Mad for Marbleized

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's no secret that I love anything marbleized - just look at my blog background.  Marbleized paper has been around for centuries so it roots are traditional, but it has an abstract quality that gives it a modern edge.

I  have a few marbleized accents in my home.  I bought this little lamp just for that shade.


And if you recall in the last One Room Challenge, I gave my china cabinet a makeover with marbleized wrapping paper.



When the October issue of House Beautiful arrived over the weekend,  I was in marbleized heaven!

Truly, the entire spread by Schuyler Samperton had me mesmerized.  I adore the Pheasant wallpaper by Twiggs she used in her clients' bathroom.



This wallpaper would be amazing in a powder room with black trim or behind black bookshelves.




And I found a few other marbleized goodies from around the web.

Wouldn't a series of these marbleized papers be a stunning art installation?  I would hang them in a grid pattern in simple white mats and frames. This is one of several beautiful marbleized papers available at Artonwater's Etsy shop






And I'll leave with you with this little bit of marbleized heaven from Kelly Wearstler.


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Statement Staircases

Monday, August 25, 2014

Today I  put together a post for you that is small on words but big on pictures - all of them featuring beautiful staircases.
Interior design by Steven Gambrel


The catalyst for this post came up on my Instagram feed courtesy of this gorgeous staircase by C Brandon Ingram, an architect out of Atlanta.


I absolutely love the way he used such ordinary materials in a unexpected way.  It feels classic but fresh, which seems to be a recurring theme in his work.

Image from Pinterest - original source unknown
This appears to be an older home, but can you imagine how surprised you would be to walk in and see that bold coral pink runner?  This really works for me.



I think the staircase above is so crisp.  I t has a perfect mix of modern and classic design elements. 


And I don't think it would be possible to post about statement staircases without including these beauties (above and below) by Kelly Wearstler


Here's another brass staircase from Greg Natale below



This staircase by Suzanne Kasler has been at the top of my list of favorite staircases for years.  

as well as this stunner from Melissa Rufty -  which is really about what she did with the space rather than the staircase itself.


 Do you have a favorite here?

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Favorites from Wisteria

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I don't often get to look through all of the home decor catalogs I get in the mail - and there are lots of them! Even when I'm sourcing things for a particular project I don't always have the time to browse everything that is offered by online retailers.  It could have been the colors on the cover that drew me in to this particular catalog.

In any case, I'm glad I decided to have a look because there are so many things I would love to have in my own home or use in other projects.

Like the Bonswara side table.  The beauty is in the simplicity of its form and that honed marble finish.  Mind you, it's not inexpensive but this is a piece you'll buy and keep forever.


A work of art.  I'd love to flank a console with a pair of these in an entryway.  

This mirror has a Dorothy Draper-esque feel to it.  I can see it over the sinks in a simple white bathroom.



Only about a thousand things you could use these for: a collection of blue & white porcelain, foo dogs, blanc de chine, agates, brass animals, porcelain birds, celadon pottery - anything you can think of.  They hold up to 30 pounds.

What do you think? Any favorites here or have you seen something else I need to know about.

Happy Monday!! 

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