Thursday, February 19, 2009


Wake up your walls...with oversized murals.

We love how they create more impact than ordinary wallpaper and make you feel like you stepped onto a movie set.

These wonderful photos are courtesy of "Elle Decor," and the murals featured here most likely cost a fortune. But we have good news...we found a more economical alternative.
Thanks to a commercial project we are working on, we stumbled upon a fantastic company in the UK that produces custom murals (see a few samples below). Roughly $150 per square meter, which is still less expensive than handpainted murals or large fine art.

They have all sorts of designs that could work in a residential or commercial setting, plus you can customizie to fit your wall. Modern or traditional...the choice is yours. for more examples and to see how they look covering an entire wall. Sold to the trade only, but we're happy to help you order.

Imagine "the birds" covering a huge wall in a modern office lobby or an Alphabet mural by Edward Lear in a nursery or children's room, we love the whale.

The horse overized on a huge wall would look pretty cool too!

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Putting on the Glitz!

Okay, this is one of the wildest and most spectacular dining room's we've every seen. Guess where it was? Bergdorf Goodman, 7th floor, of course!

The Mongolian fur chairs (I think that's the fur) with their metal legs were killer. Love the horns on the clear glass tabletop, too. The entire display oozed high style. It just made me want to sit down in one of those plush chairs and host a private dinner party overlooking Manhattan. (Dream on!).

On a recent trip to market in New York, we made our bi-annual visit to Bergdorf's for lunch at BG Restaurant (also on the 7th floor), designed by one of our favorites, the renowned Kelly Wearstler. Sipping champaign, eating lobster salad and admiring all the great design details, I have to admit is my idea of the perfect Saturday afternoon. Those huge metal ceiling lights are spectacular.
Then we wandered over to J crew. I couldn't get myself to leave this wonderful black and
white cabana striped bathroom. The art was even cute, framed so simply. I may start framing my 6-year-old's work to resemble these. The entire store, as tiny as it was, shouted class and style, from the display wall, to the light fixtures. The one below was in the bathroom!

And how about the herringbone light wood floors? I like how they toned down the black and white backdrop of the store. A great idea to file away for future use.

Hmmm, it makes me like our Mackayle light even more. I picture it hanging in a bathroom as a ceiling light or over a glass dining room table top. Now we just need to re-create those fur chairs.

 Go to for details on the light above or click here.

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