Saturday, February 26, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I believe a house must be sexy. And by sexy, I do not mean sexual. To me a sexy house is casually glamorous and a little unexpected - like me! It's like lounging in a tuxedo, tie removed and the shoes kicked aside. Having a pool helps, especially like the one pictured here.
And, since I'm all about sexy today, this house in Cartagena, Colombia which was featured in a 2008 edition of Veranda fits the bill nicely.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
|This should be on the porch of my garden shed.|
|I'm intrigued by mesh and metal patterns used as wall hangings.|
|There's nothing new about gears and gizmos on sticks, but I still find them interesting.|
|These are devices used to balance weight on boats. The handles have been added|
and they would make great shelves on my dining porch.
|More metal wall hangings, metal and stone table and intersting mesh lamp.|
|Everyone needs some balls made of barbed wire. One of my favorites.|
|Iron rings made into a sphere. Would have been great sitting by my pool.|
|I love this old metal spring just to sit in the middle of the fields. It was about 5 feet tall.|
|I'm not even sure if these wire mesh panels would make a great fence.|
|I need this finial for the garden shed.|
|Toy molds would be a great conversational sculture.|
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I don't really believe there is a next big trend point of view on the horizon. I think we've passed that point. There are now too many options when it comes to decorating and things come and go too fast. I also believe that if you buy things you like and they find the proper permanent place in your home, all things eventually go there. If you are regular reader of this blog, you know I'm all about the 'mix'. But, it does help if you have good taste. Some of the things I've posted here don't seem to necessarily gel, but if they were in my house, I'm convinced all would work just fine!
I'm grouping things in two separate posts. The second post will publish this weekend.
|I'm all about anything with a Greek or Rome figure.|
|These pea green tufted leather chairs were quite smart.|
|It's a little old school, but anything with regency arrows is always a good find.|
|Of course it's now everywhere, but vintage inspired fabrics and grain sacks still work in moderation.|
|Yes...I know. It's tacky, but...a little Vegas never hurt anyone.|
|Love the washed gray finish.|
|This was my favorite find. I wake up thinking about them everyday!|
|These next 3 photos are from a source called Stewart-Parkman/Tribal Links.|
http://www.triballinks.com/ & http://www.stewartparkman.com/
They had the most sophisticated curiosity accessories.
|I hate it when someone steals my ideas. I've been doing the trimmed boxwood thing for years.|
I even have the formal boxwood garden to prove it!