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People in Glass Houses…

Urban Glass House by Philip Johnson from Business Week. Brick chevron pattern.  You’re probably wondering what chevron patterned flooring has to do with glass houses. I admit, it’s a stretch, but coming up with witty titles for blogs day in and day out isn’t easy. Turns out, Philip Johnson, famed architect used only chevron pattern floors in the Urban Glass House located in New York. Pretty cool to think that…

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HF Weekly Obsession: Go Organic

Organic Coffee Table by Global Views $879 A combination of two things I love: nature and gold. This table looks like someone grabbed some twigs and dipped them in burnished gold. Then they snapped on a mirrored top and called it a day. Not only is this table versatile (you can’t put a label on this one), it’s easy to clean (just wipe and go) and while your date’s in…

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Randomness!!!! Traditional. Transitional. Contemporary. These words no longer apply to the new paradigm of furniture design. “Boutique Traditional”, “Clean Transitional”, “Modern Contemporary”, New Eclecticism”, and “Warm Modernisim” is how people are describing all the latest furniture designs that don’t quite fit the old model. Every designer from Jonathan Adler to Thomas O’Brien has coined a new term to express their unique designs. And if you ever…

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What Time Is It?

Time for you to get… this clock! Does your home lack a personal touch? Do you need to get in touch with your inner artist? The Photoart Clock (by Umbra) is a great place to start. I challenge you to find one person that doesn’t look back fondly on painting by number and admiring the finished product hung on the fridge. And for those of us who can’t paint a…

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HF Weekly Obsession: Starry Night

Just in time for Christmas I noticed this angelic light fixture on the second floor. I can only imagine how lovely it would look grouped against a dark wall like a starry night sky. And I can only imagine because each one is over $1000. Well, a girl can dream, right? Cost aside, it’s perfect for Christmas because such a sparkly time of year deserves a very sparkly light fixture.…

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Celebrity Style

Normally when I pick up a magazine featuring the home of a celebrity I like, I end up disappointed. Most of the ones I see just lack personality, looking like the star had nothing to do with the decor inside. I just found the exception to the rule. Domino Magazine’s December/January 2008 issue features the home of the lovely Amanda Peet. Not only does her house look like someone actually…

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How To: Give Your Furniture A Facelift

Let’s face it- furniture is expensive. I’m sure we would all redecorate annually if we had the time and money, but who really does? With that in mind, when your armoire gets a bit stale, don’t toss it- give it a facelift (without the nasty recovery). A few tweaks and a couple of weekends will take your formerly blah piece to Ooh la la! Don’t give up on it just…

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HF Weekly Obsession: Welcome to Denmark

Thank you, Denmark. You’ve given us such wonderful things, such as Helena Christensen, the danish (I’m not even sure if that’s true, but it makes sense), and now, the Copenhagen coffee table. Okay, so technically, you did not give us the Copenhagen coffee table. Blue Fish did. But it’s named after your capital city, and a wonderful name it is. About as wonderful as this table. One part rustic, one…

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Holiday Gift Ideas: New York Times 2007 Holiday Gift Guide

If you are like me, you are still waiting to buy your first gift this Holiday season. Well, I saw this inspirational list via the NY Times: 2007 Holiday Gift Guide. Here are some of my favorites from the list. Anthropologie’s Curator nightstand resembles a stack of frames; $698 from http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp. Great look. It’s a subtle, statement piece that I think will add some punch to any room setting. The…

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