |  Bottom: Thistle and Thistle detail

Two, I was asked to write a blog post about a London store I’d like to visit as part of the launch of the new Shopikon London site and app.  Shopikon is a very well-done shopping guide (I know, having written a number over the years myself!), with summaries and photos of the best stores in Barcelona, London, New York, and Vienna (Paris and Berlin to follow).

Timorous Beasties, 46 Amwell Street, London

Obviously, Timorous Beasties is my top choice of London shop. As if I don’t want to get my eyes on this stuff already, Shopikon further lures me in with: “Part showroom and part art gallery, you could spend hours gazing through the collection.” Yes, please.

Designers Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons

The papers are hand-screened and printed. I would love to have them do a “Deconstruction” column for Design Milk. We did one with Brooklyn wallpaper darling Flavor Paper that was a lot of fun.

London-based design blogger (maybe we’ll meet!) Katie Treggiden of Confessions of a Design Geek sent me these images of Timorous Beasties “Thistles” concrete tiles that she spotted at Clerkenwell Design Week. They would be fantastic in a powder room, or in a kitchen with gray-grouted subway tile, installed behind a stainless steel range. These would be especially satisfying to experience IRL (in real life).

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If you’ve made it through this somewhat text heavy post, you deserve a visual treat: Interiors with Timorous Beasties wallcoverings.

New York interior designer Fawn Galli paired Timorous Beasties “Butterfly Hand-Print”  on the wall with Mod Green Pod “Butterfly Jubillee” on the chair.

 Stefan Boublil, co-director of New York interior/graphic design company The Apartment, chose Timorous Beasties Euro Damask for his five-year-old son Zoel’s loft bedroom. (via Little Big Magazine)

A living room done in  “Edinburgh Toile” featured in Living Etc.

A horizontal application of “McGegan Rose” featured in House to Home. Love that velvet sofa.

It’s Carrie and Mr. Big in Sex & The City, looking miserable in front of their Timorous Beasties damask.

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This post could go on forever, but I’ll save an in-depth look at Shopikon for another day. If the folks there love this post, I may just get to report back to you from London.

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Montage: 53 Rooms with Spectacular Windows

With the weather moving towards spring, all I want to do is stare out the window, and wish I were outside, somewhere . . .

Photographer Alan Kaplanas

Elle Decor

Architects Kengo Kuma & Associates

via Habitual Bliss

via theBERRY

Hey Home

Meyer Davis Studio

Ken Linsteadt Architects

unidentified

Photographer Mark Williams

Aqua Vitae Design

via The Brick House   |   via The Aestate

Dwell Magazine   |   Fernlund + Logan Architects

California Home+Design

Diana Kellogg Architects

Photographer James Merrell

via Zillow, NYC   |   via I Need a Guide

Photographer Simon Watson

Photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut

John Douglas Eason Interiors

Fawn Galli

Photographer Ellen McDermott

Fernau & Hartman Architects

Lundberg Design

M. Design

Pretty Space   |   Lundberg Design

Spruce Design and Decor

via Etoile Legere   |   Walker-Warner Architects

Photographer Jason Martin

Home DSGN

Photographer Marc Gerritsen

via Kikette Interiors   |   via Cape Cod Islands & Home

Tim Clinch Photography   |   Hotel Iturregi, Spain

Photographer Simon Watson

photographer Lincoln Barbour

unidentified

via Inspace Locations

via Marie Claire Maison

via theBERRY

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

unidentified

Photographer Greg Segal   |   Photographer Julien Oppenheim

Shelton, Mindel & Assoc.   |  Fernlund + Logan Architects

via Automatism   |   via Houzz

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34 Buddhas in Decor

I still haven’t tried yoga. Too peaceful. I did however just sign up for a modern dance class at Boston University. The teacher is amazing, and I’m trying my best to blend with the thirty plus twenty-year-old girls (and boy). Anyway, yoga and prancing aside, I do appreciate the serenity of a Buddha. When I lived in NYC, the Buddha room at the Met Museum was one of my favorite places for decompressing. Buddha heads (ad sometimes bodies) are popular adornments in homes in search of zen.

