Instead of working hard on my posts for this week I have been creating new things for my etsy shop. I would like to thank all those people who have purchased prints, faved me and all of you who have dropped by. I really appreciate it!
I was going to show you my finished office but unfortunately something happened that I promised my husband I would not rehash again. Needless to say the office is a couple of weeks off being finished. But my darling Kelvin made up for the incident that I will not discuss (nag about) anymore by presenting me with his latest triumph……. these fabulous chair seats he made in the upholstery class he is taking. What makes them even more special is that Kelvin is completely blind. He had help with the piping and pattern matching but they are all his work and I love him for it!
Thought I’d share my latest thrift finds for this patio area. The table I picked up a couple of weeks ago and of course the chairs you can read about here. The mirror I bought this morning as well as what was called a side table I thought just had to be an ottoman base and I think I’m right. (Just like I was right about the incident that I am not allowed to nag about anymore.) My secret thrift store is proving a treasure trove. Also scored a b&w screenprint thats need new matting and framing. Once again UFOs (unfinished objects) but just a lick of paint and we’ll be there.
I am almost at a loss of words for an intro to this incredibly talented photographer’s work. What can I say about James Merrell, who was fortunate enough to photograph the apartment of Linda Wary and John Meyers, which is one of my favourite spaces EVER!!! So I think I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Ah the 80s! Era of large hair, even larger shoulder pads, leg warmers with high heels and excess excess excess. There were some things that were good. New Romantic boy bands with smoky eyeliner and rat’s tails in their hair for one thing. OK OK I was a med student in the 80s not an interior designer so my taste may have been a little dubious. It was a mixed bag of an era just like these kitchens from the early 80s but good design would shine through occasionally. Images scanned from Beyond the Kitchen, A Dreamers Guide, Thomas Cowan, Blandford Press, Dorset, 1985.
While some of these kitchens are revolting some are not. This is part of my subversive campaign to bring back the 80s. Long live the decade that taste forgot!
The title of this post is a phrase composed by Noam Chomsky that essentially means nothing. It does however have the word “green” in it, and this post is about rooms with lovely green walls, because the other day a reader left a comment that photos of green rooms were hard to come by. I had a few stashed away…
|Civility Design||Civility Design|
|Elle Deco||Billiani 1911|
|Better Homes and Gardens||Adrienne Labelle|
|Scott Sanders||Greg Natale|
|Marie Claire Maison||Casamance|