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Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Inspiration Monday: Modern Day Mad Men Offices

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Lindsey and I were so inspired by the new offices at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce that we decided to throw together a few collages with products that are available new today that capture the feeling of Madison Avenue in 1965.

Modern Roger Sterling Office

Modern Roger Sterling Office by thebubbreport on Polyvore.com

The office above is inspired by the office that Jane Sterling decorated for her husband Roger. We love the palette of black, white, metal and mirror. The Heather Lins Conversation Pieces Pillow is a perfect addition for these guys who play with words all day:

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Friday, May 21st, 2010

Flickr Faves – More Black and White Images

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Here’s a detail from Kim’s bedroom that I shared a few weeks ago…

bathroom redone (temporarily)

Lovely black accents at risulinna’s dining room stand out. Oh, and I would kill for those chairs – brilliant! Also, she has a blog here.

Coffee time

Here’s one from simplyvonne. Also, her blog is here.

sitting area with Ikea Expedit bookcase

Here’s a lovely entry from uydurrrukcu. Blog is here.

Alvhem

This paint job at xojy’s house includes a Venetian plaster finish. I love the shine on it. Sometimes black paint can really highlight flaws in a wall that you don’t want to highlight – Venetian plaster is a great way to fix this.

A very black wall


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Friday, May 21st, 2010

Speaking of Black and White…

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the latest issue of Nesting Newbies is now available online. Here’s a sneak peek:

Photograph by Dean Birinyi for Nesting Newbies

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Friday, May 21st, 2010

Flickr Fridays: Black and White

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Earlier this week I was catching up on sfgirlbybay (she’s moved! She has an ENTIRE new place to decorate!), and I love her chalkboard dining room. She says she’s not done yet, but I’m loving it as is:

How different from that light-filled dining area she had in her old place. Doesn’t the wood table look like a completely different piece in this context? And I recognize that painting, and now it seems to have been made for this space – instead of some formal portrait of a great-great-great ancestor in a white collar looking stoic, we have the cool James Dean-ish dude. It makes me break out in a smile just looking at it.

Anyway, this image, combined with Ali’s image featured yesterday, had me scouting for black and white images in our Fresh New Spaces Group. I’ll pop in with some favorites throughout the day today. Here’s one from Flickr member J.E.N.:

Matvarufabriken

and two more from Flickr member TheMatt:

My house so far

My house so far

I highly recommend checking out J.E.N. and TheMatt’s photostreams – it’s hard to choose an image to feature because there are so many great ones!

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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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