In the back room.

I’ve taken great pleasure in helping to re-do my Mommom’s back room. Not only did it give me her remnants to turn into my new bedroom area rug, but it’s so fun watching the room come together in such a chic and modern way.

She just added two more pillows to the one we bought together,

by my main man Jonathan Adler, and they rock the couch.

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and are reversible!photo 2And while in the back room, Mommom had me try on some of her most prized vintage pieces. We are talking 70s Bill Blass and such.

And I have to say, I had a ball playing dress-up. But getting Mommom to figure out how to work my iPhone camera? Not so easy….there is one clear picture in the bunch, and it was taken by my not-quite-4 year old. While this site is more about home design, it doesn’t hurt to have a little fashion design in here every once in awhile, right? Especially when we are talking gold lace and sashes and shoulder pads and mink.

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The photo below is what my mom and aunt used to call the Princess Dress and is Bill Blass original. And my daughter took this photo.
photo 1 photo 1So, more fun in the back room was had. Design is design is a design. Said Gertrude Stein. In her own way.

She loves it!

My 116 girl loves the famous pillow.

I’m so glad! I have to say it’s been really fun being her personal shopper, texting her feverishly from Home Goods while she works busily at her day job.

So we got to have a cute, cozy little visit and found that the pillow works perfectly with the first feathered one, and also the adjoining decor in her open-floor-planned-home.

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photo 2She’s even letting me bring in my love of cool colors, and frankly, I love just spending time with her.

My next assignment is for another friend, and is the search for the perfect kitchen canisters. This is so much fun!

 

The Ones That Got Away (and two that did not!)

I’ve written before about objects of desire that I’ve found at Home Goods that, for one reason or another, were unable to come home with me. Sometimes it’s a frame without the proper backing to hang. Sometimes it’s something my mom tells me looks ugly. It all depends. Today I found so many things that got away, but thought perhaps that you might like them, so if you venture to this Home Goods store, you could pick them up and give them the good home that I could not.

Here are the ones that got away.

There were fabulous moments in vases

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And decor for a kid’s roomphoto 3 How I love this mirror. (Oh hai, chicken legs.)photo 2And many interesting and awesome animal pieces that I would have loved to snag
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The painting below reminds me of a hybrid of my zebras and black beautyphoto 3 photo 4 photo 5 photo 5I thought about the pillow below for this home
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but ended up with this one. I think it will look perfect with the feathered silk one on her chocolate couch. photo 3

And that made me happy. But not buying this zebra made me so sad. photo 1 photo 2

And this little guy here found a happy home.

So all in all a successful day in the neighborhood.