Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Modern Wallpaper Sources and Tips

Above: Hygge & West Daydream wallpaper in Blue.

It's no news to you that wallpaper is back! Now there are tons of fun, modern prints to choose from. Say goodbye to boring floral and country prints and hello to graphic and whimsical patterns that will add interest and drama to almost any room in the house. (Except for a full bathroom: Steam and wallpaper don't mix.)

Wallpaper Pointers
Bold wallpaper prints are best applied in small doses for maximum impact. Instead of doing an entire living or dining room, consider choosing one accent wall. If you are going for a dramatic effect, foyers and powder rooms are great places to hang wallpaper on every wall. Both spaces are small in size and transitional in the flow of the house.

Modern Wallpaper Resources
Read on for highlights of my favorite wallpaper manufacturers.

Ferm Living (http://www.fermlivingshop.us) is a Danish company coming out with lots of inventive, easy to install papers.

Twenty2 (http://www.twenty2.net) is a Brooklyn based husband and wife team that have been creating bold patterns since 2001.

Jocelyn Warner (http://www.jocelynwarner.com) is a designer from the UK. Her designs range from intricate to simple and bold.

Hygge and West (http://www.hyggeandwestshop.com) See Julia Rothman's collection for Hygge & West for beautiful bird and tree motifs.

For more information visit: San Francisco Interior Design Services

Monday, August 10, 2009

Chic online furniture deals!

Sometimes the sale page can be a sad, sad state. Not when you have an interior designer cruising the best furniture sites for you! Read on for a few of my favorite sale items from online retailers.

Wisteria Venetian Bamboo table, on sale for $339
Glam it up by adding a mirrored piece to an otherwise boring corner.

Viva Terra Ivory & Gold Suzani bench, on sale for $235
This bench would add some charm at the foot of your bed, in a foyer or in front of a fireplace.

West Elm Patterned-Sphere table lamp, on sale for $59
Perfect for a small table or night stand.

Pottery Barn Wooden Door mirror, on sale for $179
Perfect for your bedroom or (if you are lucky) your walk-in closet.

For more info: Visit http://www.nicheinteriors.com

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Current Obsession: Rotary Phones!

My latest purchase for the office is a vintage white rotary phone. I was a little hesitant to take a technology leap backwards, but I'm so glad I did! Visually it's a nice addition to the desk, and when my cell phone is acting up I can always depend on old faithful to connect a clear, crisp phone call. I bought it on eBay, so I scoped out a few that are up for auction right now in case anyone wants to join my rotary phone party!

Yellow rotary phone, currently at $9.95

Happy Hunting!