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In Love With Pinterest

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on October 26, 2010

via Rachel Shingleton on Pinterest via designworklife

pretty sure this is original to Lonny

 

I LOVE Pinterest because, though I am aware I love a good black and white stripe, and appreciate it equally on a wall or a piece of stationary, it was pretty cool to see these two images pop up near each other.

Pinterest is a virtual pin board where you can post inspirational images organized by category.  You can follow other users, and search images by tags.  I would recommend it to clients to gather images of spaces they love.  It’s such a great way to see trends forming in what you like.

For example, I am noticing that I’m drawn to lots of white and pale colors.  I’m liking cushions without welting, and sofas with long, lean lines–a cush modern kind of a look.

For interior design, it’s  a great way to find the common denominator in what might seems like disparate looks. It’s also just fun to catalog the things I’m loving.  If you have the “collector” gene in you, you’ll love Pinterest.

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Craigslist Love in OKC

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on April 6, 2010

Feeling Frenchy?  LOVE that second one.  $175, $90 respectively.  Can’t hurt to ask low.

Interesting chairs with a kind of groovy shape.  They’re asking $400 for the buffet, table and chairs.

And a cool table. $245 for table and chairs.  I like the curvy legs.

Snazzy little bar cart so you can style up your place Lonny style.  $25!!!

Snazzy little dresser to paint up as you like. $45.

This sofa has kind of a Billy Baldwin vibe to it.

They’re asking too much, but it’s cute, and they’re willing to bargain.

8×10 rug, $350.

And moving to the less antique-y, finale of our show:

For the patio.  A comfy bargain at $75.  There are so many great outdoor fabrics now, that you can live with these cushions till you find some fabric you love, then slowly add pillows.  Or do a wham, bam, thank you ma’am, presto change-o.

Whew! That’s enough.  And for the record craigslisters…  there’s no such thing as a “leather foot bench.”  It’s an ottoman.  Maybe a footstool.  Most likely an ottoman.

Lonny Make Out Session

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on December 10, 2009

Have you made out with Lonny yet?  The December issue is out now.  My make out session is scheduled for this afternoon.  I don’t want Lonny to see the Christmas explosion that has  happened at my house.  Gotta straighten up before he gets here.

Images from MA Belle, the Belle of the Lonny/design blog ball, Michelle Adams.

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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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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!