It’s summer…or is it? You’ve probably got plans to sit on the patio sipping margaritas today. But if the weather should take a turn for the worse and it’s too cold or windy to go outside why not feel the season inside by setting up a bistro table with counter height stools near a window? Sitting at bistro height gives you that special festive atmosphere without actually having go “out”. It elevates your mood even before your first drink.
The faux driftwood grey grain on the ample hexagonal table top below works easily with 4 chairs and will not leave telltale rings after the party is over. The hand forged iron base has the old world craftmanship which says authentic “French Bistro”.
I remember my first brush with an Orchid Grower, a pharmacist who had made a hobby of propagating orchids. She was as proud of these showy little plants as grandparents are of their precocious little charges. I was confused yet intrigued with her commitment to this gangly ” flower”.
In the 90’s the orchid gained popularity with contemporary decorators for its simplicity and height. My mom anthropomorphized hers as she became plant mother and professed to know exactly what made them happiest.
It is interesting that Wikipedia says the “name comes from the Ancient Greekὄρχις (órkhis), literally meaning “testicle“, because of the shape of the twin tubers in some species”.
Rather than employing an orchid sitter I did what the natives do… I put my orchid in a basket in a tree when I left my tropical home last spring.
I hope he is still there when I get back and will be happy to see me.
There is only one thing worse than a rainy day at the cottage…2 rainy days at the cottage. After you have played too many games of Snap and Monopoly what is there to do?
How about a game of “Cottage Makeover”?
Fish oil at Glam Vintage & Moderne
Fish Oil at Glam Vintage & Moderne
Surely it’s time to update your interior look. Put some cheery vibrancy in there because the prediction for this summer’s weather is dare I say it…dismal. Present these large oil paintings with FISH on them as Fathers’ Day presents and make him happy you made the spontaneous purchase at Glam Vintage & Moderne.
I gotta say I am proud of my loft. It’s what my friends call “a good hang”. I think it looks put together but not in a contrived sort of way. Repetition of colour provides cohesiveness to the room and varying textures make it interesting.
In this vignette at Glam, Richard created a loft-like feeling. The tones of the 60’s styled Canadian made sofa marry well with the original oil painting and the vintage suitcase. The contrast of the clean tailored tufted sofa and simple suitcase showcase the warm brick wall backdrop and the russets and taupes in the oil painting. The chartreuse toss cushions add the surprise hit of colour.
No mom really wants things that aren’t a little frivolous or somewhat decadent. After all it’s Mother’s Day. It’s time to spoil her. Lay it on thick because during the rest of the year you might forget to show her how much you care. Here’s a good excuse to go above and beyond and keep your good standing on the baked goods recipient list.
If you haven’t been out shopping lately you are missing one of spring’s great visceral experiences. Yellows ranging from “mellow” to “mustard” and the ultimate jolt “big yellow taxi” are popping out all over the decor scape.
A good dose of live socialization (i.e.shopping) will exercise your mind and give your texting thumbs a much-needed rest. Who knows what interesting conversation you could have about you and your decor?
Gratify yourself instantly with a burst of yellow for your home and spread sunshine…
or just slip your new find into place and toast another excellent decision.
It doesn’t sound pretty or vegan but it’s both. Use this resin stand-out in a room that needs a focal point or otherwise lacks character. Mother of Pearl bone inlay furniture was originally created for India’s palaces. Now, thanks to Richard, mere mortals with taste can enjoy this intricate detail too.