Tuesday, December 29, 2009

lighting . . .

we have these fixtures in our kids' rooms.
what a statement they make grouped together.

images courtesy moderndesigninterior.com, remodelista.com, apartmenttherapy.com.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

message from christopher farr

how exciting!

designer spotlight on: windsor smith

fifth in a series of designer close ups, up next: windsor smith

images courtesy heidi claire blog, rubypr.com, house beautiful, thebalabusta.com, absolutelybeautifulthings, domino.

blue christmas

oh blue.
in any shade will do.

images courtesy miles redd, elle decor, katie ridder, domino, ohdeedoh, katyelliott.com, house of turqoise, alistbaby.net, decorpad.com.

Monday, December 21, 2009

photo of the day

image courtesy cottage living.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

aah snow.

how we miss it down here!

images courtesy cottage living.

Friday, December 18, 2009


thinking of using some of kelly wearstler's honeycomb trim on some wingbacks . . .

images courtesy designspongeonline.com, katyelliott.com, orangebeautiful.com, hautedecor.com.

elle decor editor's page


ELLE DECOR Editor’s Page: January/February 2010

What's up at ELLE DECOR
Written by Margaret Russell

As many of you know, the magazine industry—particularly the design category—has been besieged by both the economic recession and the revolutionary changes the Internet has brought to the media landscape. Several publications have folded during the past two years, budgets have been battered, and staffs drastically reduced. All of us at ELLE DECOR were especially saddened by the closure of our sister publication, Metropolitan Home, the iconic chronicle of the best in modern design for 28 years. We honor and salute Met Home’s legacy, and we miss our colleagues, keenly aware that this loss will be shared by the magazine’s more than half-million readers.

Recently, I’ve been completely absorbed by design-blog postings regarding interiors magazines; the deep attachment people have for beloved publications is so heartening to see. Truth be told, I too sorely miss House & Garden, Domino, Southern Accents, and Cottage Living—as does anyone who is passionate about interiors and design. And for those who are searching to make sense of this topsy-turvy editorial world, the facts are shockingly simple.

Historically, advertising revenue subsidized a substantial portion of the manufacturing and distribution costs of most magazines. During this financial crisis, advertising has plummeted; competition from digital media has grown exponentially; and production, paper, and postage costs have all increased markedly. Yet a year’s subscription to any of your favorite publications still probably costs less than a taxi ride or a couple of cappuccinos at Starbucks. Crazy, no?

But don’t lose hope. Challenging times spark creativity, ingenuity, and industry, and the months ahead show great promise. Digital innovations now offer us myriad opportunities to provide astonishing amounts of ideas and information online, as well as videos, interactive tools, resources, and archives. And design bloggers have stimulated an animated and powerful dialogue based largely on images published in magazines. They are our treasured partners, and the conversation they engender and sense of community they encourage benefit us all.

The new reality at ELLE DECOR will encompass an even wider range of styles, as we embrace design features and contemporary projects we might have previously shied away from out of deference to the modern mind-set of Met Home. Moving forward, we will significantly increase our online presence with a new and improved elledecor.com, expand our architecture and renovation coverage both in print and on the Web, and, most important, continue to showcase the stylish lives and dazzling spaces we’ve celebrated for two decades. Our 20th anniversary has been a time to reflect on the past and to envision our future. And the future is now.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

dining . . .

for the holidays . . .
many of us will be entertaining . . .
gladly, i am going to someone else's house but was thinking about a dining room i am working on . . .

images courtesy elle decor, domino, casasugar.com, roomenvy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

parsons desk

ok ok.
i know, enough already.
but i can't help it.
it just looks good anywhere.
and i am getting 2.
that's it.
if you've been coveting an item for over 3 years
then i think it means you like it and you should get it.
they can work as a desk, bedside table, console.

images courtesy unplgged.com, domino, alifemorefabulous.com, decorpad.com, apartmenttherapy.com, thestateofthings.com.


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