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Dear Santa,

I’ll take one of each.  I’ve been realllllly good this year.  You’re the best!

XOXO,

Lauren

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All gorgeousness courtesy of Vivre.





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Furniture Friday: Chaise Lounges

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 13, 2009 | 7 Comments | Category: Furniture

 

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Markham Roberts

There is arguably not a more elegant piece of furniture than the chaise lounge.  They come in many shapes and sizes but modern or traditional.  I think one of the best features is the way they can be used to create interesting seating arrangements. 

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 Above three photos Mary McDonald

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Bruno Chaise

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Jonathan Chaise

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Atomic Chaise

 

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French Chaise Lounge by Mrs. Howard

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French Provencal Chaise Lounge from Mrs. Howard

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Painted French Style Chaise Lounge

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Pink Chaise Lounge

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LC4 Pony Chaise by Le Corbusier

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Belladonna Chaise by Windsor Smith Home

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Slim Chaise Lounge by Windsor Smith Home

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Zane Chaise by Hickory Chair





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Shoe to Space!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 11, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Design Inspiration, Fashion

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It was LOVE at first sight.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  I knew these Christian Louboutin beauties could inspire an entire space, so I pulled together a dream living room inspired by the beautiful Beaute Strass pumps.

CL Pink Room





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Don’t Mind if I do…

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 10, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Shops and Showrooms

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Move right in!

The design shop, Twenty Three 07 in Austin.





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Reader Help Requested!

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 09, 2009 | 10 Comments | Category: Fabric, Magazines

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Reader Request: can anyone identify this chair fabric or suggest something similar? 

While you are thinking, check out this model condo designed by John Oetgen for The Brookwood in Atlanta.  I love how he paired traditional Queen Anne chairs w/ graphic cushions with a sleek table steel and glass table. 

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 The plush draperies soften the clean, modern feel of the space.  I love the slipper chairs! 

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This extra tall headboard and beautiful bedding have a slightly more comfortable, traditional feel. 

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 To view the AH&L story click here. 

I really hope someone can help identify that fabric!





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Furniture Friday: Camelback Sofas

Posted By Lauren-Houston | Nov 06, 2009 | 7 Comments | Category: Furniture

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I STILL love this image of Ruthie Sommer’s living room that I’m sure has since been redone numerous times from the first time this photo graced the cover of Domino.  The sofa is amazing – my favorite geometric fabric covering such a stodgy traditional sofa – it breaks all the rules!   This ain’t your grandmother’s camel back – take a look at these examples and let me know if you could rock one!

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A slipcovered version by Houston designer Lisa Epley

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Camel Back Christian Liaigre style by Gerrie Bremmerman

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Windsor Smith’s Gwen Sofa

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Neo-Charleston Sofa by Darryl Carter for Thomasville

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Brent Sofa by Cisco Brothers

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Gemma Settee from Jayson Home and Garden

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Ebay is a great source for finding a sofa that needs some TLC!

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Ebay Chippendale

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Hickory Chair

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Bethany Sofa by Bernhardt Interiors

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Lambert Sofa by Martha Stewart

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Winslow Sofa by Martha Stewart





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After spotting this fabulous coat on Emerson Made I immediately emailed my science loving husband to ask if he could please identify the big cat this coat most closely resembles (I really want a “classy” animal print coat).  This was his response:

“Definintely cheetah.  This will make the statement that you are the fastest and most agile of the big cats.”

Um, awesome! Ha ha!  We all can do a quick google search for animal print fashion/decor and find that there are more trashy versions than classy out there.  If home decor really does follow fashion, I wonder if cheetah is the next big thing? 

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I think we tend to forget that the original version in nature is SO GORGEOUS. 

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My “classy coat” obsession continued when I spotted this picture of designer Lizzie Bailey in a fabulous cheetah print coat (as seen with Michelle Adams of Rubie Green/Lonny Magazine fame).

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Her coat looks pretty similar to the Top Shop one shown in this collage by Who What Wear.

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I love this little cheetah print collar!

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Yes, please.  Christian Louboution Miss Clichy 140 boots.

I had never before pondered the difference between leopard, cheetah, snow leopard, etc!  I’m liking cheetah a lot!  How about you?   

**Disclaimer:  I am by no means a zoology expert.  These items shown may or may not be a good representation of Cheetah print.  If you have any insight as to the differences or discreprencies between the items shown and the actual animal, please leave a comment!  Also, I do not in any way support the killing of cheetahs for their hides…FAUX is fine for me!  Let’s not turn this into an animal rights discussion, it’s just for fun people.

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