Entries in heirloom modern (2)

Thursday
May212015

porter hovey's favorite heirloom

I loved this sweet piece on Refinery29 featuring tastemakers and their favorite heirloom. My favorite, of course, was Porter Hovey with her mother's framed Hermès scarf (and not just because she's a fellow Kansas Citian). Its peach, coral and pale green color palette is perfect. Their mother, who picked the scarf up in Paris on her honeymoon, thought it pretty enough to be a work of art. And If I were to ever find a scarf as beautiful, I'd certainly follow suit. I remember obsessing over this same framed scarf in Porter and Hollister's book, Heirloom Modern. Actually, the entire book inspired my former apartment. Porter and Hollister have the most stellar taste. If you have a moment, visit the Hovey's design site here!

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 :)