Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Finds

Since it's Black Friday - today finds me completely avoiding the mall madness and doing a little online shopping instead.

I found this sublime lamp, through Anthropologie, and it'll be on the way soon. 

It fits the needs for one of my latest projects - a waterfront master bedroom redo.  The colors are soothing, yet lively, and I love the shape and the scrolling details. 

Now, what's next on my list...

Where will Friday find you - Enjoy your weekend!

Firle Fileds Lamp

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

A time for quiet reflection and gratefulness for another year spent with family and friends.  Also a time to give thanks for all the blessings this year has brought - may you all be happy and healthy this holiday season.

I found a quote I''d like to share.

"In the happy moments praise God.
 In the difficult moments seek God.
 In the quiet moments trust God.
 In every moment thank God."

Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Finds

This is my find of the week, perhaps of the month.  I have been looking all over for the perfect "bin" to keep my on-going client projects in - you know all the things one collects; such as fabric swatches, paint chips, tile samples - all those little things that need a home - well - these are the perfect, perfect size.  So perfect because they fit, as if made for, my Liatorp (IKEA shout out) bookcase cabinets with doors (the doors keep out the kittens and the dust) - another fabulous find.  Aside from fitting so well, they have even more going for them - their clear walls allow me to see the contents quickly and the notched handles provide easy handling.  I have enjoyed spending the evening filling and lining up all my new bins - it's like Christmas over here - I couldn't be more thrilled and at only $5.99 a bin, for the large - I bought out the store!

Have a great weekend!

Multi Purpose Bin, The Container Store

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Hoot" Couture

The Owl is once again making a strong appearance in fashion and home design - nearly 40 years later.
Although owls have never really disappeared, they have recently gained in popularity for home decor as well as fashion, especially jewelry. 

I am sure a lot of us will recall the owls of the 70's - all the vintage treasures like macrame owls, owl trivets and owl salt and pepper shakers can be found on ebay and etsy right now. 

The owl's appeal is both mysterious and whimsical, making is a suitable choice for home decor - let's face it, there aren't that many animals that can trend in both directions - ever think a cow was mysterious? 

The owl motif is particularly popular for children in both room decor and clothing design. 
Whooo (sorry, I just had to) doesn't think a wise old own with big round eyes isn't cute?

Now, no matter how cute they are - if you are over 7, limit how many owls you wear and decorate with - cause a little goes a long way and it's best to make a statement with a few than to over do.  There's no faster way to kill a trend and send those owls back into hiding than by saturating the market.

 Chalkboard Owl Wall Decor Stickers
Owl wall sticker  I love how this little guy appears to be "perched" on the bed.

Owl bookends from Pottery Barn Kids

Owl dessert plates, from West Elm

Owl lamp, from West Elm.  I think this could be great in a home office or library.

Owl embroidered pillow

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Finds

Today's find is West Elm's Lourdes Sanchez Bull's Eye Rug - needing something vibrant and youthful for one of my projects for a child's bedroom, this rug comes in the clear winner.

Have a great weekend.

Detailed View

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Finds

This Friday finds me starting to think about the upcoming holidays and the parties I will be attending - so, on this brisk fall evening, I am busy scouring the Etsy website looking for unique hostess gifts. 

Imagine my delight in finding the perfect tea towel - a rabbit!

It's available through White House Black Cat - and you know I have three black cats and
you know I am Rabbit Runn Designs.  This was meant to be! 

I'd better stock up.

Don't forget to check out for unique, one of a kind treasures of your very own.

Le Lapin Rabbit Tea Towel
                                                Handmade Le Lapin Tea Towel