Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I just find them plain old funky and I dig 'em. Here's one more to add to the collection.
Seletti also makes glass bottles based on plastic water bottles. Totally cool.
Available at Lekker Home.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Happy Mundane. I adore the block of lavender framing the painting.
Per Magnus Persson via Desire to Inspire. Love those walls. Love those floors.
Simon Watson. This is one of my favorite living rooms of all time. Love the vases, love the painting.
Hotel Ammos via The Style Files.
Purple looks great with turquoise. Images Zara Home.
Here is the new painting in my living room. Not sure if I'll keep it there, just playing around. But it does sorta make me want to paint the walls lavender. Think I need a turquoise pillow.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A vignette in surprising colors on a shelf. I adore the pop of yellow.
Buddha postcard from Thailand above crystal collection.
Dining area. The bed is now behind the bookcase, for added privacy. I need Splat Girl to come to my place and hang curtains from the ceilings.
Beads on a shelf. A new obsession for me.
What I'm reading. Very profound. Good reading for soaking in the tub.
Here's a secret I've never shown. This is where I blog. It's humble, but it works. I wish I had a laptop. I don't really like those paintings there, but they are part of a series I'm working on.
It is a marvel of organization. I keep loose papers in the orange tote bag. I dream of going paperless.
A couple of toys made by my sweet nephew, GG. I keep these on my desk. They make me happy and make me feel close to him.
Bauhaus bowls from CB2 corral clutter in my kitchen.
Flirting with minimalism in my living room. The yellow piece looks great with a tea light candle in it.
I don't really like the color of these sofas, which is why I usually cover them. But today I felt they needed to be free. I must be a leg person. I really enjoy seeing the legs of the furniture.
I've received emails criticizing me because my place always looks too clean (I have to laugh at that - you should see what it normally looks like). It's true my place is a marvel of organization, but it takes work to keep it that way. I don't like clutter and work hard to keep it at bay. I struggle with balancing a love of things with a love of minimalism. And I have a confession to make, I only photograph it after I have cleaned. But, don't look too closely at this picture. I didn't feel like mopping this weekend. I won't show you the bed - it's not made. You'll just have to take my word for it.
I love the way I can direct the light with my new lamp from Target. Three settings, and poseable arms. It's great for highlighting a piece of art or for when I curl up to read on my sofa.
I'm glad I can't sew. And I'm not going to learn.
Lots of white, of course. And lots of pink, of course. The surprising part is the burst of yellow and shot of gray. I bought some new pottery from the Salvation Army. Spent about $12.00. The gray vase is rather a departure for me.
I still really want the Hella Jongerius vase from Ikea, which I've written about many times. Ikea won't be carrying this vase much longer, so I need to get off my lazy butt and make the trip to Pittsburg. (I wish Ikea would sell online!) Image from flickr user Noorieke. By the way, Noorieke has a fabulous home, you must check it out.
Look at this beautiful image I found on Ikea's site! I adore yellow with white and hot pink.
I discovered a blog called Happy Mundane. His Christmas decor is so fab, I'd be tempted to leave it up all year. Happy Mundane is a delightful blog, I'll be adding it to my blog roll.
I've been wanting to spray paint branches for a while. Jon put detailed instructions on how to spray paint branches, as well as other craft projects. He also wraps yarn around them for texture. I love the effect.
The sales have been good, and I've bought too many cute things lately.
I bought these beautiful pieces of art glass from my favorite vintage store. They were on sale! I am loving glass, and starting to mix it with my ceramics.
I got this cute ceramic pot at Target. It says Germany on the bottom. A spot of sunshine on a gray day.
A corner of my living room. I adore yellow, turquoise and hot pink with huge amounts of white. But I'm getting tired of the covers on the sofa.
Kim at Desire to Inspire did an interesting post on the Chesterfield. (Image House to Home via Desire to Inspire.) I'm not enamored of the Chesterfield, I don't care about things such as tufting. I like things simple and unadorned. I adore this version, unadorned and in lilac. Oh dear, I'm trying not to think about lilac. It sure does look great with that turquoise vase. And speaking of lilac, Jamie Drake uses it in a way that makes me swoon. (See previous post here). It was the beautiful rooms designed by Jamie that influenced my purchase of art glass.
I enjoy seeing the legs of furniture, so I'm thinking about removing my sofa covers. I have to accept that I am not getting my sofas reupolstered! Together, they cost less than $300. There's no way I'd spend a couple of thousand for a $300 purchase, although I wish they were both pale pink.
I dearly love turquoise and have been contemplating it with cobalt blue. Watching the sun play with this bottle is a meditational experience.
I adore this color scheme! Hot pink, dark blue and tons of white. (See previous post here).
So how does a girl mix two color schemes, a love of things and still flirt with minimalism? Stay tuned.
All images above by Peggy.
Afterall art is politics. And politics is art.