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Monday, March 30, 2009

The Life Of Two Rileys

As I mentioned in my last post, I am feeling a bit jammed up.

Not just creatively, but emotionally as well.

I feel as though there is something in the wind....
and I am not sure if that wind will be a good one,
or a bad one when it finally blows through.

Enough about me ........let's get back to you.
I looked everywhere, and finally found this little gem of an idea/inspiration photo for you.
Is this not the best ??? This certainly looks and feels to me , like 'The Life Of Riley' for these two.

If you had banquette seating in your kitchen, and a beloved dog, would you want this in your house ?

I have done this for a client, it is not that costly if you have a Carpenter that you work closely with.
BTW - the seat cushion fabric is what I have on my kitchen chairs.

? The Life Of Riley :
Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her BLOG.....


  1. that's so great-looking! gryffin and granger have added this to their wish list ; )

  2. I would SO do this if I had a it love it! I have also seen "built-ins" for puppies in a laundry room! I love that toile too....actually my fave color combo.
    R..I feel "jammed" up a bit too, I think it has to do with the transition of's been a bit odd I think.
    Blessings and big XXX!

  3. Something is in the wind! It's been blowing up here, too!

  4. Great banquette seating idea for dogs. Love the dog bone shape carved out of the wood.

    My first blog with photos several weeks back was on banquette seating, though I did not show one for the dogs!

    I hope whatever is blowing in the wind is something good!

  5. This is fabulous, I have something similar in my "someday design file"...right not the dog crate in the breakfast nook is soooo not attractive.
    I'm with you...totally stuck, no blog inspiration, no desire to travel...just plain stuck!

  6. First... those are precious dogs... GREAT photo... that is inspiring... and YET I know what you mean... I've been feeling STALE too... it must be in the air!
    I'm looking into new ideas on blog... and I'm always lurking around blogs for inpsiring photos!
    ENJOY your day... it will come back!

  7. R-

    i love the red & yellow combo.


  8. fifi

    it's hard for me to feel creatively stimulated, when business is so dreadfully slow.


  9. We all have those "jammed up" moments.
    I hope it doesn't last long.
    Adorable image, Renee.


  10. I would so do this if I had a dog, great idea for clients too
    Thank you, you have a great for the something in the wind, I say if things are slow, find someone who needs your help and help them deeply, anytime we give of ourselves it comes back to us big time and feels great to help...CAM



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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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