Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In your corner...

Our Simmons Chair is ideal for your reading corner. The transitional shape would blend right into any interior. The Simmons Chair has a nice deep seat without requiring a large footprint in you floor plan. Its tailored, square arms slim the width to just 32" wide. This cute chair comes in tons of fabulous fabrics and is available with an ottoman too!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Going fast!

We are down to our last available dish set in Menlo Park. This collection has everything you need for a party of 4, all for just $148.00!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ottoman Garage

Design tip: Let your console perform double duty as both a decorative tabletop surface as well as a storage area for floating ottomans. To achieve this layered look, stow cube ottomans or footstools underneath your sofa table to keep the room clean and organized, and they'll always be at the ready when you need 'em.

Find this look at Harvest...

Our multi-functional Pup Storage Ottoman would work perfectly in this installation! Store the Pup under our rustic Element Sofa Table, and pull it out when you need an extra seat or a place to prop your tired feet!

pictured: Pup Storage Ottoman

pictured: Element Sofa Table

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hangin' out...

These suspended beds are sooooo dreamy. Wouldn't you love to nap and sway along with the breeze?
High style meets Swiss Family Robinson! Enjoy the inspiration!

...ok too far. Yikes!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quotes: William Morris

Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.
-William Morris

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Raising the bar...

In my ongoing search for unique counter materials to top our rustic, reclaimed wood kitchen islands, I have come across some marvelous marble, stunning soapstone, and beautiful butcher block. But, I've recently discovered a new material that would elevate a rustic island to star status... Pewter!

I first spotted this unique installation at Thomas Keller's famed Bouchon Bistro in my neighboring town of Yountville.

The charming restaurant and bar attracts tourists and locals alike, and you'll always find several smiling faces gathered around their fabulous bar.

See the stunning pewter top in the images below...

The pewter can be cast in almost any size and shape, with varying edge detail options. The bar top in the famed Bouchon Bistro was commissioned in Paris, but I've found several resources online that exhibit beautiful craftsmanship in pewter, including one source right here in SF!

Pewter By Design
San Francisco, CA

Bastille Metal Works
Savannah, Georgia

Handcrafted Metal
Austin, Texas

More reasons to love Bouchon Bistro...

charming bistro details

ever-changing daily specials

though, the bread and butter alone would satisfy

always a delightful snack

 they have fashion mags and newspapers at the ready

it's a great spot for casual, outdoor dining too!

Don't miss the bakery next door!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Color Update: Farrow and Ball: Mouse's Back

My latest paint color obsession is Farrow and Ball's Mouse's Back #40. Like all the unique pigments in the Farrow and Ball line, this colour has amazing depth and plays with lighting beautifully.

"Mouse's Back No. 40" is described on the Farrow and Ball website as "A quiet, neutral dark stone or drab colour. Not to be recommended for use with white but very useful as an early 18th century colour."

See installations below:

To learn more about this gorgeous color and the entire line of Farrow and Ball paints, visit their inspiring and informative website, packed with color tips and design ideas!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Porch Perfect!

Our new INDOOR/OUTDOOR CHAIRS are going to look great on your porch or patio!

The chairs appear to have all the texture and patina of weathered gray wicker, but they are actually made of resin to withstand the elements! You'll never believe how great they look and how comfortable they are until you see them in person.

Porch Perfect!

Friday, May 13, 2011

simple pleasures...

Mini vases are in stock for spring!

These small bud vases look fantastic arranged as a collection, or styled individually with a simple bloom on your nightstand or desktop!