Sunday, December 1, 2013
Artist Cindy Sherman's Hampton's home was featured recently in Architectural Digest. I fell in love with this daybed and it's gorgeous combination of fabrics.
Her dining room is wonderful too. Light filled. Simple. With just enough interest.
Oh so fresh decorating. Enjoy your Sunday!
Posted by shiree segerstrom at 12:44 PM
Friday, November 29, 2013
Since November and December are traditionally the busiest time of year for designers, I've been spending a lot of time in the office. A reader sent me these wonderful, inspiring ideas for storage and office. I'm so grateful to have an office of my own that meets my need for attractive storage.
My favorite organizational tools have to do with cubbies, baskets and decorative boxes. the above office has these in spades.
I'm not sure this wall calendar would work for me but it is an attractive idea none the less.
A modern living room setting can handle the casual storage/book shelves featured in the image above.
Function under the eaves. A spacious, light filled space that's functional for children or guests.
I love catalog boxes and binders for organizing clients information, design vendor catalogs and magazine clippings.
Industrial office meets classic upholstery. Love the metal shelving and linen Roman shade.
I have thought about doing this to my own sideboard many times. If this piece were in my office, it would be filled with design books, business books and little decorative boxes of passementerie samples.
And now for some pure fluff...a stylized version of a designer's office. This isn't what my office looks like but it certainly has a lot of visual interest. Scalamandre fabrics and trim.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!
Posted by shiree segerstrom at 12:59 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013
These are a few of my favorite fall images. I wish it were spring and fall year round. Six months of each. Garrison Keillor says "don't take the weather personally" but I do. I can't help it. I like it when the great outdoors is temperate and pretty.
Pumpkins filled with mums on someone's front staircase. Could it be New York perhaps?
A pumpkin lined street. If it has to rain, why not have a few pops of color to brighten the afternoon landscape.
Bringing the outdoors in. If this runner doesn't inspire your Thanksgiving table, I don't know what will.
Joe Ruggiero Sr.: urn with autumn leaves and pumpkins in a lovely store display. Joe's work is always tasteful and special.
More Thanksgiving inspiration. This time it's white pumpkins, vinca vines and moss balls in an antique bread bowl.
Sweet and simple table setting, the best sort. Victoria Amory. So classic. Enjoy your week!
Posted by shiree segerstrom at 1:31 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2013
A special thank you to the readers of my bi-weekly design column at the Union Democrat for tuning into my blog. If you don't already follow my blog and would like to, enter your address in the box provided where it says Follow Joy of Nesting by email. It's on the right column. Rest assured, I don't share your email addresses with anyone.
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These images are just a few of the pieces I've chosen for the project I was telling you about in the November 21st column. The cocktail table above is one of my favorites. It's made of reed, bamboo and has a wood top. I love that's it's traditional, functional and casual. It has a very nice, classic appeal to it.
The mirror above is quite ornate and has a rusted finish. I love that it's Victorian inspired, perfect for the older home project I'm working on.
Conversely speaking, this option is contemporary. I'm not a big fan of contemporary but in some projects it's called for.
This bar cart is another classic choice. I love it's "swank" appearance. It would look great in the corner of my client's living room with a big vase of fresh flowers, wine and glasses, and other goodies for party noshing.
I love blurring the lines of furniture use, as do the manufacturers of this rain drum. The rain drum, cum cocktail table has a Bohemian feel to it. It gives an unexpected element to many styles of decor.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more projects "in the works". I'll be sharing more on this project, and others in the coming weeks and months.
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Posted by shiree segerstrom at 10:39 AM
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Pumpkins as vessels for food and flowers isn't a novel idea but it certainly is pretty. This one requires a mass of material. You could accomplish the same effect for less money by using grocery store mums and fresh greenery from your garden. Heavenly Bamboo is a nice filler.
This cornucopia filled with wheat, miniature pumpkins and apples is so pretty on a rustic sideboard.
Warm and wonderful colors and textures in this footed urn with orange-red mums and Kangaroo Paws.
I've run this image before with Eucalyptus, rose hips and coffee berries in pewter vases but it bears repeating. Simple arrangements are often the best.
A cream colored, footed bowl filled with kumquats, peppers and squash. Lovely items from your green grocer. Natural materials from the produce section of your grocery store are easy to work with.
Posted by shiree segerstrom at 10:11 AM
Friday, November 15, 2013
Since going vegetarian last summer I've been making a salad for my big meal of each day.
My salads aren't jut a few greens, tomatoes and some onion. Into one ten inch plate I fit a huge portion of my daily fruit and vegetable requirements as well as healthy fats like walnuts, avocado and olive oil.
Spinach Salad with Sautéed Mushrooms and Guacamole
Two cups loose, fresh spinach
1/4 cucumber peeled, seeded and chopped
Home made guacamole (recipe to follow)
1/2 pint sauteed mushrooms
1-2 T. butter
Olive oil, sea salt, ground pepper and lemon juice to taste
1 avocado, mashed
juice of 1/2 lime
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Slice mushrooms and saute' in large skillet with butter. Set aside.
In a medium size bowl, mash the avocado (I like to use a potato masher), adding the lime juice and garlic. Set aside.
On a large dinner plate place spinach, cucumber and mushrooms. Dress with oil, lemon juice and season. Place a large helping of guacamole on top and serve immediately on a chilled plate.
The flavors and textures are divine. Perfect dinner for early autumn while the days are still slightly warm.
Posted by shiree segerstrom at 3:58 PM
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Labels: Christmas Decorating
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Posted by shiree segerstrom at 9:59 AM