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Iridescent flowers from artist Neece Clark

Iridescent flowers from artist Neece Clark

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Art, Decorating, Design | 1 comment

When artist Neece Clark commented on this post about wallpaper alternatives (I mentioned her lovely murals), she sent in a link to her latest paintings. I’m glad she did because they’re absolutely stunning. This one is entitled ‘stars’. This is ‘hot pink peonies on honey’. The descriptions of the paintings are almost as...

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Oh sunny day

Oh sunny day

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Inspiration | 0 comments

What a beautiful sunny day it was today in San Francisco. Here’s a photo from photographer Polly Eltes (I just discovered her site today, more on that tomorrow) that just sums up the...

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Maps and globes

Maps and globes

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Design memes, Inspiration | 0 comments

There’s something so appealing about a vintage map or globe in an interior. It connotes travel, history, countless stories… A well-worn globe or map also gives even the simplest room a jolt of personality. Take a look at these examples. These home offices I found on Kamela Cody’s (from Modern Girl Style) Flickr photostream. This is from...

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New Flavor Paper Wallpapers

New Flavor Paper Wallpapers

Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 0 comments

CasaSugar has details of the new line of Flavor Paper wallpapers, debuted at BKLYN Designs this week. There are some real knock-outs: bright, fresh, drawing on tradition but with a definite twist. I like this one, Fruits of Design: Love the gold pineapples too. I’ve seen a few of these around – including a brass one in my local antiques store,...

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Robert Allen at The Shade Store

Robert Allen at The Shade Store

Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 0 comments

One of my favorite sources for shades and drapes, The Shade Store, has just introduced a new line featuring Robert Allen textiles. If you aren’t familiar with it, The Shade Store allows you to order custom window treatments, in a range of styles, fabrics and colors and have them shipped to your home – for a decent price too. It was an absolute...

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Hummingbird wallpaper at Anthropologie

Hummingbird wallpaper at Anthropologie

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 2 comments

I have always liked Anthropologie‘s furnishing line, so I was delighted when it introduced a range of wallpaper. I was checking the site out today and found this really pretty wallpaper with birds, butterflies and flowers. It also has a rather enchanting name: Vanuatu Twilight. Here’s a close-up. This is an Anthropologie exclusive but the...

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Summer reading nooks

Summer reading nooks

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 0 comments

Sunny Sundays (and today promises to be just that) put me in the mood for restful, summery reading nooks. Take a look at these delightful spots to curl up with a book… I just love this swing bench. (I’m afraid I don’t recall where this picture came from – please let me know if it’s yours). This isn’t outside, but it...

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Pink peonies

Pink peonies

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Decorating, Inspiration | 0 comments

It’s peony season. Our local grocery store had buckets upon buckets of gorgeous pink peonies yesterday morning. So I scooped up a few bunches and brought them home. My husband took these fantastic pictures of them. He’s practising some new close-up techniques with his snazzy camera so was glad to have a good subject to work with. Aren’t...

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Inside the SF Decorator Showcase

Inside the SF Decorator Showcase

Posted by on May 9, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration, San Francisco Design | 0 comments

I’ve just come back from the 2009 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. It’s in a stunning four-storey mansion on Pacific Avenue. Since I used to live on the same street (several blocks away, in a far less posh area, I might add!) I’ve passed the house many times and often wanted to look inside. It certainly lived up to expectations. The house...

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