No one does the preppy/bad-girl/anglo/chinoiserie mix better than Kelly Wearstler... this image is from her gorgeous Viceroy hotel
in Santa Monica, which I have had the pleasure of visiting a couple of times.
In that vein, so it seems, is this potting desk
from Mecox Gardens-- the chinoiserie feel, the celadon green color. I think the piece might be fairly simple to reproduce on one's own... certainly the color could be experimented with on various items- headboards, closet doors, and such.
It also got me thinking about bringing outdoors design inside; when I lived in England for several years, I really saw that the distinction we make in the States between indoors and out isn't made as much there, because gardening is so much a part of life, even for the ordinary home-owner in a suburban area. The conservatory
peeking out of brick houses is a very common sight...
But as for me, a gal in the city, I would be happy with just a potting desk as a console, or even a ceramic garden stool
or two around the living room, as functional little sculptures, shots of color, or accents of white.
Labels: dreaming in color, new home, new use