Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Skeletons in my Closet

The skeleton key. Such an icon of the moment. I have been collecting the metal and plastic wall plaques from the 70's for years because the image is so graphic. Enter the collage pillows from Jonathan Adler. I can vouch for the fact that these pillows go with everything since I have moved mine all over the house. Right now they are on my sofa, next week the guest room. Then there are these other two pieces from West Elm. Has West Elm hired someone new? Their brand new product line is unbelievable! I am going to mix the heirloom quilt with my bedding for fall. Get it while it's hot! -dann

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Glamour of Burlap

When I was in high school, my mom was amazing enough to allow my creativty run wild. That's why she didn't mind when I stapled over 100 vintage burlap feed bags to the ceiling in my bedroom! Now that's an encouraging parent. How exciting to see this simple and rustic texture almost beaten into the ground in the 70's make a comeback. It was only a matter of time before it felt fresh again. What makes it even better is to see it applied to this amazing Louis XV canopy chair from Jayson Home and Garden. I have been captivated by this sillouette ever since pouring over the work of design maven Kelly Wearstler. These burlap pillows from SugarBoo Designs are the perfect jewelry to introduce a little rustic glamour into your own interior. -dann