Thursday, March 25, 2010

See what happens when I chase the chaise?

Le Photique LOVE Etsy! I mean come on! These are so cheeky! They had an Eames chair as well but I liked these...they also had some cute vintage cameras for all you shutter bugs!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chasing the Chaise

Have you all seen the Unhappy Hipster? The perfectly pithy site that turns Dwell photos into cartoons? I love it.
I think certain members of our extended family see us this way...unrealistic design... is it so wrong that I won't allow a recliner in my home...I know they're comfortable but so are old sweat pants. Unsightly, lumpy, and probably swimming with dust mites and bacteria...
My philosophy is function over form...most of the time. Really, I just don't want to look like we picked up freebies from the nursing home garage sale. I know Todd Oldham did a series for Lazy Boy but they seemed small and only mildly reclining...
My darling husband has back troubles and my Mother thinks it is cruel and unusual punishment that we don't seem to have a really comfortble chair in our family room for him...she's getting to me!
I know he enjoys the following from Restoration hardware...but his birthday isn't until November. hmmmm
The wheels are turning!
This pic looks a little spare, the actual chaise is quite striking in person and lends itself to that Mountain Modern aesthetic we love so much!
This may be a modern chaise, it may even come in black but it's just ripe for poking fun of, right? The red number looks like it's going to sneak up on your guests after dinner...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Banquette Fun!

+ the following pillows done in this fabric

+ the following fabric upholstered on the whole bench - (minus) the kick pleat - I want dark brown wooden legs, simple, thick, clean.

equals fun!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The sky is the... Lindal!

This is a beautiful Lindal Cedar Home that
we are building in Brown Ranch (between Ridgway and Telluride) the views are stunning. Jack, our project manager, took this shot recently. I think it captures the infinite sky and the connection the home has to the it's unique site quite well!
We are looking forward to building one of Lindal's newest Turkel Designs soon!

And this the other night in Telluride....ahhh beautiful sky!

On a very different note....I saw this today on Made by girl and loved all the shots of this home! The chalk board was brilliant!

Love this post!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Leapin' Liepke, I love it!

As some of you know, my favorite restaurant in Telluride is Cosmo...I have fixated on a Liepke painting in their dining room for several years...well, lucky me! Telluride Gallery of Fine Art had a fantastic exhibit tonight of his latest oils. While some of his colors are somber, which frankly, I am always drawn to...his vivid colors really captured my eye. Juicy limes, peacock blues, fushia and red oozed seduction. His subject matter illuminates the beauty of poetic limbs, and dewy skinned youth. Although sometimes older women strike tragic poses...each painting seems to throb with emotion. It was hard to walk away.
The paintings take your breath away but after you manage to break your gaze you notice the fine modern framing. A bold and thick silver leaf that made me wish I had inquired about where to find it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Moody Textures

Ridgway moody morning shot out our window
Wintry Moody evening shot with alpenglow
Sunday morning dream! Reading the whole NYT in one sitting!
Like the textures/colors...