Monday, September 8, 2014

Brimfield Round UP!

One of my favorite weeks of the year ... The Brimfield Antique Fair!

Last week I ventured out earlier in the week than I normally do.  I tend to go on Thursday's because I love Mays and J&J's Fields and that is when they both open.  But I decided to go on Wednesday this year ... you know "early bird gets the worm"!

My intention was to get back over the weekend to check out Mays and J&J, but real life does not allow one to go for two days!  Bummer!

Here are a few of the things that inspired me this year ... 

Large, beautifully bound books of old newspapers from the 1800's.  Gorgeous and I could see them actually used as an impromptu side table on their own ... you know, casually sitting there waiting for you to open them, but instead with your glass of wine on top! 

Love these carved wooden tables.  I call it the Rustic Garden Stool ...

We all might be getting a little bored with the large clamshell ... so now you can have a painted fiberglass piece of art instead.  I actually love this ... 

How about some petrified and glossed up tree trunk tables.  
The colors are stunning ... 

I am still a sucker for metal floral chandeliers.  This one was about 36" wide and I don't have anywhere to hang it.  A serious Crime.

I came home with 4 very large soup spoons for Don and 6 Gothic Forks for me. 
Yea ... I just downsized, remember??

Have you seen anything new that has inspired you lately? Please share!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo, kim

Monday, August 11, 2014

The History of Modern ... Patrick Dragonette!

Are you ready for more Inspiration? 

Another Speaker from Design Camp that truly knocked my socks off (sandals ... did I mention it was 107° in Las Vegas?)

While Patrick truly regaled us with his knowledge of all the past and present design icons ... he was so inspirational in his delivery.  You absolutely know, when listening, that this man is passionate about his love (and true KNOWLEDGE) of mid-century design!

And his inspiration seemed to be absolutely Billy Haines.

William Haines Designs carries on the Haines legacy by faithfully reissuing the original Haines furniture designs with great accuracy and penchant for this style known as Hollywood Glamour. Peter Schifando and J. Jonathan Joseph are extending the Haines aesthetic with painstaking accuracy and fulfilling the current demand for Hollywood Regency design. With an A-List clientele, which includes Nancy Reagan and Betsy Bloomingdale, it is only befitting that these iconic, classic designs from William Haines grace their homes.

Taken from the William Haines Design Web Page

While I don't think I would ever design a room completely in MCM ...  I do believe that just like any other era of design, bringing in a piece or two will make your space that much more fun and unique!  These are some of my favorite pieces from the Collection ... and they can work in ANY design style.

The Brentwood Chair

The Elbow Chair

The Pull-Up Chair

Dragonette is one of the country’s top resources for high-end mid 20th-century design and has made the works of William Haines a specialty and totally brought me down the rabbit hole with him after listening to him speak.

And of course Dragonette designs as well ... he studied theatre in New York before he turned his passion of antiques into a lifestyle ... and I love that you can feel the theatrics in his spaces.

The continuing theme from Design Camp ... Mix It Up and Do what you LOVE!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time. 


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