Thursday, December 30, 2010

Well this place is pretty swanky.

All images via Fabulous House Designs

I came across these pics of actor Joel McHales' Hollywood Hills home when I was flipping through my sister's InStyle magazine the other day. It's got a glam, Hollywood regency thing going on that's very cool. Joel's wife is a designer who used to work for Kelly Wearstler, which doesn't come as a surprise when you see this house. The hexagonal dining table reminds me of the hexagonal coffee table my parents bought in the 70's. I never cared for it much as a kid, but I wish I had that table now. Actually, the sideboard in the photo also kind of reminds me of the doors on the side tables that went with that coffee table. Damn.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Yay new rug!

My new Dash & Albert area rug arrived the other day. I'm pretty happy with it. I quite like how my coffee table looks on it. I'm not showing you the rest of the room yet because it's not even close to being done. You can catch a little glimpse of my charcoal sofa in the bottom corner. Now that I've got the neutrals down, it's time to get some pops of color going. Right now all that includes is my pink Christmas poinsettia. That and the great yellow cover of the hilarious Amy Sedaris book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People (an Xmas present from my sister).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lamp Fix

$23 Home Sense lamp with cheap looking orange shade + a bottle of matte black fabric paint = new bedside lamp. Yay.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

This post brought to you by the letter S

image via Hindsvik's Etsy shop

I have had this long running obsession with the idea of having a big ass piece of font. Do you know what I mean? Like when someone salvages a huge letter from an old neon sign and turns it into a piece of art. I know I've seen some cool examples in the past, but it was before my blogging days and I never thought to bookmark them. Anyway... I came across this Etsy shop via Design Sponge today, and I so want this red S for my new place! How cool is that? Actually, they have a lot of great stuff. I could get into a lot of trouble. They have some other letters too, but both my parents' names happen to start with this particular letter, so I think this would be a nice little homage to Steve & Suzanne :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Great Photos

all photos via Door Sixteen

I am really into these pics taken by Anna over at Door Sixteen. I'm always intrigued by roadside architecture and great old signs like these. I often think I should hop in my car with my camera one day and snap some pics of the ones I've spotted around town - before they're gone - cuz I'm sure it's just a matter of time. Maybe this is the inspiration I need to finally do it. In the spring. When it's warm. And the roads are clear. And it's still light out after 4pm.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A House in Texas

Just wanted to share some pics from a house tour I found over at Martha Stewart. This is the family home of designer Kimberly Renner. I especially enjoy the DIY elements she's incorporated. The ceiling installation at the top of the stairs is made from fishing line and vintage postcards, and there are bookcases in the dining room made from cinderblocks. I also love her sons' bathroom with the black rubber floors and tiled red cross. But the orange steel vanity in the master bath is giving me flashbacks to my days working at Home Depot. You know, the orange steel racking? Just me?