Monday, April 27, 2009

Consideration = Confidence

Last weekend we attended the Dwell Conversation Series, Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and Sustainability in Our Changing Economy. One of the topics focused on whether our struggling economy will create more confident consumers. One of the panelists' suggested to gain confidence we need to be considerate consumers first.

Lucky's Break is a great editorial about a young family who set out to renovate a home, armed with a modest budget and some serious consideration.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Celebrating our differences, so cool. We all have something distinct and special to offer in this world, in a way hopefully encouraging some sort of balance. Yin and yang, opposites joining to complete a thought or just leaving our comfort zone behind for a few moments to experience something in a totally new way.

Balance as opposed to symmetry in a room can create very warm and inviting spaces.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Painted Furniture

It's generally my feeling that their are very few occasions when one needs to buy brand new furniture. Why be a consumer when their are so many great pieces out there that were truly meant to last. With that spirit in mind I am currently re-doing my kitchen and have been on the look out for great examples of painted furniture. I have some amazing old chairs that my roommate found on the street (gotta love San Francisco), and all they need is a fresh coat of paint. Here are a few of my top picks...

The green color above may just be the winner. I have some fabric for the seat cushions that will complement it quite nicely!

So next time before you run to your local Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, I suggest you look around your own house - you may be surprised at the treasures hidden beneath tattered wood or old paint.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Do what you love...

I love stripes. Where ever I go I'm drawn to them. This blog hopes to encourage others to recognize those little things that make them smile,and how they can incorporate that feeling into the design of their homes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fishnet Curtains

I'm always on the look out for clever ways to divide a space so I was thrilled to see the use of the jute gossamer fishnet below . Even though you can see right through net it subtly makes a seperation between the two rooms while still leaving the original airy feeling intact.

The curtain works beautifully because it combines what could be a rough and rather auster element (the fishnet) with a more refined trim. For me this is the key to a well rounded space.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


In tables it bares the memories of meals shared with friends and family. Bureaus and sideboards store and protect our belongings, and benches invite us to sit and rest.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Since the point of this blog is to provide inspiration for any design project big or small we thought it fitting that our first post should be all about the bedroom. The bedroom is the most personal part of the home and when done right its a very tricky place to make yourself leave in the morning. Below are just a few of our favorite spaces.