Insanely awesome. Stella McCartney, always clever with materials. Find them here.
Working on the hallways in the new house.
They have wood wainscoting halfway up. I do love wainscoting, but this really isn’t the best quality. Kind of 70′s-looking, and all that wood makes the halls dark. So we’re preserving all the original wood on the stairs, bannister, entry doors & throughout the vestibule and painting the wainscoting white. Here you can see that they’re half-primed.
Going really classic and painting the wainscoting Super White and the walls a light gray. And the vestibule Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue, a favorite color that my mom also loves.
Halls colors will be sort of like this:
Also choosing light fixtures. We need one for the vestibule, one at the base of the stairs, and one at the top of the stairs.
Here is the one that Willy nixed. A simple, modern look from one of our favorite companies, Schoolhouse Electric:
He’s into this shade, but I’m not so into the Custard color against the cool white & gray:
So I found this one at Rejuvenation that’s similarly-colored, funky, and um… awesome!
And the yellow picks up on the wacky Sixty-One above the door.
Man would I LOVE to know who did that to the place! Forget gold leaf, let’s do yellow swoosh-y letters. Amazing.
As I’m working on ideas for the new house (total excuse to surf the internet browsing other peoples’ interiors), it’s nice to have a means to collect images, organize them and recall where they come from.
I’ve been experimenting with both Pinterest and Houzz. Liking Pinterest more as an aggregator of online images I like and want to be able to go back to, Houzz more as a place to go to go through the images collected there.
Time suck? Probably. But at least I’m doing it in an organized fashion.
It’s been a crazy, intense Spring around here, and I’m finally picking up blogging again.
First off, Love & Victory has been doing gangbusters. We had a hell of a Mother’s Day 2011, and 2012 was more than twice as busy. So, so awesome and rewarding.
In addition to that I’ve been working like a madwoman, doing a lot of design work. Launched new sites for No. 7 Sub and 67Burger, and created 21 page menu books for the amazing, new Weather Up location in Austin.
And in other news, we moved in June, to a wonderful, old brick building from 1901, in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. From start to finish, it’s been stressful and nerve-wracking, selling and buying at the same time, but thankfully, it’s wonderful and completely worth it. It’s a 2-family house (our pals are living upstairs with their daughter) with an English basement where I have workspace. Woot! And Louella’s enjoying the backyard for sure. So are we – minus the discovery of our seriously black thumbs. We’re sticking with it.
Looking forward to being back in the swing of things!