Thursday, February 26, 2009

Snakeskin in the Grass

Cute. Wait a second--when did J. Crew start charging $450.00 for shoes? Grrr.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


After 10+ years of having only a mattress on a metal frame, the search for a proper bed begins...
First thought? No. Too masculine. But after seeing the way Phoebe Howard has styled the same bed, it kind of has a yessy aftertaste.

The Layla Bed as seen on Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And The Award Goes To...

any year but this year.

NPR has a funny article on why Sunday's Oscars are going to (for lack of a better word) suck.

By the way, am I the only person in the free world who didn't love Slumdog Millionaire?

Ah, the good old days...Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando at the 1954 Academy Awards.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Watching Paint Dry, Part II

While I can't brag about getting a lot done this weekend (other than finally seeing The Reader) I was able to choose a paint color for the trim. The blogosphere did not disappoint as Benjamin Moore White Dove (far left swatch) was the big winner. Thanks for the suggestions!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

A big, breathless hug to you all from Atlanta, GA!

To celebrate, I am marking my calendar for Atlanta's 70th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind. The April 19th event, which coincides with the Atlanta Film Festival, will include discussion panels, multiple receptions and concludes with a screening of GWTW at Atlanta's historic Fox Theater.

The premier of Gone With the Wind in 1939 at the Loew's Grand was considered to be one of the most exciting events in Atlanta's history. In case you are wondering why the anniversary celebration is not being held at the original theater, please refer to the link in my sidebar regarding historic preservation.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tickets (at $10-$15) will be available via Ticketmaster beginning February 16, 2009. For more information, visit the Margaret Mitchel House website.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Scott Antique Market

I am sad to have missed the great Eddie Ross Atlanta Flea Market Crawl a few weeks back, but I was knee deep in paperwork and packing tape. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution has full coverage of the event in today's Lifestyle section.

(Photo by Elissa Eubanks for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution).

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Like Watching Paint Dry

Perennial decorator go-to hue, Benjamin Moore's White Dove. (Interior by James Radin, via Milk and Honey)

The moment I have been dreading has arrived--it's time to choose the trim color. Why paint at all? Well, because the previous owner left us with absolutely every surface coated in a shade that looks like a manilla folder that was left in the smoker's lounge at the airport for 20 years.

I am ready for things to start looking fresh and clean and not so much like this...

Or this...

But even with all of those semesters of Color Theory behind me, I still believe that choosing the perfect white is a mind-numbing crapshoot complicated by a myriad of latitudinal factors. The only thing I firmly believe, is that better quality paint yields the best results (unfortunately for my wallet). So, back to the paint store I go for more samples.

(Extra points if you can name those teeth).

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Moving On

Anybody still out there? I know it has been a while since my last post, but I have a good excuse (for the last few weeks at least--before that it was simply year-end blog fatigue).

So far, 2009 has been all about packing and stressing over moving into a new house. Even though we have done this a few times, I forget how physically and mentally exhausting a move can be. I don't know how Jeff Lewis does it again and again. For the first few weeks, it feels like you are camping and lost in your own house (and not because it is too big, as this one most certainly is not). We have spent hours searching for missing electrical cords to hook up computers and are currently watching the laundry pile grow until our dryer is fixed (damaged in the move, natch). At least we finally have hot water--and more importantly, cable!

Anyway, I hope everyone out there in decor blog-land is having a wonderful new year despite all of this depressing shelter mag news. (Domino, wtf?) I know my list of home projects just became a lot longer, so hopefully I will have something to share soon. If I could only remember where I packed my camera...