Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Comfortable Concept

The bamboo egg chair is a must have. Perfect for indoors and out. This light weight chair can be a great addition to a living room, playroom, or porch. Originally designed by Nina Ditzel and her husband Joergen in 1957 the Egg Chair is available in many different varieties. The chair seen above can be found at Number Four Eleven.










Pictures courtesy of Two's Company & http://theeggchair.com/





Friday, July 30, 2010

friday at the shop...Idea Boards


These boards are for a new project I have been working on in Chicago.
These two rooms are located right next to each other.
The "blue room" will consist of two sofas facing each other as well as a long farm table where the children can spread out and do homework etc..
The gray room will be filled with bold patterns in monotone colors. This space will be a more sophisticated place to relax... filled with book shelves and cozy upholstery. It is a work in progress and I am very excited to see how it turns out... lots more to come!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

stenciled walls...

This amazing bedroom was designed by our friend Joel over at Rethink Design. Love it! Notice the Number Four Eleven touches...bedding by Matouk (Meridian sheets with "jade" trim), organic blanket on the bed by Marcel Miller and the wall of gold mirrors.

Joel designed this template for the wall and stenciled it on with a gold sharpie! It looks just like wallpaper in the room. Genius.







Monday, July 19, 2010

Four Big Reasons to be Excited for Fall

Here are some finds from our recent trip to Atlanta.
These four incredible pieces of furniture will be available this fall.
1- This fabulous dresser made of reclaimed wood. A mere 60'' tall. You can put your entire life inside this gorgeous piece of furniture.
2. The Bella chair. Perfect as a dining room chair or as an accent on either side of a fireplace... or a hallway.

3. The Venice bed. A spectacular rubbed mahogany four poster bed.



4. The lido Desk. So pretty it is not to be believed. Handmade in Georgia!
Please give us a call at the shop to find out availability and ship dates. All pieces shown here come in different finishes and sizes. http://www.numberfoureleven.com/

Photo credits: Noir Furniture LA and The Painted Edge



Friday, July 16, 2010

Update from Market!

We're at the
shopping for new things to fill the store this year, and we want to give you a sneak peek to some of our favorite finds...

Lots of beautiful and unique lamps:

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Gorgeous fixtures with exposed light bulbs:

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More beachy rattan furniture:

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And lots more!
Come into the store to see our selections in person as they arrive!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

for emilia...

My niece, Emilia, is moving into her own room next month. She's so excited and so am I to help her decorate! Here are some ideas we've been throwing out there...













Images: Maileg (bunnies) , Dimdi on Etsy (watercolor bunnies), Shelter (iron bed), Mrs. Howard (pink bedroom), Suzanne Kasler (chair detail), Tyler Graphic (fabrics)



Saturday, July 10, 2010

on her way...


My mother-in-law is finally moving from North Carolina to Savannah next week! Now that both her children and grandchildren live here in Savannah, she had no choice but to come on down our way! She's moving into a great place downtown with super tall ceilings, exposed brick floors and nice big windows. Her place is only one block from Forsyth Park and two blocks from the shop on gorgeous Gaston Street, lined with oak trees and Spanish moss (don't worry, she's not the kind of mother-in-law that just pops in unexpected!).

So, the fun part begins of decorating. She's leaving behind a lot of her furniture...ready for a fresh and updated look. We're thinking a palette of white, camel and a soft blueish green will be pretty. A little light and beachy, but still sophisticated like a downtown Savannah home.

In the living room, she has a tuxedo style white Crate & Barrel sofa that she's bringing. We're going to add these pillows in the camel zebra print. The lamps are a soft white porcelain with a light tan silk shade. They're nice and tall, which is great for those high ceilings. The rattan side chairs may work just right. Maybe a starburst mirror and some prints above the sofa or a big gold mirror that reflects the view out the windows on the other side of the room. A natural seagrass area rug over the brick floors and a soft pale spa blue throw.




For the master bedroom, I think we'll use the same colors as the living room. Then she can switch out the pillows and throws if she wants too. She has a traditional four poster mahogany bed and highboy. She needs new linens, side table with a drawer and lamp. The room is small, so that's about all that can fit in there. I gave her some monogrammed white linen euro shams with that same blueish green color a few years ago, so that's our starting point. I think this vintage desk (it looks aqua in the picture, but it's lighter in person) could work perfectly as a dressing table with that French chair covered in linen. It has a handy drawer for all her stuff and is a little chippy, which I think will look good next to the formal bed. The ivory gourd lamp should be the perfect height for beside the bed. For the bedding, some natural linen pillows and an ivory silk boudoir pillow will look sharp and pull together the ivory of the lamp and linen in the side chair. The duvet cover is crisp white with a little trim of that blue color.

I'll keep you posted on our progress. I'll let you know what works and what doesn't!




Photo credits: Mrs. Howard, Number Four Eleven

Friday, July 9, 2010

friday at the shop...

Courtland and I thought we'd start to give you a look into what's going on here at the shop
every Friday!
So, here is what's going on today. Starting with a little sneak peak into a new project...more to come!

Some new displays we made yesterday...

A vintage painted English table & set of six chairs that arrived yesterday. The seats are in a fresh white & french blue check...

A fabulous indigo dip bolster pillow from John Robshaw...

Our rope mirrors featured in Country Living...