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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Outdoor Furniture For Thought

I've been getting inundated with catalogues lately, and they are all heavily marketing outdoor living....something we truly look forward to in New England. I thought I'd point out a few pieces that caught my eye.

First, the Rutland barstool from Ballard Designs could be great used as much for an outdoor space as indoors. They are rust-resistant so no need to worry about leaving out in the elements. To make it extra inviting, I would love to see a colorful cushion custom made for the seat to complete the look.

This next bench at Grandin Road is a classic based on the design of renowned architect Edwin Lutyens. However, the price is much less than what I typically see for this style bench at $249! It would be great in a garden corner, or placed on a front porch of a classic Colonial house. I love the pop of red, although it comes in a pretty peacock blue finish as well. I

Something a little out of the ordinary. Susie Coelho has a new line out for Grandin Road. This whimsical little "Rose" bench would be equally fitting for a beach cottage or a modern ranch style home.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I was at one of my favorite stationery stores today, Papersource, and came across this brochure for their stock card sizes (not shown). However, they brilliantly added a "colorscope" to the front of the brochure, which definitely caught my attention. They have paired colors with certain personality traits. Take a look and find out what your favorite colors say about you!

Inspired Nest: Liam's Offi-like table

Inspired Nest: Liam's Offi-like table