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The Dining Table

The Dining Table

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Earlier in the week Betsy wrote a post about the dining set her roommate inherited. How could they upgrade it? Might I suggest… Painting the chairs and the base (?) white and applying this fabric The fabric is Kravet Streetwise in Cafe. I found it at Modern Fabrics and on Ebay. I thought this fabric would jive well with the House Beautiful kitchen Betsy admired from the tiny kitchen post. This image from the recent Flor catalog also got me thinking about Betsy & Kate’s dining area. Looking at the table above made me think that if the table top isn’t in acceptable shape, maybe it might look great white and the base could be left black. I think I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the stylists for the Flor catalog are pretty damn good in my opinion. There is a really strong mix of modern, antique and…

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Liberty of London for Target

Liberty of London for Target

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Liberty of London will be coming stateside on March 14, 2010 to a Target near you. The collection will not be limited to clothing, home and garden goods will be included.  Those of you that can’t get enough of Liberty’s florals will certainly be drooling.                                

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Tonic Living

Tonic Living

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Its at Aubrey+Lindsay’s blog, (the champs of the Ikea Rast Overhaul), where I read about Tonic Living. All this talk of fabric swatches for $1 is what drew me in. I went and I ordered. I ordered this outdoor pillow for the little sofa on my porch, this little ditty was $9.95 on clearance and I couldn’t pass it up.  There were several other cute pillows on sale that were $10-$12 each. And because I’d like to recover some vintage club chairs (in the next 10 years) in my living room, I ordered these samples for a buck a piece.       I am really taken by a classic ticking stripe.  The example given below is the very sophisticated and timeless loveseat at Lauren’s apartment from Good Bones, Great Pieces.  This apartment was featured in this month’s issue of Traditional Home. Truthfully, I’m terrified of upholstering those chairs in something trendy, incurring all that expense and hating them…

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Michelle Adams Extravaganza

Michelle Adams Extravaganza

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Last week I got a little bored with my daily blog reading list. So I decided to venture out and choose some other blogs I had either been meaning to read for a while or just travel down some different rabbit holes. For about 30 minutes I felt like I was trapped in the Michelle Adams vortex, which was perfectly ok with me. In fact even as I write this post, I had to refocus because I started to get sucked down another hole that started at M.A. Belle.  Maybe you’re wondering who Michelle Adams is or maybe you’re thinking oh here we go with another blogger posting about Michelle. Either way I felt like TEOT would be remiss if we didn’t give Michelle a little of our time. This is an image from the feature on Michelle, in her apartment in Harlem.  Michelle says those are IKEA tab top curtains which…

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Modern Fabrics in Charlotte

Modern Fabrics in Charlotte

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Modern Fabrics reclaims fabric from the cutting floors of some of the most acclaimed furniture companies including Maharam, Knoll, Kravet, Designtex, Bernhardt and more. They offer all of this at 50-75% off the list price.  They have recently opened their online store making them widely accessible. Not only is the price right and the product high in style, Modern Fabrics is also reducing the manufacturers impact on the environment by rescuing these beautiful fabrics when they otherwise would’ve been tossed in the landfill.        To sweeten the deal even more especially for those of us living in NC, Modern Fabrics has a retail location in Charlotte in the South End Design District.  The shop is located at: 128 East Park Avenue Charlotte, NC 28203 Between South Tryon & South Blvd Hours: 11am to 7 pm Wednesday – Saturday          

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Trend: Bicycles & Scooters

Trend: Bicycles & Scooters

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“Bike” by MAL WEBB Scooter print, Good Bloom Echino Scooter Fabric by Etsuko Furuya, Lucky Kaeru Fabric Barquentine Skirt, Makool Loves You I heart my bike print, Michele Maule Photo by Toni Meneguzzo via Remodelista Cruising, Den-10 Studio BMX fabric, Sew Bettie Personalized Cards, Farouche Eloise and Ramona Ride Their Two Seated Bicycle, flapper doodle

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Etsy Seller of the Week: Daisy Janie

Etsy Seller of the Week: Daisy Janie

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The past few days I have been searching for fabric for my next sewing project.  I have been checking all of my Etsy favorites looking for just the right print. I checked in with Daisy Janie’s shop tonight and found her new fabric collection.  I’m pretty excited and wanted to share. Just in case you couldn’t tell, Daisy Janie is our featured Etsy shop of the week. Jan Dicintio did not dissapoint with her new designs, ready to brighten any interior and prepare a home for Spring.  The Urbana Collection is printed on smooth organic sateen. Jan says the collection would hang beautifully as drapery or translate in to clothing or personal or home accessories.  Jan, the new Urbana Collection as well as all your work is beautiful!                

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Peter Dunham Projects & Textiles

Peter Dunham Projects & Textiles

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I am loving Peter Dunham’s Cruz fabric in Pacific (blue), this is Cruz in green The Cruz fabric was used to make a window shade for a Santa Monica bath makeover featured in Coastal Living.  The same fabric was also applied to the backing of the interior of the medicine cabinet. Another Peter Dunham textile, the Starburst fabric that has stuck with me   While we are talking about Dunham, we should also take a look at some of the interiors he designed…                    

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