My New Year's Resolution is to post more.
In a world of gray-and-white everything, this home stands out for its fearless use of patterns and textiles. Take the dining room for example. Tibet wallpaper from Clarence House makes the walls feel special without overwhelming the room.
The best part about the room though? It feels timeless. It could has just as easily been designed twenty years ago or twenty years from now (that's a compliment).
My favorite part of the room is the caned chairs which add the perfect amount of dimension to the space. I'm declaring 2016 the year of caning and dare I say it...brown furniture? Brown furniture has been so passé lately (unless it's midcentury modern) but I'm craving more brown furniture in my life. That gorgeous bar for example? It's custom made and I would take it home in a heart beat.
Side note, Clarence House is one of my absolute favorite resources for fabric and wallpaper. Their designs are colorful and whimsical. Even their ads stand out in shelter magazines for their beautiful illustrations.
Would you like another example of beautifully executed wallpaper?
Let's consider this foyer. The pineapple sconces atop Schumacher's Queen of Spain wallpaper are making a statement and that statement is, "Welcome to our incredibly chic home that we've just thrown together through our years of travel and good taste," (sorry Nastasi Vail Design, you did such a beautiful job that now you're not getting credit).
And not to be all, look at me, but I have pitched this Ann Sacks tile to clients before too! For a backsplash! Alas, my clients didn't go for it...le sigh....but you know, great minds.
Everybody knows there is little more I love a library ladder...
...or animal print wallpaper. And caning! More caning! I'm telling you. It's happening. You heard it here first.