Inspiration

Inspired by Nailhead Trim

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Nailheads are popping up everywhere, and they’re back in a big way.   Nailheads are no longer just for dark leather sofas in club rooms filled with cigar smoke.   Here are a few gorgeous objects out there that feature this fabulous finish.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s chair, House and Garden, 2006

gwyneth paltrow chair house and garden

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The Allure of Alfresco

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

There’s something about June that makes me long to dine alfresco with friends and family. I love to bring tablecloths and tableware outside, and sit awhile as the sun goes down. We dine later, we drink chilled white wine, and we enjoy the fine weather.

Here is a glance at some clippings from my inspiration file. These all draw me to the table in some way or another.

country living july 08

All you need is a simple tablecloth and napkins on a plank picnic table, united with some colored glass, and a bowl of fruit to linger long under this tree.

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Gorgeous Dining Rooms: Part Two

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Last week, I posted some of my favorite dining spaces. Here are the rest of the images I’ve collected over the last few years.

house beautiful dec 08

House Beautiful, December 2008: Perfect blue walls and Chinese Chippendale chairs, paired with a dark wood table and floor, an elegant console and simple drapes. Photo by James Merrill 

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