Daily Candy has recently started a new section for wedding! I feel so honored that ink & peat was mentioned under the flowers section (along with Michelle Rago and Saipua). Go take a look for lots of tips and inspiration for your wedding. Have a fab weekend everyone!
Love these chairs shown in this article in Coastal Living this month. They used Kashmir India fabric from Raoul Textiles. Love the bright print against the white chair and the nailheads too. I also love how its mixed with that Saarinen table...
So last weekend we went to see Cindy of Tarte at her fabulous barn sale in Oregon City. Oregon City is a funny old town that time forgot with old factories along the river. You continue through the old town out into the country. The directions actually read "turn left when you come to the end of the white picket fence". So here were are out in the country at a barn sale - tarte has a wonderful collection of vintage finds. feast your eyes on all the details. And I must say the most delicious giant lemon cake I have ever tasted. Here is Cindy of Tarte with Jermonne of Barn House. The sister duo of Annie, Fannie, and Abigail were there too with their best goodies. If you are anywhere in the area of Portland, do check it out as there will be many more shows!
Don't you love it when someone takes a concept that is so simple but really great, designs it well, markets it well, and executes it! That is exactly what Cinda Baxter has done. Take a look at the 3/50 Project which promotes local retail buying. The idea is to commit $50 each month to locally owned businesses. I think it really would make a difference in our communities with this tough economy. Here in Portland anyway the list of small boutique retailers who have closed in the last year is piling up. And as a small retailer it scares me. Get more info on the 3/50 Project website. Hmmm...now I am thinking of my 3 choices...
Ok, I admit it - I am saving the best (in my opinion) for last on the Street of Eames tour. This home was designed by Path Architecture - go to their website to see more pics of this stunning home - I am telling you it will knock your socks off! So this house was just completed and is 3 stories high and all based around a columnar fireplace that goes up through the house which allows fireplaces on all levels. My favorite space is the dining room which is 2 stories tall and has roll-away wood framed doors that open onto a courtyard. This arrangement is over 7 feet tall. It features dogwood branches, kale, Papaya Ecuadoran roses, green bud hydrangea, yellow snaps, and monstera leaves. Some of the other arrangements in the house have added tulips, ranuncula, and eucalyptus pods. The yellow and orange color story adds to the homes warm and sunny feeling. Have a great weekend everyone!
Next up on the Street of Eames tour - the Schouten house which was built in 1959 and renovated in 2007. Another home that is tucked up in the hills - it takes advantage of the views of the trees and surrounding land. The home is decorated in a very sparce, modern way with Japanese accents such as Tonsu chests, Shoji screens, and Tatami. The main arrangements where a set on the long wood dining table. These featured architectural elements of angular equisetum to mimic the bamboo outside. We used Avalanche and Green Tea roses, berzellia, burgundy tinged succulents, kale, kermit poms, bonsai eucalyptus, and burgundy-tinged leacadendron (they look like tiny pinecones).
Next house on the Street of Eames tour is the Yeon house which was built in 1949 and renovated last year. The house is tucked up in the west hills and sits on a 3 1/2 acre lot filled with conifer trees. Each room has windows which focus out strategically on the views of the surrounding land. It feels spacious but cozy at the same time. The baths and kitchen have all been renovated. We took the color cue from a very large water lily painting which has been in the family for years. This arrangement features blue thistle, coral snapdragons, beehives, Girly Folies spray roses, white cherry blossoms, monstera leaves, seeded eucalyptus, and gravelia.
Next stop on the Street of Eames tour - the Crawford house - a condo complex built in 2007 in SE Portland. This place is bright and cheerful with a good design flow that makes it feel more spacious. There were accents of pale yellow everywhere so we picked up on that for the flowers. Below is a grouping of brown ceramic containers with succulents and billy buttons in the master bedroom. Below that are pics of the dining table arrangement with pale Alexandra roses, billy buttons, yellow stock, kermit poms, silver leaucadendron, ferns, and dusty miller.