December 30, 2010

Inspiration + Find

Sources/Links: 1) Inspiration room photo via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles; 2) Shiraz wool rug from Heritage Unlimited, $117; 3) Balouch wool rug from Heritage Unlimited, $174

December 26, 2010

Inspiration + Find

Sources/Links: 1) Inspiration photo from Habitually Chic; 2) Caucasian Moldovan Floral Rug (top right) from oz_melek seller on ebay; 3) Caucasian Moldovan Floral Rug (bottom right) from oz-melek seller on ebay.

Sources/Links: 1) Photo at top left: via The Bubb Report (originally published in Domino); 2) Photo at top right: via The Designer's Attic; 3) Ezeula 300 fabric from Designer Fabrics Online; 4) Gujarat 300 fabric from Designer Fabrics Online.

December 22, 2010

Inspiration + Find

Today is the first of a new type of post I'll be doing - called "Inspiration + Find": An inspirational room plus a currently-on-the-market (and usually affordable) patterned find to help you recreate the look.

Sources/Links: 1) Photo of Chloe Sevigny's bedroom via Stylecourt; 2) Villandry Damask Print fabric in Pomegranate from F. Schumacher; 3)  Premier Prints' Isle fabric in Lipstick from Warehouse Fabrics Inc.; 4) photo of kids bedroom via Material Girls (originally published in Domino).

Sources/Links: 1) Photo at left via Decorpad; 2) Photo at right via Decorpad (originally published in House Beautiful); 3 & 4) Blue zebra rug and pillow from Crewel Fabric World (you'll have to call them to order the pillow in blue - and they can do other custom colors, too).

December 19, 2010

Sari Roundup

For the next two weeks over the holidays I'll be doing more posts, but they'll be of a different type.

Today, a roundup from a source for affordable accent fabrics: sari shops.

A few tips when searching: 1) Make sure you’re not in the polyester section - stick with cottons or silks; 2) In general, avoid ones with too much metallic embroidery so the overall effect is subtler (unless you're looking for that one metallic accent in a room); 3) Use sparingly - again so the effect is subtle; 4) Make sure the sari isn’t too sheer for your purposes (or, be prepared to back it with another fabric); 5) Remember you can always modify it significantly (e.g., if it’s only the border you like, cut that out and have it sewn side-by-side for “stripes” on small items like throw pillows and chair cushions).

Some inspiration:
Orange saris were added to the foot of the bed; image via The Adventures of Tartanscot (originally published in House Beautiful)
Room by Amelia Handegan, via Stylecourt
A bedroom in John Derian's Provincetown house, with a kantha quilt - a running stitch quilt made from recycled saris; image via Apartment Therapy (originally published in Martha Stewart Living)
Some affordable finds:
Each of the above saris is $62 or less, and the fair trade kantha throw (bottom left) is only $80.
Sources/Links (clockwise from top right):
1) Mango Mood Yellow Cotton Sari from Utsav Sarees
2) Clear Sky Grey Cotton Sari from Utsav Sarees
3) Mundu Tangerine Ochre from
4) Dabu Block Print Sari from
5) Pochampalli Magenta Grey Maroon Sari from
6) Kanchi Cotton Yellow Navy Sari from
7) Sari Blanket from Sari Bari
8) Albicant Cream Sari from Utsav Sarees
9) Brook View Deep Grey Sari from Utsav Sarees
10) Silent Grey Sari from Utsav Sarees
11) Fairy Grey Sari from Utsav Sarees

December 12, 2010

Two quick rooms: An entryway and a guest bath

This week I’m showing just a few pieces - enough to get each room started.

1) 4x5.5 Kazak rug from Heritage Unlimited
2) Tortoiseshell Finish Parsons Table by Henredon from Era Vintage Modern on 1stdibs
3) Grasscloth wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries
4) Carmen Table Lamp in Midnight Blue from Circa Lighting
5) Small Stacked Pot Form Lamp from Circa Lighting
6) Vintage English Umbrella Stand from Mecox Gardens
7) Umbrella Stand from Mecox Gardens

1) Nye Homestead Wallpaper from Waterhouse Wallhangings
2) Photo of Tom Scheerer-designed bathroom with trellis wallpaper from Elle Decor
3) Photo of David Cafiero-designed bathroom from June/July 2010 issue of Lonny
4) Photo of wallpapered bathroom from Domino, via The Inspired Room
5) Black writing desk from 1stdibs (I no longer have this link, so I think this particular item has sold)
6) Instructions for how to turn a piece of furniture into a sink base can be found here and here
7) Cloud Motif Garden Stool from Pagoda Red on 1stdibs
8) Reflections Rug in Natural from Rugs USA
9) Reflections Rug in Terracotta from Colonial Mills
10) Brown braided rug from Rugs USA. Just as I was posting this I realized that this rug now seems available only as a stair tread. Similar rugs, though, can be found, here and here; or, having a custom, cotton rag or braided rug made is another affordable option that gives you the exact pattern and colors you want (for example, here or here).

December 05, 2010

Leontine Linens bedroom

In advance of the usual post this week, some pale pink-walled goodness...

via House Beautiful and Martha Stewart
via Shelter
via Wealden Times
via The Wall Street Journal
via House Beautiful
via House Beautiful and Flickr

1) Photo of Melissa Rufty-designed bedroom from
2) Detail shot of gray Grace bedding from Leontine Linens
3) Photo of Todd Richesin-designed bedroom from Splendid Sass
4) Photo of Deborah Buck-designed bedroom from
5) 19th century French Headboard from Dearing Antiques on 1stdibs
6) 9x12 red Tabriz rug from Heritage Unlimited
7) Framed Nude Female Drawings from Mecox Gardens
8) Pinky-red and gold pillow from Karina Gentinetta on 1stdibs
9) Brass Tyrol Horn Cup from Jayson Home & Garden
10) Tom Dixon Base Floor Lamp from ABC Carpet & Home
11) Ultra Premium wool Greek Flokati rug from Rugs USA
12) Rajmata fabric from Peter Dunham Textiles