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Totally Inspiring Room

Nadja Swarovski’s London living room (2006).

This is the living room of Nadja Swarovski’s London apartment (c. 2006). It was featured in Elle Decor and instantly became one of my favorite rooms. Some of the standout details for me are the trellis molding on the ceiling, the creamy bettered with their rose red pillows, and the monolithic black lacquer coffee table floating on the beautiful carpet. It’s the perfect mix of modern and traditional elegance, don’t you think?

(Slightly) Obsessed

Eric Hughes’ living room.

A view of the living area from the fireplace.

View of the rest of the living area and a second set of the fabulous coffee tables.

Who am I kidding? I’m completely obsessed with the coffee tables featured in the living room of Eric Hughes’ Wainscott, NY house. In the spirit of full disclosure – this pic is three years old. The house was featured in the January 2008 issue of Elle Decor. Not that the date matters to me – I want a black lacquer tray on chrome legs coffee table. I want it bad. I mean, just look at them, they’re gorgeous aren’t they?

Once upon time West Elm had them but their model has long since been discontinued. Still, I figure if I knew the name of the table I might be able to find one on Craigslist somewhere. So far my search attempts haven’t yielded any results. Not even any mentions of the table on design blogs from the time period. Maybe I’m using the wrong search terms… which is entirely likely! Oh well, I’m a trooper!  I WILL find my own slice of lacquer table heaven… One of these days!

In the meantime, enjoy the pics of Eric Hughes house… and my dream coffee table!

An all white and very modern kitchen.

Dining room. I love the dome light fixture and the striped rug.


The all white bath is minimal and clean.

An equally chic outdoor living room.

Around Charlotte: Post & Gray







I was riding around town a few weeks ago on my way to the Arboretum mall when I saw a shop called Interiors Marketplace on the corner of an intersection not too far past the community college. It looked intriguing but I didn’t have time to stop. Later when I got home I looked them up online and found their website.

While I was there I discovered that IM had a sister store called Post & Gray… the picture of the front of the building, with its pretty gray paint, white logo, and citron yellow doors grabbed my attention! After looking through the gallery of currently available product I decided that I’d visit Post & Gray the very next weekend.

My mom and I made our way to the shop on a sunny but crisp Saturday afternoon. When we walked up the stairs the garage style door to the right of the stairs was open, letting the ample sunlight flood the front of the shop.

The space is large but not cavernous and filled with beautiful new, antique, and vintage furniture and home decor. As mom and I made a circuit around the store we saw folding screens, bath linens, gorgeous French Country style armchairs, oversized lamps and chandeliers, decorative objects, and beautiful fabrics. In every nook there was an interesting or beautiful piece to discover and coo over. Needless to say, by the time we completed our trip around the store we were bubbling with excitement about all that we’d seen!

If you live in the Charlotte area or will be visiting soon, I highly recommend you check out Post & Gray’s constantly evolving selection of furniture and home decor items. You wont be disappointed!

Post & Gray
Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5
2139 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28203-4957
(704) 332-2252

Pics above (top to bottom):
The front of Post & Gray
Asian style decorative object (I heart horse figures)
White ceramic lamp with grey linen shade (one of a pair)
Stack of aqua Jacquard towels and bath products
Green and gold chinoiserie style desk with faux bamboo edging
An absolutely stunning China cabinet with filigree glass doors (my favorite piece in the store!)