pretty paper products

several people asked about the ikat napkins in my place setting for the photo shoot. they are caspari and i bought them at bloomingdales! can you believe they are paper? and they cost me 5 bucks?! i’m kind of in love.
here are some more cute napkins to spruce up your place setting with fun color & bold pattern!

a few more great websites for pretty paper products!

ooh baby baby

{ i realize that salt ‘n pepa is pretty inappropriate for the classy restoration hardware} but i can’t help it…aren’t the new rh baby & child furniture collections so beautiful? and finally a new color palette besides chocolate and pastels!

*thanks to my client, whose nursery i’m working on at the moment, for making me give baby & child another chance…we might just be using one of these cribs.

which one is your fav?

Looking for an assistant

I’ve received alot of emails from design students with questions & inquiries about internship/assisting opportunities…so here’s your chance!

I am going to be in Utah next week and will be working on 2 installs { a nursery and a living room} and will also be staging 7 homes for photo shoots with the talented Ashlee Raubach.

If any of you Utah readers are interested in assisting me, send me an email!

dear bloggers,

i’m finally getting my act together and starting my blog roll {down in the right corner}…i’ve only added a few but i’m working on getting them all up asap.

so with that said, if you have an interior design related blog and you’d like to exchange links with me {I put up your link & you put up mine on your blog} leave me a comment with your blog and I’ll be happy to add it to my blog list!

happy thursday.

classic inspiration

Despite the sad state of Lebanon’s infrastructure {due to the Civil War in the 80s & 90s and recent political unrest}, Lebanon is full of beautiful ancient ruins dating back to the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and Romans. {OKAY I ADMIT IT- I’m an art history nerd!} I was completely inspired by the architecture, art, materials, and especially the classic patterns that are so in right now. Did you know that we owe much of the fabulous geometrics, trellis’, and key patterns to the Greeks & Romans? Check it out…

lebanese cuisine

we ate lunch at this beautiful restaurant in lebanon

the curtains were made of gorgeous iranian kilim rugs

and it was flooded with pink hydrangeas

the food was insanely delicious

i love lebanese mezza {appetizers}

lentils with onion

anyone drooling besides me?

brickmaker’s table

I have been loving this brickmaker’s table from Restoration Hardware.

A brickmaker’s table is “originally a pallet used to cut, cool, and transport bricks 100 years ago in Belgium.”

Each piece is unique, one-of-a-kind, made from northern European azobe wood- from an antique dealer in Europe.

Restoration shows them in traditional settings {which is gorgeous}, but I love the idea of juxtaposing it in a clean, white, modern room.

Since they are actual antiques, they have limited supply so go here if you can afford the real-deal of $1360!

Luckily for the rest of us… Ballard designs has made a similar reproduction! Not quite as rustic as the vintage planked table-top, but I do like the shelf…and you can’t beat the price of $349. Love it! Go here for the Durham cocktail table.

allmodern winner!

and the winner of this

is… {drum roll please}

BloggerStacey said…

I NEED this gorgeous zig zag pillow for my new living room in our tiny apartment in Westwood, California. It would add the right amount of fun to the room, while keeping it classy!

April 12, 2010 9:20 PM

Congrats Stacey~ Email me & will get this pillow on the way to you!

And thanks to everyone for entering~ I LOVED hearing where this great pillow would go in all of your homes! Have a great weekend.