Monthly Archives: February 2010

Blue Notes

Another blizzard in NYC! I can’t remember the last time we got so much snow – and this time they’ve taken to calling it a “snurricane” because of the wind. Awesome. 

Anywho: This week’s palette is inspired by the Olympics, just as they’re winding down. I love how Google has been commemorating them with pretty illustrations every day – it’s been so nice to open up to those soothing blue-grey-greens when I start up my internet. They’d make lovely colors for your home, that blend of sea-sky hues. (-Moe)

Wall paint, Lakeshore Green, Benjamin Moore. Schon Quick Click Engineered Flooring in Acacia, $4.49 per square foot, Lumber Liquidators. Round Barn Slate Cotton Woven Rug, $228 for 6×9-foot, Dash & Albert. Norfolk Dining Table, $999, Pottery Barn. Newport Badia Side Chairs, $199 each, Crate & Barrel. Gurkort Vase, $14.99, Ikea.

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Flower Power

Okay, apparently we’re going through a real pouf phase (see exhibits A and B), but I saw this one and had to show you – isn’t she lovely? Each of those flowers is made from dozens of laser-cut wool petals. You’re supposed to sit on it, but I think I might just sit and stare at it, if it were in my home. (-Moe)

Loryn Pouf, $425, Modern Dose.

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Trunk Show

Wouldn’t this snazzy trunk look amazing at the foot of the bed?  I love double-duty items like this one, that store whatever you want to hide, and act as extra seating.  Available in almost any color you can think of, this trunk is shiny, colorful candy for any room. (-Laur)

Jumbo Armor Trunk, $289.95, Trunk Outlet

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Hot Dog

Everybody needs a little weiner in their life. Especially if the little sausage is functional, like this one! Can you think of a more eager animal to hold your trinkets? (-Moe)

Happy Hot Dog Display Tray in Orange, $325, Naked Decor.

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Queen of the Night

Now that I’ve got to share my room with a boy, something this lovely is out of the question – but wouldn’t this bed be a dream to own? Love that grey-blue shade and all those overly-dramatic curves and whorls. (-Moe)

Coralie bed, $1,998-$2,398, Anthropologie.

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Pouf Daddy

When I first saw these knitted lambswool bundles of joy, they transported me back to my great aunt Irene and great uncle Irv’s Lower East Side apartment.  Instead of having kids and living a more conventional life, they were feisty members of the communist party that traveled the world.  Their apartment was artfully cluttered with artifacts from trips, tons of beaded jewelry and layers upon layers of books.  Any one of these colorful poufs would have been at home amongst their eclectic belongings.  I can almost picture one co-starring in a memory, where I’m listening to Aunt Irene tell one of her famous stories (throwing a shoe at her teacher’s head) while staring at tugboats on the East River,  the delicious smell of chicken paprikash in the air.  (-Laur)

Nos Da Poufs [2010], $237-$340, Donna Wilson for SCP @ the Future Perfect

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Office Space

After spending all week in my home office (aka, the corner of my bedroom), I’m longing for a clean, fresh desk area like this one.  While most super-modern spaces are pretty stark, this one is balanced by warm wood tones, a sumptuous rug and a slightly retro sensibility. While the desk is admittedly pricey,  its a classic that will stand the test of time.  (-Laur)

Nelson Swag Leg Desk, $1849, Design Within Reach, Herman Chair in Yellow, $14.99, Ikea, Reversible Desk Calendar, $15, Russel + Hazel, Three-Ring Binder Set, $80, Russel + Hazel, Mad Desk Lamp, $69.95, CB2, Delf Blue Mandala Rug, Madeline Weinrib, Green Shimmer (420A-1) Paint by Behr.

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