Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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I just picked up a Thomas Paul Robin rug in powder and cream and I could not be more thrilled (I’m also super-psyched about my new plaid Sperry Topsiders, but that’s a whole other story):
While I’ll laugh myself silly over Portlandia‘s “Put a Bird On It,” I still love birds on things. I’m up at our family place in Maine, and upon arrival, we were greeted by a nest full of robin’s eggs (the marine lanterns were my great grandfather’s and we had them turned into the porch lights). You can see the back of the nest cascadng down the side here; I’m too short too get a good shot!
I climbed up on a stepladder to get a peek at the baby birds when I saw that their mom was busy crapping on my parents’ black car again:
Obviously, a robin feeding her baby on a rug was an appropriate choice for the bedroom I use. This is the room the kiddos in the family also use when they are up here, so I originally decorated it around a favorite bright Fairfield Porter poster from The Farnsworth Museum. We’d been needing an area rug for three years now, but I like to wait until I find the perfect thing:
Here’s a peek at some of the little deets, like Mr. Lobster and a fun throw pillow from Mainer Angela Adams:
A wooden boat picked up at an antique store and a Seth Thomas clock that’s been here since before I was born.
A hint at the lobstering harbor view; it’s pretty gray today, but the sea is right beyond that deck railing:
Here’s a little more Maine color eye-candy:
If you’ve never been to mid-coast Maine, I cannot recommend it enough. Just be sure to come with an appetite for lobsters and arm yourself witha lot of bug repellent.
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Have you been watching Mad Fashion on Bravo? I have, as I pretty much watch everything on Bravo, well, except for Most Eligible Dallas, which looks too awful even for me. Anyway, I loved Chris March on Project Runway because he’s so creative and hilarious, and it’s so much fun to see him in his element, creating costumes like a Mardi Gras outfit for Jennifer Coolidge.
See that fab rug in the background? Yeah, we got that. It’s the Thomas Paul Flock Dhurrie in Green and Cream, and it will ground your room with a vibrant layer of a rich mossy green oversized pattern. The Thomas Paul Rug Collection is made of high quality wool with the finest construction available. It’s kind of baroque-goes-modern:
Never in a million years would I have thought to pair it with hot pink, but in the case of March’s studio, it works.
Have you been watching Mad Fashion? What has your favorite challenge been? The most shocking thing to me is that the clients tend to hire him about two days before a crazy event and they whip something together in no time flat! I’m just hoping that one day someone will actually choose to wear one of Izzy Decauwert’s fabulous wigs – she puts so much time and love into them and it seems no one ever opts to top of their outfit with her creation. Where do crazy unused wigs go after such rejection? The Wendy Williams Show?
Besides seeing Jennifer Coolidge, who is always hilarious on TV and movies and in “real life,” Dina Manzo’s closet was my other favorite thing about this show. It was so much larger than my entire house and it’s shoe heaven. Totally insane:
Anyway, if you haven’t caught this little gem of a show it really is delightful. Check it out on Bravo; I’m sure it’s on like ten times a week like every other show on Bravo!
First and third photos via bravotv.com