Episode three was a total blast (watch it here). Excitement just oozed out of Micah and Evelyn. I promise never to say ‘oozed out of them’ again. Gross. But it did. They were desperate for help and all they wanted was fun, color and some function. They already had a TV room (that you didn’t see.) They also wanted a place to play with their friends—they love themselves some board games. They also needed a dining room. The loft was pretty daunting actually; it was massive and dark and totally vacuous. Frankly, it was very cold, and these people are not.
I know. Empty. Dead. Boring.
But It Gets Better
Alright. Lets go behind the scenes. Here’s how it all went down: Monday: we have a production meeting where I, little old Emily, tell everybody whats about to happen for the next 6 days (yes we shoot 6 days a week, nutso i know).
Look 1 or Look 2?
I’m a little bit obsessed with Jonathan Adler’s line of sofas, especially this orange Templeton one. But I’ve wondered if such a bright-hued sofa could come off as anything other than novelty. Then I saw this:
Photo: New England Home
I was pleasantly surprised to see such playful colors used in such a sophisticated room. The couch, as well as the accessories, are sunny and bright but balanced by the light-filled room and bright-white walls. I’m in love.
For me, watching sports is like seeing ducks in a pond quack at one another. Why are fans always screaming, flapping 4-foot foam hands and sporting high-energy face paint? It makes me wanna give everyone a permanent time out. (And while I can barely remember who’s playing, I do know that Genevieve Morton and the Black Eyed Peas left me off their Super Bowl Bash guest list.)
So as Super Bowl Sunday approaches, I’ve become obsessed with trying to conceptualize a football-centric space that doesn’t suck. What could be manly enough for a rugged fullback yet possess enough panache for a polished, proper prince? Hell if I know, but if they are going to co-exist, here are the items certain to help.
The Kensington sofa from Restoration Hardware. It’s got the aged leather look any dude will dig and diamond tufting befitting of the most dashing of Dukes.
Man Up With More Super Bowl Decor Pics
Finding a sofa for a small space can be quite the challenge. If you want something bigger than a loveseat but smaller than a standard couch, you may be stuck.
The compromise that this small Parlour Sofa from cb2 reaches is a fantastic solution to that dilemma. As one of their new pieces for 2011, this small-scale number measures in at just 61″ wide. The sleek lines and steel blue color really won me over.
The perfect way to find your own style is to learn how to combine the new with the old. Eloquence has accomplished this incredible task with their company, which started as an antique company seven years ago. They still feature French-inspired antiques, but are also now creating antique reproductions, as well as painting vintage pieces that need to be updated.
According to their website, “The idea behind Eloquence was to create furniture with such elegance that it needed no explanation. The pieces should speak for themselves.” And they do just that.
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