Monday, July 7, 2008

Vintage vignettes.

I want to live here. Featured in today's design*sponge sneak peek, Abbey Nova's New York apartment beautifully juxtaposes sparing simplicity with the seemingly superfluous. I love the pastoral near-austerity of the bedroom, but I'm particularly enchanted by the vignettes of found objects scattered throughout Abbey's abode. Warmth, character, comfort, and personality (preferably that of the occupant(s)!) are such key ingredients for a home (at least for me), and even if I'm not a huge fan of the foo dogs on the mantel, the beauty of decorating is that it's an outlet for individual expression. So go ahead and express yourself! View more pics of the apartment here.

Today's picks (as inspired by the tray on the table near the entryway, and the figurines above the mantel)!

Two green trays (here and here) with gorgeous detailed handles from etsy seller lorenzstudio ($20 and $8 each).

Brass peacock figurine from We Think We Can ($25).
Pear brass bell ($14) from greenhearts.

[photos from design*sponge]

1 comment:

melly said...

that second picture, of her bedroom i believe, is stunning! it will forever be in my head, i love it, to absolute death. the space & the whites & the wood.