The hanging or “swing” chair

I have a great on-going project I’m working on. The client is a dream, and so easy to work with. We are in the process of finishing up her daughter’s bedroom. The daughter’s last request for her room: a hanging chair! Here are a few inspiration shots and ideas I sent over to the client! I think a white rattan version could work well in the space. They aren’t easy to find and I don’t really feel like having one painted. My fear is it won’t wear well.
above is the egg chair by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel. This version costs upwards of $3,000. ouch.
The lucite bubble chair by Eero Aarnio (1968)

More rattan versions, the one above is from the Home Port Collection! I’m sure this is fairly priced.
and the steal of the day, a hanging chair from IKEA. I’ve seen this in person, it’s fun and could work. I would add a plump pillow and maybe a sheep skin throw to the seat!

We’ll see what they like!

images: House Beautiful, Domino, British House and Garden, getty, Lonny – Lee Klienhelter’s home, 

narrowed it down!


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I took a break from my own home design this summer..but now with Fall approaching {can’t really believe it’s 9.1} I need to finish my baby girl’s nursery! I of course always love sharing my finished spaces with you, so I’ll be sure to do so..! I’ve definitely decided I am going to design her headboard {there is a guest bed, that will eventually be her bed in the room} and call it Emerson {her name} and add it to my furniture line! {that’s in the works and will be open, for sale, and added to my website by mid-winter – beyond excited about this!}..So here’s my question to you..because you may be future customers right? What’s your favorite? I will of course tweak the design a bit, but I’m leaning towards a timeless, feminine feel! {oh and would I love to use Leontine Linens? – you bet cha,, but unless they have a huge sale, it’s not going to happen in a child’s room}
{ps. I’m off to West Elm to pick out my rug – see previous post here}

Emerson’s room – back to work!

When I return from Vermont {see yesterday’s post} I’m going to resume work on Emerson’s room! Don’t you know designers always finish their homes last? Okay so now the point of my post. I’ve got a cute little dresser that I’m planning to paint! I really want to mix two colors, but I’m not sure of how I’m going to approach it! I’m liking both the idea of either painting the architectural details white {above} or the drawers a lighter shade {below – love how this works with white and light grey}
+ finally I’m pretty sure the main color for the piece is going to be lemon yellow – {the shade below to be exact}

images: ?, The Decorista, Thomas Smythe

Which do you like?

Deep Grey Diamond

Okay, so I had to return a West Elm rug today, it was in my living room but just wasn’t holding up well! so now I need another rug {from W.E. – with my credit} and I’m torn. I love both the diamond and Chevron (zig-zag) look. I feel like the diamond looks a little fresher and would most likely hide stains better {I have a three and six month old}. So I ask you..Which do you prefer? Diamond or Zig-Zag?
If you read my blog regularly, it’s going in my living room, {as seen here}which as quite a bit of dark brown..but I’m thinking of mixing in deep charcoal. My husband just painted the inside of my back door black and I’m loving the look, so I’m going to have him paint the inside of my front doors too! (oh btw. I used Zorro by C2 – it’s a rich inky-grey black, love it!}

+ an update on my gallery style art wall. {PLEASE excuse the poor photography – I don’t have much light in my foyer – when I’m done I’ll have this professionally shot}I’m almost finished with my art wall…It’s a mix of high and low, some of the art is by my three year old son. Most of it is from various trips I’ve taken. I think artwork is the best thing you can buy when traveling {unframed that is}. I need to add two or three more pieces. {to the right side} I’m thinking I’ll add a collage, and maybe a still life of flowers or something??? It’s getting there! Oh and I’m definitely going to add one of these Suzanne Kasler for Ballard Designs antlers to the mix. {i was inspired by that from a photo of a previous post}
a couple close up of two pieces.