I'll never get past the notion that we all need INSPIRATION - a pinnacle for which to reach, and maybe, when the time is right, a paragon from which to divert. What I mean is, perhaps The Times are forcing us to reconsider our ideal. Do we want our design goals to be unattainable? Is it satisfying enough to snatch an idea or two from the created flawlessness we see in magazines?
For most of us, the answer is "yes," but not necessarily by choice...
I find it increasingly appealing to see designers, and design-lovers work magic that doesn't involve a crew pinning down cushions, and waiting for perfect light. I love it so much, I seek it out as a means of therapy, for we ALL KNOW I suffer from Design Blog-Reader's Blues ;)
For example, take Jenny - designer/blogger/supermom of Pearl Street Interiors. This woman's blog has been rockin' my world EVERY DAY - and that's when she's on vacation! This is the rental Jenny shares with her husband and daughter. If you follow her blog, these pics may not be new to you, but let me just share a bit of her brilliance with the deets...
Jenny also made the fab ottoman - by cutting down the legs of an old table, adding foam and batting and a wonderful crewel. Really? Can I have one? Please?
Trust me...I know what you're thinking...hire this woman, NOW!
For example, when confronted by an oddly-placed window in the master bedroom, Caitlin bought a silver-sage colored burlap for about three dollars a yard, and hung it floor-to-ceiling. Window issue: resolved. Lovely focal of a bedroom: accomplished.
She also covered the upholstered headboard in a gray seersucker with nailhead trim. Vintage bedside tables with perfect patina, and a pair of killer lamps round out the symmetry that make this room so appealing. What about the lamps? (you ask) I want to know, too - and forgot to ask! Caitlin? Deets on the lamps, please! Oh, and the herringbone coverlet, too!
**If you're new here, and have NO IDEA what DBRB is all about - Go here to read the first installment.**