Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It’s a good thing that the Eames rocker has arrived, is assembled, and that I love it. Otherwise, this daybed image would be sending me in the other direction right about now. How fabulous is that fringe welt?!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Make Your Spring Cleaning Green

If you’re like me, you’ve caught the spring cleaning bug and are looking for ways to freshen up your home now that you’ve been cooped up for many snowy months. If replacing windows, buying new appliances, or installing new heating or air systems is on your list, check out this directory of incentives, courtesy of the Piedmont Environmental Alliance. Most of the information is geared towards North Carolina residents, but there’s also a link that can help you get up to $1,500 in federal tax credits for choosing energy efficient systems.

Tax Credits and Rebates for Homeowners

Whether it’s replacing windows, installing new heating or air conditioning systems, or finally getting that new dishwasher, April is the time to make your home more energy efficient. Check out the links below to find out what incentives North Carolina, Duke Energy and the Federal Government are offering to homeowners who purchase energy efficient products. Just think of all the money you can save with these incentives and with lower energy bills for years to come. Plus, saving energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions in our community from coal powered energy plants.

North Carolina Appliance Rebate –April 22-25, homeowners can save 15% when you buy energy star rated washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and freezers. Depending on the funds available, a second phase in June will offer rebates on Energy Star residential gas storage water heaters, tank less gas water heaters, central air conditioners, heat pumps and gas furnaces that replace older items.

Duke Energy Smart $avers Rebates –Cash rebates up to $200 when you install high efficiency HVAC equipment in your home.

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency -Get up to $1500 in Federal tax credit when you purchase qualifying energy efficient or renewable energy systems for your home. This includes certain insulation, roofing, water heaters, windows, solar energy systems, and heating and cooling systems.
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And if you’re thinking of updating the laundry room, check out this great article from Inhabitat (a great source for all things sustainable) that’s all about how to make this space green and a little more inviting. After all, you’re going to be in there regardless, so why not make it pretty?

(I'd be a lot more motivated to do laundry if I had these guys to work with...)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bamboo/Leaf Chandelier


This one was really hard to part with.

6 arm metal chandelier with bamboo and leaf details. $325, seen at Hunt & Gather.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eames It Is

Image via Modern Seed

A co-worker passed along this great blog post from The Bright Side Project, which features a fabulous online shop, Modern Dose (dubbed "the affordable remedy for modern design"). Their knockoff Eames rocker is on sale and if you enter "brightside" at check out you save an additional 10%.

Decisions needed to be made, the price was right, so I took the plunge. Baby Applegate will be rocked, ever-so-stylishly, in the (knockoff) Eames rocker. I'll keep you posted upon its arrival.

Heading to High Point tomorrow to search for fabrics and finds of all sorts. I've got spring fever and have lined up lots of new projects that I look forward to sharing with you.

Happy (almost) Friday!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sittin' Pretty


Green Velvet Arm Chair with Buttoned Back and Carved Wooden Frame.
Vintage condition, $95. Seen at Hunt & Gather.