Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Source: Urban Archeology

photo via House Beautiful February 2007

This photo from the House Beautiful website of a wonderfully white Massachusetts kitchen, sparked an interest in those unusual sconces. Leading to my discovery of Urban Archaeology the maker of that striking pair of lights chosen for this space by designer Judith Barrett.

Here are just a few of my favorites from Urban Archeology's online catalogue:

The hanging version of the sconces I fell so hard for.

The last two are budget busters (for me anyway). But a girl can dream...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In the Pink

Photography by Andrew Bordwin for House & Garden July 2006

Fresh from the inspiration archives. I had this article marked for master bathroom inspiration. This July 2006 spread from House & Garden by Damaris Colhoun features the Berkshire home of Pine Cone Hill, Potluck Studios (tableware) and Dash & Albert (my favorite rug company) proprietress Annie Selkie. I couldn't resist sharing some more pictures from the warmly elegant home. Enjoy.

Love the tones of pink and sages and blues. It makes for a serene yet cheerful mix.

This is "THE" bathroom !
Such a gentle, peaceful and magical home. Completely inspiring home and a successful entrepreneur to boot. Annie Selkie seems to me to be very much "in the pink".

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The One that got away.

I totally dropped the ball on this one. Missed out on this one of a kind stunner from my favorite ebay vintage fixture importer/vendor! The awesome empire chandelier would have been so perfect over the dining table- you have no idea. In the immortal words of Winnie the Pooh, "Oh, Bother."

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fabulous 4th! Recap

Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July! We had a wonderful day in Fredricksburg enjoying hospitality and a gorgeous Hill Country home I hope to photograph at a later date.

The rest of the weekend was demo and more demo! Working on our kitchen remodel. These shots are of the sleeping porch off the back of the tiny Tudor it will be open to the kitchen- kind of like a great room (although it doesn't look very great right now.) Going to the studs! And beyond...

(Beware - renovation is not always pretty. So you may wish to cover your eyes if u-g-l-y offends your sensibilities.)
Isn't demo lovely -- NOT!

Deciding to save the original bead board ceiling made things a bit tricky to say the least. Satisfying though, to get another big project tackled. All in all, a good weekend.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Kitchen Inspiration

image via House Beautiful website

Just adore this light, bright and classic cottage kitchen via House Beautiful. Black and white is a winning combination in my book. The only thing missing in this picture is ME and perhaps some french toast and hazelnut coffee. The vintage inspired chairs are an unexpected choice for a breakfast table. But it works. Check out the slide show with more fabulous kitchen inspiration on the House Beautiful website.