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The Aptly-Named Horchow Now

The Aptly-Named Horchow Now

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in News, Shopping | 0 comments

Have you seen the new Horchow Now collection? I have to admit I was blown away by the variety and ingenuity of this latest offering from a design stalwart. Aimed at younger buyers, first-time homeowners and the like, the collection includes several Horchow classics but also some brand news pieces that are pretty exciting. There are, of course, traces of the...

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Whimsical Shingled Lights

Whimsical Shingled Lights

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 1 comment

I’m always inspired by the ingenuity of lighting fixture designs. A lamp or pendant light is like art and can make or break a space. But these Roofer lights by Benjamin Hubert for Fabbian are so cute and versatile that they’d work in both grand and modest spaces alike. The green is great fun (imagine it with brass accents or against a fresh...

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Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Hand-Crafted Velvet Pillows

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Decorating, Design, My house, Shopping | 0 comments

I’ve totally fallen for these hand-dyed pink velvet pillows from Kirsten Hecktermann. I just bought two of them in Persian Green for our new family room (spotted on Remodelista). They look great – they have a vintage feel because of the variations in the dye. But now I want a whole array of them in these gorgeous berry and watermelon shades....

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Pixelated Pillows

Pixelated Pillows

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 0 comments

This is for those of you who are passionate about color. Christian Zuzunaga is a graphic artist who uses pixels to create stunning visual designs, usually representations of cityscapes. Zuzunaga’s designs have been turned in various textiles, including rugs, scarves and cushions, many of which are available for purchase in his online store. My...

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Friday find: Quilts from Darjeeling Cotton

Friday find: Quilts from Darjeeling Cotton

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 0 comments

One of the things keeping me busy this summer was an amazing vacation in Virginia where the boys enjoyed all sorts of traditional ‘boy’ activities such as crabbing, fishing, building sandcastles, foraging for bugs (of which there were plenty) and the like. Meanwhile, the girls, took advantage of being officially in the South and escaped to the...

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Ikat sofas

Ikat sofas

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 2 comments

Are you over Ikat prints yet? If the big furniture retailers are anything to go by, far from it. Ikat-inspired patterns are still sprouting up everywhere – not least on some pretty stylish sofas. I’m a fan of this sofa from Wisteria, made from one-of-a-kind bridal rugs. Good old West Elm, of course, has its own version. The print that it...

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Whimsical table design

Whimsical table design

Posted by on Oct 20, 2010 in Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 0 comments

I’m always attracted by unusual and imaginative pieces of furniture. But how cool is this jewellery-inspired table? And I guess you could reconfigure the pieces how you like, as the mood takes you. Spotted on Emma’s Design Blogg, it’s from Swedish furniture brand, the home company. So...

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Shell lamps

Shell lamps

Posted by on Sep 3, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 2 comments

I just spotted this beauty in the window of Jonathan Adler. Stunning, sculptural shell-shaped lamps. What better way to cling on to the last vestiges of summer? I’m obsessed. Maybe this is finally the lamp to replace our IKEA stand-ins (which we’ve had for seven years, mind you) in the master bedroom? That said, I’m also rather keen on...

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When is a table not a table?

When is a table not a table?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 0 comments

I just love these unusual tables (if you can call them that) by Italian designer, Giancarlo Zema (found via here). This innovative collection is called ‘Bright Woods’ because they’re lit from within by LED lights. That’s right, those white stripes are fabulous, glowing streams of light, set against the most gorgeously smooth and...

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