All of my clients know by now I am obsessed with Baker’s gilded bamboo bar cart. I own one, as do many of my clients; it’s become somewhat of a signature for me… Funny thing is, I don’t even really drink, but others I know make up for it…
Anyway, a bar cart is such a versatile piece. Use it for the obvious, as a side table or server. Use it to display things. Decanters, colored glass objects, bottles, liquor, china, stemware, porcelain, plants…
Use it as a side table, magazine repository, tea service. Use it for anything. But use it!
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I am always touting less is more. And it continues to be my motto in life. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why great spaces are great, trying to study the elements, dissect them and articulate what works and why. And it has been the inspiration for this post. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…
I thought we would begin with the simplest of simple; a great foyer with so few elements but the perfect ones: a study in less is more.
1. The armless sofa ends at the perfect spot against the staircase.
2. The garden boxwood adds architectural interest and round shape, while also bringing outdoors in and a whimsical touch.
3. Sofa fabric is ethnic and fresh but neutral and calming.
4. Rug is great flat weave texture and right shape, also adding ethnic subtle pattern.
5. The textiles and elements are casual against a could-be-formal backdrop of a dramatic paneled staircase.
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We all know the answer to this question. We enjoy it each day. Freedom. And I think we all envision the same three colors when we think of this day… Truth be told, in design: red, white and blue are not my favorite. But in life, there are no better colors than the three colors of our flag.
When you think red, white and blue, you probably think traditional Fourth of July schematics. Navy wood furniture with red and white accents. Maybe a small boy’s bedroom, or a house in Vermont? Pottery Barn chic? Not so fast….Here are some jazzy interpretations of this classic color scheme:
1. Jeffrey Bilhuber
2. Diane Bergeron
3. Erinn Valencich
4. Jennifer Flanders
5. Lisa Romerein Photography
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Just because you dont have a seaside retreat doesn’t mean you can’t add a dose of it to the house you live in….in Michigan or Texas or New Jersey—wherever! A dose of warm weather inspiration is always at home.
But how? Add bamboo forms and textures, pale water colors, a piece of coral mounted on an acrylic block, driftwood hunks, blue and white porcelain—anything that reminds you! The houses below could be in Kansas or Kennebunkport. The decor is appropriate for year round living anywhere where you want light and bright. If you can’t be at the beach, I say bring it to you!
1. Phoebe Howard
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6. Lonny Mag
7. Milk and Honey