Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A big announcement teaser

I am the worst at blogging. It's not that I have writer's block. In fact, my brain comes up with more ideas than I know what to do with. But I'm so bad at stopping to share things. I think if I had an assistant who would do the photo editing and prettifying for me, I could at least get myself to write more often. But, alas, it's just me, so you get what you get. Ha ha.

Believe it or not, I have NOT been busy procrastinating. I've been busy DOING! I know, it's still shocking to me too. Those who follow me on Instagram may have noticed (three weeks ago ... I told you I was bad about sharing here) that things of the sewing variety were going on.



I have a big announcement related to that topic, which I will save for my next post, because I know it will take me forever to put it together and I've got to at least get this teaser published. Because if it's out there, I have to follow up with the details very soon or you guys might hunt me down. Or at least I hope you will, because I depend on you to hold me accountable.

In the mean time, please wait at the edge of your seats, because I know you have nothing better to do. ;)

Hollie

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Snag a piece of art from Marlien Rentmeester’s home

Marlien Rentmeester of LE CATCH has impeccable taste in clothes and home decor. Check out her fashion blog or her home tour on Refinery 29 for proof. Swoon.

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Want to mimic her style? One Kings Lane is offering Alexander Calder’s “Bubbles” print in a black frame, seen above in Rentmeester’s living room. Actually I wouldn’t mind gifting myself several pieces from OKL’s collection called “The Art Shop.” I especially love Jen Garrido’s abstract pieces. What’s your favorite?

 

Hollie

Friday, January 3, 2014

Searching for an inspiration fabric

Remember a certain pattern by Schumacher that had everyone aflutter in 2011?

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It’s our good friend, Chiang Mai Dragon. Sometimes I have no idea why certain things gain popularity, but in this case, it’s justified. Not only does the pattern include lots of varied shapes, but there are quite a few colors within the print to keep the eye moving as well. A pattern like this is a great start to a room design because you can go so many directions with pillows, curtains, rugs, accessories, etc. In fact, my favorite TV designer, Sarah Richardson, did just that in a bachelor pad loft makeover.

Even though Chaing Mai Dragon is so 2011, it would look great in my living room today. In fact, I have spent too many hours the past couple days scouring Etsy, Ebay and other sources for a good deal on a Chiang Mai Dragon pillow. Sometimes it’s worth coughing up more money than usual when you find the perfect item. In my case, I change my mind too frequently, so I hesitate to pull the trigger on the dragon fabric for my own use.

Unfortunately there aren’t any fabrics I can find that meet the criteria I’m looking for. The main colors should be black, white and blue (preferably royal or navy). Other colors could be included but only in addition to the main three. Seriously, people, this seems to be an impossible request.

I’m a big fan of Bluebellgray’s Abstract print, but there’s way too much pink/purple to fly around here. The search goes on.


Do you have an inspiration fabric in your home that you built a room or color scheme around? I’d love to hear about why it stood out to you. And if you come across what you think may be the perfect fabric for me, please send details my way!

Hollie
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