Who does this? A hot pink dining room? For real? Yes! Wallpaper the walls in this unbelievable saturated print and cover these chairs with the raspberry and magenta geometric.
Choose this stunner of a table. Add her existing vintage walnut buffet, statement lamps and an extra large round mirror. Ground the mix with hot pink sisal carpet or even my old stand-by, Stark Natura. The jury is still out on the rug. Then, all she needs is a sparkly chandy and a martini, make that one of the pomegranate variety. Or some Campari…
This, I should say, does not happen often. And when it does, you never know what can happen. But my daughter is at a Bat Mitzvah and I am staying up late to drive the carpool shuttle, so let’s shop some abstract art on on Etsy, shall we? You may not know that my early career began in the art business, and I am a lover of abstract painting, so this is something that I rarely get the time to explore, but it’s a real pleasure for me.
The thing is, whether or not abstract art is perceived as “good” or not, no one can really say. It’s too arbitrary. Every single piece is made by someone’s hands with their heart and soul, so in and of itself– it has intrinsic value. But, let’s have a look and see what you think…
ABSTRACT by Ewa Gawlik. This caught my eye; it’s tiny. I would frame it and prop it on a table vignette.
THE HILLS by Brooke Wandell. Another small one, but really great looking.
BY THE RIVER by Pamela Munger. I seem to be on a small binge, but you gotta go where you find it.
MY OHIO FARM by Nancy Jean Tobin. I could envision this in someone’s farmhouse, hint-hint.
WALK WITH ME by Iris Lavy. I like this, it’s huge and a statement, but it’s way out there:
THERAPY by Rhonda James. I am really drawn to this, and certainly, the name makes it more attractive.
PORTRAIT OF KATE by Julianne Ingalls. A portrait of me? Scarily, it isn’t that far off! I love distorted/abstracted portraiture.
JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BANANA by Emily Brandeoff. And I always love to leave you with a chuckle… Hmm, what should I derive as the meaning of this?
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!
Image via Etsy