Archive for the ‘1st dibs’ Category


Friday, December 4th, 2009

Yeah. This is my favorite credenza ever.

I don’t have $6,500 to drop on it, but I was thinking maybe we could DIY something similar. The boy has this “surround” sound system that I can’t stand to look at and I’m tired of staring at all the ugly TV components in the den.

This would be the perfect kind of credenza were you could hide all the ugliness and just slide open the front when in use.

What really got me thinking about this is Blake Dollahite‘s PERFECT house and SPECTACULAR hand built furniture. Look at this custom cabinet lined with cork and built to hold electrical gear.

I want to marry this man. Don’t tell the Boy.

(He knows though…he totally just yelled at me to stop staring at his website).

Guest Bedroom – Three Ways

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Fantasizing about decorating the guest bedroom is much more fun than dealing with the reality of cash and space limitations (BTW, the bedroom is only 12′ x 12′).

I hit up good old 1st Dibs to drool over dream pieces that would fulfill the list of items required to furnish the bedroom comfortably.

The List:
1. Chandelier

2. Pendant light (pair)

3. Headboard/bed frame

4. Nightstand (pair)
5. Rug

6. Chair

7. Bench

8. Credenza
9. Pillows

Below are my three imaginary mood boards that would be options for the bedroom if money and space were unlimited. These boards, even though they aren’t really options – still give me an idea about the direction (texture, mood and palette) I’d like to try and go for…as much as it’s realistically possible.

Option 1:

1. Italian 1970’s Star Ceiling Light / $1,424
2. Pottery Ceiling Lite / $1,800

3. Harvey Probber rosewood headboard / Sold

4. Warren Platner Knoll Marble Side Tables / Sold

5. Shaggy Tribal Moroccan Marmoucha Rug / $3,975

6. Arne Norell leather chairs / $8,900

7. Dunbar Bench / $2,200

8. George Nelson credenza / $2,800
9. Mongolian Fur Pillows / $225

Option 2:


1. Stilnovo 1950’s Flush Floral Bouquet Chandelier / $3,800
2. French Ceiling Lights in Orange and White / $2,512

3. Headboard by George Nakashima / contact dealer

4. Decagonal Side Tables by Harvey Probber / $3,200

5. Vintage North African Rug / contact dealer

6. Sloped Steel Lounge Chair By Kipp Stewart / $4,800

7. Les Arcs Bench / $3,200

Knoll Rosewood cabinet / $5,200
9. Coyote Fur Pillow / $450

Option 3:

1. Italian Five-Arm Brass Chandelier / contact dealer
2. Beat Shade Stout by Tom Dixon / $1,140

3. Geometric Chrome King Headboard / Sold

4. Walnut & Ceramic Side Tables by Jon Van Koert for Drexel / contact dealer
5. Cow Hide Rug / $750

6. Papa Bear Chairs with Ottoman by Hans Wegner / Sold

7. 1970`s Chrome Bench / Sold

8. Burl Olivewood Credenza by Milo Baughman / $8,500
9. Vintage Fabric Pillows / $425

Delicious. Expensive. Impossible.

And hey, we didn’t even go into the bed linen’s, wall color or window coverings…well I guess with a budget this unlimited we would redo the closets, put in new floors, add a guest bathroom or just move to a completely different house in a vibrant and culturally exciting city (that obviously isn’t located in the Inland Empire).

Just saying…

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Franco Albini + Brass.

Yes, this will do. I’ll take a pair.

Ben Seibel. I’m yours.

$10,000 worth of daydreaming.