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Entries in Restoration Hardware (2)

Wednesday
Nov212012

Our Holiday Wish List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. As another year comes to an end and as we watch children enthusiastically make their wish lists, well it’s only fitting we do the exact same thing. Granted it’s on a much larger scale (we can buy 20 dolls for the cost of one armchair) but do you know one adult that doesn’t openly covet items from their Pinterest boards? We didn’t think so.

Without further ado, here are our top home items we would love to find wrapped up under our tree this year.

 


1.
Natchez Crepe Myrtle from my local garden center, The Farm at Green Village for my front yard who lost a tree and now desperately needs one from my hometown.
2.
Fruit watercolor paintings set by Lucille’s Kitchen on Etsy for my dining room’s blank walls.
3.
Three-piece café folding table and chair set from Ballard Design because my front porch is screaming for some new furniture and this reminds me of New Orleans. 
4. Florence de Dampierre "Breena" Pompadour Armchair from Neiman Marcus is a perfect accent piece for my living room.
5.
Martin Chandelier in Gunmetal/Glazed Silver Leaf by Julie Neill Designs. Look familiar???
6. Starlit Trees from Restoration Hardware because I’m allergic to real Christmas trees and these are just my style.
7. Chinese Art Deco rug from Rahmanan for the girl’s room. 

 

 

 

1. The newly released Miele CM5200 coffee system is a thing of beauty. Oh, and it makes a mean cup of coffee, too. Even in my counter space-challenged kitchen, I'd make space for this little gem.
2. If I had my way, I'd play my music all around the house all day long - and control it all with a wireless Sonos
system.
3. Our fireplace has already put in plenty of hours this year. (Thank you, hurricane Sandy!) It deserves to be decorated in style with this riveted fireplace screen from Restoration Hardware.
4. The hunt for the perfect console table has been long and arduous but the search is over now that I've found the Preston from Jonathan Adler.
5. Imagine this Alec Soth photograph HUGE and immaculately printed. Then imagine it on my walls. Oh yeah.
6.
I'm hoping to find this Eames® unit from DWR under the tree to replace our currently half-functioning media cabinet.
7. I've been ambivalent about some of our lighting and would love to replace one with this
Anemone flushmount by Jonathan Adler.

 

 

A dream is a wish your heart makes,
When you’re fast asleep,
In dreams you will loose your heartaches,
Whatever you wish for you keep...


May all your wishes come true, in your dreams or reality.

Tuesday
Feb282012

Corbels

The days of old definitely have a thing or two going for them in regards to architectural details. Back in the premodern era, homes were not the focus of the homeowners decorative attention, generally speaking. It was the church and community buildings that got the creative and ornamental focus. 

One such architectural detail that was introduced in Stone Age for a practical purpose (to help support buidlings) was a corbel. A corbel is piece of masonry that shoots out of wall and typically bears weight. They are used on the exterior and interior of buildings and were generally made of stone.

 

   

Corbels provide excellent sculptural opportunities as seen in these examples from Westminster Abbey.
Images by Julia Manzerova.

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