cool design finds

What I love these days:


interior designer and ceramicist kevin o’shea’s home (via design sponge)

new custom-designed fabrics from balanced design

carry’s home redesign: before and after (via design sponge).
And love that she has my same dining table!

Zaishu Flower Clocks Seat or Table

great pattern and use of sustainable materials. Zaishu Flower Clocks Seat
from one of my favorite shops – weekend in orleans, ma.

Rock, paper, scissors, Wiscasset, Maine.
rock, paper, scissors
in wiscassett, maine
small cool shop floor to ceiling full of stylish paper products, cards and wonderful selection of creative kids books, toys and stuffed animals.

Kreatelier Store on Hope Streetkreatelier in providence, ri

kreatelier sells it’s own beautifully designed products made from colorful textiles along with handmade items from other artisans. lovely owners, line and pernilla offer workshops for kids and adults.

2011 Home Trends

Loved this highlight of 2011 trends a la lynda reeves on the sara.wandering blog. Totally inspired. Motivates me to go forward with my own home re-do.

Living Room (After): Painted the white walls a color (Shark Fin from C2),  replaced sofa with new Karlstadt couch and love-seat from IKEA. Brought danish modern coffee table out of storage (purchased at yard sale years ago but never used). Rearranged the artwork.

Tried out a lighter carpet first (found in the attic), then decided I like the texture of the original living room shag rug better.

Dining Room: Painted Ravine from C2