You know I love some good color, so I was thrilled when Jess of Domicile 37 invited me to take part in her Inspired by DIY challenge focusing on Eddie Ross. Eddie Ross is an absolute genius when it comes to elevating secondhand finds and injecting color and life into a space. I mean, he literally wrote the book on it.
The other day I was looking for blush pinks when this image stopped me in my tracks. Ben Pentreath has a major talent for mixing bold prints and color with traditional bones. I've never considered myself to be much of a traditionalist, but these spaces may have converted me.
Ready to swoon?
Sometimes I come across a brand or shop that's simply too good not to share. I found Rocket St George while looking for wallpaper ideas and was immediately smitten. In addition to a killer wallpaper selection, they have plenty of weird and wonderful home goods. Feathers? Check. Whimsical prints? Double check. Drama? You know it. Let's oggle.
I have a tendency to work on the house in fits and starts. Things will be going along swimmingly and suddenly I'll run out of energy or money or inspiration (or all three, woof) and have to hit pause. Our library is one of the more egregious examples of this practice. I know more or less what I want for this space, but the room has been languishing under my serious lack of inspiration.
Enter the Triple Stamp Press Grandville series. Be still my heart.
I happened upon this local company the other day and fell hard for these illustrations. So hard that I had to run out to Manchester right away to buy a couple. I wanted enough to fill a wall in the library, but my bank account and my sensibilities are happy with two at the moment: The Duelist and The Medical Student. The saturated colors, the vintage look, and the slight oddball quality are speaking to me in a major way. In fact, I'm feeling downright inspired to get back to work on this room.
So let's talk inspiration.
I'm loving the look of this faded teal room. The painted trim and the unexpected art both fit into what I want for our library. The piano would not fit, because our house is small.
Guys, I have a good one for you today. Not only is Celia Bailey a crazy talented photographer, she also happens to be one of my oldest and dearest friends. I cannot get enough of her photos of California, and it's high time I shared them with you.
Earlier this week Celia and I chatted about life in LA (the east coast misses you but, sigh, I understand), photographing her adopted city, and what inspires her most. When you're done reading what she has to say here, head on over to her website to oggle more inspiring goodness.
Today's post could have run seriously long. Blame it on Catherine Kwong's stellar portfolio, because I had a hard time keeping myself from sharing every. last. image with you. Catherine Kwong is a San Francisco-based designer and you guys, she gets it. She mixes moody, modern, and glam in a way that's fresh yet totally accessible.
Let's take a moment to peruse the lofty spaces and clean design from NYC architect Annabelle Selldorf. This bathroom is larger than my kitchen but I cannot be mad at it. That combination of black and white marble and warm wood is striking.
And I love the airy, industrial vibe in this kitchen. (You guys, our kitchen. We really have to deal with our kitchen.)
I always enjoy a mural. Do I want this mural in my home? Well, I want that leather sofa.
What a perfect little moment in this Venetian palazzo. Or is it? Let's check it out in person, just to be sure.
Sometimes wood paneling can be very cool.
Good lines and good light.
The club chairs, the painting, and the floors are all speaking to me, not to mention those filled-to-the-brim bookshelves.
So which room do we want to camp out in this week? I must admit that, while Venice sounds lovely right now, that library is speaking to me in all kinds of ways.
All images via Selldorf Architects.
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