Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Back in September I mentioned buying 1 yard of peacock blue mohair at Scotts. Originally the idea was to make two pillows but then as Thanksgiving neared the idea of decorating my son's vacated bedroom as a guest room took front stage. However, 1 yard of mohair does not 2 twin headboards make!
Monday, November 26, 2012
This grand Toronto home by designer Joe Brennan appeared in Canadian House and Home back in December 2006. One can dream, can't one? (Photography by Ted Yarwood)
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Have you heard about The Scout Guide? Considering today is Small Business Saturday I thought the timing for this post was perfect. Created by Charlottesville VA blogger Susie Matheson and Christy Ford, owner of And George, it's all about "capturing the best of local." First starting with a guide for Charlottesville, they've expanded all across the country with local editors bringing you the best of their area. Here in DC we're lucking to have guides for Washington, DC, Alexandria-Arlington-Mclean, Hunt Country VA and Richmond. The Scout Guide's are small works of art and the photography and print quality is just gorgeous. When they came in the mail, my 13 year old daughter remarked, "These are really beautiful." Here's just a few of the businesses featured:
Here's just a few of the businesses featured. Washington DC - dalton pratt in Georgetown
Northern VA - Mystique, Custom Design and Jewelry, Alexandria VA
Charlottesville, VA - Rockpile Construction. Isn't this an amazing space?! Don't you get the feeling that this builder would understand a design blogger?
Here's a listing of current and future guides. Maybe there's one near you?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
“One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.
One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn dawn-time and goes out and stands out and throws one's head far back and looks up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing and marvelous unknown things happening until the East almost makes one cry out and one's heart stands still at the strange unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun--which has been happening every morning for thousands and thousands and thousands of years. One knows it then for a moment or so. And one knows it sometimes when one stands by oneself in a wood at sunset and the mysterious deep gold stillness slanting through and under the branches seems to be saying slowly again and again something one cannot quite hear, however much one tries. Then sometimes the immense quiet of the dark blue at night with the millions of stars waiting and watching makes one sure; and sometimes a sound of far-off music makes it true; and sometimes a look in someone's eyes.” Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
Posted by My Notting Hill at 11/21/2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
I know some people are adamantly opposed to accent walls but what about color blocking? I rather like it, and this bedroom, and think the designer did an amazing job with the shock of strong yellow.
(My apologies -I have misplaced the designer and source and will try to post it as soon as I locate it. Thanks. Michele)
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
House Beautiful. It features the gorgeous Georgetown apartment of Matthews Bees, a Washington based designer and owner of Niche Interiors. Matthew refers to his look as Southern transitional and his space, bathed in a stunning deep green, is a fresh mix of traditional elements with a dash of modern.
Posted by My Notting Hill at 11/14/2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Collected Home: Rooms with Style, Grace, and History . The color choices reflect Carter's impeccable eye for restrained, nuanced color and the complete palette is harmonious and cohesive.
However, when I headed to my local Benjamin Moore store I couldn't locate the paints by their Darryl Carter names which all end with a DC code. Luckily they had one pamphlet in the back and let me borrow the store copy to "translate" the DC (Darryl Carter) codes to BM codes for future, easy reference. As you can see above, Darryl Carter's Georgetown Blue DC-31 is Woodlawn Blue HC 147 in Benjamin Moore's parallel universe.
