Thursday, April 26, 2012

Goddess Dawn

Goddess Dawn wallpaper by Graham and Brown

Lovely Color Combination: White, Black and Coral Pink

Lynn Morgan started with a crisp white base and layered black to balance out
 the visual weight of the fireplace, and popped it all with coral pink.
The stark color contrast is underlined by the strict symmetry and hard edges.

Portland Mid-century Modern

Portland Mid-century Modern

We gave this formerly run-down, split-level ranch a thorough update. The main floor’s cramped, enclosed living areas were replaced with a bright, airy great room and an open kitchen, while the master bath was relocated to the back of the house, where it now opens to a lovely garden. A restrained color palette—ebony floors, white walls, and textiles and tiles in various shades of green—creates a sense of repose. Nearly all the furnishings, including a gorgeous rocking chaise, are vintage finds that we reupholstered and refinished; one exception is a coffee table that Jessica’s husband, architect Yianni Doulis, made from a slab of locally salvaged Eastern hard rock maple. Antiques, including a pair of Portuguese eel traps hanging over the fireplace mantel, Chinese garden stools, a rustic mirrored cabinet, and

French blown-glass demijohn bottles, add a patina of age. The master-bathroom cabinets are built of kirei board, an engineered-panel product made from the stalks of sorghum, a food plant grown in many parts of the world.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I love this

A seaview from my room

Rock 'n Roll sur les Quais de Paris Art by Paul Almasy

A lemon tree 

Summer nights

From my Pinterest Blog

3 year old wisdom

Dad to 3 year old: "If you don't eat your meat, you'll be a vegetarian

and you'll have to start eating more beans and tofu.

3 year old: "But Daddy, I don't want to be a vegetarian! I want to be

a storm chaser in the spring and summer and a flower scientist in the

fall and winter!"


A plethora of inspiring tablescapes


Africa in my heart and blood

 Africa is a cruel country;
it takes your heart and grinds it into powdered stone.

The Classic Elegance of Timothy Corrigan.