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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spaces: Daughter's bedroom

We're still in the process of choosing and framing photos my daughter has taken on recent shoots, so the walls are bare, but I love this finished corner of the space. The Royal Haeger gourd vases by Larry Laslo and a vase she picked up on a trip to Costa Rica look great with her vintage Tony Paul-style wire lamp on a mid-century style dresser from West Elm. The rug, which Crate and Barrel interestingly describes as an "impressionistic oriental," is the Alvarez in Mineral. Sometimes a piece as practical as a well-made laundry hamper can round out a look. This one is the Sedona, also from Crate and Barrel, in Honey.

Vintage lamp and gourd vases paired with a Costa Rican vase
atop a mid-century style West Elm chest of drawers,
 along with a Crate and Barrel rug and laundry hamper

The art leaning unceremoniously in the corner is a favorite of mine. When my daughter was in her twenties and majoring in photography, one of her fellow students chose her as the subject of the series of multiple exposure pieces he exhibited for his BFA senior show. She loves the piece too, but she thinks it's a little weird to have a big picture of yourself on the wall, so it always goes in unobtrusive places.

Close-up of art*

*Excuse the reflection of my phone. I figured leaving it alone would be better than a bad edit.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Spaces: Living room built-in

The built-ins in the formal living room hold my daughter's treasures. She started collecting swung vases from estate sales 20 years ago, and I usually give her one or two every Christmas. She also loves Blenko owls and other glass figurals.

Some of my daughter's favorite things

Monday, September 19, 2016

Spaces: No-name room

Since renovations to the house are ongoing, I don't have any final full-room photos to share...and may not for a while. In the next few posts, I thought I'd show you a few corners, walls, and nooks and  here and there throughout the house.

These shots a room between the formal living room and the family room/dining area. We haven't decided quite yet whether to make it an office or a breakfast room. but for now it holds some of our favorite things.

My Remploy dropfront desk, full of pewter and silver treasures

Frank Lloyd Wright brass picture, vintage gooseneck lamp,
Bitossi bird, studio pottery, mid-century "flash cards,"
and various Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian pewter and silver

My daughter's vintage camera, Carstens floor vase,
and repro George Nelson clock

A favorite Ib Kofod-Larsen chair

Corner built-ins with some favorite Scheurich pottery,
Festivo candleholders, Frankoma pieces, along with
 vintage glass beaker and mortar and pestle
from my grandfather's drugstore

Saturday, September 10, 2016

More my style...and close to home

While the 1970s time capsule featured in my last post was wildly colorful and fun to look at, the house featured in this post is far more my style.

Built in 1956, it is nestled on a creekside .35 acre wooded lot in the sought-after Tanglewood neighborhood of Fort Worth. The 2439 square foot home has two dining areas, three bedrooms, two baths, a wet bar and a greenhouse. With its flat pitched roof, teak cabinetry, and walls of windows, it offers classic mid-century design. The asking price is $560,000.

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