I know many people in the design community (including me) are sick and tired of seeing and hearing about the virtues of bamboo and chinoiserie-inspired furnishings, like Chinese Chippendale chairs…
But, hell, it’s just so easy to revive an otherwise plain-jane or country kitchen space with the tiny injection of chinoiserie chair. They did WONDERS for the dining space at the holiday show house I decorated this Christmas in Concord.
They have never and will never go out of fashion. Easy to lacquer or paint a bold color, these shapes have a simple geometry to them that instantly creates architectural interest with its open fret worked pattern. So Bamboo-zle yourself if things are getting a little boring or tired…
1. Windsor Smith 2. Style At Home 3. Andre Schumacher 4. Alan Campbell 5. Sheryl Canet 6.Les Ensembliers via House and Home
Anyone who knows me knows this happens. One day I wake up sick and tired of everything I own and need to change it all up. My house, my hair, my everything. All at once.
Well, that’s how I feel, but that’s never what I actually do. At least not on that scale. (hair, well, maybe…) I have been known to re-do a room in a week, but this time it’s more general than just a room, it’s a MODE.
Maybe it’s that I get influenced by my work, or perhaps I am just a rambling rose, but I am feeling bitten by a modern type of bug that also has some vintage in it’s blood, one that’s a bit mysterious– a bug making me want to stir things up in my own home design environment. Unless we win a lottery (never say never…) or money falls out of the sky and into my lap, it ain’t gonna happen, at least not for now. But it’s always good to plan for the future…
What the hell, a girl can get distracted. Just when things are just as they should be, you want something different… time to get myself together and be thankful for what I have and dream on…
1.Pinterest 2. Birds Eye Design 3. Coates Design Architects 4. Birds Eye Design 5.Waldemarson Berglund
So today one year ago we went live with Bogle Street. No one knew. Would anyone read? It was exciting, but also pretty scary. Putting yourself out there always is. What I set out to create was, in fact, different than what ended up developing here on Bogle Street.
It’s funny how that happens. That’s how life goes… you walk a road toward something and end up in a slightly different place, perhaps maybe even a better place, than you intended. At least, that’s the best scenario. A trillion thanks and hugs to each and every person who has ever visited this site.
I welcome you back always, am open to writing and offering a voice you want to keep hearing , and am, as always, hoping to make you think a bit and laugh a lot. Happy Anniversary, Friends!
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Some iconic pieces are always worth investing in… Schlumberger, Cartier, Rolex… perhaps? How about the classic and completely utilitarian Saarinen tulip table? The one I refer to once a week.
The same one my mother left outside on the curb for the Tampa Department of Sanitation to take, along with her set of 6 Tulip chairs– impulsively and foolishly swapped out for English Hepplewhite side chairs covered in chintz and some fancy schmancy table she wanted during her 80′s English phase.
Anyway, back to the Saarinen. Guess who bought one again circa 2004? Yes, I’m talking about you, Ma… This is one piece any homeowner should consider. For dining, coffee, conference, side, whatever. Top it in laminate, marble, wood, or whatever you like.
1. Domino 2. Domino via Brides 3. Petra Bindel 4. Elle Decor 5.Country Home 6. Elle Decor 7. Tom Scheerer 8. Lonny 9. Elle Decor