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Covet: Jill Rosenwald Ikat Bowl

Jill Rosenwald Ikat Bowl in Rain
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Jill Rosenwald Studio 

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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 rug,  Safavieh.
Jill Rosenwald ‘Fallon’ flat weave wool rug,  Hayneedle.
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 Lacquer Dresser, The Well Appointed House.
Jonathan Adler Channing 6-Drawer Dresser, 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 ivory rug, Hayneedle.
Thomas O’Brien Deco Garden wool & silk rug, Zinc Door.
Surya Thom Filicia Griffith Park wool & viscose rug, Buy.com.

Chandeliers:
(Existing) Five-Light Coral Branch Chandelier, Ballard Designs.
Arteriors Caviar Chandelier, The Well Appointed House.

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

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Art Event: Fort Point Open Studios

This weekend is Fort Point Open Studios in Fort Point Channel, Boston. Some of the artists I’ve blogged about, plus plenty of others, will be opening up their studios for visits and sales. Here’s a preview. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, 11am to 6pm

Liliana Folta painting and contemporary ceramics

Liliana Folta-After Caos, 8Hx11.5Wx6D inAfter Caos

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Christine Vaillancourt painting and works on paper

pink_dottaPink Dotta

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Robert Souther photography

Axis of Evil girlsAxis of Evil

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Jennifer Mumford encaustic, painting and drawing

Picture 1Tree of Life

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Jill Rosenwald Studio ceramics

meltbowl1Click here to read my interview with Jill Rosenwald

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Stephen Sheffield photography, mixed media

ssClick here to see my ARTmonday post on Stephen Sheffield

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Jennifer Chin precious metal jewelry

honey_combHoneycomb Jewelry

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Front / Bob’s Your Uncle gifts, paper products

In-OutTrays-7In and Out Trays

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Designer Spotlight: Ceramicist Jill Rosenwald

If you’ve got a pottery fetish, chances are you know the work of Jill Rosenwald. Ceramicist and Back Bay mom, Jill has been designing whirly swirly patterned bowls and vases for years. I recently profiled her ups and downs in Stuff Magazine in Ceramic Designer Jill Rosenwald Has Once Again Found Her Niche.” It’s worth a read – she’s hysterical when she talks about how she got started. (A cute guy and lots of hideous earrings.) Here are some other fun tidbits from the interview, as well as a sampling of Jill’s designs.

Good-Reside_Jill-WidePhoto courtesy of Stuff Magazine


Where are you finding inspiration these days?
These days a lot of my inspiration is coming from my husband, Lawrence, who just launched a line of lamps with cut-outs, so I’m doing a lot of circles. Also, mistakes are the best thing ever. Laurence made a big drill bit for a lamp, but the piece he ended up with looks like lace. There was nothing left, but it was great looking.

When I visited your studio I saw a pair of Pucci underwear pinned on your inspiration board.
Yes, grandma’s underwear. I knew my grandmother had Pucci scarves, but when she died and my mom went to clean out her place, she found that pair in a drawer, wrapped in tissue paper. I’m a big Pucci fan too.

Design idols?
Diana Vreeland, Gio Ponti, Charles and Ray Eames.

What were your earliest inspirations and influences?
The Guggenheim museum. I grew up near it. I love that building. I grew up around hippies, and that influenced me quite a bit too.

Current obsessions?
I’m in passionate search for fabric for four chairs in my house. I really want to do them in Kelly Wearstler citrus green Trellis, but it’s expensive. Her fabric design is so great. I love how it is huge, really overblown, big and bold and fabulous. I’m also loving Galbraith and Paul’s hand-blocked printed fabrics, but at a hundred bucks a yard, it’s not happening. I also love Roberta Roller Rabbit’s simple cool prints on linen for $20 a yard. I might get one of those.

Jill Rosenwald Home Collection

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