Tuesday, February 25, 2014

custom designed dining table

Oh my gosh, I am thrilled to show you my custom-designed dining table. If I ever get a furniture line going, this will be the first piece I take to market. I designed this table based on a vintage piece:

But I wanted mine to have six sides instead of eight, and to be in solid cerused oak. I had the most wonderful artisan make it for me, and it is on its way to my house now! Here is a pic of my finished table:

I can't release any other photos or info because I hope to have it published and put the table into production, but I am so excited I couldn't help myself! What do you think?

my friend kat

My friend Kat has the most amazing house in New Orleans. These photos were not styled or prepped at all - I simply love her house and took a bunch of photos last time I was there. I hope she styles it up and gets it professionally photographed. And if you need a decorator in New Orleans, she is the bomb!

Faux snakeskin she found on Ebay and gorgeous art

She got this abandoned desk off the street!

The stained it herself to look like wood inlay

She covered this chair in an old zebra hide

And got this gorgeous grasscloth credenza on Ebay for so cheap

detail of brass and grasscloth

She also got this Slim Aarons print on Ebay

Monday, February 24, 2014

my painting arrived

So thrilled! My painting arrived from Susan Dory and my bestie Leslie at Guthrie Contemporary. They conspired together to give me a painting for Christmas and I adore it! Susan has invented a new way of painting that looks like melted candy poured out. Some of the shapes are sheer and some are opaque. Photos do not do it justice. Also it is strong enough to be in a bathroom, which I love, because it makes the whole room!
Thank you so much Leslie and Susan - you have made my whole year!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

About Time - Cornwall is awesome

Not many people saw the movie About Time that was out a couple of months ago. I think it was in theaters only one weekend and probably didn't get the best reviews. But I tell you, my bestie and I saw it and sobbed the whole time. The movie was so beautiful, the scenery of London and Cornwall stunning, and the emotions from funny romance to heartbreaking sadness just had us crying the whole time. The music was great, too!

The best part of the entire movie (aside from the father/son relationship), was the house the family had in Cornwall. It was stunning inside and out, and they could walk down to the beach every day for tea. I am going to have to watch it again on On Demand so I can take pictures of the inside of the house - for now, these stills will have to do. I hope I can stay in Cornwall someday.

Everyone rent this movie - and get the tissues ready!

Monday, February 3, 2014

light it up

I am so obsessed with these lamps right now. Hopefully a pair will make it into the bedroom redo - just have to decide which will go best with the Mouille style ceiling light...what do you think?

This is a snakeskin texture

Love the handmade quality of this yellow one

This black one is the front runner for me right now....love!

I love the wood and black geometric of this one but I think it is too small for bedsides...