Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Greg Irvine...Collector

 "This is not the home of a hoarder.  Greg’s collections are tightly controlled.  The rule is ‘if I can’t display it, I don’t own it’ – he’s not interested in simply amassing things and squirrelling them away.  Each collection is carefully considered, and artfully displayed.  To Greg, they are installations – curated, and meticulously well kept...For Greg, collecting is an extension of his artwork."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mary Randolph Carter

New York-based writer and editor Mary Randolph Carter worked her way through a number of positions in publishing -- including beauty and health editor at Mademoiselle and creative director at Self . These days, Carter is senior vice-president of publishing for Polo Ralph Lauren. 

Her home is an Americana fantasy packed with enough antiques, oddities, and memorabilia from her insanely rich story to fill a museum. As she says, “I’ve never stopped to think if I felt like I needed it. It’s not a matter of need; it’s a matter of what is going to have personal meaning to me.” Her style, too, is about layering, white shirts and chinos, and vintage everything from coats, sweaters and vests, to vintage hats, Frye boots and jewelry. 

Some of the books MRC has written (she has written eight);

I love her funky, fun, fabulous style. She does what I strive to do... 
dress for personal expression with unique fashion.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Houzz Home

A Houzz home filled with thrift store and salvaged finds. The goal was to furnish the home with as little money as possible. These are my favorite homes, creative, eclectic and personal.


Monday, October 20, 2014

My Guest Room

We are now "Empty Nester's" , our daughter is off to college and our son has moved out on his own. I have been excited to create a guest room with some of the items I have collected but had nowhere to place them. Since our home is for sale I didn't want to purchase anything new and I don't believe in neutral rooms so I used paint left over from other projects. The striped wall filled in for my lack of paint and makes a great backboard for the bed.

I collected vintage frames and filled them with vintage wallpaper. 

This is my inspiration piece...I love, love, love this piece!

The chair is from my daughter's bedroom, she found a "new" one.

I had found these fabulous lamps at a thrift store with their original shades still in plastic!

My mother-in-law gave us the antique bed. I was going to paint it, but I love the wood grain in this room (plus what color would I use!?)

The only thing left to do is rip out the carpet and add wood floors (like the ones in my daughters room), but for now the room is ready for guests.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Eclectic Seaside Cottage

I found Vanessa Faye Wurman's Rhode Island home at Apartment Therapy . I love how unique the place is put design rules here!

"Vanessa’s furnishings, art and decor reflect a wide range of styles and origin. It doesn’t matter if it’s antique or modern, traditional or folk; if Vanessa loves it, she incorporates it into her home. Her aesthetic influences span the globe. There are bright Moroccan tiles in the bathroom, carved Mexican cougar heads in the guest room, and teak Tibetan monk statues from Thailand in nearly every corner."

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