New Curtain Rods

25 Sep

Boy, what a catchy title… not! Anyway, they are pretty stellar, I must say. And, of course, they are for Pearson’s room. So the hunt for curtain rods was a long one because we covered two entire walls with drapery and we needed some pretty long rods. I immediately fell in love with these rods and finials from Restoration Hardware:

Restoration Hardware Estate Crystal Finials

Restoration Hardware Estate Crystal Finials

The problem was that the rods weren’t long enough… total bummer! In order to get the curtains up and give me some time to hunt, we purchased long rods at Home Depot. You can see how they really stand out and kind of break up the illusion of height I was trying to create…

Old Curtain RodsSo one day as I was stalking my favorite acrylic website, Plexi-Craft, and found the perfect curtain rods AND finials! The beauty of it is that they make them custom so you can get any length you need! Not only are the finials gorgeous and mimic the Restoration Hardware finials, the brackets to hang the rods are stunning as well. Who would think a curtain rod bracket could be beautiful??

Acrylic Curtain Rods and Finials

Acrylic Curtain Rods and Finials

Acrylic Curtain Rods

Acrylic Curtain Rods

Plexi-Craft Acrylic Rod, Finial, & Bracket

Plexi-Craft Acrylic Rod, Finial, & Bracket

And here’s the final result!

Pearson's New Curtain RodsPearson's New Curtain RodsI love how they no longer create a horizontal line to stop the eye, but allow the drapes to stand alone and soften the space. They blend so much better with the chandelier! And so continues my obsession with acrylic… kind of an unexpected little hit of it, don’t you think?

P.S. As I was putting this post together, look what they now have at Home Depot by Martha Stewart! Talk about a stunning look on a budget! How pretty!!

xoxo

Amy

Ronda Carman & Amanda Nisbet in bed with SFERRA

4 Aug

So I have been following Ronda Carman‘s All The Best Blog for quite some time. A few years ago, I finally had the pleasure of meeting Ronda. She is so lovely and inspiring! Ultimately, she was one of the reasons I sat down at the computer and began my blog: House of Wentworth.

Not only does Ronda have an incredibly successful blog, she has become a social media maven for the design community. Along with her tastemaker/superstar status comes the title “Brand Ambassador” for the Italian luxury linen line SFERRA.

Recently SFERRA and Ronda have launched their new “In Bed With…” campaign where Ronda interviews a designer to gain “insight into their linen preferences, inspirations and cherished memories”. As you might guess from the series title, these interviews take place upon a bed swathed in the gorgeous Italian threads. Without further ado, here is a new release of Ronda interviewing the talented Amanda Nisbet for the “Pillow Talk” series:

Love these interviews and how Ronda has a way of taking “All The Best” people and brands in design and bringing them together in new ways! You can follow Ronda’s amazing journey through social media on her Blog, Facebook and Twitter.

A Glass of Pinot & some Baby Lifestyles…

1 Aug

So tonight my smarty pants husband and I are sharing a bottle of Calera Pinot Noir, 2006, Mt. Harlan Cuvée, to celebrate the end of his first year of grad school… Did I mention the smarty pants busted an A, as usual??

House of Wentworth, Calera 2006, Pinot Noir, Mt. Harlan Cuvée

Calera 2006, Pinot Noir, Mt. Harlan Cuvée

Anyway, we are also toasting that Pearson’s Room was featured in the 2nd edition of Baby Lifestyles e-magazine. Check out pages 46-50! I was pretty excited! Also toasting Adam Japko for being such an amazing person and for introducing me to the many amazing folks I have met in my short blogging career…

All in all, life is good, and hopefully sacrificing now for dessert in the end will pair nicely with another glass of Calera…🙂

Salute!

Amy

For the Love of Lucite!

28 Jul

Lucite, acrylic, plexiglass… no matter what you call it, decorating with a great piece of it is sure to add a touch of chic. One of my design obsessions is the combination of unexpected textures. By placing an acrylic piece in your space, you add a dash of modern sparkle. Not only does it reflect light beautifully but it does not take up any visual space… great for small houses like mine! Now on to some eye candy!
Just look how Jan Showers’ Mercer Bench finishes off this lovely room like a sparkly piece of jewelry…

Jan Showers' Mercer Bench

Jan Showers' Mercer Bench

My super stylish friend, Kori, has an acrylic waterfall console in her entryway that is perfect. What a smart piece to use in a typically tight space. Here is an example of the same use by designer Colleen McGill. She really maximized the visual aspect of the acrylic by placing it directly in front of a floor to ceiling mirror. Brilliant!

Entry by Colleen McGill

Entry by Colleen McGill

And guess what?  You can decorate with acrylic on a budget! Just check out these Peekaboo Nesting Tables from CB2 for $199. CB2 carries several acrylic pieces in their Peekaboo line. You can even score similar tables on Overstock.com if the time is right! ($124.99!!!)

CB2 Peekaboo Nesting Tables

CB2 Peekaboo Nesting Tables

This acrylic and mirror bar cart from 1stdibs.com is sure to turn some heads!

