Thursday, December 20, 2007

i love patterns!

for our dining room, our plan is to build some benches in an L shape for seating
(more details later). i would like the benches to be deep for more of a lounge feel, since we are definitely not the formal dining room type.

i recently started looking at fabric patterns and i'm all over the place.
here a just a few. i'm not sure i've found "the" fabric, but there are
some good ones here.

click on image to view larger...

the patterns in the first couple groups are what i would typically go for... all fabrics available at jcarolinecreative

these are all available at contemporary cloth

but i'm open to some others...

available at jcarolinecreative

available here contemporary cloth

available at jcarolinecreative

all available at repro depot

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

wall coverings

for quite some some time i've been struggling with wallpaper being back in style.
sometimes for just a moment, i think "that looks really cool". i've even considered buying and framing some of it. there are some really cool patterns out there.

carpenter and I stayed at a hotel in Brooklyn this weekend.
they had a product on the walls i've been considering.

hotel le bleu

this product is one of my favorite. i had completely settled on a paint color
for my dining room and now i'm thinking one wall in this could be fun. plus it's environmentally friendly–made of bamboo paper pulp.

maybe a cool gray on one wall and this on the other...
available at inhabit

Saturday, December 1, 2007

snowy scene

well it's a good time of year to begin indoor projects.
the snow has arrived in minneapolis.

the view out our windows today

the view from our balcony when we moved in at the end of june.