Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Delicious Lighting


Artichoke Lamp with White Drum Shade, $95, shown at Hunt & Gather.

Similar to this:

Only 1/6 of the price. (Stray Dog lamp, $625)

Monday, September 28, 2009

The latest on Lonny

Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, i suwannee, I found the latest news on Lonny. Click here for the story.

A quick re-cap: in Lonny's debut, we can look forward to reading about former Domino editor Deborah Needleman (seen above) and for the second issue they're tempting us with the likes of Celerie Kemble (my favorite) and Jonathan Adler.

I am so excited.

Occasional Oriental


Occasional chairs are popping up quite frequently at AAI. This Asian-inspired side chair with a cane seat will add a good deal of visual interest and texture to any room. Just pop a colorful throw pillow in and you're set to go in your living room, den, hallway/foyer, bedroom, office; just about anywhere!

Located at Hunt & Gather, $175

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Yesterday's post on the pair of Bohemian occasional chairs was either well received or timed fortuitously, as I was informed today that they have been sold. Thank you!

This made me realize how terrible I have been at updating my blog when items sell. I have now gone back and noted sold items, and promise to do so more often going forward.

We are off to Raleigh this weekend for a wedding. I'm also hoping to find some new pieces and stop by the shop. Details and photos to be shared on Monday.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Occasional Bohemian


For a dash of unconventional style and texture: pair of wooden occasional chairs (only one shown here...obviously) with ikat seats. $350/pair. Shown at Hunt & Gather.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A taste of Domino

Forgive me if this is old news, but I was thrilled to discover that former Domino editor, Michelle Adams, and photographer Patrick Cline are launching an online magazine called Lonny, which is set to post on October 1st. Read here for all of the exciting details.

The premiere issue showcases the New York apartment of Carolina Irving, the designer of a cheerfully chic line of textiles. Kate Townsend-Simpson, another former Domino editor, graces the cover in a dining room of which I am dying to see more.

If the editorial pedigree and first issue coverage are any indication, Lonny is sure to be eye-candy for all of the Domino-starved, decorphile readers out there.

I, for one, cannot wait to start reading!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I know it's a bit much...

But equally awesome at the same time...and I totally want one.

(from Elle Decor, Verdura's sterling-silver Apple tape measure. Click here for details.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Over the Weekend...

Ryan and I traveled up to Washington, DC/Northern Virginia this weekend, where we lived for four years after college and prior to moving to Winston-Salem. We were able to visit with many dear friends and enjoy some of our favorite spots in the city, making us a little homesick for our old stomping ground...

While we were there, I picked up two fabulous new items for the booth:

A vintage suzani textile, handmade in Afghanistan. $300, soon to be located at Hunt & Gather. Shows some age. Perfect for:

a) a coverlet for the bed (notice the screen headboard!) (image from Elle Decor)

b) a striking tablecloth (image from Elle Decor)

c) a wall hanging. I love how this person used a suzani in place of a headboard; it's unique, but still serves the important purpose of visually anchoring the bed to the wall. (image from

Also discovered this weekend was this chic mirror:

Gold bamboo-framed mirror, 28"w x 31"h, $375. Soon to be located at Hunt & Gather.

While in DC, I also stopped by the Washington Design Center to search for fabrics for various projects and to see what's new in my favorite showrooms. I found the following goodies, and can't wait to use them all!

"Shalkar" in Indigo, by Shumacher

"Facet" in Midnight by Sea Cloth

"Jaipur Tree" in Poppy, by Schumacher

"Poppies" in Indigo/Cream, by GP & J Baker

"Fergana Embroidery Print" in Prussian, by Shumacher

Time to turn in after the busy weekend; have a great week!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pillow Talk

Custom throw pillows have arrived...20" square, 50/50 down inserts, designer fabrics. Each pair, $75.