16 December 2008

and den...

aahhhhh. They don't make 'em like they used to. Sputnik Chandelier courtesy of 1stdibs.com

Day 2 of our favorite things is....(drumroll puhlease)......


While not all of these fixtures were introduced in 2008, these are some of what we're loving this year.

West Elm makes this great fixture. I would like to see it used as a bedside sconce. It's such a great option, at a great price and it's pretty unique as a choice from a retail store.

I know that we've gushed over Shine Home numerous times, but you really can't beat their table lamps. They're funky and somewhat offbeat and can add that much-needed pop of color.

And their chandeliers ain't half bad either.....

For the glam look that is so hot this year, you can't go wrong with shiny chrome fixtures. One of our favorite lighting manufacturers is Robert Abbey Lighting.

It's really difficult to only pick a few of their light fixtures, there are so many great ones.

The Porter nickel pendant light

Look at this funky sconce and the great pattern it throws on the wall. Brilliant!

The anemone ceiling fixture, can also be used as a sconce.

This is my absolute favorite, though I am partial to filament light bulbs. It's so simple and industrial, but could really make a statement in the right space. Like over my kitchen nook table. Hmm.....

The fixture is made by Roost - an incredible accessory and lighting company. We'll write more on them in the future.

While that is only a smattering of the lighting that we're adoring this year, we could be here forever showing you pictures of gorgeous fixtures. So we leave you with another holiday picture of Vegas and the most famous light fixture in town.

We're so proud of our Vegas snow today!

10 December 2008

These are a few of my favorite things....

Oh dear, where does the time go? This time of year is notoriously busy for the interior design trade. Everyone wants their projects completed prior to Thanksgiving or Christmas. Heather and I have been so caught up in designing, negotiating and pleading with vendors that we have completely neglected our poor little blog. We're sorry to have kept you waiting, but wait no more my lovelies, we have a new post! Yippee!!

So we thought since it is gift giving time as well as (my favorite) gift receiving time, we wanted to show you a few of our favorite things that we have discovered this year. Each day we will feature some of our exciting discoveries. So while you may have been lost without your bimonthly blog from Inhabit Design, worry no more. WE'RE BAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!

This is what Heather and I will look like, blogging like MAD!!!

First on the favorites list:


We love discovering new artists and while not everyone can afford original art, everyone can appreciate it.

One of our dearest homies, John Barry of Kevin Barry Fine Art introduced us to the following photographer. This is the best photography that I have seen this year, hands down. His name is Kristoffersen and his website showcases some beautiful, moving photography. A-ma-zing. See for yourselves:

And speaking of affordability, check this website out for emerging artists. There are so many great pieces and the prices are just right. I heart U gallery.

Clare Graham is another exceptionally talented artist. He is someone that I just discovered this year and I could waste many productive work hours gazing at the photos on his website. At a time when eco-friendly products are all the rage and in high demand, Clare's pieces are at once both timely and timeless.

Gaze and adore, gaze and adore....

Button art

Bottlecap art

Style de Vie has some great options for art - vintage prints and photos galore.

Vintage American/Foreign movie posters

Vintage roller rink signs

Vintage Fortune magazine covers

That's it in a nutshell, a few of our favorite sources and artists. We leave you with a gorgeous photo of Christmas time, Las Vegas style.