Robert Redford, You Sly Fox

(Left to Right: Brickmakers Table, “1934 Chair” its the Marais/Tolix obsession of mine, Firefly pendant, Spice Market Kilim Rug,  Sphero Chandelier, Modern Factory Stool, Tugboat Console, Richardson Reeves Bed.)

(Left to Right: Monopolie Iron Bed, Scrivener Stool, Gramercy Pendant, Turville Table and Gridwork Chairs, Antique Sari,  Willowcreek Slipcovered Bench, Amba Batik Pillow, Gearworks Table.)

I don’t typically think of Sundance catalog when I want to do home-furnishing lusting, but today Mr. Redford’s side project got me excited.  So many delicious goodies!

I’d gladly take every item above, but I am particular excited about these factory stools.  It’s height adjustable so it could be a table, a chair, a sculpture.  I’m diggin’ the red, but the white and black are cool too.

Oh and check out their outlet center!  This Bolinas Trestle Table is marked down from $1,595 to $995.
I’m outta here like Vladimir.  Happy Weekend Peeps!

the perfect dining table

Good news, I have found the most perfect dining table ever for my new home!

It’s the Lever & Lumber Table from Anthopologie and it is delicious.
It’s nice and long- perfect for dinner parties or crafty-type projects.

They even show it with MY chairs…

It has a wood top and metal base, just like I wanted.  The base is salvaged factory iron and the top is reclaimed elm wood.

Love that crossed iron base!
Each piece is different, and has its own character.  I sure love that wood top.  Curvy and natural, just the way I like them.  hehe.
Reminds me of another table that I fell for today…
The table is made by a local Philadelphia artisian, Robert Ogden of Peddler’s Home Design.
So that’s all the good news.
The bad news is that the table is $3,500.
So No Lever & Lumber Table for me!!  But I’m glad for the inspiration.
My boyfriend thinks we should just drive out west and pick out our own redwood slab to make a table.  Can you picture the trek from California back to Philadelphia with a big ole redwood on top of my Civic?  Hahahaha!  Maybe…. I always do like an adventure.

Happy Weekend, everyone!  Looks like its going to be a snowy one for me.

well-designed. modern lines. original. affordable. fresh. interesting. natural materials. organic shapes.

That’s what They Say.
I Say its Modern, Rustic, Industrial Goodness for your Home
Who’s They?  ROOST, my dears.
Roost: Declan Chair, Workshop Cage Lamps and Recycled Scaffold Mirror and Console

**I hope that in my new home I am lucky enough to have a piece of furniture, or lighting, or one of the many delicious decorative accessories from Roost.**

For those not in the know, Roost is a wholesaler who sells the most beautiful pieces, or as they say, the “elements that make a house a home.”  Many of their pieces are recycled or vintage.  I like that most of their stuff is simple, but quite catching. 

Antwerp Dining Table and Bench

I also like their mantra:
“We strive to get the details right, to provide products that are creative without pretension, that can meld in different ways and that add character…”

Best of all though, I like their styling; the way they effortlessly pair the pieces to create such enticing vignettes.  When I first received their catalog, I wanted to hop into each page and nestle into their imagined world.

Do I love the porthole mirrors, the cowhide rug, filament bulbs, reflected press tin ceiling… 
or All of them All together?
Do I need an owl lamp, owl salt shakers, owl candles, owl bookends and candleholders atop vintage suitcases?  NO, but it looks so snazzy!

Their modern, bohemian look reminds me of Anthropologie, only less girly.  Actually I know for a fact that Anthro buys from them, as I’ve seen a few of Roost items in their store.

