Just as the summer comes to an end, I suddenly want it last a little longer. And I want it to be in this beach house. Mona Ross Berman, a Pennsylvania-based interior designer, was recently featured in the latest House Beautiful issue for her “Retro Beach House” project. The colors and patterns used bring a fresh energy to beach house design (no offense Pottery Barn). The painted chevron pattern on the dining table (above) gives a clue to what I’m talking ‘bout here. Click below to see some more of my favorite views:
A lot of eye-catching cutlery going around the interwebs these days. Here’s another with an easy DIY – grab some old silverware from the local thrift shop (clean it first, of course!), some neon spraypaint, and go to town on the handles! I’m sure there is sanding or something involved. And that ombre effect takes a bit of skill. But if you can score some cutlery for cheap, experiment and see what you can make. Then send me photos, saying, “Look what I made, GM!!”
via Sania Pell at Home via hwentworth
I fell in love with Royal Copenhagen’s Contrast line – creamy white porcelain + bright silicone = functional beauty. There’s even fluted canisters with silicone seals to mix and match.
I’m pretty sure every room in my house needs a quilt hand-stitched in India from vintage saris. Bonus: Sparrow & Co. is coming to the US via Urban Outfitters and Terrain. Hooray!
I heart containers – weird but true. And these Tina Frey Designs resin trays, bowls, and vases can go anywhere and do anything.
Scotty Reifsnyder’s Heroes of Folk limited edition series depicts six of America’s true champions. Here’s my fave – Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox. I loved it so much I created a kid’s room around it [clockwise from top left]: String 10 by Areaware; Naked Line by Mio Culture; Surfin Twin Bed by Ecotots; Draper Stripe Rug by DwellStudio; Bryson by Diane Koss; Soft-Map Quilt by Haptic Lab; and Pop-Up Basket by Mio Culture.