Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Modern Babes




One of my last projects was a nursery. The owner already knew what she wanted, so it was just a matter of finding the items and achieving her vision. It started me thinking about the modern baby room. I work with many young couples who do not have the discretionary income or desire for a room like this...





Where do you go from there?
Here?....





Then there is the "we have so much money that we can afford lifetime therapy for our moon shocked child."





You don't have to spend a fortune on a nursery.





The key elements may already be in your home, ready for re-purposing.





























Or , you can invest in pieces with the future in mind.














You can make a big statement in a small or unusual space with a few handmade pom-poms or a couple of family treasures.








I like a gender neutral space.








It "ages up" better, and allows you the option of pulling more furniture and decor from other parts of your home, saving you money for more important baby items down the road...











...k...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Missoni for Target



Don't forget...the revered Italian fashion house, Missoni, is releasing their fashion and home collection for Target tomorrow. Available in stores and online from September 13th thru October 22nd, the prices range from $3 to $600.









My personal "must have"...



...k...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Navy Blue



This picture could have been taken in the mid 80's, and I would have probably dismissed it at the time. But since my "Long Hot Summer" post, and this picture of a Miles Redd kitchen,




I've been re-evaluating my feelings toward the color of navy blue. I might be developing a crush...



I love the way that navy can look vintage AND modern at the same time.






You can "preppy" it...








or "glam" it...





It might just be my new favorite bathroom color.





It's a neutral, without being too neutral.


















It can be just as bold as any other color.












It has a masculine side...








...and a feminine side...








Navy Blue... about as classic as you can get...






...k...