Archive for the ‘Interior Design’ Category

The Tiffany Ceiling

March 2, 2011

The Tiffany Ceiling at Macy's on State Street

The Tiffany Ceiling at Macy’s on State Street is one of my most favorite things ever. If I’m doing a bit of shopping there, I always make it a point to see it. Today I snapped these really quickly, so you guys could see.

The Tiffany Ceiling at Macy's on State Street

According to their website the ceiling was installed in 1907 and “contains over 1.6 million pieces and is the largest unbroken example of Tiffany Favrile glass in the world.” Wowza!

If you are ever in the neighborhood, you must (I repeat, must!) stop at this Macy’s. It’s the second largest in the country and is a true gem. It’s kind of like a labyrinth in there, but a true old fashioned department store. You know the kind, where you can have cocktails for lunch, get a mani/pedi and just get lost in all the history … er, clothes!

Now that sounds like a perfect day.

Last photo from Angie Naron via Flickr.

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Rug?

February 7, 2011

I think I’ve found the perfect rug for my office. I know, I know. I talked up this one a few months ago, but never made the plunge.

This rug goes well with the colors we have in the living area and it’s a cheapy from UO, so it’s not exactly breaking the bank. I did a little rearranging a couple of weeks ago and I’m not sure if the change is staying, but for now it’s working. At some point, I suppose I should share pictures. I don’t think I’ve ever photographed that part of the apartment yet.

Wallflower

December 3, 2010

One day I will have the ability to put up wallpaper. And when I do, I would like this one, please.

Madison & Grow, Eleanor wallpaper, brown and turquoise wallpaper, floral wallpaper, vintage wallpaper

Source: Madison & Grow found via The Bedlam of Beefy.

Andalucia Rug

September 28, 2010

Loving this Andalucia Rug from the DwellStudio line for Target. I didn’t even realize they were making rugs!

DwellStudio® for Target® Andalucia Rug - Charcoal, My Heart Behaves, black white and gray rug

This would be perfection in my studio space and since you really can’t beat that price, it’s really got me thinking …

Ann Sacks

September 24, 2010

I was on my way to an appointment, when I had to land in the Merchandise Mart from the El. If you’ve never been there before, the train literally stops inside the building.

Per the usual, I go COMPLETELY lost inside. If you are one of the many people I asked how to get on the street, a giant thank you! Seriously.

Ann Sacks, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Ann Sacks showroom

I really didn’t mind the fact that I was so turned around, as it turns out I was in the middle of LUXE HOME, a very high end showroom filled with boutiques from contemporary to transitional. I window shopped and day dreamed about my fictional house I was rehabbing and even settled on the perfect backsplash for my kitchen at the Ann Sacks showroom. With so many choices, I ended up on a yellow scalloped number. After all, price was no matter, since it was fiction …

Books-A-Thousand

August 17, 2010

This is just a small portion of our book collection. In the past, we’ve always organized the books by type: art/design, chic lit (do you see how many pink books I own? I’m almost slightly embarrassed!), politics, etc., but not this time. I’ve decided to organize our books by color this go around. We’re going to put them in the generous shelving the fireplace has to offer and I think it’s going to look fab!

Corona sofa, green sofa, Ravenswood, Linoln Square apartment, stacked books

Oh, and did you notice the new sofa? We ended up getting the Corona and it’s perfection. :)

Firestarter

August 11, 2010

We’ve arrived! Chicago has been great so far and it’s felt like a fast-moving vacation. Everyday we see and discover something new in the city. It doesn’t last long though; Dan starts law school on Monday. I’m full time with Studio 67 right now and am very thankful that my plate is full with projects.

Now to the fun stuff … our fireplace. How did we get so lucky to have flames painted onto the brick? I’m pretty sure a couple of young guys lived here before us and made some pretty bold decorating choices.

painted brick, faux fireplace, mantel, painted flames, Ravenswood apartment, Lincoln Square apartment

Not to worry though. We are painting the walls gray and the brick an even darker gray. I’m still in the process of finding the right colors …

I can’t wait to show you the before and after photos. Clearly (as you can tell) everything is an unorganized mess right now. Boxes everywhere!

Order will prevail. I think.

Yo, Yo, Yo

January 30, 2010

Yo-yo’s are just about the easiest thing to make, so I thought I’d whip up a broach for my black coat while watching a Friends DVD marathon. Somehow in the middle of everything, it turned it into a necklace!

I really, really just love this Patricia fabric from Ikea … and bought four yards months ago and needed to make use of it. The chain was from another necklace that was a tad on the short side so I split it in half and attached it to my yo-yo corsage.

It’s a pretty big and bold necklace and I kinda love it. I might even add buttons to the center of each later, since I left the edges ragged. I think it would be great if I could find the same color of burnt yellow.

Cheers.

August 19, 2009

I’ve never been the biggest fan of bar stools. Mostly because I don’t like the look of a pass-thru bar in the kitchen (it looks so apartment-ish), but also because of the actual square footage the stools take up, when I most likely would never seat there in the first place. Basically they just seem like wasted space, and from what I’ve seen out there, are typically tacky in design.

That was all until now.

These lab stools have caught my eye and now I’m salivating over them, dreaming of my next apartment to please, please have a bar. And at a modest $35, I could get three! Wouldn’t that be lovely?

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I’ve run across School Outfitters many times of blogs. I go there, think how much fun all of that mass produced goodness would look too clever in a home, but then close it and forget all about it. Not this time.

Because I would love these each and everyday. And hopefully even have a meal there once in a while.

FFFFOUND! FAIL

June 9, 2009

I’ve heard loads and loads of people talk about the greatness that is FFFFOUND! Basically it’s a bookmarking system that allows you to save and share your favorite images from the web.

For a person like me, who is constantly looking at design, photography, crafts, inspiration, (okay just about everything) this seemed like the ideal system for me to keep my stuff organized.

However, the thing is by invite only. Blast!

But most importantly, is only supported for Windows and IE. Um … yuck. That’s just not going to happen.

So here’s to you, FFFFOUND!: a photo of a gorgeous living room, with all of it’s redish-orange and cyan goodness, I pulled onto my desktop last week. I have no idea where I got the thing, and I’ll never know, thanks to you.

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Disclaimer: I realize this post might seem mean, but it’s really just dripping with sarcasm. (I swear!) I hope the folks at FFFFOUND! find it in their hearts to both invite me and make it Mac friendly. I would be a happy user.

And I don’t blame them in anyway for my lack of organization.