“Buh,duh,duh,duh duh….I’m lovin it” Made famous by Justin Timberlake and also a really catchy Mickey D’s commercial, this ditty completely captures the essence of what I am craving in design this moment. Sure, there’s a lot on my plate with: classes, kids, husband, friends, studies, projects, dinners, breakfasts --- you get the picture. But nothing, and I mean nothing, clears my mind as quickly as hopping between the sheets and digesting all of my new design catalogs and magazines. I create a whole ambience for myself with candles and a glass of wine. Some might call it pitiful, I call it sheer pleasure!
So what are these little bits of heaven that I am totally lovin’ right now? What’s satisfying my cravings, you ask? Here are the top 5 that feed the need this moment:
#5 LIGHT FIXTURE - IKEA
This is one of those fixtures that is hard to get out of my minds’ eye --- one that I always keep in my back pocket as a “go-to” light. The styling is wonderfully simple yet completely transfixing. I wish I had a girls room to put this in right now. But since that’s not the case, I will have to settle for my home office. This terrific nugget will gladly replace the boring white ceiling fan. Perfect!
#4 SUNRISE CHEST – GRANDIN ROADGleaming black piano lacquer finish and circular pulls make this treasure lovely. Maybe it’s that I just finished studying the Art Deco period with it’s high skyscraper styling or if I just dig black but this chest calls to me.
#3 VICEROY DRAPES – DRAPESTYLE.COM
Between the greek pattern and the color, I am guessing that these window treatments were named after Kelly Wearstler’s Viceroy Hotel. For those fellow “Wearstler-ites” these drapes perfectly capture her essence. They would work seamlessly in my dining room but that is a projected completion date of 2012 at the earliest….
#2 HARRIET LAMP – JAYSON HOME AND GARDEN
Speaking of dining room re-do, a pair these shapely lamps would really add some pizzazz to my room. It’s so easy to picture these as a pair on the buffet.
But wait! Just last night I found these on sale at ZGallerie. And I ordered them for my buffet. Budget friendly!
#1 SUNBURST MIRROR – WISTERIA.COM
Good ol’ Louis XVI never knew that his decorating style would extend into the 21st century but it rocks! Not only does this look at home in a contemporary room but also with a myriad of other styles.
Although these are 5 extremely safe choices to begin your decorating (or even re-decorating) of your pad, these are only a sampling of what it available. What I will be “lovin” next month, who knows! But this is fast becoming a habit that I simply can’t get enough of – wine, candles, magazines and all. So for now, I’ll have to stick to my intense schedule while dreaming from afar.
Until next week,