Posted by liz on Oct 26th, 2010
I’ve been looking for a sofa for some time now. I really want a solid construction sofa with style at a decent price.
***Betty Draper meets Anthropologie is what I’m looking for.
I need to go out and sit in a few styles, but I keep going back to this West Elm offering. The Essex sofa, has that sofisticated sofa look that’s not blasted oversized and blocky. I love the linen print and turned feet. Less cushions to deal with is more streamlined and practical for our home.
Am I digging this sofa or is it the styling? I’ll need to get over to the store and try it out.
Posted by liz on Oct 13th, 2010
I love upholstered walls, ceilings, headboards anything that can benefit from a little cushion.
There’s something soft and inviting about an upholstered surface that would otherwise be hard and angular.
Check out this upholstered wall/heard board at the Soho Beach House, located at the Sovereign Hotel in Miami and featured in Interior Design magazine. Notice the connection with the bed skirt, drawing your eye back down to ground level.
I recently upholstered headboards in natural linen for my kids rooms. Considering a wall panel inset. A new twist on the “accent color” niche. The great thing is when upholstered to a panel. You can go over it again and again with a new fabric or take it down when you want to change the look.
Posted by liz on Oct 7th, 2010
Happy Anniversary wow – 9 years!
Mike and I typically give each other some form of artwork for our anniversary, this year he treated me to a Sarah Cihat piece of porcelain from her DIRT line.
I started collecting her work a few years ago with the Rehab line. Pieces she found at thrift stores, added her design and refired them in a colored glaze.
Sarah’s innovation gives new meaning to using old forgotten pieces and turning them into something new. Giving these everyday items an artistic overhaul and new purpose. Artwork worth collecting.