Category Archives: Inspiration

Does anyone else watch Cougar Town just for the set design?

The kitchen:

classic stove:

look at the pantry with the partially frosted glass door – I love the effect!

see how the microwave is placed counter height but recessed in to a column of cabinents by the refrigerator?:
A lot of scenes are shot around the large glossy black topped island:

The front hall features a coat rack/umbrella stand made of bamboo:

I love the use of bright pattern and color set against neutrals in this sun-drenched ‘Floridian’ set.
All these shots below show the pair of french doors that make the living room meld with the ‘outside’

Her Dinette set with wicker chairs

solid Coral Couch with seashells and blue accents

shot from the living room area back at the kitchen:
I love the pattern on this chair:

Her bedroom –

Her Best Friend and Neighbors house – more eccentric /french/ citrusy and a bit less warm

Real Estate Office – filled with warm apple greens turquoise and bright white

all shots are screen shots off of hulu – set design by Archie D’Amico

Oh so Pretty

Recordtheday has been one of my favorite reads this last year. The sumptuous collages combine beautiful images and texture – just lovely. Those Orange slices in the summer drinks – perfect! And I love the pink table with juxtaposed with the Girly china -my sister has been on a Czech Porcelain Lustre tea set ebay kick and has gotten some unbelievable pieces. I think I am finally getting bored with my all-white china craze. Well maybe not yet…

Midwood – Home on the Hudson

images from Martha Stewart Living

This is one of my favorite Spreads from Martha Stewart Living Magazine, The house is affectionately called ‘Camp Midwood’ by its owner and her often visiting grandchildren. Built in 1888 the house is located on 87 acres in Columbia County on the Hudson river. Midwood has a warm, casual and inviting style that has long stayed in my mind as ideal for a family summer retreat. Little details really make the house seem thoughtful, like the mirror on the porch so you are surrounded by the view on all sides, the floor to ceiling bulletin board on the second floor landing that holds an informal history of the house, the beautiful mural panels in the bedroom, and the way the warm tones in the antique rug draped on the hall table picks up the fall maple branches…