From Furniture & Accessories

Palm Madness + House of Hackney

I guess it all began with my wanting to put some sort of leaf (probably palm) pattern wallpaper in the laundry room. I was trying to decide on a pattern when I saw the Brazilliance installed in a showroom and was convinced that was the one.  Then I went off to London for spring break …

Read more

Bookshelf Roundup

I’ve always been drawn to rooms with bookshelves as a predominant feature. I always say you can tell a lot about homeowners from their bookshelves – their tastes, interests, personality….. that’s what makes them so interesting (i.e., brings out my nosy side). Here are some great ones to add to the FTRB bookshelf collection. A room …

Read more

Art Wall, Part 27

I’m intrigued by the dotted(?) wallpaper on this art wall. Imagine it without. It would still be a nice, balanced art wall but that paper really adds an extra layer of interest, don’t you think? I’m running out the door with a fully stuffed car to start installing my Room Service room. Seriously, there’s barely …

Read more

Obsessed with Ikat Dots

Ikat is and has been huge for years now (duh) but what I’m obsessed with is ikat dots. I just can’t get enough. I found the most beautiful velvet ikat dot pillows from this Etsy seller and I’m not exaggerating when I say I want every single one of them. For the record, I’m not being …

Read more

Leather Sofa. Check.

So I did it. The leather sofa has been purchased. End of post. Just kidding! Nothing can ever be that straightforward, can it? Here’s what transpired. To recap, you know that I actually made a decision on which sofa I wanted for the family room: So I went down to the Merchandise Mart with checkbook in hand, …

Read more