Interior designer Grant A. Gibson had this luxuriously sweet de Gourney wallpaper custom made for a children’s bedroom he designed for the Elle Decor Showhouse. The detail is utterly amazing. Can you imagine having your very own custom, hand painted de Gourney wallpaper? I dream of a painted black de Gourney for a bathroom. The showhouse is open to the public every weekend from November 6 to 21 in San Francisco. I can’t wait to see it in person!
(via A Lovely Being)
If you’ve got a thing for reclaimed and salvaged furniture like I do and if your lucky enough to live close to Virginia, you can score some statement tables and benches from Factory 20. Their selection of vintage mirrors and unique objects will also suck you in . . . I never thought I’d need a set of vintage circus juggling pins until now.
The second I saw this sweet engagement photo, I went on a frenzied search for the even sweeter elephant quilt. I mean who doesn’t absolutely LOVE elephants? I was beyond excited to find it online at Pfeifer Studio. Each quilt is unique, varying in pattern and color, as they are individually hand stitched in India. Don’t they just radiate love and happiness?
(left photo via Rickshaw Design, Elephant Quilt $135)
These one of a kind pillows from ABC Carpet & Home are made from Guatemalan huipils, which are traditional blouses that have been hand loomed by Mayan women for centuries. Huipils are among the most highly decorated of mayan weavings and are used to identify the specific village of the wearer, her social and marital status, religious background and beliefs, wealth, authority and individual personality. The elaborate patterns and vibrant colors of these huipil pillows are incredible!
(Guatemalan huipil pillows $250, bottom image from here)
This gorgeous home of Lyndsay Caleo and Fitzhugh Karol is one of my all time favorites from Todd Selby. It’s eclectic yet still clean and light. Is it weird that I am totally obsessed with the built in knife block in their kitchen island? It’s genius, no?
I just about passed out from excitement when I first saw this incredible collection of woven chairs at ABC Carpet & Home last week. Patricia Moroso‘s M’afrique is a furniture design collaboration that includes several designers such as Tord Boontje and Patricia Urquiola. The designs are first conceptualized and sketched by the designers; then executed and handmade in Dakar, Senegal by local craftsmen, using the same durable and weatherproof nylon thread used for fishing nets. Each piece is unique with no two patterns the same. The original goal behind the project was to change the perception of Africa and to show that contemporary art, photography, design, or architecture can be found in Africa in the most beautiful way. Goal accomplished, wouldn’t you say?
(Shadowy Armchair $2832.00, Touti stool $931.00 , Reii bench $1896.00, all available at ABC Carpet & Home tel: 646.602.3850)