Monday, May 31, 2010

Chris Barrett Designs

I am loving this.
If walked by a cafe that looked like this................
I would have to dine there.
So stylish.....and with an attitude.

The images in this post are from Chris Barrett's website.

 I think her work is outstanding.
Not to mention she can do contemporary/industrial design, which I adore.
And Miss Barrett does traditional with a bang as well.

Why do I love black and white floors?

.....and black and white piano's?





I love the kitchen and the breakfast nook.

The subway tile in the bath is fab.
I want to just soak in this tub.
Don't you?
Have you ever wondered 
why every tub doesn't have center mounted faucets????


Which is your favorite image and why???


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Sunday, May 30, 2010

String Window Treatments...What do you think?

Imagine the possibilities....
Here are some examples of applications you can do with this strings fabric.. 
They would make very chic room dividers.
Don't you think?
And this stuff is $$  inexpensive.
Imagine the possibilities.....
The only reason I know about it is because some ' South- eees' came in and asked for them.
(South-eees: South Americans - we have a great deal of them)
I found the fabric, or string fabric that they desperately wanted.
There is one problem for me......
they only make WHITE, I want eggshell.
I feel that bright  white is harsh.
But I was still excited about this.

What are your feelings on these string fabrics.
Where might you use them?
source:www.ado-international.com 

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Do You Like This?


I have fallen hard for Timothy Whealon's work.
I love these walls.

Do You?


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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Would You Consider This?


Would you ever place an armless banquette/styled sofa in the 'dead space' 
of a living room or family room?

dead space; an area in a room that is too small 
to actually do a seating area ( or anything else really) with regular sofas and chairs.
(depth issues)

I have.
It's a real winning approach to the problem.
Try it. 
It will be worth all your efforts.

Would you consider this solution?
Would you ever use a sofa that styled like a banquette?
-flush against the wall?
*It comes off very 1940's

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Nothing Fancy

It's About That Time Again....
to pack a small bag, and make the drive from Manhattan to 
THE HAMPTON'S
 for the weekend..
This is a tiny Hampton home that was featured in 
Marie Claire Maison.
I SPY a zebra rug!!!! - love love love it.
You don't need too much of a kitchen 
to have a blast in the Hampton's.
'Nothing Fancy' is just right.
If you haven't seen 'Annie Hall ' (the movie) by now....
you need to.


It seems that odds and ends can make a beautiful summer cottage.
oh..............what fine memories I have.

Do you have a few great 'weekend cottage' memories?

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Thursday, May 20, 2010


Thank you for all your caring comments.

I am just trying to not use my brain at all, 
unless it is absolutely necessary.
Some 'tedious' stuff has come up at work. 
I must take some crazy and seriously annoying online course for work.
Every time I look at my laptop I am reminded of this 'online course'...
which makes me feel all 'ticked off' inside.

I will be back when this is dealt with.
UGH!!!

so...........
I think I need to go see my horse tomorrow.
There is nothing like a warm nuzzle,
 and the smell of my horse 
to make me feel 
the way I want to feel 
all the time.

xx's

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

See Ya' Later...

I have run into one of life's complications.
I am taking a few days off to clear my head.
I need to sort my mind and feelings out. 
I don't feel much like blogging about it quite yet.

Thank you ALL for all your kind wishes regarding my daughter's
 'GRADUATION".

XX's, 
just me
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Andi's Is Graduating Tomorrow And.....

Yep.....
the party is over.
But.... I am so proud of her!!!!
After Graduation she will be finishing up a commitment
at a summer camp this summer.
She loves being a counselor.
And then it is off to The Peace Core.
I am terribly proud of her.


During the height of the 1920s land boom, thousands of copies of this poster envisioning the future University of Miami campus were sent around the country to attract new residents to the new Miami sub-division of Coral Gables. 
University until very recently has been considered a party school.
In my life, when I was in High School on Miami Beach.....
That is where we went to get into trouble.
Miami Beach, Coral Gables, and Coconut Grove are all just about 20 minutes from one another.

Miami Beach today. *above
Andi and her friends spent plenty of Thursday nights there.

Miami Beach in the OLD DAYS.