Bar Cart from The Antique & Artisan Center on 1stDibs.com

Bar Cart from The Antique & Artisan Center on 1stDibs.com

Okay, just one more… this is like the acrylic custom cadillac of bar carts…

Bar Cart from Susane R Lifestyle Boutique on 1STDIBS.COM

Bar Cart from Susane R Lifestyle Boutique on 1STDIBS.COM

Actually, I love acrylic pieces so much, that I’m going to split this post into several!! Sorry, but it must be done! Too much to share… Let me know what you think!

xoxo

Amy

Happy Memorial Day!

30 May

In honor of the good ol’ Red, White and Blue, I wanted to share a room decorated in the color theme. One tends to think of a more country or shabby chic style associated with the scheme, but Miles Redd put his creative spin on it… the result is a super classy and sophisticated take that I adore. So without further adieu, I give you this Miles Redd room from the annals of the beloved shelter magazine, Domino‘s “10 Ideas for High-Impact Decorating”

Miles Redd via Domino Magazine

Miles Redd via Domino Magazine

I love the high drama of the bed! It is definitely the statement piece! But give these high-gloss doors a look…

Miles Redd via Domino Magazine

Miles Redd via Domino Magazine

I think the simple bedding is brilliant in toning down the bold Cherry calf upholstery. What do you think?

And If you miss Domino magazine as much as I do, you can reminisce and click through several of their great articles here on Brides.com.

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day!

xoxo

Amy

Check us out on Layla Grayce!

26 May

You can’t imagine how completely thrilled and shocked I was when I saw Pearson’s Room featured on the Layla Grayce Blog: The Backroom! In their “Get the look of a glamour babe nursery with Layla Grayce”, they posted some fabulous inspiration boards to spark your imagination!

Layla Grace Inspiration Board

Layla Grace Inspiration Board

Even though this is a tangent from a nursery design, this classic neutral palate can work for any room! Check out this awesome mirror!

Layla Grayce Inspiration Board

Layla Grayce Inspiration Board

I adore these inspiration boards but I particularly love everything about Layla Grayce! Please check out the post and support their site…

And a huge THANK YOU to Layla Grayce for featuring our work! What are your favorite Layla Grayce photos or products?

Little Play Spaces

15 May

Well, you’ve just got to love Facebook for all of the awesome connections and friendships that result! A friend of mine sent me a message about Kate Fagelman and her super product, Little Play Spaces. At the time, we were right in the middle of planning {LOVE}LY, a fund-raiser for Dwell With Dignity.  I asked Kate if she would be interested in contributing one of her fabulous Little Play Spaces to the cause. Not only did she donate her product but she came to the event to support us as well! I just love meeting creative souls with big ol’ hearts! Anyway, I wanted to share Kate’s wonderful products with you as well as a little insight into the artist herself…

Meet Kate Fagelman!

HoW: So Kate, when I met you for the first time, I couldn’t help but notice your ultra-sophisticated accent! Tell me how you made your way to the Lone Star State…

KF: I come from an English family of artists and moved to the States for my husband (a Dallas lad) 14 years ago.

Kate Fagelman

Kate Fagelman

HoW: And how did you come up with the Little Play Spaces concept?

KF: I have two elementary aged daughters and it was my oldest daughter, Molly (now 7), who wished for a little café 4 years ago.  At that time, we had just ordered a new oven and the cardboard shipper it was delivered in became the original for the Little Play Spaces Café and ultimately the inspiration for a new business idea.

Little Play Spaces Café

Little Play Spaces Café

HoW: Tell me, Kate, what makes your art unique?

KF:  The Little Play Spaces Café is unique in the cardboard playhouse market in that it is currently the only design with a colorfully printed illustration on the façade.  Be it a French Café (the first design in production) or a Medieval Castle (the follow-up to the Café), each design is enhanced with a beautifully rendered illustration that sets these playhouses apart from other playhouses on the market.

HoW: Well I know I have never seen anything like it!

Little Play Spaces Café Chalkboard Detail

Little Play Spaces Café Chalkboard Detail

HoW: I love how you take it a step further and actually incorporate functional parts to the spaces.

KF: With the inspired introduction of functioning components (such as a chalkboard menu, a sliding door sign and interior shelving in the café) these designs are a unique and environmentally friendly alternative to the mass-produced plastic playhouse or the often overpriced wooden playhouse. What’s more? – They are made here in the USA.

Little Play Spaces Castle Dungeon

Little Play Spaces Castle Dungeon

HoW: I agree, Kate! The amazing price of $49.00 is very impressive. I’m always looking for well-priced, mind-stimulating design that can work in a small space such as my house. And you nailed it! Thank you for sharing your art with us! Where can our readers find your product and support you online?

KF:

I just want to leave you with a few of my favorite things about Kate’s Little Play Spaces:

  1. They are made of corrugated cardboard. Light, recyclable and totally green…
  2. They fold up flat for easy storage in a closet or under a bed…
  3. They spark creativity and ignite imagination…
  4. They are so darn cute, you know you would have loved one as a kid!!! Let’s face it, it’s just great design!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!

xoxo

Amy

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