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Wednesday
Jun242009

Leila's OTT loft

Leila emailed us some photos of her ultra-gorgeous, ultra-glam, ultra-funky loft and here's what she had to say: I always fantasized about sending you guys pics of my apartment when I finished decorating it, never thought it would take over two years. I have a beautiful loft in Brooklyn but it has this windowless room that I couldn't figure out. Basically I went back and forth between wanting a guest room and wanting a home office. Well in February I got laid off from my corporate fashion job and was given a nice severance. My dream has always been to have my own line so that's what I'm doing. Made the office decision easy! It has been the absolute best thing that's ever happened to me! I now have a cot in the laundry room for guests. They hate it! So here's my pics, I've gotten sooooo many ideas from you! My style is what we call in fashion OTT (over the top). My mom thinks all the chandeliers make it look like a brothel (I have 12).

What do mothers know anyhow? I think every girl should have 12 chandeliers!! (Thanks Leila!!)

Tuesday
Jun232009

Atlanta Bartlett

Now for more white on white. This time as promised, the work of interior stylist Atlanta Bartlett. GORG!! (Aren't we all wishing right about now that we had a cottage to do up all white and relaxed like this??!!)







Tuesday
Jun232009

Dave Coote

Brace yourselves. Dare I say that featured below are little slices of heaven. White on white on white. It really doesn't get more glorious than that. Created by Dave Coote - furniture designer, interior designer, cabin builder, location agency owner and soon-to-be online boutique owner. (His wife's work will be featured here later today).

Monday
Jun222009

Paolo Feliciano

A big thanks to Filipino photographer Paolo Feliciano for sending along a link to stunning photos of a home he captured on camera. I LOVE the wood floors and red chandelier!(We featured his work once before here).






Monday
Jun222009

My DIY sofa - completed at last

My DIY sofa is finally complete! I had agonized over what to do about fabric for cushion covers, which proved to be a bit tough since I had a forest backdrop to work around. Having never had to plan such a fabric venture before (since I'm not an interior designer, I see why folks hire them for stuff like this) walking into a major fabric store was a tad daunting. But I think my choices worked out OK in the end. I had asked my mom to make the covers for me (I have no clue how to sew) and she opted to send the pillows to her seamstress instead. Which turned out to be a brilliant idea, because her seamstress made covers for 13 pillows, 12 of which she did piping, and it only cost about $100. Yes, that's $100 CDN (!!!). I found a purple tie-dye-ish linen type fabric and knew I had to have it so I worked the other fabrics around it. I wanted all linens/linen blends because I love wrinkles. I'm considering dying the base cushion covers but will let them be for now (they get pretty dirty with 6 cats all over them constantly). I also switched rattan chairs and am using the white lime zebra print one in the living room now since it matches the green cushions. One project down, a zillion more to go (although I am trying to find a silver tray to replace that yellow one on my coffee table)...