Thursday, October 6, 2011

Etsy Love and Sources

I wanted to highlight the pieces of artwork from my design board yesterday, specifically the pieces from Etsy.

This photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge is from Sarah Hunt Photography. I love this and I'm actually ordering this for our own home. I've always always been intrigued and had a fascination with the city of New York. When I was a young girl I would dream about New York, wanted to go to college in New York, and just be in New York. I guess I've always had that bright lights big city dream.

This original bicycle etching is by atelier28. Lots of cool original etchings and watercolors in her shop.

And this clock is by Etsy seller Starlingink. It's a 1969 Ford Mustang hubcap clock. My "client" (aka my husband) owned a '69 Mustang when we met, and then he sold it when we were getting married and bought a house. I know he misses that car (as do I) but it was the right decision at the time. We used to put the top down and go for rides on nice days (geez I sound like I'm 70??!!). It was fun and I know he would love this.

So those were my special Etsy touches for the space. Here is a listing of the other sources in case you were interested or curious - I always like to give credit where credit is due - especially if the pieces are going to come together so nicely, those manufacturers deserve some props. Here's the list:

Living Area
Tufted side chair - Dwellstudio - I went with tufted chairs instead of a tufted sofa. Dwellstudio has a ton of fabric choices for this chair too. I love tufted anything.

Leather sofa - Room + Board - I wanted some leather in this space and the couch was a perfect place to bring some in. Also comes in multiple colors.

Coffee table - Williams Sonoma Home - I fell in love with this table. I loved the glass top and that the legs were all angled and wooden, really cool. Also comes in a side table too.

Rug - Crate and Barrel - I recently bought this rug for our living room and LOVE it. Great texture, great quality, just a great rug and worth every penny - highly recommend. 

Dining Area
Dining chair - Room + Board - I wanted to introduce some curves to the dining area so I figured I'd add with this chair and some texture with the upholstered chairs.

Upholstered dining chair - Restoration Hardware

Shelf - Ikea - This new high gloss grey color in the Lack shelf is nice and would be a good spot for displaying books, accessories, or a place for a cocktail.

Orb chandelier - Restoration Hardware - More curves, metal, love.

Dining Table - West Elm - I knew wanted something wooden and sleek and this was perfect. Along with that sleekness I added some softer lines with the chairs and the lighting.

Bar stool - Crate & Barrel - I wanted to throw some white in to change it up from the woods and blacks going on.

Black pendant light - Rich Brilliant Willing - I saw this light fixture in Elle Decor and knew I wanted to use it in this space. It's really a handsome looking pendant.

Coral placemat/napkin - Crate & Barrel - A touch of some more coral to the dining area.

Entry Area

Shelving unit - Ikea - Expedit. Work horse.

Leather bench - Crate & Barrel - On wheels (have I ever told you I'm a sucker for anything on wheels?)

Mirror - Pottery Barn 

Console - West Elm - I wanted a piece he could put some storage bins or stools underneath if need be. Also a spot for keys, wallet, etc.

Library Area

Captains chair - Pottery Barn - I'm drawn to classic pieces and this is one of them.

Loveseat - Williams Sonoma Home - I wanted to add additional seating to the office/library area and this loveseat adds some softer lines as I did with the dining area.


Wall sconce - Crate & Barrel - These are a nice alternative to additional lighting - throw in some tealights and these would be great for dinner party.

Candle - Terrain - A pretty candle is always a nice accessory.

Grey flannel storage bin - West Elm - More added texture with these.

I think I got everything.

How do you keep your sources organized when you're working on a space? How do you organize your projects in general when working with clients? 


  1. I could really see a single man in the city living in the room you designed. Did you find the assignment more challenging than you expected?

  2. Have you ever walked across the Brooklyn Bridge? It's fun and provides great views of the city.

  3. You are totally going to ace this class! I'm impressed with all the work you've put into the assignment. Love the art you've selected for the space.

  4. Hey, Holly! Didn't realize you posted the design board until just now - it's awesome!!! What a great mix, love the colors, the textures. Definitely like the original art from etsy (just checked out the rest of those etchings, they are really cool). I love that orb chandelier! Have wanted one ever since I saw Carrie's bathroom (from Hazardous Design) in person this summer!! I have a question for you - I know nothing about fabric. And I feel like its such a key element in a room. How do you go about sourcing fabric for a space? Where do you look? How do you know all of these designers? And interesting question about organizing sources/projects...I'm terrible at that so I'm interested to see how people respond.

  5. Thanks for sharing the artwork, it looks great with your other choices on your design board! Can't wait to see it in your home!

    I share your love for New York, we had pizza right there by the Brooklyn Bridge, wish we lived closer!

  6. I DIED when I went to NY, it's one of my fav places on earth. That Brooklyn Bridge print is fantastic!
    Nancy xo