I spied Roost’ Agadir poufs in my local Anthropologie
The object of my current lust and affection?   The sandblasted Marble Coffee Table.
It’s so perfect because its clean, yet rugged, white, yet not sterile.   I liked that the top is honed, not polished. I think it would be very happy in my living room.   Plus the base is recycled railroad ties so I would get green points from Mother Earth, right?
Also on my Want List ….
Circa Bar Cart
It just feels right to me that we have some sort of rolling liquor dispensary in our new home.
Casablanca Tea Tables
Forget Tea!  I’m imagining cheeses and pastries artfully displayed.  And then consumed by me.
Silk Blossom Pillows and Mohair Throws
Love the texture of these pillows and I just want to wrap that throw around me.
Declan Chairs and Metal Trestle Table
Could these Declan Chairs be the solution to my Tolix Chair dilemma?  Mmmm don’t love them quite as much :(
Enough about me, how about some fun items you may want…
Do you like deer busts, but think they are a little passe’?  Solution: Get the whole friggin animal! 
carved wood deer family
You Know You Want It!
 You’ve always wanted a birdcage lamp, right?  A vintage print block mirror?  You didn’t?  How about now?
Personally, I don’t love these Cebu sphere lamps hanging from the ceiling, but I DO dig the one on the ground.  It would be a great way to illuminate a corner.  Only I fear I’d have a great urge to punt it across the room…
I like this Enzo Articulated Lamp because it looks cool.  Plus I’m pretty sure I could use it as a mechanical arm if I ever lost a real one.
Or if you are the practical type, how about some pretty boxes to hide ugly things?
temple boxes 
And sometimes, its just a little thing, or the whole setting that captivates me…
mmmm are those cinnamon graham crackers??
Phhhheeewwww I think I’m Roosted out for today.  Check out Velocity Art and Design for a pretty thorough Roost Collection.  Other items are only available through designers/wholesalers.  Feel free to email me if you want more info…

rustic-industrial-light-filled beauty

I was curling up to my newest edition of House Beautiful last night when it happened. I fell in love with a house.

This happens quite often. But it doesn’t seem to lessen with each occurrence.
This love affair? The Home of Ballard Designs Buyer, Jill Sharp Brinson.

I enjoy the neutral palette with deliberate, exquisite pops of color.
Patterns and textures punch up the space. It’s so serene and adaptable. Switch out the textiles, add some colorful art, and the space would feel completely different.

The house is filled with light wood or white antiqued furniture. This isn’t typically something I like, but it works so well here.
And it doesn’t feel like grandma’s shabby chic over crowded home. Why does it work? Sparse furnishing and the monochromatic palette.
The cabinets look as though they always belonged there. I liked them juxtaposed with the industrial metal table. Something soft with something hard.

The metal tables and shelves really made me giddy. That’s right I love industrial furniture in a home! Not a whole house full, but selective pieces in each room add a little intrigue
She was able to bring an industrial flair to this rustic and traditional home.

Best of the rustic? This tub. It looks aged, cozy and inviting.

Each room seems to have minimal furnishings, which gives the home a more modern flair. This entry is simple and beautiful with neutral limestone floors, a metal table, and a mirrored chandelier.

While all the furnishings and decor were inspiring, it was truly the architecture that made me fall for this house.
three little words really…

Just amazing. This is the place I want to cook in.

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home, yet usually our kitchen is surrounded by walls, cabinets, or perhaps open to the family room.
This kitchen feels like it is outdoors to m,e and I love it.
The iron panes feel a little industrial, a little rustic… its just a wonderful architectural element. A full wall of glass without the iron would feel far too modern for this space.

Another view of the kitchen. LOVE. oops did I say that again?
I like the light wood here. Any more, I feel like all I see is white kitchens.
These feel like Swedish antiques.

Another huge iron window in the bedroom looks out into the garden.

the windows don’t have to be huge to make an impact- I like this small arched unit in the bathroom. Again, we have a light wood console- so farm house chic- paired with white walls and iron windows. I thought the placement of the mirror was interesting. They get a mirror and a view while brushing their teeth. What do you think? Would this mirror be enough for you?

I should also mention one other architectural element. The gorgeous soaring vaulted ceiling.
How about the loft with iron rail and exposed wood beam? LOVE. (that’s the last one, I promise.)

For more information on this beautiful home check out House Beautiful.

(all images courtesy of House Beautiful)