by Breeze Giannasio in ,

Wackadoodle wallpaper -- such fun, especially in small spaces like powder rooms. Take the plunge!

Overdyed Rugs

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Even though these rugs have been making their way around the blogosphere, let me add more praise to the chorus for overdyed rugs.  These gorgeous rugs were once worn down, but have been neutralized to remove their original color and then over-dyed to create these modern and monochromatic one-of-a-kind rugs.  The unorthodox approach to the final product yields a wide variety of beautifully saturated patterns.  Many buying options are out there, but one of my favorites is the ever wonderful ABC Carpet & Home.  Don't you just love things that have been thoroughly loved before and made new again?

From Sweden with Love (and Whimsy)

by Breeze Giannasio in ,

If you're a DC local and you're sad to see the cherry blossom's fade, why not swing by the House of Sweden for their latest exhibit: The Enduring Designs of Josef Frank.  It's bound to be a pick me up as Frank's whimsy and joyfulness is present in all of his work.  A leading pioneer in Swedish modernism, Frank eschewed the radical minimalism of Bauhaus furniture in favor of curves and color, saying in a lecture, “No hard corners: humans are soft and shapes should be too.”

In other Josef Frank news, the talented Brittany Watson of the House that Lars Built just featured Josef Frank on her blog in tandem with guest-pinning for 1st Dibs.  Check out some of her lovingly curated gems from his vast ouvre.  Way to spread the love Brittany!