January 15, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year! 2011 has already been a whirlwind for me with two new projects on the horizon and an appearance on Martha Stewart Living Radio. In addition, I put together a presentation board for a garden room in a local show house. My concept was a “Green” Garden Room paying attention to environmentally friendly practices while adding an Eastern flair. I pulled inspiration from designer Mary McDonald’s whimsical and sophisticated installations. In the process of searching for pieces I came across so many fabulous options and I thought I would share some with you! 

This is a “before” image of the room. In an effort to be “green” I proposed re-using the existing upholstered walls and updating them with light furniture and bright accessories:


I love this over scale Niermann Weeks lantern and imagine it hanging in the center of the room:

 I found this vintage gold faux bamboo mirror on one of my favorite websites 1st Dibs.com:


Another fun pair from 1st Dibs: 

 This one is from an artist on Etsy and the $35 price tag can not be beat:

I used these side chairs on a project this summer and am obsessed with them! Their rough finish would pair perfectly with this bright Palm Beach inspired print by Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa:

 I bought these Foo Dogs at the Mclean Antiques Show this fall. They pick up the bright blue in the existing wall fabric and add a sense of whimsy:

 These antique bone pagodas would also be great accents lending height:

It was a fun a lot of fun to fantasize about this concept and put together the board. Fingers crossed!

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