5.04.2010

Backlog of eye candy

I was going through my stacks and stacks of magazines last night trying to purge some of the older random magazines that I have.  That old Glamour issue I kept for one article, the Vanity Fair issue I kept because I liked one outfit, etc. etc.  Then I came across two Connecticut Cottages & Garden issues I had stored away and immediately saw why I had kept these and that they were not for purging...

 Umm, an amazing driftwood table paired with feed sack covered Lucite chairs?!?!  Not to mention the drum shade lighting and the cozy window seat, or perfectly styled bookshelves. 

 Hello lovely kitchen- can I move in?

The work of Alicia Orrick is why I didn't throw the magazine away, and I am so glad I didn't. The home in Darien, CT is a memorable one with a mix of antique & new and traditional & modern, all tied in with a cool beachy feel.  


With such a neutral color pallet I love the pop of red this coral chandelier brings to the dining room




Love the Lulu DK bedding

The last bedroom is my favorite- the curtains, side table, lamp, pair of Lucite benches, fur throw and headboard are so delish.  Also, do I spy an I Married Adventure book on the side table? I think I do!


I am so glad I didn't throw this one away!  Do you keep stacks and stacks of magazines too?


(Photos by John Gruen, scanned by me from the Feburary 2009 Connecticut Cottages & Gardens- design by Alicia Orrick)

29 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

that wire chair is divine...

Emily said...

Oh of course, and every week Rob asks me when I'm getting rid of them! I love CT Cottages and Gardens and always pick it up when I'm at the future in-laws!
Hope the planning is going well!

Kirsten Sue said...

I have like a bazillion magazines! I love that first picture with the lucite chairs.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Magazines are a great way to thumb through inspiration....pages upon pages of great examples.
Love the ones you posted here...
<3

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh you always have such a great stash of magazines to go through.

I have a ton of them and they are hidden all throughout my house!

sarah :: this is jackson riley said...

Just drooled in my coffee!
And how is it that green glass bottles act like decor when they are really just sparkling water. Love it.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

stacks! What a home.. I could move right in! xx

sarah, flourish design + style said...

stacks! What a home.. I could move right in! xx

Naomi said...

Ugghhh I never know how to store my magazines!

PS- love that pop of red in the coral chandelier!

Leah said...

Lovely! Love those stools at the end of the bed in that last picture!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ooooh, gorgeous, I'm so glad you didn't throw it away! Love that beachy feel!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oooh yes please, this is like my dream home!!! fab! well done n keeping them!

Alicia B. Designs said...

I'm feeling like I should subscribe to this mag! I adore Orrick and co, they are so talented.

xoxo
Alicia

pve design said...

I do have some stacks and then I try to edit and organize them...I always love when I find something -that makes me happy that I saved it!
pve

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

that mag's a keeper, fo sho! Lots of classic looks you'll be able to refer to years from now.

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

what delicious eye candy! don't you love when you find little treats like this around the house? Thanks for sharing with us!

The Girl and the Cupcake said...

Well ..... drool. Drool. Love your blog, just found it!

KatyO! said...

I LOVE that top picture with the wooden table and I also REALLY want that wire chair!!

I keep so many old magazines. Just need to find a way to organize them. But they have come in handy since I have been on bedrest ... some just never get old to look at!

Rachel said...

I have waaaaay too many magazines!! I desperately need to go through and edit them. I keep thinking that one of these days I'm going to go through and start an inspiration binder with all the images that I love, torn out and organized by room/color/look, etc. I'm not sure that it will ever happen... but I keep thinking it will!

These are beautiful!! And I love your description of the first image - it's like everything but the kitchen sink thrown in there, but it works!

Kelly Green said...

glad you didn't throw these away! simply stunning! KG

Living It At Home said...

I love all of these rooms. The large hanging lights in the first few pictures are AMAZING! Why can't my home look like this. Seriously, I think I need several homes to play around with. One like this and one like that...oh and another and another. I also love that dark ottoman in the very light room....perfection!

Design Darling said...

this is too funny — i'm from darien! this house is lovely and i adore all the lucite. i wonder who lives there... ;)

Creategirl said...

I love the bedroom as well! The soft palette with the pop of pattern from the panels is just perfect for a BR!

rosiecampbell said...

I love all of these images. I am a magazine hoarder. I find it so hard to throw them away. (:

Kristin said...

Ask my hubs about my glossy collection...It's OUTTA CONTROL! Ah ha ha. That coral chandelier is incredible!

charm home said...

I love love love that last bedroom with the suzani-like floral drapes. The bedroom is neutral but has just enough color to make it pop.

I need to do what you are doing too. I've got so many magazines that I've kept because of one article. I really need to purge but it's so hard to let them go. -Cristi

Full House said...

loveth these. I am bookmarking. just in case you were wondering, I love that top image and I want a little topiary by my bedside like in the bottom picture.

carlee said...

Photographs like these make me want to tear everything out of my apartment and start over.

kayce hughes said...

Great images!
I keep stacks of magazines and then after I run out of storage I rip out my favorites and put them in a 3 ring binder. I think that I now have about 7 such binders.