Thursday, August 4, 2011

Patchwork Rugs

Patchworked rugs combine something that is normally unapproachably expensive (vintage Persian rugs) with something practical, make-do and homey-- patchwork. A delicious mash-up. My great grandmothers left behind quilts made of clothes that could no longer be mended into wearability and I love the look of patched together rugs made of old rugs too damaged to be used intact.

I like to haunt various ebay sellers for approachably-priced combinations of patches that I like.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Antique mirror, Moroccan tables and General Awesome

I saved this photo ages ago and don't know where it came from except that the room was designed by Kristen Panitch. I love the mirror. What a find! I also appreciate the use of the simplified Moroccan tables in a way that transcends any cheesiness like having a a Moroccan themed space. In general this design does something I really admire-- it mixes classic and the contemporary pieces in a way that looks timeless and on-purpose rather than garage-sale-meets-target (which, I am afraid, is how I have been known to roll).

The Little Victorian is so not even close to being unpacked. Not even close.

Carrying on now.