Friday, October 28, 2011

This Week's Round Up

It's been a heck of a week here at West Pear Avenue. I'm very glad to see Friday here again and even more excited for the weekend. But also still in shock that we're nearing the end of October (already??).

Here are a few fun things that have been swirling around in my head this month week...

*I've come across a bit of inspiration for Mood Board Monday. I saw this seating nook in Architectural Digest and went bug-eyed. Isn't the stone beautiful? I love the dark wood touches against the stone and backdrop of windows and natural light streaming in.

I had to show this one too...

This is just a small portion of the amazing Napa Valley home of Rela and Don Gleason, co-founders of  furniture company Summer Hill.

*I might be a little light on posting next week as we have our upcoming trip to New York and lots to do before we leave (outfits, hair, kid stuff, etc., etc.). My husband and I both love coffee (me more than him) but we always love checking out new coffee shops, and what better place than New York to explore. I remembered that I had Pinned this image some time ago...D'Espresso designed by nemaworkshop. The concept, turning a normal room literally sideways.

A-mazing. Anybody been here or heard of D'Espresso? There's a Midtown location and a Lower East Side location. If I go, I will take pictures.

I love coffee. I don't love coffee ice cream, but I think I could do a little coffee sprinkle on my ice cream.YUM.
Photo by Bonnie Tsang via Oh Joy

*I've been itching to do a project around the house. I've got a few things I want to do, but just haven't gotten around to doing them yet. Check out this statement piece created by Two Thirty-Five Designs that I found at Suzy's house party. I love it. Talk about patience.

*One of my ultimate favorite posts are ones where I get to see actual projects that my design friends are working on with their clients. It's a huge learning experience and I am thankful that we have this blogosphere to be able to shares those types of experiences. Both Abby and Cathy celebrated their year blogaversary recently and it was so fun to read their reflection on the past year. I'm eager to see the final reveal of Cathy's timeless kitchen client project. And not only does Abby have some awesome client projects going on, she also has the opportunity to help her Mom with her condo makeover. You rock ladies and your projects rock - I look forward to reading about many, many more of your projects.

*Speaking of more projects, if you haven't been reading already, you've got to check out the progress that Carrie and her husband are making on their family room over at Hazardous Design. Check out this crown molding (but really you need to see the room before to appreciate how far it has come).

*Remember when I mentioned earlier that I love seeing projects and how blog friends tell us how it all went down and their thought process behind the plan? Sherry's blog Design Indulgence is just that...and I love it. Check out these fabrics she put together for a client. Not only does Sherry rock the designs but she is a hoot and a half.

So really this turned out to be a Friday brain dump, but also a thank you to all of you, my fellow bloggers, for continuing to inspire and for rocking all of the projects.

I hope you all have a great weekend! 


  1. A lot of inspiration out there it can be quite overwhelming but it allows one to challenge oneself. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary trip here in NY and stay must be experiencing the colder weather as much as we are ..and the little (but way too early) snow headed our way!

  2. Those first two images have me drooling! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Wow, that fish scallop piece is AMAZING! As is that seating nook you found. That would be an awesome base/inspiration for Mood Board Monday :)

  4. Hi Holly!
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog this morning!

    I LOVE the seating nook! But I think my favorite is the sideways room. Wow, now that is maximizing one's creativity.

    Enjoy New York :-)

  5. Oh Holly, you are the best! Thanks so much for the shout out and for all your encouragement along the way. Hope you have a fantastic weekend :)

  6. many great pictures and blogs to check out! The Napa home is gorgeous...I can't wait to see what you take from it for your Mood Board Monday design. What's up with not liking coffee ice cream? It's my favorite! Have a wonderful time in NYC!

  7. Love ya Holly!!! Thanks for your kind words and regular visits. Enjoy your well deserved adventure to NYC next week, can't wait to hear about it upon your return.


  8. Holly....I am just seeing this, so thanks a bunch!!! Gotta go check out Carrie's family room now!