This weekend’s post about Sheen Murphy and her moody blue/green walls got us thinking about Sarah’s office do-over, so I thought we should check in on the latest progress.
Last I heard the Benjamin Moore BLUE NOTE paint was on the wall and there was still a new pendant light of some sort to be purchased, and maybe even a piece of art or two left to be framed and hung… but in the collage below you can see a mix of accomplishment, intention, some corners that have come together and a DIY project that didn’t make the final cut… It’s being used by a co-worker. Sarah ended up springing for the same reproduction Eames Aluminum Office chair that I sit in daily too.
It’s coming together nicely!
The glimpse into Sheena Murphy’s layered Brooklyn apartment featured on House Beautiful has been on my mind. I’ve been digging dark moody walls more and more lately, and really have been wondering if something this blue and bold would be good for the Heffe House dining room. Maybe I’ll have to hold onto dreams of this much wall color for the next hizzy.
For now, I’ll live vicariously through Sheena’s apartment pics that feature Benjamin Moore’s Newburg Green, a nuanced blue green that tends to come play between the blue and green hues depending on the light. Enjoy!
Photo Credit: Kelly Stuar
This is the face of man who wasn’t really interested in having his portrait made with an iPhone while he sat on the table in the doctor’s office. But it just finally occurred to me… as we lean into these final chemo treatments, that this look is going to be behind us soon. I wanted to document it. He is beautiful and his strength overwhelms me, and I’ll always look at this face with love, but it’s been an incredulous linger lately. It’s become difficult to even imagine him with his eyelashes and eyebrows at the moment, and I just wanted to capture him… to serve as a memento for all I’ve learned.
Here’s some Saturday internet explorin:
You gotta listen to the Tim Gunn interview with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. Holy CRAP has he endured. Not only was it fantastic to get a glimpse into what it was like to attend Woodstock in a pair of Weejuns… but he is fantastically candid about a suicide attempt, a two year psychiatric institutionalization, and a love lost that hurt so that he’s chosen to be alone. The interview is a journey. Listen to Tim Gunn on Fresh Air on NPR.org.
My UnRoll.Me scan found 395 list subscriptions. I can’t wait to see if this app saves me from rolling over in bed, grabbing my iPhone, and deleting the bundles emails that rolled in while I slept. I love you One Kings Lane, but must you email me so often? I’m looking forward to a cleaner inbox.
I came upon this NY Times piece about a Neurosurgeon’s cancer diagnosis via Joanna at A Cup of Jo and it touched me. I feel so deeply about it, that I’m not sure I can conjure words to justify. I’ll try. I could relate: my mind CRAVES information to prop up some kind of expectation for what is at best uncertain, and at worst gapingly terrifying. My heart goes out to this blogger and her family and of course this doctor as they face this uncertain time with hope and gratitude.
Sheena Murphy is a new designer discovery that I’m gonna keep my eye out for. I just absolutely loved her blue walls and textile art and layers as seen in House Beautiful. This likely deserves its own post, so don’t be surprised if you see her pics turn up soon.
Lastly, this EveryGirl interview with DwellStudio’s Christiane Lemieux did good things for my will to work hard on the new opportunity that I’ve found with Jaxon Home! It’s not a super recent interview, but it was new to me and it came to me at the right time! If you are a dreamer with entrepreneurial inclinations, read away!
Life can be cruel, cruel, cruel, and when it is – it’s nice to have one gabillion thread count sheets of white to crawl into… and even better is a loved one to cuddle up with and hold until the cruel time passes – and it will.
I don’t know exactly how Sarah came by this Marimekko print, or even where it may hang in her house these days. I have a feeling it might be in DC’s bedroom. Here it is taking center stage in her bedroom about 3 homes ago.
I have long admired it. So I set to DIY my own to fill up a blank wall with LARGE art in the Heffe House.
Mine is pretty simple – it’s a shower curtain that I stretched over some canvas stretcher bars from Blick Art Supply. In hindsight, I might have lined it, but all in all, I’m happy with it. It was a super inexpensive way to get some large impact art on our walls!
The final product landed as part of a cluttered vignette, atop the piano. Since I’m now striving to declutter, I’ve moved the piece into the den where the scale matches the room. I think it’ll live here as we work to improve the overall design of the home.