Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The State of Things

I received a very kind email from a reader asking what is going on my apartment. It has been a while since I wrote about my apartment, so here is a little update of the direction things are taking - for now.

Bought a new love seat at my favorite vintage store. Surprising choice, not my usual pared down, modern style. I wanted a comfy place to curl up and read for the winter, and I do love the high back. The price was so amazing - just couldn't pass it up! $79.00!

It's very sturdy. They just don't make 'em like this anymore. I must admit, however, when I got it home I was disappointed in the color. I thought it was more yellow rather than gold. I'd love to have it reupholstered in hot pink, but I probably won't. I can't see spending $1000 to reupholster a $79 sofa. The first thing I'm going to do is take that skirt off to show its cute legs. I'm definitely a leg person. I like to see the legs of furniture.

So for now, I just have it covered in a cheap white sheet. Looks shabby chic, doesn't it? Oh man, how unhip. I prefer the term Midcentury Jo used recently, "dirty glam." Yeah, now that's cool. The room will not look like this for long. I have plans. I'll probably have a cover made professionally by the same lady who did my dining room pillows.

I've been contemplating this lamp from a second hand store downtown.

I love the lantern, but I don't like the base very much, wish it were simpler, less ornate. The base competes with the lantern. If I bought it, I'd have to spray paint it white. And speaking of white, I am still drooling over white painted floors. Wish I could paint my floors!

I read lots of shelter magazines, and I love many rooms. But this bedroom featured in the September Elle Decor really captivated me.

I adore those turquoise curtains, so am thinking of replacing my white curtains. And isn't that Vishnu needlepoint by Matthew Williamson just too fab? I'd like to have him protecting my dreams.

I'd love to have a couple of these patent leather ottomans from Brocade Home. I gotta thing for patent leather, especially white patent leather.

Image from Glam Nest.

Not sure where my style is heading. Still Bohemian, part Hindu princess, part modern. Not so minimal.

Oh, and I almost forgot. I bought a new vase.

White, of course.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Peggy. I live in Cleveland, too. I love mid century modern and probably shop all the same places you do. I live in the Hyacinth Lofts near downtown. I looked at the Chicle Townhouses. Too small for me and not really lofts. The Chicle Lofts are more of a true loft. I must admit, I like the Hyacinth better, but the location kinda sucks. Nice to see evidence of someone in Cleveland with very similar tastes.


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