Photographer Francis Smith

Antonio Martins

Bolig Magasinet

Christopher Noto in Architectural Digest

via Desire to Inspire

Photographer Joe Schmelzer

unidentified   |   Photographer Kelly Ishikawa

Kelly Behun

David Kaplan   |   Cobbold Du Pont

via Desire to Inspire

Coburn Architecture

via Decoration Empire

Photographer Julien Oppenheim   |  Domino

via Design Attractor   |   via Desire to Inspire

Madeleine Weinrib in Elle Decor   |   Thad Hayes

Antonio Martins

Skona Hem   |   White Webb

Dovecote boutique in Westport, CT

unidentified

Skona Hem

Donna Karan

via Desire to Inspire

Fawn Galli   |   Walter Studio

Liz Levin

Photographer Ellen McDermott   |   Ken Fulk

Piper Perabo’s house by Garance Dore

Go Shopping: Get the Look: Buddhas

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Montage: 16 Butterfly Rooms

It’s wet and rainy in Boston. When I was in NYC last week, it was wet and rainy there too. For a final touch of beautiful days, I thought I’d break out the butterflies. I’ll start with everyone’s favorite . . .

Domino

Kara Mann

photographer Chris Court

Quarto & Sala

Fawn Galli

Stylist Selina Lake                                             Elle Interiors Norway

Turner Pock

Domino

Viva Terra

Better Homes & Gardens

Absolutely Beautiful Things

Stephanie Sabbe                                     Lee Essex Doyle

Madewell in Boston

John Jame

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Montage: 43 Kid Rooms

Following up on Friday’s post about Susanna Salk’s upcoming book Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play (Rizzoli), I’ve curated some of my favorite images of spaces for kids. At the end of the post, I’ve included links to my previous kid room posts. Definitely inspires me to at least clean up, if not redecorate.

Philip Gorrivan

via Apartment Therapy

Atticus & Milo

Jeffrey King

Amie Weitzman

Amie Weitzman

Sixx Design

Bolig Magasinet

unidentified

Lisa Mahar

Steven Gambrel

via Apartment Therapy

via Desire to Inspire

Marjorie Skouras

Hamilton Design Associates

Steven Gambrel

via Apartment Therapy

Bonesteel Trout Hall

Robyn Karp

Brad Ford

Amie Weitzman

Amanda Nisbet  |  Photographer Louis Lemaire

Katie Lydon  |  via Desire to Inspire

Unidentified  |  Elle Decor

Digs by Katie  |  Unidentified

Beach Studios  |  Country Living

via Desire to Inspire  |  Katrine Martensen-Larsen

Stylist Leslie Siegel  |  unidentified

Sixx Design  |  Sixx Design

Delphine & Reed Krakoff | Fawn Galli in Domino

ARA Design Studio |  via Alkemie blog

via Apartment Therapy  |  Scott Sanders

For more gorgeous rooms for babies and kids, have a look at my past Montages:

Nurseries *
Bunk Beds *
Two Beds, One Room *
Bed Curtains & Canopies *
Sweet Dreams in Pink Bedrooms *

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Montage: 30 Spaces with Sputnik Chandeliers

I’m not really all about retro, but I am loving sputnik chandeliers. (Though I wonder if the trend will be too over soon. These days it’s really about the raw light bulb.) Chunky chrome anemone fixtures, spiky brass models, expansive hand blown glass designs, and crystal floret-adorned vintage beauties are all still on my mind. I’m thinking an amazing, somewhat intricate eBay find would add glamour to my soon-to-be-in-the-works living room. (Of course, I’d need to hire an electrician.) While I’m at it, a sleeker model might be just the finishing touch my bedroom needs. I must do an accompanying “Get the Look” post to this montage. Stay tuned. (A post on exposed light bulbs is also in progress.)

Over the Bed

Bedroom photos: Shoot Factory; Anne Coyle Interiors; Benjamin Moore; Domino.

Over the Sofa

Living room and library photos: Skona Hem; Living Etc.; Skona Hem; unidentified; photographer Diane Hendrikx; Eric Roseff; unidentified; Amie Weitzman.

Over the Table


Dining room photos: photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut; Erinn Valencich; photographer Lincoln Barbour; architect West Chin; John Bartlett’s home via Wall Street Journal; Kara Mann; Larry Laslo; Amy Lau; John Lyle in Metropolitan Home; M. Design; Sarah Delaney Design; Lindsey Adelman Studio; photographer Rachael Smith; Eric Roseff; photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo; Fawn Galli; Sarah Delaney Design; photographer David Prince; Larry Laslo.


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