I’m a copy cat. I’d love to think I have a bit of creative genius, but what I really am is a style thief. Sometimes as I am tearing (literally) through the magazines I pull something just because it makes me gasp. And then sometimes I think, “I want that.” or “Heck, I can do that.”
And then sometimes I do. Technically I did not copy the wall color, above, but I adored it and knew I’d use it someday. Then I bought the dream house, and the kitchen was already this color.
Kismet. What are the chances? The artist we bought the house from had created the color herself. I know because there are many quarts of a little bit bluer and a little bit greener in my basement. It is the most cheerful, and as I spend 90% of my waking hours here, it should be.
This is from a old Sarah Gayle Carter rug add from the ’90s.
Remember Mr. Blandings is the great outdoors man (opposites attract) so I stitched this pillow for the den in the old house. I loved the graphic nature of the rug, but it was a bit much for the room. The pillow was a bit of a compromise.
House and Garden spotlighted this product a while back. I used it on the coffee table in the kitchen, the front door and the interior kitchen door. I’m a bit chicken; I’d like to do all the interior doors, but…well, I’m chicken.
But there was this quirky little shop in Brookside that carried iron tables that you could tile. Cheap. So I bought the base, gold leafed it and tiled the top with a really great, and indestructible Bisazza tile.
Here is a vintage image of Nina Campbell’s bathroom. I could not get over the tortoise wallpaper. It’s especially lovely here as it makes you feel like you are in a rare box. With a little ivory trim. (Look closely, that might be Girl About Town, Rita Konig in the snap on the wall.)