Recently, I met with a friend to discuss her Master bedroom. She was stumped and wanted to pick my brain. Her thought was that the room should have an Indian influence and then I was stumped. I thought for a few minutes and the floodgates opened, the possibilities are endless. The richness of the textiles and the texture of the furniture left me astounded.
image via Pinterest / Elle decor
That wall carving is everything…
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This room was most likely a blank canvass before the furnishings set the tone.
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This is my absolute favorite. I love the simplicity of this room, the plain white walls and low platform bed juxtaposed with it’s opulent linens, and bone inlay furniture. I liken its decor to wearing a pair of jeans and white tee shirt with the Hope diamond around your neck. Love it!
If you haven’t seen Grey Gardens…please do. It can only be described as the precursor to Hoarder’s (my second hoarders reference in a week) as well as reality television. Edie and her mom are so entertaining, and disturbing all at the same time. The story is truly sad; it is a tale of untapped potential, dilutions of grandeur, unrequited love, and the inability to let go of the past. Edie is “Bat Sh%t Crazy”. But, what if they still had money, and they weren’t cut off financially? What if they were able to keep up the house, and chose to have 15 cats and raccoons as pets? If Edie wore tons of miss matched Chanel and Balenciaga instead of layers of her old rags, what would we say? What then…would they be crazy or would we a call them eccentric? I love this documentary it is phenomenal.
Here is a peak at Grey Gardens today.
You can rent Grey Gardens in June and July for a mere $125,000.00 if you dare. I wonder if you can still hear Edie doing her patriotic dance…
Hello, my name is Oneka and my entryway closet looks like it should be on an episode of “Hoarders Buried Alive”. Oh how I would love a mudroom, organized with hooks and shoe cubbyholes. Someplace for my kids to hang their backpacks and raincoats everyday, instead of throwing them in a pile because they are too short to reach the hangers in the closet. Alas, I do not have a mudroom but I do have a space under my staircase, that can serve as an area for backpacks, shoes and coats.
I’ve decided to get some pieces from ikea, the Grevback bench and hat rack, which should fit nicely under the stairs. Voila… a renter’s mudroom, is born. I can’t wait to live in my own home. Renting is such a buzz kill sometimes, I’m constantly thinking of ways that I would make my home better but since I don’t own this house it’s all for naught. One day when I move back to New Jersey, I will put in a mudroom. Hopefully it will look like one of these beauties.
Love the beadboard…
image via Houzz
Although I won’t have one of these fab mudrooms, I’ll make the best of the space I have. I’ll keep you posted on my make shift mudroom and the lesson for today is utilize the dead space in your home.
Hi Guys! I took a quick 24-hour trip to NYC on Tuesday. I had some personal business to attend to, and while I was there, I ran down to the garment district for some supplies.
I have this weird love affair with the garment district; I’m speaking about the side streets where all the good stuff is. It has to be one of the filthiest places on earth, the streets smell like pee and they are littered with UPS trucks and people ferociously moving garment racks down the sidewalks.
To the untrained eye, your first glimpse of some of these fabric stores can be seriously unpleasant. The barrage of colored fabrics, and notions in the windows can look like a hot mess.
At closer look it is a treasure trove of creativity waiting to happen. For anyone who sews you can understand the joy these stores can bring. The ribbons, trims, buttons, needles, and grommets spark creativity. My only question is…why does it have to be so freaking messy? Anyone? I digress, I love the garment district and I had a great little trip.
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