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Friday, October 7th, 2011

Flickr Faves on Friday: Cheerful Bohemian in Sweden

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Today’s favorite Flickr pick was added very recently, by blogger Pink Friday, a.k.a. Lisa from Sweden. So glad you added this to our Fresh New Spaces Group Lisa, because it led me over to your blog! This picture makes me want to take a dive into those fabulous pillows and look up at the wonderfully arranged wall of artwork in wonder:

See the rest of Pink Friday’s photostream.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Decor8 Book is Now Available

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I first got to know Holly Becker many years ago when I found her website, decor8 and shared it here. We got chatting in the comments section and I wound up taking her “Blogging Your Way Class” and even writing a little bit on her site here and there. So that’s my disclaimer before I recommend her book (co-written with Joanna Copestick), Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home.

You know how sometimes you order a design book online and when you get it, it’s, well, a little thin and disappointing? That is NOT the case here. This book is literally jam-packed with photographs, tips, pointers, floorplans and inspiring ideas. I don’t think I had seen at least 90% of the spaces photographed (this is rare when you look at design online all day), and they authors included spaces from L.A.’s Laurel Canyon to Paris; from Ohio to London. She’s included spaces from interior designers, bloggers, a fabric designer, photographers and even the world’s most fabulous potter. In a book this complete, nothing is missed.

Because the book is so thorough, one of the best things about it is using it one room at a time. Whether you’re planning a thrifting trip, re-arranging an art wall, doing a complete reno of your kitchen, or just want to make a few cheap moves to make your bathroom look a bit bigger, there’s a very complete section in it that you’ll find helpful. In addition, the book covers a wide variety of styles; there’s something for everyone here!

You may order the book here.

  • Cover Image by Debi Treloar
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Friday, April 15th, 2011

Flickr Faves on Friday: sfgirlbybay’s Gravel Gray Wall

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While I saw this in our Fresh New Spaces Group, I had already seen it in sfgirlbybay earlier this week. Victoria has painted her room “Gravel Gray” by Benjamin Moore (BTW, she says it’s not quite as dark or as blue as it is appearing in her photographs). She’s also sleeping on DwellStudio’s Chinoiserie bedding. Finally, she’s looking for some input on which artwork to buy for this room. Check it out and chime in on her post!

gravel gray.

  • photo by sfgirlbybay via Flickr (Fresh New Spaces Group)
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

A Must-Have, Greatly Anticipated Interior Styling Book

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Does the picture above look familiar? I remember the first time I saw interior stylist Lili Diallo’s DUMBO apartment and it was like a breath of fresh air. She has this way of making what could be clutter, or a chucked sofa, or found objects that one might find on the curb into art through the way she celebrates and arranges them. In that vein, she’s a curator, and her style crosses from eclectic to collected (a phrase I heard from Annette Joseph at an event that I much prefer to “eclectic” lately). In fact, I seem to remember trying to post about her years ago after I saw this place and finding no information whatsoever. That’s why I was so thrilled when this…

…arrived on my front steps today. Thanks Amazon fairy! Anyway, Lili Diallo wrote this book, full of secrets from a stylist. Her writing style is friendly, approachable, and makes you feel like you can do it. This is the perfect gift for anyone you know who is still lamenting the demise of Domino, or yourself! To order (and to preview a lot of the book; I’ve never seen so many preview pages before) click here.

All images from Details: A Stylist’s Secrets to Creating Inspired Interiors by Lili Diallo via Amazon.com.

  • Picture one by Annie Schlechter
  • Picture two by Annie Schlechter
  • Picture three by Annie Schlechter
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Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Inspiration Monday: Before Sunset

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Yesterday I found myself caught up in Before Sunset, and at the end, we get to see Julie Delpy’s large bohemian Parisian studio apartment. It’s something straight out of an Anthropologie catalog about ten years ago, and it’s fantastic. The apartment makes clear that music is as big a part of her life as it is John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity. The sense of color seems Moroccan-inspired, a few years before one could buy a Moroccan-inspired side table at say, West Elm:

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