Saturday, April 30, 2011

pretty homes and a happy weekend.








Just some pretty spaces to start off the weekend... I hope you all are enjoying it!

Sources (from top to bottom): Lonny, NY Times, Marie Claire Maison, Jim Franco, Lonny, and Emily Henderson.
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2 YEARS OLD!!!
Woohoo! Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Design Fetish!
A big thanks to all you followers and fans out there!
You're awesome!!!


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Go the Fuck to Sleep


Beautiful, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny, Go the Fuck to Sleep is a perfect gift for parents new, old, or expectant.

Go the Fuck To Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing off to dreamland. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach's verses and Ricardo Cort├ęs' illustrations perfectly capture the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night, and open up a conversation about parenting in the process.

Here is a sample verse:
The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You're cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the fuck to sleep.


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Really like the first two! By Leonard Savage.
Find them here.

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Spray Paint Can Cocktail Shaker


The stainless steel Graffiti Cocktail Shaker, designed by William Kellogg, holds 14 ounces. 9" tall x 3" diameter. Built-in strainer.

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Casualties of War: Special Toy Soldiers


Soldiers who since return from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan are involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides.

Three times as many veterans and active service members are dying soon after returning home than those being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

We hear little about the personal hell soldiers live through after returning home.
This is a tribute to them. By Dorothy.

Its pretty harsh but definitely a strong statement. Wonder if there is a similar version of the innocent victims that die during the wars…

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Friday, April 29, 2011

weekend!

Have a great weekend whatever your plans are...
I will be packing for my Paris trip and enjoying extra doses of cuddles from the girls all weekend because I won't get any next week... Xo, Si-

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If I were a kitchen...

Which kitchen gal are you : ethnic, rustic, neo-industrial, bohemian, Tuscan or Provence country side? I think I suffer from multi personality disorder because I could live and cook in each of them...  What about you?

{All Photos via Cote Sud}
Bohemian Chic

Neo Industrial

Tribal Chic

Zesty Tuscany 
Provence Grey

touch of the unexpected

I was first drawn to this home due to it being location in Madrid, where we will be spending two days book ending our trip to Italy. Then I could not help but be drawn in my the amazing and incredibly unique textures that are layered throughout. I have truly never seen anything like these interior sliding screen doors....

...or sea fans applied to a mirror.

And yes I know that tile is common in kitchens, but floor to ceiling tile throughout the entire room--I think not.

It just goes to show that even the most unconventional idea can create lovely visual interest and elements. What is the most unique textural element you have seen used in interior design?

Happy friday!

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 Wedding inspiration......

CB2 opens in Georgetown!

Last night I was so excited to get a sneak peak of the HUGE new CB2 which is opening this weekend in Georgetown. After both potterybarn and west elm closed in the city, we really lost all locations for inexpensive, fun home items.

CB2 offers fun, colorful and modern home furnishings and accessories at a startingly low pricepoint (no, they didn't pay me to say that!). While I wouldn't advise filling an entire apartment or house with their products (overkill), a piece or two in a room really would liven up any space by adding color and good, clean design.I loved this green coffee table, the wheels really are so practical!The red metal shelf over the bed really caught my eye; not just for the pop of color but also for the unique shelf layout. I could see this in an office or even a bathroom, providing extra storage.These 3 Pablo side tables were my favorite piece of furniture in the store. The best part -the set is ONLY $129. SERIOUSLY. They look like amazing mid-century pieces to me!This 'Fold' desk was very elegant; I loved the yellow top and the lady bug rug was so fun; great for a kids room (especially at $199)!Speaking of rugs, they carry FLOR tiles in store! I had never actually seen them in person and was surprised by their quality.More than just furniture, their accessories are an easy and even less expensive way to add some color to your house. This buddha pillow would bring a smile to my face everyday for sure.








Yellow seems to be the really big color everyone is pushing. These yellow canary tealight holders were so cute. I could see them lining your kitchen table, much like they do this headboard.


Or use them to decorate your houseplants! A percentage of sales from this weekend (April 30-May 1) will go to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank; a great excuse to shop for a great cause!
CB2 is located at 3307 M Street NW, across from Cadys alley.

james westwater.







Oval art.
photography: Brady Fontenot
styling: Diana Yen

Thursday, April 28, 2011