Archive for May, 2009

Reader Redesign: Radiant Redo

When Frances sent these photos of her recent living room makeover our way, we couldn’t wait to share the eye candy. Here’s her letter:

I’m a huge fan of your site and what you do. For that reason, I wanted to introduce myself and submit these photos of a recent project that I completed in a one bedroom co-op in Great Neck, NY. I hope you find it worthy to feature on your site. It would be a huge treat for me.

Here are a few of my sources: Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Silken Pine, All Drapery: Pottery Barn, Drapery Hardware and woven shades: The Shade Store, Living/entry way rugs: Decora Rugs, Entry Way mirror: Source Perrier, Entry Way console: Mitchell Gold, Entryway Chair: Ballard Designs, Entertainment Unit: Stickley Furniture, Sofa and Reading Chair: TCS Designs, Cocktail Table: Hickory Chair, Ceramic Stool: Wisteria, Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn, Desk Lamp: Z Gallerie, Accessories: Target, Home Goods, Ikea, Z Gallerie, Dransfield & Ross.

Thanks for all the tips and great reading! Keep up the great work!  -Frances




Is that not a stunning transformation? We even think it’s a bit reminiscent of one of our favorite designers, Candace Olson. In a word: fab. We’ve eyed that canvas above the sofa at Ikea a million times, and it looks just as amazing as we always pictured it would up on the wall in a soft and serene living space. Deeeelicious!