Erl Roman and Students, Fishing Class, 1949
-early classes at University of Miami. 
HUH???

The beloved 'CANES.'

Andi lived off campus and just down the street from the University.
In my favorite little town in the Miami area.
Coconut Grove.
The best, and the most beautiful little Village.
I would move back there for sure, you can walk to everything.
...I lived there for a year in the 70's.



More Grove...and just 1 block from whered Andi lives.


Greenstreet Cafe on Commadore Plaza.  Andi would walk to breakfast here.

This is the view from where I grew up.
Not bad. Eh?

I am taking today, 
tomorrow (to attend the Graduation), 
and Saturday off for this amazing event.

Love to you all.  xx's

images:
www.as.miami.edu
scholar.library.miami.edu

www.thewavesapt.com
z.about.com/d/gomiami
www.miami-beach-travelguide.com


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I SPY - Something

And I would Like your thoughts on this matter.
"Hide rugs have been a part of interiors since the beginning of mankind, but they have never been as sleek and seductive until Kyle Bunting came along 10 years ago. His designs and application of hide to architectural panels, wallcoverings and rugs are phenomenal works of art that have worked their way into thousands of projects around the world. "
( that is quite a few dead animals)


Seeking inspiration in his studio outside of Austin, Texas, Kyle and his team of designers are constantly introducing new designs in hide that become more and more intriguing each season. "Reflect", recently introduced in cream, rita and azalea, screams Spring with its bright palette and drastic contrast in color. This is only one of many must-have designs for this season - just don't be surprised when guests walk around the rug instead of over it!"
* did they hear the screams of the animals going to slaughter to become their new hides to work with and be brilliant with?
What oh what will they not come up with to use flesh in different colors to make the hottest new spring rug collection. eh?
Have you seen what has been going on, and produced with synthetics these days????

I know, I know I sound like a hard ass vegetarian, I am not, but I should like to be.

It just seems so 1970's to be using 'skins' to decorate with.


What are your feelings on this?


You can tell me....Am I being too hard?

Go here to know more.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

"Who's That Lady??????"


This is what I hear most days from the woman that is my EX mother in-law.....
she is 95 years old.
and is getting senile.
"Who's that lady?"
"Who's that lady?''
"Who's that lady?"
"It's me ....Renee"


I take care of her with my ex-husband.
I do MOST  the care-taking. 
I am not supposed to,
but it has turned out that way lately.
It is not working out for me at all!

Weird I know,
but I have known both my ex-husband, and his mother since I was around 12 years old.
Plus, we have a child together.

But this morning was MY mother's day too, 
and as usual I woke up the same old, same old.....
* I was a candy-striper, but I don't remember it smelling so badly.

And remember...
I still have to show up for work today.
(looking great and smiling.... I am not supposed to have a care in the world when I get there either)
....and my ex is conveniently no-where to be found.
Don't worry girlfriends, there is no romance between us at all..........he has is own private life.
* see below


I just had a complete melt down...complete.



This is tough stuff.

I went outside and started screaming and cursing him.
I called him on his cell ...and of course he NEVER answers.
I left messages running the full spectrum.....

From outrage 
to telling him how hurt I was that he would continue
to do this to me without any concern for my mental well being..
(there is a reason we are divorced)
I was crying hard out of pure frustration

Needless to say....getting gorgeous for work was more than a challenge.

I have been edgy lately. And I think it is to be expected.
Ya' think I would be???

Believe me, you can't fix this for me.
I know some of you may want to but you can't.
I can't even fix it right now.
It is what it is. I am venting to my Bloggieville friends.
And thank g-d I have you!

She is an old Italian woman who raised 2 boys all by herself.
She worked two jobs to support them. And to my knowledge has never said a cross word to anyone.
I don't think she has even had a mean thought.
The alternative to me caring for her is THIS!
Right now...I just don't have the heart.


But I may be singing a different tune in 6 months if things don't change.


I am just trying to do the right thing.


I know I sound 'wacked'...I am not.
I swear.


and..Excuse me for being M.I.A. lately XXX's


sources:
http://crankymommyent.files.wordpress.com

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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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