We thought we were in the home stretch and were supposed to close this past Wednesday, but our seller—who made it abundantly clear he wanted to close ASAP!—didn't turn in all of his paperwork or clean the house out. Fail.
Now we are scheduled to close on Monday, but we're not holding our breath. At least we received notice that they cleaned the house today. We'll see how well they did when we do our final walk through this weekend.
I'm really excited to share plans for the house, but I'm afraid of jinxing things. I also can't wait to get all of our stuff out of storage. It's going to be like Christmas, some things have been packed up for three years!
I've had a tiny picture of this bedroom in an inspiration folder for years. I had no idea where it was from, but I was in love with that bed. Fast forward to this week, when I found a new article about the owners, Robbie Spina and Joe Zito, in the November/December issue of Australia Vogue Living. They are the designers behind Spina Design, which creates gorgeous bespoke tassels and chandeliers.
I want these dip-dyed tassels hanging from every door in my house.
I blogged about Ashley Stark's home when it was featured in Domino, and was excited to see her new apartment in Elle Decor. I thought it would be fun to see how she incorporated old pieces into new spaces.
Mirror and lambswool covered chair in dressing room before:
Mirror and lambswool covered chair in dressing room after:
Living room furniture upholstered in brown velvet before:
Living room furniture, now covered in charcoal and pinstriped fabric, after:
Mirror used in dressing room before:
Sideboard used in living room before:
Sideboard and mirror used in dining room after:
Snakeskin bench and black square mirror in the foyer before:
Snakeskin bench and black square mirror in the foyer after:
What do you think of the changes? I still love her before dressing room with that fantastic changing screen. What do I like that is new? The update of the printed rug that contrasts perfectly with her snakeskin bench. And I don't know if there is a bad place to put a vintage Tommi Parzinger cabinet, but it looks great in the new dining room.
I'll try to promise not to post anymore about the December issue of House Beautiful, but I keep turning back to these two pages. The spread is perfect with the juxtaposition of light and dark, print and pattern.
This is a little traditional gone wild, and I like it. The home we are looking at has a similar chandelier in it, and I made sure that it comes along with the house if we buy it.
Photography: Moodboard/Victoria Pearson/Image 2 & 3 scanned by Moodboard from magazine
I have a habit of straightening magazine racks as I browse them. It drives me crazy when bookstores have the current month out without pulling last month's or magazines are piled on top of each other.
Anyway, that is how I came across an old issue of Elle Decoration France. I have never seen this version at our bookstore, and I did a double take when I saw it wadded up in a back shelf behind another magazine. I'm so happy I did though, because I adore this home belonging to architect Laura Gonzalez.
Her home is a modern take on shabby chic, with a great mix of of gorgeous wallpaper, Southwestern textiles, vintage pieces, and shiny objects. I also love the color scheme of soft grey, matte black and warm caramel.
Scans created by Moodboard from magazine/Photography: Nicolas Tosi
Tales of Endearment did a post is about Luli, the designer for the clothing line Mother. While I always love reading about her subject's vintage clothing collection, what really caught my eye this time was the home.
Can we talk about the rug above? I don't think I will ever tire of pink in interior design.
Natural wood, gorgeous pots, and hints of shine.
Atomic-era magazine racks that can serve other purposes.
A table made from rough-hewn wide planks.
I really miss living near a market that has fresh flowers. Her window display is the perfect example of how a few exotic blooms can enhance a room.
Domino Magazine's November 2008 issue remains one of my all time faves, and this spread is one of the reasons why. Stylist after my own heart Kim Ficaro and fashion director Lauren Goodman took the Turn this Outfit into a Room concept and ran with it. The result is an a gorgeous editorial along with Ariana Speyer's ability to convey the feeling of the pictures into words.
The Inspiration to take away:
1. Think refined yet effortless-not precious or "done" 2. Masculine and feminine mix 3. Lush Details-Accessorize your home 4. Combine Fancy with the informal
Images: Moodboard Magazine: Domino November 2008 Market Editor: Tori Mellott Photography: Mary Rozzi