Decorating

Sweet Gum Co.

by Joanna on November 12, 2014

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As a fan of one-of-a-kind and handmade design, I was delighted to recently discover Sweet Gum Co., a boutique specializing in Southern-made provisions. The shop is bursting with pieces both vintage and handcrafted, hailing from Tennessee and the South. The real treat here is that each item is selected to carry on the storytelling tradition of the South. Whether it’s a wooden stirring spoon that’s made to use a family recipe or a handbuilt serving bowl full of warm biscuits, these pieces tell a story while also bearing witness to the new stories you create in your home.

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{ Images via Sweet Gum Co. }

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Orla Kiely Kids Bedding

by Anh-Minh on November 4, 2014

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I wish designer Orla Kiely would open a store in San Francisco! But since she hasn’t yet, I frequently pop over to her online shop to see what’s new (and maybe on sale). I recently noticed these kids bedding collections and have to say: If my nieces and nephews were younger, I would totally be nudging them to re-do their rooms to include one of these patterns.

Shown here, top to bottom: Around the World | Birdwatch | Dandelion | Cars

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{ Images via Orla Kiely }

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FleurLux

by Joanna on November 3, 2014

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FleurLux is the Etsy shop of Shelby DiMarco. Soft, feminine, and quiet, these hand-crafted paper ornaments are made in Los Angeles using hand-dyed tissue paper, driftwood, and hemp string. FleurLux also offers these gorgeous pieces with gold or silver leafing, making these tassel mobiles perfect for parties or really any space you want to feel extra special. I’d love to have one of these beauties hanging above my office desk.

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 { Images from FleurLux }

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Wallpapers from Black Crow Studio

by Joanna on October 27, 2014

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Wow, just … Wow. These wallpapers and murals by Black Crow Studios make quite the statement, don’t you think? Available as-is or totally customized, these designs are the perfect way to make a statement in your home. I find myself especially drawn to the bold watercolor series and the gemstone series and wish I could wallpaper my bathroom with them. If you’re a renter like me, Black Crow Studios also offers the ability to print their motifs on canvas or fine-art paper for framing, thus minimizing the commitment. Believe me, my interior design wheels are turning.

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{ Images via Black Crow Studios }

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Living Room by House of Honey

by Anh-Minh on October 24, 2014

houseofhoney1I have admired the homes done by Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey for years; she has this refined yet fun sensibility that I just love. Yesterday, during a visit to Decorist founder Gretchen Hansen’s house, I had the pleasure of meeting the Los Angeles-based interior designer. Tamara was enlisted to work on Gretchen’s living room, and the entire scheme was developed virtually (Decorist is a site that specializes in e-design).

A photo of the living room was posted to the Anthology Instragram account yesterday, and I wanted to share a couple more images of the space here. Tamara incorporated some of the homeowners’ existing pieces into the design, which includes some chairs that I’m seriously coveting now (the tri-legged leather sling, the carved wood hand-shaped chair).

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While Gretchen wanted to stick to a fairly neutral palette, as you can see from the photos below of Tamara’s retail showroom in Pasadena, she also enjoys working with color.

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