Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Soccer Mom

It's official. I am a soccer mom.

It's crazy and I'm hanging on by a thread.

Fitting in, though, has not been easy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


One of my clients gave me some sky box tickets to the
Oregon vs. Portland State game last week.

Amidst the touchdowns, pulled pork sandwiches and greyhounds
I just could not stop fantasizing about how lovely the boxes would
be swathed in grasscloth. I'm sick.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Any designer knows that you are only as good as your people. I can't upholster furniture or forge iron. I don't want to strip furniture and I can barely sew on a button. This means that I have to find the people that can do these things the BEST at a fair price. I just found the last member of the team...and they rock.

I sent my new custom furniture hookup 15 yards of Janet Yonaty's chocolate brown linen velvet and a picture of this sofa.

Eight weeks later I received this.

So, I might not BE the people but I KNOW the people...and they make things happen.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


If my mail man doesn't think I'm importing hash...

...then he's not paying attention.

But I'm not.

The truth is...

...it's just another big beautiful Suzani from Uzbekistan for pillows.

Out here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Marcel made me smile today...which wasn't easy. It's been a long summer.

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The eState of Dunbar

Midcentury Man called again. He ran into an amazing estate. Apparently, in the 1950s a newly married couple was given an entire house full of Dunbar furniture. Luckyweds. After the kids picked through the house my guy still managed to score some stunning items. Here are just a few.

A very large solid mahogany table by Dunbar. I think it would look better stained a rich dark brown. In my opinion.

There were also 10 of these chairs.

Possibly by Dunbar, although, unsigned. They are still very pretty. Stained brown and reupholstered in Prussian blue velvet.

Gorgeous sideboard with original raffia sliding doors. Stained brown.

With two of these sconces above it.

And this in between.
Here is the piece de la resistance, though. This dresser. Edward Wormley designed a pair of these for Dunbar...called the Mr. and Mrs. Chests.

Hairpin feet.

A pair of these sold recently for $16,000 at auction.

For years, I have jokingly told my husband..."if you leave me I'm going with you". If these were ours I might change that to..."if you leave me I get the dressers".