Good morning! Here are a bunch of little things to catch you up on around here.
First, it turned out that those Circa lights I wanted for over the kitchen island comes in metal as well as paper so that settled it! I’m so happy with my choice but not so much with the wait time. I ordered them two months ago and it’s going to be another three weeks. At this point, I’ve waited so long, what’s another three weeks, right? Ugh.
Next, I’ve been looking for a new dresser for my dressing room. You may remember I have the good ol’ Malm one in there from Ikea and while it has served me well, it’s starting to fall apart and it’s time for an upgrade. I also want to give the room a little makeover while I’m at it. Shocking, I know.
As for style, I want something either Gustavian or Regency-like (like the two above) so in other words, something fairly feminine. I say “like” because I want a new piece (I’ve seen too many less than pleasant antique and vintage dressers in my day). It also needs to be low, wide, with at least 6 drawers and preferably white or close to white for the new look I have in mind for the whole room.
Horchow’s Phoebe is the closest one I could find that meets all of my requirements…..
and it happens to be on sale through today. (Pressure, pressure!) I don’t know about the quality though so if anyone has any experience to share about furniture from Horchow, please share!
The second closest one is the Bernhardt Auberge…..
It’s not white but I do love this color so I could be persuaded. But I’m also not sure about the shape on the top. The style is right on though.
There is also the Jason Dresser from Ethan Allen…..
but I’d need a different finish (or paint it).
For a Regency style, I’m really liking Salon from Bernhardt…..
I think I’m leaning toward this one the most. So what do you think? Have you seen anything else that might fit the bill?
Next, my shoot with HLN went really well. We filmed it with Lynn Berry, the new anchor of HLN Weekend Express and she, as well as the producer and the entire crew, could not have been nicer! They were so patient with me. (Who knew it was so hard to speak when cameras are on you?!) But they were just so easy to work with, it was a great experience. There were three camera men and so much equipment – it was fascinating to see how much goes into even such a short segment. I was really happy with how the project and space turned out too. As soon as I find out when it will air, I’ll be sure to let you know!
And this past weekend, I got to check an item off of my bucket list and I’m still reveling in the experience…..
Fallingwater! Being there in person was so beyond what I had imagined, it’s hard for me to describe. I remember reading about it and studying photos and drawings of it in architectural history class but nothing can really prepare you for how the house feels and how it interacts with the setting. Let me just share a few of the bazillion photos I took…..
Being there made me 1) really miss my modern house; and 2) want to design and build my own house someday. (The husband may regret ever going on this trip!)
We stayed the weekend in Pittsburgh and it turned out to be a delightful surprise. We went to the symphony, stumbled on a jazz festival, ate well and visited the Andy Warhol Museum (which I had also been wanting to see). Pittsburgh is a very walkable city (my favorite kind) with a lot going for it. More people should visit!
(Photos 1.Circa 2,3.1stdibs 4.Horchow 5,7. Bernhardt 6.Ethan Allen 8-13.FROM THE RIGHT BANK)