Archive for the 'Furnishings' Category

Grasshopper Ottoman

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

We are thinking about this ottoman, offered by Modernica, designed by Eero Saarinen (goes with the grasshopper chair – which we are not getting). Kerri at Modernica was super helpful and is sending us samples of the walnut wood finish and a variety of fabrics in a neutral gray to off white range. I’m hoping that we can get a mohair fabric (ummm…plush).
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We would get a pair of them to replace these k-mart target specials (see below). I think they were like $15, or something. I gotta say, the cats have gotten 4 years of good use out of them. But don’t they look like they belong in a college dorm?


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On the other hand, jojo is on this thing like 70% of his day so we may have to keep one tucked away somewhere for him. He needs his own room with all his kitty crap!

UPDATE:

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Here’s the version of the stool that we are going to order. I photoshoped it!

Ta da! (part 2)

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

My brother-in-law, Alex, took these pics of the house over the holidays and they look great! Check it out. Thanks Alex!

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Ta da! (part 1)

Friday, January 4th, 2008

My brother-in-law, Alex, took these pics of the house over the holidays and they look great! Check it out. Thanks Alex!

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to be continued…


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Tables are useful… so are lights

Monday, November 5th, 2007

We need a table at the Entry under the mirror (see the faint green outline in the first pic). The following are the tables we are looking at. Unfortunately, nothing is screaming “I’m perfect!!” like it should, and the one that I like Scott really doesn’t (the first white one). Sigh. Why are there no perfect tables out there? I know I’m not the only one going through this. My sister has been looking for a perfect media console for months.

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And for some reason I am really into velvet these days. Anything I look at – chairs, drapes, pillows – I go straight to the velvet. Mohair too… soft… I wonder if kitties like velvet too… like are they going to tear these apart?’

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I guess we’re lucky that we found some pretty perfect light fixtures. Here is the first one that arrived. It is the glass disc Vistosi fixture. Each disc is separate and gets hung (loose) on a metal armature.

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When you open it all up and start hanging it this is how you feel:

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Almost done….

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Ta Da!

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I light up our life

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Scott and I have been cooking dinner at home everyday for the last two weeks (except dinner out at for sushi once) because:

1. we really enjoy cooking in our sparkling new kitchen and cleaning up in our HUGE sinks and

2. we have to save money so that we can pay for the major landscaping (concrete planters, pavers, water feature, gravel), decorative lights and necessary (and I emphasize NECESSARY) furnishings, like stools at the island.

I have been looking all the time for all the loose bits we need to fill the house and this last week I hit pay dirt!

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We bought this 1960′s Murano glass disc chandelier by Vistosi for the dining area. There are bigger and crazier versions out there, i.e.:

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We also bought this sputnik fixture for either the Entry or Master Bath (over the tub)

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We are going to get these old, beat-up, chipped paint (just the way we like it :))metal stools for the island. Unfortunately the colors were sold out, so I am getting 3 grays and a white stool. I love the four pronged feet.

Update: :(  These stools were sold out from under us.  I am so sad.  I did manage to get the last one – a gray…  sniff…

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Thonet side chair – vinyl upholstered. This one I’m not sure about. They might be hard to reupholster and I think they are a bit overpriced at $495 (for a pair). Cephalexin