Posts Tagged ‘design’

Orange inspiration

April 26, 2009

I have color on the brain today, and I’m still anxiously awaiting my orange CB2 script lamp.  I was playing around with my travel photos and made a collage of the accent color I’m obsessing over for my second bedroom:  A perfect bright blood-orange.  

 

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There’s my future script lamp right in the middle, surrounded by some of my photos from all over.

(clockwise from top left):  Me in Portland.  A Canadian post box outside of Vancouver.  The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Driving across the Golden Gate in San Francisco.  Flowers in Maui.  Sunset at Lumahai Beach on Kauai.  Parsons in NYC.  Whistler in the Summer. 

Yum.

House Beautiful Book

April 26, 2009

When I returned from Maui, some great mail was waiting for me.  My House Beautiful book from Decorno’s giveaway had arrived, along with an Easter care package that my mom sent to my brother and me (thanks, Mom…isn’t it fun that you can reach two of us at one address?!). 

Side note, but may I just say that good mail days will NEVER get old?  I still feel sad when I open my box only to find another Valu-Pak envelope full of Bath Fitter, Build-A-Sunroom and carpet cleaning coupons that go straight to the recycling bin.

Anyway, about the book – very cool.  It’s smaller in size than I expected, but that’s actually a good thing – it’ll be easy to take along shopping, and despite its size it still has really great photos on each page. 

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My favorite thing about the book is the designer perspective next to every color swatch.   Everyone has a different approach to color – some more scientific, some more emotional.   I love color – both wearing it and decorating with it – so for me it’s just interesting to read the way these designers think about it in their own words.

Thanks again to Decorno for the freebie!

Office “Before”

April 1, 2009

Just re-posting the images I sent to Decorno of my second bedroom / office.  I want to have them posted here so they don’t get lost. 

Nothing’s changed yet (except for ideas in my head, of course). 

1) Photoshop layout I created awhile ago of the random mix of stuff in my office today.  This is to scale, so it will come in handy as I’m playing with potential new purchases, layouts, etc.  Each piece of furniture is a layer, so I can delete and move them pretty easily:

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2) A few current photos of the room, “decluttered” (for me) .  Not necessarily pretty, but this is my starting place!

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And, “current” isn’t really accurate anymore.  My brother will be crashing with me for awhile as he gets settled, so he’s got all of his stuff in the room.  I know, I should have started working on this BEFORE he got here.  Things never seem to work out perfectly like that, do they?  Oh well. 

But it’s OK – I’ll be photoshopping, actual-shopping, and planning for a bit, so I can post about that in the meantime. 

Definitely a lot more to come. 

 

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