The Blog at Lauren Corbyn Interiors

Welcome Lonny!

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 30, 2009

Picture 14I am posting this before I even read it.  My anticipation of greatness is so huge.  Meet Lonny here.

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Mail Call

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 29, 2009
from Warm n Fuzzy on flickr

from Warm n' Fuzzy on flickr

How about signing up for a loverly little newsletter from yours truly?  Interested?  The  first edition comes out tomorrow!  Sign up here.  You MIGHT just get first chance at some fabulously refinished vintage chairs up for sale.  And that’s just tomorrow’s newsletter!

Oh Mama

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 28, 2009

This chair is close to perfection.  Gray and grayer.  Structure, but probably still cush and comfortable.  I’ll take two.  But without the antiquey-white wood finish.  I’d prefer something more limed and rustic.

Picture 13Note what makes this image succesful:

  • dark floors, light walls, excellent white trim detail
  • black skinny door, also with excellent detail
  • natural organic quality of floor covering (cowhide?) and shell accessory
  • teddy bear in chair (I’m kidding. Why is that there?)
  • purple flowers in the background

Good and interesting styling Neiman Marcus!

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Classic Black and White Kitchen

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 27, 2009

Joni over at the lovely Cote de Texas posted a reader’s house this weekend that I am kind of loving.  It’s got such a lovely blend of classic with current.  It’s more formal than I live, but there’s a light and ease to it that makes it seem really doable to me.  This is one of my favorite images.  Click on over for the whole house.

Favorites here:

  • fabulous light fixtures
  • lots of white
  • HUGE sink with two faucets
  • mirrored, arched cabinets in black
  • open shelving (could you live with it all laid bare?)
  • black and white photography
  • snazzy nailhead contemporary dining chairs mixed with banquette seating
  • dark wood flooring

P.S. Sorry about the strange formatting!  That picture is ginormous!

Simply Beautiful

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 21, 2009

You simply must check out this house.  I’m in love.

A Bubbly Color Palette

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 18, 2009

photoThis BEAUTIFUL (and so poorly photographed) bottle of bubbly was a 30th birthday present from my fabulous husband.  He knows what this girl likes.  A strictly special occasion bottle, I sipped this as I entered a new decade a few weeks ago.  The week before this birthday was rough.  I hate anticipation.  The actual birthday was as lovely as the pink champagne.

I still haven’t thrown the bottle away.  Some might call me a hoarder (husband).  Others might appreciate my appreciation of beauty found in the details.  The richly green bottle (which can only be truly appreciated from an empty bottle) matched with the rosy, perfectly pale pink, and gold-orange label and topped off with red scripty writing and the dash of black type is a striking and unexpected color palette.  I’m inspired.  These are not colors I’ve ever been thrilled with on their own (not a pink girly girl, orange was always for the other team, and deep green just seemed preppy).  Somehow in this combination, in these particular shades, it’s luxury in and on a bottle.

Of course, my photography is atrocious, and the picture is from my phone.  I highly recommend that to fully appreciate these colors, you grab yourself a bottle.  In the meantime, check out these rooms for more luxurious, bubbly, color.

From House Beautiful

Hello beautiful carrots!

…now where’s my glass of champagne?

13 Days and Counting

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 17, 2009

Thirteen days and counting until:

1) It’s totally acceptable to put up various Halloween decorations.  I am partial to skulls and pumpkins, though really pumpkins shouldn’t be limited to Halloween.

2) Lonny arrives.

Thank you Michelle Adams and friends!  I really hope this is a successful format for you as you give all of us design addicts a hit of fabulous.  Best of luck!

Sunshine

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 16, 2009

If you are needing a little ray of sunshine as much as I am right now, hopefully this’ll help.  Thank you SGM.

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A Flickering Bit of Starry Light

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 15, 2009

Picture 12From the ever fabulous Oly.

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Black and White and Drool All Over

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 14, 2009

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I soooo want to use this Kelly Werstler for Groundworks fabric on some chairs I’m re-doing.  Unfortunately, I’m worried that the Wearstler designed fabric will make the chairs cost prohibitive in the end, as my goal is to make a little something off these puppies.  Also unfortunately, I forgot to photo the before: unfortunate brown stained wood chairs with cane backs and cushions covered in cat hair.  I thought my husband was going to throw me out along with the chairs when I tried to put them in the back of his car at an estate sale one day.  I’m not sure he’s gone to a sale with me since.  Why is it that all the best estate sales are FULL of cat hair and unfortunate smells?  This weekend I walked down into a basement that I swear had black mold all over it.  YIKES.

I could make that fabric above.  I’d just need some white/cream cotton and some permanent/colorfast ink.  I won’t be copying Ms. Wearstler’s design though.

But I WANT to use this fabric for the cushions with a jazzy bit of black piping.