Q: I love the look of grass cloth wallpaper. I see it in all the magazines these days and I’m considering installing it in my new powder room. Is it a good idea? A: We LOVE grass cloth and we think it will look amazing in your powder room. We especially like the juxtaposition of the organic feel and texture of grass cloth against the smooth and shiny surfaces of bath fixtures. And, unlike in full bathrooms, steam is not an issue in powder rooms so go ahead and get your grass cloth fix!
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Our friends at Kloter Farms in Ellington, CT share with us their desk wall bed, an incredibly versatile piece of furniture for small spaces. Our desk wall bed allows for amazing dual functionality in a small space. Have a spare bedroom but can’t decide if it should be a home office or a guest room? Why not have both! We love the way the bed is completely hidden within the hardwood cabinet when you’re not using it, but even better is the fact that you don’t have to empty the desk area to fold down the bed! While this piece naturally lends itself to a student apartment, we think it’s also a great addition to a beach or guest house, where an extra bed is always welcome. Since our furniture is handcrafted to order, you can choose the wood and stain that fits your décor, as well as a horizontal or vertical style. View the desk wall bed here.
Blue + green (in all incarnations) is my favorite color combo. I designed blue and green kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, you name it – I have done done it. So I was thrilled to find this beautiful collection of blue and green (they call it turquoise and moss – whatever) decorative accessories in the Cancun collection on Houzz.com. What do you think?
For my own home and for my clients I usually go for real art – original pieces created by people I know and admire. But sometimes there is simply no time and if you need something immediately, something simple and easy, something that will fit your color scheme, then high quality, mass produced art may be the answer. And that’s were these 3 prints come in on a recent quick re-decorating RENT MY EYE job. Framed in quality, silver leaf frames, good medium size of 24″ square, set of 3 in complementing colors, these Sea Fan prints are just a perfect last minute purchase for your powder room, guest bedroom or bathroom. Happy Decorating!
OK, it’s official, I found the best bar cart out there: Peekaboo Clear Rolling Two Shelf from CB2! I know there are other acrylic bar carts out there. BUT, if you want one that also has clear acrylic wheels, if you want it rolling, in super compact size (I only had 26″ of width and 16″ of depth to work with), with 2 shelves, nice modern design, AND if you need it delivered in less than a week (I could have just driven to NYC and pick it up but was too lazy busy), AND want to spend under $500, then Peekaboo is your best bet. I love mine and you will, too. Come by for a drink or get your own (cart). Either way, cheers! Stay tipsy!
It all started with this bench. I was looking for a compact design and interesting mix of materials for my mudroom, which is very small, and I found this beautiful, organic piece from West Elm. It was unique in its rounded shape and I loved the woven seat. That’s how I got my introduction to the collaboartion between West Elm and John Vogel. Take a look at two other of his pieces – superbly designed and oh so well priced!
It’s official! I’m in love. These new sconces from Arteriors Home are beautiful. Brass is back big time and here I love the combination of vintage brass and matte black with off-white shades. The post industrial details give this fixture the unique look we all look for. The best part? It is damp location rated – I can imagine it in a master bathroom or in a powder room. Perfect!
How cute is this thing, I ask you! It’s Raskog kitchen cart by the good people of Ikea. It’s sturdy, it’s a smooth ride and it only takes about 10 minutes to put together (you will need a screwdriver, the rest of the tools and hardware are included). I have a mudroom with a very long and skinny nook. In the winter I use that space as a cellar as it’s not heated but I was getting tired of looking at cardboard boxes holding wine bottles, boots and miscellaneous stuff. So once I spotted one of those little cuties at a house of my dear friend, and I knew I had to get me some (actually, she is such a good friend, she grabbed two for me). Am I lazy lucky or what??? At 18″ x 14″ (and 31″ high) it fits narrow spaces perfectly, maneuvers beautifully and can hold a lot of stuff. Mine is grey (surprise!):