Friday, August 28, 2009

Vintage suzanis on Etsy!

On a more serious design note, my good friend Victoria sent along a link tonight that I'm thrilled to share with you! Etsy shop owners Clare Watters and Martha Henry founded Material Recovery this summer to breathe new life into antique embroidered textiles from Central Asia! Their prices are unbelievable and their fabrics couldn't be more stunning. If you happen to be in Texas this fall, be sure to check out the Material Recovery booth at the Marburger Farm Antique Show from September 29th-October 3rd.

Yes, I seriously just bought this...

It was a mere $10 at Velocity Art & Design and it made me laugh immediately. Imagine how ridiculous he will look framed in something super serious- like a proper vintage oil painting frame or a fancy silver frame, tucked in with important family photos and memorabilia. (This is the kind of thing that would make my mom roll her eyes at me, thus further validating my decision to purchase;) To check out some of his friends, click here

Monday, August 17, 2009

Diane Bergeron & Rubie Green in Vogue Living!

Ok so I apologize for having two Diane posts in a row, but I had no idea that her feature in Vogue Living would be published so soon! And I also had no idea that Rubie Green would be a part of it :D So without further ado...
...I'm kiiiiiind of obsessed with this room, and pretty much convinced that Diane is a genius! When she moved to Melbourne she was smart enough to purchase an industrial warehouse in a hip part of town, and renovate it to meet the needs of her family of four. In her daughter Annis's room above, Diane balances out the industrial feel with upholstered walls, soft bedding and a vintage chandelier! Perfection. (And wow, what a cool room for a teenager! Hi Annis and Coco;)
In the master bedroom, Diane achieves the same balance by draping gray silk along a concrete wall and adding soft rugs, throws and toss pillows. Loving the high ceilings and upholstered headboard too! The breezy Hampton's-esque master bath looks stunning against the modern backdrop of her city home. Upstairs, the Diane Bergeron Interiors showroom!Like many of us, Diane has a small obsession with J. Crew, so she has friends and family ship it to her in Australia! Smart lady ;) (Great top DB!)Isn't her home spectacular?! Be sure to check out the full article here. Thanks again DB and Vogue Living!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Express yourself

Photo: Rodger Cummins
Tonight while I was taking a little break from work, I headed on over to Diane Bergeron's blog and found an article where she gives some fantastic decorating advice! She explains that her philosophy on decorating is that people should express themselves in their space rather than decorating based on the style of the home they live in, or based on current trends in the market. " want people to know what you're about when they walk into your home, and feel like they might know you a little better." I couldn't agree more, and I thought it might be a nice reminder for those of you who are currently working on decorating projects:) If you'd like to check out the article click here, and for more pics of Diane's beautiful home click here ;) (Ps, hi Diane and Belinda!!)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rubie Green in the Hampton Designer Showhouse!

Photos: Courtesy of Elizabeth Bailey
So I've been drooling over these photos for the past week and tonight I finally got the OK to share them with you!! The wildly talented designer is Ms. Elizabeth Bailey, who graduated from Parsons last year and designed this eco-friendly bedroom (yes, I said eco-friendly!) for a design contest sponsored by Traditional Home! I couldn't be more thrilled that she chose to include Rubie Green's East Village fabric in pink! If you live in the area, you can check it out for yourself until September 6th at the Hampton Designer Showhouse, otherwise be sure to stop by Habitually Chic for ongoing coverage of the home ;) Thanks again Lizzie!

(go rubie, go!)

In all seriousness...

I want these.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Moody Monday

This morning while scrolling through Tobi Fairley's blog I discovered photographer Polly Wreford and completely fell in love with Polly's saturated colors and moody florals. Enjoy :)


For a mini Lonny update, head on over to the Supermelon ;)