Thursday, October 25, 2007

Print Room Stencils

If you're a fan of the 18th century print room, or The Family wallpaper, you will like the new line of stencils from Stencil Library.

Long story short, these stencils give you a place to paste your photos or art prints directly to the wall without having to hang wallpaper.

Of course, you will have to stencil, but for rooms like bathrooms and kitchens, wallpaper is probably a no-go anyways.

I just posted more about the stencils on Shak in Style.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Skull Filament Bulb

This would be fun for Halloween.

Skull Filament Bulb, $16 at Urban Outfitters.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mid-century Posters

Awesome mid-century inspired posters. Get the purchasing details at Design Milk.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Trends: Black for Fall

Black is back. And it's amazing how this once daunting hue lends warmth and depth to an interior.

Decor8 has an amazing guest post by Rachel Perls of Hue Consulting about decorating with black. It's filled with amazing photos.

And in response, The Kitchen Designer has a post about black kitchens (a trend I'm considering for my own home).

I'm especially fond of the black bathroom. It seems very elegant and really makes a the white porcelain pop.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Twin Peaks Gold Edition DVD

Log cabins, small town diners, odd taxidermy, donuts, biker bars, cross-border bordellos, drug running, buxom school girls, ghostly murderers, and cherry pie. Just an average day in Twin Peaks. The fictional city was the subject of David Lynch and Mark Frost's kinky-kitsch soap-opera about murder and small town life in the Northwest.

The show premiered to rave reviews, but survived only 29 episodes. To this day, it is my all time favorite TV series (sorry Lost).

I recently re-watched Twin Peaks season one, and I was surprised to see how well the cabin-chic decor held up (not to mention the creep-factor).

So in honor of the Twin Peaks Gold Edition DVD, releasing 10/30, here are my suggestions for bringing a little Lynch-inspired design to your home.

Red velvet curtains are must. They were everywhere from One-Eyed Jack's to dream sequences. Restoration Hardware has Vintage Velvet Drapes in Sienna for between $150 and $400.

A Faux Bois console from Crate and Barrel for $699. Log furniture, the log lady, log cabins. You can't conjure the Twin Peaks aesthetic with out a nod to knotty pine.

A modern cork version of the zig-zag floor from Agent Cooper's dreams. I wish my dreams were so stylish. $98 for 12 tiles at Branch.

And the look wouldn't be complete without a little taxidermy. A humane deer trophy from the Curiosity Shop, $450.