Posted by liz on Sep 9th, 2013
Posted by liz on Mar 4th, 2013
Summer Rental at it’s finest. We’re purchasing a summer cabin in Sawyer, MI with some challenges. Overgrown trees, bathroom – complete renovation. All the good stuff. This weekend we were on a mission to pick out a new vanity, toilet, and fixtures.
A great find for a small space at a good price: Ikea’s Lillangen sink cabinet, at just under 16″wide – thin enough to fit into a 42″wide bathroom. Due to the cut out at the back of the sink, I picked up a resin panel “remnant” from 3-Form’s Reclaimed selections. Recycled material at budget pricing.
Posted by liz on Aug 9th, 2012
I love random chairs – this one fits the bill for me. Blu Dot’s Hot Mesh Chair, is light, bright and graphically inspired.
At $99.00 the price is right and piared with their Sprout Cafe table in Yellow – I love it.
Posted by liz on May 7th, 2012
This weekend’s activities started off to a trip to Waldron Grove Aplaca Farm, Elgin – IL.
Many proven alpaca’s were up for sale, as well as fine art and fiber crafts.
My mom’s artwork was also up for sale, check it out at PokeyTree.com
Posted by liz on Apr 19th, 2012
Design Dot: Looking for a different stool for your kitchen island. Check out the new stool offering from Janus et Cie.
The Forest collection both useable in indoor and outdoor arrangements comes in 9 colors. Fun, whimsy and enchanting, the Forest collection may just be that modern touch you’re looking for and conversation piece to gather around.
Posted by liz on Apr 18th, 2012
I love Ikat fabric and when I saw today’s sale on Fab.com, I was so excited to see the bright vivid colors and patterns.
These fabric patterns offered by Found Object is noted on the Fab site as, “exquisite home décor from Found Object is made from velvet, silk and other fine fabrics that come to you from the dusty steppes of Uzbekistan.”
The color is great – reupholster a chair, foot stool, or make a bag. Lots of possibilites to freshen up with Ikat.
Posted by liz on Apr 4th, 2012
This week I read an article in the NY Times – covering nautical inspired rugs made of reclaimed nautical and mountaineering rope.
Designer Sophie Aschauer – designs her rugs under the name Serpent Sea. Inspired by a sailing trip to the coast, she mastered the nautical knots and put the rope to good use. Intriguing and cool.
Posted by liz on Mar 19th, 2012
Spring has sprung in the Midwest. Last week we headed down to FLOR in Chicago – for a pop of color and some creative inspiration.
Design Project: Grey / Modern sectional needed a pop of color and the flexibility of FLOR tiles to create custom rug. The chaise lounge shape of the sofa – looked to formal w/ a rug under toe. Mimicking the lines traced by the FLOR tiles will be functional and modern- working within the space.
*Added bonus, many of the tiles are made of recycled nylon face, and can be returned to FLOR after use for recycling. This month also offered free shipping from the Chicago store. Great deal!
Posted by liz on Feb 29th, 2012
Yesterday, I visited Coyle and Herr - Chicago’s new furniture consignment store – featured in this past Chicago Tribune. Located in the redeveloped Bridgeport Arts Building, it’s full of furniture surprises – i’m partial to anything midcentury, noticed a few formal dining sets – woven rugs, lamps. Although they weren’t willing to “haggle” on price, the prices seemed fair for the quality they had. I’ll be interested in going back and sourcing for specific projects.
Posted by liz on Feb 17th, 2012
This week I had the opportunity to custom frame 3 pieces by artist, Michael Wille. Wille’s abstract style incorporates geometric shapes in monochromatic and colored layers. A quote from Benjamin Gardner, explains “the Episodes project is a constructions of smaller parts – like bricks or timber – that forms a wall of dynamic and changing composition.” Each piece can be taken off the wall and viewed individually and/or collectively.