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Monday, February 7th, 2011

Inspiration Monday: Leif Garrett as Art

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So whenever I flipped around the channels this season and landed on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, I’d get especially sad when I’d see Leif Garrett, first of all because of his Behind the Music episode from a million years ago, and more recently, because of what a sunny Seventies California icon he was. The reason I remembered this was because I had stayed at The Parker Palm Springs back in September, and this photograph was hanging in my room:

All sadness for Leif aside, this is an awesome photo (there was one of Jackie O next to it). I swear, if you’re hard up for art around the house, some of the most beautiful photography around is sitting right there in your fashion mag. In fact, some of the funniest art also comes from magazines via stupid tabloid covers. Get creative with cheap frames from the big box store and fill your blank walls up with the images that inspire you. It’s a much better way to spend your time than watching Celebrity Rehab! What in the world has happened to VH-1? All of their shows go downhill from there, most of them too trashy even for me!

P.S. The interior design at The Parker was completed by Jonathan Adler, of course.

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Monday, December 6th, 2010

Inspiration Monday: Annette Joseph

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I am so excited that photo stylist Annette Joseph will be giving a talk this Friday at Lavish! It gave me a kick in the pants to go take a look at her portfolio. Here are a few favorites (it’s hard to choose). You may check out much more of her work here.

photo from Renovation Style

photo from Better Homes and Gardens

photo from Decorating

photo from Country Home. Guinea Hen painting by John “Cornbread” Anderson

photo from Atlanta Magazines Home

photo from Decorating

Getting a good interior shot is so hard, and Annette’s styling makes it look easy. I’m still at phase one, where I try to get ugly cords out of the way! Her work inspires lovely tables and tablescapes, perfect furniture arrangement, and looking lived in without looking messy. I’ll follow up after I see her speak to share what else I learn from her.

All images from ajphotostylist.com

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Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Flickr Faves on Fridays: Summer Joy

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This picture from girlhula just makes me happy. It also makes me miss my red and turquoise bedroom. Check out more of girlhula’s inspiring photography on her blog. You may also purchase select prints in her Etsy shop.

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Black and White Style: A Preview

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I found myself feeling really happy when I looked at this picture last night and then started scouring flickr for some favorite black and white (and charcoal) images to share with you in tomorrow’s “Flickr Faves on Fridays” post. Then I thought, why not share the image that inspired me in the first place as well? It comes from our very own Ali Beckford, who is a super-stylist and photographer (and hilarious, when you click over to her blog, make sure to check out this post). She and he professional photographer S.O. Cooper love to snag their neighbor’s toss-aside furniture from their hallway and they scored big time with this dresser.

As for some of the other pieces, Ali tracked down the camera print after spotting it in this Unison Porter bedding shot:

The artist is Rod Hunting. The vintage clock came from an old school in Olympia Washington. Doesn’t it remind you of being bored out of your mind in some high school class, praying for the second hand to move, thinking that the bell was NEVER going to ring!

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Around the Web: Erik Johnson Photography

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Yup, I’m just letting you all follow me around the web today. Of course there is usually a longer journey that would be funny to map, from Twitter to Tumblr to Facebook with a little break for Bedazzled Blitz along the way…Anyway, this picture makes me want to turn my dining room into a painting studio.

I love perusing Erik Johnson’s portfolio online, and this one in particular made my heart happy today. And you all know I don’t usually say goofy sweet things like that, so it must be true!

photo by Erik Johnson

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