Okay, you can admit it. The Grandin Road catalog almost always gets tossed, but resist; there are some great things here—or go online!
Lutyens Wooden Bench $249
This “Luteyns” bench is so good looking, it would be shipped straight to my refinisher for some jazzy lacquer! Find it here.
Wicker Dog House $159
This wicker dog crate is so cute, it makes me reconsider putting my poodle back in a crate! Find it here.
Mobile Laundry Cart $149
A laundry sorter with attached shelf? Charge it! Find it here.
Steamboy Floor Mop $79
What is this cleaning contraption? I must have it immediately! Find it here.
For days I have been wishing I could go away—to anywhere warm and dry. Away from the ice and snow and slush and mud. It could be a family beach vacation, an exotic getaway with my husband, but at this point, I would settle for taking a JetBlue flight to my mother’s house in Tampa!
Let’s make believe we are headed to someplace in the sun, to sleep as guests in this pale, creamy, dreamy room. Long sunny days, cat-naps and relaxation. Maybe even a mini bar and cable TV…. I’m in!
Pale aqua chinoiserie drapes from Schumacher set the tone with a large extra shaggy creamy rug soft for the feet to sink into. A soft and sumptuous tufted velvet bed from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams with crisp Matouk linens.
Mirrored limed oak bedside tables add some rusticity with an asian-inspired lacquer dresser from Baker. A Wow chandelier, classic gourd lamps and a single quirky gold lamp are the perfect mix. A pair of vintage barrel back chairs in a deep turquoise from C. Bell finalizes the room.
At the beginning of my career in this business I was doing art consulting in the new york area. I used my home as a “gallery”, displaying the work of many un-signed, under-shown, but very talented local artists.
Finding interesting artists to partner with in this venture took a tremendous amount of research, time cultivating relationships and developing and curating “shows” for crowds of people at my home. Not to mention marketing the business, garnering clients and making a sale. I woke up this morning and went to westelm.com to try to find a few modern chatchkes for the house, and what did I find?
This link to a partnership they have with etsy that showcases some really interesting original art. Read More Here. If only we had access to this years ago. Not to mention etsy. Wow.