Entries in farrow & ball (2)

Wednesday
Jul312013

pretty as a peach

First, if you are my landlord you should stop reading right now. 

If you are not my landlord, you can help me solve my latest dilemma. I just moved into a cozy little studio last week (no fireplace but there is a dressing room..!) and was intent on not painting the walls. But before I had my kitchen unpacked, I began to resent the  predetermined run-of-the-mill drab khaki color of the walls. They absolutely have to go. 

I thought about pale gray, I thought about pale lavender... but I've always found the warm peach color of the Hovey sister's glamourous grandmother's apartment to be perfect. (P.S. The space is featured in full in their book, Heirloom Modern... you need to see it.) I've tried Benjamin Moore's "Conch Shell" and  a coral-peach from Sherwin Williams - both were a no-go. A friend suggested Farrow & Ball's "Pink Ground", but that may be a touch too pink! What do you think? Sadly, I don't think I will sleep well until this is figured out :) 

Wednesday
Oct032012

chez anna bond (+ an announcement!) 

On Monday evening, a longtime dream of mine came true: I signed a one-year lease for an apartment of my very own (!!). I won’t post photos yet because it needs a ton of work, but it's in a great location (just steps away from LAMILL) and has a teeny tiny private back yard. Apartment hunting in Los Angeles is just about the most competitive thing I’ve ever experienced, so I feel beyond lucky to have found such a gem!

True to form, I absolutely can’t wait to begin decorating my sunny little home. Right now, the only thing I’m sure of is a pale pink living room. I’ve been revisiting images and editorials of my favorite interiors to get inspired for the process (all of which I plan to share, of course). Anna Bond's instagrams of her home + office have been very influential as of late. I love her use of clean lines and rich textiles... Also, I need a rosebud-colored chair in my life. Anywho, don't hate me if I start to flood your facebook newsfeed with interior photos - it's all I can think about right now : )