Thursday, April 28, 2016

Design Musings: Nooks and Alcoves

Who doesn't like to curl up in a cozy nook.
This spot is perfect for reading your favorite book.

Alcove with a Banquette

Closet Conversion

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Extra Seating with Old World Style

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Love the turquoise.



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That sofa would work with or without an alcove.

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A sofa and art inside the alcove created with bookshelves.

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What about enclosing your tub?

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Recess your desk between a wall and a closet.

Efficient Kitchen via Domino

Attic Office from Debra@DustJacket

Bed Tucked in Alcove via Meyer Davis Studio

Kid Bed by Jessica-De-Ruiter-Home-Kids

Foyer via Good Life of Design

Caitlin Wilson Design





Thursday, April 21, 2016

Faux Bamboo Luggage Racks

I have a pair of faux bamboo luggage racks.  You know me though.  
Why would I ever put luggage on them?

I thought they'd make excellent bedside tables or even a mini collapsable bar.

I started with a pair of these fabulous luggage stands.

FAUX BAMBOO LUGGAGE STAND

I carried the measurements for the tops around with me for a while until I found the perfect trays for them.  These woven trays have iron handles and the sides are also double reinforced metal.

TRAY FOR LUGGAGE RACK

Here you have a perfect mini bar, or a side table, or a bedside table.
The base could also accommodate another tray or a basket.

LUGGAGE RACK AND TRAY

What have you done with a luggage rack that doesn't involve luggage?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April Sale at Buckeystown Design Co-Op


I'm ready again for our monthly sale. 
I have garden accents, framed vintage prints, pops of yellow, and my always color, black.

HUGE CLOCKS ARE MY FAVORITE



TAPESTRY OF NEW YORK, FRAMED BOTANICAL, BEADED CHANDELIER


MORE FRAMED BOTANICALS AND A PAIR OF VINTAGE ART GLASS LAMPS

FAUX BAMBOO LUGGAGE STAND WITH A TRAY


GARDEN BENCH WITH NEW FABRIC

CURVY LEGGED COFFEE TABLE WITH WOOD AND GLASS.
LOVE THE SPACE BETWEEN THE GLASS AND WOOD.

FRAMED VINTAGE EAGLE PRINT AND ROOT BALLS

FRAMED AND MATTED VINTAGE EGG BOOK PLATE

PLASTER HEAD AND TIN TOP TABLE WITH FLORAL APRON

I COULD SEE THIS HUGE CUPOLA IN YOUR GARDEN

ANOTHER PLASTER HEAD AND A LARGE FRINGED THROW

GLAM DESK, IRON BENCH WITH LEOPARD FABRIC, CHANDELIER, JENNY LIND BED

PLAQUES WITH PARIS AND THE EAST RIVER


If you'd also like to see the album from all the co-op girls,  it's on our Facebook page here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Chinese Chippendale Garden Chairs with Chinoiserie Fabric--Before and After

Faux bamboo, wicker, Chinese Chippendale design, and Chinoiserie fabric--what's not to like!

I found this fabulous pair of vintage Chinese Chippendale garden chairs. 
They were painted black. 
 I re-painted them a charcoal grey to co-ordinate with the new citrine and charcoal fabric.

CHINESE CHIPPENDALE CHAIRS IN MY GARDEN

GREAT CURVY LEGS AND ARMS

This Robert Allen Chinoiserie fabric from Dwell Studio is a favorite of mine.

VINTAGE BLOSSOM FABRIC  - ROBERT ALLEN FOR DWELL STUDIO

I think that the fabric works well with General Finishes Paint in Queenstown Grey.
It's perfect if you're looking for a charcoal grey.

PAINT IS GENERAL FINISHES QUEENSTOWN GREY



Love the design on the back rest.

CHINESE CHIPPENDALE BACK REST
They look good from behind too.

VIEW FROM BEHIND

Are you ready for the BEFORE?

BEFORE PAINTING

This is the fabric these great chairs wore when I bought them.

ORIGINAL SEAT FABRIC

So, are you a fan of Chinese Chippendale and Chinoiserie?