Monthly Archives: September 2009

Low Rider

I always like an easy-to-duplicate look, and this one is no exception…


The low shelf makes the ceilings seem sky-high-er. I’d love to place some large framed pieces along that ledge. Photo via Coco + Kelley.

I like how the ledge is a continuation of one of the bookshelves. I’ll be keeping this photo handy for the future. Photo via Apartment Therapy.
Since I’m always in favor of the DIY option, I might pick up a few shelves from IKEA and get to work! The Lack wall shelf comes in sizes from to 12″ to 75″, so it can fit into a wide range of spaces.

Good Books

Apartment Therapy is holding a Design Showcase, and the above photo is the Good Books Shelf by Jason Neufeld. I really love this design. Incredibly simple, yet stunning. Another lovely item to put in my inspiration book for when the Mister and I get a house. It’ll be happening sooner than I originally thought and the thought of it makes my stomach turn slightly!

Shakespeare in Love

First there was this:


Lines from A Midsummer Night’s Dream was transplanted onto wallpaper by Tracy Kendall. (P.S. It’s now sold at Anthropologie for $698 per roll. Pricey, yes, but it’s all handstitched.)


Then I ran into this while perusing Apartment Therapy:


The entire script to Romeo and Juliet is printed on these sheets. Unfortunately, they’re no longer available as Caban, the former home division to Club Monaco (which I <3),>

Inbox Love

I get a ton of junk mail. My morning routine includes hitting the delete button about 50 times because I HATE having mail stack up in my inbox. Something made me open this email and when I did, I was happy. Look at what I found!

It’s RACHEL Rachel Roy, a bridge line of very cool, reasonably priced designer duds! I am in big trouble…

Nothing will ship until early October, but think of it this way: When it arrives, it’ll feel like an unexpected present!
I think this is my favorite. It’s sexy, but not grotesque. It’d be perfect for a fashionista party!

Seriously! All of the prices are SO GOOD! The most expensive thing is $249 for a leather jacket. Not. Too. Shabby.
Tres Balmain without the exorbitant price tag. Well played. Anyways, you can get your hands on this stuff at RachelRoy.com or Macy’s. So, um, hop to it!

HF Weekly Obsession: Sitting Pretty

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these, but for this piece it is absolutely necessary. We just got the Remington Lounge Chair in Bevan Lilac on our floor and… wow. I really like it. Like, really like it. It’s so pretty! I am a happy little blogger.

Remington Leather Lounge Chair in Bevan Lilac/Polished Nickel, $1879 @ High Fashion Home.
But… during their Undeniable Value sale (going through October 12th), this chair is $1504. Not bad, eh?

Chanda-where?

I love it when chandeliers are put in unconventional places, like hanging from a tree branch at an outdoor party or in a bathroom. It makes them that much more interesting to look at because they don’t really belong, but they look good.

A giant chandelier in the middle of a small kitchen? Why not? I love the way the white pops against a black wall.


Not a chandelier, true, but the idea is fantastic.

What a cool place to stick a chandelier, and much more interesting that two lamps.

Bathing is way more fun with pretty lighting.


This one is my favorite. A green backyard, cool weather, and a shimmery chandelier. Perfection.
All photos are from Domino.

It’s Serendipity!

I love it when I stumble upon something amazing completely unexpectedly. I’ve always loved the work of Hella Jongerius. Every time I find something new from her, I get so ridiculously excited. Well, this is one of those times.


Layers by Hella Jongerius for Maharam




While looking for a fabric, I found that she collaborated with Maharam to create the MOST AWESOME FABRIC EVER! Yes, all of those capital letters were essential.

Layers in Ash/Quartz/Grass
Then I saw it made up in an ottoman, and I MUST HAVE IT!


Layers in Earth/Chocolate/Coral


Then, I popped over to Moss to, again, look for the fabric that brought me on this search, and what did I see?

A Nike shoe MADE FROM LAYERS!!! This day is too good to be true.