Monday, June 13, 2011

I drooled on my keyboard...

I drooled on my keyboard when I saw the most recent Lonnymag online... I am sure you all saw it but I have to play by play it for you anyway...

My house looks nothing like this one, but something about this look draws me in every time. The designer describes this house as casual luxe. hmmmm... I would describe my house as hand me down random! The designer also stresses good design uses lots of JUXTAPOSITION (that's Hooper and my word of the month) That would explain the Victorian lawn chair with the skull above it... but seriously, it does work!

I LOOOOVE the living room and the hanging bubble swing chair. Arc lamp, wallpaper, cool art randomly hung, tons of light... I'm packing my bags now!

So I did scratch my head over the kitchen a bit. I love the painted ceiling, the light and the yellow dishwasher. But practically speaking- I was not that into the fabric around the island. My kids would see that as a giant hand towel and wipe EVERYTHING on it. But on the flip side they would no longer use their shirts as napkins so we might have to sacrifice the island skirt to save the shirts. hmmm....

Ok, so for years I have wanted this Graham and Brown wallpaper. It has been in the Land of Nod catalog forever. I have always wanted to use it but never trusted that it would be cool up. Thought it had the potential to get trashed but I am really diggin it here. It is so fun and looks great with art and such displayed on top. So I am officially re-thinking this wallpaper. (not sure for where...)
So when I (virtually) turned the page to see this nursery I gasped. My mom's room growing up had this pattern on curtains. When we sold my Grandmothers house I took the curtains and have kept them hoping to do something with them. It's amazing as wallpaper. This nursery is so fun with all the modern elements surrounded by that vintage paper. (cute baby too...)

I saved my favorite for last... The old laundry cart bar and the trailing plates. My only concern is that bar has wheels and a lamp on it. We had an ottoman with wheels once... It was ridden and crashed into everything  imaginable. That lamp doesn't stand a chance...


So rush off now and check out Lonny... It never disappoints Happy Monday!
Bye, bye Birdie,
~A

3 comments:

Grace Happens said...

thanks for your comment today! my best friends parents beach house is on 69th street too! crazy!!!!!

Hoynotmanana said...

Awesome, awesome home!

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