Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I recently purchaced a wingback chair that just HAD to be recovered! I thought about trying to do it myself...somehow Pinterest make you feel like you can do anything! Well, I decided against that and turned to the great Carlos Turco @ Belle Epoque Upholstry to turn her into a beauty! 
So now I am just going back and forth on fabric options.
At first, I really just wanted to play it safe and go with a natural linen...which would be great b/c then I can add crazy pillows and not be stuck with something I just can't live with.

But there are so many other great fabric options out there!I love this updated wingback! And of course you can't go wrong with a Trina Turk for Schumacher fabric. 

I'm also a fan of the lavender Ikat Wingbacks...
Love the fabulous slipcover wingbacks...

Ahhh....what to do?!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

sirens song of summer

Well, there is plenty of beach in Tucson...just no ocean! Looking forward to seeing the La Jolla coast in June...hope our trip looks a little something like this:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Interesting Apparatus...

and by that, I mean Apparatus Studio has some of the most interesting lighting fixtures! The designers take found objects to create the most intriguing utilitarian light fixtures.

I can't wait to find the perfect client for these guys: 

Love the reuse of  the old rusted chains:

Oh, the wonderful world of Pinterest!

 This week on Pinterest I have learned how to clean my sterling silver in under 30 minutes without lifting a finger,
I have found at least 12 different ways to wear my denim blouse,

I have undoubtedly come across the best recipe for cooking Fried Green Tomato's

What in the word did I do before  the wonderful world of Pinterest?

See what else I've been pinning HERE!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Textile Designer Obsession...

I will forever be oohhing and ahhhing over John Robshaw Textiles. My most recent obsession is with his Kite Card Stationary; what amazing colors!
I am also thinking that I must have a few of his Block Print Drawings

I can picture myself waking up with these beautiful hand embroidered sheets and cases:

and living with his unique collection of decorative pillows:

found here: JRT

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Dream Desert Oasis

Let me take a moment to share with you the things I absolutely love about the Southwest - the luxurious resorts!Specifically, the Amangiri - Aman Resort.

"Amangiri (peaceful mountain) is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surrounds where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power".

Apparently it is a huge celebrity hide out, can you blame them? This just made it to the top of B and I's southwest bucket list!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Suspended Seating

I am a big fan of the Sans Stand: Modern Free-Hanging Chair + Hammock Design

mod livin'

Lovin' the mod livin' casual FATBOY lounge chair


Friday, January 20, 2012

Southwest Decor

Happy Friday! Today I am loving these quirky Virginia Johnson pillows. The men in sombreros, perfect southwest touch!

Love the "arrow" looking entry wallpaper and of course, the cowhide bench
from: OKL

And this book , The New Western Home

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Southwest Style: Etsy Roundup

Southwest cacti and jack rabbit print:

Southwest vintage travel bag

Vintage White and Blue Napkins: etsy

Southwest Scarf: etsy