sorry for the picture of the back of your head, Sarah! why oh why didn't we get a good pic of the three of us?
Carrie is behind the blog Hazardous Design and this beautiful bath (even more stunning, dare I say, in person). Have you seen it?
Back in April I had a little party and raffled off a one-hour design consultation, with Carrie the lucky winner. Sarah, of the blog Pewter + Sage, was at the party too, and all three of us had a hard time ending our night, so it made sense to continue the business and decor talk. At Carrie's house, she's working on her family room, and because she knows what she's looking for and already had some key pieces chosen, we made a quick plan. Over the next few months, we'll work on it, and she and I will keep you all posted on the progress. I think it'll be fun to watch the collaboration and see how the room takes shape over the weeks.
Well, after a house tour and more decor talk, we headed off to lunch at the most charming bistro, Red Stripe, near Carrie's house in Wayland Square. Um, first of all, I want to move to this neighborhood, and second, I want to eat and hang out here at least once a week. So cool!
The design obsession never ends. We were all enamored with the fabulous tile floors. How delicious is that pattern?
After an incredible lunch, we shopped a bit around the corner. Comina had my favorite rugs of all...
beautiful dinnerware from Arte Italica
these colorful recycled glass pendants from Cisco Brothers...
and an adorable super deep and curved settee I was dying to sink into.
And hi, chunky glossy blue mirror. I feel a DIY project coming on to recreate you in my home.
These birds were stately yet fun. I could find lots of places for them.
I wanted these signs. You can create your own? Love when you can personalize and make it special.
And I wanted every single one of these John Derian trays. Every one.
Finally, we headed to the antiques mall and scoured the place for finds. Carrie was the lucky winner again, taking home a cool, oversized honest Abe for just 25 bucks. We took him around the house to see where he fit best. Check out Carrie's post to see how great he's going to look in her dining room.
By the way, Sarah and I both vote for keeping the wallpaper. Yeah, it's old, but it has a sort of block printy Les Indiennes sort of look. Tres chic.
All in all, an awesome get-together of like-minded girls, and we're already planning visit number 3!