Lost Boys: Classic, Rugged, Cool

For all the guys out there – I found a design inspiration source for your bachelor pad: Lost Boys in Georgetown (Washington, DC).

How cool are these bulldog book ends? And of course, a little Blues Brothers adds a some classic cool to the space too.

Exposed brick is hot in a guys space….giving it a classic yet rugged edge. And if you’ve got a gal, might as well show her that you’re thinking of her by framing her pic on your wall.

And these are just some fun accessories. But “rag and bone” is a design and fashion line with retail outlets in New York and Lost Boys in DC. The “rag and bone man” is actually a century-old British fixture known for the first form of recycling. Who would have thought? More about that here.

And if you’re living solo, you’ve probably got a small space. Old-style luggage is a great way to add style as well as storage to your space.


Craigslist Couch Swap

I traded in this couch…

My Couch

For this lovely French provincial sofa…

French Provincial Sofa

The hubby thinks I’ve gone a little cuckoo–trading in his favorite, uber comfortable couch for a traditional, what-may-seem-as-stiff-BUT-ISNT! sofa. I just told him, “trust me, honey! It’s gonna be great.” Reluctantly, he concurred. But I already bought the piece anyway. Can’t let a great deal like that go–$75 Craigslist bucks! Yep, that’s all she took, which leaves me more to work with for the fabric and re-upholstering.

I’m not really sure what fabric I want to re-upholster her with yet. But, I may have had an epiphany while at the gym yesterday (something about running releases my design creativity!). Let’s just say the inspiration is a Kate and an Erdem.

my design palate.

From apartmenttherapy.com

Such a radiant color and beautiful paisley pattern! Me want this in my home. Hubby, who is 6 foot 2 inches, may have some challenges. But hey, it can just be a settee for me.

This is the Year…

…for a kitchen re-do!  We’ve certainly been dreaming, waiting, saving over the past year to finally give a little TLC to our functional, yet outdated kitchen.  I’m thinking of turning this….

Our Peach's Kitchen

…into this

Designed by Leslie Ezelle, Season 6 Design Star Contestant

Good idea? Tell me what you think!

Design Dish: Thinking of Small Spaces

I’ve been craving a visit to NYC and dreaming about living there someday.  But I can’t imagine giving up my two-level, 900+ sq ft Peach to live in a teensier home.  It helps to know though, that if you’re creative, you can do a lot with very little.  Check this out: