entrance rug

10/20/2012 § Leave a comment

The past few days, I’ve been on a mission to find the perfect rug for the entrance.  I’d stay up until late night looking for vintage / antique rugs from Etsy, Ebay and all over the web, also running into random antique stores I pass by.

My tenants leave their bikes on the entrance, so the rug needed to age well and be flat weave.

After much research, and looking, measuring, visualizing… surprisingly I went for the conservative choice.

Here were some designs I was looking at:


not for quality, but LOVE the color and pattern!



Antique persians… way too $$$$.



Vintage Turkish Kilim rugs – for that pop of color in the all white entrance.
Almost made a bid on ebay, but it would have been at least $150 or more, and I wasn’t totally convinced on the colorful style.


Here is the rug I ended up ordering, 3am doing late night on Friday.

West Elm’s Rope Chain Chunky Jute rug – with the rug pad on sale.


lauren moffatt’s home in NYC

08/28/2012 § Leave a comment

from design sponge.

Love the mix of found things and modern whim.  Truly a personal space.

moody mood

08/27/2012 § Leave a comment

I’m all about white interiors at this moment, but still a lover of amazing color in spaces.

moody purple / blue

(from here)


relaxed chic

07/17/2012 § Leave a comment

Style in a relaxed, easy and natural way with attention to detail, quality and materials…




all from my pinterest page.


tom dixon copper light

07/13/2012 § Leave a comment

We got it.  It’s beautiful.

At first, I thought we got the copper color, but when we came home I realized we had actually picked out the gold color.  Happy mistake – it’s perfect.

It’ll light up our living space.

We are waiting for the electrician to come back and instal it.  Will share once it’s up.

… until then …

Here are some images of the light used in space.



light light

07/11/2012 § Leave a comment

Here is our Peruvian Fish trap – made into a lantern ON.

I love that it is so natural and easy.

The wire is neutral colored twisted cloth covered cord, and the ceiling mount is white conversion kit from West Elm.

In case you didn’t notice, we have 2 of these.  One on the main entrance, and one on the garden floor entrance (shown above).


unique pendant lights

07/09/2012 § 2 Comments

Have fun with your lighting!

Here is our Peruvian fish trap made into a pendant light in our entrance.

And here are other inspirations!

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