Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Room of One's Own



I won't be the first or the last to post under Virginia Woolf's stunningly articulate title. All blogging, designing, and decorating is a means of carving out our own space, our own smaller world-within-a-world, and festooning it brightly with the beauty we find.
Imagine your room-a living museum curated with personal significance to bring joy and pleasure.
I hope you'll find something you love. Here are some of the things, visual and otherwise, that currently inspire me:

1920s English button-tufted linen armchairs
Peter Dunham fig leaf fabric
vintage suzanis (handmade by a community of women upon the birth of a daughter)
the industrial beauty of Knoll, with it's brightly colored wools and cheeky collaborations
threadbare Persian rugs
feminist poetry
the unduplicated smell of smoke and cold stone in Paris
frankincense
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings..everything, everything, everything
the simplicity and iconic style of Paul McCobb pieces
a well-travelled room (nearly as interesting as a well-travelled person!)
the Bertoia "Bird" chair-sexy, comical, original
geometric hand-printed fabric on antique furniture
letterpress
French press
significant furniture and art in children's rooms
Moorish patterns
wallpaper
Finn Juhl
Borge Mogensen
chinoiserie
yellow

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