Tamarack Gray DC-45 is aka Whale Gray 2134-40 and Bullock Gray is DC-46 is Anchor Gray 2126-30.
barcraft white DC-01 = 2143-70
huntington white DC-02 = OC-125
bonifant white DC-03 = White
crestridge white DC-04 = Decorator's White
somerset white DC-05 = OC-63
doque gray DC-06 = 2137-70
sheridan gray DC-07 = OC-52
ashmead gray DC-08 = OC-56
willard white DC-09 = 2122-70
grantham blue DC-10 = 2122-60
albemarle blue DC-11 = 2131-70
dalton blue DC-12 = 2131-60
mayfair white DC-13 = 2144-60
ellsworth khaki DC-14 = OC-48
stratton khaki DC-15 = HC-99
wythe khaki DC-16 = HC-102
tennyson white DC-17 = OC-22
falls white DC-18 = 2108-70
broxburn greige DC-19 = 2108-60
asford greige DC-20 = 2108-50
pinecrest gray DC-21 = AC-27
phelps black DC-22 = 2132-10
marbury brown DC-23 = 2112-20
bayard blue DC-24 = 2129-30
leland white DC-25 = 2125-70
belmont gray DC-26 = 2128-70
delafield gray DC-27 = 2120-70
ashby blue DC-28 = 2128-60
dumbarton white DC-29 = 2123-70
whitehaven blue DC-30 = 2139-70
georgetown blue DC-31 = HC-147
drummond blue DC-32 = HC-146
cameron green DC-33 = 2145-60
linnean green DC-34 = 2144-50
clarendon green DC-35 = 2142-60
denton gray DC-36 = 2141-50
hanover white DC-37 = OC-45
fenwick white DC-38 = OC-41
grafton brown DC-39 = AC-1
brookdale brown DC-40 = HC-82
decatur white DC-41 = 2144-70
essex yellow DC-42 = 2149-70
blagdon yellow DC-43 = 2149-60
dunmore yellow DC-44 = 2149-50
tamarack gray DC-45 = 2134-40
bullock gray DC-46 = 2126-30
chase green DC-47 = 2135-20
vinton brown DC-48 = 2134-30
The Collected Home: Rooms with Style, Grace, and History
**I've received a few emails from readers asking about the type of BM paint. My BM store told me it can be done in any of the BM paint types while other stores have said to use the AURA base. Just mentioning that so you'll have this info when you make your choice.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
While similar to built-in bookshelves, recessed shelves seem to create a slightly different look. Painted black, these create depth and drama in this gorgeous room with its perfect mix of mod and vintage pieces. (Andina and Tapia Ponerl Chispa's home via Nuevo Estilo.)
Here they also add one more layer of interest in Christine d’Ornano's home featured in Elle Decor via My White Room here
Content in a Cottage.
I have built-ins but not recessed shelving here at my house. Do you have any recessed shelving in your home?
Thursday, November 1, 2012
How often have you seen something you thought would be absolutely perfect for your home only to find it's "to the trade" only? I know I have.
Well, interior designer Jamie Herzlinger, who participated in the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House and was named as one of the Top Twenty Interior Design Firms in the country by Traditional Home Magazine, has launched JAMIESHOP.com to solve that problem.
This online buying service allows you to purchase luxury furnishings from any "to the trade" manufacturer. All the furnishings, wallpaper, lighting, fabrics, rugs and home accessories seen in magazines, such as Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and House Beautiful, are now available for purchase at up to 50% off retail. Perfect for anyone who wants to manage their design themselves but really needs access to the beautiful products of to-the-trade sources.
How it Works:
"JAMIESHOP.COM provides exclusive access to luxury "to the trade only" manufacturers at designer wholesale prices. Our fee structure is 25% above our designer wholesale net cost, to facilitate orders for customers. You will receive a copy a copy of the manufacturer's original invoice.
JAMIESHOP.COM is happy to provide a scaled drawing showing the item or items purchased in an existing space. Please feel free to contact us for information on how this works. This is a service provided exclusively by JAMIESHOP.COM and is at no additional charge."
I'm very excited to have JAMIESHOP as this blog's first sponsor. As a special perk, My Notting Hill readers will also enjoy additional savings. Join JAMIESHOP and use promo code “Mynottinghill 2012” when placing an order and save up to $500 in free shipping, restrictions apply. Hope this helps you finally get that to-the-trade piece you've had your eyes on!
Posted by My Notting Hill at 11/01/2012