Home of Daniel Lowe, photograph by Bethany Nauert
I’m sure you’ve seen these Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” things around the ole’ interwebs:
(If you don’t know, it’s a trend of taking pictures of Ryan Gosling and he says things that no man would ever, in reality, say. Like, ever.)
And in my brain, I have images of Sean (my husband) saying such things. Like this:
He’ll totally hold our baby. But encouraging online purchases of decor items? Not so much. Or maybe this one…
But seriously. With all the house planning beginning (!!!) I’m starting to get so excited about the decorating layers. And I need to reign it in a bit. I mean, we need to decide things like where to put electrical outlets. Or what kind of water heater to install. Woo hoo.
But what I reeeally want to do is find those just-right pieces. Here’s what I’m trying to not obsess over:
Lindsay did a lovely post about her new kitchen appliances. They are fabulously beautiful. However the only place we know of around here selling this line is way too pricey. I think the range costs an arm and the fridge costs a leg, roughly estimating. And this, of course annoys me to no end. Why do counter-depth fridges cost more?! And why do so few other people see this as important? C’mon, people!!
And, if you hadn’t guessed by some of my recent posts, I’m also obsessing over rugs. Turkish, Persian, Pakistani… whatever. All of them. Any of them. In kitchens, in bedrooms, in living rooms, in entryways…
This kazak beaut’s half price at esale rugs.
I love the way the rugs bring so much warmth and depth to a room. But buying a rug for a floor that doesn’t actually exist yet? Maybe I need to slow down a bit…
And another key piece I’m itching to purchase? The perfect chandelier. (For my currently non-existent dining room, that is…) Not too sparkly, not too pretty. Curvy. Good scale. Old looking. Warm. Tall order right? Well, I found it:
And I’m not even telling you where I found it, because I’m afraid you’ll buy it. Don’t buy it. Seriously. I’m still crossing all fingers and toes that Sean will walk in the house one day and be all, “Hey, Girl, I think we really need a gorgeous chandelier above our dining table, don’t you?” It could happen… right?! Right??!
Ah well. I’ll try to remember #6 on my “House Rules” list: All good things with time.
Designed by Patricia Healing and Daniel Barsanti, photograph by Douglas Friedman for House Beautiful
Photography by Robin Stubbert
My name is Justine and I’m addicted to table lamps. Weird addiction, I know. But in interior decorating lamps are such great accessories - they can add colour, texture, interesting shape, and they’re useful! A while back I was inspired by this lamp:
And I created this lamp from a vase with a reminiscent faceted shape and a lamp kit from the hardware store:
My vase-turned-lamp DIY. Read about it here.
So now I’m not only addicted to table lamps, but ALL THINGS THAT COULD BECOME TABLE LAMPS! It’s getting out of hand. One only needs so many table lamps. *Sigh* But check these out:
They’re vases at HomeSense. The tall one reminds me of this lamp from West Elm:
And how about this one?
Yes the horse. It may seem crazy to some of you, but horses are a really big trend right now. And I’ve seen a few horse lamps around, like this one:
That’s a Jonathan Adler lamp. Except that it’s $400, and the vase is, like, 20 beans.
And how pretty is this one?
Photo from Danielle Oakley Interiors
And even if you’re not into the horse lamp thing that’s OK. The point is, there are so many great vases that could be lamps! So go make one for me then tell me about it, OK? I’ll feed my addiction vicariously.
Design by Benjamin Dhong Interior Design, Photograph by David Duncan Livingston
Love the pops of cheerful yellow against the calm grey.