Monday, June 27, 2011

Ikat patterns

I was never a fan of the ikat pattern but all of a sudden I've had a change of heart and you can see why - take a look at these modern beauties:

West Elm

Urban Outfitters

Amazon (fabrics)

Amazon (fabrics)

What do you think??

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Colourful finds from the East Bay!

I guess I won't be snapped up as the next Million Dollar Decorator just yet... especially as I do like a good bargin and I enjoy mxing expensive and less expensive items together, plus it's fun to do!!!

I hadn't been over to Emeryville in ages - so last Saturday I left my gang with Daddy and headed over the Bay Bridge to Ikea!

Just look at the colourful finds.....

Nice for a sunny office.
Fun for a kids room.

Imagine six of these paired with a rustic table... I really love the lines of this chair.

Sweet for a tween bedroom, paired with chocolate brown walls for more sophiscication!

Buy six or seven of these - dotted around the garden to add a little romance!

For fresh flowers picked from aforementioned garden!

Punch of colour for a hallway!

Casual breakfast nook table.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Arne Jacobsen's egg chair

I find it hard to believe that Arne Jacobsen designed the egg chair way back in 1958 for the Radisson SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. I lived in Copenhagen for a year in the early 90s and fell in love with the City and it's talented designers! Even way back then, the City was hip and trendy with it's modern designer stores, cosy cafes and bars... London was just catching on... so it was fun to be part of it all. I had a company apartment on Gamel Danske and walked to work through the cobbled streets.... an absolute treat!So it's no surprise that I take with me the love for Danish design as I feel I lived it. Take a look at these designs and you can see how versatile and current it still is. It looks like it was just designed!

Above imagines: