It’s not like I set out to be a collector of sculptures and household whatnots in the shape of hands… it’s just that they always seem to beckon! I have a few spread around the house, and here was a bunch I had accumulated for “future projects” (that I of course could not part with) and finally made a little vignette out of in my bedroom.
The big one is my favorite – a vintage mold from a rubber glove factory that I found in Healdsburg on a weekend trip to Sonoma a couple of years ago. (Nothing like prowling an antiques store after a couple of glasses of wine!)
This week we installed two sets of brass curtain tie-backs in a kids’ room for some fun clients, and they add such magic to the room! This is all I can reveal of that project for now…
….but I am happy to share resources for some of the best handy home accessories I have come across lately for giving a room some life.
Anthropologie Handheld Tieback // $48
Shades of Light Need a Hand Wall Sconce // $89
Kelly Wearstler Saints Hand in Burnished Bronze // $225
hodihomedecor Hand Hooks (Set of 2) // $56
Areaway Reality Hand Hooks (Set of 3) // from $225
I’m at Target frequently out of household necessity, so naturally, I scout the furniture and accessories each time. Over the past 5 years or so, it has gotten better and better. This season, they are particularly nailing it with the floor lamp offerings. I’m seeing the kinds of modern classic styles I have been pinning for years, at a crazy low price point.
1.// Threshold Seeded Glass Industrial Floor Lamp $89.99
2.// Threshold Crosby Schoolhouse Floor Lamp – Black $49.99
3.// Threshold Adjustable Drop Pendant Floor Lamp – Ebony $89.99
4.// Threshold Tripod Floor Lamp – Antique Brass $79.99
5.// Threshold Oak Wood Tripod Floor Lamp $79.99
6.// Threshold Globe Arc Floor Lamp – Antique Brass $129.99
So many rooms out there are hurting for light, or at least a tall piece with a bit of presence. These are my picks for solid styles at a super-reasonable price.
I am currently working on two different projects where a special wallpaper has been called for, and in each one, Galbraith and Paul‘s exquisite Lotus has been the answer.
For me, the 16 dazzling color combinations make the wallpaper a possibility for all kinds of interiors where exotic can meet contemporary.
This pattern can skew Traditional, Modern or Bohemian…I can imagine it in the most casual room of one kind of house, or the fanciest room of another kind of house.
And it comes as a hand-block printed textile as well!
This is from a Master Bedroom design I am looking forward to bringing to life after a client’s remodel next Spring. The wallpaper will be a feature wall behind the bed. So excited about this one!!
Galbraith & Paul produces their wallpapers and textiles at their studio workshop in Philadelphia. They have plenty of beautiful patterns. Lotus is just my current obsession!
I spend a lot of time looking at furniture online, and Anthropologie is one of my favorite sites for eye-catching eclectic pieces. These are a few chairs that I’ve been showing my clients lately.
This dining chair at each end of a table as “Captain’s chairs” alongside simple black wood Windsor chairs. They would also be fun away from the table, filling out empty corners in a dining room.
This low-slung, comfy leather lounge chair, done in an unexpected color.
This sweet little occasional chair. Again, it looks good from the front and the back. It would be so great as a pair in front of a fireplace