Gourd Lamps

April 20, 2009 Decorating Ideas

Christopher Spitzmiller

I’ve been eying a number of gourd lamps like the ones above for my living room. I love this style of lamp not just for the beauty of its shape but for the symbolism that the gourd represents. The gourd is most commonly recognized as a symbol of longevity and good fortune, stemming from ancient eastern traditions where the gourd was once used as a drinking vessel. T …

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April 20, 2009 Notes from Nicole

Do you ever have things in your home that are just placeholders? Pieces that work for the time being but you know you’ll replace eventually? Well, that’s the deal with much of my living room furniture, which I’ve never been quite satisfied with. In a little over a month I’ll be hosting some of my favorite girls in my tiny apartment for my best friend’s wedding weekend so its the pe …

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Gary Spain

April 17, 2009 Interiors

I’m absolutely crazy over the work of San Francisco based design and stylist Gary Spain who was recently featured in a cover story for the March/April issue of California Home + Design magazine. In the feature, Gary used his own living room as a palette to created three different looks.

The first look is has a very clean, modern feel. It features a calming, neutral color palette that give …

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Meet Interior Designer Jen West

April 14, 2009 Interiors

Jen West with her Labradoodle, amusingly named Truly Scrumptious!

Jen West is a talented interior designer based in Eugene, Oregon who I connected with through this very blog several months ago. We became instant pen pals, emailing back and forth, and when she first shared photos of her home with me, I was wowed by her work. She is definitely a designer to watch and I am very pleased to featu …

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