May 30, 2012

Beetle Mania

Yes it seems odd saying, here are some great inspirations for decorating with beetles. For those who love all things natural, and the Natural Curiosities, here are some fun images featuring these little armored insects.

Assorted beetle prints from John Jacob Interiors

Famed Swedish photographers who photograph insects Hagedornhagen

Simple black and white beetle print Design Traveller

Beetle Wallpaper from Porter's Paints

Insane beetle collection mosaic from the amazing artist of Jennifer Angus

Stag Beetle Mosaic from Pheromone Gallery

Beetle Tea Towels and from Warbeck & Cox

Beetle Post It Cube from Smock Paper

Simple beetle print from Mary Richmond Design on Etsy

May 27, 2012

Scalamandre Zebra Tote

We have all adored the infamous Scalamandre Zebra wallpaper print, but now this print is available in a Fabric Tote with rope handles! Available from Scalamandre directly and from Mecox Gardens. How cute would this be for your summer vacation! The red print was the original color created in the 40's for the owners of the Upper East Side Italian restaurant Gino of Capri, while this restaurant closed a few years ago, this lively print still lives on!

Get yours from Scalamandre directly or from Mecox Gardens

The red Zebra Scalamandre fabric was used by Bryant Keller at this year's Kips Bay Show House 

Scalamandre Bar from High Gloss Magazine

Also available in this fun print, an umbrella!

May 19, 2012

David Cafiero

David Cafiero is an interior designer, and gallery/antiques owner whose amazing work has been featured in Lonny, House & Garden, NY Daily News, and WWD to name a few. He is a former New England commercial scallop fisherman who hates television, rarely uses a computer and ran a Soho cafe business before opening his Manhattan East Village art gallery/antique store, Cafiero Select. Some of my favorite images below showcase his great use of color and mixing patterns.

Kelly green walls and wallpapered ceiling complete with framed vintage natural curiosities prints.

Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper covers the room with the pops of yellow. The wallpaper was used to hide some architectural quirks such as a sloping ceiling.

Neutral Schumacher sea grass wallpaper used as neutrality throughout the house to showcase the owners works of art. The texture of the sea grass is forgiving masking nail holes easily as the owners moved the art around.

Love the painted architectural details and the dark wood flooring.

Pop of pink from the small ottoman draws your eyes down instead up to the tv above the mantel.

Coral chair pops against the grasscloth

Beautiful outdoor pool

One of my fave pictures! Wallpapered entryway. I hope the bike always stays there.

Great use of smaller hallway

Accent table with assorted oil paintings propped up. Notice the same wallpaper from the walls is on top of the desk under the glass.

Using empty Diptyque candle jar to hold pencils/pens

May 15, 2012

Metal Sea Urchins

I have seen sea urchin type accessories popping up from my brass lighting, to decorative accessories for a coffee table or book shelf. Here are some of my fave images using the urchin shape!

Assorted brass urchins from Furbish

Assorted gold sea urchins for table or wall from Number Four Eleven

Urchin DIY-styrofoam balls, wooden sticks and gold spray paint from Make Them Wonder blog

The Real Deal- A sea urchin with it's spikes!

May 11, 2012

Blue and White Stripes

Lonny's Maritime Moment reminded me how much I love blue and white stripes! Here are some interiors featuring Blue and white stripes!

Beautiful girls room with blue and white striped mixed botanical print wallpaper Alessandra Branca

Ralph Lauren accent chair

An accent sofa in blue and white striped fabric Good Life of Design

Bold blue and white striped walls Massucco Warner Miller

Blue and white fabric used as trim on the cushions and and on the chair backs Sarah Richardson

Blue and white duvet and accent pillow Well Appointed House

Blue and white striped cushions RGN Construction

Blue and white striped table skirt looks perfect with the blue and white china and hydrangeas Carolyne Roehm

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