Monday, January 12, 2015

Art Deco on CL

Here's just a petite sampling of Art Deco pieces currently for sale...

I am madly in love with the desk above. I see it in a deep velvety green office with loads of builtin bookshelves and oil paintings.

Perfect for a dressing table.

Perfect lamp for the desk above.

Again I adore the mirror above, although the dude in the mirror is another story. 

Slipper chair perfection above.

Anyone need an entry armoire?

I think the peice above needs a new round mirror made for it. It's super sculptural and would add a lot of interest to a large entry.

The wood on this bookshelf is!?!

Okay, maybe not petite sampling, but great examples. I think this era single handedly deforested tigerwood, which is just a name for several varieties of tropical trees in Africa and South America...kinda sad really.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Art Deco Love

For awhile now I've been coveting everything Art Deco. I think it all started around 5 years ago when I went to my cousin Amy's wedding in Erie Pennslyvania. Amy had her ceremony in an old Lutheran church my father's family used to attend, which was beautiful in its own right. But it was the reception location that blew my mind. It was over the top in only the way Art Deco decor could be. The Warner Theater, commissioned by the Warner Bros., was built in 1929 in the height of the Art Deco period. It is a true visual marvel with amazing attention to detail that we don't see anymore. It is where my parents went to see movies for 25 cents...can you believe that? They thought nothing of the ornate decor, it was just a movie theatre to them. But now they know it's so much more than just a theatre, it's a magical example of a bygone era.

I went there twice for Amy's wedding and my other cousin Julie's wedding and do you think I took one single photo!?! Nope not one, but the place has left it's enchanting spell on me. 

~ Danielle 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014


Come on in...

To our entry...

In the coming weeks I plan on sharing my home, one room at a time. 

I love the openness of our entry room above. The chandy and table were both Craigslist finds and the bench a trash day score. It's a tad wobbly, but I love it. I plan on having a cushion made for it in this print...

As for art between the sconces...maybe something from my father's photo archive. I'll share when I find something. 

Here's a close up of our chandelier and medallion...

Up next...the dining room. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Home Again Home Again

Jiggity Jig!

As you can boldly see, I chose yellow for our front door. It's a custom color due to the fact that our initial color, Yellow by Ben Moore, was just too electric. So I brought the can back to the paint shop and adjusted it to the above color. I call it Bonne Jaunee.

We've finally moved back into our renovated home. Okay, okay, it's been like three months (maybe four) since we moved in. It has been life changing. For the past 8 years, we've lived in a small awkward home. It only had 2 usable bedrooms. One was tiny and the other was a loft area without a door and with a single window in an odd spot. It was the former attic converted to living space and it was our bedroom. We shared it with our son...don't judge :). He had his space and we had ours. When people say they live a bohemian lifestyle, I always think...they have no idea. We loved it (well my husband did at least), until I asked my son how he wanted to decorate his side, he said, "First I want windows and then a door." We took the hint loud and clear. Then came number 2 and, shock, number 3. After trying over 10 years to get pregnant unsuccessfully, then suddenly becoming fertile is definitely surprising. And having 2 back to back, when I thought I was destined to only have 1 is shocking. Wonderfully shocking! Anyway my point is our home wasn't working for us any more, but we love where we live and I knew our home had great potential. So here we are...extremely grateful! 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Epic Fail

Help! I've made a pretty huge design fail in my kids bath...


See? The shower walls look like they have serious mold issues. Sadly my vision somehow became lost in translation. 

My inspiration...


I love the bold window pane fabric reminiscent of the 80's, but it just didn't work in the bathroom sadly. Maybe if the grout line was thicker it would have worked, but as is it's a hot mess. 

Tune in next week (or whenever I have the free time, which feels like never) to find out my solution to fix it. 

~ Danielle 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Rose... any other name is not my friend Rose Feroah. 

She is amazing at what she does. And what does she do you ask?

Here's the list: 
color consultations
tiling and mosiacs
anything awesomely creative that normal handymen cant do because they suck ;)

light plumbing (replacing faucets, roto-rootering pipes, etc)
light electrical (replacing lights and switches)
grout fixing

creative and space solutions


Seriously local friends, if you are in need of a fantastic handywoman she is your gal.  

Here is just a small visual sampling of the items she has done for me...

Rose wallpapering my kitchen...

A closeup of her tiling handywork...

The final product...

Her furniture painting handywork...

I adore the color she chose for the chair above. I had given her full artistic freedom and she did a beautiful job matching the color to the fabric I had chosen. 

Thanks Rose! You're the best!

Here's her contact info.:
Rose Feroah 414-232-4649

Stay cool!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Knock Knock

We will be painting our front door soon and I have a few colors in mind.

A warm shade of green...

A true vibrant yellow...

Or hi gloss black...

I'm leaning toward yellow.

Which would you choose?

(Images sources via Pinterest)