GOODBYE photo wall.
GOODBYE work area.
GOODBYE tiny kitchen. (the flowers a LONG gone)
GOOBYE awesome closet. (this I WILL miss)
GOODBYE cramped sleeping area.
all above photos by the lovely and talented We Are The Rhoads
HELLO NEW HOME!
The new place (all 600 sq ft of it!) is currently being painted this great warm neutral from Benjamin Moore with white trim. The bathroom will be painted something wild when I live with it a while.
...and now for the kinda BIG announcement.
I am having my furniture builder and upholsterer make me a version of this sofa. A traditional take on the George sofa from B&B Italia (credit where credit is due!) I kept most of the proportions and lines, making the seat cushion a little bigger and softer, take away the chrome legs and slipcover the whole thing in dark grey linen with a skirt to the floor and add 100% down to the seat and cushions and at 78" wide, 25" tall and a wapping 38" deep (so comfortable) you've got the SACHUEST SOFA, I have named my version after the beach I grew up next to, the place that holds so many fond memories. That's right folks, you too can have one of these! I guess I am introducing the first piece in my own furniture line, MADE IN THE US of A, Solid hardwood/8 way hand tie construction etc etc blah blah blah. More on this when the first run are completed in a month or so. For more info email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Very excited for this one!
I am also having my seamstress make a few pillows out of some antique japanese striped and hand stitched textiles I picked up in Paris.
A pair of these chrome dudes for the bookcase...
...I am making one large version of the bookcase below...much lower and wider for all my books and bins for all of my office stuff and fabric/wallpaper and finish samples.
Without the photo wall in this new place ( as of yet, I haven't completely given up on the idea of doing a new version of it, well see) ANYWAY'S I needed a large anchoring piece of art for above the bookcase. In comes new friend and insanely talented photographer Meghan McInnis. Long story short, I have been a fan of this image of the band HAVE HEART for a long time. Turns out my friend in Seattle was very good friends with the photographer, we met on her trip out here and right now, as we speak the print is en route to my little fingers! A little punk rock never hurt any decorators home/office, right? I am truly grateful to have such a large group of talented individuals surrounding me. More images of the framed piece and the rest of the apartment once I make the move next week.
...some bamboo blinds, a sisal rug, a new bed (yet to be determined, SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!) an edited version of things I have with some other new pieces from recent buying trip and voila. I'm trying to be a little more picky. Well see...
...THANK GOD FOR MOVERS, I already have a ton of crap!
OK: SO TO RE- CAP, goodbye old place, hello new place, SACUEST SOFA!!!, punk rock.