D'Arcy just asked where I find design ideas. In no way do I profess to be a maven of design but I do know some people who are. I've always said I'm not creative just a good copycat. Here are some of my go-to places for inspiration.
If it wasn't already obvious, I love Crate & Barrel. I think their products are reasonably priced, well made, classic but still fun. And while they may introduce new styles, I never get the feeling that they want me to redo my entire house every year. My dream dinnerware:
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has lots of furniture that I covet. And you can peruse their catalog online. My current obsession:
Dwell Studio Beautiful bed linens. OK they sell other things, but for me, it's all about the bedding.
The Conran Shop The online shop is great but if you ever get to NYC, be sure to go to the brick-and-mortar store. I had 2 star sightings in one visit. Also, it's the first place I ever heard of Tord Boontje.
I love pretty much anything by Marimekko. They help me remember that as much as like white and beige, color is worth the risk. I might be more organized if my home office were covered in these bright red flowers.
In Fredericksburg, TX, one of the stores on Main street sold a lot of stuff from Company C. I haven't bought anything yet but I visit the site often.
Sometimes I just let other people do all the work for me. Here are a few blogs I like that focus on pretty things.
How about orange...